[theforum] update time

Dean Mah dean.mah at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 12:57:18 UTC 2021

On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 3:10 PM Dean Mah <dean.mah at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've spoken to Eric Meyer about the css-discuss list (which is hosted on
> evolt), and he's happy for that to be a part of this drawdown plan. I just
> need to figure out who manages the domains and dns for that, not sure if
> that's you, Dean, or if it's John?

I'm pretty sure that's John.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 5:58 PM William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> i figure it's time for this mail to go out.
> - finances and resources
> some of you may have seen a flurry of emails from paypal and google
> adsense. basically dave has gotten in touch with me over the last
> wee while, and has reassigned control of some key assets to me: the give@
> paypal account, the godaddy account, and the google adsense account. here's
> the status:
> there's $409.66 in the paypal account. there hasn't been a donation from
> anyone who wasn't me in over 3 years. i started paying for the digitalocean
> account (where cerf and postel, the two virtual servers that currently
> drive evolt live, costs about $18 a month) in october 2019 when payments
> weren't being made any more from the paypal account. i'm going to have to
> move that balance to another paypal account given that the OG one was in
> Dave's name and citizenship for tax purposes, and the bank account backing
> it for withdrawals is now closed.
> the godaddy account has the evolt.org domain name in it. it's due for
> renewal on the 18th of december. i'm likely going to move that to my own
> domain reseller account on or before that time. the evolters.org domain was
> not renewed last year, not that we really used it.
> the google adsense account had $19-ish in it, again backed by the now
> closed bank account so we couldn't get a payout (nowhere near the payout
> threshold to boot), so i've shuttered it. i'm figuring out how to get that
> all sorted again so ads in the browser archive and the list archive can
> fund infrastructure costs for the future.
> - the future
> there hasn't been an email to thelist since may, and only a handful last
> year (in january and february). there's been no real email to thechat since
> march 2015. this is the first email to this list since like 2018. it feels
> like evolt is properly asleep now, and i'd like to propose cryostasis.
> as a wrinkle, we still host the css-discuss website and list on eric
> meyer's behalf, so i'll need to liaise with him to see what needs done
> there; they still have a sprinkling of messages being sent to that list, so
> it's likely something that needs moved rather than put into stasis.
> to that end, who has objections to:
> - the mailman lists being closed
> - the mailman lists being archived and made available as-is
> - the evolt.org sites, including the article archive, remaining online but
> even more static than before
> - the virtual machines being reduced (i.e. from postel + cerf to just cerf)
> or cancelled to limit further cost
> if there are no objections by the end of the year, i'll proceed with
> figuring out the best way to tidy stuff up.
> thanks gang, 23 years is a long time for anything to be A Thing.
> -n
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