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Nice editorial from Geoff Johnson in today's Times-Colonist on A.I. in the classroom "The best teachers see their individual students as whole, complex human beings." timescolonist.com/opinion/op-e

New blog post: Basement Dwellers

Just a little childhood tale. And yes, I did write this just because I thought of the star wars reference and realized it was too good to waste.
pithies.com/2020/01/12/basemen

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Bird-site CEO's big new plan 

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Tired: "men are too emotional to be leaders." *replicates the sexist assumption that unemotionality is always a superior trait and is inherently associated with dominance/authority.*

Wired: "Men aren't emotional enough to be leaders." *Hot take. Asserts the value of traits devalued by patriarchy. Radically re-envisions what leadership ought to look like. Doesn't throw men who experience positive emotions intensely under the bus for being insufficiently "in-control" (read: masculine).*

um... There are leaves falling in my yard. Didn't summer just start?

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Little-known Mastodon features:

Profile directory: You can opt-in to being listed on your server's public profile directory, and you can use hashtags in your bio to appear under those hashtags

Featured hashtags: You can choose hashtags to be displayed on your public profile so that people can browse all your posts under those hashtags

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#Creativity is a self-filling pitcher. No matter how often we pour our ideas onto the page, the blog, the fediverse, new ones or, at least, provoking variations fill the temporary void.

As a corollary, avoiding the step of pouring out the ideas can have the effect of merely bottling and capping the output, trapping the creative process itself.

Moral: Don't hold it in. Pour your ideas freely. Who cares if nobody else cares! And there's a chance someone will make something useful in the end!

Some harder music than I usually listen to popped up on a streaming playlist I'm listening to and I went to skip the song, but I noticed it was from the band Mastodon so I felt obliged to finish the song out.

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I just finished recording screencasts of a demo of the Beacon prototype. There’s so much there already, but it’s a long road to v1.0.

Support me?

Continuing support: patreon.com/cocbeacon

One-time donation: gofundme.com/coc-beacon

I posted a short blog post: "On Suicide" pithies.com/2019/02/11/on-suic

If you've lost a loved one, there are resources and people to help you too. afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost

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