Spring has finally arrived here on the North Plains and the snow piles are rapidly shrinking. Traditionally this is the end of the snow and the beginning of the “mud” season.
I have my tickets to Greece and, by the end of the today, my tickets to Alamogordo. I have three manuscripts in some degree of “written-ness” and my classes are set to wrap up more or less on schedule despite missing a week with snow days.
Things are good and hectic, but I still have plenty of time for some quick hits and varia.
- For those who missed it, I contributed to this year’s Day of Digital Humanities here.
- The new Hesperia is out with almost 80 pages dedicated to the Panayia field.
- The scientists weigh in on the Jesus wife papyrus. Bloggers moved very quickly to discredit text on philological grounds; here’s a nice index of what the bloggers said about this newest scientific revelation.
- Some Byzantine news from the Getty. Their new exhibit opened and they are going to return a 12th century New Testament stolen from Greece.
- Abandoned temporary base in Afganistan.
- Some old photos of North Dakota and elsewhere.
- Some cool articles on design: Braun SK55 and the Sony Walkman TPS-L2.
- More slow TV: The Piip Show in Norway.
- How professors use their time. (Where did I read something very similar to this…)
- This will contribute to the revival of Classics!
- This is a great response to comments on a blog post about flipping the classroom.
- Givers and Takers and who gets ahead.
- UPS trucks don’t turn left.
- How to go viral.
- McIntosh really is a lifestyle brand.
- With the re-release of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous, we need to all remember this story.
- What I’m reading: Jeff Ferrell, Empire of scrounge : inside the urban underground of dumpster diving, trash picking, and street scavenging. 2006.
- What I’m listening to: Mac DeMarco, Salad Days; The Budos Band, III.