Okay... I'm feeling a bit better than my last post... thanks to those who contacted me and helped cheer me up ;-) So, I'm going to be doing a proper post.R Kelly Videotape (another Googlebomb)
First off, let me say that I've been busy this weekend (NOT doing the homework I should be doing... for those who may not know, now that I'm back working in the U of A Physics Dept., I'm taking more classes [reduced tuition].... the only problem is that I haven't studied Physics is a couple of years now... and I seem to have forgotten EVERYTHING I learned.... So doing homework is obscenely difficult). We have a fancy server that's been donated to us (from a large corporation, but I can't say which yet until we officially announce it). So I spent much of this weekend installing everything we need for it (CVS, Mailman, ViewCVS, Bugzilla, etc.) It will greatly help Tux4Kids, and help me delegate better.
Speaking of Tux4Kids... I may or may not be having a crisis with respect to it in the next week. The tux4kids.org site is hosted through 2unet and it's next bill is due on April 2nd 2002. What's the problem? We'll, I've been the one paying for this hosting service... but in light of my father's illness, I may not be able to afford this next 2unet bill (since I may be spending either a large sum on flying up to visit my ill father, or I may be spending a large sum fixing my car so I can drive up to visit him). In other words, Tux4Kids.org may very well be within a week or two of dissappearing for a while until I can get funds for it! I need to go back through our previous donations (including those from PayPal) with our treasurer and see if we can afford the hosting bill from them... but it has been like 6 months since our last sizable monentary donation, so I'm doubtful there will be enough there.
Basically, what we need is $162 for another 6 months, or something like $30 to float us through to the next month (yes, that's right, I'm so poor I can't even afford the $30 and still be able to visit my father... I'm pathetic, I know, but blame my incompetent lawyers and the trucking baffoons that ruined my life).
Anyway, anyone who would be willing to donate to Tux4Kids and keep the site up a while longer until either I can afford it, or we find some other solution, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Any tiny help is always appreciated (note that it wont be tax-deductable... because we also couldn't afford to file Tux4Kids non-profit forms!) Note to the Tux4Kids developers, I'm not asking you guys because I feel you already help out so much.
But I digress.... Pretty soon (with our donated dev server) we will be able to start hosting educational projects (though, we may not be able to get them web access if that expires ;-) and get around SourceForge's draconian and useless mailing list policy... So I'm kind-of excited for that.