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I don't have an actual Saturday post. I only wrote five before vacation. Oh well.

I did take time out to donate to EveMaps Dotlan's owner who is buying new server gear.

I am not one that will run around pushing charities or suggesting people give their money to a cause because I want them to. Maybe I am a terrible person for that. Instead, I'l putting it up there for people who may be interested and don't know about it.

I tossed over 10 pounds which was about 13 bucks USD. I did it because I use his service and I use it a lot and he doesn't throw it in my face to send him money every five minutes. I also donate upkeep money to a community forum and I toss wikipedia five dollars whenever their donation drive goes up.

I've always been big into paying for what you use. I download books from authors, read them, and buy the book. I don't feel as if I am doing anything different from going to the library. If I like the book, which I often do, I buy it. This has caused me to buy more books than I would if I put my money first. Once the author has my trust to write a good story I buy blind because I believe in supporting them for the enjoyment that I gain.

Not everyone has to have my beliefs. We all do different things with our discretionary income. Some people don't have it and there is no shame in that. If things like this were meant to be paid for they'd come with a subscription first. However, sometimes you can do things to help something that you use and its a bigger thing than helping yourself or just paying someone else for a service. Or, at least that is how I look at these things.

I'm not a donation angel. Nothing makes me angrier than the donation drives at work that come around at the end of the year where they cheer lead and drown me in 'our goals' and how 'we haven't met our goals' as if I am part of their drive and have some obligation to help them meet an arbitrary number that they promised they would gain.

So, for those that care, go read. For those that don't, don't.

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