Eraser has been a long time contributor to the EFNet News show. He is a great ansi/ascii artist, and is also involved in music production. Like myself, Eraser has a family and kids, and spending money on a laptop isn't the first thing on the list when it comes to expenditures. Recently while trying to render his ENN segment, the render crashed. He runs videopad through wine on his dinky linux laptop. I really feel like with a new laptop, his creative light would shine like the flash from a hydrogen bomb. Join me in helping the guy out. No doubt this will also benefit the l0de radio hour, as Eraser is now involved with those guys more than ever. Thank you for your consideration.