A couple more kind souls sent donations through the button on the left bar. I am grateful.
FYI: This last week I made a few tweaks to the blog so that it would load faster. On the backend, however, there have been problems. The server load has been running at close to 100% and there are occasional problems with the MySQL resulting in a WordPress error page occasionally when you bring up the blog. I am told they are working on this… but I haven’t yet seen any evidence of their labor. Say a prayer to the angel guardians of the geeks to urge them actually to do what they said they were doing.