Douglas Portmore has started a journals wiki to keep track of how well different journals respond to submissions, i.e. the turnaround time, the usefulness of the comments etc. I’m a little worried that people will post their war stories, rather than the times they got a quick (or at least not slow) response from journals. I have a pretty good idea of what the median response time is at a few journals, so we’ll see how this data matches up.
Richard Moran told me about a really cool new resource, LibriVox. They collect and distribute audio recordings of books and papers that are in the public domain. Here is their philosophy catalog. It includes a few things we’d consider borderline philosophical at best, but it also includes some classics including McTaggert’s The Unreality of Time. It is possible to volunteer to add recordings to the site. They say that On Denoting is in progress. A good version of Principia Ethica would be fun to hear, though the reader would need to get just the right pitch on each of the emphasised words.
On a somewhat lower brow note, two college friends of mine have decided to regenerate their college radio show Black Forest Radio as a podcast. It’s not entirely unsafe for work, depending on what kind of workplace you have I guess. (Personally I work in a closed office, so spending the entire day watching cricinfo updates and listening to trashy Australian radio is work-safe. Not that I would ever do that.)
In the meantime, it’s about 60 degrees and sunny here, so I might go for a stroll up Cascadilla Gorge. My desktop has the forecasts for Ithaca and Melbourne, and it says their projected daily maximums are 3 degrees apart. Hopefully Melbourne gets as much rain with these temperatures as Ithaca is getting.