Hey everyone, remember to CW your political posts please!
Okay, if you ever feel bad about having screwed up your programming, ask any programmer you really respect what their last bug was, and I guarantee it'll be a null check or an equals check accidentally flipped to not-equals. The more experienced you are in this business, the dumber the bugs seem to get.
Toots not being searchable was actively requested as an anti-harassment tool.
Full-text search allows bad actors to search on words representing viewpoints they don't like (for example, "Quran" or "abortion") and attack the people using them.
I mention this to provide context, not as a defense of the idea.
Me: I need some actual human contact. I'm going out to eat.
Also Me: I will go by myself and spend the entire time making use of the restaurant's free wi-fi.
So during my all day training today I interrupted my supervisor by programming my Arduino to play the Imperial March from Star Wars at max volume and promptly not figuring out how to turn it off.
Afterwards several other teachers did the same thing, so ... I'm a trend setter?
All day training today. Gonna play with Arduinos and programming!
The childhood joy of having a snow day declared is tempered with the very adult understanding that we don't have this many snow days built into our calendar and there WILL be a reckoning.
When you think you're continuing a thread of thoughts but instead reply using your other Mastodon account...
A significant number of my students who audition into my Media Arts program have told me they want to be YouTubers.
I've encouraged this, as up until now I believed it was an achievable goal.
Time to step up teaching them about podcasting.
YouTube made some changes. Turns out policing the little guy doesn't scale well.
This may be a good business decision on Google's part, but I predict an increase in Twitch streamers for gaming content.
For non-gaming content... is there a place for them?
Facebook video is worse.
Leaving Google behind Show more
1. Install Syncthing on your home computer and on your phone from https://syncthing.net/
2. Share your Camera folder from your phone to your computer
3. You can now disable the service that puts all your photos on Google, because your photos are backed up on your own physical computer
Pinterest is where attribution goes to die
Article: Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Photography Skills
Me: Oh hey this might be useful.
Article: Step 1: Learn to use your camera.
Me: Aaaaaand I'm out.
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While it was my wife's idea to call our cat "Socket" for short, his full name is Socrates, named for an ill-fated cat mentioned in a play called The Rhinoceros.
So every time I see @socrates in my timeline talking about instance stuff, my brain mixes the two of them up for a second.