This is Ten Forward’s income and expense report for November 2023 which as usual means that all of these values are what happened in October 2023.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Income and Expenses Table
|PayPal (Ko-Fi, Patreon, PayPal.me)||CA$137.31|
|Stripe (Ko-Fi, Direct)||CA$159.85|
|TFSF Deposit (Income – Expenses)||CA$87.22|
|Previous Month’s TFSF balance (including interest)||CA$909.20|
|New TFSF Balance After Deposit||CA$996.42|
The biggest thing of note in this month’s report is the increase in the AWS expense. Most of the increase was caused by an increase in bandwidth usage for AWS Cloudfront aka the CDN service. Our usage of Cloudfront is starting to go past the free tier in significant amounts. Cloudfront bandwidth usage at $0.085/GB for the first 10GB was at 101.132 GB which accounted for USD$8.62 of the AWS expense.
I am unsure if this is the new baseline of Cloudfront usage we are looking at or if this was an anomalous month. I am considering alternatives to Cloudfront such as bunny.net but I don’t think there is a strong need to move as of yet. Any alternative to AWS S3 and Cloudfront needs to be considered carefully not only for cost concerns but also for reliability and availability concerns.
We are oh so close to the CA$1000 milestone for the TFSF, I think with the interest from November, we will be at that number by next month. As always, if you’d like to help reach our savings milestones, you can donate here.
That’s all from me this month, see y’all later!