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Monday, December 27, 2004

Disaster Relief

Greg Hughes is right:

"This is the right time to stop what you normally do, get out of your little digital world that you assume is all-defining and all-encompassing (it’s not, really) and come back to reality...Very real people are experiencing very real pain, and you can do your part to help them recover."
Until the end of the month, everything I earn from TopStyle and FeedDemon will be donated to the International Red Cross to help those affected by this disaster.

Update: Looking for a way to help? The Command Post has a list of ways to donate. Or how about pledging your Google AdSense revenue?

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As soon as I saw ya post, I dumped my pirated version of Feeddemon (sorry?) and bought it. I love Feeddemon and I'd been meaning to buy it and I figured that this would be the best time. Thank you.

Posted by: Anand Shiva at Dec 27, 2004 2:57:20 AM

LMFAO you should donate more Nick, you'll erradicate piracy.

And your a kind and generous man, im sure my two friends over there will appreciate it.

Posted by: Cameron W at Dec 27, 2004 3:29:06 AM

from sri lanka,
thats nice work
if u like to c pics goto my blog

Posted by: jinath at Dec 27, 2004 4:10:31 AM

Good for you. I was just installing a second copy of FeedDemon on my home PC (as allowed by your licence deal). However, I'm now buying another copy instead.

Posted by: TJM at Dec 27, 2004 8:28:04 AM

A sad comment but ... more than 25000 deaths confirmed now (17:00 GMT+1) and some rumours said that this number could grow up to 35-45000.

A crazy tsunami :(

Posted by: n/a at Dec 27, 2004 11:22:43 AM

Great idea Nick
I was kinda wavering about buying the product but this has convinced me and I'm signing up right now

Posted by: AndyC at Dec 27, 2004 11:29:14 AM

Very nice indeed Nick, we need more folks like you out there! :)

Posted by: Mitch Keeler at Dec 27, 2004 11:48:20 AM

I can't think of any words to write. For some reason this post has really affected me personally. I have a lot of friends from India and a lot of them have familes who have been affected by this. I know they will be very greatful for the money.

Posted by: Morgan Pugh at Dec 27, 2004 1:08:22 PM

Awesome. If I did not already own all your products I would buy them right now.

Posted by: Rob Jones at Dec 27, 2004 2:36:26 PM

My friend Tony and I have started a site (that should be up tonight) called www.givetwice.org which will allow folks to have a chunk of their www.amazon.com purchases to towards the relief effort.

Why give it to Amazon.com alone if you can have at least part of it put towards the relief effort?

Posted by: Randy Peterman at Dec 27, 2004 3:16:39 PM


By earnings, do you mean this week's revenues or profits?

Posted by: Christopher Baus at Dec 27, 2004 7:28:00 PM

Christopher, I mean 100% of my revenues, not just profits.

Posted by: Nick Bradbury at Dec 27, 2004 7:35:06 PM

Wow. Maybe this would be a good time to buy TopStyle. Too bad I can't write it off. ; )

Nice gesture Nick.

Posted by: Christopher Baus at Dec 27, 2004 9:06:56 PM



Posted by: Scott Hanselman at Dec 28, 2004 1:26:27 AM

I already own Topstyle and Feeddemon, but I've made a donation of the value of both to the Canadian Red Cross for the Asia Disaster. Thanks for doing this Nick. Hopefully it will inspire others to give to those who really need it.

Posted by: James at Dec 28, 2004 11:12:30 AM

Same story here. Been a fan of your products for years.
Your software shows how talented you are.
Your iMix shows how cool you are.
Your contributions show how big a heart you have.

I just ordered TopStyle Pro.

Posted by: Lance England at Dec 28, 2004 12:13:42 PM

I have owned a copy of TopStyle in the past (regretfully it isn't available for my beloved Mac :( ). The software is something I've always promoted to friends and "newbies" as it simply gets the concept of web-design right.

From now on I'll be bigging up Mr Bradbury in a similar way, since his views and contributions seem equally spot on :)

Excellent and generous effort sir - I hope everyone has as much initiative as you over the coming weeks.


Posted by: H at Dec 28, 2004 1:23:59 PM

Great thing you're doing, Nick. In case the Red Cross Red Crescent site gets swamped, I'm maintaining a pretty comprehensive list of online donation sites at http://www.personal.psu.edu/map408/tsunami.htm - this includes most of the links on Command Post and others. Keep up the great work.

Posted by: Mark at Dec 29, 2004 2:21:43 AM

I'm from Sri Lanka, one of the countries worst hit by this quake.

Thank you for your compassion and for helping us out.


Posted by: Merill Fernando at Dec 29, 2004 2:38:30 AM

Just registered FeedDemon.

I don't actually need it, but it seems a good way spend some money for the cause.

Posted by: Rijk at Dec 30, 2004 6:36:16 PM

@Rijk. Lies. Everyone needs FeedDemon :)

Posted by: Morgan Pugh at Jan 2, 2005 9:56:57 AM