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Fighting the advertisers | Canadian Elections Hacked?

The good people at WordPress (who ‘host’ this site) have “reminded” me that it is time for me to renew the payment for the $30/yr “No ads” option. So I am going to do something today I have not done in the 4+ years I have been doing daily writing here.

So, if you appreciate my efforts here and/or appreciate the fact that there are no sales pitches or advertising and/or want to let advertisers know they are not welcome and/or simply feel like it, please donate any amount you might wish to the cause by clicking on the “donate” widget in my side column (the one that nobody ever notices)

Since not all of you are viewing this site in a format that shows the sidebars, here is the button.

Say “thank you!” Buy Tech Paul a cup of coffee (and keep T4E ad free).

Thank you for your attention. And don’t worry, I haven’t made a dime doing this writing, and that fact hasn’t stopped me yet.. so – no worries.

(If 30 of you each pitch in a buck, then at least it won’t cost me to keep the dang ads away… ha!)

News update: (Just in) It seems that the online voting in Canada has been attacked by hackers.. this was posted 2 minutes ago: NDP leadership voting delayed by outside attack

…outside attack on its online voting system created the delays that have plagued voting for the NDP leadership Saturday, senior party official Brad Lavigne says.

Lavigne says the system was not hacked and the integrity of votes cast has not been compromised. But the attack delayed third-round voting when the system had to be restarted, he said.Read more..

Yes. The Internet. It’s so convenient, let’s put everything online! (Never mind it is unsecured..)

Sorry to put my hand out.. Have a great weekend everybody!

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March 24, 2012 - Posted by | computers, cyber crime, Internet, News, tech | , , ,


  1. You can count on me for a donation Paul. Of course I’m one of those dumb guys that happily pays for good software AND advise. There’s just a little too much of “something for nothing” going on these days. I hope the rest of your regulars join in on the anti-advertisement campaign you’re currently hosting!

    Keep smiling… :^)


    Comment by kstinman | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. Good Idea to remind your readers that it “costs you money” to keep the blog going, especially when it’s ad free. (we all hate the ads) Other blogs request donations and I have paid for copies of an article…more costly than the 1.$ you mentioned. I am in agreement with your request, here’s hoping it will be supported by your other readers.

    …and the News Update… (thanks for this) another attack on Canada’s Democracy…could be linked to the ROBO calls that plagued our Federal Election in May. The online voting system has every potential for corruption …we need to go back to the paper and pencil way of marking our X.


    Comment by Gaia | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  3. You got a ‘fin’ from me buddy…thanks for all the good things you do.


    Comment by MikeyK | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  4. —> kstinman, Gaia, MikeyK, and Anonymous donors: <—
    I thank you for your support. It surely helps!

    So far, contributions have nearly offset the cost of the No Ads! fee. Nearly, but not quite.


    Comment by techpaul | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  5. Most assuredly, you can count on me, in fact, I’ll cover me + the next 4 who can’t afford….
    [..wish it could be more, but-Retired/fixed income–you know the drill…..]
    Anyway, you are the first to get such [donation], from me….
    The reasons are pretty much what the previous ones said, but please indulge me…..
    I have followed you for 2+ years–albeit, not every day [sorry ’bout that], but very close…[and I read the “past” ones]
    In that time you have maintained an honest AND ethical presentation, and every binary bone & thought in my body & mind, tells me you have standards well above the average blogger….
    Keep up the great work, as you have in the past, as well as in the future, and the best to you and yours, as well, in all your endeavors…..[You may now exhale…LOL] —But in ALL reality, it’s the TRUTH !!!



    Comment by holmwel | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Sam,
      This ‘comment’ from you has really recharged my blogger’s batteries. Thank you!


      Comment by techpaul | March 25, 2012 | Reply

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