Seems like it might be time for a pledge drive…

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I know I’ve been a bit slower on posting the madness from the lab lately. I’ve been working on more and more larger projects that have two results on my blogging: I don’t have as much time to document smaller tricks and tips to an extent where I’m comfortable posting, and I’m not finishing as many shorter-term projects to woo you with. I think the end results of the things I’m working on will be of interest to many of you, but they’re taking some time1.

It’s been a while since I mentioned ways you can support the blog and the effort that I put into the many projects that I give away for free, mostly because I feel guilty asking for such support when I’m offering less content in the short term. However, a recent surgery and some hefty auto repair bills2 have strained my wallet, and combined with the fact that the projects I’m working on won’t pay off until they’re finished, I think it’s worth a shot.

I’m not appealing to your sympathy, though. I’d prefer to be supported out of appreciation for what I share, not any kind of guilt. If you do appreciate the tools and tips I share here, there are a few things you can do to help.

  1. You can pledge a small monthly donation through Memberful (or PayPal if you prefer)
  2. You can make a one-time donation of any amount you choose
  3. If you’re a Markdown user, purchasing a copy of Marked 2 would certainly be mutually beneficial

My current “indie” life is split between commercial projects and continuing to build tools and workflows to share publicly. Your support makes the latter possible (and your love of Markdown makes the former feasible). Thanks to everyone who’s currently subscribed or who have donated, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.

  1. I used to complain if I had to work more than 8 or 9 hours in a day at corporate jobs, or was ever asked to work a weekend. My current boss (this prick) has me working up to 18 hours a day and somehow I’m putting up with it.

  2. I like Nissans, but that Murano is slowly killing us. No, not slowly. Quickly. My Audi repair costs pale in comparison.