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 #DIY, #STEM, #STEAM, #DnD, #photography, the #Maker 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.
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.
Important APT security update - please read the instructions to upgrade APT safely https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
Heads up, people who receive Social Security Disability benefits!
There's a company called EmployReward Solutions doing robocalls that I'm pretty sure is a scammer.
Social Security Admin website is dot gov, and has a Ticket to Work program.
EmployReward Solutions is mimicking that, says it is authorizes by SSA, and on a dot com website (and their blog is blogspot).
I figure they're either harvesting SS#s or preventing people from taking part in the real program.
Quotes from last night's D&D Game Show more
PC1: "Can you call it 'skipping out' if you never intended to pay in the first place?"
DM: "It's not what you intended, it's if the other party expected you to pay."
PC2: "Oh, I never expected him to pay me back."
PC1: "Right, then it's all sorted, then."
"I will treasure this."
"It's not for you."
"Ari's a people person."
DM: "Roll for deception."
"No, he would ... hug ... people."
I have access to more traditional materials for silkscreening but this is a really neat alternative method that has me thinking about lessons where preserving the screen for future use is not a necessity.
Silk Screening/Printing Experiment | Art With Mr. E
uspol, copyright Show more
Photographer sues Kemp campaign, Georgia GOP over photo use | National politics | stltoday.com
finances, not about me Show more
That feeling when you want to set up a Patreon for the website and podcast you make not so you can be rewarded for your efforts but so you can hire your friends to do the things they do for fun anyway.
Yesterday during my Middle School #DnD club I had not one but two students express interest in DMing.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.
"This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River." https://earther.gizmodo.com/if-youre-missing-a-colossal-disk-of-ice-this-city-in-m-1831759186
Hey. HEY. Listen up, people doing hobby stuff.
If you share your work, it's okay to want to get paid for it.
Even if it's stuff you give away in other forms or to individuals. Even if it's built on the free work of others. As long as you're not violating a license somewhere, you do nothing wrong by charging to cover your costs working on things, or building things, or maintaining things, or creating things.
We all need to get by. Giving stuff away is great. It's not *required.*
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