Monthly Archives: December 2012

That Time of Year Again

    Nativity pageants come but once a year….  

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Still In Suspense

By the way, we haven’t gotten anywhere in our humans-vs-ISP struggle to reconnect our flat to the interwebz. You’ll know when we do; for now, we rely on cafés, work, and our iPhones. Fun!  

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Buying vs Building

Every few months I read about another exciting new enterprise software package that some university or another has licensed, that’ll have such-and-so amazing effects on the academic environment — and reduce cavities, too! As an academic technology enthusiast, I would … Continue reading

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Nick

Twenty-six years ago today I was ordained to the priesthood (that is, ‘the order of priesthood that I didn’t renounce last summer’). Twenty-six years ago, Nate was two, Si had not yet made his outward appearance, Pippa had not yet … Continue reading

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iT Goes To Eleven

I upgraded to iTunes 11 a few days ago. I tend to upgrade slowly, waiting for horror stories, so I didn’t jump the moment it was announced. I did, however, see promises of faster and more coherent interface design, and … Continue reading

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False Start

Margaret got an email this morning announcing the inaugural issue of a glossy magazine dedicated to linguistics, to be called Babel. We’re interested enough in linguistics that it didn’t seem to be misdirected; I was a little uneasy about a … Continue reading

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*gasp*

Two days with nothing whatever marked on my diary! I love the first weekday after lectures end — the very abrupt relaxation of the schedule, before people catch on to the notion that there’s suddenly more time in which to … Continue reading

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