(read: i’m really bored and lunch is in 4 minutes)

why must science be boring? i’m not grilling any certain teacher, yall are awesome. but learning the molecular formula and the way is has to be written isn’t that fun and it’s hard to make it so. you always have the smartbooks, and the nearpods, and the quick things. but where’s the good, solid stuff that makes a student happy and excited to learn? i know the teachers are trying their hardest. they deal with a lotta students for not that much pay.

anyways lunch time. see ya “””tomorrow”””

heyo! welcome to lucas’s blog where i talk about things that exist. here’s some of the best posts if you want to just read the good things. if you’re already a reader of mine, thanks for coming back. i really appreciate any support i can get.


you know how some people consider “may you have an interesting life” to be a curse?

yeah…

▇▇▇ those people. wanna have an adventure?

hello again! it’s me, and i feel like taking up some of your precious time. i’m feeling political so you must suffer through… my oPiNiOn OoOoO sCaRy

socialize healthcare.

wait NO PLEASE COME BACK I HAVE A GOOD REASON


i suffer from a condition called crohn’s disease. the thing keeping me from going into relapse, a drug called remicade, costs $1,400 every two months. without health insurance, i would have to pay 23 dollars a day to not go into relapse and start suffering. we do have good health insurance as my mom works for the state of Michigan and they pay more then we do, so i lucked out.


maybe increase the minimum wage? “oh no we can’t do that or else we might have to pay 5 bazillion dollars for a mcdouble” good sir jeff bezos is the richest man on the planet and he doesn’t pay taxes. we had a 90% wealth tax at the end of world war 2, so we could recoup some of the war costs from the companies that most profited from the war. why not do that for the pandemic? amazon, netflix, tesla, made a ton of money over the pandemic. mainly amazon because of the 2-day shipping and the fact you couldn’t leave your house. ol’ jeff is worth 204 billion dollars. he made 84 billion during the pandemic. and he’s skirting taxes left and right.


lastly let’s do something about climate change. none of these non-binding agreements that do nothing but make politicians look like they’re doing something. have them sign a legally binding contract that says
i’ll do something about the world burning – signed united states”
the difference we could make if only politicians were held responsible. alas, we can’t have that.


thanks for reading! you can get all of my posts through RSS or checking back every now and then. have a good day!

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” imagine it like twitter or facebook minus the weird ads and the tracking. no algorithm, only you picking what you wanted to read. a newsletter where it wasn’t impossible to unsubscribe or worry about your info being sold. now imagine this existed 15 years ago and then we got suckered by the new fancy web 2.0


“what is this magic fancy thing you are talking about and how does it work and how do i get it” you’re totally asking

unlike newsletters which you have to give your email to (and pray they don’t sell it to scammers trying to sell you cheap viagra) RSS works on a “don’t call me, i’ll call you” policy. an RSS feed is a page on a website. (quick tangent: i’m capitalizing RSS because that’s how it’s meant to be stylized. everything else is the same as the rest of the site)

then, whatever RSS reader app you use, which is any app made by anyone (but this one is open source and the best) and it’ll read the RSS pages you asked for and NOTHING ELSE. it won’t start grabbing other things you don’t want. your app then shows you your posts in good ol’ reverse chronological. (selfishly, here’s the first feed you might add, mine)


hot steamy tips for using rss wisely
  • beware hoarding. no algorithm can save you from hoarding feeds “just in case”
  • some feeds only give you the excerpt of a post, with a link to see the full post at their site. don’t follow those: they break you out of the RSS reading experience, and trick you into losing time on their site.
  • don’t follow feeds that update more than once a day. go for daily digests, or better yet, weekly digests.

if it was so great, why’d it die?

first off, google killed google reader in 2013 to make way for google+ which failed spectacularly and the sacrificial lamb was for nada.

yet google only did what nearly everyone did in 2013: leave the open, decentralized web 1.0 for the shiny new web 2.0 platforms. why? it was more fun & convenient.

now we’re in 2021 and for most of us, social media is very not fun and not convenient. that’s why I went back to the future with RSS, and wrote* this post encouraging you to do the same!


*ok well I might have not really wrote it but redid it in my style, here’s the og author