Supporting Technohol 13!
For those of you who were wondering, I have added a 'Support Technohol 13' button to the main page of the site. Why did I do this, you ask? After all, the 13 has been self-sufficient since its inception, way back in 1998! Well, this is true, and I've made it a point to not ask folks for donations or whatever up until this point, because I never wanted to guilt anyone into funding my various projects.
Rest assured, the site is not about to fall off the face of the earth or anything. The thing is, though, assorted calamities have leeched away most of the liquidity inherent to our budget these last few years. And thus, keeping the Technohol 13 site live, along with a few associated domains, is a larger percent of said budget of late. This particularly with SSL certificates and all that jazz that need maintining.
As such, I threw open the gates, should anyone wish to lend a hand in that regard. I initially considered setting up a 'Patreon' or something to that effect, but I'm going to be working on what I'm working on, and interrupting work to do 'special requests' for 'patrons' would possibly throw a serious wrench in overall progress for the 13, as I'd have to pause what I was doing to engage in all-new research efforts.
Besides, it's not like I have a lot of time on any given day to add to the site's extant, mammoth load of content. There's the day job, for one thing, and time spent maintaining the home and family. On some days, I don't even manage anything of note here on the 13, so I would probably be letting down anyone who thought being a 'patron' to the site would get something they wanted. It most likely wouldn't.
Thus, anyone who wishes to help out with the upkeep on the 13, presuming they have a bit of spare cash on hand, can do so via PayPal! What I've settled on is a direct donation thing, which anyone so inclined to utilize may do so, at their leisure. This applies no pressure on me to hustle up donors, either on a one-time or regular basis, much less to satisfy those who want a say in what's added to the site.
After all, if you're a regular reader of the site, you most likely enjoy the work I'm performing here in the first place, so this is most likely up your proverbial alley. And this will help you ensure that the hits, such as they are, keep coming. But that's what this is all about, for those of you who were curious. I'm not pestering anyone for funds, but any funds anyone wants to share are most welcome.
So, here it is again, in the event that you're interested. And if not, here's a chibi Firebomb, drawn for me by my wife, to entertain you!