Out of the Blue

Still letting the dust settle after yesterday's announcement. In a related development, we see a little advertising progress here, as I placed one of those nifty skyscraper ads (as if you hadn't noticed), it seems to fit the page format well enough, and I trust you will enjoy all the life-changing products it will offer over the time. In a further related note, there is a continued cry to create some function to allow concerned parties to make donations to the site, and while I have mixed feelings about such a measure (to say the least), it is starting to get hard to ignore those that are starting to get downright irate that we aren't doing this, so this is at least getting some serious consideration.

Play Time: 3D first-person Pong on LiquidMedia (Shockwave required). Thanks Jamie Wood. This is completely awesome.
Link of the Day: Makegames.com Royalty Calculator. Thanks Frostnick. Want to make a game? Want to make money? Apparently the two don't always go together.
Bonus Link: Monkeyphonecall.com. Thanks Noah. This is the type of thing that could spur another Internet boom.
Weird Science: US firm offers stars DNA copyright (BBC). Thanks Chris.
Wild Science: More Moons Around Earth? (Space.Com). Thanks zombie69.
Media of the Day: On a note related to the above, SwRI, UCSC researchers identify the Moon-forming impact. Thanks EvilToast and [MP] Wolverine [MP]. Demonstrates how the moon was formed with an animation, in case you were curious, or were planning on making your own moon someday.

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There can be problems with accepting donations.

About a decade ago I was running a local DOS based Bulletin Board System. I went to a local computer club meeting one night to explain what a BBS was and get the word out about it. One guy there had just registered on the BBS a few days earlier and was extremely happy that there was a BBS in town. He kept after me and telling me that he wanted to support the board and etc... He wanted to donate $20 and I ended up taking it.

It wasn't long before I started getting suggestions in board email about how I could make improvements and what things he thought would work better. Soon he was helping moderate discussions, explaining that some people had more 'interest' in the BBS than others. He started sending me copies of Door games (Games that BBS users could play) that he thought would be good for the BBS. After awhile he seemed to be a little peeved when I didn't act on one of his suggestions. Then later his tone could almost be characterized as mildly harsh. By then, of course, I realized I had been a fewl.

I'm not proud to say it but I was not as saddened as I could have been when the police caught him selling nickle bags of skunk weed and he had to move away.

Willy
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