March 25th, 2001


Adopt a Petfish!

It looks like Petfish is having problems and needs to leave where she is living by April 15th... unfortunately, despite being a young and talented femmegeek, she has had problems finding a decent job in this economy.

It sounds to me like she could use a bit of financial help... so I set up my paypal doodad to give all of you a chance to spend your money productively.

If the image doesn't load... well, Paypal has slow image servers again... but the link should still be good. Click it. Donate. Feel good about it.

Do you really need that latte/sushi/software? Probably not... but it sounds like Petfish needs a place to live. Let's see what kind of help we can come up with for her. With any luck, she'll find a way to pay a month's rent, but any little bit will help until she has a job again, I'm sure.

If you are a friend of Petfish and would like to add this payment thingie to your journal, drop me an email and I will help you set it up.


oh, and...

It's Steve's birthday!

For those who don't know, Steve has been a volunteer for LiveJournal for a long, long time... and despite being very talented and able to do just about anything in life that he puts his mind to, he has taken on the task of LiveJournal Abuse and overseeing the Terms of Service with great care and admirable tact and restraint.

Personally, the work he does is greatly underappreciated at LiveJournal. He spends a great deal of time and energy mediating disputes between users and getting them to deescalate from situations that cause TOS violations, uses a lot of restraint in interpreting the Terms of Service to provide protection for free speech... but he acts quickly and decisively if serious abusive behavior occurs.

Without his efforts, Brad and/or I would risk nervous breakdowns from dealing with all the abuse issues, or stalking/abuse would run amok and all of you would have nobody to turn to for help.

Happy birthday, Steve. I, for one, am glad you're out there...

Adopt a Petfish Update...

So far, so good... we have $110 dollars for the Adopt a Petfish fund. That doesn't cover first, last, and deposit... but it's a start.

There are several of you who are friends of more of Petfish's friends than I am, so here is the html to copy into a post on your journal / website in order to enable people to Adopt a Petfish from your site. Just tell 'em what it's for and paste in the html...

<!-- Begin PayPal Logo -->


<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="cmd" VALUE="_xclick">

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="business" VALUE="">

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="return" VALUE="">

<INPUT TYPE="image" SRC=""
NAME="submit" ALT="Adopt a Petfish!"> </FORM>

<!-- End PayPal Logo -->

Thanks, everyone... especially those of you who have donated so far!