Monthly Archives: August 2008

PKAP and Omeka

Well, I have been promising PKAP’s foray into using Omeka for a while, but this time we are making good progress. My IT guys got Omeka set up and running for us, right before the PKAP fieldseason began. When I … Continue reading

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Quick Hits

A few random things that caught my attention today: A colleague suggested I check out “The Decline and Fall of the 49ers Empire,” which is an article that compares the San Francisco 49ers rise and fall to that of Rome … Continue reading

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SL Archaeology

So I have ventured back into SL to see what archaeology sites have popped up. I visited ROMA Archaeology – an interactive archaeology site whose goal is archeological education. This was an interesting site to visit.  There were a number … Continue reading

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Summer Over

Today school started back for me. It seems like the summer flew by. I usually use the start of school as my signpost for starting back on PKAP stuff in earnest. I have been trying to get data transferred to … Continue reading

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Social Networks

Facebook has been in the news a bit lately, probably due to the imminent start of the academic year. On Monday I read an article in Wired Campus entitled “When Professors Create Social Networks for Classes, Some Students See a ‘Creepy … Continue reading

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PKAP Website Feedback Coming In

The redesigned PKAP website has engendered a fair bit of email traffic concerning its new look. Most people seem to like the new look, but have suggestions for reorganization – and I have to admit the majority of them are … Continue reading

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PKAP Data Work

Well, the PKAP off-season has begun in earnest. We have several projects we have started. One that I am focusing on is data collection and organization. PKAP acquired space on a new server that went online yesterday. This new server … Continue reading

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PKAP Website Redone Again

As seems to be the norm for PKAP – we redid our website’s look again. This time we took advantage of the offer of assistance from a friend from graduate school, Dr. Sam Fee who teaches at Washington and Jefferson … Continue reading

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IBM and Second Life

IBM continues to use Second Life as a platform for unveiling its newest products. On Friday it will use a Webcast to inform people about its new eco-friendly data center. A 3D model of it will be available for viewing … Continue reading

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Online Textbooks

There was an article in Wired Campus entitled "Rice U. Acquires Rights to Popular Textbook to Offer It Free Online." Rice is making available on-line the statistics textbook Collaborative Statistics, not just to Rice students, but to all students thanks … Continue reading

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