abdullah tarawneh is trying to survive capitalism.
i wanna create cool things and remove the giant thundercloud from above my head while doing so. currently, my family is going through one financial crisis after another, and i would appreciate even just a few dollars to help fund my more creative endeavors.
what i've done / am doing:
i've volunteered time and some code to open-source projects like OBS, mastodon, pixelfed, and plume, whenever possible. i'd like to do more of that.
i've previously done some concert photography and in my opinion i think the photos are pretty rad. i'd like to do more photography and maybe afford something better than a years-old used pocket camera that i bought for a couple hundred bucks... one day.
i've previously tried streaming retro and classic video games, but had to stop when my 11-year-old desk literally fell apart on me. after a year i finally have a setup again, but the desk i'm using is too small to put a crt tv and some retro consoles on it.
i've done web and graphic design (no showcase yet) but my 6-year-old motherboard died and i had to upgrade my computer at the cost of several hundred dollars out-of-pocket for the new motherboard, new compatible processor, and new compatible ddr4 ram... and it's not like i had that much money in my pocket in the first place.
speaking of money, i'm trying to wrap up two college degrees (for biomedical engineering and computer science), and i'm struggling to pay for the thousands of dollars in extra credit-hours due to my full-tuition scholarship only lasting 4 years. over the past 4 years, i've been taking an average of 22 hours per semester instead of the "full-time" 15, and i just had to pay $2300 for my last 2 classes, which is straining my already very empty pockets.
i would appreciate any help possible with getting back on my feet and getting my life in order, because i'm in pretty deep and need a lifeline.
what i would use any money for:
any donations received will be used for food and transportation primarily. beyond that, i'd like to fund my otherwise-unpaid volunteering and creative projects.
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