Shawn DeWolfe's blog

The Hiatus

  • Posted on: 23 June 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

The personal part of my blog is going on an indefinite hiatus.
I have started so many blog posts on this topic and how it has made me feel. I have written abbreviated tell-alls. I have written about the fissure in my heart. I have written to defend myself. I have written about how I am moving on and moving on up.

What Do You Do All Day?

  • Posted on: 19 May 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

Day of DH“Oh: you work at UVic? What do you do up there?”
I am a web developer in the ETCL (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab). The lab does digital humanities work. When I say that, what follows is a 10 minute explanation as to what “textual cultures” is. My digital humanities work is all about data and how to present it in a clear useful manner.

The French Bread Test

  • Posted on: 18 January 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

There is this mediocre but well regarded bakery in town. They don’t subscribe to the “take a number system.” Friends get served first. I once tried to get dinner rolls. They snapped back, “we don’t do special orders.” White dinner rolls are “special orders.” When you look at their menu, they have all of these elaborate baked goods. They don’t have rolls. They don’t have French bread. Why? Because they would fail the French Bread Test.