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Seif Lotfy is a fun-loving Zeitgeist and Elementary hacker at large who is a bit low on funds, like most people. Unfortunately he’s *so* poor that he can’t even afford a laptop to work on Zeitgeist after his broke, and is instead stuck with his Atom netbook.

Here’s his story:

After my laptop (Dell XPS 1330) broke at GCDS. I came back to Germany and bought me a little nettop (I got 100 Euro discount on it) since it was the only thing i was able to afford. I used it with my 22 inch screen and even took both of them with me to the OpenSuSE Conf. Right before the Zeitgeist hackfest I added a little extra and switched my nettop with a notebook.

So all the Zeitgeist development on my side since after GCDS was done on a Atom 1.66 GHz processor, and let me tell you its a PITA.

I don’t want to sound whiny but it is slow. GNOME Shell takes forever to compile. To open the applications menu for the first time in Shell takes 10 seconds here and 17 for the Recent Documents. Other things took me around 30 — 90 minutes compile such as evolution and nautilus. It is becoming a bottleneck for development.

Help a bruva out and donate something to this good cause, so we can all continue to enjoy awesome new Zeitgeist features such as:
  • Zeitgeist integration with Evolution: Show me what files i used during a meeting. Which contacts I interacted with most.
  • Zeitgeist integration with Unity: I already have a python implementation of the UI using Zeitgeist and intend to support the DX team with the Vala implementation.
  • Zeitgeist integration with Nautilus: Add the Recently Accessed as well as Commonly Accessed in the sidebar.
  • Zeitgeist integration with Shell: Basically finish the implementation of
  • More stuff…
You can kindly donate by using the PayPal link on his site.