Project Byzantium called to assist relief efforts in New York.

As a result of the damage done to New York City by Hurricane Sandy the week before last, Project Byzantium was contacted by representatives of several NGOs and non-profit organizations we've been in contact with as a result of our work on community wireless mesh networks. We were asked if Byzantium Linux might be useful in assisting relief efforts in New York City by restoring communications on the local level. As this is one of our primary use cases, we responded in the affirmative, and were told that we might be asked to go to New York City to help …

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Misfortune strikes, and the call for assistance goes out.

No, not for me. For Ashran and Summer Gildowan and their children, whose home was taken from them by a fire on the 20th of March, just a couple of days ago. Ashran was in the house while it was on fire, in the shower, as coincidence would have it. Still, he is hospitalised at this time, and burned over 20% of his body. He's not going to be in shape to start his new job in April, and due to the slightly mangled state of his shell he can't work at his current job.

Camp Cambodia has put out …

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