2009 01 01 tweets

Spent the last two days in Monterey, recovering from the MLA, the holiday season, the year. A bit of writing before we head home.

Thu Jan 01 18:04:04 +0000 2009

Home sweet home. Just wish I hadn't brought this stupid cold/sinus infection/whatever with me.

Fri Jan 02 06:16:19 +0000 2009

New blog post: Retreat, Advance http://tinyurl.com/8hoztg

Fri Jan 02 18:02:29 +0000 2009

New blog post: Probably Unrelated Observations http://tinyurl.com/a7q76o

Sun Jan 04 17:56:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave and @chutry

In Louisiana, it at least used to be true that you could buy beer after noon on Sunday, but not wine or liquor.

Sun Jan 04 18:33:39 +0000 2009

New blog post: Edit Scrivenings http://tinyurl.com/8htc95

Mon Jan 05 16:54:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

@jayrosen_nyu: Twitter uncovers bits of collective unconscious. Three unrelated tweets in a row mention Virginia, or tacos? Something's up.

Mon Jan 05 17:13:42 +0000 2009

Just lost a morning's worth of work. And it was no doubt the most brilliant work I've ever done, or will ever do.

Tue Jan 06 19:47:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Thanks. I'm searching around to see if there are temp files stashed somewhere, but no dice. I'm too nervous to go forward yet.

Tue Jan 06 21:06:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @fearv

yeah, I'm working in Scrivener. I have a backup from before I started this morning and am now reconstructing today's work.

Tue Jan 06 22:19:40 +0000 2009

...but it will never be as good. [/whine]

Tue Jan 06 22:20:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

That's what I thought. Appears that one rtfd file in package is corrupted - got overwritten in crash by plist data?

Tue Jan 06 23:07:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

cont: Posted full story to forum - http://tinyurl.com/8uujts Awaiting response...

Tue Jan 06 23:09:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

I'll say this for Scriv.: when Word has eaten a document, Bill Gates has never responded to my query or helped me sort it out.

Wed Jan 07 16:20:08 +0000 2009

\(Also, writing is going extremely well in this format\. I'm just becoming a bit more obsessive about creating frequent backups\.\)

Wed Jan 07 16:20:53 +0000 2009


Fri Jan 09 03:51:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @zota

my cats, by contrast, were in mid-dinner and were sorely perturbed to be so interrupted.

Fri Jan 09 03:53:59 +0000 2009

5.0 1 mi s. of San Bernardino, according to USGS. Just as Metrolink passed right behind, so I honestly wasn't sure at first.

Fri Jan 09 04:03:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

I am right there with you. Give me a hurricane any day.

Fri Jan 09 04:04:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @fearv

A plan. Now there's an idea. How was it out there? Was not my favorite moment of the night, and I'm a fair bit further away than you.

Fri Jan 09 04:07:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @fearv

Same here. Hit just as train passed, but with one really hard jolt and then a couple following behind. Hoping that's the end of it.

Fri Jan 09 04:10:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

ooh. Fire pretty. :)

Fri Jan 09 22:08:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

if you haven't come up with a copy, let me know; I can probably find one for you.

Fri Jan 09 22:11:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

I think not, though it's been a while. I think you dump the CP folder in themes, plugins in plugins, activate & configure...

Fri Jan 09 22:26:17 +0000 2009

Mellon workshop on Media Studies in the Liberal Arts is about to begin. All participants seem to have made it to town. So far, so good!

Fri Jan 09 23:38:46 +0000 2009

Brilliant discussion of discipinarity v. interdisciplinarity in SLAC media studies curricula this morning in Mellon workshop.

Sat Jan 10 19:03:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

That's my hope, though probably not until tomorrow afternoon sometime.

Sat Jan 10 23:47:34 +0000 2009

First trip to the gym since... eek! November?!? No wonder that felt so awful. I mean, good. No wonder that felt so good.

Tue Jan 13 21:49:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

I've been unable to load your blog all day in Firefox. Keep getting a connection interrupted/reset error message.

Wed Jan 14 20:43:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

I was there briefly last week. It was *dreamy*.

Wed Jan 14 21:47:13 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Mine resolved more or less right after my last tweet. The power of twitter!

Thu Jan 15 02:29:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @mamamusings

It's VERY annoying. I keep hoping Apple will press service providers into reciprocal agreements. But not holding my breath. :(

Fri Jan 16 16:13:54 +0000 2009

Big things are in the works. The problem is that they move slowly and crowd out the little things. Hard to report on big things in progress.

