tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
[personal profile] tim
In ten days, I'm turning 0x20 (that's 32 in base ten). I'm asking anyone who would like to celebrate my birthday to make a donation to the Ada Initiative. Since I'm turning 32, I suggest a donation of $32 (which, conveniently, makes you an "Ada's Supporter") if you can afford it. However, donations of any amount, no matter how small, matter and are useful.

Conveniently, I already wrote about why I support the Ada Initiative, if you're looking for a reason why you should too. To quote myself: "If you're someone who has enjoyed the privilege of working in the tech industry, particularly in open source, and particular if you haven't had to fight exclusion because of your social placement, I encourage you to give back just a little bit of what you've reaped by donating to the Ada Initiative. That is, at least, if you think everybody should have the same opportunities that you had."

In the past, I've used causes.com for this, but this time I'm just asking that people donate to the Ada Initiative directly. If you donate because of my birthday posts, please let me know, because my goal is to incite 20 people to donate, and if you don't let me know you donate, I don't know. You can let me know by commenting on this post, tweeting at me or commenting on my Facebook wall, or -- if you prefer to be private -- emailing me (mylastname at alum.wellesley.edu) or sending me a private message on any of the services I use. Also, I will assume it's okay to thank you in a public post by the name or pseudonym that I know you by unless you tell me otherwise. You don't have to tell me the amount that you donated.

If you've donated to the Ada Initiative this year already, great! Please donate a little more for my sake :-)

I am going to try to post something on my blog every day until I reach my goal of 20 donors, even if it's a link to a post written by someone else. I'll have the first installment up either tonight or tomorrow!

And thanks!

Donors (i.e. wonderful people):

  1. [personal profile] juli
  2. [personal profile] etb
  3. Henry Andrews
  4. [personal profile] miang
  5. [personal profile] yam
  6. Anonymous Liyang Hu
  7. [personal profile] cidney
  8. [personal profile] nentuaby
  9. [twitter.com profile] leilazilles
  10. [personal profile] pseudomonas
  11. [twitter.com profile] davidcarr_2001
  12. [personal profile] pastwatcher
  13. [livejournal.com profile] anemone
  14. Anonymous [livejournal.com profile] gwillen
  15. [personal profile] kyriacarlisle
  16. [personal profile] sonia
  17. [twitter.com profile] DRMacIver
  18. [personal profile] agent_dani
  19. [twitter.com profile] aeolianharp
  20. [twitter.com profile] scazon and we're at 20! (but please keep donating!)
  21. [twitter.com profile] wilkieii
  22. [twitter.com profile] GreenSkyOverMe
  23. [twitter.com profile] another_order
  24. [personal profile] ivy
  25. [personal profile] joxn
  26. Tash Shatz
  27. [twitter.com profile] SpencerShiraev

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Date: 2012-12-09 06:31 am (UTC)
juli: hill, guardrail, bright blue sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] juli
I donated 0x3F dollars, figuring that donating the bitwise or all ages you've been was an acceptable alternative.

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Date: 2012-12-09 03:26 pm (UTC)
etb: (I am still cool)
From: [personal profile] etb

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Date: 2012-12-10 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chrisamaphone
happy round-number birthday, Tim! i began the recurring $16 donation thing a couple months ago, and according to my bank records, at least two of them have occurred by now... does that count?

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Date: 2012-12-10 04:00 am (UTC)
miang: Takuto Tsunashi, Star Driver: Someday, the weight of the world will give you the strength to go. (takuto - your galaxy will shine)
From: [personal profile] miang
Donated! And, happy almost-birthday! Though I reserve the right to take you out for birthday dinner sometime while you're here anyway, figuring that advance and belated wishes average out more or less appropriately.

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Date: 2012-12-10 04:08 am (UTC)
yam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yam
Donated! I will never be in the position of attending an open source conference, but I definitely belong to the stakeholder group "people who wish Tim a very happy birthday."

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Date: 2012-12-10 10:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Donated. :)

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Date: 2012-12-11 04:22 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Huh? Odd! I thought I logged in through my OpenID… have a good one. :)

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Date: 2012-12-11 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liyang.hu
Probably a bug with OpenID accounts: http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=62
Incidentally, if I click "More Options", I lose the choice of commenting under my OpenID.
'fraid I don't care enough to raise the issue with DW. ^^;;


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Date: 2012-12-10 01:39 pm (UTC)
cidney: Woman's face applying makeup. Photograph. (Default)
From: [personal profile] cidney

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Date: 2012-12-10 06:45 pm (UTC)
nentuaby: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nentuaby
I'm already an Ada's Angel donor, but I put in an extra 0x20 in honor of your birthday and Ada's. (I originally wrote Ada Lovelace Day, but I guess that's actually in October.)

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Date: 2012-12-11 10:11 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Donated! Happy birthday. :-)

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Date: 2012-12-11 02:01 pm (UTC)
kyriacarlisle: tosh looking enthusiastic (oh i'm a nerd)
From: [personal profile] kyriacarlisle
Happy birthday! I wish I'd though to wear my Ada shirt yesterday: alas, missed opportunities.

I donated; credit is fine, but please don't connect this pseud and my name (I figure you know know not to, but just in case).

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Date: 2012-12-11 10:12 pm (UTC)
scazon: Sad Mac (error)
From: [personal profile] scazon
Donation complete! Happy birthday!!


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