Ruthie needs to podcast

$1,110 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 17 months
I am writing to you on behalf of my dear friend, Ruthie Rink. Ruthie and I host two podcasts together: The Walking Dead Talk Through and Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through. We’ve been podcasting together for two years, and I could not envision doing it without her. We don’t want to stop there. We want to do more shows together, including the new Star Trek series: Star Trek Discovery, and she hopes to do more podcasts beyond that  She also writes episode recaps for The Blacklist Fan Site. However, there’s a big problem.

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.
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I have a pretty nice, like-new refurbished Mac mini picked out, but I still need about $305 to get it. I also need to get a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to go with it. These I'll probably get on Amazon when I find the right ones for the right price. Thank you, thank you everyone who has helped so far! I'm so close now, I can't believe it!
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$1,110 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 17 months
Created September 21, 2016
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$30
Brian Meloche
15 months ago

Donation #6, I think.

$10
Marc-Olivier Dufour
15 months ago

Hey! Have fun with your new computer! And don't worry we will get satisfaction from TWD soon. :)

$5
Anonymous
15 months ago
$30
Brian Meloche
15 months ago

Donation #... I lost count. My regular bi-weekly donation.

$200
Anonymous
15 months ago
$120
Anonymous
15 months ago
MC
$100
Michael Creamer
16 months ago

Love your show. Keep us posted on your goal. Good Luck!!!!!!

$30
Brian Meloche
16 months ago

Donation #4! I'll keep donating until you reach the promised land!

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