Friday Varia and Quick Hits
November 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
After a week away from varia and quick hits, I have an abundance of links and goodies filling up my Evernote inbox. And this is a good thing for the hardy residents of North Dakotaland who will be asked to endure some snow this weekend.
- Fresh from Guy Sander’s Facebook feed, the entire range of Byzantine Emperors on coins from Dumbarton Oaks, including my favorite emperor, Justinian II.
- If you can overlook the funny font, this is pretty cool way to look at the Acropolis online (via Dimitri Nakassis).
- Town of Ghosts. This is a striking video (via. Richard Rothaus).
- I’m trying Evernote 5 (beta). It looks pretty sweet.
- A paper on how the location of bathrooms can promote interdisciplinary collaboration (via the Chronicle). As someone whose day is punctuated by trips to the bathroom, I can really appreciate how these short contemplative walks can encourage creativity.
- The dash is perhaps the worst punctuation mark (and has only recently been usurped by the semicolon in terms of popularity among students). That being said, there is still a right and wrong way to us it.
- My blog crossed the 50,000 all-time page views threshold this past week with my second busiest month on since moving to WordPress in in 2010.
- I went to my first University Senate meeting last night as a senator. I am speechless.
- So apparently it was illegal to campaign on election day in North Dakota. This was really a remarkable violation of our first amendment rights, and a judge has overturned it.
- Barth has some good observations regarding the strange status of archaeological sites in oil-crazed western North Dakota.
- We are the Theory Generation (via Kostis Kourelis).
- I don’t really know whether these month long writing productivity drives work, but there is an academic one going on now.
- This recent paper surely explains why my students who refuse to make eye contact when they haven’t done the readings.
- Waters for a Capital sounds like a cool conference on the water supply of Byzantine Constantinople.
- This bodes well for next week’s big test. Let’s how Australia’s test batsmen were just saving themselves.
- What I’m reading: Journal of Early Christian Studies, Everett Ferguson’s Baptism in the Early Church: A Forum.
- What I’m listening to: Mac Demarco, 2; Rodriguez, Coming from Reality.