Old stuff

This is OLD STUFF. Newer information here: budget.

Yearly recurring

  • Domain Names. Cost ~$10/year

    • wikispot.org — expires 07-Feb-2009

    • projectsycamore.org — expires 01-Jul-2010

    • daviswiki.org — expires 01-Jul-2010

    • satellite domains: dwiki.org expires 18-Sep-2009 , wikispot.net expires 26-jan-2009.

  • Domain name hosting. Cost ~$20/year.

    • wikispot.org - $20

    • daviswiki.org - $20 (Can probably stop paying for DNS hosting for this one and use godaddy's nameservers, as it's not as super-duper important as wikispot.org)

Monthly recurring

  • Colocation costs: ~$65/month. Paid monthly to every three months in advance. Sometimes there is reconciliation afterward.

    (evening of 27 Oct 07) When we first racked Baxter (the main Wiki Spot server), we didn't have the tools or procedures in place to measure power consumption. Now that we do, we'd have to take Baxter offline in order to take that measurement. Based on my experience measuring power consumption for other similarly-configured machines (dual hard drives, 4GB RAM, modern CPU, moderate usage), I increased my estimate of Baxter's power consumption from 1A to 1.25A. At $22+10% per Amp, that makes for about a $6/mo increase.

    Also, Baxter's bandwidth usage fluctuates (especially with those huge backups via the billable interface to Troy's machine), and bandwidth is billed in increments of $5+10% per [email protected]% or $35+10% per [email protected]%.

    Keep in mind that UL is raising our rates - possibly by as much as 20% - and we also have to account for what it costs me to hire accountants and other contractors to make Cernio work, so this upward trend will continue until the recession hits the SF Bay Area tech sector in force. We can decrease costs by moving to a VPS solution at datacenters in SoCal and/or the Silicon Valley. (SF datacenters are the most expensive of our options, by far.) -Graham

    I dono if this is the appropriate spot to offer, but I'd be happy to give you free colocation if price matters- I am [WWW]http://prgmr.com/san-jose-co-location.html - I've got a 100Mbps commit on a gig line, so bandwidth isn't going to hurt me, and I've got my power costs down to something reasonable, so 1.25 amps is not going to kill me. (which modern cpu makes a lot of difference, too... usually a core2duo comes in around .9, a core2quad, around 1.2a) I can also give you a VPS (they cost me almost nothing.) - i recommend to everyone that they have hosting at two different places, or at the very least backups at a place not controlled by their primary hosting provider.

Other

  • incorporation related fees

  • Promotional materials — stickers, t-shirts $300/year is about right.

Planning for new hardware purchases

As it stands we don't need another machine, but we could purchase two more SATA drives for our machine (we have two empty slots). We're not anywhere near running out of HD space, though. This is just something that we'll likely do at some point.

Month-by-month breakdown of expenses

2007

  • 2007-1: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (subsidized)

  • 2007-2: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $59.68

  • 2007-3: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $62.43

  • 2007-4: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $62.43

  • 2007-5: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $62.43

  • 2007-6: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $66.55

  • 2007-07-01 through 2007-12-31 (6 months): Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $377.85

2006

  • 2006-01: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2006-02: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2006-03: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2006-04: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2006-05: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2006-05: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50

  • 2006-06: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50

  • 2006-06-26: Renewed projectsycamore.org domain via Godaddy. Cost: $9.24

  • 2006-07: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (pre-paid, subsidized)

  • 2006-08: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (pre-paid, subsidized)

  • 2006-09: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (subsidized)

  • 2006-10: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (subsidized)

  • 2006-11: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50 (subsidized)

  • 2006-12: Hosting (server colocation) via [WWW]Cernio: $50

2005

  • 2005-08: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2005-09: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2005-10: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2005-11: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2005-12: Hosting (leased server) via [WWW]1and1: $100

  • 2005-12-26 items purchased for server (see Wiki Hosting):

    (4) STT D400 1G/64X8 ECC Memory

    (1) Tyan Transport GT20 B2865G20S4H SATA 1U Server Platform

    (1) Chenbro 24" Mounting Rail Set for RM124

    (2) Maxtor 7Y250M0 250GB Serial ATA 7200rpm 8MB cache Hard Drive

    (1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 3800+* (2.0GHz) Retail.

Sub Total $1,486.30
Weight: 47.48 lb Tax $122.62
Shipping Method: UPS Ground Shipping $39.91
Shipping Insurance $0.00
Check Shipping Total $1,648.83

Donation history

2006-2007

2006-2007 donations are tracked on the Donate page

2005-2006 (davis wiki)

During Fundraiser

Apologies for misspelled names!

  • Hui Chen

  • John Lofland

  • davisChristine Marsden

  • Patricia Ang

  • Oleg Igoshin

  • Jake Jackson

  • George David Suarez

  • davisGraham Freeman

  • davisTravis Grathwell

  • Tiffany Snell

  • davisCraig Brozinsky

  • davisMatthew Wong

  • Maynard Skinner

  • davisLuis de la Torre

  • davisDan Macht

  • Tim Monk

  • Pxl

  • Lee Beardworker

  • davisAndy Pastalaniec

  • davisBrendan Boyle

  • Wyndham

  • Erik Noftle

  • Jessica Ponaman

  • Clara Van Zanten

  • davisJason Aller

  • Erin Anderson

  • davisCheryl Kysh

  • davisBrian Chen

  • Elisa Hough

  • Dan Masiel

  • David Nguyen

  • Yawen Chen

  • Matt Kemmerle

  • Meryl Hashimoto

  • John Kearney

  • Michael Steinman

  • Daniel Berliner

  • Phil Cameron

  • Rachel Skytl

  • Neil Mattson

  • Janelle Alvstad-Mattson

  • Sharon Zimmerman

  • Rebecca Wu

  • Dave Kaue

  • Janice Gutshall

  • Rosy Klang

  • Derek Ellis

  • Amit Vainsencher

  • Martin Homec

  • Sally Parker

  • Jaime Raba

  • Tom Nelson

  • Geoff Johnson

  • Ben Johnson

  • Dave Oxford

  • Nick Kent-Basham

  • Jessica Krupsh

  • Allan Rae

  • Welsey Ryan

  • Yu Ah Ting Vaneesa

  • Jason Moore

  • Mary Ternes

  • Enosh Baker

  • Howard Zochlinksi

  • Jon Fenske

  • Kenji Yamada

  • Brian Martinez

  • Sue Greenwald

  • Jenny Pettis

  • Joe Garrity

  • Scott Bransford

  • Brendan Pattengale

  • Saraswathi Subbaraman

  • Nikki

  • Gonzalo Eyzaguirre

  • Karl Mogel

  • Amy Zimmerman

  • Stephanie Christiana

  • Rob Roy

  • Aaron Burda

  • Emy Fargey-Williams

  • Amanda Garrison

  • Nilendra Gurusinghe

  • Lay Consulting

  • Daniel Boxwell

  • James Vitiello

  • davisEvan 'JabberWokky' Edwards and davisSarah Hillard

  • Brian Ang

  • Daniel Berliner

  • Michael Harrington and the residents of the davisTurtle House for donating their home for us to use for the evening