• ... and remember kids, if it bleeds we can kill it

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  • The third year teaching at Burnside High School is under way and progressing well. New and improved course ideas that let students design and manage their own projects and a new way of teaching technical skills. It's tiring and tricky keeping it all balanced but I think it's going to be well worth it. The whole apporach is also giving me reasons to experiment with a laser cutter and try out new techniques that integrate different media. Loving the idea of fusing fabric and 3D printed items.

    Been playing with Google Home, wifi lights and home automation. Along with asking a speaker to turn on lights at night and play music it has been fascinating to watch our wee girl ask questions and experiment with talking to computers.

    We are now mortgage free. It sort of happened in a planned and without much fanfare but it is one hell of an achievement and one that should make things more flexible over the next few years. I am dying to find a way to make work more flexible while retaining the opportunity to work with young people doing Design work. Should be an interesting time.