Reverse detail from Kakelbont MS 1, a fifteenth-century French Psalter. This image is in the public domain. Daniel Paul O'Donnell

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Welcome to my blog.

This space is for occasional postings on topics that interest me. At the moment, it consists largely articles on specific topics in using Linux in my daily life as a researcher, teacher, and human being (largely so I won’t forget what I did to get things running). But I’m hoping to expand it to cover more of my pedagogy and reading soon. Research topics seem less relevant, since they already have fora for publication—and their own section on this website

Please feel free to comment on these posts.


If there's such a thing as "computing for humanists" is there also such a thing as "humanities for computer scientists?" On implementing interdisciplinarity in the Digital Humanities

Last modified: Thursday July 16, 2015. 17:06 (MDT)

Eating your cake and having it to: Solving the comment troll problem

Last modified: Wednesday May 27, 2015. 07:43 (MDT)

Prayer as a management tool

Last modified: Saturday February 28, 2015. 13:02 (MST)

A "Thought Piece" on Digital Space as Simulation and the Loss of the Original

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:24 (MST)

Faculty members' webpresence at the University of Lethbridge

Last modified: Saturday February 7, 2015. 16:02 (MST)

The People’s Field: The Ethos of a Humanities-Centred Social Network

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:25 (MST)

First thing we do, let's kill all the authors. On subverting an outmoded tradition (Force2015 talk)

Last modified: Sunday March 1, 2015. 17:55 (MST)

Four National and International talks by University of Lethbridge Digital Humanities students

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:27 (MST)

A First Law of Humanities Computing?

Last modified: Sunday January 25, 2015. 14:14 (MST)

Future Commons

Last modified: Tuesday January 13, 2015. 09:14 (MST)

Problems with Cisco Anyconnect on Ubuntu 14.04 (Breaks Internet Connections)

Last modified: Sunday January 11, 2015. 22:57 (MST)

Poster sessions: A great way of establishing a scholarly ecosystem in the classroom

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:28 (MST)

KISS and tell grading

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:28 (MST)

Code for table of contents in text pattern

Last modified: Saturday December 27, 2014. 15:49 (MST)

Testing the GRAND-DH Website

Last modified: Wednesday October 29, 2014. 22:08 (MDT)

On the Road: Adventures in Public Digital Humanities (Kim Martin on the DH Maker bus at the University of Lethbridge)

Last modified: Friday September 26, 2014. 16:47 (MDT)

More on Aauthors and Aalphabetical placement

Last modified: Saturday July 26, 2014. 16:11 (MDT)

A is for Aardvark and author. The economic implications of having a last name with an early letter in the alphabet

Last modified: Saturday July 26, 2014. 18:50 (MDT)

The credit line

Last modified: Saturday August 16, 2014. 13:45 (MDT)

Dangerous bug in Moodle

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:30 (MST)

University of Lethbridge Tenure Track job: Postcolonial or Modernism, DH welcome (Deadline April 15)

Last modified: Monday March 17, 2014. 18:58 (MDT)

Academic Suicide

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 06:20 (MST)

How to do a table of contents in text pattern

Last modified: Wednesday February 19, 2014. 16:08 (MST)

Mounting University of Lethbridge "P" and "W" drives under Linux

Last modified: Tuesday September 16, 2014. 16:07 (MDT)

Revisiting Old Irish: The sounds

Last modified: Wednesday February 12, 2014. 21:27 (MST)

Revisiting Old Irish: A new blog series

Last modified: Wednesday February 12, 2014. 14:54 (MST)

Class 2.0: Digital technology & digital rhetorics in the undergraduate classroom.

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:33 (MST)

Grammar and identity: Prestige, gender, and sexual orientation

Last modified: Sunday February 2, 2014. 14:16 (MST)

Why doesn't anybody ever tell you this stuff? On the origins of the masculine and feminine pronouns.

