News and Needs From New Orleansby jerrygarciuh (Curate)
|on Sep 18, 2005 at 17:32 UTC||Need Help??|
I am sorry to say, my home, my box, and my books did not survive. If you are interested to see pictures they are here. That Dell Precision 340 had a gig and a half of ram, 2.4 gig processor, and 2 120 gig drives stuffed with what feels like my life's work. I have a mountable backup image of the main drive but the second drive is a gone pecan. <insert expletive here> The September 13th shots are mostly my house. The satelite data suggests there was 9.3 feet of water at my address (4600 S Tonti 70125). My house is the one with the redwood porch on the side of the house. Incidentally the porch formerly was on the front of the house and was our way in. My family and I are living with friends of friends in Thibodaux for the time being. Most of my clients are not doing business and providing me with work at present. I would be very excited to bid on any projects or take any sub-contracting work you may care to discuss. I can be mailed at nolaflash.com at the address designs (read that one spambot, hah!). For the last 3 years I have been mainly creating OOP Perl and PHP apps using mySQL and Class::DBI and my PHP port of CDBI.
My wife participates at BookCrossing.com and it occurred to me that some of you might have extra copies or older editions of books I lost to the flood of sewerage filled water (blech) and perhaps might be willing to help me out with rebuilding my library.
If so please send books to David Martin c/o Dianna and Red Constant, 426 Camellia Dr., Thibodaux LA 70301 . I don't care about the condition or edition number of the books as long as they are not filled with poop smelling flood waters.
Here is what I know is ruined:
Thanks for any help you can give,
"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures - in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing people together." Wind, Sand, and Stars
Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery