This week really felt like fall. Not the typical North Dakota fall, where its in the 60s for three days, the 50s for 3 days, and then is just plain cold, but the kind of fall where making piles of leaves is fun and you can talk for hours whether to put in the storm windows. This had to be one of the nicest weeks since I’ve moved to North Dakotaland.
I wish it inspired a more productive week, but I was at least able to bring together a little list of quick hits are varia.
- Here’s the preliminary program of the Archaeological Institute of America Meeting in New Orleans next January.
- 36 Hours in Athens by a former resident of Williston, ND.
- Cyprus in Switzerland.
- This looks cool.
- First review of Punk Archaeology.
- Ottoman maps of the United States.
- More reasons to keep a messy room.
- Cities that sleep more or less.
- Thoughts on the Future of History and check out the open access Manifesto(pdf)!
- R2D2 vs. C3PO by a former resident of Grand Forks, ND.
- The D.C. Punk Library.
- Some oil patch notes
- Biking the oil patch.
- Working at Whispers.
- Some thoughts on ND Measure 5 from a former resident of Stanley, ND.
- First drafts of history: the earliest extant versions of Wikipedia articles.
- “Internet courage is like a Cover 2 corner. When you got safety over the top, you feel better about yourself.” Torrey Smith
- What I’m reading: R. Gold, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. 2014.
- What I’m listening to: Ex Hex, Rips; Jawbreaker, 24 Hour Revenge Therapy.
It’s a dog’s life.