· Digital Public History


· Keynote: Approaching a New Historical Atlas of Midwestern History with Deep Maps and Digital History · Workshop: What is Endangered Data · Workshop: Data Manipulation with R · Workshop: Web Scraping with R · Workshop: What is Endangered Data? · Workshop: Network Analysis · 'Don't Let Industry Do its Business In Our Water!!!': Urban Space and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley · Information Exchange 2017 · Preserving Histories Digitally · AHA Digital History Workshop: Network Analysis


· Digital History at the AHA: Workshops, Roundtables, Sessions


· Santa Clara Valley National Heritage Area · Omaha Historical


· Homecoming · Syllabus for Teaching Digital Public History · Machines in the Valley · Review of U.S. News Map · Review of Nature of Childhood · Review of American Panorama · Humanistic Approaches to Data Visualization · Green Dreams, Toxic Legacies · Digital Humanities in the Classroom · R, Interactive Graphics, and Data Visualization for the Humanities · Machines in the Valley · My Open History Notebook · Federal Policy, Western Lands, and Malheur · Silicon Valley Historical


· Visualizing the Wars of the United States · The National Monument · Podcasts Redux · United States Historical Cities Populations · AeroPress Recipes · The Budget Guide to NCPH · How We Do DH · D3 in Action · Teaching Digital History · Crowdsourcing Digital Public History · Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype · Humanistic Approaches to Data Visualization · Interview with Matt Burton · The Machines in the Valley Digital History Project · What is Digital Humanities?


· The View from New York · Teaching Digital History · Research Design and Geography of the Post · Geography of the Post · CShapes: Historical Country Boundaries · Syllabus for Digital History · Digital History: Sources, Methods, Problems · First Draft Podcast: Liberation Technology · First Draft Podcast: Humanities Savior Narrative · Environmental History at the 2014 Western History Association Conference · Simple Parsing CSV to JSON · Editorial is a Powerful, Flexible iOS App for Text Editing · Use Copy for Cloud Storage Backup and File Sharing · What does Missile Command have to do with Digital History? · Day of DH: The Historian · Day of DH: The Collaborative Historian · Day of DH: The Spatial Historian · Blue Bottle Buys Tonx · Western History and the California Drought · Doing Digital History · American Indian Digital History Project


· The Campaign Against Coffee · Atlas of Historical Geography of the United States · Topotime · Coffee Brewing Guides · Digital History Interview with BlogWest · Using Omekadd and Bash Together · What Crisis in the Humanities? · Converting Plain Text to PDF with Bash · Digital History at Stanford · My Alt-Ac Life · Dr Bunsen Coffee Experiments · Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books · The Forgotten Home of Coffee · Github for Writers · Using Editorial and Bibkeys Together · Getting Started with D3 · Evernote Reminders · Don't Forget Google Reader Goes Dark Monday · On Tornadoes · The Digital Public Library of America · Mendeley and Open Access · History Harvest Blitz Week · Interview for Digital History@Rice · The Link Blog Experiment · Secrets of Data Visualization · The MOOC Bubble · Parsing CSV Data with Ruby · Defining Digital Humanities · Chinese Railroad Workers Project


· E-book Readership Rising While Print Declines · Digital Jubilee · About Beards · Perspective Icons for Omnifocus · Fussy Coffee · Using Text Expansion in My Research Workflow · Word Processor Mode in Vim · New Job, Joining Stanford · A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Turn · 1970s Homebrew Computer Club Newsletters · Remove Multiple Open With Entries in Finder · OmniFocus Workflow and Notes · Using AppleScript to Automate Notetaking · The Beards of Silicon Valley · The Silicon Prairie · Using Markdown Like an Academic · Lorem Ipsum Block in Sublime Text · Searching My Brain · What Your Web Design Says About You · Star Wars Episode VII May Have Found Its Writer · Evernote 5's New iOS Interface · Africa's Silicon Savannah · Ethiopian Kids Hack OLPCs · Opening Marked in Vim · Better Web Scraping with Nokogiri · Building Your Own Memex · Github Training · The Blossom Coffee Machine · Bit Rot · How the Internet Ruined San Francisco · Grad Students Guide to Good Coffee · Fewer Copyright Restrictions Benefit the Economy · The NSA Data Center in the West · Handy Guide to Regular Expressions · Resources for the Academic Job Market · Turning 28 · On Podcasts · One Giant Leap · Towards Better PDF Management with the Filesystem · The Tech Specs of Curiosity · Backup Now · 'Self Sustaining and a Good Citizen' · The Rubyist Historian · Indulge in Curiosity · Mangling the Origins of the Early Internet · UCI Study Finds People Who Check Email Less Frequently Have Better Focus · What the Internet Looks Like · The Vertue of the Coffee Drink · What I've Learned as an Academic Blogger · Digital History Training Becoming Common in Public History Programs · Writing for History Buffs · The Busy Trap · Google Tracking Wildfires in the West · Becoming a Stylish Writer · Dotfiles on Github · How to Brew French Press Coffee · A Few New Scripts · AHA Forming a Task Force on Digital Scholarship · Popup Footnotes · An Alternative GTD System · Content on the Web · Forking the Rubyist Historian · The Bastards Book of Ruby · It's About the Problem · World Aeropress Championship · Hemingway on Writing · Open Source Data Journalism Handbook Launched · Adam Lisagor's AeroPress Tribute · A Simple Ruby NGram Generator · 1862 Great Plains Symposium · Full Trash · Give It Five Minutes · The Internet is Not Broken · The French Press Method · Journals in the Digital Age · The Paleo Diet · Redefining Scholarship in the Digital Age · Standing Against SOPA · A Call to Redefine Historical Scholarship in the Digital Age · Digital History at the AHA · THATCamp Proposal: Programming in the Humanities · Review of Red Power Rising · Programming in the Humanities


