Jan 18

On Monday I had replied to one comment and was about to save my first post, when the internet connection broke down and has only been restored today.

Expect some updates today.

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Jan 15

Second donation in 2017. This website really could use some more support.


Infinite Unknown reader S. M. donated £25.

Thank you so much for your support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in January: £75

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Donations in 2017: £75

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Jan 15

I will look into all of your comments tomorrow.

I’ve barely managed to get all those updates posted today.

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Jan 02

Infinite Unknown reader S. R. donated £50.

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in January: £50

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Donations in 2017: £50

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Jan 02

A BIG THANK YOU to all my readers who have supported Infinite Unknown in 2016.


In order to stay up, this site really needs your support, …

… especially because it is not generating any income via annoying advertisements.

Please support my work.

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Donations in December: $40, £25, $100,00 (AUD)

Donations in November: $65, £25

Donations in October: $90, £25

Donations in September: $20, £25, $100 (AUD)

Donations in August: $175, £25, €3

Donations in July: $55, £25, €25

Donations in June: $60, £50, €30, $10 (AUD)

Donations in May: $85, £25, $10 (AUD)

Donations in April: $75, £25, $50 (CAD), $10 (AUD)

Donations in March: $30, £25, $10 (AUD)

Donations in February: $245, £25

Donations in January: $85, £25

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Donations in 2016: $1025, £325, €58, $50 (CAD), $240 (AUD)

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Dec 31

… and all the very best in 2017!!!


Wikipedia:

German original[12]
English translation
O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!
Sondern laßt uns angenehmere an stimmen,
und freudenvollere.
Freude! (men’s chorus: Freude! )
Freude! (chorus again: Freude! )
Oh friends, not these tones!
Rather, let us raise our voices in more pleasing
And more joyful sounds!
Joy! (Joy!)
Joy! (Joy!)
Freude, schöner Götterfunken*
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods*
Daughter from Elysium,
We enter, drunk with fire,
Into your sanctuary, heavenly (daughter)!
Your magic reunites
What custom strictly divided.
All men become brothers,
Where your gentle wing rests.
Wem der große Wurf gelungen,
Eines Freundes Freund zu sein;
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen,
Mische seinen Jubel ein!
Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!
Und wer’s nie gekonnt, der stehle
Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!
Whoever has had the great fortune
To be a friend’s friend,
Whoever has won a devoted wife,
Join in our jubilation!
Indeed, whoever can call even one soul,
His own on this earth!
And whoever was never able to, must creep
Tearfully away from this band!
Freude trinken alle Wesen
An den Brüsten der Natur;
Alle Guten, alle Bösen
Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.
Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,
Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod;
Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben,
Und der Cherub steht vor Gott.
Vor Gott!
Joy all creatures drink
At the breasts of nature;
All good, all bad
Follow her trail of roses.
Kisses she gave us, and wine,
A friend, proved in death;
Pleasure was given to the worm,
And the cherub stands before God.
Before God!
Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen
Durch des Himmels prächt’gen Plan,
Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn,
Freudig, wie ein Held zum Siegen.
Glad, as His suns fly
Through the Heaven’s glorious design,
Run, brothers, your path,
Joyful, as a hero to victory.
Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, über’m Sternenzelt
Muss ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such’ ihn über’m Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muss er wohnen.
Be embraced, millions!
This kiss for the whole world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
Must a loving Father dwell.
Do you bow down, millions?
Do you sense the Creator, world?
Seek Him beyond the starry canopy!
Beyond the stars must He dwell.
Finale repeats the words:
Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, über’m Sternenzelt
Muss ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Seid umschlungen,
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium,
Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Götterfunken!
Finale repeats the words:
Be embraced, you millions!
This kiss for the whole world!
Brothers, beyond the star-canopy
Must a loving Father dwell.
Be embraced,
This kiss for the whole world!
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods
Spark of the gods!

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Dec 23

… and now I have not much time left to post some updates.

I will still try to post as many updates as possible (probably just links).

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And now I’ve posted way more updates than I should have, but who needs sleep?

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Dec 20

Infinite Unknown reader D. W. donated $15.

Thank you so much for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Dec 15

Infinite Unknown reader S. M. donated £25.

Thank you so much for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in December: $25, £25, $100,00 (AUD)
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Dec 05

Infinite Unknown reader P.L. donated $100,00 (AUD).

