Friday Varia and Quick Hits
May 4, 2012 § 1 Comment
It was another red morning and it was amusing to watch all the sailors take warning on their morning strolls. Let’s hope that it was all just precautionary and the grey skies give way to clear blue ones.
So as I watch the grey morning sky burn off to blue, I’ll offer a little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- A nice comment over at Paperless Archaeology on our developing efforts to integrate iPad based data collection into our field procedures this summer.
- My Bryn Mawr Classical Review of Yannis Lolos, Land of Sikyon: Archaeology and History of a Greek City-State.
- More on the AIA’s strange stance toward Open Access and the AIA president’s strange-ish response (h/t Dimitri Nakassis).
- The most famous ancient dump.
- Some fantastic first year reflections over at Teaching Thursday.
- Pretty cool insights into how the New York Times makes their cool charts.
- I spent time this spring developing a typology of man-camps for the Bakken Oil Patch in North Dakota. Hybrid types of man-camps have begun to materialize already. Check out this recent story on an indoor RV park (a hybrid of my Type 1 and Type 2 camp).
- Along similar lines, check out Prairie Pubic Television’s “Faces of the Oil Patch”.
- Were Depression Era Hoovervilles types of man-camps? Check them out here and here.
- Teaching very, very large classes.
- And a digital boot camp for humanities graduate students.
- Some fun advice for graduating seniors.
- What I’m reading: 10,000 History 101 Papers.
- What I’m listening to: Chimes of Freedom, The Songs of Bob Dylan.
Because you can never have enough GRANITOID.