Friday Varia and Quick Hits
July 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
It’s a beautiful Friday and a perfect day for a little gaggle of varia and quick hits:
- About 10 people sent me links to the New York Times article on Geographic Information Systems in the discipline of history. As per usual, the NYT is a bit behind on major trends, but it is nice that this confluence of technology and research is recognized.
- Collusion is a Firefox plug-in that lets you track, in real time, how people track our behavior on the web. I haven’t tried it, but it seems super cool.
- I can’t wait for MarsEdit to get their spell checking fixed. It’s the best blog editor for Mac that I’ve tried, but the lack of spell check is killer for someone like me.
- Some cool stuff lately on where and how we work. There was an online piece from the NYT on the changes in cubicle culture. And, at the same time, a new blog feature over at the Atlantic that shows off the workspaces of tech companies.
- Oatmeal has published his semi-annual state of the web report. It’s a must read for people in tech. (h/t to Evan Nelson)
- This Microsoft ad taking on Gmail is pretty funny.
- If you go to Corinth, you just have to ask for Rich Corinthian Leather.
- It’s cool to think that someone called an entrepreneur opened a bookstore recently here in Grand Forks.
- I never understood why getting on a plane sooner is a privilege. It would seem to me that the airlines should have first class board last and de-plane first.
- India has come out strong this morning against England. At this moment their 79/3.
- What I’m listening to: EMA, Past Life of Martyred Saints; The Ravonettes, Lust, Lust, Lust. (both via Kostis Kourelis).
- What I’m reading: S. Holdaway and L. Wandsnider, Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited. (Salt Lake City 2008)