Happy birthday to havelyard!
State of the 'Song
Considering that this auction had 63 items and last year's had 49 and cleared $2,100, and auction totals have been rising steadily every year - yes, absolutely the auction fuckery cost BARCC over a thousand. People being unable to create accounts, not getting outbid notices, and the continual shutting down of the auction without notice had a very obvious effect. On the one hand, yay over $2K for BARCC; on the other, there should've been at least another thousand there.
Will be sending a "I'm sorry you didn't win, but mayhap you will consider donating anyway?" e-mail to nonwinning bidders today. Hopefully we can at least get it to $3K.
But yeah. Cost of delegation and trusting people: Over $1,000. Minimum. Now you know.
Volunteering with BARCC
We have four training sessions per year; tomorrow night is the last information and interview session for the August 23-27 training. So if you have time for a weeklong training, get your applications in today! Since most people have difficulty getting a full week off, the summer training sessions have fewer applicants and your chances are the best they're going to be.
Next session is the whole month of October, every Saturday and Wednesday night except 10/9. But evening-and-weekend trainings have a lot more applicants. So.
Holy Freaking Cow… P != NP?
Work, lunch, hanging out with taura_g, swinging by Diesel if only to drop off sofiaviolet's auction winnings. Sleepover date with feste_sylvain. I should go pack.