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Recently MacDailyNews has upgraded our hosting, migrated to ExpressionEngine, and the site has undergone extensive rewrites of code in order to better serve our growing traffic. These changes have increased our operating costs.
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We’ve had some limited success in the past with donations. So we’ve removed some network ads (‘bye roaches!) and replaced them with our MDN donation link on the home page and also included in this article below. These donations keep us going and we hope will help us to finance all of the recent changes to the site. We thank you in advance for your donation, every little bit helps! This article will ride at the top of our home page for a while.
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