Some of you may have noticed that I have put Flattr buttons below my posts. For those who are not familiar with Flattr: It is a micropayment service which allows you to show your appreciation for (free) content by making small donations to its author. Basically it works by spending only a fixed (but adjustable) amount of money per month, so you don’t have to worry about how much you can afford; and clicking Flattr buttons for things you like. At the end of the month, the money you decided to spend is divided by the number of Flattr buttons you clicked in this month, and the fractions are given to the respective authors. So if you decide to spend $4 each month, and you click four Flattr buttons of four different authors, every author gets $1. There is also a nice video on the Flattr homepage that explains the idea:

So, from now on, if you like, you can flattr me. Just sign up on and click the buttons below each post :-)

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Note: The standard click-on-the-fly-and-show-how-many-users-have-flattrd-this button needs JavaScript, which is bad and takes away your privacy, so I only use the static button which directs you to the thing on the flattr site.