Friday Varia and Quick Hits
February 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s a cold and blustery Friday here in North Dakotaland.
To make matters worse, my day is somehow filled with meetings.
And I have a cold. In fact, the inside of my head feels like it’s peeling.
But, fear not, I still have plenty of energy for a happy little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- Congratulations to fellow blogger and PKAP-er, David Pettegrew for getting tenure and promotion at Messiah College.
- My musings on my path to tenure seems to have received some “ambivalent” responses (and a few almost hostile ones as well). Earlier in the week, Jason Kottke posted some reflections on how Steve Jobs’ death has influenced the work culture of internet start ups.
- An article on Hagia Sophia at Iznik in the New York Times.
- More from Adam Rabinowitz on digitizing archaeology.
- Boomtown Girls: a trailer for a reality tv series based on life in the western North Dakota oil boom. Aaron Barth provides some reality tv of his own from his work in Dunn County. Here’s another take on temporary and seasonal settlements in the northern plains.
- I like Put This On.
- This was a nice gesture.
- A good question with precious few responses (much less answers) over on Teaching Thursday this week.
- A few interesting thoughts on the place of high-tech gadgets in the classroom and who really benefits (via Kostis Kourelis). I really like project from Temple University to support the creation of homegrown digital textbooks, but I wonder if $1000 is enough of an incentive. (I am currently working very, very quietly on a similar project for my History 101: Western Civilization class).
- I haven’t read this short history of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, but I’d like to.
- I love this advertisement. Check out the use of quotes: The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to “take part”, “create”, and “share”. I have always wanted to “take part” and “share”.
- What I’m reading: Y. Lolos, The Land of Sikyon. (ASCSA 2011). (It’s like Chinese Democracy, but actually awesome).
- What I’m listening to: Chairlife, Something.