Things I Try To Not Do (A non-comprehensive list) Show more
*"Follow-for-follow." Life's too short to clutter my timeline.
*Post, boost, or favorite profanities. Yes, even the ones included in super-insightful posts. My students can find me.
*Post, boost, or favorite copyright infringement or endorsements of the same. Copyright law needs reform, sure, but it is still used to protect artists. If you're punching down and up at the same time, You're still punching down.
1988: "The computer only does what you tell it to."
1998: "The computer only does what Microsoft and/or a script kiddie with winnuke tells it to."
2008: "The computer only does what Google tells it to."
2018: "The computer only renders arbitrary web pages."
today Show more
It's been a day.
Much for which praises may be sung.
Much that will require reflection and reteaching.
Much that has temporarily drained me of my motivation.
I am going to go home and play video games.
account meta Show more
Hm, 3 accounts with no (or almost no) toots and extremely high follows:followers ratios followed me this morning.
Achievement unlocked, my single account instance is embedded enough into the fediverse for me to get spam follows.
Scholar Social meta Show more
I have added 2 new lines to the Scholar Social Community Standards:
* Satire and activism must make a good-faith effort to punch up. ("Punching up": making jokes or criticism at the expense of those with more power, higher status or greater privilege.)
* No academic/intellectual dishonesty (e.g. accounts for services offering to write academic papers to help student cheat; vaccine denialism, etc.)
20GB+ of completely free reference photos. Use 'em for commercial or personal projects. No attribution required.
Adventures in apartment gardening Show more
Just spent an hour harvesting mint and preparing to dry it in the oven.
1. My peppermint fared much better than my spearmint, I suspect mostly because I waited too long.
2. My fingers smell wonderful!
3. Spiders. 🕷️
TAKE ME ROADS
TO THE ROADS
WHERE I'M A ROAD
"Every machine is a smoke machine if you use it wrong enough."
Sonic Pi, Twitter link, bot Show more
Things students say: Show more
"Mr. Smith, your poor beard, it's turning gray!"
Article: Build a [THING]!
Me: Oh, wow! Yes, I'd like to build a [THING]! *clicks link*
Article: First, here's the 3D printer files.
Me: Well, that was nice for a little while *closes tab.*
Weekend to-do list of new things Show more
🌿 Harvest & dry the spearmint and peppermint I've been growing.
🧣 Learn crochet. (Will have to buy hooks, gave my wife's away to my sister.)
Finish learning how to play Fate.
Huh. It also can't seem to make up its mind about what it should look like. Different art for Emoji selection, toot draft, and published toot.
I'm wondering how 🎃 got added into my "Frequently used" emoji category, considering this toot is the first time I'm using it.
Current Status Show more
After screaming into the void, the void politely asked if I could lower my volume a bit. Apparently too many people have been screaming of late.
I have apologized.
School Show more
I'm at the point where I like all the things that we have planned but am not sure if I've bitten off more than I can chew.
I do know that at this point I certainly can't say yes to additional projects, but also that there's certain events in the future where my participation is not optional.
... So in a few weeks I may regret some decisions I've made. We'll see.
The internet: EVERYTHING IS HORRIBLE!
Also the internet: Here's a DIY electric skateboard for cats.
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