Last modified: Saturday February 1, 2014. 20:23 (MST)

The problem with undoification

Last modified: Wednesday January 29, 2014. 09:43 (MST)

Morphology and destiny: On words for snow and Sapir-Whorf

Last modified: Tuesday January 28, 2014. 12:48 (MST)

Dolphin Language

Last modified: Saturday January 25, 2014. 13:48 (MST)

Teaching prescriptive grammar hurts student writing

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:33 (MST)

Bibliophilia: Why books don't mean what they used to

Last modified: Saturday January 25, 2014. 14:32 (MST)

Schuman is right that we need to get rid of the "College Paper." But wrong when she blames her students for not being able to write them. The "College Paper" has always been an exercise in futility

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:33 (MST)

Using blogs in class

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:33 (MST)

Yet another example of why APC Open Access should be a non-starter

Last modified: Saturday January 25, 2014. 14:35 (MST)

"First thing we do..." Editorial edition

Last modified: Saturday January 25, 2014. 14:36 (MST)

Il vaut le voyage: Borges, Jane Austen, Gus van Sant, and the Zombies, or, Truth is stranger than fiction

Last modified: Saturday January 25, 2014. 14:36 (MST)

Hack cross references in Workflowy

Last modified: Thursday June 27, 2013. 13:29 (MDT)

Professor teach thyself

Last modified: Sunday May 12, 2013. 15:31 (MDT)

More Research Money Needed For Social Science & Humanities.

Last modified: Sunday May 12, 2013. 15:20 (MDT)

Humanities, not science, key to new web frontier

Last modified: Sunday May 12, 2013. 15:05 (MDT)

Embedding Workflowy and/or Hackpad in a Wordpress site

Last modified: Thursday May 9, 2013. 11:41 (MDT)

Some great columns on the current funding crisis in Alberta's Post Secondary Education sector by the University of Lethbridge's outgoing Dean of Arts and Science

Last modified: Thursday May 2, 2013. 23:43 (MDT)

The meteor has struck. The dust is in the air. Let's leave the dinosaurs to their fate and concentrate on the mammals: Notes on the New Humanities.

Last modified: Friday May 17, 2013. 15:41 (MDT)

The true north strong and hegemonic: Or, why do Canadians seem to run DH

Last modified: Friday March 8, 2013. 10:33 (MST)

What the University of Lethbridge's short list of candidates for Dean of Arts and Science says about it as an institution

Last modified: Thursday March 14, 2013. 06:48 (MDT)

Recovering encrypted drives

Last modified: Sunday September 23, 2012. 00:01 (MDT)

How to add a twitter feed to Moodle

Last modified: Wednesday September 12, 2012. 15:14 (MDT)

MySQL cheatsheet

Last modified: Monday August 27, 2012. 14:00 (MDT)

When everyone’s super… On gaming the system

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 21:15 (MDT)

Yii Basic Steps

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:49 (MDT)

Adding an attribute for title to a yii widget

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:47 (MDT)

Understanding Relation Models in Yii

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:43 (MDT)

Creating compound attributes in Yii

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:44 (MDT)

Yii Ensuring that key terms are always linked

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:46 (MDT)

Yii Authentication

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:48 (MDT)

set date and time from commandzone

Last modified: Thursday June 7, 2012. 13:28 (MDT)

Change date using touch

Last modified: Tuesday November 22, 2011. 21:39 (MST)

Extracting a catalogue of element names from a collection of XML documents using XSLT 2.0

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 19:38 (MDT)

Internet on Vodaphone.nl for Samsung I896 Galaxy (Rogers, Android)

Last modified: Tuesday October 11, 2011. 02:00 (MDT)

Fixing Touchpad in Aspire One

Last modified: Saturday September 24, 2011. 16:34 (MDT)

Recovering Attachments Opened via Microsoft Outlook

Last modified: Thursday June 9, 2011. 11:36 (MDT)

Pimping the Samsung Galaxy S I-896 (Rogers): Gaining Root Access, Updating Android, Unlocking, and Fixing the GPS.

