@alcinnz ... and potentially gaslighting the lock-in of proprietary software at educational institutions nation-wide ... ;(

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listenbrainz.org/user/oemb1905 music.jonathanhaack.com guest / guesT123!@ - if anyone needs some music while finishing papers and/or grading! let me know how it holds ... I change the guest password every so often, but this should work for a bit ...

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Funny!  https://blog.ed.ted.com/2020/04/13/how-to-keep-quarantine-from-ruining-your-relationship/ @haacksnetworking@mastodon.social @oemb1905@mastodon.oeru.org I told her today that quarantine was lifted and she could return safely to work ;(
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Education Leaders, I have created a NM Community Big Blue Button instance and it is open for public testing until it proves to be an issue.  The server is located at https://meet.freeschools.club and bugs should be emailed to support@haacksnetworking.com - more information on the project can be found here:  https://haacksnetworking.com/2020/05/02/nm-community-bigbluebutton-instance/ @haacksnetworking@mastodon.social @oemb1905@mastodon.oeru.org  @lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org @lightweight@mastodon.nzoss.nz
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Currently testing out this new solution for conferencing that is both Free Software and includes the much-needed "breakout rooms" which encourage student-student learning and foster digital group-work.  A big thanks to @lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org from #OERu for sharing this with me. https://bigbluebutton.org/teachers/ #openeducation #freesoftware
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Another great free software alternative ... this time, an alternative for #Slack - introducing Matrix and riot.im - thanks again to @lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org for this great suggestion.  #freesoftware #openeducation
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Thanks Dave ... class went perfectly tonight ... most awesome, we did not get to the group work unit, but it was so easy and quick. Students loved it too ... FYI ... thanks for the use of the #BigBlueButton server ... @lightweight@mastodon.nzoss.nz @lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org @haacksnetworking@mastodon.social #openeducation
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Those of us who do this every day need to remember that real, useful technical knowledge is a rare and powerful thing that can be used for good.. or eeevil. bash.org/?244321

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@haacksnetworking Yeah, seems to be a trend in all English-speaking countries, where people in charge have decided understanding history and our language are not useful. The idiocracy is emergent.

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@haacksnetworking (although, to be fair, the US is a front runner by a long way).

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common "American" or U.S. vanity, i.e., colonial hegemony and privilege at its finest - okay, harsh, but it is what drives the mind state ... imho
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@ItsMorgan "We want to acknowledge that while there are themes in ICP’s music we support (anti-racism, anti-elitism, anti-classism), there are also problematic aspects such as misogyny and homophobia. We want to show solidarity to the Juggalos doing work around these things, and around toxic masculinity generally, while also remembering that not everyone has access to help or experience working through these issues as we do. Juggalos can teach us new things about family and mutual aid—and we can teach them new things about consent and power dynamics. Through a compassionate exchange of information, we can emerge as comrades. Struggalo Circus is a community doing that groundwork now. It contains Juggalos and members of IWW, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the Degenderettes, Stand Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and more."

-from the official statement

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GNU/Linux hackers: I'm teaching a segment on becoming a Unix/GNULinux power user. any tips on what's important? As an example from the legendary Christopher Gabriel:
"'automate as much as possible' and 'track everything with version control' are good generic tips"

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I must say, I'm pretty excited to be part of the initiative (see oer4covid.oeru.org) - Open Educational Resources + Free and Open Source Software are the fastest, lowest cost, and most equitable way there is to help people emerge from the COVID crisis and arrive in a *better* place then where they came from. And we're doing it *together*.

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Running a Rocket.Chat... it ain't rocket science. It's easy peasy. Everyone can do it.

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Just checking to see if this gets harvested by our #OER4Covid Feed on oer4covid.oeru.org/resources/o due to the fact that lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org is following me... :)

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