PDQme is going into hiding. GoFundMe disallows investment options and the only people interested in supporting our development at the moment would like shares in the future worth of the company. If you are one of those interested in investing, please email me at Deen@PDQ.me for more information.
Others, please bookmark PDQme.com and check back for public updates. Our initial deployment will likely be in Klamath Falls, Oregon, area unless we receive substantial investment and interest in other test markets.
Onward and upward! I no longer NEED a new laptop and solar charging system... The founder of Cohen's Organic Gardens has offered to let me set up my trailer as an office on his property, complete with free electricity and high-speed internet in exchange for gardening and maintenance help.
Ex-friends and new friends, this is how people help each other! No one taking advantage of the other, just a mutual interest in helping each other succeed (not that he needs my help).
I am leaving my original GoFundMe description unchanged as a reminder to me and others that I had to lose everything before I could begin again.
This GoFundMe campaign is just beginning. I still need to raise money for business development. So, anyone contributing $1 or more until I reach $7,770 will be considered a LIFETIME FOUNDING MEMBER which will carry some interesting benefits later. Who will be the first to donate a buck?
Contribute $7 and get a lifetime e-mail forwarding address NOW, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org" redirected to "email@example.com" (as an example). Choose your own account name, but it must be five-characters or longer, not be a single word or name, and not be a recognizable trademark such as "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Contribute $77 and get a lifetime e-mail account NOW with or without forwarding, but it must be four-characters or longer and not be a recognizable trademark such as "email@example.com". Single words and names are okay here, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "email@example.com". Grab a good one while they last!
Contribute $777 and get a UNIVERSAL account of three or more characters, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com", or any other ".me" domains we add in the future. (Trademarks okay, and if you take someone's trademark, you are welcome to try and resell it to them for more later—once PDQme becomes as commonplace as Craigslist and Facebook.)
Restrictions for all... The account name you choose cannot resemble affiliation such as "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com" or be a role e-mail address such as "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com", etc. (See http://roles.pdq.me for more examples.)
This has been a test of the emergency friend-helping network.
This gullible, selfless friend, needing to find out if his friends and family cared about him at all, had privately sent this plea for help to eight of his closest friends and family members. Not a single so-called friend could spare a buck.
If this had been an actual emergency the GoFundMe campaign you just read would have apparently been followed by a very empty funeral ceremony.
This concludes this test of the emergency friend-helping system and the elimination of eight one-way relationships.
I am a broke, out-of-work, math teacher and experienced website developer, now a volunteer firefighter. I need a rugged laptop and portable solar charging system so that I can work wherever I go. These are essential to my current living situation (described in the sob-section below). I promise that I will never forgot the few who help me get back on my feet and give me the ability to work again and create something amazing that you will be proud to be a supporter of.
Not just a handout...
I am trying to start a new online service called PDQme which will initially be a simpler, yet more powerful, alternative to Craigslist and other classifieds posting websites. The goal of PDQme is to make finding what you want extremely simple and quick, whatever it is you are looking for, or wishing to sell or trade. If you donate, you will get more details on planned features and may even contribute to the design, if you wish. I hate sob stories; but here it is, in a nutshell...
These last few months have been rough! We lost our home when the owner decided to sell, we used up all my savings moving around, I lost my teaching job and am unable to teach in Oregon until the next school year, and we are currently sleeping in a utility trailer on a property with no electricity or plumbing. I recently chose to become a volunteer firefighter to keep me sane, in shape, and keep my spirits up.
Plenty of fish in the sea, just not this pond...
You've heard the saying, "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime." I know how to fish, I just need a new fishing hole! I have been driving to the public library to work on my antiquated desktop computer, but it is costing me too much in time and fuel! I need a better system so I can work more hours and spend less money. Currently we (2 humans, 2 cats, and 4 dogs) do not have enough savings or income to move to a home with electricity.
I'm hoping 7 is a lucky number. I can get my ideal laptop for $2000 (I might have to settle for non-ideal, around $1000, depending on the support) and a top-of-the-line portable solar generator system for another $2000 (or bottom-line for $200). I figure another $500 in warranties, cases and other protective gear. The rest of the money will help me LIVE for a few months as I am programming. This includes a monthly $250 rent and approximatley $200 fuel and $200 food.
Just understand, every little bit helps out...
Reaching the $7770 is my goal, but it is not necessary for me to begin, or succeed...
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