Successful September Drive – Thanks

Thanks to all who helped by donating, spreading the word, or working on the site! Erowid got 1,240 donations in September, the most ever in a single month. We’re still finalizing some of the donations, there are always some that get reversed and have to be removed, but we probably have a few mailed-in checks that haven’t gotten into the number either.

Median donation size was, once again, $10. 316 donations on the last day of the drive and 779 donations in the last five days.

Another Revision of Bitcoin Transaction Importer

Most bitcoin donations to Erowid come in very small amounts and not super often. But, ever September, I need to have a daily tracking of incoming bitcoin donations to keep our daily September Drive numbers accurate.

Otherwise, there’s no reason to do day-to-day tracking of bitcoin donations. But, each year it seems each system I use to do server-side pull and parse of bitcoin donations into our contribution tracker change format or meaning. And again this year.

After some very generous folks contributed 45 bitcoin donations yesterday, it became clear that I needed to stop entering them manually into our contribution list and had to update the importer. So, this year, I’m using the JSON output from :

http://webbtc.com/address/

It took me a few hours of figuring out the differences between the different formats I’d been reading.

So, that makes 65 bitcoin donations so far in September. Hurray!

Sept Drive