SSA May Day Mayhem Blogathon – That’s All Folks

Well I am completely knackered. I can’t think of anything else to blog.

Special thanks to those who kept me company. As of now I am completely beat and my brain is all frizzled.

I am still game to hang around and be social, just not to blog anymore. I will pick up with all my blog posts being dedicated to the Secular Student’s Alliance and do another blogathon on Saturday to Sunday with more structure (perhaps a post every hour since my fingers are killing me after this).

It certainly was fun! As of now the total donation stands at $350. We will try to hit $500 and higher as we go along…

Avicenna is blogging for the SSA over the May Day holiday and will be doing so on the Saturday/Sunday too. He is trying to reach the goal of $500 of your shiny American Dollars. Help him do so by donating here. And leave your suggestions on the concurrent hangout happening over here.

SSA May Day Mayhem – Update

Currently at $325, we are just $125 short of our tentative goal…

Avicenna is blogging for the SSA over the May Day holiday and will be doing so on the Saturday/Sunday too. He is trying to reach the goal of $500 of your shiny American Dollars. Help him do so by donating here. And leave your suggestions on the concurrent hangout happening over here.

SSA May Day Mayhem – Prison Architect IRL

For those who are not aware of Introversion Software’s rather cutesy but serious game, it puts you in charge of a Prison. While you control the way it works you don’t control the staff and running the prison is down to how skilled you are at balancing the books.

One of the most contentious parts of running a prison is “perks”. As in what perks do you “give” a prisoner. And there is none as contentious as the TV. Whenever people hear that prisoners have TVs they respond with “TV! They Are Criminals!”. Or worse “TV! Food? Board? Why! That will just encourage people to commit crime!”. The people who say this have no idea about prisons or indeed “what freedom means”. [Read more...]

SSA May Day Mayhem Blogathon – I Need Your Help! Please!

I am so lonely! Come keep me company! (Google Hangout)

I understand that a variety of bloggers have offered bribes such as Cat Pictures (Hmph!) or to sing, but I lack such talents. Instead I shall offer witty banter…

Fine! That’s clearly not good enough. I shall offer a forfeit.

As of now we are $50… I set the goal for my first day of blogathon at $500.

So I am willing to take suggestions for forfeits. So keep it coming and check out the other people doing things for the Secular Student Alliance. I understand that I am unlikely to be over in the USA or the UK for any such forfeit anytime soon but I am intending to use them as IOUs to be cashed in for as and when I do.

I do like the idea of conventions and I won’t be attending CONvergence due to work, however Piano Black (My Unpaid Work Monkey and Guest Blogger) will be there. And I am awfully jealous! So I will make it to one convention at least when I do have the money so keep the IOU nature of these forfeits in mind!

Avicenna is blogging for the SSA over the May Day holiday and will be doing so on the Saturday/Sunday too. He is trying to reach the goal of $500 of your shiny American Dollars. Help him do so by donating here. And leave your suggestions on the concurrent hangout happening over here.