EN490: Alexander the Little and the Furious Sappho

This upcoming Spring, I'll be teaching our Major Authors course--organized around Alexander Pope, Mary Wortley Montagu, and the material culture of authorship. I've not taught these authors in any extended fashion before, so I'm very excited about the opportunity! Given those butterflies in the stomach, I'm making a draft available on Google Drive--any and all feedback, comments, …

Github and more

NiC is now available for collaboration on github! What have I learned in the process? Help is essential, first of all. And probably last of all. Otherwise, I did learn a few important things about the github workflow, which was very confusing to me. For those of you who, like me, are new to the tool and are …

Recovering the DB

  And so it begins: this is what greeted me when I started eXist after, apparently, mucking about in expathrepo when I wasn't supposed to. What follows is basically a screenshot diary of the recovery process--I'm not sure I really want to revisit it, but perhaps I'll come back and add a narrative later...

A tiny piece of the puzzle

I think I've figured something out that's been eluding me regarding the way that functions get called--I'm still a bit wobbly on the model/map lingo, but it just occurred to me how the different functions are organized and data passed between XQL and HTML files. The main VIEW-WORK.HTML file calls functions defined in APP.XQL, the primary point of entry. …

Starting fresh

I spent almost all day yesterday trying to figure out why one function worked, and what I thought was pretty much an exact duplicate, tweaked to pull different elements, didn't--I was pretty frazzled by the end of it, and I think I need to start fresh today (I did put another call out on the …