Ride Report: E-Waste/Dead Laptop Ride

Ride Reporter: Joe R
How many people showed up? 8

There was much rejoicing. We started with a great tour and video at freegeek. We rode to city bikes and talked about cooperative workplaces. We then had a great meal at the red and black cafe. Known as the “bring out your dead laptop ride” We were able to save one windows 7 laptop by installing Linux, which reported a bad hard drive. The owner will buy a new internal hard drive and have a working laptop. Our youngest member won the raffle, a great refurbished and tiny IBM thinkpad with Ubuntu Linux.

More photos here.

— This is part of our ongoing coverage of the the 2011 Pedalpalooza, which runs through June 26th. View the full calendar at ShiftoBikes.org.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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