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WordPress 2.0

Tuesday, 3 January 2006, 01:06

I just installed WordPress 2.0 after being made aware of the update through Alex Golub’s blog. So far, all seems good. If there’s any funkiness, however, over the next week or so, that may be the cause. Also, as one of my New Year’s resolutions (this is my first year of doing them since the […]

Kerim Friedman Double-Feature

Saturday, 17 September 2005, 10:14

Kerim Friedman is one of the most prolific and most consistently interesting bloggers in the anthropologosphere. In addition to his personal blog Keywords, Kerim is the founder and prime mover behind Savage Minds: the Internet’s best cultural anthropology blog. (He’s written a little over 40% of Savage Minds’ posts, to date, and despite the fact […]

Photoethnography.com: Rant: Photography in New Orleans/Houston

Thursday, 8 September 2005, 12:06

I read Karen Nakamura’s Photoethnography.com regularly, but I haven’t mentioned any of her posts here, before, as our interests don’t often line up. However, her most recent posting is phenomenal and worth the click: Rant: Photography in New Orleans/Houston. Nakamura compares photography and the government response to American poverty in the 1930s to the cover-up […]

Wikipedia Needs You!

Saturday, 20 August 2005, 19:13

Dustin Wax recently posted to Savage Minds musing ‘What do they want from us?’ They, of course, are the hoi polloi, and us are the anthropological cognoscenti. He lists a number of good points, and then ends in a joke: ‘They want to know about the dinosaurs.’ I’ve got to say, I think that highlights […]

Oops: Trackback Mania

Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 22:41

Attention Anthropologosphere: I discovered, earlier today, that WordPress was leaving trackbacks on other blogs without my knowledge. This would be great, except that WordPress doesn’t always do a very good job of figuring out which blog entry to comment upon when all it has to go on is the base URL for a site. I […]

The Confusing Miscegenation of Homesickness and Wanderlust

Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 23:01

If you read the B-Log because of an interest in cultural anthropology, then you probably also read Savage Minds, in which case Kerim’s post on Albanian Anthropology has made you aware of NewAnthro, a collective blog written by a group of New School anthropology grad students in the field — in Israel, Albania, the UK, […]

Mars Attacks

Saturday, 4 June 2005, 13:39

As of my previous post, I am now experimenting with Ranchero Software’s MarsEdit Weblog editor. It seems like good software, but I’m still getting the hang of it. Please excuse the frequent changes which you may see in the next few posts, throwing off the news aggregators that I know you’re all using. Thanks for […]

Voice and Direction (or Why this Blog Sucks)

Monday, 30 May 2005, 23:45

I’m a decent essayist and, I think, a good ethnographer. But on my thirteenth post, I still don’t know how to blog.

Failing to Make Up for Lost Time

Monday, 30 May 2005, 00:47

‘You know… I’ve never really had a good pizza.’

Booyah… Famous.

Thursday, 19 May 2005, 21:25

The other day, whilst reading Rosie O’Donnell’s free verse r blog, I was wondering what it was that drove the semi-famous to blog. Evidence indicates that I’ll soon be able to answer this question from personal experience: