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I forgot about my 5th blogiversary. 17 June 2004 on Blogspot. Oh my. (Although it won’t be 5 years at this URL until the end of July. Maybe we should have a party then.) Advertisements

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Bad news for British and Irish historians

The RHS Bibliography of British and Irish history will cease to be a free resource as of next January. This is really pissing me off.

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Wikipedia in the news (again): reputation and status

Yesterday I noted this Guardian article, ‘Wikipedia editors may approve all changes’. Now, as it turns out, that headline is highly inaccurate. It seems that the ‘Flagged Revisions’ system would in fact only apply to a certain subset of Wikipedia … Continue reading

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The hard work starts tomorrow

But today we dream. And you can get the inauguration soundtrack here.

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Cliopatria Awards

Nominations for The Cliopatria Awards for the best history blogging are open until the end of November. The award categories are: Best Group Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best New Blog, Best Post, Best Series of Posts, Best Writer. Forgetful types … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful hysterical

Stop Worrying About Obama Losing Already  because he's going to win. *bites nails, sacrifices another chicken, does rain dance* OMG!!! Exclusive!!!! Must Credit LGM!!!  "If Obama were some sort of secret, DFH terrorist front candidate, who exactly would he be signaling with … Continue reading

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Slightly downsized me this week

Well, it’s been a bit quiet here lately. Recently this has been mostly because I was spending a few days as a guest of the NHS to get rid of this little bugger. (Google tells me that Youtube has some … Continue reading

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Winking hell

I had been steadfastly avoiding pictures of Sarah Palin’s VP debate performance. It sounded a bit nauseating. Well, yeah. (What a thing to inflict on your unsuspecting bloggy readers on a Sunday. Evil man.) Palin could never get away with … Continue reading

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