Readings Update

In that glow of refreshed vigour that is post chocolate-holiday-mid-semester-break-easter-pagan-festivals-of-renewal I thought it would be good to remind us all of where we are up to with readings. The readings are listed in simple numerical order, and we are now entering week 8 (of 12, so the semester is 75% done) and so there are 7 readings to date. Why 7? Because there was no reading set for week 1. All the readings are listed under the readings category (clever, eh?) and so by now you should have finished the Matt Soar and be ready for Bettina this week Frankham’s recent thesis. The next reading will be available later today, which is for next week.

Quite a few people haven’t filled out the form that lets us find your blogs, please do this asap, the form is linked from the post about the first class. It’s also a worry about how illiterate about URL’s many of you are. Several of the URLs provided are to the class blog (which isn’t your blog), to an individual post within your blog, to the edit screen of an individual post in your blog. The URL of your blog is the top level URL to the default home screen of your blog, so it is usually Perhaps a few minutes explaining the structure of a URL is in order, not understanding the architecture of domain names and pathways is a bit like not realising that you put a +61 to call an Australian phone number from outside the country. Not going to change the world, but you’re going to be a bit of a Paris Hilton not knowing it.

If you’re name doesn’t appear in the blogroll for the integrated blog, then I don’t have a record of your name and blog. The form, as said, is from the post for the first class.

Update from the Outer Trenches

Been a bloody busy first week of semester. Still trying to subscribe to everyone’s blogs via RSS (had some OPML hiccups), add new blogs for the newcomers, sort out classes. Let alone all the honours students.

Anyway, no lecture Monday (ducks as whoosh of collective exhalation of pleasure courses by) but the making task is ready for week 2. And the reading.

This also means that in week 3 when we gather for the 80.10.17 gabfest it will be Tuesday 12:30’s (Seth) duty and honour to have developed the first lot of questions about the first readings for the gathered panel of Adrian, Hannah, Jasmine, and Seth.

Enjoy the sun.

While it lasts.