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Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

- I did it again)

Glinner, fediblock 

Hey there in light of anti-trans activist Graham Linehan getting banned from Twitter I strongly urge you to block his own fediverse server that he said he’ll start using more

The thing about anti-vaxxers is that so many vaccines are given to infants.

So anti-vaxxers promote policies that hurt children, because they don't understand how science works.

Please support funding for public education.

So our state education budget's being cut by $345 million. Cool. It's not like the undereducated have made any bad decisions that cost thousands of lives over the past few months.

Just want to give a shout-out to Audacity, which as far as I'm concerned is the open source creative tool that actually achieves the promise of open source creative tools. It gets significantly better every release and releases every few months, and the UI gets better and better (the key thing most open source tools don't achieve). If you tried Audacity a few years ago or more and decided it was unstable or clunky to use, download the latest version. You might be pleasantly surprised.

It's 3 am, which is apparently time for the upstairs neighbor to run their vacuum.

YouTube keeps suggesting "Bardcore" song covers to me.

This is not a complaint.

COVID-19 call to action: Texas :boost_ok: 

This is the phone number for the office of Gov. Greg Abbott: 800-843-5789. Please urge him to:

1. Re-close businesses.
2. Replace the state's stay-at-home order.
3. Replace unemployment benefits.
4. Cease all evictions.
5. Cancel in-person schooling.
6. Mandate social distancing in public.
7. Mandate the wearing of masks in public.
8. Get testing to the level suggested by the CDC.
9. Maintain regulations until we meet the CDC's guidelines to reopen.

The Goodwill site also has cars up for bid. If they're treated like their computers the descriptions surely read "Engine has been removed. Not tested, couldn't find gas tank. Runs Windows 8."

One of the used computers I bid $20 on currently has a top bid of $210, in case you're wondering how my efforts to get new-ish computers for the lab are going. (For the record: If I bid that low it's because the device is /missing things/.)

My take on the Goldman Sachs font, which I imagine is not unique:

It's ... not a necessary font? I mean, it's a sans font. I can use Ariel or, if I'm feeling bold, Helvetica, and get the same effect.

All this broadcasts is GS' narcissism.


I have every confidence that, if given the funds, my principal would replace these relics. I teach at a K-8 school. Almost every student there is younger than these computers.

But next year we will have less funding than this year, so I am making do with what I have - or rather, what I can purchase on the cheap.

If I scrounge enough, I will be sending some of my finds home with my students so they don't have to edit video on ChromeBooks.

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As of today I have 6 computers that, while old, are better than the 12 year old 32 -bit desktops my students would otherwise be using in my classroom. This is double the computers I ended the 19-20 school year with.

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Aaron Smith

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