Click here to see what I couldn’t see today – the 100 (Roman) foot wide base of the Pyramid of Cestius.
Here’s the wikipedia link: the work is being sponsored by a Japanese individual. Not a great sign for Italy? Kind of back to the days of Victorian gentlemen paying for facades to be built onto major churches in Florence?
P.S. I hate Flickr. Why won’t it let me post my pictures here??
I’m way too invested in Flickr to change services. I have a couple of thousand photos there, administer one group, and actively post to a bunch of others. But almost every time Flickr upgrades itself it breaks some connections. This time, I’m having trouble posting from Flickr to this WordPress blog – one of the features I like the most. So no Christmas pogo photos for you yet!
Maybe it’s WordPress’s fault, but I just input my password about 7 times into Flickr and it’s still failing to post. Grrr.
For instance, from the first page – where one now sees contact’s top photo – I can use the share icon to share that TOP photo. However, if I go to a contact’s photostream, the share icon doesn’t work any more than it does on my own. Wow.
Interesting article about the slow decline of Wikipedia. I gave up as an editor in 2002 or so. My problem wasn’t what’s described here – it was the futility of bringing expertise to the early Medieval entries in the face of idealized amateurism.
. . . it’s been a long 10 days. Looks like the committee from purgatory is almost finished.
…I mean blog comment log ins.
She’s currently at http://meganmcardle.com/
I’m liking the way my Flickr page looks – go check it out! I don’t think I really need a terabyte of storage, but why not?
Please go look at Amy Welborn’s photo essay on the whole new pope business. Unless, like my father, you won’t get any of the pop culture jokes because you don’t watch those shows. And even he will get the point about “Did you NEVER read a freakin’ GOSPEL before March 13?” without knowing the setting.
I’m a long-time Flickr Pro member – and this (especially the comments) has some of the reasons. My photography is not about the social sharing thing so much as the photo of the place and the thing. I’d like people to see them, but I’m not trying to create a social web track of where I was 15 minutes ago.
I have been very out of the medieval blog loop – the end of last semester was pretty busy – but how did I miss THIS announcement in late November?
The British Library is treating its medieval manuscript collection as though it is public domain!
The catalogue is designed to increase public access to the British Library’s rich collections, and we want to encourage even greater use and enjoyment of these collections. Technically these works are still in copyright in the UK until 2040, but given that they are anonymous and many centuries old, the Library has decided to provide the images on the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts under a Public Domain Mark and treat them as public domain works, as would be the case in many other countries. For more information, please see the library’s use and reuse policy for CIM. We ask that you maintain the library’s Public Domain tag, and provide a link or other credit back to the image’s source on the British Library’s site – help us share these riches even more widely with the world. (my emphasis)
Wow – is that ever sensible!
Out of idle curiosity I’ve been trying Chrome (the browser) for the last few days. It seems very unstable on OSX 10.8 – it crashes constantly. Guess I’m sticking to Safari, even though I don’t much care for the way the current version (6.0.1) treats scroll bars. Everything else about it seems fine.
. . . when the greeting at the top of your Flickr homepage annoys you.
Hyvää päivää Michael Tinkler!
Now you know how to greet people in Finnish!
No I don’t! How on EARTH am I supposed to pronounce two umlauted As in a row?
Yes, I have been posting a lot of photos lately – I am not feeling very chatty. Put it down to weather, my mood, grading. I’m feeling fine. In fact, political news is strangely cheering. Watching colleagues in denial is always amusing! But still, I’m busier than I ought to be. Write to you soon!
In the meantime, enjoy the photos.
Not only am I having a hard time getting my photos off my camera, but I’m having a hard time posting via Flickr! So if you want to see what I’m up to, scroll to the photo block and click.
Cheese’n'crackers and wine and blogging. I met a number of folks – Medieval History Geek and the blogging team at Vaulting and Vellum included. I’m pretty sure I’ve met Steven Muhlberger before, but he doesn’t remember me, so I guess not. Another Damn Medievalist and Lisa Carnell hosted (it’s important to know people with Resident Director apartments at their disposal). There were others whose URLS I didn’t catch – apologies! Leave a comment and I’ll link you! My blogroll is in perpetual flux.