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Too Stressed

Posted 04-02-2020 at 10:11 AM by zaivala

I barely got any work done as part of the Ubuntu Budgie team. My time is just too full and I'm too stressed to be any good. So I resigned from the team, with thanks.

We're working on the 12th episode of Distrohoppers' Digest, more than a year since we started this podcast. We're taking the time we need, both to evaluate the distros we review and for life to happen around us, so it has been a tad longer than a month on average between episodes, but we're still committed to the project.

As I type this, we're working on Episode 332 of mintCast. I've been on the team from Episode 293, and have only missed a few episodes. (My being too stressed to participate in some episodes should have been an indicator to me that I didn't have time to work on the Ubuntu Budgie team, but I'm stubborn and idealistic at times.) And I'm working on actually being a substantial part of the Linux Innards segment for Episode 333. I've learned so much while working on this podcast.

If any of you listen and would like to give back, I am extremely poor and can only keep doing this because the team and our listeners express their suport. I am on Social Security and am working a part-time job as an auto parts driver for not very much money, which supports myself and my wife. I have it better than a lot of people in this country, but it's not enough to support a life with tech; some months it's just enough to pay rent and bills with a bit of food money left over. I have started a Sponsus sponsorship program if youd like to contribute, or you can donate via PayPal. I've gotten money, gift cards, and even some really good computer equipment, including the two System76 laptops I now use in my daily life (one was a gift, the other was a barter, both from the same listener). The link for my Sponsus is and my PayPal is at Thank you for even considering helping me out.
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