Slow motion internet

I woke up this morning like I usually do. My dad opened the door and said “Good morning”. I said “morning”, as usual. I took the dog out so she could do her business. When I came back inside I turned my computer on. It seemed to be working just fine, until I pulled up Mozilla Firefox. It took a minute to load my homepage and it just went downhill from there. I opened up one of the courses in my OLS screen and it instantly popped the window up. I thought for a second that my computer had decided to be slow for a second. I was very much wrong. When I went to a Class Connect, the connection timed out several times and I had to reconnect, and reconnect, and reconnect. It wasn’t terribly annoying because it didn’t do it as soon as I had connected, but a few minutes after the Class Connect, my internet connection decided to work the way I like it to. I was so annoyed that in my head, I screamed “HOLY CRAP! WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST WORK BEFORE!?”. Instead of saying it out loud, I decided to just take a second, close my eyes, and let out a huge sigh. I am still very glad The internet connection is working now. I think it not working before had something to do with the storm.

Wool Riders

When I was running around with a family relative, I passed by a trailer that had a kids’ activity that I had never seen. It was a wool riding thing. On the side of the trailer, it said WRO Wool Riders Only. You may not yet realize what a wool rider is. I didn’t know what they were or even that they existed until I saw this. My reaction: Hhhmmm, wool riders, what’s a wool ri… THEY’RE RIDING SHEEP!!! When I walked up there, I saw the sheep standing around patiently, waiting for kids to come and ride them. I took pictures with my phone, but unfortunately, I don’t have a micro SD to SD adapter. The wool rider trailer was the funniest thing I had seen all day.

Fredrick Douglass

Fredrick Douglass
Fredrick Douglass was born February 20, 1818 with the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He was born a slave, but he escaped and did many things like become an abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. (Wikipedia) He was raised by his grandmother Betsy Bailey where he was born. (Fredrick Douglass timeline) Fredrick Douglass once told a group of African American children: “What was possible for me is possible for you. Do not think because you are colored you cannot accomplish anything. Strive earnestly to add to your knowledge. So long as you remain in ignorance, so long will you fail to command the respect of your fellow men.” (America’s Library)
Fredrick Douglass was a great man, he is not mentioned much in most history books I have read, but he did great things. He was separated from his mother at birth, and didn’t see her much, but on some nights she would come to sleep with him to comfort him. (Wikipedia Fredrick Douglass timeline) He wrote several Autobiographies in his life time one of the more popular ones was Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass. (Wikipedia) In 1824, he moved to a plantation on Wye River. In 1825 he saw his mother for the last time, because in 1826, she died. (Fredrick Douglass timeline)
Fredrick Douglass described his escape from slavery in one of his autobiographies. He took a train ride dressed as a sailor. He had a red shirt, a tarpaulin hat, and a scarf tied loosely around his neck. The next part of his disguise was his knowledge of ships; he had to know everything about ships there was to know. He needed the “free paperwork” that every black person in the United Stated had. He got papers for the protection of all sailors; they showed that he was indeed a citizen of the US. This is how the conversation went when the conductor reached Douglass in the crowded train car.
“I suppose you have your free papers?”
“No sir; I never carry my free papers to sea with me.”
“But you have something to show that you are a freeman, haven’t you?”
“Yes, sir, I have a paper with the American eagle on it, and that will carry me around the world.” If this man had looked more closely at the paper, then he would have seen that the name didn’t match Fredrick Douglass’s name and he wouldn’t have escaped. (America’s Library)
After Fredrick Douglass escaped from slavery he decided to become an abolitionist leader. He published a newspaper in New York called The North Star. He named it this because when slaves escaped, they followed the North Star. Douglass also held lectures on freedom. Even though he was a well known abolitionist, he was still subject to the laws separating “colored” people from “white” people. When he had to sit in the back of buses and trains, his hosts would feel sorry for him. He would say: “Gentlemen, by ignoble actions I may degrade myself, but nothing and no man can degrade Frederick Douglass.” Douglass is known today for his speaking ability. He inspired the crowd that he spoke to, but he wasn’t always confident enough to speak to thousands of people. First he was asked to talk about his experiences as a slave, he was nervous at first, but then he was much surer about his ability to speak in front of a crowd. He kept in touch with many, many other abolitionists. (America’s library)
Most African Americans were willing to fight in the civil war, but Abraham Lincoln wasn’t sure if it was right to enlist black people in the military. He consulted Fredrick Douglass on the issue he helped convince Abraham Lincoln that it was okay to let them be in the military. On the 1st of January, 1863, Abraham Lincoln released an Emancipation Proclamation making all slaves free and allowing them to sign up for the military. By the end of that war, over one hundred thousand African American men had joined the military. Douglass recruited men in all regions of the US, signing many African Americans up for the Union Army. He signed two of his sons up for this army. The both joined the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. This army was made of colored people fighting an incredibly harsh battle. Douglass’s third youngest son, who wrote to his father while he was in the army. In one letter Charles said he heard that “the colored people were rushing into Philadelphia and that yourself and . . . others were doing all you could for them.” (American Library)

