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I'm Aaron, a Media Arts / Technology teacher for a K-8 Creative & Performing Arts Academy.

Before I did this, I was a Visual Arts teacher.

I'm very much into , , , , , the movement, and the idea that artists should be fairly compensated for the work they do (vs reposting said work without even attribution).

My politics lean left, but I don't talk about that much here.

I'm a widower.

I talk about games on @Crash.

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Things I Try To Not Do (A non-comprehensive list) Show more

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

Natural Disaster, Mozambique Show more

I have a feeling that many of the people dismissing honking dinosaurs as “not scary” have never been near an angry goose

Was curious, so I looked it up.

I published my first podcast on April 4, 2005.

It's a horrid, poorly edited mess, as most first attempts often are.

Still, it's nice to see how early I got started.

"Earbud Buddies," A.K.A. custom cable management.

Examples are made with 3D printing and laser cutting, but designs could be made the "old fashioned" way as well.

Seeing as how today is March 15th, I think I'll have a salad for lunch.

"Scrappy Circuits" made by taking apart tea lights from the dollar store and adding cardboard, paperclips, binder clips, and a bit of foil.

The squeegee we're using to make silkscreened t-shirts doesn't prop up well, which makes things messy.

A binder clip fixes the problem pretty fast.

It's the little things.

Only the printing process is done "by hand." Students made their designs using a free program called Inkscape. The stencil was cut out using my Cricut.

Yesterday my Media Arts majors did a test printing of a t-shirt design. I was a little worried that cardstock would be too thick to use as a stencil, but fortunately fabric is flexible enough for this to not be an issue.

When we're done, each student will have their own unique design on the front and a common design on the back.

In an introspective moment, Smudge wonders if sleeping, eating and pooping really is him leading his best life. Spoiler: It totally is.

The alt text in this comic about file formats made me visibly cringe.

of the five articles I set out to secure, I managed 29

good enough

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