Last modified: Tuesday March 29, 2011. 21:56 (MDT)

Rooting and updating a Samsung Galaxy S I-896 (Rogers)

Last modified: Friday March 25, 2011. 23:27 (MDT)

Manual Grading of All Questions in Moodle 2.0

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:36 (MST)

How to do stuff in Moodle

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:36 (MST)

Modify grub menu in grub2

Last modified: Saturday February 12, 2011. 21:34 (MST)

Setting pulse to localhost before launching program

Last modified: Saturday December 18, 2010. 11:18 (MST)

Ubuntu 10.10 Meerkat on an Acer One 521 (AO521)

Last modified: Monday January 3, 2011. 10:59 (MST)

Developing complex arguments

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:35 (MST)

Developing Essay Topics in Class

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:36 (MST)

Active Pedagogy and University English

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:35 (MST)

DAW Notes

Last modified: Saturday August 14, 2010. 12:20 (MDT)

Modifying and switching between desktop interfaces in Lucid (10.4)

Last modified: Saturday May 1, 2010. 08:39 (MDT)

MYSQL Searches for use with Zencart

Last modified: Friday October 19, 2012. 08:01 (MDT)

Converting File Types and Media

Last modified: Monday May 25, 2009. 17:13 (MDT)

Restoring/Replacing the Bios on an Acer Aspire One

Last modified: Saturday April 25, 2009. 15:41 (MDT)

Installing Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) on Aspire One

Last modified: Thursday May 21, 2009. 09:53 (MDT)

MediaWIki tweaks

Last modified: Thursday May 21, 2009. 09:53 (MDT)

Schools of Schools of "Humanities Computing"

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 19:48 (MDT)

Importing Email from Evolution to Thunderbird

Last modified: Tuesday February 3, 2009. 11:46 (MST)

Byte me: Technological Education and the Humanities

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 19:50 (MDT)

Digital Plagiarism

Last modified: Wednesday March 4, 2015. 05:36 (MST)

Sample badges

Last modified: Monday December 8, 2008. 14:19 (MST)

Within the Hollow Crown: A Sad Tale of the Death of Kings (Radio Play)

Last modified: Saturday December 13, 2008. 10:21 (MST)

Installing Ubuntu (8.10 Intrepid Ibex) on Acer Aspire One Netbook

Last modified: Tuesday March 24, 2009. 08:02 (MDT)

Installing RefDB Bibliographic Server

Last modified: Saturday October 25, 2008. 16:55 (MDT)

Handy Linux Commands

Last modified: Monday December 13, 2010. 18:56 (MST)

Music

Last modified: Sunday October 14, 2012. 18:35 (MDT)

Using the M-Audio Audiophile USB Digital Audio Interface with Linux

Last modified: Saturday November 1, 2014. 15:47 (MDT)

How to save PDF forms without buying proprietary software such as Adobe Acrobat

Last modified: Sunday September 7, 2008. 19:03 (MDT)

Using Oxygen and Subversion client

Last modified: Wednesday May 23, 2012. 18:59 (MDT)

Setting up Evolution as a Microsoft Exchange Client at the U of L

Last modified: Tuesday August 19, 2008. 15:37 (MDT)

Lost in Logout Land: Running Scripts on Login and Logout (Partially Solved but Interesting Anyway)

Last modified: Wednesday July 16, 2008. 15:15 (MDT)

Enable root access to Ubuntu via ssh

Last modified: Saturday December 13, 2008. 09:45 (MST)

Unlocking the Samsung YP-K3J for use with as a USB Mass Storage Device with OGG Vorbis Support

Last modified: Monday April 6, 2009. 11:50 (MDT)

Overriding Screen Resolution on Xorg in Ubuntu

Last modified: Friday December 25, 2009. 15:48 (MST)

Fixing wireless start in Ubuntu Gutsy (NOT SOLVED)

Last modified: Sunday March 30, 2008. 13:30 (MDT)

Academic Freedom, or What's with the bananas?

Last modified: Tuesday December 4, 2007. 14:28 (MST)

Two things I'm glad Linux has improved

Last modified: Friday June 8, 2007. 10:29 (MDT)

Object oriented PHP5: In the land of the blind...

Last modified: Monday April 2, 2007. 23:09 (MDT)

Custom Keyboard in Linux/X11

Last modified: Saturday May 3, 2014. 14:18 (MDT)

Two things I wish Linux distributions could improve

Last modified: Thursday May 17, 2007. 10:03 (MDT)

Using SSH to Access Multiple Machines at a Single Domain

Last modified: Monday August 25, 2008. 14:27 (MDT)

Textpattern

Last modified: Sunday November 19, 2006. 20:15 (MST)

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