Are you an incredibly awesome human being? Did something I publish here on my website help you fix something at work that you couldn't figure out? Or maybe you just think one of my posts was worth knowing or in the public interest?

If my work has helped you, please consider a small contribution to help me continue publicizing server administration & security tips. Contributions will help ensure that there are no advertisements on this website, even though I spend absurd amounts of time and money on it. The website itself is for the time being hosted on blogger, but I pay for honeypot servers to collect the malware traffic data that allows me to quickly identify high-profile server compromises. I also have to pay for odds and ends like domain name registrations. Quite a bit of the work I do for this blog involves downloading and handling large data sets, like the Wikileaks malware project. Doing this effectively means dedicating computing resources for the task, which can get expensive quickly even when I use something like Amazon's EMR.

If charity isn't your style, you may be interested in hiring me. I am a Linux systems administrator with experience in a wide variety of tasks and I am available as a for-hire consultant or as an independent contractor.


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New to cryptocurrency? There are a whole host of reasons to be excited about the technology; not least of which is because cryptocurrencies use non-centralized peer to peer technology to handle transactions, making it very difficult for governments and large corporations to prevent people trading with one another. Creating a wallet and transferring is very easy and risk-free. You don't need to make a serious investment to trade small amounts of Bitcoin. Even making small transactions goes a long way toward helping to mature the technology and normalize its use for all kinds of different uses. Its very easy and cheap to get started using an exchange service like Coinbase to convert a couple of dollars to BTC. Check out the Bitcoin wiki for answers to common questions.

If you aren't interested in getting involved with cryptocurrency, you can also donate using Paypal:

Paypal is a good option for those who are primarily concerned with just making a quick & easy contribution. Even a dollar or two is very much appreciated and helps me pay for domain registrations and server hosting costs.

If donating time rather than $ is more your style, consider donating a few minutes to learn more and help out the Puppycide Database Project. The Project is a not for profit that researches police shootings of pets and makes that research available free to the public. A large part of the research is crowd-sourced, so by taking five minutes to type in an article about a Puppycide from a news site into the Project's online form, you will have very much helped me, puppies across America as well as the families of those who have lost a furry family member to a police officer's decision to use deadly force. Because PuppycideDB is the only organization tracking this, the public has no idea just how many animals are killed in the US. Our best estimate for only municipal law enforcement killings of pets is 50,000 animals a year. If we count wild animals and include federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies like the USDA, the number jumps to between 3 and 5 million animals a year. That is not including animals killed by "shelters" and pounds, which adds another 6 million animals a year. The numbers sounds crazy, right? Completely unbelievable. So help us do the counting.