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sad.gif posted on 20-12-2010 at 12:36
Sciencemadness at risk -- your help wanted


<h3>EDIT 01/11/2011: I have found new employment. Sciencemadness is now secure for years. Thanks for the amazing support and generosity! If you are in a giving mood, please donate to a cause in greater need.</h3>

I have tried not to ask too frequently or forcefully for funding for this site. However I just learned today that a key deal fell through for my employer and I am going to be unemployed. It costs $20 a month to keep this site running. That is not the largest household expense I have to deal with but I need to trim everything I can until I find a new job.

Please, if you can spare a few dollars, donate so I can keep the site running in the new year without dipping into my own pocket. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has a VPS or dedicated server with at least 8 GB of disk space free who might offer SM a new home if I am unable to continue our Linode hosting.

If by chance you have any job leads that would be great too. In my last job I was a software engineer working on content recommendation and analytics for the web. I have extensive experience with Python and its event-driven Twisted networking framework, MySQL, MongoDB, behavioral and document analysis, and Agile development methodology.

Prior to that I worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop computational models of low-dose radiation damage to DNA. I wrote analysis and automation tools for quantum chemical and molecular dynamics calculations. I have a master's degree from Washington State University in computer science, concentration in scientific computing.

I'm located in southeast Washington state in the USA -- not a whole lot of tech jobs in the area -- but I am more than happy to work remotely. I mostly telecommuted for the past 3 years with periodic visits to headquarters. Contract work welcomed. U2U me if you happen to have a lead.

[Edited on 1-12-2011 by Polverone]




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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 13:12


Wow, and right before Christmas. I am really sorry to hear this. :(



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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 13:14


Im very sorry to hear about this Polverone and if I could help I surely would but im in the same boat as you where our government contract was terminated and I no longer work on the Savannah River project because we had some flaws with the inexperianced welders working along side of us. I don't plan on having income until the 27 of january but I fear that would be to late I would think.

I don't think you have Comcast around there do you? If so they are always hiring people with your qualifications and the pay isn't to shabby at all once you get your foot in the door.





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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 14:20


Well, I actually could afford to send a few kroon for helping with [s]Vulture's Ruby Feather Robe[/s] operating expenses, however Paypal is not a option soon on the horizon. Is there another option, such as stuffing coins into kumquats and sending a case of them to you?

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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 14:26


Coins in kumquats are fine if you can pay shipping. I suggest to mark the fruit as books and send it media mail. I will send info via U2U about snail mail options.



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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 15:18


This is the time of year when I am constantly solicited for donations, I've turned down the police, orphans, and abused spouses but something about SM pulls at my heart strings. It's not much but it'll keep us going another month.



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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 15:25


Thanks, BromicAcid. I recall that you helped the site in a previous time of need by hosting our library when I didn't have room. I really appreciate the help.



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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 15:58


I have been reading this forum everyday for three years. I am happy to donate a month. Let me know if you don't get this transaction.:P


Your transaction ID for this payment is: 8CS59334A37544312.

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Sciencemadness donation3 $20.00 1 $20.00
Item total $20.00
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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 16:00


Thank you very much, Mssr Curie. The payment has been received :)



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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 16:02


$50 sent via payal.
Not much Polverone,but hope it helps out.Thanks for all you do for us bunch of misfits

[Edited on 21-12-2010 by starman]




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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 16:03


Polverone I'm very sorry to hear of your temporary loss of employment. I can't imagine anyone with your ability being out of work for very long. I'm good for $50 and have PayPal. How do I send it to you?



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Thanks for the encouraging words Magpie. If you go to this donation link and click on the image it will bring up a Paypal form.



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This hobby is hard enough as it is


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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 17:03


$20 sent via paypal.

my little contribution from France. Longue vie à Sciences madness !
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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 17:52


$50 sent via Paypal, hope it helps.


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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 20:12


$20 sent via Paypal.

Thank you for providing us with a home :).
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[*] posted on 20-12-2010 at 21:50


$50usd

Paypal ID 7UV00685TS4412216.

A Small price to pay for such a valuable and accessible resource.
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As a story goes in Hindu Mythology:

Lord Ram undertook construction of massive bridge in sea to carry his troops to enemy Ravana's Island without any financial means (as he was in wilderness at that time) solely based on the contributions from his subjects. He saw one squirrel taking a dip in sea, then rolling over in sand and then scattering the sand on bridge by shaking its body. Lord asked her what are you doing? She said I am helping the construction by filling the gaps in stones with sand to the best my abilities.

So Dear Polverone here is my squirrel's share:

"transaction ID for this payment is: 1WA464228H941205J. "

Good luck and best wishes to get the job you love.

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[*] posted on 21-12-2010 at 07:29


Your transaction ID for this payment is: 1EV93661WG2762228.

Here is another $20. And seeing as how you have all these other donations to keep the site up. You can use this money how ever you see fit. ;)

Merry Christmas and good luck job hunting.




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[*] posted on 21-12-2010 at 12:22


Polverone, this is bad news :(.

I can't help with a new job from the other side of the ocean, but I can help somewhat with a little donation of $30.

I'm also very happy to see the other donations and I hope more will follow. Sciencemadness really is worth to keep flying.


[Edited on 21-12-10 by woelen]




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Quote: Originally posted by starman  
$50 sent via payal.
Not much Polverone,but hope it helps out.Thanks for all you do for us bunch of misfits


Thank you starman! This site has been a labor of love. It is really all the members who make it great, I just try to keep it running smoothly.




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Quote: Originally posted by paulr1234  
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Thank you paulr1234. This hobby faces many difficulties today, but at least we have cheap worldwide communications. It's amazing how far flung some contributors to the board and to the Paypal fund are!




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Quote: Originally posted by artaban  
$20 sent via paypal.

my little contribution from France. Longue vie à Sciences madness !


Thank you, artaban. Your contribution and those of your fellow members guarantees that this forum will be around for a very long time. I have an additional special insurance plan to ensure that which I hope to unveil soon...




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Quote: Originally posted by bahamuth  
$50 sent via Paypal, hope it helps.

bahamuth


It most certainly does. Thanks for your trust and your help!




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