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I'm getting hammered with traffic right now and I just upgraded my service to the maximum that I can in an attempt to keep this site alive.

If anyone wants to help out a little, I figure a dollar here or there will add up enough to help out. So if anyone wants, please make a paypal donation to help the website survive this.

Paypal (cash only): cooking@cookingforengineers.com
Unfortunately, I don't want to pay the fees for credit card payments, so I will have to deny any credit card donations. (If you don't want to donate, but want me to get a warm and fuzzy feeling, you can do a credit card donation - I'll know you care, but deny... unless it's a HUGE donation, then I'll take it!)

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Written by Michael Chu
Published on September 10, 2004 at 06:31 PM
14 comments on Donations Please!:(Post a comment)

On September 10, 2004 at 09:10 PM, an anonymous reader said...
dude, shut the site down before you melt!!

check this out:
http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/coral/
and ask them why it doesn't work right now


On September 10, 2004 at 09:10 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Beware ... you've just been slashdotted...


On September 10, 2004 at 09:10 PM, an anonymous reader said...
It's called Slashdot. Your on the Frontpage!


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Ah, the wonder and magic of the Slashdot effect.
http://ssadler.phy.bnl.gov/adler/SDE/SlashDotEffect.html


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet since I receive 404 errors trying to read the comments, but you are experiencing what is known as the 'Slashdot effect'. An article was posted on Slashdot (http://slashdot.org), a geek news and discussion site, about your Cooking for Engineers site along with the link. Your site content seems to indicate you're 'one of us'. Hang in there, the traffic from Slashdot will drop off in a day or two. And congratulations, you seem to be surviving the traffic; Slashdot has been known to completely overwhelm many sites mentioned in their articles.

Oh, and stop by and read the News for Nerds.

--
APL bigot


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
You've just been SlashDoted (http://www.slashdot.org) in a few days your traffic will probably return to normal, right now your site is being visted by every geek on the internet.


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
http://dreamhost.com/ = cheap, competent, excellent support. I use them myself but am otherwise unaffiliated.


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, Tom (guest) said...
I suggest setting up a dropcash thingy, or ease of donation. and the /. effect should slow down tomorrow. good luck!


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, Jack's Shack (guest) said...
It could be worse, you could labor in complete anonymity without any thanks for your efforts.


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Regarding cheap hosting, you should consider net pro hosting. $6 a month for unlimited transfer. Here are there plans: http://www.netprohosting.com/plans.php
Here are network details: http://www.netprohosting.com/network.php

In the interest of full disclosure, I know the guy that runs it (I work with him). However, I don't get a price break from him and I am a happy customer.


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
stop by and read the News for Nerds......


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, an anonymous reader said...
why dont you want to pay the paypal fees?

its still money youd wouldnt be getting anyway, paypal just takes a couple percent, you get the rest....


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, Michael Chu said...
I occassionally will sell some of my unused gear on ebay (computer parts, camera equipment, books, etc.) and if I accept a credit donation of $5 now, I will be paying 3% to paypal on every transaction I make in the future. In the long run, it doesn't seem worth it...


On September 10, 2004 at 09:11 PM, Jared (guest) said...
I think paypal allows each user to have a personal (non-credit card) and a premier or buisness account, you could set up a seperate one just for accepting those card donations . . .

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