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MatsuBonsai

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Support Peter Tea
« on: May 05, 2012, 09:22 AM »
I've enjoyed reading Peter Tea's bonsai blog.  Peter has now setup a way to help support him while he is in Japan.

http://peterteabonsai.wordpress.com/donations/
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 03:24 PM »
Peter Tea is the man!  Very cool of him for spending all that time posting on his blog.  His posts are top notch and I feel like i've learned a ton!  I believe that supporting Peter and people like Peter is a way to support  the future of American Bonsai.  Owen R should create one of the pay pal accounts too. 
« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 03:26 PM by Yenling83 »
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 03:28 PM »
I love these guys but nobody paid for my education? America, land of the handouts. I'm trying to save up for my own trip to Japan. Sorry
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 03:29 PM »
Owen R should create one of the pay pal accounts too. 

... and a blog, too. ;)
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 06:13 PM »
I fly out to Tokyo-Narita in the morning, staying down by Ueno Park, nice area. Work trip.

I don't consider putting a little cash out Peter's way to be a handout, more of a gift to a good friend. Besides, in a perfectly mercenary way, I want him to come back to the US in top spirits and ready to work.

Oh, and I paid my way through school as well, a few times. Cheers.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 06:55 PM »
Owen R should create one of the pay pal accounts too. 

... and a blog, too. ;)

I second that!
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 08:45 PM »
Ok ok.  Someone help me through wordpress setup and I will  ;D.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 08:47 PM »
http://www.webhostingbuzz.com/web-hosting.php

- cheap
- good
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Control panel install of Wordpress (among other things).

Find a theme you like - http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

Done.

(pm or email with any questions)
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 09:30 PM »
I'd imagine the time difference might be prohibitive, but for immediate assistance, you might catch one of us in chat sometime.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 07:32 AM »
Wayne, the chat on this forum?  Whenever I've clicked on that, it just displays a blank screen.  Am I doing something wrong?
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 08:28 AM »
It requires some plugins, mainly flash I believe.  It sounds like your browser isn't configured properly (with the appropriate plugins).
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 01:24 PM »
Anyone can have a 'free' wordpress blog - just go to http://wordpress.com/. Instructions there will walk you though the process. If you don't like the ads that WordPress will place on your 'free' blog (look at the bottom of one of Peter's pages for example), you can pay something like $30 a year to eliminate them. You can also download and install WordPress on your own server if you have a server, or install the free software package on any server whose provider allows it.

Alternatively, a 'free' blog can be run on Google Blogger. Walter Pall, for one, uses Blogger. It is just as easy to use as WordPress and open to anyone with a Google account. Google, of course, will place ads on your 'free' site.

There are other blogging tools, but these two are easy to use, well supported, and offer photo galleries and similar features that are well suited to bonsai blogging. One only needs to be able to follow step-by-step instructions to get started.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 02:50 PM »
I've not had good experiences with the free services. I find them very limiting, and you often get what you pay for. Of course your mileage may vary.

Depending on your requirements and necessary features I think the most bang for the buck is the cheap hosting option.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 11:35 PM »
Our club is in the process of supporting a member for a Japan trip. It's going to be great because she's in the situation to be able to do it and learn from it and bring knowledge back to us. When I first heard of the club's intention to raise money for her, I fully admit I was a little jealous, but in a half second I thought, "This is one of the most wonderful people you've ever met, and you have a 10-month old and a job you can't take a vacation from to hang out in Japan... why not support her?"

Nathanbs... I think you didn't need to say that you WON'T pitch in. Why not just NOT pitch in? I've heard several times from a GSBF board member that there is a good chunk of free money for young, ambitious folks available, but no one has even petitioned for the money. Check them out. They may be able to help you with your trip.

I know that Peter and Owen will teach people regardless of who supported them or didn't support them... that's the whole idea of this. Those who can get to Japan and learn will come back and teach. We who can't get to Japan will just learn from those that can. If  people can give a little monetary support, then fine. If not, then be very thankful for the transmission of knowledge and tell Peter and Owen how much you appreciate them if you're lucky enough to meet them in person.
 

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Re: Support Peter Tea
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 08:06 AM »
If anyone want to support me, book me in 2013  :)  I'll be back likely mid-December when my Visa expires for a while to deal with some responsabilites I have in America and teach.