13th April. Note from Andrew

Hi. My name is Andrew, from SDQ designs.

I'm the guy who helped Steve get this website up and running. Steve has asked me to relay a message to you, since I still have access to his website, which he no longer does!

An hour after he posted the last journal update, his trusty laptop computer died. The verdict is that repair would not be economical, the possibility of recovering lost files would be slim, and also prohibitively expensive. Luckily, he's at least backed up a copy of the book he's been writing. However, a myriad of his other files- along with a couple of thousand irreplaceable photographs- have been lost forever.

After a quick shopping trip down London's famous Tottenham Court Road, Steve is all kitted out with a new second hand computer- a tiny little Sony Vaio, perfect for travelling. It will take him some time to get the new laptop up to speed, and he's asked me to apologize for this. At the moment, he doesn't even have a CD drive or a floppy drive, hence he can't load any software onto the new machine. He says he's busy working as much overtime as possible this week, to pay for the computer and buy a CD drive, and he wants his readers to know that any assistance towards meeting this unexpected expense will be gratefully received. If you've been following Steve's journeys around North America, and his experiences in England, this could be the time to help out. So far, there have been a handful of readers (you know who you are!) who have been more than generous with their support of Steve's project- Steve wants you to know he's not asking for more from you. This time he'd like to open the opportunity to the hundreds of other websurfers who check in on The Savage Files every week. There's a paypal button at the bottom of this page. Take your pick. If you want to help out, and would also like to be a part of this project, check out his Challenge Steve page for ideas!

Thanks, and hopefully the next update will be from Steve himself, in the not too distant future.

Andrew,

SDQ designs.

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