Pledge drive for 2010, first request

Erik Weber yoober at
Fri Jan 22 22:12:05 PST 2010

Thanks for the less desirable method, which allows me to finally
contribute (sorry if I never noticed it before).

Is there a suggested donation?


On 1/22/10, H Marc Lewis <marcl at> wrote:
> Once each year I invite donations for the upkeep of,
> which powers this mailing list, assorted Web sites and other services.
> It's that time!
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Contributions (in US dollars) can be made in two ways.
> The LESS-desirable method is to send your check to:
>     H M Lewis (
>     PO Box 14755
>     Spokane, WA 99214
>     USA
> The PREFERRED WAY is to use PayPal (
> to make your donation directly to: marcl at
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> That's the request.  Now, if you're still with me, I'll be a little bit
> more verbose, and tell you why Carl and I would very much appreciate your
> contribution.
> We had excellent service from the Web hosting service we started using in
> 2008, and expect to continue our hosting there for the foreseeable future.
> It's nice that they are physically less than 10 miles from our homes, though
> in fact we didn't need to visit their site once in 2009.  Their prices are
> higher than we've paid elsewhere (this is our 5th different hosting shop in
> 15 years), but the service seems to justify the cost.
> Both Carl and I had setbacks in the economic downturn, as did most of you,
> I would assume.  Nevertheless, my promise to keep et all
> running no matter what still stands -- but we can sure use a little help.
> Fortunately, Carl and I know that some of the folks for whom this mailing
> list is an important part of daily life would like to show their
> appreciation with a modest donation.  We encourage you to think about how
> much time you spend each day following this list, or using micapeak's other
> resources. If it seems worthwhile to you, then please consider donating
> something.
> Carl and I will continue to operate the mailing lists, and
> other Websites for the foreseeable future (we even have sections in our
> wills to make sure the online stuff survives us).  There is no obligation
> for you to donate anything, and you'll continue to get the email and
> Webpages we serve for free.  But we'd appreciate it if you'd help out...
> Thanks in advance!
> --hmarc
> Let's not make this a topic of discussion on the mailing list, OK?
> Donate or don't, as it suits you, but we have neither the time nor
> the energy to discuss the subject further than what you see above.
> And we're sure your fellow subscribers would rather not have the list
> itself cluttered with more than this notice on the subject.
> Thanks!
> (BTW -- I'll post this message just once more in about two weeks).

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