Saturday, October 24, 2009

More links

Yes, I realize that as of late this blog has become a rather quiet, almost formulaic place: Linkdumps, hiking reports, and job announcements, the first two once a week and the last as needed.

How to trap a dork..

Data is hard.

From the "Needs more brass goggles!" department.

Physics! With puppets!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


University of North Dakota: Open-rank position in higher education.

Azusa Pacific University: Open-rank position in higher education.

The Ohio State University: Assistant/associate professor in higher education and student affairs.

University of Utah: Assistant/associate professor in higher education (two positions).

(Note: I can't find online listings for the last two yet. Will update when I do.)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Building bridges

Our bridge is done
Originally uploaded by TheTurducken
I spent the weekend helping build log bridges on the Cumberland Trail. This photo is of the bridge we completed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Florida State University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Education. You may recall that last year FSU had a job opening that was frozen; this suggests things are looking up.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Quite possibly the best quote I've read in class so far this semester: "This highly stylized example [the invention of the grenade harpoon] is of course chosen to honor the conference site of Tjøme, not because I have any knowledge of whaling, my entire contact with which consists of having eaten whale steak about thirty-five years ago at a Norwegian restaurant whose name I cannot recall but which was located in an alley between Boylston and Eliot Streets in Boston, right between the old Trailways bus station." (Time Matters by Andrew Abbott)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


When people hear I have dialup, they often looked shocked. Well, at least for me it is a financial choice. Some urban areas have been “redlined” by Internet service providers that don’t see a financial payoff to wiring poorer communities.

Great tweets of science.

How far can you get from a McDonald's? (Via Houck.)

How to introduce yourself in graduate school.

An interview with the guy who rescued the WPA NPS posters and is creating more. (Via Historiann.)

Remember a while ago I linked to a story about an author whose book about a black character ended up with a cover of a white girl? The publisher has replaced the cover.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tsali weekend

Our Tsali cabin
Originally uploaded by TheTurducken
Last weekend, I stayed at a log "cabin" at Tsali, North Carolina. There were seven of us in our cabin, and we had a great time. Last year, we spent most of our time hiking. This time we were lazier - and we were aided by the rainy weather. So we spent our time reading, eating bacon, playing games, watching television, and cooking. We also went down to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, which was having its annual Guest Appreciation Festival.

And we did a little bit of hiking, too.