Using Harris Matrix Data Package with the stratigraphr package

I am working on the Harris Matrix Data Package specification with the aim of decoupling it from my own “hmdp” tool. An important step towards the adoption of a data format is to have more software implementations. With this in mind, I present a procedure to import, analyze and plot a Harris Matrix data package… Continua a leggere Using Harris Matrix Data Package with the stratigraphr package

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Replacing the battery of Huawei P10 Lite with iFixit

A few months ago the battery of my smartphone, a regular Huawei P10 Lite, started acting abnormally. Not only battery life had become very short, but some activities like trying to take a photograph would make the phone shutdown immediately. The phone is now 3 years old and I was not happy about buying a… Continua a leggere Replacing the battery of Huawei P10 Lite with iFixit

I left my role of editor of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

After serving for 7 years as the co-editor of the journal together with Victoria Yorke-Edwards, I have chosen to step down from my role as editor, while remaining on the Editorial Board. I had been on the Editorial Board before. Recently I have become rather busy with work and family commitments, with only a minor… Continua a leggere I left my role of editor of the Journal of Open Archaeology Data

ArcheoFOSS: un saluto e buon viaggio

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Un mese fa, pochi giorni dopo essere rientrato dall’incontro FOSS4G-IT di Padova, ho mandato una email a un gruppetto di 8 persone che, presenti fisicamente o meno a Padova, hanno seguito da vicino le vicende di ArcheoFOSS negli ultimi tempi. Con questa email ho salutato ArcheoFOSS e adesso, sedimentati un po’ i pensieri, pubblico questo… Continua a leggere ArcheoFOSS: un saluto e buon viaggio

Pottery and archaeology on the Web

Today marks five years since Tiziano Mannoni passed away. There’s one thing that always characterised his work in publications and lectures: a need to visualise anything from research processes to production processes and complex human-environment systems in a schematic, understandable way. The most famous of such diagrams is perhaps the “material culture triangle” in which… Continua a leggere Pottery and archaeology on the Web

Low back pain

I have been going through an acute event of low back pain a few months ago (the so-called colpo della strega), and I’m slowly recovering to normality ‒ still no lifting of heavy weights for me. It hurt me a lot, suddenly, but in retrospect it was not a surprise, because I had been having… Continua a leggere Low back pain

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Out of Twitter

I am currently locked out of my Twitter account, and for some reason the support tickets I submitted didn’t receive any response. In the meantime, you can have fun reading my blog and https://identi.ca/steko

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