When I was a student I always had access too tons of free storage. whether
it was through Onedrive for students or Google Drive I usually had 1 or 2
terabytes of storage to work with. This was really nice for storing important
documents and pictures, but the problem came when I graduated and lost access.
I had accumulated around 50GB of data. This is too much data to fit into any
free tiers for cloud storage as most free limits ends around 15GB. When I
started shopping around for storage options everything felt a bit pricey.
I was spending some time at the beginning of the year parsing through my
personal wiki and looking at all of project ideas I’ve come with it.
At the time of writing this I have over 200 notion pages, each representing
a new project or investigation. I was getting choice paralysis and started
thinking how could I possibly start working at any them.
I’m writing this as I go through the process of determining a personal
finance/accounting system that I’m happy with. If you know me or my relationship
with neovim then this journey might seem pretty common for me, but I thought it
would be a good indication of how I handle my life.
I first got into technology and engineering when I was introduced to the world
of hackathons in high school. The idea of getting together with a community of
like-minded people who just like to tinker and sharing what everyone made really
exciting me. Where I was from I could not really just talk about stuff I was
interested in that much, so being able to share my thoughts and experiences
really blew my mind and got me hooked.
I’ve seen a couple of posts about blogging before and a
few discussions on hacker news and similar forums. I think for me, I want to use
blogging purely for myself. There are a couple of different outcomes I want.