If you're shy about a voluntary subscription, but still would like to help out, you can always donate one sum at a time...
Donating directly via PayPal: This is our preferred method. It's better for most donations or webstore purchases as we tend to get a larger percentage of the funds, but it does require a PayPal account. Paypal takes about 30 cents on any donation less than $15, and an additional 2.2% on anything over that. Click the PayPal logo to donate.
Donate via our webstore set-up: You can donate via our webstore system, using the provided link below. You can pay by PayPal or cheque/money order, or by credit card, but via credit card is not that great for small donations, since our credit card processor and the credit card companies take about $4 right off the bat. So, the practical minimum here is 10 bucks, of which we will get about 6 bucks, the rest going to the other parties. On the plus side, you don't have to have a Paypal account, (even though they are pretty simple to set up, and pretty handy to have once you do have one).
We don't expect to make a lot with donations, and we don't want to have to depend on them, but they do help, and in more ways than one. In all seriousness, the thought really does count. We know how much you have to care about something to make a donation, so when one does arrive, however small, that really perks up our spirits, and, honestly, makes our day. :-)
What else can I do?
There are lots of other things you can do to support our work, besides buying stuff, bookmaking us, and visiting us as often as you can. Tell some friends about the site, add our amazing self-updating thumbnail to your webpage, post a link on a message board, spread the word via word of mouth, write your favorite magazine and suggest they run the Joy of Tech, or gasp, even find us some advertising! With your help the fun will continue well in the future. :-)