A coupla days ago I posted a guilty blog post "Shame
I am calling quits on this.
I hope I don't make any of the existing donors (thank-you!) cross, but I'm going to give the money away. Or back to you. But hopefully you let me give it away.
I just spotted this Twitter message from my long-standing mate Jared:
Thank you to everyone who has donated. It isn't easy to step up and ask for help like this, so you... http://t.co/jAMm3iJkDJ
— Jared Rypka-Hauer (@ArmchairDeity) March 13, 2014
He needs help (details here), and more than I need a ticket to a conference, so I've instructed Gavin to give him the money gathered so far.
If any of my donors are unhappy with this decision (and I understand it'd not what you put the money in for, so that's fine), contact me privately and I'll get your money back to you.
And if you were thinking of sponsoring me: thank-you, but please sponsor Jared instead. Cheers.
Thanks for the kind thoughts & gestures everyone, but... ballocks to that: let's help our industry mate out when he needs it.