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Article: Google and OK Go are teaching kids about the magic of music and math


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The anxiety I feel about this is akin to what I feel when I think about moving. "But all my stuff is here!" is not just a joke comment. The longer you remain in one spot, the more stuff you have to relocate and the more things that can go wrong.

I've only ever paid one company for webhosting, and I'm thinking it might be time to make a switch.

Currently paying for a low-end shared hosting plan, and my sites go down A LOT. Not every day, but once a week at least. From the stats that WordPress records, I don't think it's traffic to my own websites that's doing it.

I could upgrade, but current tier includes unlimited storage. Next tier up ... doesn't. I've been posting media files for over a decade. This could go south fast.

It's March 15th. I'm thinking of celebrating by having a Ceasar salad.

Yeah, OK, that pun wasn't very brutal.

Got Debian working (mostly) on my old HP laptop this morning. Still has some broken bits, including Sonic-Pi not being able to run because a network port is blocked (?!), but it's functional...

... except for the trackpad being wonky and adding extra clicks. I'm guessing this is why I stopped using it in the first place.

Raspberry Pi just got an upgrade.


And I just got mine a few weeks ago, so I cannot justify this purchase.

(I'm aware that mine didn't become worse just because it wasn't the best, but that doesn't change what I want.)

Early hours of the day, but happy pi day

1. Draft toot.
2. Read over toot before posting it.
3. Realize that said toot overshares and/or is not one's story to tell.
4. Delete draft.
5. Post a different toot, but include a typo.

My Chromebook is acting in a way that makes me think it's been dropped one too many times (FYI, I've dropped it twice), and a look at my bank account has me unwilling to buy a replacement.

I'm thinking instead I'm going to install Debian on my last laptop and see what happens. It's ... 4 years old? But it still has better specs than most Chromebooks.

I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

"HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!" Is my favorite question to hear one 1st grader asking another. It means very soon, I'm not going to be the only teacher in the room.

I generally like the Flipboard app but it's showing me a lot of stories with the "consrvative view" label of late.

Flipboard, you don't seem to know me very well.

"And an entire district of more than 50,000 students has been using textbooks that are so old and out of date that itโ€™s likely that most students, for years, have been taking the stateโ€™s annual high-stakes exam without having seen much of the material theyโ€™re being tested on."

Article: The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum thatโ€™s โ€˜an injustice to the children of Detroitโ€™ โ€” but itโ€™s not alone.


When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom Show more

Today I told my 5th graders about Ada Lovelace while having them make songs in Sonic-Pi.

A good time was had by all.