I know that you've been receiving quite a few emails from me lately. I feel bad, and I need you to know I really appreciate your attention. Please take just 2 minutes to read my message.
Two years ago to this day, I was sitting at my desk at my old day job. I didn't much like my job, though I was still writing code, I wasn't happy with the job itself, and I spent most days trying to pass the time, looking forward to going home to work on Synergy until the early hours. I needed to raise funding, so I stumbled across Google AdSense, and managed to raise around $3000 a month, enough for me to quit my job and work on Synergy full time. So I did! Everything was great, for a while...
A year later, I found myself sitting in a dark room at 4am, high on Red Bull, staring at a screen, and I realised something: I hadn't spoken to people in over a week. I actually hadn't used my mouth to speak, as I hadn't even left the house even for food. I realised that I was depressed, my sleep patterns were messed up and I wasn't being productive. I was burnt out, I missed having colleagues to talk to, I was lonely. I needed a solution...
Turns out, that solution was you guys! You enabled me to fund an office, and hire a colleague, Jerry. For the last 4 months we've been working tirelessly to fix bugs and add new features. But its hard work, and most of these features have been highly experimental, so this of course takes a long time. The drag and drop feature we're working on right now is possible, we know that for sure, but every day we're finding out a little more just how difficult it is to achieve, but it'll be so worth it! Once we get the experimental stuff out of the way, we'll be free to start fixing the meaty bugs (like the sticky keys bug, Windows 8 alt-tab bug, and so on). We should have started on the smaller stuff first, granted, but this is what the community wanted.
Its hard for me to admit this, but I've made some mistakes. I attempted to increase our funding by re-designing the website last month. Sadly, this caused us to raise only a 1/4 of the funding that we normally would this month, which has set us back significantly. We currently owe $2000 in rent, and $1000 in unpaid taxes (which is very bad). I realise that the redesign was a big mistake now, and I've restored the website to it's original design - thankfully the donations are coming back in at a healthy rate once more. I know that with your generosity, we can raise enough money to get over this hump, pay our rent and taxes, and continue with development as normal.
Don't let your generosity so far be nothing... Please donate generously today!
Again, I apologise for the volume of emails recently, your attention and support is greatly appreciated. I promise not to contact you again now for another month (unless you email me of course). The next time you hear from me will be the announcement of drag and drop between screens. Until then, thank you so much for your support!
The Synergy Project