At this time of year, many people are asking you to give money to charity. The bell ringers are there for a great cause, and I'd definitely encourage you to toss something in the bucket, but I thought I'd throw out a plug for my favorite charity here. If you have the ability to donate something, please consider the EFF. The Electronic Frontiers Foundation fights to protect the rights of the people in today's digital age. If you're not familiar with them, chec out this cheesy 12 days of christmas page they put together to give you an idea of what they did this year.
I know money is tight for most people this year, so if you can't donate, that's OK too. Check out the EFF, make yourself aware of who they are and what they do, and remember to support their efforts in the future. They're protecting your rights and mine, and we need all the help we can get these days.