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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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Content Warnings may be new to many of you

Try to think of them as being similar to the Subject line of an email

They're not censorship; they're not a punishment; they're not something that need only be applied in cases where the content is very offensive

They're a piece of meta-data that it is polite to provide and that you're expected to supply in certain cases to help others to decide whether/when to engage with your post

I have been quiet on here as this is our Performance Week as well as the time of year for several other important deadlines.

Last performance of the week was tonight. I am very tired, but our students are incredibly talented thanks to their hard work.

Expect a return to my ramblings soonish.

Need a creepy gift for your friends who are into that sort of thing? I've got a bunch of creepy, pen & ink artwork on my Book of Jen Store.

Each piece is hand drawn and one of a kind. Many of them are drawings of skulls.

bookofjen.net/store/

Here is an example of one:

Classic Editor, you're the one,
That makes WordPress so much fun!
Classic Editor I'm awfully fond of youuuuuu...

Yeah, I use anti-aliasing. Sometimes you just need something to take the edge off.

It's been a while since I made something for someone else.

Even longer since I did something like this.

Feels good.

I've mixed feelings about the effectiveness of the change they intend to make to their blocking policy (silencing instances with over 5k unique logins), but it's THEIR instance and in this case I mean THEY, PLURAL. It was and technically still is open to discussion.

The downside of less federation is that things get a lot more quiet. Here on my little single-user instance, my Federated timeline is usually identical to my home timeline.

Scholar Social will be fine, though. Here? Not so much.

I may no longer hang out on scholar.social, but @socrates is still an incredibly useful account to follow. The administrator there does good work.

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More Masto etiquette!

When you post an image to Mastodon, there is a field that you can fill in with a description

It's an expectation of this instance that you provide useful descriptions to aid in accessibility

Assume that the reader of your post will not have access to the image, to get an idea of what you should put there

So if you're posting a screenshot of text, copy the text as well!

Descriptions should be long enough to convey what the image is supposed to, without extra details

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Having reinstalled Debian Linux on my laptop I have discovered that my trackpad functions as a 3 button mouse.

The middle (but not center) button effectively closes tabs when I click on them, or pastes my clipboard when I click in a text box.

You can imagine my frustration as I tried to figure out what was going wrong.

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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.

Please don't dogpile, please don't harass,please don't yell at mods for rightfully enforcing rules. If you are unhappy with your current instance, many people would be happy to help you find a new one.

Thanks and welcome to the Fediverse

I joined a Monster of the Week rpg group a couple of weeks ago and the game uses two D6s to run.

These hand forged, cast iron D6s probably will never roll true, but how can I not use them?

I wasn’t expecting to find a farrier making dice in Prague this week, but I’m rolling with it.

@theartguy honestly direct toots are only to be used as a way to send a series of messages without cluttering the main feed, use encryption if you want privacy.

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Aaron Smith is TheArtGuy

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