Some Notes

Posted by sepoy on May 11, 2005 · 1 min read

Note: Ralph Luker cements his name in the future history of blogging by writing a wonderful article for AHA's Perspectives. He was kind enough to recommend me for a how-to piece. While I am thrilled to see my name in AHA's publication, I am weirded out by the fact that it is not my dissertation that I am talking about. On the bright side, Carlo Ginzburg will remember that I spilled some coffee on him in the Classics CafÈ. Still, I would like to write a more detailed article on constructing a blog specifically for a class. Maybe.

Further Note:"I used to be very angry earlier. But then I started supporting him so that he can register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records", said Pushkar Pandey, Deepak's friend. That's around 4+ TXT messages per minute. Last month, I had over 300 SMSes and my phone-bill yelled at me for 2 days. I thought I was going over-board. But if Deepak Sharma can send 182,689 SMS in one month and get a 1400 page bill, I can sleep easy at night.

Also Note: Abdul-Walid of Acerbia just concluded a five part series on American Blacks. You should read the whole thing but read this for sure. I cannot say I agree with all but I recommend it all, very highly.

I am a tad busy the next few days. Even though I had a post about the beginning of the Uprising yesterday, I failed to put it up. And some more things are in the works.


Abdul-Walid of Acerbia | May 11, 2005

...a five part series on American Blacks. I can't say I agree with all of it either. Somewhat dubious fellow, that Abdul-Walid (trust me, I've known him for a while). Interesting ideas, but to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.

rob | May 11, 2005

Both yours and Ralph's pieces on blogging were pretty good. Not so much idiot-proof as technophobe-friendly, which is a rare thing.

f.nadia | May 11, 2005

Sepoy, i enjoyed the how-to-blog piece. I can see it now: hundreds of crusty historians, rolling up their elbow-patched sleeves, and diving in. Excellent news!

tsk | May 12, 2005

good piece, but here's a nitpick. i don't know if you can change it or not: "Usually a database (the most common database used is SQL) stores all of the content that is hosted on a server." i can only assume that you meant MySQL, as SQL is a language, not a database.