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3 Feb, 2023: The writing task list is at zero. It’s time to turn this book back over to the editor.

2 Feb, 2023: Things I’m enjoying lately: Severance on AppleTV is so good CGP and Myke turned me on to Home Town, …

2 Feb, 2023: Not sure how I feel about Readwise yet, but Matter is a nice reading environment. And, like Matter, …

30 Jan, 2023: My latest newsletter is out.

28 Jan, 2023: Thomas Aquinas’s handwriting is indecipherably bad.

26 Jan, 2023: Very pleased with a prototype design I came up with today for a soon-to-launch project.

26 Jan, 2023: Quite the roller coaster this week.

23 Jan, 2023: Currently reading: Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett 📚

22 Jan, 2023: Revisited a piece of property today we’re thinking about buying. The house needs work, but the space …

21 Jan, 2023: I’ve introduced the 6yo to Minecraft. She’s exuberantly spawning cats.

21 Jan, 2023:

20 Jan, 2023: Boules.

18 Jan, 2023: The Omadome holds: the forecasted 5-9" of snow has been reduced to 2", but the trade-off …

18 Jan, 2023: Archeologists in Norway have discovered the earliest known runestone, dated before 250 CE.

18 Jan, 2023: I’ve always thought purchasing carbon offsets was greenwashing. A new study bears that out.

17 Jan, 2023: Prepping for the incoming winter storm.

15 Jan, 2023:

14 Jan, 2023: We looked at some property yesterday — lots of amazing space for gardens, wooded areas, our own …

13 Jan, 2023: Currently reading: The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré 📚

13 Jan, 2023: Finished reading: Call for the Dead by John le Carré 📚

13 Jan, 2023: Currently reading: Call for the Dead by John le Carré 📚

13 Jan, 2023: Finished reading: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre 📚

9 Jan, 2023: I think it’s finally ready to work edits back into the revised draft.

8 Jan, 2023: Currently reading: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré 📚

6 Jan, 2023: Finished reading: The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers 📚

5 Jan, 2023: This morning’s book editing accompanied by some appropriate Pete Seeger.

3 Jan, 2023: Pushing to hit my imposed deadline of Thursday to hand this manuscript back to my publisher. If not …

2 Jan, 2023: I think 2023 might be the year I fully take up birding. I also want to visit the Sandhill cranes …

1 Jan, 2023: $11,914,892,503 has been lost to web3 hacks, scams, and fraud since January 1, 2021.

30 Dec, 2022: New clacky keyboard. It’s so great.

30 Dec, 2022: Frosty.

30 Dec, 2022: Year in books for 2022 Here are the books I finished reading in 2022.

29 Dec, 2022: Currently reading: The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers 📚

29 Dec, 2022: In the mailbag.

28 Dec, 2022:

26 Dec, 2022: Finished reading: The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence 📚

26 Dec, 2022: Just a month ago I wrote about a rudimentary node script I wrote to handle my reading log on my …

26 Dec, 2022: Working on a gift for my editor.

25 Dec, 2022: And right on cue, the snow has started falling again. 🎄

25 Dec, 2022: Co-working.

25 Dec, 2022: Merry Christmas.

24 Dec, 2022: Sourdough cinnamon roll dough rising overnight. Roast duck prepped and refrigerated. Stockings …

24 Dec, 2022: Nydelig!

24 Dec, 2022: Time for lefse making.

24 Dec, 2022: Risengrynsgrøt for breakfast.

23 Dec, 2022:

21 Dec, 2022: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library has around 3,800 watercolor …

20 Dec, 2022: The National Weather Service is saying it will feel nearly 70°F / 21°C colder on Thursday than an …

19 Dec, 2022: Yearly Theme I’ve been thinking over things I want to focus on during 2023 and coming up with a few names …

