# 2009 03 01 tweets

Really hard few days, trying to get caught up after "retreat" weekend. Now deep in a painful writing task I wish I didn't have to do.

This was our biennial faculty-trustee retreat. The scenery was gorgeous, that much I'll say.

Transferring data from the MBAir to my spankin new iMac. Trying not to be impatient, and failing.

Completely!

If that has happened to you, living where you do, the world is too too cruel.

Grading. Horribly behind. What more is there to say?

The "check for updates" should be able to keep you on top of new releases. Mine may be malfunctioning, though.

Hmmm. Annotations are about background, comments are interpretative? I'm just guessing here...

I get it. I was thinking about two different kinds of footnotes in an edition of Shakespeare, for instance: the gloss and the analysis

Spring break began yesterday. And not a moment too soon. Trying to remember what my book project is about again.

Why is it that my students seem to forget everything they know about paper writing when they start writing a thesis?

Apparently the humanities are not expected to recover.

keep me posted on that! I'll look forward to hearing how it goes.

I *totally* want to take that class.

Completely rocking day in which I got a bunch of annoying small stuff done - but not enough on the Big Thing. Ah well - back at it tomorrow.

Woo-hoo! $$Not that there was ever any doubt\.$$ Congrats!

I want to say Gopher! UseNet! Lots of stuff! But all I'm coming up with right now is SecondLife.

Adjusting to my new glasses. The world looks *really* different when you can perceive depth!

New blog post: Getting Serious About the Online Part of Research Online http://tinyurl.com/dx5fxp

Thanks for the shout-out! I'm honored to be in that company.

I actually know someone who sent an iPhone through the washer & dryer, and it came out okay.

Have also heard tales of placing soaked iPod/iPhone in canister of rice to dry out.

My coverage began with my first day of employment $$assuming I'd done the paperwork in advance, which I had$$.

New blog post: University Press + University Library = The Future of University Publishing? http://tinyurl.com/cywmel

Have the feeling that folks focusing on Michigan's shift to mostly-digital publishing are missing the bigger story...

Shift in format is less important than press being freed from bottom-line orientation. Press now free to experiment with form: that's key.

Thus far, most experimentation I've liked has been outside uni press structure. Wark's Gamer Theory is key model.

Or alongside: Wardrip-Fruin, Expressive Processing. I hope more such experiments $$esp\. ones that seem strange and scary\!$$ are forthcoming.

Absolutely. That's the kind of thing I'm hoping for - that we can finally stretch the boundaries of what a scholarly "text" is.

Having to stay within a budget is a pretty different thing from having to recover costs; could produce braver choices.

Day 5 of full-time glasses wear. The first day that the weight of them has annoyed me. Also the first day of teaching in them. Related?

A semi-weekly edited collection of the best web-based writings on pedagogy?

Hey, excellent! I'll be looking forward to it.

I am writing a check. To put in an envelope. With a form. Registering for a conference. Why does it smell like 1995 in here?

Not for nothing, but the conference in question has a website - on which all information is posted in .doc files. A website you download.

The punchline is that my panel is on digital scholarship. Ba-dum-bum.