oh, bella ciao!

che bel fior

questo è il fiore del partigiano

morto per la libertà

if you care, then keep reading. if you don’t? tldr – show’s over, go home.

i’ve been here for a while. the first post was on august 24, 2020 in which i said i’d start a podcast. the next post was me saying “sorry, nevermind.”

through the years, i’ve said quite a bit, yeah? talked about the past, the present, the future. something about privacy, philosophy, music. wrote a magazine, and finally buried the hatchet. ryan won, can’t believe it.

in between those 1,242 days (who’s counting?) i’ve made a lot, talked a lot, and done a lot. gone through domain after ip after domain. and it is here in which i bid you my farewell. this is not me saying that i’m leaving, this is not me saying that the website and my words will be lost to time, this is me saying that i’m done. maybe later in the future, i’ll look back and start anew. but right now? i’m closing up shop. either hiatus or gone for real.

so, for now, here’s lucas, signing off. thanks for the time!

free your mind

…or at least the web

three cars in every garage,

and six seats between them

you ever hear of the indieweb? it’s this project/community/internet/thing where the goal is to be independent from “silo” websites, i.e. facebook, twitter, etc. and now i’m part of that.

i have an h-card on my homepage, h-entry on every post, the ability to use webmentions, and i can start POSSE anytime i want to. lemme go through the list, and then tell you how you can do it yourself.

starting with h-card and h-entry. these are both part of microformats 2, an easy to use bit of metadata that you can add to anything. the h-card is everything about me, and h-entry is everything about a certain post. the h-card also has rel=me links, which link several accounts together and allow me to authenticate as myself with just my website url.

webmentions are basically a way to @ someone with just a post on your website. very easy, much wow. and POSSE stands for “post (on your) own site, syndicate everywhere.” i can take everything here, send it to all the walled gardens, and link back to here. it allows people who aren’t into the blogosphere to see my posts.

it’s (relatively) easy. start with a website of your own. domain, hosting, etc. you’ll figure it out. then add rel=me to any hyperlink leading to a silo site, tying it with yours.

man this is coming out to a no effort december. ah well. see you all tomorrow.

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+ the 3 year anniversary

i see the world

no one else sees it for me

…well then. it’s been three whole months, hasn’t it? it has been exactly 83 days since i wrote my last post of the ’23 school year. and now it’s 284 days until i do it again. strange, innit?

i’m currently writing in the cafeteria. it’s been a while since i’ve been here, and i don’t think i missed it. questionable food, cold air, and loud people. i’d expect this from a bar, not here.

of course, that’s not what i want to focus on today. right now, i feel like talking about some things i learned over the summer. maybe you’ll be interested! (read: this is totally just a link dump 0_o)

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noun: nostalgia for a time you’ve never known
a summer countdown post: day 1
Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins—and live in a completely different world.

well. here it is. the year is over, and we have a half day. but it feels like we’ve done this before.

the final question of our english exam was to tell a story about what we’ve learned about ourselves and a lesson for the rest of high school. personally, i can’t tell you what i learned about myself. these hands look the same as they did so many months ago. the lesson i took from our freshman year is that time moves slow until you aren’t looking at it. it’s like the idiom, a watched pot never boils, and all that. however, today is june 9th. and i can’t tell you when the school year started. i look at my watch, seeing the seconds tick by. but when the summer blurs by, as it always does, i will be shocked when it’s time to go back.

so here’s to the future. here’s to all the dreams we have. here’s to all we’ve gained, all we’ve lost. i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again. make yourself some memories.

this marks the end of the 22/23 cycle for the blog. i suppose there might be some posts this summer. maybe. i thank you for reading and staying with us through the years. this is lucas, signing off for now. •

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I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then