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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:31:30 -0500

Publish new blog post

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diff --git a/gemini/pages/blog.gmi b/gemini/pages/blog.gmi @@ -1,5 +1,6 @@ # Blog +=> gemini://paritybit.ca/blog/flip-phone-challenge.gmi 2020-11-30 One Week Flip Phone Challenge => gemini://paritybit.ca/blog/gemini-is-up-and-running.gmi 2020-11-02 Gemini is Up and Running For older posts (2020-09-24 and earlier), please see my website: diff --git a/gemini/pages/blog/flip-phone-challenge.gmi b/gemini/pages/blog/flip-phone-challenge.gmi @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ +## One Week Flip Phone Challenge + +Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-11-30 | Last Updated: 2020-11-30 + +Recent frustration with my smartphone has led me to throw it aside (quite literally, I threw it onto my bed in frustration one day) in favour of using a good old flip phone again. I've challenged myself to use one for at least one week to see what the experience is like in 2020. + +I normally carry with me an ASUS Zenfone II Laser Android smartphone running LineageOS 15.1. It has served me well over the past 5 years and its battery still lasts me a whole day... mostly. The things I normally do on my phone are: call, text, use a Web browser, use the Element, Conversations, and Husky applications, and check the weather if I'm bored. I sometimes listen to podcasts with it but I've stopped in recent months. I also have the OsmAnd~ map application, but GPS stopped working on my phone some time ago and I rarely, if ever, open it. (I'm proud to say I didn't use it even once when I moved from Ottawa to Toronto!) I don't even take pictures on my phone anymore thanks to some weird fogging that's happened to the camera lens. + +For this challenge, I've chosen a Doro PhoneEasy 612. Pretty much entirely because it's what I had on hand. There's nothing special about it, it's a standard flip phone with a 12 key dial pad, some extra buttons, a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.5mm headphone jack (not 3.5mm), and it charges via Micro-USB like my existing Android phone. On the inside, it has a 3.7V, 800mAh (2.96Wh) battery, a mini-SIM card slot (though I was able to position my micro-SIM card just right to get it to work), and a microSD card slot. + +=> gemini://paritybit.ca/img/flip-phone-open.png An image of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 lying open on my desk with the screen on the home page. + +After inserting my SIM card and powering on the phone, it asked me to go through a setup wizard so that I could set the date and time, ringtones, volume, and so on. After a couple of minutes, I was on the home screen with the world at my fingertips. By the way, this phone powers on in under three seconds (!!!) compared to the minute-and-a-half my Android phone takes. + +This phone comes with a phonebook (which conveniently contained all of my contacts because I saved my contacts to my SIM card instead of my Android phone), messaging application, call log viewer, camera application, image viewer, alarm, organizer/calendar, calculator, FM radio (which only works if you plug in headphones), In Case of Emergency application (something that stores useful information about you in case of emergency), games (Tetris and something called Boxman), and a settings application. All-in-all very bare-bones but it does everything I think I need. + +So, let's see how this goes. One week using just a flip phone. I've even gone so far as to completely power off my Android phone and put it in a filing cabinet so I won't even use it to browse memes in bed. I predict that this won't be too difficult because we're all stuck inside due to the pandemic, but it will still be interesting to see what it's like, especially since I do compulsively use my phone before going to sleep and right after waking up. diff --git a/gemini/pages/home.gmi b/gemini/pages/home.gmi @@ -31,4 +31,5 @@ Additional places I exist on the Internet: ## Recent Blog posts +=> gemini://paritybit.ca/blog/flip-phone-challenge.gmi 2020-11-30 One Week Flip Phone Challenge => gemini://paritybit.ca/blog/gemini-is-up-and-running.gmi 2020-11-02 Gemini is Up and Running diff --git a/gemini/public/img/flip-phone-open.png b/gemini/public/img/flip-phone-open.png Binary files differ. diff --git a/http/pages/blog.md b/http/pages/blog.md @@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ href="https://pleroma.paritybit.ca/jbauer">Pleroma</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-11-30 <a href="blog/flip-phone-challenge">One Week Flip Phone Challenge</a></li> <li>2020-11-02 <a href="blog/gemini-is-up-and-running">Gemini is Up and Running</a></li> <li>2020-09-24 <a href="blog/gomux-is-the-best-cli-matrix-client">Gomuks is the Best CLI Matrix Client</a></li> </ul> diff --git a/http/pages/blog/flip-phone-challenge.md b/http/pages/blog/flip-phone-challenge.md @@ -0,0 +1,65 @@ +## One Week Flip Phone Challenge + +[//]: # "Frustration with my smartphone has led me to throw it aside in favour of using a good old flip phone again. I've challenged myself to use one for at least one week to see what the experience is like in 2020." