2009 06 01 tweets

Headed to DC, trip 1 of 2 this month. Worst security backlog I've seen at ONT in ages, but things finally moved. Should be on time.

Mon Jun 01 13:14:14 +0000 2009

TSA doing random secondary screenings at gate at IAH. More visible police presence here & at ONT. Do they suspect something in AF flight?

Mon Jun 01 17:27:41 +0000 2009

Oh, man, the eastern time zone just kicks my ass every single time.

Tue Jun 02 11:29:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @cnearman

Hey, thanks! Such nice thinks to say just when I was planning on tweeting my hotel restaurant versus room service dilemma...

Wed Jun 03 00:01:28 +0000 2009

DCA>IAH>ONT. Excellent trip, and great time spent at NEH, but happy to be headed home. \(Which has nothing to do with the Wii waiting there\.\)

Wed Jun 03 15:19:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @barbarahui

I ordered that - it's waiting for me at home! I expect to be up all night...

Wed Jun 03 21:00:48 +0000 2009

Sitting here in IAH during a long layover just goofing off. And feeling guilty about it. That's an overdeveloped work ethic right there.

Wed Jun 03 21:35:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Am goofing around on the free wifi. I usually work really well on planes, since it's the one place no one can get ahold of me.

Wed Jun 03 22:08:51 +0000 2009

Have been taxiing from gate to runway for 30 min. At least 15 planes ahead of us still. Don't they know I have a Wii to get home to?

Wed Jun 03 23:52:56 +0000 2009

Hey, you'll never guess what I had waiting for me when I got home last night!

Thu Jun 04 14:37:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @nancybaym

A Wii! If only someone could invent a package that translates Wii usage into writing productivity. Maybe using the balance board.

Thu Jun 04 15:49:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @cscannella

Zelda, Super Mario Galaxy, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Okami, and Wii Fit. Will get World of Goo soon!

Thu Jun 04 15:56:43 +0000 2009

A puzzle: when I bought dig. camera, it came with a tiny SD card; bought a larger one & swapped out. Extra SD card now nowhere to be found.

Thu Jun 04 18:22:17 +0000 2009

Vaguely remembering buying some other device that needed an SD card, and recycling - but what device? Completely baffled.

Thu Jun 04 18:23:06 +0000 2009

The good news: SD cards now insanely cheap.

Thu Jun 04 18:25:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Wow, that's very cool. I was just thinking storage, but I'll keep this in mind for the next camera!

Thu Jun 04 18:40:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

Want to make some kind of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind joke. Instead I'll just wonder if the iPhone/rice trick wd work.

Thu Jun 04 18:54:20 +0000 2009

Do not feel like working. Does my massively sore throat justify spending the rest of the day playing?

Thu Jun 04 22:13:34 +0000 2009

Whatever amusement value this cold may have held has long since worn off. Knock it off, sinuses; I have thinking to do.

Sun Jun 07 17:34:24 +0000 2009

Oh, and PS: I live on the edge of the desert. It has rained every day for a week. In June. I'm not complaining but it does raise questions.

Sun Jun 07 17:38:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @mikejolk

Indeed! The Newton: a technology whose time has \(finally\) come.

Sun Jun 07 19:33:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @cscannella

Tethering is built into iPhone 3.0, so usable with any updated iPhone.

Mon Jun 08 19:03:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall and @jbj

True, but the MacRumors guys took that as a "not yet" rather than a "not." I'm hoping for sooner rather than later.

Mon Jun 08 19:09:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @jbj

Well, crap. I guess I chose to hear it in both cases. That's what good optimism does me.

Mon Jun 08 19:15:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @noradio


Mon Jun 08 19:42:38 +0000 2009

RT @noradio: "Existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade...price with a new two-year agreement is $499 \(8GB\), $599 \(16GB\), or $699 \(32GB\)."

Mon Jun 08 19:43:54 +0000 2009

As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price, along with a 2-yr commitment & $18 upgrade fee...

Mon Jun 08 19:54:17 +0000 2009

...You may qualify for a full discount on a standard iPhone upgrade on 01/16/2010." Hmph.

Mon Jun 08 19:54:43 +0000 2009

No surprise that "as a valued AT&T customer" is a dangling clause. Somebody really needs a primer on the definition of "to value."

Mon Jun 08 19:57:35 +0000 2009

PS: I also love the "discounted upgrade at higher price" versus "full discount on standard upgrade."

Mon Jun 08 19:58:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @j_l_r

I think 18 months is the charm...

