Language Games

February 14, 2008
Language Games

Stephen Ramsay, Digital Humanist extraordinaire, posted a blog entry about wanting to learn Groovy, and made a comment about Java being the predominant language in Digital Humanities. I posted a comment indicating that scripting languages like PHP and Perl seem to me to be more common, for noteworthy cultural reasons, like the availability of...

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Adobe insensitive to more than just case

February 1, 2008
Adobe insensitive to more than just case

The Adobe CS3 Master Collection is a treasure chest of well-respected applications for graphic design (Photoshop and Illustrator), video editing (Premiere and After Effects), web authorship (Dreamweaver and Fireworks), and various other useful tools (like Acrobat Pro). All these goodies don’t come cheaply, of course: the regular version is $2,500 USD, though the academic...

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Research Projects

November 18, 2007
Research Projects

Given the recent irregularity of my blog posts, I don’t imagine there are a lot of regular visitors to my site, but those who do visit occasionally might have noticed that I’ve finally removed my “temporary message” claiming that I’d be filling in additional contents within the next few days (I had added the...

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Leopard Mosaic Screensaver

November 12, 2007
Leopard Mosaic Screensaver

I try not to think of myself as a Mac nut, but sometimes it’s hard to ignore the evidence, like the irrepressible urge to upgrade immediately when Leopard was released. I had no specific reasons to upgrade, aside from a vague sense that there would be a few enhancements, and the desire to be...

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Miniturisation of Hard Drives & Bibliographic Forensics

October 17, 2007
Miniturisation of Hard Drives & Bibliographic Forensics

Thanks to Chad (one of my students) for sending me a link to this picture comparing a 1GB drive from the early 1980’s to a more recent 1GB flash card. Although the technologies represented are very different, the story is clear: the continuous minuturisation of technologies is astounding. Though not represented in this picture,...

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Blog Action Day

October 15, 2007
Blog Action Day

Well I still haven’t had a good chunk of time to update my site and reboot my blogging activities after a prolonged state of stasis, but Blog Action Day (thanks Johnny) seems like a good opportunity to shake off my blogging slumber and resume my digital scribblings. I like how this initiative isn’t about...

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