Facebook Posts: Dec 2010

December 2010

DECEMBER 31

Scott updated his status.
The long journey back to Bergen begins. 4 flights ahead. No sleep till Norway.
DECEMBER 28
Scott updated his status.
wrapping up our Australia trip with a few days at the beach in Falcon, then home to Norway New Year’s day.
DECEMBER 25
Scott wrote on Rachel Self Rettberg’s timeline.
Merry Xmas — hope you finally made it home to England.
Scott wrote on Matthew Self’s timeline.
Merry Xmas, Matthew.
Scott updated his status.
it took me about 10 minutes to get over the strangeness of Christmas on the beach. It was a really great way to spend the holiday.
Scott updated his status.
Merry Christmas, everyone. This is the only day we have been in Australia that I actually miss the snow, not to mention family back home.
DECEMBER 23
Scott updated his status.
Jessie was up much of the night w the stomach flu, and I think it’s going round. Bummer for our last day on Rottnest.
DECEMBER 22
Scott updated his status.
hanging out on Rottnest island in the Indian Ocean, waiting for the boy to wake up so we can head to the beach.
Scott shared a link.

Census Data Show 308 Million People and a Regional Shift
www.nytimes.com
Bad news for the rest of us.
DECEMBER 21
Scott was at Rottnest Island.

Scott updated his status.
Just kicked a quokka out of the cabin.

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I have seen a Quokka eat the flesh of a cow.
DECEMBER 20

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When photographing children riding pigs, it is important not to back into the electric fence (as I learned this morning).
DECEMBER 19
Scott updated his status.
headed to a farm for the night, so the kids can freak on some kangaroos and emus.
DECEMBER 16
Scott shared a link.

New Advice for Nuclear Strike: Get Inside, Don’t Flee
www.nytimes.com
In case of nuclear attack, stay home. Preferably in the basement of a large office building.
Scott updated his status.
Beach with the kids was better than the library.
DECEMBER 15
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Two out four deadlines knocked off, and grading just about wrapped. Jill reminded me we are supposed to be on vacation.
Scott shared a link.

I.B.M. Supercomputer ‘Watson’ to Challenge ‘Jeopardy’ Stars
mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com
DECEMBER 14
Scott updated his status.
Bergen needs a University Club with an awesome salad bar and chilled white wine. It makes for a remarkably civilized environment for scholarly toils.
Scott updated his status.
Grading Norwegian essays about electronic literature in an Australian university library and my brain hurts.
DECEMBER 13
Scott updated his status.
Productive afternoon at UWA. Working in the library isn’t so bad when you’ve got a beach to come home to.
Scott updated his status.
Set up to do some work this week from the University of Western Australia — at least I’ve figured out eduroam wireless and managed to wangle a guest pass to the University club.
DECEMBER 10
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We concluded our workshop with a sort of international treaty for electronic literature, followed by a banquet. Well done, all told.
DECEMBER 9
Scott updated his status.
Workshop in Sydney wraps up tomorrow, then to Perth. Unfortunately I still have grading and 4 writing deadlines to wrap before the end of next week, so I’ll be clocking hours at the University of Western Australia library in between short visits to the beach.
DECEMBER 8
Scott updated his status.
Good morning workshop followed by a fantastic afternoon at Manly Beach, bit of body-surfing, playing in the sand with the little ones, and dinner beachside with friends.
DECEMBER 7
Scott updated his status.
Oprah will also be here in Sydney tomorrow, just days after the arrival of fellow Chicagoan Joe Tabbi. Coincidence?
Scott updated his status.
Enjoying Sydney — some great thai seafood tonight, and good company. Beginning to take more seriously this idea that Jill should keep her Australian passport, just in case.
DECEMBER 6
Scott updated his status.
Vegemite, don’t do it.
DECEMBER 5
Scott updated his status.
New policy — no vegemite in bed. Now the maid will think we defecated all over the sheets.
Scott shared a link.

Why the office is the worst place to work
www.cnn.com
No talk Thursdays. I like the sound of that.
Scott updated his status.
This week is the work component of my Australia visit — doing a workshop with elit colleagues from the US, Europe and Australia, where they are setting up a major new research project based at the University of Western Sydney.
DECEMBER 4
Scott updated his status.
Saw a lot of birds in the bush.
DECEMBER 2
Scott shared a link.

NASA – NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical
www.nasa.gov
As it turns out, NASA’s news was dry as a dead dingo’s donger. They didn’t find ET, mate, just some doovalacky that can use arsenic for tucker.
DECEMBER 1
Scott updated his status.
Endless rain in Australia, truly wretched weather, torrents. I suppose the fact that the weather back in Bergen is even more miserable offers some solace. I guess they had the coldest night in 116 years or something last night.

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