Friday, April 25, 2008
If you head over to alt.binaries.starwars on Usenet you'll find a post of mine. It's a test. I've been contemplating doing scans for a while and I had a spare afternoon so I thought, what the heck!
Comments please and I'll think about doing some more!
Posted by babyhum at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Firstly let me apologise for my lengthy absence. Every now and then, your personal life takes priority and I'm afraid mine became a big priority.
My grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's passed away last year, and now, someone else very close to me, has been diagnosed with the condition.
Alzheimer's is a progressive and terminal disease for which there is currently no cure. In its early stages, short-term memory loss is the clearest symptom: this leads to confusion, anger, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and the general withdrawal of the sufferer as his or her senses decline. Gradually the sufferer loses minor, and then major bodily functions, until death occurs.
When it happens to someone you've known your whole life, heartbreaking is an understatement.
In September of this year I will be undertaking a sponsored trek across the Andean Mountains in Peru in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.
All I ask of you generous folk is that you sponsor me as much as you can (£1 would do, a tenner would be fantastic, anything higher would be incredible. I need to raise a total of £2800 by June in order for me to take part.
You can send me a donation by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/perupot
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Alzheimer's Society will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
Anyone donating £20 or more will not only be contributing to a very worthy cause but will also be automatically sent a copy of my next release (at my own expense, not the charities) and will be entered into a draw to win a special prize (details to follow, but it will be good!)
If you do donate please include the letters 'bh' in the comments field when making your donation.
Thank you all for taking the time out to read this post.
Posted by babyhum at 12:24 pm