Supporting DigiFAILEverything on this site has been done in my free time because I found it either academically interesting or of practical use (alright, not so much that second one). The goal has never been to make money off of any of this, but rather to get the information out there so others will hopefully put it to use. So I've never considered locking content up behind a donation or fee; everything on this site will always be free (in terms of cost and freedom).
That said, people have from time to time have contacted me asking how they can help support me in my various endeavours. I still want to stress that I'm not in this for any kind of monetary gain, but I certainly will not refuse the goodwill of those who've found my work useful to them.
Bellow are a few practical options on how you can help keep DigiFAIL interesting. If you have a different idea in mind to help out, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss it.
PayPal DonationsThis was easily the most requested option, and despite the bad press it occasionally gets, most people seem more comfortable using PayPal than anything else. The "Donate" button visible on every page of the site will take you to PayPal, where you can make a donation of any size you wish.
All donations via this PayPal link go directly into research and development on my various projects by default, but if you have something you'd specifically like me to do with the money (such as buying a particular piece of hardware to try and add support for it in one of my software projects), then please let me know.
Buy My BookI've recently published the eBook "Inside the Open Source Mind", where I conduct interviews with various open source entrepreneurs, developers, and hackers. If you've read this much of my personal site, there's a pretty good chance you'll be interested in what these guys have to say.
Beyond just the interviews, I also go into some detail on how I found out about each person, and my thoughts on working with them during the interview process. Everyone I spoke with during the creation of the book was exceptionally courteous and professional, and I hope that in some small way, this book can help change the perception of open source developers being antisocial egomaniacs.