MTB – 8 Nov 2015

Nice ride, enjoying a fine autumn day. By myself this time because Annelies had gone horseback riding. The ‘Edegemse Bergen’ is a nice place for a MTB ride, with some great routes. The only problem is that because the soil is mostly sand, the terrain is terrible when it’s been wet — which of course damages…

MTB – 2 Nov 2016

This was the first time that Annelies and I took our mountainbikes on an actual Bloso MTB track in the neighborhood. It was good fun, but it took us a while to find the track, and then there was an error in the route: an arrow that pointed right, where there shouldn’t be an arrow at all.…

Introducing: The Bikes

  So these are the bikes! Please excuse the filters — as you might have guessed, these are Instagram pictures. I’ll try to use some cleaner ones in the future. I picked up cycling (as a sport) in 2014 when I bought a 1982 Peugeot racing bike. Mainly because I wanted to get into shape again, and…

Wasabi Mayonnaise

Wasabi mayonnaise is a great dip, that you can use in fish burgers, sushi, and just about anything else you’d like. As its name suggests, all you need to make wasabi mayonnaise is wasabi and mayonnaise. If you want, you can just use a some mayonnaise straight out of a jar, and add wasabi to…

The BDMP’s TEI Customization ODD

Today, we uploaded the BDMP‘s custom TEI schema to the BDMP Encoding Manual (both in ODD and RelaxNG formats). These schemata can be used by BDMP contributors to validate their XML, or by anyone else who is interested. For more information (and the link to download the schema), please refer to the BDMP Encoding Manual’s Validation…

The Lexicon in Palermo

This week on 17-18 September 2015, LexiconSE contributor Luciano Lungo and his colleagues at the University of Palermo are organizing an international conference on ‘Contemporary Knowledge in the Humanities‘, and I’m really happy to be delivering a paper there as well. In my paper, I will introduce the Lexicon of Scholarly Editing to the conference’s wider audience of…

Hemingway Daiquiri

For my first cocktail, I’m making one of my personal favourites: the Hemingway Daiquiri. This delicious cocktail was named after the American writer Ernest Hemingway, because it was supposed to be one of his favourite variants on the Daiquiri. Both the Daiquiri and the Hemingway Daiquiri were invented in the Cuban La Florida Bar. Just…

The Lexicon is Going to Leicester! – CfP ESTS 2015

From the 19th to the 21st of November 2015, the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) holds its Twelfth Annual Conference at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. Sakari Katajamäki and I are happy to announce that our abstract for a joint paper on lexica for textual scholarship was accepted in the CfP’s first round of…

Encoding Manual Open for Everyone

Today, the BDMP Encoding Manual became freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection. In the first phase of transforming the BDMP’s in-house encoding manual into a more user-friendly documentation website, the website’s core materials (basically everything in our The Tags section) were only made available to BDMP contributors who logged into the website. The reason was…

CfP: DHBenelux 2015

On June 8-9, the University of Antwerp (the Lexicon’s home base) hosts the second edition of DHBenelux, a young international initiative that strives to further the dissemination of, and collaboration between Digital Humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. One of my favorite parts of DHBenelux is that it actively encourages authors to submit abstracts for paper+poster…