My university recently switched its Learning Management System (or Virtual Learning Environment) and we had a party to celebrate successful launch of the new one and decommissioning of the old.
Complete with an ax in the server for the old one.
Kidding...it’s a cake.
@chendricks that is one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen.
@ErikaAlpert It’s pretty amazing. Was done by a local bakery, specially commissioned.
That's a wonderful cake though!
@invaderxan Yeah, I thought it was really impressive!
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