Fri Jan 16 17:14:18 +0000 2009

grrr. asst registrar scheduled my 17 student class in a computer lab with 9 machines. glad I checked.

Fri Jan 16 23:39:25 +0000 2009

Have almost finished building the course websites -- except for the fact that I haven't finished building one class.

Mon Jan 19 04:07:42 +0000 2009

New blog post: Campus Collaborations http://tinyurl.com/ayh4cs

Mon Jan 19 15:51:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @shanakimball

Fabulous! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction...

Mon Jan 19 19:00:12 +0000 2009

Oh. My. God.

Tue Jan 20 16:39:05 +0000 2009

I'm completely drained. What a morning. Now a valiant attempt to go back to work...

Tue Jan 20 18:08:29 +0000 2009

New blog post: MediaCommons http://tinyurl.com/89d5to

Wed Jan 21 14:48:47 +0000 2009

New blog post: Campus-Based Publishing http://tinyurl.com/ap4kq3

Thu Jan 22 18:12:25 +0000 2009

New blog post: Media in Transition http://tinyurl.com/cfgyqz

Thu Jan 22 18:25:59 +0000 2009

New blog post: While I'm At It http://tinyurl.com/arrayd

Thu Jan 22 18:27:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

Thanks! I'm pretty fired up about it.

Thu Jan 22 18:34:14 +0000 2009

Yes, I really did post three times in fifteen minutes. Very happy to have lots of small ideas again, but sorry they're coming in flurries.

Thu Jan 22 18:34:45 +0000 2009

Feeling excited about the semester, despite the usual yucky first day of classes in which I blather since I have no content to discuss yet.

Thu Jan 22 20:14:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @johnmjones

Windex = ant kryptonite. No kidding. Doesn't prevent them, but discourages them mightily. And less stinky.

Thu Jan 22 22:29:04 +0000 2009

New blog post: CommentPress http://tinyurl.com/d99k23

Mon Jan 26 17:20:30 +0000 2009

New blog post: CFP: MLA 2009 http://tinyurl.com/bweqv6

Tue Jan 27 15:26:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattbucher

Good god.

Tue Jan 27 18:31:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattbucher

I have to admit, I've never been a fan, but U&I almost turned me around.

Tue Jan 27 18:39:25 +0000 2009

I'm teaching "Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think" tomorrow, and now I just don't know what to say.

Tue Jan 27 18:40:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Ugh! Planned Obsolescence or MediaCommons? Thanks for the heads-up...

Tue Jan 27 19:40:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

I know, right? I can't decide how good a thing that is, though.

Tue Jan 27 19:41:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Hmmm. It's up for me. I'll have to see if I can figure out what's going on!

Tue Jan 27 19:48:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Okay, I'm clueless; no reported outages, & everything's working on my end. What error are you getting? I'll report to host...

Tue Jan 27 19:57:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Whew. Gremlins, I guess.

Tue Jan 27 19:58:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench and @dancohen

One up side is that name won't make it appear that the program is limited to journals...

Wed Jan 28 19:09:39 +0000 2009

Replying to @dancohen

Which I really hope leads to the beginning of a robust digital monograph distribution program...

Wed Jan 28 19:13:43 +0000 2009

Survived class #1 today. Wish it had been a bit better than that. Heading into class #2, and hoping for good conversation...

Wed Jan 28 22:33:58 +0000 2009

New blog post: Commenting Policy http://tinyurl.com/c7wadq

Thu Jan 29 18:36:58 +0000 2009

At workshop on the future of scholarship at USC, about to give big project talk.

Fri Jan 30 22:12:29 +0000 2009

In the new Lucas building. Which is vibrating ominously. And looks like a very shiny version of a creepy old Hollywood hotel.

Fri Jan 30 22:13:28 +0000 2009

Survived the talk. Now trying to survive the post-adrenaline headache.

Sat Jan 31 00:37:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Whoa. You officially rock.

Sat Jan 31 16:52:21 +0000 2009

New blog post: More Complaints http://tinyurl.com/ck8npc

Sat Jan 31 17:07:35 +0000 2009

Laziest day ever. Slept in, goofed around on computer, read. Two hour nap. Tonight: more of the same. Except with a glass of wine.

Sun Feb 01 00:09:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

It's a Paso Robles Cab/Syrah blend - inexpensive TJ's grab.

Sun Feb 01 04:03:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

I'm sorry I didn't grab that drink with you last night - headache sent me home, but 1.5 hrs on the 10 might have been better spent!

Sun Feb 01 04:05:03 +0000 2009