Diary of a Network Geek

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Five Geek Books for the Price of One

Filed under: Calamity, Cataclysm, and Catastrophe,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:32 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

I haven’t heard much in the US news about the fires in Victoria, but I know it’s bad.

I know people down there, though, thankfully, none of them seem to be effected by the bushfires.  Still, a lot of people are and the death toll has topped 200.  But, I won’t dwell on how bad it is.  Instead, I’d rather point out some folks trying to help.

This is mainly for the techies and comes to me via ProBlogger.  SitePoint, who publishes really interesting web design books, among other things, has their headquarters in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.  In their effort to help out their neighbors, they’ve got a special deal going on their eBooks.  Now, through Friday, Australian time, SitePoint is offering five books of your choice for the price of one, in PDF format.  The proceeds of this will all go to help the Australian Red Cross Victoria Brushfire Appeal.  It’s a worthy cause and you get some great books out of the deal, too.  So, if you’ve got the cash, it’d be a great way to help out.

Just thought I’d let folks know.


  1. Yes the bushfires are just devastating. Every day we’re hearing more news about it, and thankfully we don’t personally know anyone affected. But the stories that are coming out of the tragedy are heart breaking. Everytime I watch the news there’s always at least a half hour of solid coverage, and I cry every time.

    Thanks for mentioning it here.

    Comment by Dataceptionist — 2/10/2009 @ 11:39 pm

  2. I got mine today. But, honestly, I thought of it more as a donation than anything else.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/11/2009 @ 7:11 pm

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