For my January 2017 diary, go here.

Diary — February 2017

John Baez

February 18, 2017

The Azimuth Climate Data Backup Project is backing up 40 terabytes of US government climate data and copying it to a number of locations, to protect it from all possible threats.

It's going well! Our Kickstarter campaign ended on January 31st and the money has recently reached us. Our original goal was $5000. We got $20,427 of donations, and after Kickstarter took its cut we received $18,590.96.

Soon I'll tell you what our project has actually been doing — lots of good news. Right here I just want to give a huge "thank you!" to all 627 people who contributed money on Kickstarter.

I recently sent out thank you notes to everyone, updating them on our progress and asking if they wanted their names listed. The blanks in the following list represent people who either didn't reply, didn't want their names listed, or backed out and decided not to give money. I'll list people in chronological order: first contributors first.

Only 12 people backed out; the vast majority of blanks on this list are people who haven't replied to my email. I noticed some interesting but obvious patterns. For example, people who contributed later are less likely to have answered my email. People who contributed more money were more likely to answer my email.

The magnitude of contributions ranged from $2000 to $1. A few people offered to help in other ways. The response was international — this was really heartwarming! People from the US were more likely than others to ask not to be listed.

But instead of continuing to list statistical patterns, let me just thank everyone who contributed. Here's the list! (I'll keep updating this list on the Azimuth blog, but not here.)

Daniel Estrada	   
Ahmed Amer	   
Saeed Masroor	   
Jodi Kaplan	   
John Wehrle	   
Bob Calder	   
Andrea Borgia	   
L Gardner	   
	   
Uche Eke	   
Keith Warner	   
Dean Kalahan	   
James Benson	   
Dianne Hackborn	   
	   
Walter Hahn	   
Thomas Savarino	   
Noah Friedman	   
Eric Willisson	   
Jeffrey Gilmore	   
John Bennett	   
Glenn McDavid	   
	   
Brian Turner	   
	   
Peter Bagaric	   
	   
Martin Dahl Nielsen	   
Broc Stenman	   
	   
Gabriel Scherer	   
Roice Nelson	   
Felipe Pait	   
Kenneth Hertz	   
	   
Luis Bruno	   
	   
	   
Andrew Lottmann	   
Alex Morse	   
	   
Mads Bach Villadsen	   
Noam Zeilberger	   
	   
Buffy Lyon	   
	   
Josh Wilcox	   
	   
Danny Borg	   
	   
Krishna Bhogaonker	   
Harald Tveit Alvestrand	   
	   
	   
Tarek A. Hijaz, MD	   
Jouni Pohjola	   
Chavdar Petkov	   
Markus Jöbstl	   
Bjørn Borud	   
	   
	   
Sarah G	   
	   
William Straub	   
	   
Frank Harper	   
Carsten Führmann	   
Rick Angel	   
Drew Armstrong	   
	   
Jesimpson	   
	   
Valeria de Paiva	   
Ron Prater	   
David Tanzer	   
	   
Rafael Laguna	   
Miguel Esteves dos Santos 	   
Sophie Dennison-Gibby	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Randy Drexler	   
Peter Haggstrom	   
	   
	   
Jerzy Micha? Pawlak	   
Santini Basra	   
Jenny Meyer	   
	   
	   
John Iskra	   
	   
Bruce Jones	   
M?ris Ozols	   
Everett Rubel	   
	   
	   
	   
Mike D	   
Manik Uppal	   
Todd Trimble	   
	   
Federer Fanatic	   
	   
Forrest Samuel, Harmos Consulting	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Annie Wynn	   
Norman and Marcia Dresner	   
	   
	   
	   
Daniel Mattingly	   
James W. Crosby	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Jennifer Booth	   
Greg Randolph	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Dave and Karen Deeter	   
	   
Sarah Truebe	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Jeffrey Salfen	   
Birian Abelson	   
	   
Logan McDonald	   
	   
Brian Truebe	   
Jon Leland	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Sarah Lim	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
James Turnbull	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
John Huerta	   
Katie Mandel Bruce	   
Bethany Summer	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Anna Gladstone	   
	   
	   
	   
Naom Hart	   
Aaron Riley	   
	   
Giampiero Campa	   
	   
Julie A. Sylvia	   
	   
	   
Pace Willisson	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Bangskij	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Peter Herschberg	   
	   
Alaistair Farrugia	   
	   
	   
Conor Hennessy	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Stephanie Mohr	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Torinthiel	   
	   
	   
Lincoln Muri 	   
Anet Ferwerda 	   
	   
	   
Hanna	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Michelle Lee Guiney	   
	   
Ben Doherty	   
Trace Hagemann	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Ryan Mannion	   
	   