19 Dec, 2022: It’s going to be a rough week.

19 Dec, 2022: I’ve been thinking over my yearly theme for the coming year (with lots of jotting in my theme …

19 Dec, 2022:

18 Dec, 2022:

18 Dec, 2022: Sure seems plausible my parked Twitter account gets booted this week under the new policy.

18 Dec, 2022: Argentina! ⚽️

18 Dec, 2022: Well when you put it that way, it sounds bad.

17 Dec, 2022: Game night.

15 Dec, 2022: Kicking off this weekend with our usual holiday movies during this time of year: Klaus The …

15 Dec, 2022: Today begins the Great Book Completion Christmas; or, I’m finishing this book draft and …

13 Dec, 2022: Congratulations to my friend @lmullen on the publication of America’s Public Bible!

12 Dec, 2022: Pepperkaker!

11 Dec, 2022: Our annual bake of St. Lucia buns (lussekatter) are ready.

11 Dec, 2022: Awake before the rest of the household. Time to write.

10 Dec, 2022: In the mailbag.

10 Dec, 2022: Morning writing.

9 Dec, 2022: Skål!

9 Dec, 2022: Sent in a pitch to a magazine to write a review piece for them. Fingers crossed that they’re …

9 Dec, 2022: Coffee, fire, writing.

8 Dec, 2022: “As a substance, ice has agency and it is an entity that moves and shapes and responds to the world. …

7 Dec, 2022: Robin Sloan: “For people who care about creating worlds together, rather than getting rich, …

7 Dec, 2022: “It isn’t climate change that caused a 69 percent loss in total wildlife populations between …

6 Dec, 2022: Will I use it? I don’t know. Probably not. But I’ve parked an account over at Post.News.

5 Dec, 2022: In Virginia for our annual white elephant party. Always so much fun.🎄

4 Dec, 2022: Finished reading: Valley of Heart’s Delight: Environment and Sense of Place in the Santa Clara …

4 Dec, 2022:

4 Dec, 2022: Quiet morning, with fresh coffee, fire in the fireplace, and writing.

3 Dec, 2022: I’ve been a vim user for ten years and now, for the past few evenings, I’ve been actively using …

3 Dec, 2022:

1 Dec, 2022: My children have polluted my music data.

30 Nov, 2022: I’m not sure if it’s a good sign or a red flag that I spent yesterday evening winding …

29 Nov, 2022: Did you know you can now find our podcast studio on YouTube? Go subscribe! And don’t miss the …

28 Nov, 2022: Found a screw in the car tire. Impending ice storm tomorrow. Hope I don’t need the car.

28 Nov, 2022: One side effect of leaving Twitter is I find myself using RSS a whole lot more. I see this as a good …

27 Nov, 2022:

25 Nov, 2022:

25 Nov, 2022: Honestly, not the finish I was expecting. USMNT holding their own. ⚽️

25 Nov, 2022:

24 Nov, 2022: Thanksgiving included roast pork stuffed with herbs, green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potato …

24 Nov, 2022: “The Thanksgiving story buries the major cause of King Philip’s War—the relentless seizure of Indian …

24 Nov, 2022:

23 Nov, 2022: The honey-maple-bourbon pecan pie is a success. 🥧

23 Nov, 2022: It’s not all pies. Here’s herb-stuffed pork for dinner and getting ready to go into the oven. (We’re …

23 Nov, 2022: And another one.

22 Nov, 2022: Yes.

22 Nov, 2022: Doing our Thanksgiving meal a day early this year to better fit schedules. Pumpkin-bourbon pie is in …

22 Nov, 2022: Finished reading: How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm 📚

22 Nov, 2022: Finished reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport 📚

21 Nov, 2022: For the Death by Numbers project at RRCHNM, I wrote a short post about the data API we’re …

20 Nov, 2022: Bottling day.

20 Nov, 2022: One thing I appreciate about Reeder is the ability to subscribe to someone’s Twitter account. …

20 Nov, 2022: Time to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 🏎️

19 Nov, 2022: 0 Tweets.

19 Nov, 2022: 6yo provided the architectural drawings for today.

19 Nov, 2022: “[A]mongst the chaos, there are some positive trends right now. Here are a things about software …

19 Nov, 2022: Busy day ahead moving furniture between the kiddo’s rooms and building a new loft bed. 🔨

18 Nov, 2022: Embracing the Limits With Twitter’s impending demise I’m having some serious ideas about going full Knuth …

