One of the things I'm learning is Linux, and I'm finding it to be quite nice. I still believe it will never become mainstream, but for my purposes it does a very good job, and the price can't be beat. Perhaps best of all, in exploring Linux I've finally found a group of people who don't look at me askance for wanting to throttle my CPU to reduce heat and noise. It's always nice to find like-minded people.
Speaking of which, for the past few days I've been experiencing a feeling which I can only describe as "content with my furriness." Even seeing people speak ill of furries just makes me smile, because it reminds me, hey, being a furry is pretty great. There's a lot of cynicism and negativity out there these days, since that's the hip thing on the internet right now, but I've always favored those who aren't afraid to be who they want to be, without excuses or justifications that they're "only doing it ironically." Recently I feel all the more compelled to seek out such people, to share this happiness that I feel.
Crazy as it is, kardokis and I may be making the long drive out to California to attend FC with zi_mugudarina. Details are still being worked out. After living for a year in this small town and attending the tiny-by-comparison RMFC, the formerly-familiar Further Confusion seems unwieldy and intimidating! It will be a magical adventure for sure, bookended by torturous days of driving!