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  • Hey kids, maybe don’t build your own presentation software for a talk. Even if you have a really specific, fun reason. You might have to revivify it a couple of years later and question so many life choices. Hypothetically.

  • Speaking at school board meetings: still scary. Doing so with news cameras present: abject terror.

  • Speaking out a school board meeting is nerve-wracking enough for me - and I’m a tall, straight, middle-aged white guy. Playing life on easy mode (H/T @scalzi@mastodon.social), especially around here. I’m so impressed, in particular, with the #lgbtq students and family who are here to speak on the record. Not sure I’d be that brave.

  • A wonderful venue — and the livelihood for some fantastic people — needs some help while they’re shut down through no fault of their own (again). Donations help, and so does sharing the campaign…

  • Sat down with my friend Rob on the That Record Got Me High podcast to rave about Matthew Sweet’s “Girlfriend”.

    https://www.thatrecordgotmehigh.com/s5e202-matthew-sweet-girlfriend-with-paul-roub/
  • Sets from last week's Keep Brevard Musical event

    Last week, as part of the inaugural Keep Brevard Musical event, I performed two sets of originals, streamed on Facebook.

    https://archive.org/details/001-paul-roub-keep-brevard-musical-round-1
  • “If something is easy to repair, it is easy to construct.”

  • Always worth quoting Robert Ingersoll: “Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” - Robert G. Ingersoll 💬

  • Unsurprising-in-hindsight: webcams are suddenly sold out all over the place, especially those recommended by Wirecutter.

  • A feature I’d love to see in Slack/MS Teams/etc.: when I set my status to “Away”, change the whole theme of the app (dark, transparent, italic… ¯\(ツ)/¯). So easy to forget to mark myself Available on return, hard to notice a little “away” glyph in the corner of the screen.

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