I appreciate the work you do Michael, really. But there's something about this bit that bugs me - yes, you work hard. Like everyone else, we work to make a living. But I don't go and remind people of how much I work in an effort to get something else from them. You could ask for things using a more... humble approach? Besides, by specifying the amount you work all it tells me is that you're another young fellow who thinks that by killing themselves and not having time or energy outside of work, somehow this is living. It ain't, even for a small business like Phoronix. Besides, people have suggested for years about contributing so you wouldn't have to do the 99% you say you have to write, and yet virtually everything is indeed still written by you after all this time. Are you still expecting to get to 40-50 and still be sinking so much time into a site focused on a niche OS with still only 1-2% market share (on the desktop/laptop)? The effort vs reward seems woefully disproportionate. Those kinds of hours are feasible in the long term. You already sound burnt out.I'm fully committed to the advancement of Linux hardware support and Linux drivers, with Phoronix now being in its tenth year. This is a commitment that's back to taking 80~100+ hour work weeks when also counting the work done on open-source benchmarking software via the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. If you appreciate all of this tireless work please disable AdBlock when viewing Phoronix
I don't know, perhaps I'm just talking shit because I don't run a small business and hence don't have the perspective. But if nothing else - don't beg. Don't make people feel bad that they're using AdBlock on your site despite adblockers being virtually necessary these days to deal with bullshit adds chewing up CPU/bandwidth and introducing attack vectors for various nasties. In the end - just chill. Passion is great but not if you don't have the time/energy to smell the roses. Heck let's face it, it's only Linux.