Some fun little notes today:
- First, I experienced the power of social media applications and blogging first hand this week. On Wednesday, I posted a photo of a curious Egyptian drawing found on the back of a bookshelf in a colleagues office. I posted a photo of it on my blog and asked if anyone recognized it. At the same time, I tweeted a link to the blog post. Within 20 minutes, I had a response, from Chuck Jones, who not only identified the sketch but also confirmed my suspicion that it was done by the late UND History Professor Charles Carter. By the end of the day I had over 200 hits on the page (up from my summertime average of 70 or 80). How cool is that?
- If you rock and iPhone or an iPod Touch and have to deal with ancient Greek, you should get Lexiphanes which provides access to the Liddell and Scott Greek Lexicon (1924) and the G. Autenrieth, Homeric Dictionary of 1889. Wow. (Thanks to David Meadows at Rogue Classicism)
- Breaking News: Paul Ferderer and I were interviewed by our local ABC affiliate (WDAZ) yesterday about our work this past summer in Cyprus. The story is set to appear on the 10 pm broadcast tonight.
- More Breaking News: If you're in Southwest Florida, you owe it to yourself to go and check out the Surf and Song Festival, produced by the famous Fritz Caraher. And it's for a good cause. So check out Famous Fritz in the Ft. Myers' News Press here or, if you're a more visual person, on the Morning Blend on Fox 4.
- Even More Breaking News: I just heard that my new Mac Mini has shipped.
Have a good weekend everyone!