Friday Varia Quick Hits
March 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s a grey, but clearing Friday Morning here at New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Global Headquarters. They say that spring is right around the corner here in North Dakotaland.
So it’s no surprise that we have a particularly vibrant group of varia and quick hits:
- The biggest news in The North Dakota is that beloved local journalist Marilyn Hagerty has gone and blown up. Her review of the new Olive Garden hit Boing Boing and then went viral. Her response is iconic. When her daughter told about the buzz on the internets: “I told her I’m working on my Sunday column and I’m going to play bridge this afternoon, so I don’t have time to read all this crap.” And in the Village Voice. Awesome:
- Some more cool abandonment porn (Bulgarian, Soviet style).
- For some more serious reflections on abandonment and art, check out Kostis Kourelis’ most recent working paper.
- Rahul Dravid walks away.
- Greek American radicals.
- I’m always looking to understand prolific writers’ creative processes. I’m not sure that Mark E. Smith’s (from The Fall) would be all that helpful. This is why Jason Kottke blogs. (And notice his sweet new design).
- After over 8 years Cliopatria is shutting down. I wonder why?
- A book ark.
- This is how you cite a tweet.
- So we all know our names COULD form cool anagrams, if we had the time to sort that all out. Now, there is technology to help us. Bill Caraher = Arch Liberal.
- I’d be interested in messing around some with QGIS.
- Crowd Sourcing a microbrewery. (via Aaron Barth)
- The American Historical Associations Archives Wiki.
- An interesting follow up to recent discussions of long-reading on the internet: Kindle “Singles” which run about 20 – 25,000 words seem to be filling a similar (if longer) niche in the Kindle reading public.
- This is what happens when you make requests.
- New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World: 683 page views this week and 30,883 over all; Corinthian Matters: 854 in the past week and 29,739 over all. It’s only a matter of time.
- What I’m reading: M. K. Gold ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities. (Minnesota 2012).
- What I’m listening to: The Men, Open Your Heart; Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins, Bean Bags.