protodrew

A collection of the writings of a FOSS loving, ecosocialist, nonbinary person (they/them)

This is going to be my personal recap of the year, as well as me trying a new method of goal setting for the new year.

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​ In the last year I think I've said to myself “I want to read this, but I don't have time... Let me get it as an audio-book” 100 times.

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​ I just wanted to give a little update on the status of this blog, how I'm doing, and what's coming up from me.

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The time has come for a new way of thinking about green space.

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If you aren't familiar with Open Street Map, you've probably at least used something that relies on them. They create some of the best mapping out there and release it all under the Open Data Commons Open Database License, and these maps are completely volunteer supported. Here's how you can help make them better.

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I was recently given the opportunity to get a vaccination through my University due to being in some categories deemed as high risk. I received the vaccine 1 week ago on the 25, and will give you the rundown on how my University allowed us to apply, what the process was like, and some general musings on the vaccination process in general.

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So this would normally sound very dreamy, and it probably will be still, but with the first term of college behind me, and a few mistakes to learn from. I understand what is required for me, what I like to do, and how I am going to move forward.

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​ You might have noticed that although my previous seasonal theme post promised 2 updates, none came and no Summer theme was announced either. I took the summer for a time of personal reconciliation both by settling my affairs and preparing for the move to college, and spiritually through long bouts of meditation and personal fulfillment. You don't need me to tell you that this has been a crazy year, so taking a break from unnecessary labor seemed necessary. However, I believe the fall is the perfect time to begin my second seasonal theme of the year while I am packing to leave to college as I write this.

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I am by no means the first person to discuss this, but I wanted to articulate my thoughts and propose the solution I see in an abstract sense and what we can do to achieve that in the modern world.

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Overall I have really been enjoying ACNH so far and am extremely excited to sink as much time into it as I did New Leaf. Here are my thoughts after about 10 hours.

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