Daughter has been struggling with her handwriting. Then we showed her cursive. She loves it and her handwriting in cursive is amazing!

Trying to pick out clothes to wear to my dad's funeral has me feeling like a kid playing "dress like an adult."

Ooo, I've got a bunch of those growing in my garden. Might have to figure out how to dry them.

COVID vaccination rate among students on my campus 

As of Friday, the student vaccination rate on my campus is 58%. That's not good enough

Heh, I had tried that. I guess I was wondering if they knew it was down.

We are really doing students a disservice by teaching them on Chromebooks in primary/secondary school. For many, their only other computing experience is their cell phones.

As a result, my first-year students don't know how to install software from the internet.

A journal using Manuscript Central is unsuccessfully processing my LaTeX files with TexLive 2013 and then tries to tell me that my files are the problem.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they are using a tex distribution that is 8 years out-of-date!

My 8yo has been talking with a random accent that I couldn't place for the last few days. Just realized that she sounds exactly like Catherine O'Hara in Schitt's Creek. (she's never seen the show)

Interesting. I've wanted to be interested in that project but it just didn't seem like it was going anywhere.

gardening, food 

Between our CSA and our backyard garden, we are quickly becoming overrun with tomatoes.

complaining about Mastodon 

Sure, but the policy of scholar.social is that "off-topic" posts get posted as unlisted. It would be nice to have a post type that is federated but not posted to the local timeline.

campus COVID policies 

@deejoe 😆 no idea, but the way they worded it, it sounded like the testing facilities on campus will be shutting down and they don't have a plan for how to continue testing after that date. I could be reading into it though.

campus COVID policies 

@deejoe yes, but oddly only two times through the end of September. Not clear what happens after September.

campus COVID policies 

My campus finally announced our COVID policies for the Fall.

Masks required 😁
Vaccination "encouraged" 🥺

FB screenshot, local student oddities 

A student who walks around campus wearing a home made knight outfit is donating his prototype gloves to the county's history museum. They appear to be gardening gloves with some tap lights glued to them.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Why is my daughter crying tonight?

Because the mammoths are extinct and she didn't get to meet them.

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