How playing Dungeons & Dragons has helped me be more connected, creative and compassionate | http://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/09/17/how-playing-dungeons-dragons-has-helped-me-be-more-connected-creative-and-compassionate/
Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/2018/09/17/michigans-band-aid-for-filling-teaching-jobs-is-expanding-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
Create custom operating systems for Raspberry Pi with CusDeb - The MagPi MagazineThe MagPi Magazine
Readers respond: Expanding the reach of arts education | OregonLive.com
Student-Created Videos in the Classroom
It's my understandiing that a lot of schools have been holding onto their Win7 images for dear life. Things are going to get interesting soon, and by that, I mean scary.
(I'm not as concerned for my own school, as we'll likely be converting computers too old for Win10 into Chromebooks.)
Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge
Trying out the solo instance thing over at @theartguy.
It was only a matter of time before I gave admin stuff a try. I enjoy pressing buttons too much.
(Also my employer's web filter has blocked scholar.social but not my own domain, so that'll give me more opportunities to be active on Mastodon.)
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@Downes It's not an either or situation. The main difference between the two is that the big company won't be able to tell the difference between one person's theft and a rounding error, but the revenue of the artist that partnered with said company as an inexpensive distribution method? They'll feel it intensely.
Blame it on how we got here if you want, but it doesn't make it hurt the small artists less if you tell them you're hurting the big companies too.
Introspection Show more
Today it was reinforced that I get more upset about things that could hurt my students than I do about things that could hurt me.
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And honestly, it's the culture that promotes anti-artist crap (including the variant disguised as anticapitalism) that will keep many of my students from ever earning enough to eat and pay rent by doing what they love.
If you don't like the method of compensation requested by the content creator, so therefore you steal and boost toots that encourage others to steal, then maybe I was wrong about this place.
Because you don't care at all if people steal from my students.
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It is in the domain of the artist to decide how they wish for their art to be distributed.
Creative Commons? Sweet!
Public Domain? Awesome!
Patreon required? Good for you!
Some form of distribution involving copy protection? It's still THEIR CHOICE. Don't like it? Don't watch/listen/otherwise consume it.
You cross the line from fan to thief when you decide to take that choice from them.
But yay, anticapitalism, right? Way to stick it to the starving artists.
Domain block Show more
The instance at raki.social has been blocked from Scholar Social
They appear to be data-mining and sending spam follows using an unmarked bot
My opinions of Microsoft and education Show more
It's unfortunate that schools require closed source software like Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Flash player. Why can't I use LibreOffice and Firefox? Why do I need to go spend money to get a windows computer, when my computer works just fine, arguably better, with Linux? Why do we have to force students to spend more Money!
@bgcarlisle Happy birthday!
uspol education news Show more
Arizona teachers devastated, as state supreme court blocks ballot initiative to fund education – ThinkProgress https://thinkprogress.org/arizona-supreme-court-blocks-invest-in-education-ballot-initiative-6278a46ca190/
Firefox will block all trackers automatically https://www.fastcompany.com/90230864/if-you-havent-already-switched-to-firefox-do-it-now
New blog post: "Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
Server upgrade and Patreon Show more
Many of you have generously offered to support https://scholar.social as our server costs are going up
For the VPS tier we're on, this last upgrade brings our costs to $36/month and ~ $10/month in S3 costs for media
I set up the following Patreon page:
Please do not feel obligated to donate, especially if it would stress you financially
But if you are able, willing and happy to keep Scholar Social running, please do so! :)
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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
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