	   
Penni and Terry O'Hearn	   
	   
	   
	   
Brian Bassham	   
Caitlin Murphy	   
John Verran	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Susan	   
	   
	   
Alexander Hawson	   
Fabrizio Mafessoni	   
Anita Phagan	   
Nicolas Acuña	   
Niklas Brunberg	   
	   
Adam Luptak	   
V. Lazaro Zamora	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Branford Werner	   
Niklas Starck Westerberg	   
Luca Zenti and Marta Veneziano 	   
	   
	   
Ilja Preuß	   
Christopher Flint	   
	   
George Read 	   
Courtney Leigh	   
	   
Katharina Spoerri	   
	   
	   
Daniel Risse	   
	   
	   
	   
Hanna	   
Charles-Etienne Jamme	   
rhackman41	   
	   
	   
	   
Jeff Leggett	   
	   
RKBookman	   
	   
	   
Aaron Paul	   
Mike Metzler	   
	   
	   
Patrick Leiser	   
	   
Melinda	   
	   
Ryan Vaughn	   
Kent Crispin	   
	   
Michael Teague	   
	   
Ben	   
	   
	   
	   
Fabian Bach	   
Steven Canning	   
	   
	   
Betsy McCall	   
	   
John Rees	   
	   
Mary Peters	   
	   
Shane Claridge	   
Thomas Negovan	   
Tom Grace	   
Justin Jones	   
	   
	   
Jason Mitchell	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Josh Weber	   
Rebecca Lynne Hanginger	   
Kirby	   
	   
	   
Dawn Conniff	   
	   
	   
Michael T. Astolfi	   
	   
	   
	   
Kristeva	   
	   
Erik	   
Keith Uber	   
	   
Elaine Mazerolle	   
Matthieu Walraet	   
	   
Linda Penfold	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Lujia Liu	   
	   
	   
	   
Keith	   
	   
	   
	   
Samar Tareem	   
	   
	   
Henrik Almén	   
Michael Deakin 	   
	   
	   
Erin Bassett	   
James Crook	   
	   
	   
	   
Junior Eluhu	   
Dan Laufer	   
Carl	   
Robert Solovay	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Silica Magazine	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Leonard Saers	   
Alfredo Arroyo García	   
	   
	   
	   
Larry Yu	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
John Behemonth	   
	   
	   
Eric Humphrey	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Øystein Risan Borgersen	   
David Anderson Bell III	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Ole-Morten Duesend	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Adam North and Gabrielle Falquero	   
	   
Robert Biegler 	   
	   
	   
Qu Wenhao	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Steffen Dittmar	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Shanna Germain	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Adam Blinkinsop	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
John WS Marvin (Dread Unicorn Games)	   
	   
	   
Bill Carter	   
Darth Chronis 	   
	   
	   
	   
Lawrence Stewart	   
	   
Gareth Hodges	   
	   
Colin Backhurst	   
Christopher Metzger	   
	   
Rachel Gumper	   
	   
	   
Mariah Thompson	   
	   
Falk Alexander Glade	   
Johnathan Salter	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Maggie Unkefer	   
Shawna Maryanovich	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Wilhelm Fitzpatrick	   
Dylan “ExoByte” Mayo	   
Lynda Lee	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Scott Carpenter	   
	   
	   
	   
Charles D, Payet	   
Vince Rostkowski	   
	   
	   
Tim Brown	   
Raven Daegmorgan	   
Zak Brueckner	   
	   
	   
Christian Page	   
	   
Adi Shavit	   
	   
	   
Steven Greenberg	   
Chuck Lunney	   
	   
	   
	   
Adriel Bustamente	   
	   
Natasha Anicich	   
	   
	   
	   
Bram De Bie	   
Edward L	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Gray Detrick	   
Robert	   
	   
	   
Sarah Russell	   
	   
Sam Leavin	   
	   
Abilash Pulicken	   
	   
Isabel Olondriz	   
James Pierce	   
James Morrison


April Daniels	   
	   
	   
	   
José Tremblay Champagne	   
	   
	   
Chris Edmonds	   
	   
Hans & Maria Cummings	   
Bart Gasiewiski	   
	   
	   
Andy Chamard	   
	   
	   
	   
Andrew Jackson	   
	   
Christopher Wright	   
	   
	   
	   
ichimonji10	   
	   
	   
Alan Stern	   
Alison W	   
	   
	   
Dag Henrik Bråtane	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
	   
Martin Nilsson	   
	   
	   
William Schrade	   

For my March 2017 diary, go here.


© 2017 John Baez
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