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Making Slow Progress on MT Resurrection

Making Slow Progress on MT ResurrectionLiteracy Weblog) Dave my ISP has made a copy of the whole blogs.setonhill.edu website the way it was this morning, and backed up the last working version of the site (from about five days ago, when comments stopped working). Already I’ve gotten five e-mails from bloggers reporting that they can’t log in or that their entries are disappearing. That can’t be helped at the moment,…

Hugh Kenner (1923-2003)

Hugh Kenner, the literary critic who died on Monday aged 80, wrote on subjects as diverse as geodesic mathematics, the cartoons of Chuck Jones (creator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd) and the effect of modern technology on literary imagery; he was best known, however, as a leading authority on American and Irish modernist writers, in particular Ezra Pound and James Joyce. —Hugh Kenner (1923-2003) (Telegraph) Kenner’s book The…

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Our MoveableType Installation Should be Renamed StuckType

Our MoveableType Installation Should be Renamed StuckTypeLiteracy Weblog) Drat, drat, drat, and darn! I’m sorry to report that blogs.setonhill.edu is even more busted now; apparently since about noon today it’s been impossible to post new entries. I feel sick to my stomach about the terrible timing — especially for those students whose blogging portfolios are due next week, and even more especially for Karissa (who had hoped to blog her…

On Secret Iraq Trip, Bush Pays Holiday Visit to G.I.'s

In one of the most secretive presidential trips in American history, George W. Bush flew to Baghdad under intense security on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with United States troops and to thank them for standing up against the “band of thugs and assassins” they are fighting in Iraq. —Elizabeth Bumiller —On Secret Iraq Trip, Bush Pays Holiday Visit to G.I.’s (NY Times) This was a genius PR stunt on a slow…

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INTJ: Mastermind

INTJ – “Mastermind”. Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population. Take Free Myers-Briggs Personality Test INTJ: Mastermind I think the Myers-Briggs Personality Test is copyrighted material, so I wonder about the legality of this online version. Found via Kate Cielinski (who is also an INTJ). Whenver I take this test, I score on the introvert/extrovert…

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Thanksgiving and Spring 2004 Preview

Tomorrow (Thursday) will be Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. — a time for turkey feasts and family gatherings. I’ll probably blog a bit when I get the chance, but I’m also preparing syllabi for next semester. I’ll be teaching the second half of “Seminar in Thinking in Writing,” a course in “Media Aesthetics” (the focus will be on new media, naturally), “Introduction to Literary Studies” (a Whitman’s Sampler for…