Jason Heppler

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2021-05-06: I don’t think anything else I’ve made comes close to the popularity of What is Digital …

2021-05-04: Observable Plot looks like a fantastic new way for generating charts in browsers. API seems user …

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2021-04-20: I’m going to need that new iMac.

2021-04-18: Good evening.

2021-04-15: After hand-digging twenty-eight 1’ diameter by 2.5’ deep holes, pouring 2,300lbs of …

2021-04-12: Tell me you’re in your mid-thirties without telling me you’re in your mid-thirties. My wrist is so …

2021-04-11: Also, the soundtrack for Project Fence has been Johnny Cash on endless repeat. I’ll credit …

2021-04-11: Project Fence day seven ends with almost all of the exterior pickets hung. The longest exterior …

2021-04-10: Project Fence, day six. Pickets started getting in place this evening.

2021-04-09: Project Fence, day five. All the posts installed and cemented, most of the rail hung.

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2021-04-08: Project Fence, day four. Hoping rain is mostly done for the day.

2021-04-07: Project Fence day three, inside before the heavy rains hit. Over halfway done with setting posts.

2021-04-07: I’m excited to announce Project Fence is now sponsored by ibuprofen.

2021-04-06: Day two of Project Fence is in the books.

2021-04-05: I’m falling back on my days as a landscaper and taking on replacing our cedar fence this week. I’m …

2021-04-01: Dose 2!

2021-04-01: Those are fighting words.

2021-03-29: Fantastic piece by Hannah Fry on the harm and the good that can come from what we decide to count …

2021-03-25: Looking good, mobile @zotero!

2021-03-25: If you’re aghast at the reinstallment of Richard Stallman on the board of the Free Software …

2021-03-25: Det er vaffeldag i skandinavia! Lage noen vafler i dag!

2021-03-23: It’s good.

2021-03-21: Future firewood.

2021-03-19: Great thread on what we miss by using only digitized sources and how, perhaps, we shouldn’t read …

2021-03-15: He’s a good sport.

2021-03-13: Currently reading: Calhoun: American Heretic by Robert Elder 📚

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2021-03-11: A year ago today was my last day working on campus and the day we pulled our kids from …

2021-03-08: The herbs are returning.

2021-03-08: I don’t mean to brag, but I’m a Confluence pro.

2021-03-07: Grill night.

2021-03-07: The four seasons: summer, fall, winter, and the dogs chased a squirrel through the thawing yard and …

2021-03-06: I find the generational divide identified here too rigid (a lot of this speaks to my experiences, …

2021-03-06: As the snows melt, it appears a few over winter plants survived.

2021-03-06: I’m trying out this newsletter thing, inspired by @dancohen @lmullen and @ayjay. Introducing Breve, …

2021-03-04: Currently reading: Visualization and Interpretation: Humanistic Approaches to Display by Johanna …

2021-03-04: Crumb.

2021-03-04: More sourdough day.

2021-03-03: I know this made the rounds recently, but I just love this crowdsourced project collecting sounds …

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2021-02-25: Honored that our book Digital Community Engagement won the National Council on Public History’s book …

2021-01-24: Well, tomorrow seems fun.

2021-01-05: Finishing Halt and Catch Fire has me jonesing to make an early ‘90s design of my website.

2021-01-04: Sourdough day.

2020-12-31: Later, 2020.

2020-12-30: In 24 hours, Flash is going away. I was not great at it, but Flash was one of my early forays into …

2020-12-29: Just a bit of snow today.

2020-12-27: Daughter is chanting “lefse!” so I’d say my work here is done.

2020-12-26: Current project! Kiddo always gets the best presents for me.

2020-12-20: Ice.

2020-12-16: Currently reading (finally): The Code by Margaret O’Mara 📚

2020-12-15: Cancelled subscriptions to the Peloton app and Down Dog in anticipation of Fitness+ and I’m pleased …

2020-12-15: “Today’s social networks, Facebook chief among them, were built to encourage the things that make …

2020-12-14: Thoughtful reflections on the “rules” for data visualization.

2020-12-13: Lussekatter. (St. Lucia saffron buns.)

2020-12-13: Pretty great interview from Outside Magazine with Tim Cook and Apple’s future in health, privacy, …

2020-12-12: Snow day.

2020-12-11: It took me far too long to discover Halt and Catch Fire.

2020-12-09: Time for some maintenance on a DH project, I guess.

2020-12-08: Listening to Margaret O’Mara deliver the Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities on “Remaking …

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2020-12-07: Spicy Norwegian pepperkaker.

2020-12-05: Welcome inside, tree.

2020-12-04: I need to find some local juleøl.

2020-12-03: The American Historical Association has joined the National Security Archive, SHAFR, and CREW in a …

2020-12-03: Oh no, I might’ve just been inspired to start a new digital history project.

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2020-12-01: “I cannot overemphasize how much the lesson of the web is that people, given the choice …

2020-12-01: Good news, we can gaze upon my lackluster programming skills for eternity.

2020-11-29: If Christmas music is your thing, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a few Apple playlists I started …

2020-11-26: I dag er det ett år siden jeg begynte å lære norsk!

2020-11-26: I have taken in the light / that quickened eye and leaf. / May my brain be bright with praise / of …

2020-11-26: [Newberry Library.]

