YouTube changes it’s Partner Program policy

This morning I woke up to an email from YouTube notifying me of changes they are making to the Partner Program policy. The changes are that any channel that has under 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months will lose monetization on their videos and access to the programs features. This means channels like mime that don’t meet that threshold will not earn a penny from their videos until that threshold has been met. Before, you used to just have to have over 10000 views across your channel to be part of the program. I don’t think this change will effect a lot of people financially because any channel that makes any serious money will be way above that threshold. What it does mean is that there is another hurdle put in place that will disparage some new users to create content. Here is a screenshot of the email I received:
It states the reason for doing this being, to ‘protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem’. Reading further into it, to get monetization back on your channel doesn’t just depend on the the amount of people that watch and subscribe to your channel.
Here it states that once your channel has met that threshold it will then be ‘reviewed’ by YouTube before getting monetization. It isn’t an automatic process. So after meeting the threshold YouTube could still decide it doesn’t want to monetize your channel based on the content you make.
This won’t stop me as i’ve already put effort into making videos up until this point. So if you like a Youtuber that hasn’t yet met that threshold do them a favour and subscribe!

Sub to my channel here


Best Linux Distributions? (Poll)

I’m putting together a list of my favorite Linux distributions for a video I’m working on. I’d like to know which distributions the community feels deserves a spot on that list. Not that it will make me change my opinion on my final picks I’m just curious how we all match up. The options in this poll will be the current (at time of writing) top 20 on plus an option titled ‘other’ for any distribution, not on the list. There’s no strict deadline but I aim to publish the results within a couple of months. Click here to vote!

My Daily Linux Driver

If you watched my ‘First Impressions’ video on Deepin, you would have picked up that i was very impressed with my initial time spent in the operating system(if you haven’t watch it here ( It struck me while i was browsing distrowatch looking for a new OS for my main computer, that Deepin might be the perfect choice.

Well I wasn’t wrong. The clean aesthetic and familiar feeling environment makes me feel right at home. The only minor changes i made out of the box were changing the dock to ‘efficient’ mode, collapsing the launcher and applying a fresh wallpaper. Deepin does however provide some sleek wallpapers out of the box. The computer i’ll be installing this to, will have to be able to do everything from edit videos and photos, some light gaming, general web browsing and everything else in between. So once the installation was done and Deepin was up and running I installed Openshot,Gimp and OBS using the terminal and was good to go.


What I like:
● Packaged programs like Steam, Skype and Spotify
● Look and feel
● How it handles hot corners
● The control Center
● Deepin store
● Debian based which i’m very familiar with
● Default Theme


What I don’t like:
● The way it handles updates, it goes to the sound and if you click off it it’s hard to find it again and track the progress.
● When the dock is in ‘Fashion’ mode, the lack of a top bar means tray items including clock,sound,network etc get docklet type icons on the dock which for me, is a little clunky. Especially when you have programs that run in the background.

All in all i’m very happy with Deepin as my daily driver. It has everything i need to get work done be it a quick video edit, writing a document, browsing the web etc. After 30 days of use I will determine whether to keep it permanently or hop to another distribution.

Blog at

Up ↑