This ledger reflects the financial status of creating and maintaining a new home for the digest. Excess will be retained for repair/upgrade requirements and administerial expenses (such things as domain name creation/maintenance, etc.). This ledger shall be maintained as a public record.
|Homebrew Digest Resurrection Effort|
|1/1/00||$2748.84||1999 Balance Forward|
|2/5/00||$35.00||$3040.00||Domain name renewal|
|4/6/00||$389.96||$2910.87||KVM switch, cables|
|8/19/00||$103.91||$2984.88||AllAdvantage proceeds redesignated for monthly cablemodem fees since 5/00|
|9/28/00||$4809.00||$7853.88||Sponsorship and Donations|
|10/12/00||$570.00||$8456.88||Sponsorship & Donations|
|10/19/00||$34.97||$34.97||$8461.88||Alladvantage (Applied against Cable Modem)|
|10/19/00||$236.94||$8224.94||Site revitalization - Software: Discussion, audio, classified|
|11/05/00||$34.97||$8294.94||AllAdvantage to Cable Modem|
|11/10/00||$27.50||$8267.44||DBA Filing Expenses|
|11/29/00||$127.19||$8220.25||Remote Access Modem|
|12/14/00||$21.17||$8199.08||Belkin KVM cable set|
|12/15/00||$21.18||$8177.90||Two (2) CPU coolers|
|12/18/00||$657.04||$7520.86||Internet service 10/19-12/31/00, Installation|
|12/27/00||$35.00||$7485.86||Domain Name Renewal - 1 yr|
|12/28/00||$35.00||$7450.86||Domain Name Registrant Change Fee|
All donations to the Home Brew Digest are appreciated and used to cover its operating expenses - predominantly the maintenance of the server equipment and the domain name. Currently, the Digest has no bank account of its own. Donations must be made payable to Pat Babcock in order for the funds to be used. Donations can be mailed to:
HBD Server Fund
PO Box 871309
Canton Township, MI 48187-6309
After the massive server crash suffered by the HBD in August of 1999, I had a cable modem installed to provide the means to back up the main server and to ensure the $95 connect charges incurred in repairing the server would not be repeated.
As of May 2000, my employer has provided me with $5/month unlimited connectivity to the internet, making the cable modem somewhat redundant for personal use - I can no longer justify carrying it on my family budget. To this end, and since the cablemodem is still necessary due to the bandwidth required to maintain the HBD site and remotely back up the content of the main HBD server on an hourly basis, I have decided to use the proceeds from AllAdvantage to defray the monthly cablemodem fee. AllAdvantage funds currently cover a little better than half of the monthly charge for the service. It is my hope that seasonal fluctuations in AllAdvantage revenues will average out to the annual expense of the cablemodem connect fees. Frankly, with two out of my four kids now in private school, I can no longer afford to donate the service to the HBD.
If you haven't already, and can see clear to do so, please subscribe to AllAdvantage to help defray this expense as I prefer not to deduct the fees from the server fund as it is not what I had intended the fund to provide.
All donations to the Home Brew Digest are appreciated and used to cover its operating expenses - predominantly connectivity, the maintenance of the server equipment and the associated domain names. The HBD is a legally registered not-for-profit corporation in Michigan, and has its own bank account. Checks can be made payable to "Home Brew Digest, Inc." or, simply, "HBD", if that is preferred for your bookkeeping; however, Home Brew Digest, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 public charity, making your donation deductible on your income taxes to the full extent allowable by law - however, in order to be deducted from your taxes you must make the check payable to Home Brew Digest, Inc. as the IRS will not recognize "HBD" (however, we are maintaining records of donors to assist where necessary). Donations can be mailed to (NOTE NEW ADDRESS):
HBD Server Fund
2478 Cabot St
Canton, MI 48188-1825
It is still advisable that, if you wish to have "HBD Server Fund" on the
check, please ensure it is only in the Memo field. Leave the payee as Home Brew Digest, Inc. or HBD.|
Donations to the HBD Server Fund can also be made by credit card via the following link. Once at the PayPal site, you can donate any amount from $5 upward, in increments of $5 to email@example.com. Please note that the HBD loses $0.30 plus 2.2% off of the total of each donation. If you wish to donate more than $5, please change the "quantity" field to reflect the multiple of $5 US you wish to donate, rather than make several separate donations of $5. Thanks! Here's the link:
Please NOTE: If you have a Paypal account, you can save the HBD some donation money when you make yours!
Here's how: log in, select "Send Money", select the
"Personal" tab, and then select the "Gift" radio button. The address to send to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doing this saves the HBD the Paypal fees noted above. Thanks!
© 1996, 1997, yada, yada by Pat Babcock, and transferred 1999
to the HBD
Last updated 12/28/00 Audited and corrected 4/3/2010