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-11-30 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-11-30 +</div> + +Recent frustration with my smartphone has led me to throw it aside (quite +literally, I threw it onto my bed in frustration one day) in favour of using a +good old flip phone again. I've challenged myself to use one for at least one +week to see what the experience is like in 2020. + +I normally carry with me an ASUS Zenfone II Laser Android smartphone running +LineageOS 15.1. It has served me well over the past 5 years and its battery +still lasts me a whole day... mostly. The things I normally do on my phone are: +call, text, use a Web browser, use the Element, Conversations, and Husky +applications, and check the weather if I'm bored. I sometimes listen to podcasts +with it but I've stopped in recent months. I also have the OsmAnd~ map +application, but GPS stopped working on my phone some time ago and I rarely, if +ever, open it. (I'm proud to say I didn't use it even once when I moved from +Ottawa to Toronto!) I don't even take pictures on my phone anymore thanks to +some weird fogging that's happened to the camera lens. + +For this challenge, I've chosen a Doro PhoneEasy 612. Pretty much entirely +because it's what I had on hand. There's nothing special about it, it's a +standard flip phone with a 12 key dial pad, some extra buttons, a 2 megapixel +camera, a 2.5mm headphone jack (not 3.5mm), and it charges via Micro-USB like my +existing Android phone. On the inside, it has a 3.7V, 800mAh (2.96Wh) battery, a +mini-SIM card slot (though I was able to position my micro-SIM card just right +to get it to work), and a microSD card slot. + +<figure> + <a href="/img/flip-phone-open.png"><img src="/img/flip-phone-open-thumb.png" + alt="An image of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 lying open on my desk with the + screen on the home page."/></a> +</figure> + +After inserting my SIM card and powering on the phone, it asked me to go through +a setup wizard so that I could set the date and time, ringtones, volume, and so +on. After a couple of minutes, I was on the home screen with the world at my +fingertips. By the way, this phone powers on in under three seconds (!!!) +compared to the minute-and-a-half my Android phone takes. + +This phone comes with a phonebook (which conveniently contained all of my +contacts because I saved my contacts to my SIM card instead of my Android +phone), messaging application, call log viewer, camera application, image +viewer, alarm, organizer/calendar, calculator, FM radio (which only works if you +plug in headphones), In Case of Emergency application (something that stores +useful information about you in case of emergency), games (Tetris and something +called Boxman), and a settings application. All-in-all very bare-bones but it +does everything I think I need. + +So, let's see how this goes. One week using just a flip phone. I've even gone so +far as to completely power off my Android phone and put it in a filing cabinet +so I won't even use it to browse memes in bed. I predict that this won't be too +difficult because we're all stuck inside due to the pandemic, but it will still +be interesting to see what it's like, especially since I do compulsively use my +phone before going to sleep and right after waking up. diff --git a/http/pages/home.md b/http/pages/home.md @@ -19,6 +19,8 @@ an almost-perfect mirror of this website. <a class="rss-icon" href="/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml"> <img src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-11-30 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/flip-phone-challenge">One Week Flip Phone Challenge</a> + 2020-11-02 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/gemini-is-up-and-running">Gemini is Up and Running</a> 2020-09-24 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/gomux-is-the-best-cli-matrix-client">Gomuks is the Best CLI Matrix Client</a> @@ -37,8 +39,6 @@ an almost-perfect mirror of this website. 