2022-01-20 In the mailbag.

2022-01-11 I’ve been using Go a lot more as part of the work we’re doing on a @chnm data API, and …

2022-01-04 I don’t know what happened between yesterday and today, but the dependency gods (looking at …

2022-01-03 Great piece by @benwerd: There’s no such thing as writing too much: your voice is important, your …

2021-12-31 Happy New Year, friends.

2021-12-30 Knocking out lots of little digital maintenance projects this week: unsubscribing from apps and …

2021-12-30 The 5yo and I recently finished Chasm, a rogue-like 2D side-scroller — we thought it was fantastic. …

2021-12-30 Today’s projects include finally getting my router on OpenDNS.

2021-12-29 The Break from Twitter

2021-12-29 My small Christmas break project of fixing face tagging in Apple Photos to correct miscategrized …

2021-12-27 Just finished Margrete den første. Pretty good drama on political intrigue in fifteenth century …

2021-12-25 Making gløgg today: 1 cinnamon stick 6 cloves 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 3 cardamom pods 3 …

2021-12-25 Merry Christmas.

2021-12-24 The Icelanders are on to something. ☕️

2021-12-23

2021-12-22 Julebordet

2021-12-21 At the start of the pandemic, I started following this series of one man building a log cabin in …

2021-12-21 Currently reading: The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe by Matthew Gabriele and David …

2021-12-21 Currently reading: Thinking about History by Sarah Maza 📚

2021-12-20 Today is for making lefse.

2021-12-19 “The tools of writing have seldom been designed with writers in mind.”

2021-12-19 Currently reading: The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson 📚

2021-12-18 I might be getting a home beer brewing kit for Christmas, so I might be brewing up some juniper beer …

2021-12-16 Christmas Tunes

2021-12-15 I don’t feel good having experienced my first (indeed, multiple) tornado warnings in December.

2021-12-15 This storm front is screaming fast. May look small but it’s packing a huge punch.

2021-12-14 ah yes the December fire season

2021-12-12 What an absolutely bonkers Formula 1 season.

2021-12-12 I’d hate to be a Formula 1 steward today.

2021-12-11 Today was for making gløgg and St. Lucia saffron buns.

2021-12-08 Had a quick but fantastic trip to visit my colleagues at RRCHNM this week. I’m still so …

2021-12-04

2021-11-30 If you’re a listener of our RRCHNM podcasts, for Giving Tuesday please consider supporting our …

2021-11-27 “Where’s the food.”

2021-11-27

2021-11-26 Pumpkin pie for breakfast.

2021-11-25 Yes.

2021-11-25 Roast pork stuffed with sage and rosemary, green beans, roasted broccoli, deviled eggs, kale and …

2021-11-25 A bit of downtime before the next phase of cooking means digging into some Thanksgiving reading.

2021-11-25 Yes.

2021-11-25 Soon.

2021-11-25 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

2021-11-25 A Day of Mourning

2021-11-25 Newberry Library

2021-11-23

2021-11-23

2021-11-22 Today’s office view.

2021-11-21 An at-home Nailed It! competition.

2021-11-07 Kjøttbollene mine er bedre enn IKEAs.

2021-11-01 Yes.

2021-10-26 Boo

2021-10-23 The last of our harvest.

2021-10-23 Out adventuring this morning: visiting the Holy Family Shrine, and fossil hunting.

2021-10-20 I have, twice now, followed Apple’s instructions for reinstalling macOS on my MacBook Air. …

2021-10-17 Homemade raspberry juice and vodka with a touch of smoke. Skål.

2021-10-17 Onion soup with cheese on sourdough.

2021-10-16 Tonight, baked potato soup with fried potato skins and broccoli, and brunost caramel apples for …

2021-10-14 Mailbag.

2021-10-12 Chili rellanos with peppers from our garden.

2021-10-10 Currently reading: The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism by Keith Makoto Woodhouse …

2021-10-09 Just a few peppers from the garden. And we’re not even done harvesting them all yet.

2021-10-09 We also met this friend in the garden today.

2021-10-09 Tearing out the plants no longer producing in the garden today.

2021-10-08

2021-10-08 Soon.

2021-10-06 If you like tarragon, blitz a handful with half a cup of sugar and top strawberries and milk with …

2021-10-03 Currently reading: Floating Coast by Bathsheba Demuth 📚

2021-09-27 The one positive of being holed up in bed all day with a stomach bug is finally watching Star Wars: …

2021-09-26 A morning at the apple orchard.

