Posted by on August 14, 2007 at 5:25 pm.

From my friend Anthony:

A good friend of mine here in Nottingham just had his laptop, with all the work for his PhD dissertation, stolen along with his wife’s laptop. Basically some asshole broke their living room window and found the two things of value in the house. He and his wife have suffered a very hard year; losing a parent to cancer with all the financial burdens of traveling from England to the US to be with them on top of that. This has just made everything that much harder for no good reason at all. The cops have told them they won’t really be able to find the computers, even though they know likely did it. I’m wondering if anyone in The Weblog community would help raise whatever funds we can to help them get back on their feet. If you could give anywhere from £5 ($10) up we could really help them out.

Please click here for the rest of the instructions.  I can vouch for Anthony and the request he is making for his friend, whom I met last September at the ‘Belief and Metaphysics’ conference.  This is such a sucky blow to a great guy.