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Organ Donation: A Yearly Message From PortableApps.com Founder John T. Haller

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 29, 2020 - 1:11pm

As today is my "kidneyversary", I wanted to again make a shameless blog post to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time PortableApps.com users know, I donated a kidney to my father 20 years ago today. We're both doing well. Over the years, I've also coached a few people though the process.

Recovering from Covid-19, Tested and Donating Convalescent Plasma, Ongoing Work

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 15, 2020 - 1:21pm

So folks in the community know, I had Covid-19, recovered, and tested positive for antibodies. I couldn't get tested while sick due to the ongoing lack of testing in the United States. My case was better than it could have been: One friend, a triathlete in his late 30s, was in the hospital for 27 days and needed surgery to drain his lungs. My 40 year old neighbor was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung and needed two surgeries weekend before last.

Contacts at Folding@home?

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 14, 2020 - 5:42pm

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone has any contacts with Folding@home. I have Folding@home Portable built, tested, and ready to go to help with simulating potentially druggable protein targets on Coronavirus, but don't have any contacts with Folding@home to get it approved for release. Any assistance is appreciated! Stay safe and healthy out there everyone.

Best
John

Trial Partnership With DuckDuckGo For PortableApps.com Downloads

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 3, 2018 - 6:29pm

I'm pleased to announce a new trial partnership with DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company, to host some of the downloads you will get from PortableApps.com. DuckDuckGo's popular search engine, tracker blocking extension, and mobile apps are built around user privacy and security, so their ideals line up perfectly with ours. We've been searching for a new provider for some time and this seems like a natural fit.

Patrick "Tall Oak" Powell (vf2nsr) has passed away

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 31, 2016 - 6:26pm

It is with great sadness that I share that our friend and colleague Patrick "Tall Oak" Powell passed away yesterday afternoon. He passed while surrounded by his family. Patrick has been been a part of our community as vf2nsr for nearly 7 years and started working on app packaging in 2010. He will be missed by his friends, family, and colleagues in the open source and tech communities. We extend our deepest condolences to them all.

Organ Donation: A Yearly Message From PortableApps.com Founder John T. Haller

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 29, 2016 - 1:55pm

John T. Haller pictureAs today is my "kidneyversary", I wanted to again make a shameless blog post to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time PortableApps.com users know, I donated a kidney to my father 16 years ago today. Over the years, I've coached a few people though the process as well.

Organ Donation: A Message From PortableApps.com Founder John T. Haller

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 29, 2015 - 11:03pm

John T. Haller pictureIt's been a couple years since I last posted about this, but I felt it was worth revisiting today (apologies for the pseudo-repost). I wanted to again make a short blog post to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time PortableApps.com users know, I donated a kidney to my father 15 years ago today. Over the years, I've coached a few people though the process as well. If anyone is in a position where you're thinking of donating to a friend or loved one, I'm more than happy to share my experience and advice.

PortableApps.com Is One Of The SourceForge Projects Of The Week for August 11, 2014

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Submitted by John T. Haller on August 12, 2014 - 5:56pm

PortableApps.com has been selected by the fun folks at SourceForge as one of their SourceForge Projects of the Week for August 11, 2014. You can read more about it in the linked blog post. This also may put us in the running as one of the projects of the month in a few weeks. We'll be sure to let you know if we're selected so you can vote. Thanks to our users and fans for helping make us better every day!

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