Mon Jun 08 20:33:07 +0000 2009

RT @mediacommons: Media studies folks: Have a great blog? Or know of one? We'd like to include it in "In Syndication." Contact for more info

Mon Jun 08 20:43:08 +0000 2009

Horrible disgusting cold seems to be well along on the snot-to-phlegm transition. TMI, no doubt, but it's cause for celebration on my end.

Tue Jun 09 16:03:42 +0000 2009

In the last 5 min: I figured out what the chapter I'm writing is about. And then realized that's what the entire book is about. Head rush!

Tue Jun 09 18:31:58 +0000 2009

I now owe @mkirschenbaum dinner. Thanks for inadvertently helping me figure it out!

Tue Jun 09 18:33:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Very much look forward to smashing crabs! Fear this realization may change my @dh09 pres a bit, tho. Okay, deep breath...

Tue Jun 09 18:52:07 +0000 2009

@JenServenti Not as bitter as my former student who just found out the newest Real World house is a block from her apartment, I'd wager. :)

Thu Jun 11 03:45:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @JenServenti

Oh, hey. I read the first one! See, if you guys had had "dorm rooms like palaces," you might have been featured, too.

Thu Jun 11 03:46:39 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

Dowdy like PALACES, you mean.

Thu Jun 11 04:45:48 +0000 2009

Just to let you know, the grand what's-it-all-about revelation has now resulted in 5 pages of awesome new text. In case you were wondering.

Thu Jun 11 17:01:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Insofar as I am surprised, it is only pleasantly so, at the sudden ease. Nice to remember how much fun writing can be.

Thu Jun 11 17:11:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

Will do! \(And thanks for the cheers \- I can use them\.\)

Thu Jun 11 17:32:22 +0000 2009

Excited for everyone involved in @infinitesummer. Having just emerged from InfiniteSpringDoublePlus, I'm cheering from the sidelines.

Thu Jun 11 17:56:04 +0000 2009

Crud. Was going to include link to last semester's class \(http://bit\.ly/DmRFV\) in last tweet, but hosting provider has hosed WPmu.

Thu Jun 11 17:57:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

plannedobsolescence.net is hosted @Dreamhost & is fit & fine! machines.pomona.edu is, alas, not, not, and not.

Thu Jun 11 18:25:47 +0000 2009

Okay, InfiniteSpring is now once again available \(http://bit\.ly/DmRFV\) for your @infinitesummer perusal. Turns out to have been hacked. Grr.

Thu Jun 11 18:35:09 +0000 2009

Have 6.5 page introduction to new chapter. Also have lots of research to do for rest of chapter. But man it feels good to be writing again!

Thu Jun 11 22:39:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @ndnous

Not off the top of my head - can you give me more info? Title/journal/full author name?

Thu Jun 11 22:48:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

Sadly, no. Her upkeep is both labor- and time-intensive.

Fri Jun 12 02:08:27 +0000 2009

Just finished widgetizing the blog theme. Now to break everything again by upgrading to WP 2.8.

Fri Jun 12 22:18:04 +0000 2009

Wow. I've had Twitter Tools running in my WP install tho posts are turned off. Just found *all* my tweets in my WP db. Effortless archiving!

Fri Jun 12 22:55:38 +0000 2009

Okay, operation update-all-the-web-software-to-discourage-the-butthead-miscreants is complete. I guess I have to go back to real work now.

Sat Jun 13 00:22:44 +0000 2009

A bit of research accomplished. Annual report draft completed. Big pot of gumbo on the stove. Not a bad Saturday, on the whole.

Sun Jun 14 01:06:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

Yes - my #wordpress 2.8 is without timezone support as well. A puzzlement.

Sun Jun 14 14:19:15 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni and @billwolff

I did automatic update; I wonder if that's the culprit. #wordpress

Sun Jun 14 14:40:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff and @jcmeloni

Could be. I'll try turning off plugins one at a time and see if that's it. But my settings appear exactly as in 2.7...

Sun Jun 14 14:50:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff and @jcmeloni

...which makes me think it's something that failed to auto-update.

Sun Jun 14 14:50:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

Oh, hey - just spotted a forum issue that sounds like yours: http://bit.ly/l9FVx - no answer yet, but something not right there.

Sun Jun 14 14:56:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

That's no good! Figured out my problem: timezone support requires PHP5.2, which my host claims to be running, but isn't...

Sun Jun 14 15:17:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

Okay, forced an upgrade to PHP5.2, and timezone support now appears as advertised. I hope your issues work out!

Sun Jun 14 15:22:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

The @DreamHost settings panel thought it was running 5.2.x. I hit "submit" as if I had changed settings, which somehow did it.

