Site Troubles

Well judging by how haphazardly I solve problems in Linux, you can tell I develop on Windows for my day job!

The site’s permalinks weren’t working when I switched them to a different format. The .htaccess file was formatted correctly and accessible but it still wouldn’t work. Then I discovered the offending block resided in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and required the change of the AllowOverride option on the www directly below as such:

<Directory /var/www/>        
   Options Indexes FollowSymLinks        
   AllowOverride All        
   Require all granted

And there you have it, now everything is magically fixed!

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Changing religious mores in the United States

The United States is slowly but surely becoming less religious. There’s lots of reasons for this and lots of people more qualified than me to analyze them but as a millennial who is of the age who is expected to return to church but is not, I am not terribly surprised to see any of that. In a wholly random day where I was poking at the wayback machine, I decided to compare some pages across the years on wikipedia about Religion in the United States and I compared the sidebar charts:

Shift in American religion, 2014-2019

This change is coming at a feverish pace and is explained in great depth in the Pew Religion Survey from 2019. I am heartened to see this considering how the election of Trump and the proliferation of conspiracy theories and deep division in the United States. I would not go so far as to blame religion for our ills but its clear to me that a certain vision of the United States as Christian nation is out of sync with reality.

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What year is this that we’re talking about gamestop? As you’ve no doubt by now seen the meme of r/WallStreetBets buying into high shorted GME stock, now there’s a crackdown coming from the investment apps themselves. I’ll let this video speak for me rather than writing some essay.

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It seems like as good of a time as ever to create a personal blog. The reason is so that I can have my own place on the internet that isn’t necessarily linked to other social media but also a place to consolidate various parts of media.

You’re welcome to follow, or don’t. This will be a place of memes, shitposts AND serious posts. There will be all manner of media as well.

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