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 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.
On my way to Kalamazoo! I’ll be at the blogger meet up this evening.
Just seeing how well this works. I’m about to make a short trip to Italy and perhaps Germany, and I’d like to make the trip with only the iPad!
So – how about keyboard cut and paste? Yes, here’s the link for our Center for Global Education.
Gesture cut and paste? Ok:
The mission of the Center for Global Education is to provide students with academically challenging study abroad experiences that foster an in-depth understanding of another culture, with the aim of encouraging them to embrace the concept of global citizenship. Being a responsible, effective citizen of the world involves assuming an active role in one’s own community and in the larger world; it requires an understanding of the relationship between actions made locally and globally and a commitment to the betterment of people’s lives everywhere. Through our rigorous study abroad programs and innovative on-campus predeparture and reentry programming, the Center for Global Education strives to provide students with a transformative learning experience that inspires them to live lives of consequence.
The thing that annoys me most about trying to WORK with the iPad is the impossibility of sending an attachment from inside the Mail app. I’m sure there’s a better solution than the workarounds I’ve seen out there!
More or less: it was February 12 that I made the switch from MoveableType. I’m used to the WP interface now and like it very much. One notable difference: updating plugins is painless. Spam-catching seems completely effective (nothing has gotten through to the blog that shouldn’t have, and I haven’t found anything tossed into the spam folder that shouldn’t have been). MovableType 4.31 and its plugins satisfied the latter, though not the former. If I had been able to upgrade my MT installation, perhaps I would have discovered that functionality improved.
But, here I am, and I’m happy about it.
And I introduced it with this clip, showing the 1944 eruption. I think the cameramen behind the American lines had been filming combat for so long that they were a little bored — and willing to stand near falling buildings to get a good shot!
Hmmm – this is annoying.The Youtube clip shows up in Firefox but not in Safari…must be some sort of WordPress weirdness? Flash problems? If you’re using Safari, click here.
further: yes, BlogPress still works. I’m getting more cheerful about the whole WordPress switch. I set up a Flickr gallery (see the right column) this morning. Step by step I reconstruct my blogging habitus.
Honestly. I had been a loyal MT user since version 1. I spent 10 days trying to install 4.37 and get it to publish and I gave up. I did a one-step install of WordPress via my host provider (DreamHost), imported the database, and it just worked. I ran it as a test yesterday, and decided (after ONE LAST MT 4-37 try) to live with it. I bet all the photos that aren’t links to flickr or to other sites are gone, but I’ll have to live with that.
I also have to re-build my blogroll — it was about time to do that anyway. Here’s hoping this works — and that folks that link to me haven’t dropped me because of the malware warnings.
I think I’ve cleaned it up.
Google identified one infected file, which I’ve deleted. I’ve requested a review of my site, but it hasn’t happened yet. Grr!
further: nope! Now I’m trapped in MovableType upgrade purgatory.