It’s a sunny Friday morning at the end of a hectic week, so I can only muster a modest list of quick hits and varia.
- I really like Middlebury’s microphilanthropy page MiddStart. I think it’s a great model for similar projects.
- The University of North Dakota ranked #1 on the Princeton review list of schools where students study the least for the second year in a row (scroll to the bottom for the illustrious list). Mark Grabbe had an interesting (if coincidental) thoughts on the issue of study behavior and academic outcomes.
- These are some great observations regarding the design of preservable websites.
- I’m a bit late on this, but this is a pretty interesting article in this months First Monday on the visibility of Wikipedia in scholarly publications.
- Did I mention that we’re selling our house here in Grand Forks?
- While I’m excited about the Australian side’s total domination of Sri Lanka in a ODI this week, I am just stunned and confused by England’s sudden rise to world domination.
- What I’m listening to: Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne. (Pitchfork’s 8.5 rating is a bit optimistic.)
- What I’m reading: R. Young, Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture, and Race. (London 1995)