It’s always a challenge to prepare my varia and quick hits from abroad. I usually don’t have quite as much time to cruise the web (which is something that I tend to do on little breaks in my office at home) and the internet is a bit less ubiquitous so it’s harder just to hop online to check something out.
That being said, I do have a little gaggles of quick hits and varia for your reading enjoyment.
- As most of my readers would know, May 29th is a bad day to be Byzantine.
- The APA/AIA Placement Service, which provided a single portal for job opportunities in archaeology, Classics, and ancient history, appears to be no more.
- Sue Alcock’s “Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets” on Coursera looks cool and it starts really soon. Is anyone taking it? Can they write a review?
- Coursera is really expanding into the public universities. I wonder when we’ll see the University of North Dakota on that list. (And open discussion of the potential liabilities of these MOOCs is heating up as well.)
- Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning.
- I missed this earlier, but we’re now at Zotero 4.0.
- Australia is the happiest place in the developing world and North Dakota (according to this study) might be a close second.
- What happens when a normal person goes to the Munich High-End Audio Show. (As an aside, I really like my Sennheiser Momentum headphones running through a ALO National headphone amp. I don’t like them as much as I like my Grado RS-1s, but I get nervous even carrying my Grados to the front porch much less around Cyprus in a backpack!)
- More limits on man camps being discussed.
- I’ve become a bit obsessed with watching the flights come and go from Cyprus using this webpage.
- Happy birthday, Miles Davis.
- What I’m reading: Polis Notebooks!!
- What I’m listening to: Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain; Miles Davis, Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.