[Wolves] Equipment stolen

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 17:26:43 GMT 2008

On 23/03/2008, Andy Wootton <andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> My home in Great Wyrley was burgled some time between lunch time and 10
>  pm yesterday.
>  The following were taken:
>  A Lenovo/IBM X41 running Ubuntu Linux (and my life). Serial No. L3AA6CZ,
>  Part No. US2F8UK It has the outline of a removed Ubuntu sticker on the lid.
>  and: (off-topic)
>  An HP laptop with about a 15" screen and a Telford & Wrekin asset-number
>  or security sticker (my wife's work PC, running Win XP) in a smart black
>  briefcase-style case.
>  A Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (?), my brand new work machine running Windows
>  XP,  SQL Server and Visual Studio - I'm sorry! It had an E.ON asset
>  number sticker on the front-let of the lid. Both this and the Ubuntu
>  ThinkPad were in a new, black Targus backpack There were also a couple
>  of memory sticks in the front pocket of the bag.
>  A white Apple iBook G4, with worn-off key caps on the often used letters
>  and a hairline crack in the right hand side bezel of the screen. The
>  battery won't hold charge. This is my daughter's university machine, so
>  it has OS X, OpenOffice.org, architectural models and a vast collection
>  of music. Because she lived in a dodgy area of Nottingham it has UV pen
>  markings  in a couple of places and SmartWater DNA paint of her
>  Nottingham Postcode NG7 2BX on the front edge, which looks like clear
>  nail varnish. Serial No. is UV4251BRR73
>  A white Apple iMac G5 iSight with a faulty 'SuperDrive' Serial No.
>  W8547CGUTAQ. It contains my son's final year video project for his Fine
>  Art degree. He has no backup of the last week of his work
>  If you hear or see anything of this equipment then please let PC 5704
>  Goodwin at Watling Street Police Station on 08453 302010 know.
>  My PC security tip - use ancient, crappy PCs with CRTs. Thieves don't go
>  near them.

That's depressing news Andy :-(  I'll get the wife to keep an ear open
at school.  Forget the police though, fists are far better when it
comes to these toe rags.


Kevan Farmer
Linux user #373362

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