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Friday Quick Hits and Varia

Some quick hits for a cool and raining and busy Fall Friday:

  • The most exciting thing this week is Steven Ellis' Pompeii project being featured on the Apple website for its creative use of iPads.  I had a chance to work with many of these people at Isthmia and I can attest that their use of the iPad at Pompeii was more than just a gadget exercise.  The technologies actually made excavation more efficient and appears to have made it easier to document their trenches more thoroughly.
  • A new and really useful Teaching Thursday this week featuring 25  some starter tips for online course design and teaching.
  • I'm beginning to like covers of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" better than the original.  Check this out. (inspired by Chuck Jones who posted a link to this)
  • Big announcements from Zotero.  My Zotero use had declined since I started using Chrome more often.  The recent announcement that Zotero was going to be cross platform and even create a free-standing version is great to hear.  And this post from ProfHacker sets out some of the most exciting aspects of these developments.
  • These videos of Peregrine Falcon and Goshawk with cameras on them are crazy.  I wonder how the cameras effect the birds aerodynamics?
  • The Atlantic put together a canon of major works on technology.  There are some omissions but over all, it's pretty good.
  • I need to finish up my paper for the Corinth in Contrast conference next week.
  • I received a vote for tenure from my department this week.  Thank for all the encouragement and support!
  • What I'm listening to: Crocodiles, Sleep Forever and this free EP from the fantastic Fat Possum.
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