> I don't recall seeing this auction but you shouldn't assume that people always have
> spare hobbie money and also, you could have bought it yourself. I know you have a
> rule where you won't ever spend your own money, but perhaps that's a dumb as fuck
> rule. Was it worth it? You didn't spend 20 bucks and now you complain about it for
> the rest of your life.
I didn't have 20 bucks to spend at the time, it was something like 15 years ago at a point where I had no income whatsoever.
My contribution is my time, and frankly if people had been paying me for my MAME work over the years that amounts to a lot more than any donation, especially if you look at what emulator authors seem to be expecting today.