Lemur Saving Season

Happy New Year!  The end of the year, whether it's because it's a time to reflect on the state of the world, or just tax purposes, is a traditional time for making donations to charitable causes.  Here is a story about one that we thought we would pass along.

Mike Lee, programmer at Delicious Monster, recently issued a challenge to the Mac developer community to donate to the Madagascar Fauna Group, an organization working to conserve Madagascar's lemurs and other spectacular wildlife.  He started up Club Thievey, an appeal to donate with an interesting twist: Mike will send you a plush lemur just like his if you make a donation of $100 or $10/month.  (Naturally, we signed up — when the "world's toughest programmer" issues a challenge, we are quick to respond!)

This challenge may have been targeted to Mac developers, but Mike states that Mac usage and programming experience are not actual requirements.  So we thought we mention this to the readers of this weblog.  Make your donation by Midnight tonight for a coveted spot in the Founding Troop.  We're not sure what that means exactly, but it sounds like a good idea!