These are the sources I used because I didn’t feel like going through and linking all the things I needed to link.

wikipedia

America’s library

Fredrick Douglass timeline

 

Blogarado costume

At Blogarado I’m not actually dressing up as a Minecraft person with boxes and everything, I will bring minecraft weapons and stuff though. I may or may not post pictures of the costume. I will at least post about Blogarado.

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My youtube channel

I have a youtube channel called epic0217. I already have three or four videos up. the first one I posted isn’t as good as the other ones I have. You should go check it out. I had a lot of fun making the videos with my dad at the state fair. Even if I didn’t know I would upload the two videos of me riding rides. Have fun watching the videos. I hope you enjoy them.

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N.O.V.A. 2 the Half Life of android devices

I recently got an app on my Kindle Fire, and it was the coolest first person shooter I had ever played. N.O.V.A. 2 is a first person game where you have tons of guns to have fun with. N.O.V.A. stands for near orbit vanguard alliance. The first mode is single player, where the storyline is about escaping the government which is apparently working with aliens. I think there is eventually a level where you get to kill tons of aliens, I look forward to that level. In multiplayer mode you can play with friends or with people worldwide. You can unleash your destructive side by killing every one in sight, you can be like people in team fortress 2 and kill all the people in the other team, you can play freeze tag using guns to stop people in their tracks, or you can play a… not so classic version of capture the flag. There are a LOT of weapons and more ways to use them. I give this app a ten out of ten.

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Twentieth post-aversery II

It’s close to that time again. Christmas? No. Blogarado? No… Well, yes, but I mean on my blog. Twentieth post-aversery? Yes but you already used your two chances so that doesn’t count.

That’s right people, I’m doing it again. Twentieth post-aversery II. I hope you people can get your questions in to me in time for the most second… est twentieth post-aversery than ever before.

Have fun thinking of questions,  and remember, you have plenty of time this time around. By the way, I prefer casual questions. I look forward to answering questions.

school login crap

I am starting to have issues with k12, because the system needs improvement. A lot of improvement. I can’t sign in to the classes right now apparently. Every time I try it says I need to restart the browser like I did four times. I’m not going to put up with that crap. I also keep getting ”k-mails” telling me I need to go to class connects when they have been having issues too! I am not far away from ripping my hair out. In a perfect world, k12 wouldn’t barf. To make a long story short, I hate it when k12 messes up.

Blogarado

Blogarado is a really fun event where you can hang out, shoot guns, and have fun. There are costumes too. Some are not very kid friendly. The one that stood out will not be named. I am going to have an awesome costume this year. because this time I’m going as a minecraft person. If you go to Blogarado, you will get to see what I mean. If not, I will post pictures of me in the costume, because it will be freaking awesome. I will post again soon.

slow mo guys

There is another youtube channel called the slow mo guys. I forgot what the link should be so you guys are going to have to find them on your own. they do a lot of cool and funny stuff. My personal favorite is where they popped the giant water balloon. Have fun watching all the videos.