I have really been feeling it lately. The strain of not having a proper computer to work on. I used to have a good rig years ago, but like most Tech, computers become obsolete after serval years. I have been working on my laptop now for the last 2 years and its just not quite the same thing. I need to have a more powerful system to do the things I do these days. Although I am a Linux SysAdmin by trade, I do dabble in many other things, from Photography to Videography, from experimenting on Virtual Machines to Rendering 3d graphics. I even take on clients from time to time who require services in those fields, but sadly for the last 2 years, I have had to turn many people down as I just don’t have the resources I used to. The problem is current generation computers are not cheap. A system that can handle the jobs I do cost around $2000 if I outsource the parts myself and build it myself. If I were to buy it pre-built you would be looking at $2500 to $3000.
Now I have been trying for years to save up enough $$$ to get a new system, 2 years later I am still struggling with it. It has gotten to the point where I am now asking for help from the public. It feels weird to do so though, I mean you look at a lot of these kickstarted campaigns, and they make sense, you are buying into a product at which point, in the end, you usually get said product. But in a case like mine, the only thing a donator gets in return is my gratitude, the only person the campaign really benefits is myself, I get a chance to get back into production and improve my life with the proper tools, and no one else benefits. That’s why it seems so strange asking the public to fund me. But I broke down and decided I already have nothing to lose. So I created a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $2000 I need to get myself a new up-to-date system that will last me for a good few years.
If you can spare a few, again, all I can offer you is my eternal gratitude.