17 Nov, 2022: My phone autocorrected “I’m cc’ing you” to “I’m cc’omg you” and honestly that sums up this busy …

16 Nov, 2022: Finished reading: The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt …

14 Nov, 2022: Thank you, Mozilla, for providing a Firefix Developer Edition.

14 Nov, 2022: A new issue of my newsletter is out!

13 Nov, 2022: “Dad, are these pants? Why aren’t they shorts?” 3yo asks questions I’m not sure how to answer.

11 Nov, 2022: There’s a joke in Formula 1 one that asks, How do you become a millionaire in F1? Start out as a …

9 Nov, 2022: Robin Sloan: You feel it, don’t you? They’re all crumbling, the platforms of the last decade. It’s …

7 Nov, 2022: I’ll be in Baltimore this Friday at the Southern History Association’s European Section …

6 Nov, 2022: Made one of my favorite dishes tonight, sosekjøtt with mashed potatoes and peas. Deilig måltid.

6 Nov, 2022: Wort! 🍻

6 Nov, 2022:

6 Nov, 2022: An unintentionally early morning calls for contemplation and writing.

5 Nov, 2022: Stable Diffusion, “A map of the San Francisco Bay Area in the style of Tolkien”

5 Nov, 2022: Some fun with GPT-3.

5 Nov, 2022: Hear, hear, @joshuapsteele: Quit Twitter. Quit Facebook. Quit Instagram. Start a blog. Get an RSS …

5 Nov, 2022: The holiday baking begins.

4 Nov, 2022: Yes.

4 Nov, 2022: Some much-needed rain and its pattering is all the music I need this morning.

4 Nov, 2022: Some much-needed rain this morning and its pattering is all the music I need this morning.

3 Nov, 2022: Seeing reports that (now former) Twitter employees are finding out they’ve been fired because they …

3 Nov, 2022: Today, a high of 75F. Tonight, wind chills below freezing. Chance of snow Saturday. What a weird …

2 Nov, 2022: I love–out of thoughtful intention–that we’re landing on mature, boring tech …

1 Nov, 2022:

1 Nov, 2022: “The ethics of capitalist consumption have plagued us poor capitalist consumers for at least as long …

1 Nov, 2022: “Today’s fear of the 1970s is a call for more of what the 1970s gave us: comatose wages and foamy …

1 Nov, 2022: the presence of a mastodon implies there’s a mastoconsigliere

31 Oct, 2022:

30 Oct, 2022: I see Twitter is in great hands: Elon Musk has shared a lurid, baseless conspiracy theory on …

29 Oct, 2022: IndieWeb row.

29 Oct, 2022: Scandinavian-themed dinner tonight: juniper salmon, lettuce with dill vinaigrette, grilled …

29 Oct, 2022: Blueberry cordial in the works.

29 Oct, 2022: Harney & Sons makes a Japanese Whisky tea. It’s delicious.

28 Oct, 2022: New phone day yesterday. Instagram wants me to use two-factor, but I don’t recall setting up …

25 Oct, 2022: There’s something poetic about Ruby being the first language I really started working with; …

24 Oct, 2022: Implemented some HEY-like filtering in Fastmail that’s made my inbox much easier to deal with.

23 Oct, 2022: Driving back from Colorado today, the extreme wind + dust + grassfire smoke was eerie.

23 Oct, 2022: I learned yesterday that the English root of “wilderness” is “wild deer place” (wildēornes).

23 Oct, 2022: Absolutely bonkers swing in temperatures.

18 Oct, 2022: The books are beginning to pile up around me, which can only mean one thing: I’m in a serious …

18 Oct, 2022: In the mailbag.

17 Oct, 2022: I wrote some thoughts about AI-generated images, creativity, and the work of historians in a world …

16 Oct, 2022:

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14 Oct, 2022:

14 Oct, 2022: A Day in the Life in San Antonio, Texas. At a conference and chatting with friends over a Vieux …

13 Oct, 2022: Great to be back at the Western History Conference, my first in-person conference since 2019. Could …

12 Oct, 2022: Hello, Texas.

12 Oct, 2022:

12 Oct, 2022: Spent the plane ride working on a blog post about AI-generated content and fake “historical …

11 Oct, 2022: Preparing for a visit with @lmullen’s students this evening made me realize I really need to wget …

10 Oct, 2022: It’s pretty obvious how toxic Twitter is around Political Twitter, say. But spend any time …

9 Oct, 2022: “My trip to space was supposed to be a celebration; instead, it felt like a funeral.”

8 Oct, 2022:

5 Oct, 2022: I’ve pushed up some design updates to my What is Digital Humanities project, including a new …

4 Oct, 2022: Finished reading: Democracy’s Data by Dan Bouk 📚

4 Oct, 2022: Jeg lager varm sjokolade med kardemomme i kveld. ☕️

4 Oct, 2022: Nice afternoon in the office.

3 Oct, 2022: It’s fantasy hockey draft night. 🏒 🍺

3 Oct, 2022: There’s so much great TV right now. How I’m feeling about things so far: Andor: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ House …