Thank you so much for your support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in December: $25, $100,00 (AUD)

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Dec 05

From now on I will change the appearance of my donation posts.

I will also not keep them on top (in order to inform readers about the sad financial state of I.U.) any longer.


Infinite Unknown reader R.D. donated $25.

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in December: $25

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Nov 29

Hmmh. Sigh.


Donation

In order to stay up, this site really needs your support, …

… especially because it is not generating any income via annoying advertisements.

Please support my work.

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Nov 24

nothing-like-kicking-back-under-the-stars-with-good-friends-and-a-fire

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Nov 20

The third donation in November.

Hmmh.


nmt-cook-tallest-mountain-in-new-zealand

Fifty-seventh donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader D.W. donated $15.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Nov 15

There have been two donations in November so far and both donations have come from reader S.M.


yosemite-valley-usa

Fifty-sixth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader S.M. donated £25.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Nov 15

autumn

… I’ve posted (like crazy) 65 updates, so also check the “previous entries”.

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Nov 11

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Have a great weekend!

Best regards,

I.U.

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Nov 05

crown-range-after-snowfall
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Fifty-fifth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader S.M. donated $50.

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Nov 01

wine-grapes-autumn
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As you can see, the donations in October have been $90 & £25.

So donations (minus the PayPal fees and divided by 31 days) show you, that the website has earned way below $5/€5 per day.

And I am not just spending one or two hours per day working on the website to post all the updates & to keep it up and running.

So even $10/€10 per day would certainly be not much income, considering the amount of work involved.

Additionally, the donations in October have come from just 3 readers:

Reader S.M. has donated $50 & £25, reader R.D. has donated $25 and reader D.W. has donated $15.

Thank you so much for your continuing support!!!

I know the content of this website can be freely accessed and is totally free (and I’m planning to keep it that way), but I really hope that the website can find, nevertheless, some more contributors.

Shouldn’t the information offered here, on a day to day basis, have at least as much value as a lawnmower service offered by some kids in the neighborhood?

In order to stay up, this site really needs your support, …

… especially because it is not generating any income via annoying advertisements.

I am working and doing my best to help you stay informed.

Please support my work.

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Oct 21

tasman-valley-milky-way
Tasman Valley Milky Way, New Zealand (Click on image to enlarge!)

Fifty-fourth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader D.W. donated $15.

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Oct 17

loire-valley-in-france

Fifty-third donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader S.M. donated $50.

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in October: $75, £25
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Oct 15

The website still is (desperately) in need of more support in October.


switzerland-autumn-4

Fifty-second donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader S.M. donated £25.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in October: $25, £25

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Oct 13

… today I will post a lot of updates.

Check also page 2 (maybe even page 3).

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Oct 04

summer-in-the-french-alps

Fifty-first donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader R.D. donated $25

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in October: $25

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Oct 02

switzerland-autumn-2

In order to stay up, this site really needs your support, …

… especially because it is not generating any income via annoying advertisements.

I am working and doing my best to help you stay informed.

Please support my work.

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Donations in September: $20, £25, $100 (AUD)

Donations in August: $175, £25, €3

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Sep 22

hungary

Fiftieth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader K.M. donated $100 (AUD)

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Very much needed and appreciated.

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Sep 21

The website still is (desperately) in need of more support in September.


38773AM00: Aoraki / Mount Cook (3754m) and Lake Pukaki in winter. Mt La Perouse (3078m) left, Tasman Valley and Burnett Mountains Range right. Panorama with late autumn colours, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, MacKenzie District, New Zealand. Photocredit to be given as Rob Suisted / www.naturespic.co.nz.

Forty-ninth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader D.W. donated $15.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in August: $175, £25, €3

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Sep 18

This website desperately needs some more support in September.

Please support my work.


lauterbrunnen-valley-switzerland

Forty-eighth donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader D.W. donated $5.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in September: $5, £25

Donations in August: $175, £25, €3

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Sep 15

switzerland-autumn

Forty-seventh donation in 2016.

Infinite Unknown reader S.M. donated £25.

Thank you for your continuing support!

Very much needed and appreciated.

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Donations in September: £25

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Sep 13

… almost 70 updates/articles/videos yesterday, so scroll all the way down in order to check the “previous entries” as well.

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