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Re: Just a friendly reminder


Hello Joseph,

what you're doing is unique, tremendous and trendsetting. Don't give them what they want:
The satisfaction to have forced you to give up. 

Keep it up!!!!

On Nov 24, 2012, at 7:49 PM, Joseph Mills wrote:

> Hello Team,
>        Many of you know who I am and that some times I can be trying
> to say the least with communication.  The reason why I am writing to
> this mailing list is because I received some hate mail and also a
> great comment on one of my YouTube videos ("thanks for nothing"). I
> was wondering if any of you have been involved in a project like this
> and received hate mail ? How did you deal with it? I mean besides
> marking it as spam ?
>       Many of you know that I am putting in many many hours into the
> Ubuntu TV project and I might not be the best person but hey at least
> I am doing something. Not to mention that  , I do not get paid by
> canonical or anyone for the work that I am doing, And that I can not
> even afford basic things that are needed in order to develop this.
> Example: keeping the lights on in my house or the internet running ,
> Then there is the matter of food. I mean I am on welfare and still
> just getting by. I do have a part time job and it is "On-call" only.
> Meaning that if I get a call I work that day if not then no work. I
> set up stages for bands also for Broadway shows and anything that is
> in the "show biz" entertainment. But the calls are few and far between
> (up-state New York only gets so much show biz). Of course this takes
> away from the time that I am able to develop Ubuntu TV.  So I do not
> think all of you know all that.  I just wanted to make it clear. That
> I am not running a i7 and I do not have 8 gigs of ram and I can not
> call make -j whatever  so this is going to take me some time. Maybe I
> am in over my head ?  Maybe I feel as though my work is just not good
> enough (as others do Hate-mail, you tube  comments ect ) . Maybe they
> are just trolls and I am taking this to hard. But it is hard not to
> when all you have is 3 pairs of pants and a couple of shirts and no
> cash in your pocket and you are devoting your time to a project.
> So I guess with my money situation and  the amount of time that I am
> taking to *fix unity*(yeah that is right unity would not build and I
> had to fix it (days)) and the hate mail that I keep on getting. I
> guess that it is drawing on me. It could just be me being
> over-sensitive. But at any rate I am starting to feel the effects of
> it. Sorry for the rant. I just don't know what to do. Maybe the hate
> mail is coming from company's that are in the TV business. Who knows,
> What I do know is that I am sick of it and am about to snap. Like lets
> take last night as a example. One of my father-in-laws invited us(me
> and my girlfriend (his daughter)) to go out to eat last night I told
> him that I could not afford it and he gave me 20 usd to come and hang
> out. Well I was at the restaurant  I was asked many times about Ubuntu
> and the TV project and if I had a card. I can not even afford business
> cards sad just straight up sad. So if any of you all have any side
> work or anything like that I could really really really use it. Or
> have any idea's for me I am open eared.
> thanks & with respect ,
> Joseph Mills
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