A pretty good article, and I’m not just saying that because I’m quoted a bunch 😂 (Well, I guess I am, since the article mirrors my views)


oh look. Mastodon has a native iOS client now. where “now” == “since i last used it”

what else has changed?

Another post for those that care about tech for teaching. My small setup for using my laptop and iPad while teaching (without swaping inputs), while recording locally, and streaming/recording on Teams


For those who care about such things, I did two tech posts on my blog. Perhaps they'll help someone.

1) on how to create a streaming (and/or recording) setup with 2 or more computers (1 is the streaming computer) blairmacintyre.me/2021/09/12/t

2) on how to create a simple and effective setup for teaching live while also streaming and recording blairmacintyre.me/2021/09/20/l

COVID US higher ed 

Hope everyone is staying safe; here in Georgia (USA) it’s no masks or vaccines or social distancing requires on campus. And we’re required to be in class teaching.

How time flies; the last year has been crazy, perhaps it's time to be social again.

@jaranta We're using Duo, but the implementation is awful. I'm entering Duo tokens dozens of times per day

@jaranta I must have been forwarding my microblog here (probably fiddling with the settings and forgot to turn it off); hmmm, I thought I was forwarding it to mastodon.social, oops!

I wonder if it's possible to put a CW in a toot I send from an external app?

I think I may spend more time here for a while. Need some like minded social hive to chat with.

Stop Talking about the College Experience

Many people assume College is about more than education. We need to make discussing these things ok, instead of taboo.

I've been using a Jabra Speak 510 speakerphone for meetings for years, because I hate wearing headphones. But lately I've been running my audio through my PC and RTX Voice, and it's so nice that I find myself wearing headphones again ... sigh.

Just a Happy Tyrell Employee

Every evil megacorp had legions of employees "just doing their job"

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