1 Oct, 2022: Finished reading: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 📚

29 Sep, 2022: Finished reading: The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence 📚

29 Sep, 2022: In the mailbag.

27 Sep, 2022: A new Field Notes day is a good day.

26 Sep, 2022: Thinking of the loss of Hilary Mantel, and what history is and what it is not.

23 Sep, 2022: Longleaf pine ecosystems are “casualties of the single most violent and destructive force in …

23 Sep, 2022: I’m panels 1, 3, and 4 today/this weekend.

21 Sep, 2022: There’s a new trailer up for season two of R2 Studio’s The Green Tunnel podcast.

15 Sep, 2022: Boosted. 💪💉

14 Sep, 2022: Great but all-too-short visit with my colleagues at RRCHNM. Heading back home today.

9 Sep, 2022: Fall temperatures are finally in the air, and we spent a lovely evening at a hot air balloon …

8 Sep, 2022: The Queen met thirteen U.S. Presidents — that works out to having met 30% of all of them.

8 Sep, 2022: The Queen was the first head of state to send an email, in 1976.

6 Sep, 2022: My colleague Nate Sleeter at RRCHNM, with funding from the Library of Congress, has developed a …

6 Sep, 2022: Listening to: The Horses and the Hounds by James McMurtry ♫

5 Sep, 2022:

5 Sep, 2022: Birthday coffee. 38.

30 Aug, 2022: So very pleased I get to work with such an outstanding team.

22 Aug, 2022: Good morning I just poured water into my Aeropress without adding the coffee beans first.

21 Aug, 2022: Tonight I made these incredible Oklahoma onion burgers.

21 Aug, 2022: Sculpting in progress. (Not my doing, it’s a talented member of our parish).

19 Aug, 2022: PARC and PARC-adjacent folks are restoring and modernizing the Medley Interlisp system that ran on …

18 Aug, 2022: Fall food. To will Fall into existence.

17 Aug, 2022: Wingspan is such a fantastic board game.

13 Aug, 2022:

13 Aug, 2022: 0/5 stars, don’t recommend poison oak exposure.

4 Aug, 2022: “I’m working on my first tutorial now, about how to parse NetCDF files full of climate data …

2 Aug, 2022: Not even two days into the summer break, and Formula 1’s silly season is off the rails. 🏎

28 Jul, 2022: I write succinct git commits.

28 Jul, 2022: It’s a good feeling when all the code and infrastructure falls into place on the first try.

23 Jul, 2022: Weekend read.

18 Jul, 2022: Spending the morning in Golang, Postgres, and API land. Go really is a nice language to work in.

15 Jul, 2022: I have just a few podcast I listen to.

14 Jul, 2022: Good morning.

11 Jul, 2022: Editor: How’s your book coming along? Me: …I might’ve accidentally drafted an …

9 Jul, 2022:

4 Jul, 2022: Also, to fellow historians, may we all be prepared for the day.

4 Jul, 2022: Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸

26 Jun, 2022: Finished reading: Left Behind: The Democrats’ Failed Attempt to Solve Inequality by Lily Geismer 📚

19 Jun, 2022: The kids know how to gift.

19 Jun, 2022: Today’s to-do list from Daughter: ice cream, LEGO building, lunch, and dinner.

18 Jun, 2022:

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11 Jun, 2022: sorry what

6 Jun, 2022: And we meet again, Day of WWDC.

5 Jun, 2022: Weekend project inching along. Painted the study and finally replaced the sagging, cheap bookshelves …

4 Jun, 2022: Raggmunk for breakfast.

2 Jun, 2022: In the mailbag.

2 Jun, 2022: Sadly, I had to withdraw from a conference in August that’s being held in Savanger, Norway. …

2 Jun, 2022: Sadly, I had to withdraw from a conference in August that that’s being held in Savanger, …

1 Jun, 2022: Finished reading: Why the New Deal Matters by Eric Rauchway 📚

31 May, 2022: The office is pleasant today.

28 May, 2022: Garden updates.

28 May, 2022: Come feast, bird friends.

24 May, 2022: “We guarantee that crazed man after crazed man will have a flood of killing power readily …

24 May, 2022: “It’s not a good time for Belgian-style monastic beers. Spencer came along at the wrong …

21 May, 2022:

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19 May, 2022: Finished reading: The Long Land War by Jo Guldi 📚

