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.
|2003 Home Brew Digest Ledger|
|01/01/03||$4613.48||2002 Balance Forward|
|01/03/03||$25.00||$1.03||$4424.68||Donation, Paypal fee|
|01/04/02||$7.75||$4416.93||HBD.ORG Domain transfer and renewal|
|01/16/03||$30.00||$1.47||$4495.46||Donations, Paypal fees|
|01/20/03||$378.00||$4873.46||Refund, wrong drives for webhosting server|
|02/05/03||$420.00||$4331.19||Replacement drives for webhosting server|
|02/09/03||$10.00||$0.59||$4340.60||Donations, Paypal fees|
|02/10/03||$10.00||$0.59||$4350.01||Donations, paypal fees|
|02/14/03||$70.00||$2.94||$4417.07||Donations, paypal fees|
|02/27/03||$200.00||$4267.07||PO Box renewal|
|03/10/03||$175.00||$4092.07||ISP (Note new low cost!)|
|04/01/03||$25.00||$4102.07||HBD Store income|
|04/28/03||$150.00||$4.65||$4247.42||Donation, PayPal Fee|
|05/10/03||$60.00||$4132.42||Web hosting income|
|07/09/03||$50.00||$2.66||$4004.76||Donations, Button sales, PayPal fees|
|09/09/03||$125.00||$3674.76||Donation, Hosting income|
|10/30/03||$195.00||$3714.76||Babstech.com Hosting Income|
|11/18/03||$120.00||$3482.55||OS Support subscription renewal|
|11/28/03||$320.00||$14.73||$3896.07||PayPal Donations through 11/28|
|12/9/03||$11.03||$3885.04||e-bay fees for benefit auction|
|12/16/03||$25.00||$1.28||$4031.36||Donation, Paypal fee|
|12/18/03||$184.00||$5.94||$4209.42||Donation, Hosting income, Paypal fee|
|12/18/03||$1575.00||$2634.42||Annual electricity differential|
Note: Entries are made online and "on the fly". The ledger is occasionally pulled into Excel, sloppy math errors are corrected, and the page is put back online. This was last performed on 03/30/02.
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 (NOTE NEW ADDRESS):
HBD Server Fund
2478 Cabot St
Canton Township, MI 48188-1825
To make up the difference, electricity costs over the two and a half years on record prior to the HBD's move to its own connection were averaged month-to-month (there is an average for each month). These averages are adjusted for current per-kilowatt-hour rates and then subracted from the current month's bill as the basis for reimbursement.
Detroit Edison has an uncanny knack for screwing up such systems. They rely almost exclusively on estimated readings for billing, and then come out once every six months or so to do an actual reading. They then compile the charges for the entire six month period, deduct any payments made against the estimated readings during that same period, and bill the remainder/reimburse the excess. This is why it may appear that the electricity charge skyrockets every six months or so - it's not actually skyrocketing. Edison is simply estimating against last year - when the HBD was not on the line. The actuals are then necessarily higher than those from the prior year, resulting in a significant bill every six months or so. For this same reason, I stopped bothering with month-to-month reimbursements, choosing instead to reimburse in alignment with Edison's bill from actual readings. "Surprises" from actual readings should stabilize now since the HBD has been in this setting for over a year now. The final set of estimates based on pre-HBD readings should now be complete.
Finally, rather than go through the comparison and estimate routine every six months, the reimbursements from the preceeding year will be adjusted by any electrical rate increase and applied annually.
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!
First Ledger Created 12/25/1996
This Year's Ledger Last Updated: 11/12/2018
Audited and corrected: 4/3/2010