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Monthly Donations: GIMP and the “Abandoned Doggie” Foundation

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Again, I’m writing a post about my monthly donations at the very last moment before the end of the month, but I have an excuse of being badly sick from food poisoning for the last couple of days (there’s a certain Tex-Mex restaurant nearby that won’t be getting my business ever again, I tell ya). Today I’m finally feeling better and can get back to functioning normally(ish).

This month I’m donating to yet another open source project with a long history (of more than 17 years) — the image editing tool GIMP (which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program). Ever since Linux became my primary operating system something-teen years ago, GIMP has been my go-to application for photo editing and graphics design work (really primitive graphics design work, as I’m definitely not an artist). And speaking of Linux, what I find an interesting historical fact is that the first publicly released version of GIMP was used to create Tux, the penguin mascot of Linux. Thanks, GIMP developers, for a great piece of software!

The charity organization that I supported this month is the “Abandoned Doggie” Foundation, a group of volunteers that runs a small dog shelter in Józefów near Otwock. I decided to do something different this time, and instead of making an online donation or virtually adopting a dog, I bought three big packs of dog food and delivered them to the shelter. Here’s a few pictures of the dogs that I took on that visit:

Bon appetit, fellows!

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