Well, I never!

It turns out that if one forgets to update one’s WordPress installation, saucy little link-farmers running exploit scripts will look upon one’s mostly-dormant blog as fertile ground. I’ve just gone back and peeled hidden links out of half my old posts. Feh. (If you read this blog via RSS, you might still be able to…

more scenes from the HRC

Friday I looked at a fourteenth-century manuscript of the Divine Comedy, with marginal notes in Latin. Tiny, spidery, beautiful pale blocks of notes, accompanied by sketched “manicules” — also known as digits, hands, fists, or indices, apparently — pointing out important passages in the main text. At least two different annotators had worked on the…

recent blog problems

Apologies for the 404 error messages that have been popping up today — T. and I were playing around with the stats admin stuff yesterday and goofed something up. But we have fixed it now. Carry on! More posting later, when I am not stricken with post-migraine fragility. Bah.