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.

Wed Mar 04 05:10:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

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

Wed Mar 04 05:29:21 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 06 04:19:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall


Fri Mar 06 04:30:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @culturecat

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

Sun Mar 08 01:21:26 +0000 2009

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

Sun Mar 08 17:14:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @GeorgeOnline

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

Tue Mar 10 15:41:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @veek

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

Tue Mar 10 21:13:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @veek

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

Tue Mar 10 21:19:19 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 13 16:26:01 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 13 18:10:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

Apparently the humanities are not expected to recover.

Fri Mar 13 23:17:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

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

Sat Mar 14 02:34:10 +0000 2009

Replying to @spikenlilli

I *totally* want to take that class.

Mon Mar 16 20:31:35 +0000 2009

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.

Mon Mar 16 23:29:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @davidmsilver

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

Wed Mar 18 16:41:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Thu Mar 19 16:50:37 +0000 2009

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

Thu Mar 19 21:57:30 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 20 18:33:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @shanakimball

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

Fri Mar 20 19:50:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @cforster and @GeorgeOnline

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

Sat Mar 21 16:35:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @cforster and @GeorgeOnline

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

Sat Mar 21 16:36:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @partsnpieces

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

Sun Mar 22 15:54:32 +0000 2009

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

Mon Mar 23 14:50:13 +0000 2009

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

Mon Mar 23 16:25:06 +0000 2009

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

Mon Mar 23 16:26:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

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

Mon Mar 23 17:01:54 +0000 2009

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

Mon Mar 23 17:03:13 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

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

Mon Mar 23 17:34:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

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

Mon Mar 23 18:27:43 +0000 2009

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?

Tue Mar 24 00:14:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Tue Mar 24 14:32:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

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

Fri Mar 27 14:24:28 +0000 2009

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?

Fri Mar 27 15:48:21 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 27 15:49:08 +0000 2009

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

Fri Mar 27 15:49:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

You're more than welcome! And the nerves were unnecessary - you were fabulous.

Sat Mar 28 19:45:11 +0000 2009

Trying to finish sched for rest of term in Intro Digital MS. Combining 2wks on remix/fan cult into 1. But now I need a new topic! Ideas?

Mon Mar 30 17:22:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @stephanietomlin

Seems the obvious choice, no? I think I'm going to make the week "new forms," and look at Twitter + other developing tools

Mon Mar 30 18:30:17 +0000 2009