What I did with your money

18 May

Now LBRB is successfully moved (with a few little bits of tidying needed her and there) I need to tell you what I did with the nearly $1000 so generously donated.

First and foremost of course I bought some new hosting. I think you’ll agree that the site feels much faster and slicker as a result of the move. Gone is the churning away and (hopefully) gone is the CPU throttling.

However, I did have some money left over so I decided that as you all had been so generous that the right thing to do was pay it forward. In that spirit I split the remaining money into three parts and donated thusly:

The Autism Science Foundation – A good deal of LBRB contributors and visitors are American so to donate to a science based autism foundation in the States seemed like a good idea. ASF do not place _any_ research monies into the blind alley of vaccines.

National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading autism charity, giving an actual voice to actual autistic people is vital and the NAS do this better than anyone else in my opinion.

Speur Ghlan are a small, recently incorporated charity based in the land of my fathers – Scotland. I know the founder well and am constantly impressed at her drive and enthusiasm for her subject matter.

The amounts involved were not huge obviously but I hope that I’ve managed to meet with your approval both in choice and reasons for choice.

Thank you once again for your generous donations to get LBRB a better home. I hope I can repay you with years more quality blogging from Sullivan and the odd bit of snark from me 😉

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17 Responses to “What I did with your money”

  1. lilandtedsmum May 18, 2011 at 10:18 #

    I should also point out for those reading that Speur Ghlan is a charity which is providing and campaigning for much needed Early intervention for pre-schoolers on the spectrum. 🙂

  2. Passing Thru May 18, 2011 at 10:55 #

    It’s a miracle. Loads almost instantly on my clapped out system. Thanks.

  3. sharon May 18, 2011 at 10:57 #

    Very happy with that.

  4. Alan Henness May 18, 2011 at 11:53 #

    Wow! Almost instantaneous. A great improvement. I hope the move wasn’t too painful!

  5. Lisa R. May 18, 2011 at 13:38 #

    Hooray! Long live LBRB.

  6. Ullie May 18, 2011 at 14:05 #

    Well done in every respect! Plus, thanks for the tip about ASF (since I’m based in the US and am not too happy with most advocacy groups here).

  7. David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. May 18, 2011 at 15:48 #

    LBRB gu brath!

  8. Jonathan @ ASF May 18, 2011 at 16:15 #

    Thank you for your kind donation, Kev!

  9. Kev May 18, 2011 at 17:33 #

    Jonathon – no thanks due to me, it was down to the extreme generosity of LBRB readers 🙂

    • Sullivan May 18, 2011 at 19:29 #

      Gotta say that the site is wicked fast now for me.

  10. Alison Singer May 18, 2011 at 21:20 #

    The site looks great and is lightning fast. Many congratulations. Looking forward to many many wonderful, insightful posts.

    And we appreciate the support. -Alison

  11. Sniffer May 18, 2011 at 23:31 #

    Dear Kev

    Kev money well spent much needed.

    Sincerely

    Sniffer

  12. McD May 19, 2011 at 07:50 #

    Great work!

    And sniffer – I’m watching you, in double-quick time.

  13. Sniffer May 19, 2011 at 13:27 #

    Dear McD,

    Your off topic.

    Sincerely

    Sniffer

  14. Autism and Oughtisms May 19, 2011 at 21:30 #

    The site is loading much faster; most excellent.

    And looks like a good way to share around the left-over funds. Well done 🙂

  15. Speur-Ghlan May 21, 2011 at 00:40 #

    thanks soooo much Kev and LBRB readers- this means a lot to us as we are just starting out on our journey as a charity and though it us exciting it is also quite scary at times. Your donation is very important to us, and we hope that out of our tiny acorn we are planting in Stirling, scotland some mighty oaks will grow and we will be able to support a significant number of special little people and their families…
    Ruth
    x

  16. Windows 8 Keys June 23, 2013 at 07:37 #

    Things you brought up made . But, think about this, lets suppose you added a little bit more? I mean, I dont want to teach how you can run your site, however what if you actually added more stuff that can easily grab peoples awareness? Simply as a online video or maybe a graphic or even few for getting your readers excited concerning what you are talking about.

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