QUOTE(tarantino @ Mon 28th March 2011, 12:37am)
From a blog entry today.
All this takes a lot of my time, and some of my money. I. am. a. student. I do not have a job, because I’m too busy doing this, looking after two small children (not mine, thank fuck) and finishing off my law degree to hold one down. At the time of writing, I have been awake for 24 of the last 40 hours, and 20 of the last 24, the latter because I was feverishly working away at a project for, you guessed it, the WMF. And yet despite all this work, all this time and the fact that I am, to quote the mighty Julie Potash, as broke as a joke in the month of may…
I have been unable to secure a Scholarship to Wikimania.
600 articles, 168 supports, three presentations, one panel, one fellowship application and two ongoing unpaid projects for the WMF. Add £150 to the statistics as well, because that’s the current amount of money in my bank account (give or take a few pence). And yet according to the WMF’s Scholarship Review Committee, I am not either (a) hard working enough or (b) poor enough to qualify for some kind of assistance to get to the conference where I am meant to be speaking for an hour. This is made slightly more hurtful by the fact that my father has just announced that the family is massively indebted and may have to sell the house – and the fact that at least one member of the Review Committee knew that. I. Have. No. Money. I work my arse off for the community and for the foundation and this is the first time I’ve ever asked anything in return. Exactly what do you people want?
Why don't you stop by, Oliver? We'll leave the light on for you.
This is just heartbreaking, oh the suffering, oh the humanity.
Maybe the people from North East Japan can have a whip round and send some funds to help the poor chap, after all they know what he must be going through.