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Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 16:21:39


ps 
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Hi,

As some of you might know from the warlight grapevine i work as a professional computer programmer.

What you might not know is that i also run a music label called Enough Records and am somewhat of a digital artist myself.
http://enoughrecords.scene.org
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjxyPjW-DeNVxSC0UC_DLIhNjjPIg6vKg

You might have noticed i also sometimes host livestreams (of warlight and other things).

A few weeks ago i had an epiphany that had been building up for a few years now. I re-concluded that i fucking hate working for end clients and that i would be much better off not working for them ever again in my life. They always have their mind set on asking for outdated things that make no sense, they don't listen when you explain what is possible and what isn't, they always doubt your realistic budgets, demand unrealistic delivery times and expect the greatest thing ever, you end up spending allnighters stressing your mind away to meet their fucked up expectations and then spend double that time trying to get them to come through with the agreed payment. I always hated the bullshit market side of things and the annoying cluelessness of most people. It was stressful like hell and i felt like i was always explaining obvious things to stupid people, only to be allowed to work on an uninteresting project that was being directed the wrong way. Not having any real impact on the world. Not making me feel accomplished. So i finally gave up and swore never to work on someone else's project unless it's completely under my terms and aligned with what i want to be doing for myself as an engineer, artist or content creator. This is not something that is compatible with working for a small-sized services based company, so i talked with my bosses and downgraded my time schedule to 4 hours a week, just to do simple consultancy and emergency project management / firefighter coding work.

Which leads me to why i'm creating this post: Now that i'm free from the corporate shackels of life I decided to spend the next 2 years doing fulltime the things i love doing which i was already doing part-time and try to make a living out of them. If i can't make it work in 2 years i'll reconsider working for the man.

The only issue is that all the things i enjoy doing have always been done and shared for free online. And i want to keep them that way because i strongly believe that that's what life and culture is about, sharing things openly with others.

So i started putting together a schedule to do more regular livestreams and general content for a monetized youtube and now i set up a patreon page with some rewards.

So if you consider yourself a fan of mine of some sort, this is most probably the best timing you will possibly ever have to demonstrate it, by supporting me on patreon on this launch phase. The public launch is the most critical phase of patreon, it determines entirely if it will ever pick up "to the general public" or not. So every dollar counts, even if it's just for one month. I could also really use your regular feedback on this adventure of mine to figure out what i should be focusing more or less on.

Rest assured that regardless if you decide to contribute or not i will still - for the foreseable future that i enjoy playing warlight - keep on hosting the occasional WGL, maintain the warlight code repository group on github, upkeep the public events listing and participate actively on the forums as i have been.

You can find more info on my patreon page:
https://www.patreon.com/psenough

Edited 5/30/2017 21:23:27
- downvoted post by Bart Simpson
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 17:05:17


Scarlett The Queen Viper 
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Your music is really relaxing. I googled "Enough Records" and went to check it out. :) Anyway all the best to you, and I wish you luck on your endeavors and patreon page.

Edited 5/31/2017 02:17:11
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 17:10:49

player12345
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The Warlight community benefits from your excellent work hosting/organizing WGL and producing collaborative tutorial videos.

Many of us see and value the work you've put in. Thank you for your contributions.
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 17:28:57


ps 
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thanks!
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 18:03:41


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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If you're enjoying it then it's time and money well spent, good to see you having fun.
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 19:08:02


Belgian Gentleman 
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working 4 hours a week


I spit my beer
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 20:58:15


Zephyrum 
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PS, você deveria colocar o link de ao menos algumas músicas no post inicial :P Boa sorte arrecadando
Changing my life a bit: 5/30/2017 21:22:26


ps 
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Zephyrum: hmm, vou editar. obrigado.
- downvoted post by Castle Bravo
Changing my life a bit: 5/31/2017 05:04:42


[FCC] Aura Guardian 
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Maybe you should have posted this in general? Its vaguely realated to warlight, so I am sure it would have been acceptable. Because now all you got was a team of trolls going after you.

Also, I am very appreciative of what you have done for the community so far. You have added another dimension to WL with your WGL streams. Its no wonder you are one of the most valued members of the community.

Edited 5/31/2017 05:05:48
Changing my life a bit: 5/31/2017 14:06:20


ps 
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i considered posting it on general but it's not really about warlight. So i figured i'd play it safe.
Changing my life a bit: 6/1/2017 18:12:54


[TR-808] 
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Good on you making a change in your life and going off to make a living on what you enjoy.
Changing my life a bit: 6/2/2017 05:37:45


knyte 
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Good luck! This is the second-craziest change from CS to another industry that I know of (#1 became a very successful racecar driver).
Changing my life a bit: 6/3/2017 01:30:05


Platinum
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Respect and instead of wishing you the best. I will help by sharing your links around the place.

Edited 6/3/2017 01:30:16
Changing my life a bit: 6/3/2017 21:33:02


Belgian Gentleman 
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Take your time conducting social expirements on strangers. If your social network popularity is strong you can prosper
Changing my life a bit: 6/3/2017 21:35:42

Joseph
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Take your time conducting social expirements on strangers.

That sounds so authoritarian.
Changing my life a bit: 6/4/2017 01:18:57


[TR-808] 
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@Knyte Hal Prewitt?
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