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Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:

"Are you an actor?"
"Nope."
"A comedian?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."

*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.



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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.




A guide for non autistic people on how not to support ableism in April 

Do not use zoom:

protonmail.com/blog/zoom-priva

And to all developers out there:
Stop using facebook sdk and other stupid stuff. Take care of your users!

#zoom #privacy #tracking #attention #facebook #sdk

Spending my evening at the virtual circus gym. Come say hello!

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Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.

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The german newspaper #handelsblatt just published an article talking about open source alternatives to Slack, Microsoft, Trello and Zoom.

It recommends Riot, Nextcloud, Taiga.io and Jitsi. And I think that's great, because it brings those tools towards business people and mainstream. :blobfox:

handelsblatt.com/technik/gadge

My students are watching old public domain comedies and silent films as homework this weekend.

What are your favorites to recommend?

Patrick Stewart Is Reading Every Shakespeare Sonnet on Instagram: One a Day "to Keep the Doctor Away"

openculture.com/?p=1075516 t.co/djDMePi9a8

There was sunlight today!

Got to go on a lovely walk after days of dreary weather. I needed, and recommend it.

I don’t normally publicize my blog anywhere. I wrote this and will continue to write and take pictures with my camera and share them of what it’s like here in Vietnam on a day to day basis with the country locked down and international flights curtailed and soon cancelled. It’s just my thoughts, fears and focus as a retiree living until some point here in Hanoi. Someone asked when I would leave. I don’t know. I’ll leave when I am no longer here. Take care all.

mikesplaces.blog/vietnam-locke

OK, now my body is done. Will likely open another workout video channel this Wednesday.

The company is really helping me stay focused. Thank you to those who popped in to say hello. Had a few musicians serenade us, which was fun.

still up and running , though our first wave of friends have gone to bed

Opening our 'office hours' video chat up to anyone who would like to pop in and say hello as we train at home:

Join the meeting:
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Opportunity:

I have an acquaintance willing to pay for video lessons in throat singing or yodeling.

Anyone able to help?

please start a body weight workout routine.

muscle deconditioning is not something to risk lightly, it was responsible for a year of chronic pain for me

and it will happen if you shelter in place without a replacement for your day to day walking

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