Sun Jun 14 15:47:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @billwolff

Probably if yours claims 5.2.9, it's really running. You might try this test, tho: http://bit.ly/2UnIC6

Sun Jun 14 15:50:08 +0000 2009

New blog post: Ambivalence http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/ambivalence/

Sun Jun 14 16:00:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @KTBoyer

Indeed! \(God, was that class ten years ago?\!? Time flies\.\)

Sun Jun 14 16:38:23 +0000 2009

The strangest [almost] sequence of tweets I've gotten, as follows:

Sun Jun 14 22:33:34 +0000 2009

\(1\) RT @wmrandth: Anyone know this film name? Plot is: man comes from South America & works as janitor in LA, then becomes succesful teacher

Sun Jun 14 22:33:58 +0000 2009

followed by \(2\) RT @mikhailg: Criterion Collection edition of Videodrome. Want.

Sun Jun 14 22:34:13 +0000 2009

Brain just exploded.

Sun Jun 14 22:34:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @alechosterman

Thanks - I was wondering where that landed. :)

Mon Jun 15 03:00:55 +0000 2009

New blog post: This Week http://bit.ly/1ajYiJ

Mon Jun 15 16:11:53 +0000 2009

One of the best things about making gumbo? Leftovers. Truly a better-the-second-day food.

Tue Jun 16 02:00:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @kakennedy


Tue Jun 16 22:38:25 +0000 2009

Spent all morning on project find-hacks-and-patch-holes. I think I've finally got them; the flood of spam-driven inbound links has stopped.

Thu Jun 18 20:28:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @cluettron

HEY. I resemble that remark!

Thu Jun 18 21:17:44 +0000 2009

Hey - anybody have a sample @scholarpress courseware site I can peek at? Would like to see it in action!

Sat Jun 20 23:56:59 +0000 2009

New blog post: And Then This Week http://bit.ly/ZJ93t

Sun Jun 21 20:29:12 +0000 2009

In the last few mins, folks in NYC, Auckland, and Amsterdam have found my teaching site by googling "hypermediation." Is something up?

Sun Jun 21 20:56:34 +0000 2009

My flt to DCA tmw gets in at 5pm; Metro to UMD abt 6pm; then cab to Marriott. Prob too late for LM talk, but hope to make reception. #dh09

Mon Jun 22 00:49:49 +0000 2009

Replying to @mamamusings

Wow. That's ambitious. Are you using a mail client that can help? Will look forward to hearing how it turns out.

Mon Jun 22 00:56:02 +0000 2009

Updating all the portable devices for the trip. Next: prepare house for departure, reserve cab, pack. Digital first, analog after. :) #dh09

Mon Jun 22 01:10:17 +0000 2009

Just... wow. RT @ErikaJL: Buffy FTW!!! http://bit.ly/px9YI "Buffy Shuts Down Edward Cullen In The Best Clip Ever" #btvs #twilight

Mon Jun 22 02:32:42 +0000 2009

At the airport and through security by 4.45 am. This is the only thing I hate about living on the west coast.

Mon Jun 22 11:56:22 +0000 2009

Okay, slept on the first flight; need to work on this one. Either that or I'll be finishing my presentation in the hotel room tonight. #dh09

Mon Jun 22 17:36:56 +0000 2009

okay, I'm here, but killed my battery on the plane. must go in search of power outlet. #dh09

Mon Jun 22 22:07:05 +0000 2009

Yay, Matt! @mkirschenbaum with last info & intro before Manovich plenary. #dh09

Mon Jun 22 22:37:15 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

That's not hard for me to understand, but it might be worth a second look...

Mon Jun 22 22:52:10 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

And *that* I understand even better, I assure you. :)

Tue Jun 23 02:00:08 +0000 2009

Stupid jetlag: after 3.5hrs sleep night b4 last, up until 2am, completely overslept & missed 1st panel. Happily, it got good coverage! #dh09

Tue Jun 23 15:16:34 +0000 2009

In #dh09 panel, "Supporting the DH"; presentation from Steven Krauwer on CLARIN & ways the project could fail - not always expected ways.

Tue Jun 23 15:23:32 +0000 2009

Keep getting kicked off network - not wireless, but authentication. What gives?

Tue Jun 23 15:23:59 +0000 2009

Potentials for failure: lack of agreement on standards, lack of financial support, ignoring content evolution #dh09

Tue Jun 23 15:24:56 +0000 2009

And the key ingredient is STANDARDS. #dh09

Tue Jun 23 15:26:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @JenServenti

NEH: your national chocolate provider.

Tue Jun 23 15:31:00 +0000 2009

Chad Kainz: in DH projects, 1/3 time spent on scholarship, 2/3 spent on technology - how to bring resources together to shift balance? #dh09

Tue Jun 23 15:53:30 +0000 2009

Curious whether there are other small liberal arts college folks at #dh09; will confess to having serious R1 envy now. I want a DH center!

