This post is a test, but it might also be an announcement. A while back I was working on a plugin that, among other things, added DOI information to a post. It’s handy if you’re using something like ScienceSeeker used to be though not quite enough for ResearchBlogging. I now have a new version of the…

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Do you have a spreadsheet, JSON, or plain text file filled with data that you haven’t come to terms with? If you’re using Mac OSX, you already have a powerful tool at your disposal for exploring and cleaning a text-based data set. By using terminal commands, you can get a feel for an otherwise unwieldy…

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About a year ago, I started thinking about building a professional website. It seemed like the “next” step in my professional life. If a built a website in my first year of graduate school, then when I started looking at jobs in year two, I would have a platform to advertise and promote. Having a…

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We recently featured hundreds of Van Gogh’s paintings, sketches, and letters downloadable from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. But despite its name, that respected institution hasn’t devoted itself entirely to the work of the 19th-century post-impressionist painter; they’ve also got a serious stock of art from roughly the same period but the other side of the world in…

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The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is an ongoing project that makes available textual and contextual data of book epigrams (or: metrical paratexts) from medieval Greek manuscripts (seventh to fifteenth century).We define book epigrams as poems in books and on books: their subject is the very manuscript in which they are found. They record,…

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