OK folks, those of you who read, but haven't yet become patrons, I'm issuing a challenge.

I need $600 for the next round of hosting, and for software to automate some of the admin aspects of the site so I can free up some time to work on site content, and I need it by the end of September. Thats 2 weeks.

That means I need 24 new subscribers in the next 2 weeks. I'll put up a counter to clock 'em down.

Those of you that have *already* subscribed, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Some of you are old-timers, and some of you are total newbies. All y'all are heroes to me.

Those of you that spend your time here, but haven't contributed yet: The site needs funding. I don't have a regular income, and can't foot it all myself. A site this large takes lots of time and money to operate. Time to pony up, folks. To cover the costs of this site, I ideally need around 2,000 subscribers, which I hope someday to reach. But right now, the site needs funds.

Thanks to the following for their contributions, both monetary and manual labor-wise. Words cannot express my gratitude:

JamesP
The Honey Farmer
greenblood
Scott Horner
hedgehog
mouko_yamamoto
wrathwilde
mcfeeley
stevet
jaysbrew
mynx
mainedruid
angus
jab
Holiday
matt_maples
byathread
Miriam
mikespens
darkstar
David Baldwin
neadmead
memento
BrewBoy
Oskaar
lugh
kace069
richard lambert
winethief
EllenK
sokushi
onwardtothestars
storm1969
c0bra
beeman
yabodie
pearlheartgtr
wjohnson0013
mazerrob
GrantLee63
jmattioli
insanity
Yarmur
safiyayaya
dalburns1
jayh
pyrofx
Wolfie
Chesley
Malachai
Pamela
MSTazs
seeGarzz
Little Mick
tyrithe
alden
ucflumberjack
Pewter of Deodar
Tsuchi
Leonora

Y'all rock, and thanks again for your Patronage!

Vicky - preparing to spend the night working on programming