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Pat Volkerding ( Slackware ) needs help !


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PAT-NEEDS-YOUR-HELPFound this on Slashdot, Pat is in bad shape:

Pat Volkerding, maintainer of Slackware Linux, needs your help. This morning, he posted his very detailed account (mirror) of his battle with Actinomyces here on the Slackware FTP server. Patrick has given his blood, sweat, and tears to the open source community for years in Slackware, one of the oldest surviving Linux distributions. If you can, please help!"
Read Pat's story here: http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-curr...S-YOUR-HELP.txt
There you have it.  That's where I am today.  If anyone out thereis familiar with this and is able to help, please let me know.I'll travel anywhere I have to at this point.  I can be reached onmy cell phone at (925) 535-9062.  Please call only if you can helpget me some high-dose antibiotic treatment.  I have been trying tocheck email at least once a day at volkerdi@slackware.com as well.I'll accept whatever you'd like to send me at that address (asusual :-), but if you're contacting me with an offer of help pleaseadd [HELP] to the subject so that I'll be able to find those emailsmore easily.  Say prayers, knock on wood, whatever.  I need all thehelp I can get.  Anything sent here will be confidential unless yousay otherwise, too.  I also hope if I'm off the job for a couplemore weeks that the Slackware community will still support me whenI can return to the job, which I'm really itching to do ASAP (I'mnot looking for donations though).  This experience has changed myperspective on a lot of things, and I think the future will bedifferent (and better).BTW, my login quote tonight was "Snow and adolescence are the onlyproblems that disappear if you ignore them long enough."  heh.Thanks for listening.- ---Patrick J. Volkerding
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Indeed,From what I am reading I'm not sure he is aware how serious this is. I wouldn't be waiting till friday. I'd be finding a ID specialist and demanding to be admited to the hospital.

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You know someone is in bad shape if they are willing to put their cell phone number on the net. I'm sure he will receive plenty of help, now, though. The man must have a lot of fans and others who appreciate his contributions. I would definitely help if I could.

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