Adobe released their new Creative Suite, including programs that they ate when they bought out Macromedia. I was hoping that their price structure would make things a little cheaper. I guess I should read a basic economics book because if a company controls a certain niche, they can apparently charge… Read more“Bring Out the GIMP!”
Uncle Owen, Space Anthropologist
My brother sent me this awesome book: The Making of Star Wars. It focuses solely on A New Hope, from Lucas’s first concepts to post-release and the making of the universe surrounding the movie for all of the promotional tie-ins. I found one thing the most interesting to read: first… Read more“Uncle Owen, Space Anthropologist”
As I predicted, now you can display population density data in Google Earth, thanks to the work of Imran Haque, a grad student at Stanford (boo!) though he was an undergrad at Cal (yay!). His program, gCensus, allows the drawing of polygons over Google Maps, which the Google Map API… Read more“”
Kristin is Into Details
Me: I have this new character. Her name is Invincigirl. She’s invincible to everything. She can’t be crushed, suffocated, starved, etc. Kristin: Can she break bones? Me: No. Kristin: Can she bleed? Me: No. Kristin: Can she age? Me: Um, I haven’t thought of that. Kristin: Maybe she ages slower… Read more“Kristin is Into Details”
I took a bit of time but some pics of our trip to St. Louis from a few weeks back are now up on Flickr. It’s a must see if you like millipedes or penguins. Kristin has some photos too, including the soon-to-be classic where a penguin bites her camera!… Read more“”
How Come No One Told Me My Blog Was Boring?
I scrolled through my blog page to check for formatting bugs and I saw something. Every cloud was in the right place and all the links seem to work. The code was fine. What I saw that bugged me was a whole lot of text. A whole lot! Considering the… Read more“How Come No One Told Me My Blog Was Boring?”
I Just Found Something Called Google Earth
Just kidding. But lately I’ve been using it to check out places in Peru. Some of the field school students wanted to know where their hostel is located. I scanned over the city of Lima until I found the right place. I guess you can’t tell much about crime and… Read more“I Just Found Something Called Google Earth”
More Issues! The Good Kind!
The first “scene” of Keeley: Comic Hero Extraordinaire #3 is up. Two scenes, really, as the first scene is one page. It’s neatoriffic: go check it out!
Back to Peru
This summer I’ll be going back to Peru. Yay! It’s been in the planning stage for a while now but now it’s all coming together. My advisor Bob Benfer is holding two archaeological field schools this summer: on on bioarchaeology (one of my specialities) and archaeoastronomy. I can’t stay around… Read more“Back to Peru”
The Lost Tomb of Jesus documentary that the Discover Channel aired then subsequently countered and suppressed had one upside for archaeology: the popularization of the term “archaeoporn” to describe the documentary. It was actually said on a panel discussion that aired after the actual show. While this new and exciting… Read more“Archaeoporn!”