Author Archives: joe bustillos

Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS

2019-10-15 Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS-1

Unexpected Personal Costs of Upgrading to the Latest MacOS Moving to the latest MacOS means the end of older 32-bit apps. In the past I haven’t thought twice about jettisoning whatever apps haven’t been kept up-to-date and done the upgrade. This time I’ve been struck by a couple apps that would require a paid upgrade to keep using the apps.

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End of Week 7 Best Intentions/Best Laid Plans

2019-08-19 Documenting Your Journey

End of Week 7 Best Intentions/Best Laid Plans Damn. I really wanted to be better about the week-to-week communication and posting of the ongoing STEAM Lab stuff. Oh well. Life. Just not cooperative. So, in week two I discovered that it was better to list my curriculum as “units” and not “weeks” because some units/lessons took several weeks to happen.

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2019-2020 End of Week 3: Careful Balance/Family Stories

2019-2020 End of Week 3: Careful Balance/Family Stories Beginning my fourth year teaching at Fitzgerald, my 25th year teaching, I’m reminded of something a student said some time during my early years that this teaching thing should be really easy for me now that I’ve been doing it for a couple of years. Ha! I love it, but “easy” is

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2019-2020 Week 1 Begins with a Train Wreck

2019-08-12-Day1 STEAM Lab info

2019-2020 Week 1 Begins with a Train Wreck From Wednesday to Sunday night I spent over 40-hours prepping for Monday morning. I was reminded of my first day teaching my first classroom, coming in early that morning, hoping to finish putting away things, only to cover my large table with a blanket because I wasn’t ready when I needed to

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I’m Tired of the Powerful Acting Powerless and Expecting Us to Make Up the Difference

Top row, from left: Javier Amir Rodriguez, Andre Anchondo, Jordan Anchondo, Juan Velazquez. Bottom row, from left: Arturo Benevidez, Angelina Englisbee, Leonardo Campos, Elsa Mendoza De la Mora.

I’m Tired of the Powerful Acting Powerless and Expecting Us to Make Up the Difference This list showed up in my feeds and I felt the need to memorialize this moment by reposting this list… This shit needs to end: Thirty-one people were killed in two mass shootings in the U.S. this weekend. Dozens more were injured. In El Paso,

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Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: An Inexpensive Walk Down Memory Lane

2019-07-25 Kodak Mobile Film Scanner-09 - software using phone as scanner

Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: An Inexpensive Walk Down Memory Lane Many, many years ago I bought an expensive film scanner from Epson because I had years of 35mm to digitize. Never got around to it. Then my film developer provided discs, then I switch away from film and went full digital. The end. Except my interested was piqued  when Dick

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YouTube Copyright Complaint, Again!

The Beatle Yellow Sub Action Figures by Joe Bustillos

YouTube Copyright Complaint, Again! I’m getting really tired of this. I spent basically two-days putting the last episode of JBB’s Final Thoughts (video podcast) together (1 day to write and record the main monologue and 1 day to gather b-roll and edit) and I didn’t finish and upload it to YouTube until almost 6AM. Then I got notice almost immediately

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That Dude is Old… Crap, That’s Me & Other Online Conspiracies

2019-07-19 FaceApp - much older

That Dude is Old… Crap, That’s Me & Other Online Conspiracies Someone on one of my FB groups decided to challenge us to do a FaceApp selfie, mostly ‘cause we’re weird like that. Alas, that post went almost nowhere because of all of the concern about the FaceApp app sending your info to some Russian spy factory. I was meh

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Happy Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Day

2019-07-16 CBS 50th Anniversary Launch of Apollo 11

Happy Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Day I hope you are able to enjoy many of the Apollo 11 “you are there” programs that are being shown online and on TV. I’ve been watching the CBS 4-hour rebroadcast of their coverage on YouTube, complete with commercials and CBS “regular” news coverage from that day in 1969. Wow, the commercials are

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