Well, tomorrow is going to be fun.
This morning, as I write about environmental justice activism, I’m struck by an idea to write a short piece on smokestacks as an indicator of pollution vs. cleanliness in urban spaces.
Then, college: 500 words!? How on earth will I write so much about this book?
Now, post-PhD: 500 words!? How on earth will I write so little about this book?
I find it so hard to write book reviews on works intended to be synthesis. Especially one’s that span large geographic areas and timespans. I have so many questions about details and intricacies that necessarily go unexplored, and it’s hard to balance that concern with the intentions of the book.
Back in August, Netflix wrote about how they use Jupyter Notebooks in their work. It’s a great read.
“Against the vast blue skies and craggy prairies, female ranchers … are also forging a new path. Women are leading the trend of sustainable ranching and raising grass-fed breeds of cattle in humane, ecological ways.” Women are reclaiming ranching in the West.
If you hate websites that stick bars to the top and bottom of pages (I’m looking at you, Medium), I use this bookmarklet to take care of them.
My top nine songs in 2018 via iTunes brought to you by my daughter, mostly. (Compiled via this amazing Shortcut from Federico Viticci.)
New on the American Indian Digital History Project: The American Indian Magazine published by the Society of American Indians (1913-1919).
Thank you, past self, for writing good code comments and documentation.
My privacy tools this year:
Wonderful time, as always, at the AHA conference these past few days.
I’ve been watching dirt track sprint car racing since I was a kid, and I’m still amazed they don’t just all pile up in turn one every time they start the race. 🏎
Night number three at the Knoxville Nationals. This is my sixteenth race in twenty years since I started coming.
A fantastic interactive photo essay on the extreme mountain biking of the Navajo Nation.
Great to see a ride share company committed to multimodal transportation and bike infrastructure. 🚲
I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty sure I can sing the entire Moana soundtrack from start to finish at this point.
The Open Library now lets you full-text search its 4 million books.