· New Year · A Literary History of Word Processing · Legacy Research · Directions in Digital Humanities Research · Alone Together · Who Controls the Master Switch · What My lolcat Ate For Breakfast · The Architecture of Humanities Cyberspace · Peer Reviewing Writing History in the Digital Age · The Obligation of Open Access · Latour and the Social · Models for Narrative in Digital Humanities · The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick · SpecLab and Digital Aesthetics · Thanks, Steve · Remembering Steve Jobs · Spatial Humanities and Visual Narratives · Digital Humanities at the 2012 American Historical Association · Information and Data in the Digital Age · The Medium of Digital Humanities · Organizing Knowledge and the Future of the Humanities · The Digital Humanities Seminar · Project 2000 - Apple Computer · Constructing a Digital Humanists' C.V. · The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics · Using Notational Velocity · Own Your Identity · On Writing and Notebooks · Twitter from the Command Line · Grown Up Computing · Silicon Valley and the Cold War · Writing in the Age of Distraction · How Books Are Made, 1947 Style · Internet Predictions from 1982 · The Market for Digital Textbooks · US Supreme Court Rules Video Games Protected Under the First Amendment · Self-Publishing is About to Get Real · What Happens On the Internet Every Sixty Seconds · Why Macs Cost More Than PCs · Dropbox Breach Affects Fewer Than 100 Accounts · Visualizing Historical Data and the Rise of Digital Humanities · Gaming the Archives · Of Goats and Headaches · Digital Humanities: Not Building, But Sharing · Writing and the Problem of Quick Consumption · Designing Digital History · The Humanities Done Digitally · Longform Writing on the Web · The Challenge of Writing · Migrating to Jekyll · Go Write · Alternative Scholarly Publishing · Code School · Day of DH · "You think you are being a leader, but you are probably being a manager." · Initial Thoughts on TileMill · Go Be Awesome · Instapaper 3.0 · A Web Designed for Reading · Upgrading Windows · How Twitter's TOS Changes Hurt Academic Research · Digital Historical Research · The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age · Editing in the Digital Age · Apple iPad 2 · Defending the Humanities · Coverage of the Apple Event · Digital History and Continuous Deployment · What Scholars Want from the Digital Public Library of America · Why I Don't Use A Commenting System · Using Vim · What is the Internet? · FREQr Version 2 · Programming Guides · Stanford Tool DataWrangler · Less Yack, More Hack · Creating a Government-less Internet · Learn How to Code · EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Violations · The Importance of No · Hiring Front-End Engineers · Focus · Road Train Technology · Netflix Spends 20 Times More on Postage than Bandwidth · The Rubyist Historian: Our First Program · The Rubyist Historian: Randomness · The Rubyist Historian: Working With Advanced Data · The Rubyist Historian: Arrays and Hashes · The Rubyist Historian: Loops and Control Structures · RSS is Dying · William F. Cody Archive


· The Rubyist Historian: Methods and Classes · URL Design · The Rubyist Historian: Getting Started · Net Neutrality · Why We Program · A Great Year for Ruby · Start Using CSS3 and HTML5 Now · The Rubyist Historian: The Series · How I Learned Code · Ruby vs. Python · FREQr, a Command Line Word Frequency Generator · Refocusing on Content · Pianobar, Your Command Line Pandora Client · Long Live the Web · Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed · Some Good Words to Live By · Open Access Scholarship and Computers in the Humanities · Back to Blog (Basics) · Excuse the Mess · Preparing for Your Semester Teaching Assistantship · Review of Google Earth


· Tool Review: TokenX and Language Analysis · Tool Review: Google Earth for Digital Historians · Framing Red Power · Digital History as a Research Methodology · Foundational Material in Digital History · Review of American Indian Mafia · Review of TokenX · Framing Red Power


· Framing Red Power: Newspapers and the Trail of Broken Treaties · How To: Designing Digital History · Open Source Scholarship, and Why History Should Be Open Source · The Dell Mini 9: A Historian's Review · The WHA: A Debrief · The Promise of Digital History · Review of Ruling Pine Ridge · Kindle as a Metaphore for the History Web · The Challenge of Digital History · Liveblogging the Rawley: The Historical Community Online · Bobley Visits UNL · Review of The Countryside Transformed

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Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.