Fundraiser Announcement

By | 2008/11/06

I spent some time this evening considering the current status of this blog and the amount of traffic that comes through here on a daily basis.  When I first started this blog I never imagined it would become as popular as it has!  Something that started on an old Pentium III 500Mhz throwaway machine under my desk has evolved into something much bigger, and much more expensive to maintain!  I have been very pleased to be a part of this project and I would very much like to continue doing this, but I need your help.

I spend, on average, ten hours a week working on this site and its contents.  This is on top of my regular fourty-hour job as well as family and church responsibilities.  This, as you can imagine, is a good chunk of my time.  Recently the maintenance has become much more of a focus as the site traffic continues to rise.  I have needed to fine-tune aspects of the current server in an attempt to keep things running smoothly.

For nearly two years I have tried to provide the community with regular, useful tutorials.  I have tried very hard to make the content easy to follow and simple to implement.  I know, based on countless emails, that many of you have found this site very useful.  I would now like to ask for something small in return.

If you are able, please consider a donation to the site.  These donations will be used to improve the server hardware and compensate me for my continued time and effort.  Any amount, even $5 is greatly appreciated!

If you are not able to make a monetary donation, please consider the simpler task of disabling Adblock on this site.  Currently a very, very small percentage of the traffic to this site allows the ads to be displayed.  This results in a very small return for my effort.  If you have found this content useful, please consider this option.

Lastly, for the thousands of you that follow this blog by way of RSS and email.  Please consider visiting the site when you have found an article useful.  If the content helped you–if you’re experience with Ubuntu was improved by content here–please consider helping.

You’ll find a summary of the Fundraiser on the right-sidebar as well as a donation form on the Fundraiser page.

Thank You,

Christer Edwards


4 thoughts on “Fundraiser Announcement

  1. simon

    Firstthing the way you are asking is spending time on this blog which is not acceptable.You should have asked for contribute your site hardware.

    Somethings in life is not for money, for your open source satisfaction.

  2. Darrell

    To simon:

    He asked for both hardware and personal expenses – in the 2+ years this has been run, I’m sure he’s spent more than what he’s asking for.

    Some things aren’t about money, but you shouldn’t expect someone to actually _lose_ money by providing this type of help.

    I was happy to give a bit, even if it wasn’t much. Good luck on reaching your goal.

  3. nineowls

    Just made a paypal.
    Please consider contacting me. I have a server (mediatemple dv) available for your use.

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