16 May, 2022: Really nice conversation today with my editor (and good friend) about my book. I’ve set myself …

15 May, 2022:

15 May, 2022: My daughter, waking up from her nap, always brings a book down from her room but then just leaves it …

14 May, 2022: Welp.

11 May, 2022: Major flight delay. Time for another one.

11 May, 2022: Heading home after a wonderful visit to Virginia.

10 May, 2022: Unreasonably pleased we named our RRCHNM data API: Apiary. 🐝

7 May, 2022: Good morning.

6 May, 2022: Good to be back at RRCHNM for a time.

3 May, 2022: New setup.

3 May, 2022: Did my single item I ordered get delivered? I’m not certain.

2 May, 2022: Indecisive tree.

1 May, 2022:

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30 Apr, 2022: The high winds today are throwing so many flower blossom petals around that it looks like it’s …

29 Apr, 2022: Writing on a rainy morning. Giving BBEdit a try as the writing app today.

28 Apr, 2022: 💌 Breve #6: Mapping American Religion

27 Apr, 2022: Tonight the toddler got mad at me because I told her I was making pasta for dinner, not mac and …

25 Apr, 2022:

24 Apr, 2022: Juneberries blooming.

23 Apr, 2022:

23 Apr, 2022:

23 Apr, 2022: First cold brew of the season. ☕️

21 Apr, 2022: What is the best movie soundtrack and why is it O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Apr, 2022:

19 Apr, 2022: Good morning.

14 Apr, 2022:

14 Apr, 2022: Finished reading: What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party by Michael Kazin 📚

14 Apr, 2022: Can’t wait for him to buy twitter so the whole thing just implodes.

13 Apr, 2022: Testing something out on my web server, and I made it angry.

12 Apr, 2022: It’s currently 85F. It was 51F an hour and a half ago.

12 Apr, 2022: Well that explains things.

10 Apr, 2022: My tarragon has returned!

10 Apr, 2022: Happy chives.

8 Apr, 2022: Looking forward to digging into these.

4 Apr, 2022: Finished reading: Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church …

3 Apr, 2022: Finished reading: Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee 📚

3 Apr, 2022: Cuban ropa vieja (roast shredded beef), coconut scallion rice, vegetarian Cuban picadillo.

31 Mar, 2022: Pro tip: throw some Trader Joe’s umami seasoning on that broccoli before you roast it.

27 Mar, 2022: oh no I bought Elden Ring

20 Mar, 2022: Chives have begun their return.

16 Mar, 2022: I might have just impulse-bought a le Carré “George Smiley” boxed set.

15 Mar, 2022: It’s a tough life.

15 Mar, 2022: Morning writing.

8 Mar, 2022: Pepper seedlings going strong.

27 Feb, 2022: Fastelavnsboller, a Norwegian cardamom bun filled with jam and whipped cream.

26 Feb, 2022: In the mailbag.

20 Feb, 2022: Stewed apples with homemade honey ice cream.

19 Feb, 2022: What a weird week.

13 Feb, 2022: Yes.

10 Feb, 2022: Good morning.

4 Feb, 2022: Finished reading: The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood 📚

4 Feb, 2022: Vegetarian tikka masala and homemade naan.

1 Feb, 2022: Another early morning calling for writing, and my best approximation of a cappuccino.

29 Jan, 2022:

29 Jan, 2022: An early morning calls for quiet contemplation and writing.

24 Jan, 2022: Pan-seared tofu with a homemade chili oil.

23 Jan, 2022: Good morning.

21 Jan, 2022: “If we just keep building without repairing what exists or applying lessons learned along the way, …

20 Jan, 2022: In the mailbag.

16 Jan, 2022: Finished reading: Pollution Is Colonialism by Max Liboiron 📚

13 Jan, 2022: Finished reading: The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry 📚

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

4 Jan, 2022: I don’t know what happened between yesterday and today, but the dependency gods (looking at …

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

31 Dec, 2021: Happy New Year, friends.

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

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

30 Dec, 2021: Today’s projects include finally getting my router on OpenDNS.

29 Dec, 2021: The Break from Twitter During Advent, I decided to take a break from Twitter. I’ve dipped a toe back in here and …

