Friday Varia and Quick Hits
December 28, 2012 § 1 Comment
It’s a cold, post-Christmas day here in North Dakotaland, but it’s wintertime so we didn’t expect any less. I’m sitting by the fire in New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Global Headquarters and contemplated a short, but cute list of quick hits and varia.
- Man camp is one of the New York Times words on 2012. We’d like to think that we did our part.
- Along similar lines check out this Oilfield Calendar produced by a group called the Real Oilfield Wives. There seems to be a little world of oilfield women and rig wives on the internet. Looks like enough for a good M.A. thesis.
- A new blogger and a nice post in Blegen’s notebooks. It will only be a matter of time before Prof. Dr. Nakassis’s blog get more page views than mine. It barely took Corinthian Matters a year.
- When we were in Watford City we enjoyed our stay at the Roosevelt Inn and Suites. We’ll enjoy it even more now that they have a 20 ft. tall head of Theodore Roosevelt.
- Some nice thoughts on flipping the classroom.
- This is classic Rothausia: amazing juxtaposition of old and new media.
- News in ancient Greek.
- I’ve been lucky enough to get a bottle of Sullivans Cove Double Cask Single Malt Whiskey from the Tasmanian Distillery. It’s just lovely.
- Some good folks are making an effort to get the World Archaeology Conference 7 from Jordan online. This is a good idea, but I am not sure I can justify supporting it and paying for access. It seems like this should just be part of WACs standard operating procedure considering their interest in bringing together the global community of archaeologists.
- Holy Crap!! Punk’s Not Dead!
- The best longreads of 2012.
- I really like cricket, but this year’s Boxing Day test wasn’t much fun (even though the Aussies won). Next year’s will be the one that matters.
- Similarly: a well-designed book cover.
- I installed f.lux on my MacBook Pro and I really like it. It makes working early in the morning and in the evening slightly more appealing. And it’s free.
- What I’m reading: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Memory Practices in the Sciences. (MIT 2005).
- What I’m listening to: Father John Misty, Fear Fun; Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory.