Ruthie needs to podcast
Ruthie has been struggling along doing our podcasts with a Macbook Pro from 2008. It was down for repairs during the hiatus of December, 2014 and January 2015. The battery doesn’t work. Recently, it has been getting worse. Her wifi has been acting up, making it difficult to record. She’s had system hangs and spinning beachballs during recordings. Many recordings have been damaged, distorted, or missing content, due to CPU issues. The computer runs hot, the fan blows incessantly, and it has been failing. Last night, the USB ports began to fail, and all ports are now non-functional.
The eight year old Macbook Pro has served her well, but it’s time to put it out to pasture.
Enough is enough. Something must be done. She desperately needs a new computer, for podcasting but also for everyday use. She does not have the funds to buy a used computer, much less a new one. So, I’m writing this so that friends, family and fans understand her need and help her raise the money to get a new computer.
Any funds Ruthie receives from this GoFundMe campaign will be used toward the purchase of a new computer. She is asking for $2000, around the same amount she spent on her existing Mac, to fund the purchase of a new Mac. She will take good care of this computer, aiming to get another eight years out of it like she’s gotten out of her current Mac. She will use it for podcasting, writing blog posts, episode recaps and daily use. If she can’t get another computer, it may mean that she will need to step down from podcasting, and I can’t let that happen. If this campaign raises enough funds to exceed the goal, she will use those funds to purchase additional podcasting equipment, such as a new microphone, mixer, usb interface, digital recorder and/or editing software and get a better computer. Every dollar will be accounted for.
Please support Ruthie and her need for a new computer so that we can keep podcasting together, and that I don’t need to find a new host! She would be impossible to replace!
All contributors to this campaign will be personally thanked on air and in writing, and she will share with you how she is using the new computer once purchased.