I just wanted to let you know that the PC finally arrived and it's in perfect condition after its long journey! This is such an amazing prize for any kind of company to be giving out, I still can't believe it. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it, and the work your company does! The PC will run Charity Engine whenever I'm using it, and I hope Charity Engine continues to do great things, as well as send out some more prizes for its members.
I've been running BOINC for years since before I discovered CE, and it's an exciting and interesting concept to me (distributed computing), and I want to see it expand even further.
I'm a Computer Science student from a small town in Indonesia. I love charity, and that's why I joined with Charity Engine. I don't have much money for charity, but if I can do something with my PC for charity, then I'm in. My machine is not so powerful, it's already 3 years old now. But I'm glad, with Charity Engine at least my machine could give some small contributions while I'm studying or working on something.
I think I will use the prize to pay my school fees first, then I can do more for charities. And finally make an investment, so it could generate even more for charities later.
I'm a single father of three kids (all under 10) and I work full time from home as an eLearning developer. I've often thought about giving more to charity but have never been able to find the cash. However, thanks to Charity Engine, I can now use my ridiculously powerful computer to raise money for charity when it's not tied up processing videos and the like.
The prize winnings will be used to replenish my emergency fund... which I know may not sound exciting for many, but it is by far the best option for me! One never knows what's around the corner.
I currently work as Sales Manager for a local IT firm and have been here for about 12 years. My favourite things to do in my spare time include playing guitar, watching my daughters play Ringette in the winter, playing Ultimate Disc, myself, in the summer, and reading. I really like the idea of projects like Charity Engine using spare computing resources to help those in the world that can use it. I ran SETI@home for years and, when I heard about Charity Engine's work, I jumped on board.
As for the cash, I'm not sure exactly where it will all go. I accidentally smashed my TV with my vacuum cleaner over the holidays (long story), so at least a small amount will go towards the replacement, I suppose.