Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Baking for our grandchildren

Pay money and continue the halfbakery with it
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It occurs to Voice that the Half Bakery is now one of the oldest sites still operating in its original form and with its original function. He is filled with consternation, that bitrot will take away his lovely refuge and he is inclined that someone else should do something about it.

If we pitch in to a common pot perhaps we can set up an ongoing foundation to assure the presence of this site into a future that, got forbid, may not have our founding member (or anyone else willing to personally fund and administer it) in it?

Voice, Aug 13 2019

I am batman... https://i.redd.it/vdjuu2c6ckm01.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 15 2019]


       I would gladly give £1000 to help assure the future of the Halfbakery, but this would surely be up to [jutta], would it not?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 13 2019

       I have an extra hot-water bottle that I'm prepared to give in. It has a small leak, but I'm confident that if you fill it with warm wallpaper paste instead of ordinary water, and do not lie on top of it, that none of the glue will be released during the night. I also currently have a large potato with some rusty floorboard nails stuck in it that I had planned to use in a parachuting experiment. I'll send that too. What's the address?
xenzag, Aug 13 2019

       14 years I've been coming to this site almost daily. During the time it was down I had to find other things to do with my time. Turns out I have a wife and kids. They're actually pretty cool. Wonder what they've been up to lately now that the site's back on line.   

       Anyway, I'd be happy to throw a couple of bucks at one of those funding buttons.   

       I'll donate £2000 minus a couple of zeros.
doctorremulac3, Aug 13 2019

       Can I also mention that the idea title is a little scary?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 13 2019

       Yes. Wording is a bit ominous.   

       How about "Let's Help Our Friend Jutta Out! :)"
doctorremulac3, Aug 13 2019

       That kinda suggests she's a down-and-out. How about "Halfbakery Forever"?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 13 2019

       I’d be down for a handful of Dollarydoos. (And I agree above the (original) title being a bit too ominous).
AusCan531, Aug 13 2019

       This has been proposed before. If I remember correctly there can be no moneys changing hands or donations or advertising revenue for it's awsomeness to continue as the unsullied text we've come to know and love.   

       ...or something like that, I wasn't really paying enough attention back then.   

pertinax, Aug 14 2019

       //That kinda suggests she's a down-and-out.// Oh, yea.   

       //How about "Halfbakery Forever"?//   

       It smacks of having the Halfbakery carry on long after we're all dead. Morbid and a bit morose.   

       How about a Paypal button labeled: "Let's all help pay for this great thing we all enjoy you cheap ass bastards!" Wait... maybe take out the second part.   

       No, on second thought leave in the "we all enjoy" part. Gives a "warm tummy" vibe to it.
doctorremulac3, Aug 14 2019

       The halfbakery should carry on in perpetuity for generations to come so they may one day build upon and gawp at our ancient collective ignorance.
There is no other place like this one.

       [+] I love the idea that the universe, in the very distant future, is saved by a very niche, rouge eccentric database.   

       I am sure [Jutta] knows best and knows that we can be called apon when needed.
wjt, Aug 14 2019

       //a very niche, rouge eccentric database//

How did you know what colour it is?
hippo, Aug 14 2019

       //How did you know what colour it is?//   

       Because he red it for years?
AusCan531, Aug 14 2019

       <Very ... Slow ... Handclaps/>   

       We are minded to once again make our very generous FREE offer to Assimilate the HalfBakery and all its inhabitants. Go on, you know you want to. Resistance is Futile ...   

       Failing that, we will match {MB]'s £1000 offer with another £1000 from his notably overstuffed wallet*.   

       *A Site of Special Scientific Interest, as it is a residence for a number of rare species including moths and bats, having lain undisturbed by human activity for many generations.
8th of 7, Aug 14 2019

       When the internet radically changes for whatever reason, the bakery may have to adapt to the new protocols / trinary computers / brain-interfaces / etc... ie. beyond simple website maintenance. Adaptation cost is a thing.
RayfordSteele, Aug 14 2019

       //offer to Assimilate the HalfBakery and all its inhabitants//   

       <Batman voice>. We’re not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with us. /<Batman voice>
AusCan531, Aug 15 2019

       <Batman voice>. We’re not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with us. /<Batman voice>   

       Yeah. When Batman needs to sound hard, he just asks himself what Rorschach would say.
Loris, Aug 15 2019

       You have to wonder about a superhero who models himself on a small flying mouse with poor eyesight.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 15 2019


       //How did you know what colour it is?// It wouldn't be half baked without some embarrassment, and outbursts of raised blood pressure discussion.
wjt, Aug 17 2019


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