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nanowrimo 2010


Diary of a Blind Madman

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nanowrimo 2010

...been a bit grumpy lately

         One of my favorite things in the world is probably going away next week. Walkers in Darkness is the mood-disorder-oriented support site that you have all doubtless heard me mention many times over the years. Next week, about a month after it's 11th anniversary, Walkers will likely close. The company that hosts the place wants to increase substantially the cost of hosting based on the fact that walker's server is old and occupies multiple slots in their rack. A new server could continue at the current rate for hosting, but Walkers can't afford a new server. A fundraiser is underway, but getting people with mood disorders to cough up cash is difficult when, the vast majority of them are unemployed, underemployed, or on fixed incomes. We've raised $900 or $3500 needed. If you have a stack of money lying around, please go to Walkers in Darkness and donate zillions of dollars.

         Walkers is a collection of forums and a chat room that quite literally saved my life back in the day. It has been a literal life-saver for dozens, probably hundreds of people in the past 11 years. It is one of the few sites of this sort, mental-illness support, that is not filled with hostile, judgemental, just plain nasty people (go to AOL and check out one of their "support" chats). I don't want it to go away.

         Walkers aside, things haven't been going all that well for me & Sis. Money is tight. Health issues abound. <sigh>A whole host of other problems are making everything difficult.</sigh>