September 08, 2005

Katrina-IT-Volunteers Mailing List is Active

A new mailing list has been setup for coordination and communication among the IT volunteers in Austin. If you are interested in participating, please consider joining the list. You can... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:30 PM to: Austin, Hurricane Katrina
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Boing Boing Considered Harmful to Shelter Residents

Although I'm finding some interesting things about the Hurricane Katrina relief effort blogged at Boing Boing (I posted one earlier today), I'm seeing some terribly misguided, distressing things too. For... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:54 PM to: Hurricane Katrina
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Jasmina Tesanovic at Austin Convention Center

Boing Boing has posted a report by Jasmina Tesanovic on her experience in the Austin Convention Center. This center for refugees is well-organized, compared to my ex Yugoslav experience. It... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:04 AM to: Austin, Hurricane Katrina
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September 07, 2005

Katrina Relief: Fusebox Programmers Urgently Needed

There is an urgent need for Cold Fusion/Fusebox programmers to help develop automation tools to support the Austin shelter for Katrina evacuees. If you know anybody who can help, please... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:44 PM to: Austin, Hurricane Katrina
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September 06, 2005

Austin Linux User Group Pitches In

In the article A LUG pitches In, Austin-based tech journalist Joe Barr describes his experience—and that of other Austin Linux Group members—assisting with the IT needs at the Convention Center.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:26 PM to: Austin, Hurricane Katrina
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Join the Second Line

Jette has designed a really nifty T-shirt and is donating the proceeds to the Red Cross hurricane relief effort. I've got mine ordered. Hope it gets here fast. I'm... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:40 AM to: Hurricane Katrina
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Never Again

Dear Senator Hutchison: The most essential duty of our Federal Government is the safety and security of its people. Last week the Department of Homeland Security suffered complete failure in... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:23 AM to: Current Events, Hurricane Katrina
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September 05, 2005

The R Word

There is a growing protest against the use of the word "refugee" to describe people escaping the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. Some have called it racist. I disagree, but I'm going... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:03 PM to: Hurricane Katrina
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September 03, 2005

austinhelpingneworleans.org, and More

A new portal has been setup for Austin-area people who want to help with the Katrina aftermath. It's called austinhelpingneworleans.org. Additional shout out to Ray in Austin, who is covering... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:47 PM to: Austin, Hurricane Katrina
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August 31, 2005

Catastrophic

Button courtesy PG.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:48 PM to: Hurricane Katrina
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