I will be posting my progress for a data mining project in my Historian’s Craft course. The data will be posted as progression (so far it is preliminary data). I am data mining Susanna Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush (1852) and Henry David Thoreau’s An Excursion to Canada (1853). The purpose is to “not […]Read more "Data Mining History & the Canadian Landscape"
“I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war… suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own.” Retired Lieutenant, Phillip Caputo, wrote these immortal words in his account of his service in the Vietnam War, in his book A Rumor of War.Read more "Journey Beyond Ourselves"
I found this video a few weeks back (DISCLAIMER! It is very real and violent at times). The video is a compilation of video footage of protests (i.e. the Arab Spring, Iranian protests, etc.) from mostly recent – but some past – events around the world. In the background, the final speech by Charlie Chapman […]Read more "Pale Blue Dot…"
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of […]Read more "Blissful Ignorance, Truth, and Simulations"