as we all know, the micromusic community
keeps on growing and the traffic on the server gets higher every day.
we're happy to welcome so many new members but unfortunately a lot of
traffic requires also a lot of performance from the server we're hosted
in the last few weeks the load was getting simply too big.
in other words: if we want to keep micromusic.net
running then we really need our own server.
the new server will still be hosted by obinary.com
for free, but we have to buy our own hardware.
micromusic has never run to make a profit.
now the problem is that we have no money for this (a new server-computer
will cost us at least 1'000 euro). so for the first time in the history
of micromusic.net we asked our members for financial support.
and the good news
thanks to numerous donations from micro_peeps
around the world we got together € 624.-
(until december 18, 2003 - the cost of the server was
€ 1000). those donators made it possible for us to buy the new server
in february 2004 already, a PC P4 2.6GHz with RedHat linux. it is up and
running right now and will help us to reduce traffic on the machine we
were allowed to run on until now and speed up our micromusic.net services
please check photos
of the new server, bacon and michael robertson from obinary.com.
thanks again to our sponsor and supporter obinary.com,
micromusic.net is still a non-profit project
and we depend on donations from the people out there using our service.
there are 3 ways to support micromusic.net at the moment:
donation for the micromusic.net server (check the donators
also small amounts like
2-3 euro are welcome. just click the link above, you will see a
PayPal donation page. if you're new to PayPal you need to fill in
some details like a your name, a password etc. dont worry, is is
not gonna harm you. we will keep you up2date how much money was
donated already. if you want to donate in USD
please use this form here.
if you dont like PayPal.com or credit cards, you can send money
to our Credit Suisse account:
||micromusic, Langstrasse 197, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
|| CH61 0487 9075 7798 6100 0
| bank name:
|| Credit Suisse
| bank address:
||Werdmühleplatz, 8070 Zürich, Switzerland
||donation for micromusic.net server
micromusic association membership with certificate
if you'd like to become
a member of the micromusic association [switzerland] this is the
way to do it. as a member, you are openly invited to attend the
annual meeting in switzerland and help us to keep up the running
of the association which takes care of all the administrative and
infrastructure work for micromusic.net
||by subscribing for a microbuilder
you support the micromusic.net website development project and will
get a numbered microbuilder package for a special price before people
can buy it in stores.
if you have questions about donating money
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you for your help!
November 21, 2003