Donating

By donating you directly help with covering the costs of maintaining and hosting my projects.

I receive donations through Ko-Fi. I used to include Buymeacoffee, but now that Ko-Fi includes Apple Pay and Google Pay while they still don’t charge any fees, they are way more interesting.

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€3 each, no fees.
Accepts PayPal, credit card, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

  1. FvdM.com
  2. Github / Node.js projects
  3. Webhosting
  4. MyHostname.net

FvdM.com

My personal website is where I publish tutorials, code snipppets and anything else I’d like to share. It mostly requires security, storage, dual-stack networking and performance.

Github / Node.js projects

The creation and maintenance of my open source projects take a lot of time and motivation. The donations of coffees help me staying motivated, knowing that someone appreciates the work I do.

Webhosting

For the webhosting and custom applications that run behind my projects, I have a virtual private server. Because some of the projects can peak in visitor counts and require special software they cannot run on cheaper shared hosting. I pay for this myself and they are not generating income other than donations. A while ago I have tried to run advertising on them, but the amount of ad blocking (that I totally agree with) and penalty on page loading speed made me consider it not worth the fairly low extra income. You need to serve a lot of personalized (privacy invading) tracking ads to a huge amount of click-happy visitors for it to pay the bills.

MyHostname.net

The MyHostname.net project consists of various custom built application layers for reliable, low latency, direct dns lookups, dual-stack network connectivity and a domain name with custom DNS settings. The aim is to make the hostname lookup as user friendly and technically true as possible.

I wish to rewrite the backend code some day when I have time. To include useful information for debugging hostname problems, while keeping the interface simple and clean.

Photo by Anna Shvets

Changelog
2020-10-02 – Replaced BMAC with Ko-Fi and shorter text.

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