Tue Jun 23 16:10:32 +0000 2009

@fraistat on building network of DH centers; good thinking about making it inclusive, but what about smaller institutions w/o ctrs? #dh09

Tue Jun 23 16:14:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

Good to know - thanks! #dh09

Tue Jun 23 16:15:19 +0000 2009

I want to find ways to foster partnerships between such smaller institutions that can't found ctrs and existing DH ctrs #dh09

Tue Jun 23 16:19:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @jtheibault

We'll have to meet up! Would love to hear what you're doing...

Tue Jun 23 16:21:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

I hope to apply for one of these for 2010-11, but need the partnership in place, as app has to originate with center, no? #dh09

Tue Jun 23 16:26:49 +0000 2009

Replying to @ddchamberlain

Absolutely! Let's find a time to get together once I'm back in SoCal; would love to hear what you're working on. #dh09

Tue Jun 23 18:08:31 +0000 2009

Grr. RT @profhood The college of 2020? http://bit.ly/Mm8yF Want full report? $75 for 50pp "paper" digital report. Fail. http://bit.ly/17179k

Tue Jun 23 19:38:46 +0000 2009

About to present on the future of the university press in the Jimenez room. #dh09

Tue Jun 23 20:00:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Thanks! Laptop's Internet connex has failed so will have to catch up once I can get back on. iPhone too unwieldy! #dh09

Tue Jun 23 20:51:26 +0000 2009

Anybody other than me lose their Internet connection? Got kicked off and can't get back on. Was it something I said? #dh09

Tue Jun 23 21:02:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @stoton

Hey, thanks for that! Great pres, by the way - definitely want to talk Drupal with you..

Tue Jun 23 21:23:48 +0000 2009

Man, what a day. Crashing now, so that I might actually make the 9 am session tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Wed Jun 24 03:41:25 +0000 2009

Critical Code Studies/Software Studies about to begin in the Carroll room. #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:02:20 +0000 2009

Super-cool wordle cloud of yesterday's #dh09 tweets by @jawalsh: http://bit.ly/u7fZs

Wed Jun 24 13:03:52 +0000 2009

Noah Wardrip-Fruin: Venn diagram #2: persuasive games as subset of procedural rhetoric, which is subset of expressive processing #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:11:46 +0000 2009

NW-F's analysis of Goldwater machine shows processes are themselves imbued with ideology, rather than ideology being resident in data #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:24:40 +0000 2009

Jeremy Douglass: distinction btw source & NLP raises question of what's interpreted in crit code studies - the code or the compiler? #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:27:13 +0000 2009

Jeremy Douglass on spatial metaphors of patch-based programming: "the graph of the code is the code." #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:31:12 +0000 2009

Liz Losh: is DH about heritage preservation or facilitating cultural change? #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:34:57 +0000 2009

Technical difficulty in the Carroll room; Liz Losh proceeding brilliantly anyhow! #dh09

Wed Jun 24 13:37:02 +0000 2009

New blog post: The Hybrid Future of the University Press http://bit.ly/18Ws1t

Wed Jun 24 14:34:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @CatinStack

I'm sorry you're not here too, Cathy! Thanks for the RT, and hope to cross paths with you soon.

Wed Jun 24 15:10:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay and @triproftri

it's a common issue in media studies: you know how to read, but you read differently if you've had to make sthg #dh09

Wed Jun 24 16:10:02 +0000 2009

Gah! Again, have lost Internet connex; today, no combo of cache clearing, DHCP lease renewing, or machine rebooting will get it back. Grrr.

Wed Jun 24 18:47:28 +0000 2009

Hmm. Switching networks \(to one we're not supposed to be using\) did it. My laptop has gone rogue.

Wed Jun 24 18:49:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @janineutell

It's due to the press in Aug; print will take a while, but there'll be a CommentPress version soon! #dh09

Wed Jun 24 19:49:02 +0000 2009

@ericzinner Well, it's about time!

Wed Jun 24 21:40:41 +0000 2009

Hey, so who's smashing crabs with me? #dh09

Wed Jun 24 21:48:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Woo-hoo! Congrats, and well deserved!

Thu Jun 25 03:38:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @digitalhumanist

in defense of the code studies folks: they didn't say that; only made one off-hand joke about *not* needing to be a coder!

Thu Jun 25 03:58:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @digitalhumanist

The rest all came from folks not in the room, who picked up on a second-hand report of the joke.