29 Dec, 2021: My small Christmas break project of fixing face tagging in Apple Photos to correct miscategrized …

27 Dec, 2021: Just finished Margrete den første. Pretty good drama on political intrigue in fifteenth century …

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

25 Dec, 2021: Merry Christmas.

24 Dec, 2021: The Icelanders are on to something. ☕️

23 Dec, 2021:

22 Dec, 2021: Julebordet We’re just a few days away from Christmas, and while there’s a lot I love about this …

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

21 Dec, 2021: Finished reading: The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe by Matthew Gabriele and David M. …

21 Dec, 2021: Currently reading: Thinking about History by Sarah Maza 📚

20 Dec, 2021: Today is for making lefse.

19 Dec, 2021: “The tools of writing have seldom been designed with writers in mind.”

19 Dec, 2021: Currently reading: The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson 📚

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

16 Dec, 2021: Christmas Tunes If Christmas music is your thing, I’ve probably got you covered. How about 7 and a half hours of …

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

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

14 Dec, 2021: ah yes the December fire season

12 Dec, 2021: What an absolutely bonkers Formula 1 season.

12 Dec, 2021: I’d hate to be a Formula 1 steward today.

11 Dec, 2021: Today was for making gløgg and St. Lucia saffron buns.

8 Dec, 2021: Had a quick but fantastic trip to visit my colleagues at RRCHNM this week. I’m still so …

4 Dec, 2021:

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

27 Nov, 2021: “Where’s the food.”

27 Nov, 2021:

26 Nov, 2021: Pumpkin pie for breakfast.

25 Nov, 2021: Yes.

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

25 Nov, 2021: A bit of downtime before the next phase of cooking means digging into some Thanksgiving reading.

25 Nov, 2021: Yes.

25 Nov, 2021: Soon.

25 Nov, 2021: Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

25 Nov, 2021: A Day of Mourning Take a moment today to consider why today is a national day of mourning for Indigenous peoples. …

25 Nov, 2021: Newberry Library

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22 Nov, 2021: Today’s office view.

