Freerunner gone...

Martin Šenkeřík martinsenkerik at
Tue Dec 15 15:29:45 CET 2009

I feel duty to tell you my story of lost FreeRunner:

It was in our small town (6000 inhabitants), and my FR has fallen down
to grass. I noticed this next day, and I was pretty aware of the only
place, where it could happen. But phone was away. I asked people
living near, but nobody found nothing. So I wrote info on my blog
(which started just because this situation), with all info if somebody
would try to google about the FR. I also used local web infoservice to
let people know. The same day I've got call, they probably found it,
but they didn't know what to do with it, so they started looking for
some info and they got to me thanks to our group order page.
The story was that, one guy was on the walk with dog, which brought to
him bag with black thing. He didn't know what is it, so he gave it to
his friend. Friend realized, that there is probably linux system
(according to scrolling text when booting :-)), but that was all - and
started googling. He told me, if that is normal phone, he would
probably not try so much to find info about it...

I was really happy, so don't abandon all hope, and try to help your FR
to find his way home ;-)
Good luck!


On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 1:48 AM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> wrote:
> Em 11-12-2009 22:59, Pieter Colpaert escreveu:
>> Hi,
>> My moko got lost. Whether it got stolen or whether it just fell out of
>> my pocket, I have no idea. Today I felt pretty sad and I had some time
>> to think about things every distribution should have just to make sure
>> someone will not slam his head against the wall, repetitively, again and
>> again, like I did, for not installing some basic stuff that might
>> prevent these things from happening.
>> 1. Sms sentry. Put that application, or a similar one, in every light
>> image we got: It will reply the GPS coordinates when texting
>> sentry:location to moko.
>> 2. When another sms is send we should be able to put the volume to max
>> OWNER TRIES TO FIND IT. I'd be happy to record that voice. And display
>> contact information on the screen delivered by sms.
>> What do you guys think? Saving €230 with 5 lines of code seems a big
>> deal to me (€230 + sim card + personal configurations + a lot more
>> personal stuff actually).
> It's very sad to know of this.
> I hope you can continue to be part of this community by getting another
> open phone (fancy a new Freerunner?)
> Best,
> Rui
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