The SDAnet Hardware Campaign
SDAnet has been bringing you the best of Adventist news and opinion
for six years now. During that time we have never asked for any money.
But the continued growth of SDAnet has made a new machine necessary.
Thanks to the GENEROUS donations of SDAnet readers, we can now
celebrate the successful completion of a fundraiser for a new
The New Machine
We have bought a
Sparcstation 4 from
Sun Micro Systems.
It has 32Mb of RAM, 110 Mips of CPU power, and 4.3 gigabytes
of disk space. The total cost of this system was approximately $4000.
We chose to name the new machine "Lydia" after the Lydia of the New
Testament. She was a seller of purple, interacting in the secular
marketplace. SDAnet hopes to fill her function as we interact in
the marketplace of ideas.
We have now completely migrated to the new machine. Let us know
of any kinks that need to be worked out, parts of the web that are
inaccessible, or anything like that. We are seeing a marked improvement
in performance, especially in the graphical church directory, and the
mailing list processes also run a lot faster now.
Total Amount Raised
We have now raised $5408.57 towards the purchase of the new
machine. Thank you, all SDAnet readers and donors. A few more
pledges are still on the way. We will use the amount we went over
to buy more RAM for the server, thus giving us even better performance.
Where to send your check
Make your check out to Andrews University and address it to
Chan Shun Hall 215
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0360
We thank you for your continued support of SDAnet. Without you as
readers and writers, there would be no SDAnet.
Steven C. Timm,