As much as I would like for some random stranger to buy that $300 Zaurus Handheld for me, I have decided that I just can’t imagine what it would be like to have someone spend that kind of money for me and not get anything in return. Too emotionally complicated.
On the other hand, I have decided that an alternative course of action is in order. As of about the middle of next week, I will have a a static ip at my new place in Athens. I don’t know what domain I am going to point there, yet, but I will think of something.
I will set up a web server (a fairly limited one, probably) and either just use basic html or have an open MT logon that allows folks with stuff to trade (old computers, books, other stuff) post announcing that they have this, that and the other, and would like to have these, those and them.
Eventually, I would like to write some sort of php script that allows users to log on and post their own entries, but php and I only just met.
Unfortunately, I just traded my old Powermac 8600 for a larger hard drive for a different machine- that would have been an ideal web server. I am sure that another suitable machine will turn up… I think that there might be one sitting on the floor of my stepfather’s office as we speak.
Any suggestions are hereby solicited.