After a lovely late summer week, we will slide into genuinely fall-like weather this weekend. We might even turn the heat on or play my stereo very loud so that the amplifier gives us warmth.
Before I offer up my modest serving of quick-hits and varia, I want to thank my readers and contributors to this blog. This has been a great week. The blog has enjoyed close to 250 views per day and this follows on very solid page views for the last two months. I am more than pleased that I can fill a spot in interests of the internet community.
And, now, some links:
- A Byzantine monastery in Istanbul.
- The abandoned villages in Syria reborn (h/t to Nassos Papalexandrou).
- St. Catherine on the Sinai and the unrest in Egypt.
- Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Libya.
- Archaeologists with friggin’ laser beams.
- New cities in Late Antiquity.
- Hopefully people had a chance to read Sebastian Heath’s nice piece on the democratization of 3D imaging technology in Mediterranean Archaeology yesterday.
- Architectural history and MOOCs.
- The origins of the term boondocks.
- Luther’s insults.
- Some Bakken photos from the sky.
- Crowd sourcing the best public history in the Public Historian.
- Apparently, emus are bulletproof.
- There are two great web applications: the magic 8-Ball and Cloud Paint (for anyone nostalgic for MacPaint around 1988).
- An iPhone in Scotland.
- Sachin Tendulkar will retire after the home series against the West Indies. Hopefully that new will distract everyone from the Australian visit.
- What I’m listening to: The Radiators, Ghostown. (R.I.P. Phil Chevron).
- What I’m reading: Thomas Pynchon, The Bleeding Edge.
I’m feeling nostalgic: