2008 10 01 tweets

Good grief; it's been a week since I've even been able to come up with 140 characters about anything.

Sat Oct 04 00:07:46 +0000 2008

What little of today actually belongs to me will hereby be spent lying around reading a novel.

Sat Oct 04 16:52:18 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@chutry: Hey, totally looking forward to seeing you there!

Mon Oct 06 01:28:45 +0000 2008

Traveled today for the first time since getting home from Paris. TSA has new uniforms. Continental has new planes. Service remains the same.

Thu Oct 09 01:03:11 +0000 2008

It does not surprise me that the AT&T Conference Center has very nice phones. It does surprise me that they're made by Cisco.

Thu Oct 09 01:17:10 +0000 2008


Sat Oct 11 14:46:46 +0000 2008

Just wrapped up Flow with very genial pub after-party. Now packing for heinously early flight back to SoCal. \(Then maybe one more beer\.\)

Sun Oct 12 02:47:55 +0000 2008

Digging my way out of an avalanche of paperwork. Surely there should be a Saint Bernard with a little keg of brandy somewhere nearby?

Wed Oct 15 17:15:39 +0000 2008

On the plane \(headed out to give a talk at MITH\).

Mon Oct 20 18:14:26 +0000 2008

At the hotel. The kitchen closed 30 minutes before I got in, but the bartender took pity on me and let me take a beer back to my room.

Tue Oct 21 04:03:41 +0000 2008

Going to give this going to sleep thing a shot. It's 10 pm in SoCal, so I'm hopeful that it will work...

Tue Oct 21 05:05:44 +0000 2008

Talk at MITH completely rocked, if I do say so myself. Now sitting in the lounge at IAH, about to go catch the next flight home.

Wed Oct 22 01:29:01 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@mkirschenbaum: Hey, thanks! And thanks again for having me out there. Do you know if the podcast survived, or did Audacity fail?

Wed Oct 22 15:18:23 +0000 2008

Oui, on peut: http://tinyurl.com/5u376q

Wed Oct 22 19:21:55 +0000 2008

Just out of curiosity: how do you negotiate the politics of unfollowing? Do you ruthlessly drop the overtweeters, or do you suffer through?

Wed Oct 22 22:32:45 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@noradio: Heh. I like the image of everybody scrambling to see if I'm still there. \(Honestly, though, this is nonspecific; just curiosity\.\)

Wed Oct 22 22:57:13 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@amandafrench: That's my sense as well. But I'm curious whether there's been much in the way of study \(as on unfriending\).

Wed Oct 22 23:02:20 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@calamityjake: Hey, thanks! I didn't realize the review was up. It's a great book -- my favorite of Lessig's, I think...

Fri Oct 24 16:31:33 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@academicdave: Complete agreement. I use Pages, which can open .doc files fine, but converting from .docx breaks all the formatting.

Sat Oct 25 16:28:09 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@mkirschenbaum: Woo-hoo! But trying to get mine in today, anyhow.

Mon Oct 27 20:31:14 +0000 2008

Got a coupon in the mail from Jiffy Lube; familiar-looking design offering me "an oil change we can believe in." Opportunism or endorsement?

Thu Oct 30 20:33:25 +0000 2008

What's the word you use when you're talking about all the people affected by an organization rather than just customers? Not clientele but -

Thu Oct 30 23:48:40 +0000 2008

*Stakeholders.* Sheesh.

Thu Oct 30 23:51:46 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@profbfromwv: yes, it's the word I was trying to remember, but as it turns out not the right word for the context.

Fri Oct 31 14:55:57 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@profbfromwv: was trying to find a term for the folks whose work is published by university presses. Finally went with "authors."

Fri Oct 31 14:56:52 +0000 2008

New blog post: Coming Back http://tinyurl.com/6ajqkc

Fri Oct 31 16:54:50 +0000 2008

New blog post: 2001 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/2001/

Fri Oct 31 21:24:17 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@bighandsome: weird. I think I'm going to have to retitle the post; WP seems not to like the numeric thing. One sec!

Fri Oct 31 21:33:23 +0000 2008

Try this: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/twothousandone

Fri Oct 31 21:34:33 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@bighandsome: of which there were none, which is part of the point of the post. So maybe you were right about the postmodern/meta thing.

Fri Oct 31 21:42:13 +0000 2008