I do two different kinds of "subscriber only" posts nowadays. The "And then I wrote" articles that come out on Thursday mornings are little bonuses to thank the people who subscribe. The other kind are diaries like this one, kept behind the firewall since that material is often "inside baseball" kind of stuff, or my own personal diary/blog, which would not be of interest to most people... just those friends of mine who are already interested enough to sign up.
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Lately, there have been people who subscribed but then never activate their passwords. The problem may be on our end, with the software that is supposed to connect with you once you sign up. You should be getting an automatic email, with a temporary password, when you sign up; if it doesn't arrive within 24 hours, check your spam filter and if there isn't anything there, write to us directly via the "Contact Us" button at the top of this page.
Also, as an inducement to our regular users, this month there is a free give-away that I will describe behind the paywall...
Which reminds me; our stats: As of today, we have 168 paid subscribers (four new subscribers since the last diary—thanks and welcome!) and 10,147 people (more than a hundred since last month!) who get notified of new postings. We continue to grow, but not nearly fast enough to keep us in business. Please tell more people about our site. And if you can, please subscribe at a rate of $10 a month (still safer than going out to get donuts, at least for your waistline, even if your state is opening up now) or $100 per year. And tell your friends about the site!
And now for more details about the passing of one supporter, the opening of the telescope, talks available on line, and some timeless (i.e. hoary) puns... and of course the freebie I promised above.
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