Are you a gadget geek like me - always building your own PCs and Servers? Always buying the latest toys? If you are, then you have likely faced this problem - a closet full of outdated parts or a PC that becomes a paperweight when you upgrade.
Recycling a PC is not a simple task and the idea of sending my old equipment to a landfill turns my stomach. I have been searching a long time trying to find a good way of disposing of my old equipment - let's call it “e-cycling“. I finally found the solution!!!
reBoot Canada (www.rebootcanada.ca) is a non-profit charity providing computer hardware, training and technical support to charities, non-profits and people with limited access to technology. What an amazing operation! I was there yesterday to drop off my donation. With a limited staff of a few full time people and a small army of students they tackle a mountain of donated equipment at their warehouse in Toronto. I don't envy their task!! They strip down, test, refurbish and finally rebuild all of the equipment. It is then sent out to charities around Ontario.
I am proud to say that Microsoft Canada supports reBoot (see press release) as part of our community activities.
So - Geeks Of Toronto Send Them Your Old Gear!
You will be helping a charity, preventing landfill and you get a tax receipt.
Hats off to Devon and the team at reBoot! Keep up the great work.
There has been some interesting developments on the MSJVM front coming out of the settlements with SUN. Everyone should visit:
Also - SP2 should be on your radar. Not only are there new features, but there are some potential issues developers need to be aware of.