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This seems like a good time for a PSA:
If in the future you see something on a public-facing webpage you want to make a durable record of for use as evidence, don't take a screenshot. Those are -- understandably -- widely considered too easy to fabricate.
Instead, snapshot the page with the Internet Archive. It'll log a timestamped copy of the page to their servers. Highly tamper-resistant.
https://archive.org/web/ ("save page now", bottom-right)
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It's interesting to see how my Federated timeline is evolving.
When I first joined Mastodon it was on one of the HUGE instances and the thing just scrolled endlessly. It became more manageable with language filters, but not by much.
Here on my own, it began looking identical to my Home timeline. It's starting to deviate from that, but only slightly.
There's a metaphor here somewhere, I'm sure.
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I have .
Let's do this.
Student-Created Videos in the Classroom
It's my understandiing that a lot of schools have been holding onto their Win7 images for dear life. Things are going to get interesting soon, and by that, I mean scary.
(I'm not as concerned for my own school, as we'll likely be converting computers too old for Win10 into Chromebooks.)
Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge
The mathematician Marjorie Lee Browne, whose work focused on linear algebra and the properties of classical groups, was born #OTD in 1914. She was one of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in mathematics from a US university.
There's an interesting community project on here called #Trunk:
It's a list of people to follow on the #Fediverse, organised by category. You can follow people individually, or follow entire category lists.
You can add yourself to the list by sending a message to one of the site admins. Remember to include which category/categories you want to be listed in.
(via @eloisa )
I just want to remind everyone that it wasn't the justified callouts and dunking that got wilw to leave Mastodon. It was the collateral damage. It was people causing the admins of mastodon.cloud so much stress through abuse of the report system that they had to /ask/ wilw to leave /for their sake/.
If you participated in that wave of reporting: congratulations, you abused another human being in order to get your way, regardless of whether what you wanted was a good thing.
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My employer sponsors a local education/technology conference and I usually submit at least one session proposal.
At this point the session I want to present the most is "Everything I needed to know about gamification I learned playing D&D, but didn't know it."
... I'm just not sure how likely that would be accepted, and I'm having trouble thinking of a "backup" proposal.
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*"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.
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Me: This is a serious instance that I will use for school related activities. This will be the kind of account I'm not afraid to put on the 1st slide of a conference presentation.
Also me: I need to start uploading some custom emoji BECAUSE I CAN!
@noelle I hope you don't mind, I copy/pasted the instance blocks from elekk.xyz for my new instance here.
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On previous instances I spent a lot of time only looking at my local timeline. I think one of the more notable changes is that on a one-person instance, I'll be looking at the Federated timeline.
My world got bigger by making it smaller. This amuses me.
Ah, that new instance smell!
OK, time to import all my settings from @theartguy.
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