PSA, since I can't get on @Support at the moment:
hiveway.net is now on our instance block list under full suspension out of concerns for the owners of that instance collecting and selling fediverse data.
discourse Show more
dis grading structure
dis leeway on due dates
I get to help with auditions for a TV Production program tomorrow!
... but with windmageddon internet is down in the building where we're holding auditions, so I had to prepare an excel doc JUST IN CASE the online version isn't reachable.
This means I might not be able to use my Chromebook.
My next longest lasting laptop is my Raspberry Pi, which comes with LibreOffice.
... let's do this.
I think I have the music I need to play when my students are doing a timed event. https://goo.gl/i4PFZo
Current stage of grief: Denial.
First time I've ever been told not to go to work because of wind strength alone.
Article: New Fed chair wonders why student debt can’t be discharged in bankruptcy
Article: Google launched a simple browser-based sequencer for making music, just after I finished my music unit.
Observation about Raspberry Pi forums Show more
I'm just a lurker at this point, but it seems a small but significant # of people on the support forums for Raspbian are kind of ... jerks?
I mean, if someone's asking for help you don't have to mock them for not trying harder before asking for help, and if someone tries to help by giving advice you already tried but didn't share that you tried you don't have to insist they thought you were a moron.
I knew there were plenty of caustic TechBros, still...
reminder that it's cooler to teach someone when they don't know something commonplace than to shame them for not knowing
Raspberry Pi Update Show more
Had more time to tinker today. Looks like issue was the "Pi-Top" branded version of Raspbian (Which itself is a Raspberry Pi branded version of Debian).
Grabbed the Raspbian image off the Rasp Pi site and tossed it on a new MicroSD card. Immediately was able to get updates and install Iceweasel/Firefox with zero difficulty.
As an added bonus the noob setup on the Rasp Pi site makes dual-booting darned easy.
Raspberry Pi Update:
Had to edit a config file using the terminal but it's now on the school's WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi.
Browser choice is limited to Chromium, which school Gmail says is no longer supported. Attempts to install Firefox, Iceweasel, and even Chrome have all failed, in part because the files needed are no longer there.
Managed to apt-get Arduino, though, so I'm not completely hopeless at installing additional software...
Assembly was interesting. Not hard, but not expected. I have ideas to modify the case to give me more access to the USB ports & ethernet port.
Included flash card had a modified (reskinned?) version of Debian on it. Does not support WPA2 Enterprise out-of-the-box and ethernet port is blocked so I cannot get online ... yet.
My Raspberry Pi is in the same state as me and will likely arrive tomorrow. This makes me very happy.
Now do I open it immediately, or wait until Wednesday so I can put together its enclosure with the help of my TAG students?
(Just kidding, I have no willpower. Best case scenario I invite my tech-savvy principal in on the fun.)
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