While not all homeless people are famous, many aren't sad either. Every year when I go camping I pass a small town in VT called Brattleboro. There, a homeless man lives in a tent, with a Stovepipe for heat, along the railroad. He tells many stories of how he was a stock broker in NYC and so on. The people support him and his simple life. I love to hear stories, and this man had plenty. I said goodbye and I was on my way. Some people are quiet but they are screaming with great stories, just waiting for you to hear them.
Finally, I can say that this laptop is fixed and working just as it did before, only with about an hour less battery life...
To recap the story and update it:
Someone used I a bit too much water while cleaning her laptop.
The first thing I did was make sure only the keyboard was damaged and then called the manufacturer.
Upon calling, the support, the man told me it would be about 50-70 dollars for a new keyboard.
Upon me calling that crazy, I hung up.
So I went to Amazon and searched the replacement number on the back. Low and behold, it came up for 15 bucks.
I ordered it, got it in the mail and when I opened it did not find the right keyboard, my luck.
A quick email and a few days later, a resend and retrieval, the right one arrived.
Today, here I stand knowing I saved someone 400 dollars and my reward: Brutally crushing the old keyboard
Here I am minding my own business trying to help a few people out before their question on Yahoo Answers closes and I get an email from Yahoo. Usually it's about getting "Voted best answer" but today was a bit different.
In the email, they said the following message:
"You have posted content to Yahoo! Answers in violation of our Community Guidelines orTerms of Service. As a result, your content has been deleted and 10 points have been deducted from your points total...
Question: Need help with a computer virus?
Deleted Answer: Get a Mac
Violation Reason: Misuse of the question and answer format
In Yahoo! Answers you must phrase questions in question format....
If you feel this content was removed in error...."
Although this answer may not be a very practical and cheap solution to the question, it still proves a valid point that this is a possible and good choice of action in the future and possibly sooner.
And a few hours later, a message arrives stating:
"Upon review, we found that the following answer was not in violation of the Answers Community Guidelines or Yahoo! Terms of Service. The Yahoo! Answers Team regrets that your answer was wrongfully reported by the Answerscommunity. Your answer has been reposted to Yahoo! Answers, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."
They were so sorry that they sent me another message saying:
Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Answers Customer Care. We have reviewed your appeal request. Upon review, we found that your content was not in violation of the Yahoo! Answers Community Guidelines, Yahoo! Community Guidelines, or the Yahoo! Terms of Service. Your content has been reposted to Yahoo! Answers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Answers Customer Care.
Did you really accomplish much from sending these laptops with open arms?
How many of the 15,000 individuals that received them actually give you feedback?
How many were just sold on eBay to people who really would have shown dedication?
How many people who got the laptop used the basic form, giving little to no useful information?
How many people did you track online with intentions of banning or blacklisting if that even exists in your standards?
Send me a code, a sign, anything explaining the simple term: WHY
This was Ted Williams shortly before a complete transformation.
He was a homeless person in Ohio.
Notice the "was".
What is he now?
The Susan Boyle of the streets.
Gifted with a talent, he spoke as if he was a news reporter into a passing camera in a car. After that video In little to no time, became a hit, according to Gawker he has been offered jobs from:
"WBNS-TV has asked Williams to narrate promotional spots for its "One Day to End Homelessness" telethon.
The Ohio Credit Union League presented him with $10,000 in exchange for voice-over work.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered him a full-time job and a house.
And the list continues to grow as emails flood in."
This all proves to show how much the internet can change people's lives. In less then one month, all through one post, I have gotten over 10,000 hits from one post that was passed around by the virtual word of mouth. All you need is a talent, a message, a tip, hint, guide, anything that is funny, entertaining, informative or even true to your heart. It seems this man experienced the same thing. There's only one difference: He did it on a larger scale!