2021-09-19 This week: Hey! It’s going to be in the mid-70s all week! Also this week:

2021-09-19 Paul Hollywood would give me poor marks, but I tried my hand at Swedish kardemummabullar today. …

2021-09-17 Very excited to see a new José González album.

2021-09-17

2021-09-17 Butternut squash soup tonight, grown from our garden. 🌱

2021-09-11 Flambéed pork chops with sage and aquavit.

2021-09-08 Currently reading: Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer 📚

2021-09-07 Just a massive watermelon haul from our garden (apple for scale).

2021-09-05 Skål!

2021-09-05 Birthdays are for cream cakes (bløtkake).

2021-09-04 Started rewatching one of my favorite shows the other night, Occupied, and wow does seeing …

2021-09-04 These Williams cars in Q2 look like me trying to play F1 2021 with full simulation settings.

2021-09-01 The new James McMurtry album is fantastic.

2021-08-31

2021-08-30 Finally, an answer to “what is digital humanities”?

2021-08-26 I sure hope not: Twitter threads are the new blog posts.

2021-08-24 Currently reading: The Anglo-Saxons : A History of the Beginnings of England by Marc Morris 📚

2021-08-22

2021-08-22 Good morning.

2021-08-17 Currently reading: Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough 📚

2021-08-12

2021-08-09 The Summer Day

2021-08-09 “And, if we believe this report, the next 20-30 years is the most important time of our whole …

2021-08-08 Just finished reading: France by Emile Chabal 📚

2021-08-08 Currently reading: The Human Factor by Graham Greene 📚

2021-08-07

2021-08-01

2021-07-28 Garden update.

2021-07-24 Jeg tror min favoritt ting om å lære norsk er å prøve nye norske oppskrifter. Det er god motivasjon. …

2021-07-21 Github Copilot is shockingly good.

2021-07-19 Steak with fresh garden herbs and butter, grilled garden squash and zucchini, fresh sourdough, and a …

2021-07-17 Skål!

2021-07-15 Pickling.

2021-07-13 “When a perceived internal enemy is a threat to the established hierarchy, the state springs …

2021-07-11 Mailbag. 📚

2021-07-09 “Throughout the first two centuries of its existence, Chicago became famous as a city that …

2021-07-08 “If redlining maps were not just maps of race, then what were they maps of? They were maps that …

2021-07-07 “It’s 109 degrees in Portland right now. It’s been over 130 degrees in Baghdad several times. What …

2021-07-07 “The new Federal Writers Project, in other words, would revitalize and repurpose portions of our …

2021-07-06 Incredible work by Morata. ⚽️ #ITA #ESP

2021-07-05 Just a few garden items.

2021-07-04

2021-07-03

2021-07-03 Call me radical, but I’d prefer not to have burning oceans.

2021-07-02 Friday.

2021-06-29 GitHub Copilot looks incredible.

2021-06-25

2021-06-23 Sourdough ciabatta.

2021-06-17 Neat.

2021-06-12

2021-06-11 Skål!

2021-06-08 Look at these garlic scapes.

2021-06-07 Looking forward to WWDC today, hoping to see some big news for iPads.

2021-06-06 Also, around a pound and a half of juneberries.

2021-06-06 The first true harvest (just ignore those bolted chives and sad onion bulb).

2021-06-05

2021-06-02 Yesterday I met a friend for coffee at a coffee shop outside without masks. It was glorious.

2021-06-01 In the mailbag.

2021-05-31

2021-05-31 Firing up the grill for chicken tenders and beyond beef burgers. Spring potato salad chilling in the …

2021-05-31 Good morning.

2021-05-29

2021-05-27 Just added this amazing hand-drawn map of North America to my list of maps I need to buy.

2021-05-27 Currently reading: At Home in the World by Kathleen A. Cairns 📚

2021-05-27 Just a bit of rain in that overnight thunderstorm.

2021-05-27

2021-05-23 Chipotle beef, roja con crema, cilantro, and homemade corn tortillas.

2021-05-23 Any recipe that starts off with roasting poblano peppers is going to be good.

2021-05-22

2021-05-21 Ben Schmidt give us an alignment chart on digital publishing.

2021-05-14 First harvest.

2021-05-13

2021-05-13 Making a favorite stew tonight: rotgrønnsaksgryte med bygg.

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 …

2021-04-24

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.

2021-04-09

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 📚

2021-03-13

2021-03-13

2021-03-13

2021-03-12

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 …

2021-03-03

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 …

2020-12-08

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.

2020-12-02

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 …

2019-03-17

2019-02-22 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…

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