Archives for: September 2013

Feature creep

by Cornel  

My last post provided some details about my current "work in progress". Things have been progressing quite nicely since then, and the new version of PaleoArchives is just about to hit a milestone, as the user interface is nearly feature complete. I comp… more »

Work in progress...

by Cornel  

The lack of new posts over the past few days is not due to forgetfulness or a diminishing interest in updating the blog. I've just been spending every single minute of my free time working on PalaeoArchives, an online database of Romanian Middle Palaeol… more »

International symposium on chert and other knappable materials

by Cornel  

Two weeks ago I participated at a very interesting international conference on chert and other knappable materials. As you can tell from the published abstracts, a wide range of topics were discussed and quite a few interesting results were presented. W… more »

Maps, maps, and more maps!

by Cornel  

I've been doing a lot of GIS work recently, and as a result I've become more or less obsessed with geospatial data. While hunting for good, free sources on the web I came across two sites that I thought I should share. The first provides geological and… more »

On the other side of the IT fence

by Cornel  

I thought I got it. I really did. Back when I used to work as a systems analyst/systems administrator (at a university) I sometimes cringed when people would ask me all those silly questions - Why doesn't this work? Why can't I find the tool I used regu… more »

Bringing this blog back to life...

by Cornel  

So, I haven't been updating this blog for a while, and a lot has changed over the last two years. For one, I've started a PhD at the Max Planck Institute, which means that we've had to relocate to Germany. My wife an I have been in Leipzig for just over… more »

What in God's name...

by Cornel  

What in God's name have they done to Fedora?! I haven't used the distribution in a few years, but today I decided to give the latest version (19) a try and, boy, it's a mess. I have no doubt that there are many cool features that I will discover soon en… more »