May 2021 Update – I have a lot to explain
Oh jeez oh man it has been a real long time since I posted anything on here, so I guess I should really give y'all a big update. This might be a long one, since it has been... checks watch 8 months since my last post on here. I've got a lot of things to say.
First of all, I want to really change the way I do posts on this blog.
When I first started this blog I had the idea of using it as a sort of combination life updates/tech article type blog. Since then a lot of things have changed in my personal life, and while I still do tech-y things every now and then, having this mindset made it feel like I needed to keep doing things worth making blog posts about. In order to avoid that, I'm going to stop limiting this blog to anything specific. It's just going to be anything I feel like posting about, rather than forcing myself to make a post about what I'm doing every month or keeping it specific to tech things.
Second of all, if you really want to know things about me and what I do, you can now periodically check info.werefox.dev! It's a nifty little site that I made with
Tailwind CSS to give folks an overview of who I am and what I do. If you'd like to see the source code, you can view it here.
I don't even really know where to start with all the things that have happened since then.
I've been writing poetry now and then over at write.as/a-letter-to-the-void, which has really helped me to get out some feelings and thoughts I've had over the past few months.
I've split up my Mastodon account (where I primarily post) so I have a public account and a more private one. If you want to follow me over there, please feel free to follow @firstname.lastname@example.org, since I don't allow many follow requests these days on my private account.
I swapped out one of the servers and am now running most things on the NUC and a few other things on a pair of Raspberry PIs. I also moved where to find information on both the servers I have and the services I run over to the info site.
I even put a separate page to list the private services I've been running on my local network to use for myself.
Twitch streams are still happening, I now stream Beat Saber on a daily basis over at twitch.tv/alexis_werefox. There's a page on my info site that lists out where to find my recorded streams are uploaded as well as other places to contact me.
I am fully COVID-19 vaccinated. I had the Pfizer vaccine's second dose a couple weeks ago!
I'm seeing two therapists now, one to help with transitioning and another to help with mental health and trauma related things.
I'm moving. After over two years of being in my hometown again, I'll be moving to another city soon. I don't want to give details where or when, and It may still be a few months until I look for a job after that, since I have quite a bit I have to get done regarding my transition and my own mental and personal health.
That seems like all the big things in bullet points that I wanna say. It has been a really wild ride, especially due to the pandemic throwing things into chaos. That along with quitting my job really threw me into a funk that I had a hard time getting out of for quite some time. I'm still focusing on myself right now, because it turns out I have a lot to go through! In the meantime, I still don't have a job, and I'm not really sure when I'm going to be actively looking for one again.
On that last note, I do have a fair amount of money saved up for myself, and the stimulus checks have helped a lot in keeping me afloat financially. However, if you'd like to support me I've set up a Patreon as well as a Ko-fi and Liberapay for donations. You can also find all of those links on my info site under “Support Me?”.
I'm gonna stop doing this section. It ended up just setting up expectations for myself that I might not meet, and then I felt bad if I didn't get to it. Regardless, I will be posting here again, I'm sure. Eventually.
I sincerely appreciate if you have been following along with my blog posts since the beginning, and I hope you continue to stick around.