Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 23:25:58 EDT

A new button!

I decided that it wouldn't hurt to have a donation system in place for those of you that decide you want to give me money. Sure, there isn't much here worth donating for but some may feel there is. Maybe some people find some of my scripts or programs useful and want to give back a little. Or, maybe, some people like the music that I have made available (it sure seems that way from the server logs) and would like to show their appreciation via the green stuff. Whatever. I just don't want to miss out on the free money if I can get it :) Who knows, maybe if I had put the button up a long time ago I would have the cash to renew my truck registration before the deadline instead of having to wait until my student loan check arrives in September; more than likely long after the deadline for renewal has passed on the thirty-first of August.

I wanted to make more than PayPal available. Amazon has a similar thing they call their "honor system." I know that PayPal doesn't have the best reputation but Amazon's system requires a bit much. Basically, they have a terms of service agreement that stipulates websites using their honor system meet certain requirements. Read the "Enrollment" section of their participation agreement. Essentially, they retain the right to do random credit checks on the people, and their spouses, that use their service for donations. That just isn't going to cut it with me. PayPal, for all its bad reputation, is not that sneaky. At least not in my dealings with them. I have had a PayPal account since before I moved out on my own and haven't once had a problem with them — even before they were bought by eBay.

Also, I made another change to the layout CSS which will hopefully fix the clipping of the main content on some screen resolutions. If you were having the problem before and it is fixed I would like to know. If you were having the problem before and it still isn't fixed... I would like to know. Please clean out your browser cache and reload the page first though.


The new code fixed it for me, no more clipping yay.

Posted by Mohsin on Thursday, 18 August 2005, 0:57:20 EDT.

Cool. It is a little lower than I wanted but if it works then it will have to stay.

Posted by James Sumners on Thursday, 18 August 2005, 9:15:43 EDT.

I don't have a paypal account, but will you accept charred animal flesh?

Posted by Jay on Thursday, 18 August 2005, 20:16:24 EDT.

Charred, no. Cooked, yes :)

Posted by James Sumners on Thursday, 18 August 2005, 21:12:53 EDT.