Time to try something new.
I see various versions of “tip jars” for developers and artists online. While I haven’t been actively developing code-wise, there is quite a bit of work I do elsewhere: community building and maintenance, human RSS feed, and other bits of work with libraries/technology/fandom/etc.
If you want to find a way to say “Thanks!” for something I have done for you, I have created a new page to give you a couple of choices: the Tip/Word Jar. You can choose between two tokens of appreciation:
- Monetary – Any amount is welcome. Funds raised here will mostly go to my neglected “It’s ok to spend money on something you want and not something you need” budget line. However, parts of the operating budget, like cat medication and vet bills, might receive a boost from donated funds. (This is what happens when you have a diabetic cat on one end and a neurotic cat on the other end.)
I know that there are some folks that are not Paypal fans; if you have suggestions as to other online tip jars I can use, please feel free to point me toward them for my consideration.
- Linguistic – Not everyone can, or wants to, give money. Totally ok! But folks might feel odd shooting me an note of thanks to my work address or Twitter – I understand that as well. I have provided a feedback form for those who feel most comfortable using that medium. You have the option to leave a name or email, but neither are required.
Again, this is something that I am trying out for this year. I’ll see what happens in terms of activity… and now, time to become a cat bed.