11.26.2010

What I want for Christmas

Here we are. Black Friday. The day that the TV box insists is the biggest shopping day of the year, although I suspect that it's a lie -- nowadays, I bet most people are either smart enough to start before Black Friday, or lazy enough to wait until the 23rd or 24th. Or they just buy everything online. Anyway, it's time for you to start deciding who you like enough to buy Christmas presents for, and what in the world they might want. So if by any chance I was going to end up on your list, here's what you should get me:
  1. Nothing
Seriously. I have plenty of stuff. So if you really want to spend money this Christmas, spend it on someone who can really use it. Some ideas, in no particular order:
  1. Make a Kiva loan. The best part about this one is, you probably get the money back eventually.
  2. Vote For Equality. Remember that gay marriage thing? Yeah, it turns out we still don't have it, and this is a great, volunteer-based organization that is really doing the work to make sure we win if this comes to a vote again.
  3. Speaking of which, you could also donate to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, who is fighting prop 8 in court right now.
  4. You've probably heard about The Trevor Project -- a hotline to help LGBT kids who are thinking about committing suicide.
  5. I think you've probably heard of Teach For America, which encourages college graduates to teach for a couple years, before or instead of getting a more typical job. Even though they didn't accept me, they're still great.
What other organizations are worth donating to? Let me know in the comments!

2 comments:

jbohaj said...

Hello, I know that this is not a right place to ask Android & Eclipse question but please answer.

Here
[http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html]

Google advised that "For Eclipse 3.5 or newer, the "Eclipse Classic" version is recommended."

Please tell that which Eclipse (Helios) version works well?
3.6 Or 3.6.1?

Tyler Breisacher said...

No, it's really not. Please use stackoverflow instead.