Just some quick hits on a Friday morning...
- A cool new blog called (pre)texts by Dimitris Plantzos.
- A useful post for the novice digital historian called Navigating Digital History at Digital History Hacks.
- The Department of History at the University of North Dakota in conjunction with Mediterranean Archaeology has purchased 6 TB of server space this week. It should be set up by the beginning of the winter semester. It's the cyber-infrastructure foundation for digital history and digital archaeology.
- After a brief absence, Archaeology of the Mediterranean World is back on the re-designed and improved Grand Forks Life blogroll! Thanks GrandForksGuy! This is one of the most interesting "local blogs" that I read regularly. It features a few "Open Threads" a month where people can sound off on various issues from Grand Forks Dinning to local politics and administration. In the past, it has a attracted a motley assortment of established bloggers and anonymous commentators. Recently, GrandForksGuy (not his real name) has decided to prevent anonymous posters (those without accounts on Blogger) from posting in these open threads. A controversial choice that could elevate the level of conversation on these rowdy and rugged open threads, but could also make his blog less representative of the community. A bold experiment and time will tell.
- Open Office 3.0 runs natively on Mac's OS X.
The Phils can rest easily for a few days and watch the Sox try to survive the ALCS. Good start by India versus Australia last night in Mohali (311/5). Martinsville this weekend.