Feb 172012
 

Every now and then I lose courage and want to quit this blog, and each and every time this darn website drags me back.

Few days ago I felt futile and I was just telling my wife I really don’t want to spend more time on this when an email “ding” on my phone interrupted me – and I could barely believe my eyes – it was my first small donation.

The message stated:

Thanks for the fix! My husband updated WebOS and lost Android, and though I’m good at following directions I would never have been able to figure out how to fix it on my own. Wish I could send you more..

Lesley

Wow, Lesley, you made my day! What matters most to me is seeing that someone actually does appreciate these “random acts of futility” as I sometimes call my blogging, and that my notes are helpful. It keeps me from abandoning this place. It’s not the amount of money that matters, but the gesture. As I say on some of my pages, this is just a tip and anything you give me is better than nothing, which is what I’m getting usually. Thank you!

We should all donate more often (to Wikipedia, PBS, CyanogenMod, just to mention some who deserve it more than me) just to keep these options alive for us and others when we need them. I did donate to CyanogenMod and I even donated to great young George Hotz in the past when his solution helped me jailbreak and unlock my iPhone. Again, if you don’t have a lot of money, don’t give a lot. A symbolic dollar or few means a lot. The power is in numbers. If everyone did the same, this world would be much better.

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