And not just philosophy but also history and other aspects of the liberal arts. The larger challenge is our implicit compartmentalization of the various disciplines, all for the sake of specialization.
An Episcopal priest writes about how he taught poetry at a school for orphan girls in Honduras.
Free mathematics textbooks from the American Institute of Mathematics.
The Earth Microbiome Project is a massively collaborative effort to characterize microbial life on earth.
Urban apiculture is a recent phenomenon: instead of raising bees out in farms, amateur beekeepers are raising them in cities.
Now available on public beta: CrossOver on ChromeOS. This should allow Windows software to run on Chromebooks. Whether this will now permit Steam games as well remains to be seen. Regardless, this is really cool.
My shared hosting provider sent an email reminding me of the upcoming renewal this December. Though I had been a relatively satisfied customer these past years, looking at the bill gave me pause, in turn enough to make me think of what I’ve been missing. Shared hosting is fine as far as fire-and-forget goes, but I’ve been limited to just PHP and MySQL.
So today I took a new step and signed up for a virtual cloud server. It’s more hands-on but nothing that I’m not already used to. It felt good to SSH into the server, actually, and the response time was really speedy. Best of all, it’s only half the price of my shared host.
First to migrate was my Tiny Tiny RSS reader service. Setup was a breeze, with fewer hoops to go through than with a shared host. Next up was this blog, now in its umpteenth reincarnation. Since I have shell access, I finally have it under SSL encryption (note the lock on the location bar, ha!)
I’ll have give this setup a try for a few weeks, and if all goes well, I’ll move the rest of my stuff over. We’ll see.