An update on the Adland donation drive - and a massive thank you to all of you.

We've raised $1,287.15 for the $2,658.50 so far, but that's not even the best news here. The best news is that so many of you care enough to retweet and donate and post blog posts and tell your friends. I honestly wasn't expecting this much love, and I am humbled by it.

@Adfreak asked everyone to please help save us, @agencyspy put a link in their tuesday morning stir to longtime adgrunt Purplesimon's appeal post. I didn't ask @purplesime to do that, and I didn't ask @imperica to post this appeal post either. I'm grateful they both did. Turns out that Imperica have a good grasp of how much I do here (read: everything), and some readers revealed they had no idea. Thus came the tweets showing me building hardware (acme, apex and acme again) which was quite fun for a bit. At least for me. :)

Even the End days of advertising joined in making a special sarcastic toon just for adland. Sweet.

And to top it all off, my ex-ex hosting place Memset contacted me over twitter to see if they can help. They must have forgiven me for almost taking down their network a few superbowls ago.

And today, Amazon in Ireland phoned us up, they've not just extended the deadline, they're going to help figure out how to make a better setup that won't cost a fortune each month.

I do know one thing - there's been an issue with video (and the way it's stored) for several months now, and it is the kind of mysql-scripting, Drupal-guru (media-mover + video and the famous php 5.3 bugs) problem that I can't seem to solve myself. There's been people that were supposed to work on it who have failed, and that is why I'm spending a fortune on the wrong kind of storage. If there are any Drupal/mysql gurus out there with the inclination to lend a hand, I'll dub you adland's santa this year.

@rjgnyc used a hypnotic cat to get attention.

There's also this, made by @AdamRotmil and retweeted by @advertisingweek

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