21 Nov, 2021: An at-home Nailed It! competition.

7 Nov, 2021: Kjøttbollene mine er bedre enn IKEAs.

1 Nov, 2021: Yes.

26 Oct, 2021: Boo

23 Oct, 2021: The last of our harvest.

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

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

17 Oct, 2021: Homemade raspberry juice and vodka with a touch of smoke. Skål.

17 Oct, 2021: Onion soup with cheese on sourdough.

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

14 Oct, 2021: Mailbag.

12 Oct, 2021: Chili rellanos with peppers from our garden.

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

9 Oct, 2021: Just a few peppers from the garden. And we’re not even done harvesting them all yet.

9 Oct, 2021: We also met this friend in the garden today.

9 Oct, 2021: Tearing out the plants no longer producing in the garden today.

8 Oct, 2021:

8 Oct, 2021: Soon.

6 Oct, 2021: If you like tarragon, blitz a handful with half a cup of sugar and top strawberries and milk with …

3 Oct, 2021: Currently reading: Floating Coast by Bathsheba Demuth 📚

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

26 Sep, 2021: A morning at the apple orchard.

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

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

17 Sep, 2021: Very excited to see a new José González album.

17 Sep, 2021:

17 Sep, 2021: Butternut squash soup tonight, grown from our garden. 🌱

11 Sep, 2021: Flambéed pork chops with sage and aquavit.

8 Sep, 2021: Currently reading: Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer 📚

7 Sep, 2021: Just a massive watermelon haul from our garden (apple for scale).

5 Sep, 2021: Skål!

5 Sep, 2021: Birthdays are for cream cakes (bløtkake).

4 Sep, 2021: Started rewatching one of my favorite shows the other night, Occupied, and wow does seeing …

4 Sep, 2021: These Williams cars in Q2 look like me trying to play F1 2021 with full simulation settings.

1 Sep, 2021: The new James McMurtry album is fantastic.

31 Aug, 2021:

30 Aug, 2021: Finally, an answer to “what is digital humanities”?

26 Aug, 2021: I sure hope not: Twitter threads are the new blog posts.

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

22 Aug, 2021:

22 Aug, 2021: Good morning.

17 Aug, 2021: Currently reading: Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough 📚

12 Aug, 2021:

9 Aug, 2021: The Summer Day I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into …

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

8 Aug, 2021: Just finished reading: France by Emile Chabal 📚

8 Aug, 2021: Currently reading: The Human Factor by Graham Greene 📚

7 Aug, 2021:

1 Aug, 2021:

28 Jul, 2021: Garden update.

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

21 Jul, 2021: Github Copilot is shockingly good.

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

17 Jul, 2021: Skål!

15 Jul, 2021: Pickling.

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

11 Jul, 2021: Mailbag. 📚

9 Jul, 2021: “Throughout the first two centuries of its existence, Chicago became famous as a city that …

8 Jul, 2021: “If redlining maps were not just maps of race, then what were they maps of? They were maps that …

7 Jul, 2021: “It’s 109 degrees in Portland right now. It’s been over 130 degrees in Baghdad several times. What …

7 Jul, 2021: “The new Federal Writers Project, in other words, would revitalize and repurpose portions of our …

6 Jul, 2021: Incredible work by Morata. ⚽️ #ITA #ESP

5 Jul, 2021: Just a few garden items.

4 Jul, 2021:

3 Jul, 2021:

3 Jul, 2021: Call me radical, but I’d prefer not to have burning oceans.

2 Jul, 2021: Friday.

29 Jun, 2021: GitHub Copilot looks incredible.

25 Jun, 2021:

23 Jun, 2021: Sourdough ciabatta.

17 Jun, 2021: Neat.

12 Jun, 2021:

11 Jun, 2021: Skål!

8 Jun, 2021: Look at these garlic scapes.

7 Jun, 2021: Looking forward to WWDC today, hoping to see some big news for iPads.

6 Jun, 2021: Also, around a pound and a half of juneberries.

6 Jun, 2021: The first true harvest (just ignore those bolted chives and sad onion bulb).

5 Jun, 2021:

2 Jun, 2021: Yesterday I met a friend for coffee at a coffee shop outside without masks. It was glorious.

1 Jun, 2021: In the mailbag.

31 May, 2021:

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

31 May, 2021: Good morning.

29 May, 2021:

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

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

27 May, 2021: Just a bit of rain in that overnight thunderstorm.

27 May, 2021:

23 May, 2021: Chipotle beef, roja con crema, cilantro, and homemade corn tortillas.

23 May, 2021: Any recipe that starts off with roasting poblano peppers is going to be good.

22 May, 2021:

21 May, 2021: Ben Schmidt give us an alignment chart on digital publishing.

14 May, 2021: First harvest.

13 May, 2021:

13 May, 2021: Making a favorite stew tonight: rotgrønnsaksgryte med bygg.

6 May, 2021: I don’t think anything else I’ve made comes close to the popularity of What is Digital …

4 May, 2021: Observable Plot looks like a fantastic new way for generating charts in browsers. API seems user …

24 Apr, 2021:

20 Apr, 2021: I’m going to need that new iMac.

18 Apr, 2021: Good evening.

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

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

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

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

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

9 Apr, 2021: Project Fence, day five. All the posts installed and cemented, most of the rail hung.

9 Apr, 2021:

8 Apr, 2021: Project Fence, day four. Hoping rain is mostly done for the day.

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

7 Apr, 2021: I’m excited to announce Project Fence is now sponsored by ibuprofen.

6 Apr, 2021: Day two of Project Fence is in the books.

5 Apr, 2021: I’m falling back on my days as a landscaper and taking on replacing our cedar fence this week. I’m …

1 Apr, 2021: Dose 2!

1 Apr, 2021: Those are fighting words.

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

25 Mar, 2021: Looking good, mobile @zotero!

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

25 Mar, 2021: Det er vaffeldag i skandinavia! Lage noen vafler i dag!

23 Mar, 2021: It’s good.

21 Mar, 2021: Future firewood.

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

15 Mar, 2021: He’s a good sport.

13 Mar, 2021: Currently reading: Calhoun: American Heretic by Robert Elder 📚

13 Mar, 2021:

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12 Mar, 2021:

