Le beurre et l’argent du beurre*

* This is the French version of “have your cake and eat it, too”. I like it better. More snooty, of course, but also easier to understand. It means “to have the butter and money from (selling) the butter” My zealotry to lose piles of unwanted paper can easily be confused for an anti-paper stance. …

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Better Late Than Never

You know the expression: “this is the [fill in the blank] bible”? In preservation, the bible is A Field Guide to American Houses. Sure, there are other books. Some would argue that Roth’s Understanding Architecture is more detailed and nuanced. Others – me included – would emphasize that McAlester is incomplete, since it only includes …

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A fan girl’s two cents

When the apple announcements dropped on Tuesday I was busy working with Martha Burtis. More specifically, I was watching her show off the incredible work she’s done with the surveying the burg site. I’d match it up against professional CRM apps any day, and will have more to say about it soon. Anyway, I missed …

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Getting the LEGO collection to work

In the five months since the acquisition of the LEGO collection, rechristened the MBL (mobile build lab), I’ve been pretty busy with a number of projects. Still, I’ve started putting those LEGO to work, with multiple plans coming up this fall and into the future. First, back in May, the MBL was put through its …

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