Monthly Archive: September 2012

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Genetics and pdf

I have been reluctant to practice genetic editing so far. Not that I disregard the importance and/or meaning of such editions, but I did not think that we were fit for that. My main worry was that it would take too much time working with elaborate genetic tools like critical apparatus, that it would slow down our publication rhythm for a meager benefit. I had decided to solve the tension between content tagging and genetic tagging in favor of the first, which made it necessary to encode a pretty big text quantity to be able to make something out of it. Time-consuming genetic encoding was...

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Frisches Brötchen für die Dame

Eigentlich hatte ich gehofft, dass der Boeckh-Antrag heute längst fertig ist (ich sitze ja schon so lange daran!) und dass ich diese Woche an meiner Dorothea Tieck-Biographie für die NDB sitzen würde. Leider ist dem nicht so, und ich verbringe noch einen erheblichen Anteil meiner Arbeitszeit am Überarbeiten der Kodierung und am Antragschreiben. Einen Blicklicht habe ich immerhin in Form der virtuellen Aussenwelt. Es war sowohl in Mainz als auch in Paris viel los, einmal auf dem Historikertag, einmal auf dem THATCamp Paris. Mit Twitter ist es, als ob ich dabei wäre! Bei aller Virtualität bin ich sogar angesichts der...

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The wikipedia paper, the good questions and the aching legs

The aching legs are easy to explain. After spending 7 hours at the conference sitting on chairs that inevitably eventually do turn uncomfortable, Anna and I spent 2 hours walking through the streets of Wuppertal. Neither Berlin nor Hamburg are cities with declivities worth mentioning and we had to admit that we were not trained for the whole going up and up thing. Not to talk about the fact that we got badly car-sick (or maybe sea-sick would be more appropriate) in the Schwebebahn. Anyway, none of these experiences did our legs any good. (View from inside the Schwebebahn) The...

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Meta-blogging

I left Leipzig (no internet connection in the hotel, glorious and indefectible wifi at the conference) and headed to Wuppertal (no network at the conference, good but expensive wifi in the hotel, well, what the heck, it’s worth its 5 euros), where I will not be able to tweet frantically like I did today (check out #frt2012 !). This is not the only reason why I will regret Leipzig. I enjoyed this one day at the Frankoromanistentag because I could spend time with people I wish I could work with more closely like Christof Schöch, because I could see and...

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Multilingual improvements (j’ai la #frt!)

If you are, my beloved reader, paying just as much attention as I expect you to, you will have noticed that we have been improving the French interface of the edition over the past 10 days – with a variable success, some of the fields now appearing in all three languages at a time in all the versions. In preparation for the Frankoromanistentag (aka #frt2012), where I will present technical issues connected to the integration of francophone texts to a German edition, I have worked on all the small details of the interface that you only notice when you really...