The Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects has an amazing set of historical records, photographs, and newspapers tracing labor and civil rights movements along the West Coast, with focuses on Seattle and San Francisco. Featuring multitude of resources including Labor History Encyclopedia, Communism in Washington State, and Civil Rights Movements in Seattle, there’s a ton of […]Read More Labor and Civil Rights History Archives in the Pacific Northwest
From time to time, I will suddenly be overtaken with the urge to “go stalk some birds” near Union Bay. Belatedly charging my camera batteries and finding my lenses, I head off across campus in search of some flight-capable animals. The initial goal of photographing them is often sidetracked by their seemingly cacophony of sounds, […]Read More Colonel Pudg’ums
This is probably of interest to those who a) are currently a student, staff, or faculty at the UW, b) use UW Deskmail for their e-mail, and c) check their e-mail using WebAlpine. Regardless, while at work today I found an easter egg in WebAlpine today. To view it, follow these easy steps: Navigate to […]Read More WebAlpine Easter Egg
In my Astronomy outreach class last quarter, one of our quizzes for the class contained a question where we had to make up a constellation, explain what it looked like, and created a back story behind it. They range from the slightly tasty: Zeus’ daughter made him his favorite cupcake one day. She wanted to […]Read More The evil giant octopus Ecthelion
Every year after the dust settles from the insanely boring ASUW elections, “they” publish a document that contains all of the vote. While most students just don’t vote, some ditfully punch their virtual ballots for whoever is running from the Greek system. The rest will take advantage of the write-in system. Here are a few […]Read More ASUW Election Results: Curiosities and Amusements
From: [redacted] To: Alpine-info <Alpinefirstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Alpine-info] The saga of Sir Crispin vs the UW (maybe) Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:14:58 -0600 (MDT) Sender: email@example.com User-Agent: Alpine 2.00 (OSX 1167 2008-08-23) I was reading a Slashdot RSS article entitled “Extracting Meaning From Millions of Pages” which turns out to be about Googles contribution to […]Read More IMAP Creator vs. UW: The Hidden Tale?
As seen on the tech-support mailing list: uw.edu? [redacted] Thu Jun 18 22:18:53 PDT 2009 Once upon a time, there was waged a great battle between Educause and (then) C&C, the result of which was the acquisition of uw.edu. There was much hemming & hawing and mad twinkles in mad eyes. Win this one victory, […]Read More Mythological Battle for uw.edu
The lawn in front of the oldest building on campus contains greying concrete benches of old. Slowly eroding away and sinking into the Earth, the smattering of benches on the hill might resemble tombstones to a distant eye. A weary student might take a break on one of these moss encrusted relics. Perhaps looking around, […]Read More Concrete Bench