2020-08-13 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/ethical-investing">Ethical Investing</a> -2020-08-12 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/choosing-an-investment-brokerage">Choosing An Investment Brokerage</a> - ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/http/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/http/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,27 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>One Week Flip Phone Challenge</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/flip-phone-challenge</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/flip-phone-challenge</guid> + <pubDate>Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:20:29 -0500</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[<h2 id="one-week-flip-phone-challenge">One Week Flip Phone Challenge</h2> +<div class="byline"> +<p><b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-11-30 | <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-11-30</p> +</div> +<p>Recent frustration with my smartphone has led me to throw it aside (quite literally, I threw it onto my bed in frustration one day) in favour of using a good old flip phone again. I’ve challenged myself to use one for at least one week to see what the experience is like in 2020.</p> +<p>I normally carry with me an ASUS Zenfone II Laser Android smartphone running LineageOS 15.1. It has served me well over the past 5 years and its battery still lasts me a whole day… mostly. The things I normally do on my phone are: call, text, use a Web browser, use the Element, Conversations, and Husky applications, and check the weather if I’m bored. I sometimes listen to podcasts with it but I’ve stopped in recent months. I also have the OsmAnd~ map application, but GPS stopped working on my phone some time ago and I rarely, if ever, open it. (I’m proud to say I didn’t use it even once when I moved from Ottawa to Toronto!) I don’t even take pictures on my phone anymore thanks to some weird fogging that’s happened to the camera lens.</p> +<p>For this challenge, I’ve chosen a Doro PhoneEasy 612. Pretty much entirely because it’s what I had on hand. There’s nothing special about it, it’s a standard flip phone with a 12 key dial pad, some extra buttons, a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.5mm headphone jack (not 3.5mm), and it charges via Micro-USB like my existing Android phone. On the inside, it has a 3.7V, 800mAh (2.96Wh) battery, a mini-SIM card slot (though I was able to position my micro-SIM card just right to get it to work), and a microSD card slot.</p> +<figure> +<a href="/img/flip-phone-open.png"><img src="/img/flip-phone-open-thumb.png" + alt="An image of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 lying open on my desk with the + screen on the home page."/></a> +</figure> +<p>After inserting my SIM card and powering on the phone, it asked me to go through a setup wizard so that I could set the date and time, ringtones, volume, and so on. After a couple of minutes, I was on the home screen with the world at my fingertips. By the way, this phone powers on in under three seconds (!!!) compared to the minute-and-a-half my Android phone takes.</p> +<p>This phone comes with a phonebook (which conveniently contained all of my contacts because I saved my contacts to my SIM card instead of my Android phone), messaging application, call log viewer, camera application, image viewer, alarm, organizer/calendar, calculator, FM radio (which only works if you plug in headphones), In Case of Emergency application (something that stores useful information about you in case of emergency), games (Tetris and something called Boxman), and a settings application. All-in-all very bare-bones but it does everything I think I need.</p> +<p>So, let’s see how this goes. One week using just a flip phone. I’ve even gone so far as to completely power off my Android phone and put it in a filing cabinet so I won’t even use it to browse memes in bed. I predict that this won’t be too difficult because we’re all stuck inside due to the pandemic, but it will still be interesting to see what it’s like, especially since I do compulsively use my phone before going to sleep and right after waking up.</p>]]></description> + </item> +<item> <title>Gemini is Up and Running</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/gemini-is-up-and-running</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/gemini-is-up-and-running</guid> diff --git a/http/public/img/flip-phone-open-thumb.png b/http/public/img/flip-phone-open-thumb.png Binary files differ. diff --git a/http/public/img/flip-phone-open.png b/http/public/img/flip-phone-open.png Binary files differ. diff --git a/http/public/sitemap.xml b/http/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/flip-phone-challenge</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/gemini-is-up-and-running</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/gomux-is-the-best-cli-matrix-client</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-irc-is-still-good</loc></url>