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Internet detox…a personal perspective

June 13, 2015

Some days I want to take my computers outside
and introduce them to the business end
of a fully automatic M-60

So far this spring the weather here at my cabin has been quite mild with daytime highs in the 50 to 60 degree range and a nice shower every now and then. This is the exact opposite of what has been happening with respect to my psychological withdrawal from the internet. Up here in my loft I have my beloved iMac and two PC’s a Dell and an HP, graciously donated by a fellow ham in Fairbanks. But even with more computing power than on Americas first mission to the moon, I can not get the pieces together to make regular postings.

It could have something to do with the outside influences that have me straining at the bit to write about the past weeks totally moronic actions by some of my fellow Americans, like… A protest march by supporters of the kids who broke the law by using social media to create a flash mob at that Texas pool party. Or maybe the fact that a Florida high school teacher was fired because he posted on his face book page that he supported the police officers actions up in McKinney, Texas.

Or even closer to home the fact that the Alaska legislature has finally approved a state budget, and even though they made it look like they were working to find cuts to balance the budget they simply stuck their hand into all Alaskan’s pockets and voted to draw the money needed from the constitutional reserve. This of course placated the thousands of state union workers because they would now not only not be laid off but would get a raise in pay! Yesterdays newspaper made it sound like the $800 million in budget reductions they achieved was a job well done, never mentioning they were still more than 2 billion dollars over budget.

Yes it could be any one of these actions by our neighbors and elected officials that disrupted my thoughts while endeavoring to write something worthy of your time but it doesn’t help that computer ‘a’ can only do this and computer ‘b’ can only do that and that I have to transfer everything to computer ‘c’ to send it out over my short wave radio. Also let it be known that though not as often as I like I have found a way to check my email and I do read and appreciate your comments even if I can not at this time respond.

So I must continue to ask for your patience
while I look for a more direct route
from my mind to your eyes.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Terry permalink
    June 13, 2015 3:42 pm

    I sure do miss the internet when it’s down or I’m traveling – it is the way of the world these days.


  2. June 14, 2015 4:06 am

    my detox from social media has been voluntary…. and i’m dealing with those withdrawals pretty well. but i can’t imagine having internet detox by force! hope you find that direct route quickly!


  3. June 14, 2015 10:07 pm

    Wait, they’re still getting raises?!?! What the… humph.


  4. Jon permalink
    June 20, 2015 4:22 am

    I’ve been off the internet for the most part this week myself, mostly because of work schedules & a summer cold. Sometimes I just don’t want to hear anymore!!


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