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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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Fitzgerald STEAM Lab Year 3 Debrief

Fitzgerald STEAMLab 2018-19 Kids and LEGOs

Fitzgerald STEAM Lab Year 3 Debrief White board note: Don’t do content & new tech skills in the same lesson… It’s been about a month since I turned in my keys and got off this past school’s years challenging teaching treadmill. I’ve been very busy taking care of the very many of the things that got neglected over the past

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The Consequences of Unfocused Blogging

2019-07-06_many-blogs

The Consequences of Unfocused Blogging So, during last winter break I decided i the hopes of simplifying things that I needed to bring all of my various “blogs” (of varying interests and subjects) on to this main blog: joebustillos.com. Truthfully my blogging/posting average has dropped significantly since the Full Sail years when blogging was actually part of one of the

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