March 2010

Edinburgh and thereabouts in June (advice sought)

The known parameters:

I have classes to finish and papers to write up until about 28 May.

I am attending the centenary of the World Missionary Conference (which is another blog post in its own right) in Edinburgh from 2 to 6 June.

I need to get to Hobart (maybe with a quick laundry stop in Melbourne) by 14 or 15 June.

A travel agent suggests either Qantas+BA to Edinburgh or Emirates to Glasgow.

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learning in public

In my most recent talk on humanities computing, one of the issues that I raised, and that others asked about, was how humanities computing projects are evaluated in a way that can contribute to career advancement, especially for those of us who do not hold traditional research positions but are some kind of hybrid developer/research assistant. The time that I spend developing a database and website (what our end-users see) is time that I don't spend writing scholarly articles (which would be better for my career).

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Trying to consolidate my online presence (again)

I seem to re-evaluate my online presence every few months, especially in terms of my home page and/or blog. I've been learning and using Drupal a lot at work over the last year, so it's about time I managed my personal site with Drupal as well.

One fewer car ... because I don't drive, and because 'one less car' upsets my grammatically conservative self.

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