Since 2008, I had been using a Sony Vaio with Windows Vista OS. Over a year ago, Microsoft ended its “Extended Support”, prompting irritating daily popup reminders every time I wanted to use the computer.
To preserve a vintage feel to the Vaio, I was also using an out-of-date Chrome browser.
Back when I had my original blog, lkvy.com, I made somewhat of an effort to make my website aesthetically pleasing. This was a decade-long struggle for me, trying to keep up with the current webdesign standards using a frightfully slow PC that couldn’t handle a pirated version of Photoshop.
Now, it’s 2018 and I’m using a laptop from 2008, which is around the time I cancelled my original blog. I didn’t feel like rediscovering how crummy I still was at graphic designing using free software on an outdated computer.
Since my coloured art markers weren’t dried-out, I created a logo the old fashioned way: on actual paper. I then taped my masterpiece to my monitor: “This looks good. If only there were a way for others to see this brilliance.”