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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 openculture.com/?p=1029896 t.co/0LXpOr12Z0

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) openculture.com/?p=1014084 t.co/CJXRtNmxin

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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.

instructables.com/id/Earbud-Bu

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.

makezine.com/projects/scrappy-

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.

xkcd.com/2116/

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

good enough

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