Friday Varia and Quick Hits
April 6, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Even as we speak I was rolling out to Williston to do some research in the Bakken Oil counties. So I’m hopeful that the weather in North Dakotaland continues to be generous to us!
So here is a little gaggle of quick hits and varia to keep you occupied over the (western) holiday weekend:
- Some amazing photographs from the summit of Mt. Oneion in the Corinthia by my buddy Dallas Deforest. The final photo shows the eastern summit of Onieon where there must have been some kind of sanctuary. The shattered remains of a massive pithos still rests where we saw it 5 years ago. Pretty cool.
- This is an interesting interview on recent translations and work on Homer.
- A pretty cool test of your religious knowledge from the good folks at Pew. I got one wrong.
- The 21st Annual Robinson Lecture at the Chester Fritz Library will be by Jay Jordan the President and CEO of OCLC.
- One of Kostis Kourelis’ students has some real talent (and an excellent teacher, of course).
- Freshly minted ARS knowledge on Wikipedia via Sebastian Heath.
- Some cool stuff over on Teaching Thursday.
- Drake, North Dakota meets Kurt Vonnegut.
- A month or so ago, I linked to the redesigned kottke.com (which remains both one of the iconic blogs and one of the original). It has seen quite a few redesigns over time and Jason Kottke talks about how the most recent redesign has improved his stats.
- Corinthian Matters is less 500 hits away from passing my blog.
- This is a cool study of how tweeting or blogging research (and making it openly available) can improve one’s visibility.
- What I’m reading: P. A. Schackel, Archaeology of Labor and Working-Class Life. (2009).
- What I’m listening to: Bob Marley and the Wailers, African Herbsman.