Hey, Kickstarter friends--
I'm sorry to pester you with these appeals, but all the same I'm urging you to support an interesting, valuable Kickstarter that needs just a small push over the finish line. I've been working for the past 2-3 years with Alissa Stern, who is waging a heroic battle to save the Balinese language and its beautiful, fluid script. She has now created a pioneering invention, an interactive Balinese-Indonesian-English dictionary that its own users add to and expand every day.
Trouble is, everyone thinks everything on the Web is free, and maintaining this resource and increasing its server capacity to the point where it doesn't crash under the weight of its own popularity--well, that takes money. The Kickstarter has already raised $5,500 of its $6,200 target, but now we're down to the last few days, and as you know, if you don't make your goal, you get nothing.
Please spread the word about this admirable project (at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1762259619/gongs-batik-and-sate-wiki-tools-for-balinese), and if you have the resources to make a donation, please do so.
Those who give at an upper level will receive one of my carvings, saying "Thanks" in Balinese.
All the best,