2020-10-31: Boo!

2020-10-29: 4yo, on pumpkin carving: “You guys are going to scoop them out. And carve them. I’m going to put the …

2020-09-24: Currently reading: Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price. 📚

2020-02-29: Possibly some of the best footage I’ve seen on old F1 driving. Here, a short film focused on …

2020-02-24: Happy 27th birthday, Ruby.

2020-02-22: I’ve started digging into Rails, which I haven’t played around with in many years, and I’m …

2020-01-23: For a brief moment it wasn’t obvious to me that @lmullen’s newsletter in my inbox was a …

2020-01-10: I’m digging in to Observable notebooks, in part to re-familiarize myself with JavaScript but …

2019-12-19: It’s been a remarkable year. We gave birth to our second daughter. Those two provide so much …

2019-12-11: “Zero waste helps us reexamine our relationship with stuff in a way that can seem progressive …

2019-12-10: And the ultimate triumph of being anti-web is to make links scarce. The smallest possible number of …

2019-12-10: I’m peer reviewing conference proposals for Digital Humanities 2020 and, as always, I’m …

2019-12-09: A smart piece on why it’s so hard to get young people into activism in places where they feel …

2019-12-09: ‪I just sent off a full book manuscript to my editor. ‬

2019-12-06: I really enjoyed Firefox’s wrap-up of my year.

2019-12-05: I’ve been learning Norwegian 🇳🇴 and have to say the way Duolingo teaches possessive pronouns …

2019-12-04: I’ve created my first R package:a dataset of Superfund sites in the United States. …

2019-12-04: There’s something refreshing and liberating about checking in on Micro.blog, only to see that …

2019-12-03: The United States as viewed from California.

2019-12-03: “I’m acutely aware of the fact that in many contexts that I enter, I’m probably the only …

2019-11-30: “The U.S. government’s system for declassifying and processing historical records has reached …

2019-11-30: Over at the blog, I reflect on @lmullen’s first newsletter on the idie web.

2019-11-30: “Chatham House predicts urbanisation, population growth and economic development will push global …

2019-11-28: John James Audobon, wild turkey, from The Birds of America, ca. 1830.

2019-11-28: Thankful today for family, friends, colleagues, and students. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Take some time to …

2019-11-27: Fantastic comic by Vrendi: Why Am I Scared to Ride a Bike?

2019-11-27: Excited to announce the volume I’ve edited with Rebecca Wingo and Paul Schadewald will be …

2019-09-05: Close. I think the book draft is close.

2019-06-26: Some summer reading.

2019-06-20: Inspired by the NYTimes piece showing where single family zoning is prohibited in several US cities, …

2019-06-18: “People who think of themselves as progressives, environmentalists and egalitarians fight …

2019-06-17: I just whipped up a small geolocation web app for a course I’m working with this Fall, in case …

2019-06-17: Me: opens Spotlight, types rstud Spotlight: Did you mean rstudio_logo_125x125.png? Me: muscle memory …

2019-06-17: Sad to hear of the passing of Alan Brinkley. His End of Reform is more or less canonical and a …

2019-06-15: Looks like I might be finding something to replace Dropbox.

2019-06-12: Punching “rstudio” into Spotlight keeps privileging Visual Studio Code and it’s …

2019-06-12: For the public historians hanging out here: interested in attending the Western History Association …

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2019-02-23: Well, tomorrow is going to be fun.

2019-01-21: This morning, as I write about environmental justice activism, I’m struck by an idea to write …

2019-01-18: Then, college: 500 words!? How on earth will I write so much about this book? Now, post-PhD: 500 …

2019-01-18: I find it so hard to write book reviews on works intended to be synthesis. Especially one’s …

2019-01-17: “The relationship between education and economy is more complicated in Indian country than …

2019-01-17: Twitter clean-up.

2019-01-16: Currently reviewing.

2019-01-14: Back in August, Netflix wrote about how they use Jupyter Notebooks in their work. It’s a great …

2019-01-14: “Against the vast blue skies and craggy prairies, female ranchers … are also forging a …

2019-01-12: If you hate websites that stick bars to the top and bottom of pages (I’m looking at you, Medium), I …

2019-01-12: Snow day.

2019-01-08: My top nine songs in 2018 via iTunes brought to you by my daughter, mostly. (Compiled via this …

2019-01-08: New on the American Indian Digital History Project: The American Indian Magazine published by the …

2019-01-08: Human spatial memory is made up of numerous individual maps.

2019-01-07: Thank you, past self, for writing good code comments and documentation.

2019-01-07: My privacy tools this year: 2FA: Authy Browser: Firefox Email: ProtonMail IM: Signal Search: …

2019-01-06: Wonderful time, as always, at the AHA conference these past few days.

2018-08-10: Night number three at the Knoxville Nationals. This is my sixteenth race in twenty years since I …

2018-07-13: Terrific week spent with the Service Learning Academy!

2018-07-09: Finished the terrific new biography of RFK. 📚

2018-07-09: My week: attending a service learning seminar and thinking about library resources, partnerships, …

2018-07-06: A morning of writing.

2018-06-30: I am unreasonably excited about this open spatial data blogs.bing.com/maps/2018…