Avalon's Thoughts

WhatHappened

Hello everyone, I haven’t disappeared or given up on blogging here! I’d like to share the story of why I’ve been gone so long with you, as well as explain what happened to the look of the site. Not long after I stopped using Google and Facebook, I decided to stop trusting cloud providers to keep out of my stuff. I started doing encrypted backups on everything on my computer. I was also trying out KonMari, and working my way towards making a post about it. Read more...

Electric Unicycle

You can now watch my attempts at riding on peertube! I rode an electric unicycle for the first time today! It’s really cool. One of the employees at our local bike shop rides one, and since he let me try it I got the opportunity to play on a top of the line model; a King Song 18 XL. While the left and right balance is just about the same as a normal unicycle, the forward-backward balance autocorrects, which is a bizzare thing to experience. Read more...

Goodbye Google and Facebook

So, at some point in 2018 I realized I was just.. done with the companies that were mining for my information, and selling it off to anyone who wanted it. I found the practices of Facebook, and to a lesser extent Google, just repulsive. At the same time.. SO much of my life was wrapped up in these services. I knew it was not going to be easy to get out. Read more...

Alphasmart and Sneepsnop

Here we go:) typing thison my new AlphaSmart 3000. It feels just like typing on any early computer. This one’ s got a wonky space key, but I may be able to fix that… and about a minute of poking at it and I managed to get it sorted out. The keyboard has a thuddy feel to it that I actually quite like.Is taking me a moment to get used to having only a backspace key and no delete button. Read more...

Happybirthdaybeferny

This is a quick Happy Birthday to one of my bestest friends from forever. Bethany has been a friend since middle school and we quickly declared ourselves sisters and other halves. I’ll forever have fond memories of us walking home from school, endless hours each lying on a couch in my or her living room while reading books, getting ready for school dances, going on late night runs to walmart in full cosplay costume, and the many many more shenanigans we’ve gotten up to over the years. Read more...

How'd I Get Here

Oh goodness, I’m typing in vim. What has even happened? I’ve been playing in the shell and falling in love with it is what! The experience of learning some command line basics is just a blast, though admittely is a bit of a learning curve. I credit Russ for getting me interested in learning any of it in the first place. My journey there basically started when I asked him for help with my computer, because he was the only friend that I knew knew more about computers than I did. Read more...

First Post

I’m sooo tempted to simply leave it at that and walk away from this post, but that’s probably because actually committing to this project scares me. I’ve made the decision to “blog” before, and started various projects only to drop them after 3 posts or so. I’ll obsess about wanting it to look perfect, and so will never actually get it up and running, which is just silly. I got this set up by noodling with Hugo for a bit, and honestly it got to the “Ok, now to put something on it” point faster than I expected. Read more...
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