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

8 Mar, 2021: The herbs are returning.

8 Mar, 2021: I don’t mean to brag, but I’m a Confluence pro.

7 Mar, 2021: Grill night.

7 Mar, 2021: The four seasons: summer, fall, winter, and the dogs chased a squirrel through the thawing yard and …

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

6 Mar, 2021: As the snows melt, it appears a few over winter plants survived.

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

4 Mar, 2021: Currently reading: Visualization and Interpretation: Humanistic Approaches to Display by Johanna …

4 Mar, 2021: Crumb.

4 Mar, 2021: More sourdough day.

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

3 Mar, 2021:

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

24 Jan, 2021: Well, tomorrow seems fun.

5 Jan, 2021: Finishing Halt and Catch Fire has me jonesing to make an early ’90s design of my website.

4 Jan, 2021: Sourdough day.

31 Dec, 2020: Later, 2020.

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

29 Dec, 2020: Just a bit of snow today.

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

26 Dec, 2020: Current project! Kiddo always gets the best presents for me.

20 Dec, 2020: Ice.

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

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

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

14 Dec, 2020: Thoughtful reflections on the “rules” for data visualization.

13 Dec, 2020: Lussekatter. (St. Lucia saffron buns.)

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

12 Dec, 2020: Snow day.

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

9 Dec, 2020: Time for some maintenance on a DH project, I guess.

8 Dec, 2020: Listening to Margaret O’Mara deliver the Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities on “Remaking …

8 Dec, 2020:

7 Dec, 2020: Spicy Norwegian pepperkaker.

5 Dec, 2020: Welcome inside, tree.

4 Dec, 2020: I need to find some local juleøl.

3 Dec, 2020: The American Historical Association has joined the National Security Archive, SHAFR, and CREW in a …

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

2 Dec, 2020:

1 Dec, 2020: “I cannot overemphasize how much the lesson of the web is that people, given the choice …

1 Dec, 2020: Good news, we can gaze upon my lackluster programming skills for eternity.

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

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

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

26 Nov, 2020: [Newberry Library.]

31 Oct, 2020: Boo!

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

24 Sep, 2020: Currently reading: Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price. 📚

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

24 Feb, 2020: Happy 27th birthday, Ruby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Dec, 2019: ‪I just sent off a full book manuscript to my editor. ‬

6 Dec, 2019: I really enjoyed Firefox’s wrap-up of my year.

5 Dec, 2019: I’ve been learning Norwegian 🇳🇴 and have to say the way Duolingo teaches possessive pronouns …

4 Dec, 2019: I’ve created my first R package:a dataset of Superfund sites in the United States. …

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

3 Dec, 2019: The United States as viewed from California.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Sep, 2019: Close. I think the book draft is close.

26 Jun, 2019: Some summer reading.

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

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

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

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

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

15 Jun, 2019: Looks like I might be finding something to replace Dropbox.

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

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

17 Mar, 2019:

22 Feb, 2019: Well, tomorrow is going to be fun.

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

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

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

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

17 Jan, 2019: Twitter clean-up.

16 Jan, 2019: Currently reviewing.

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

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

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

12 Jan, 2019: Snow day.

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

8 Jan, 2019: New on the American Indian Digital History Project: The American Indian Magazine published by the …

8 Jan, 2019: Human spatial memory is made up of numerous individual maps.

7 Jan, 2019: Thank you, past self, for writing good code comments and documentation.

7 Jan, 2019: My privacy tools this year: 2FA: Authy Browser: Firefox Email: ProtonMail IM: Signal Search: …

6 Jan, 2019: Wonderful time, as always, at the AHA conference these past few days.

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

13 Jul, 2018: Terrific week spent with the Service Learning Academy!

9 Jul, 2018: Finished the terrific new biography of RFK. 📚

9 Jul, 2018: My week: attending a service learning seminar and thinking about library resources, partnerships, …

6 Jul, 2018: A morning of writing.

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