Thu Jun 25 03:59:36 +0000 2009

Kretzschmar: library as only realistic option for long-term sustainability of large DH projects in university setting. #dh09

Thu Jun 25 13:42:57 +0000 2009

\(Though I'd push again for press/library/IT center collaborations around such projects\!\) #dh09

Thu Jun 25 13:43:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Hmmm. Let me ponder and get back to you. :) #dh09

Thu Jun 25 13:54:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @jtheibault

Where they're so obviously allied with a disc. society, absolutely! Reliance on any single institution makes me nervous... #dh09

Thu Jun 25 14:07:38 +0000 2009

...The qs raised about retirement/death of PI, etc, seem exactly right. When should projects have independent external URI/hosting? #dh09

Thu Jun 25 14:09:23 +0000 2009

Hitting the wall - could really use a nap, but today's a packed day. Suspect I'll collapse early tonight.

Thu Jun 25 15:36:10 +0000 2009

New blog post: Checked Your Privacy Settings Lately? http://bit.ly/RPP03

Thu Jun 25 17:25:26 +0000 2009

S. Moulthrop: is the irruption of social media the cultural analogue of the financial crisis? #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:16:00 +0000 2009

S. Moulthrop: from information tools to informed environments. #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:19:23 +0000 2009

S. Moulthrop: post-media informed environments will require new kinds of environmentalists #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:23:35 +0000 2009

S. Moulthrop: future DH ironically literate, amphibian \(in new systems but not fully immersed\), technically engaged \(ready to hack\) #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:25:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Uh-oh. Must be sure to appear focused. #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:28:06 +0000 2009

Matt Kirschenbaum's Mechanisms name-checked by Steven Jones talking about Spore. #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:29:56 +0000 2009

Re-corrected RT @GeorgeOnline: Matt K's *two-time* award-winning Mechanisms name-checked by Steven Jones talking about Spore. :) #dh09

Thu Jun 25 18:35:49 +0000 2009

Replying to @clioweb

Rumor has it that if you figure out how to get the safe open, ODH'll split whatever's in it with you. #dh09

Thu Jun 25 20:35:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Me too. The only solution is beer.

Thu Jun 25 21:19:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @veek

I suspect that something can be arranged!

Thu Jun 25 21:28:11 +0000 2009

Some of us are at the Thirsty Turtle, if you'd like to hoist a glass... #dh00

Thu Jun 25 22:05:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

LA Times has it now; looks like it might be true.

Thu Jun 25 22:27:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @jeremydouglass

Hey, backatcha - sorry I missed you before you left. See you on the left coast, I hope.

Fri Jun 26 00:57:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @Kylewarneck

Poor Sanford - 48 hours early.

Fri Jun 26 01:02:39 +0000 2009

No no no no no no - you cannot take my entire childhood away from me all at once: http://bit.ly/tCVlw

Fri Jun 26 01:08:00 +0000 2009

One of the best things I've done as a prof was introduce Cronkite as our commencement speaker in 2004. Sending my thoughts to his family.

Fri Jun 26 01:18:32 +0000 2009

The plan: mtg here in MD tomorrow at 2; then metro to ViennaMU, cab to Hampton Inn. Any #thatcamp-ers headed to Auld Shebeen around 6?

Fri Jun 26 02:20:20 +0000 2009

That's Vienna/GMU, of course, not multi-user Vienna - though the idea's an interesting one. #thatcamp

Fri Jun 26 02:24:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

I'm staying there too - on the metro now & will be in shortly. Have to miss meetup, alas; it's at Auld Shebeen.

Fri Jun 26 20:03:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @digitalhumanist

How ling do you think you'll be there? About to head out from DC...

Sat Jun 27 00:43:18 +0000 2009

@digitalhumanist By which I meant to ask how LONG you'll be there, but couldn't correct before entering the metro blackout zone.

Sat Jun 27 01:08:15 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

So where are you at this point? Almost to Fairfax & trying to decide where to have the cab take me...

Sat Jun 27 01:12:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

You are not kidding.

Sat Jun 27 01:13:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

Ugh. So Chain Bridge Rd & !??

Sat Jun 27 01:18:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Dunno how I managed to reply myself. Will hope to see you there.

Sat Jun 27 01:20:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

Fab dinner tonight in the 1950s version of the future, w/ @GeorgeOnline, @jbj, @briancroxall, & @alxjrvs. Looking fwd to tomorrow! #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 03:41:37 +0000 2009

At GMU, awaiting the start of #thatcamp. Amazing to see so many great folks here!

Sat Jun 27 13:34:13 +0000 2009

Getting a rundown of the #thatcamp ethos. Very, very excited about this: undoing many of the things wrong with academic comferences.

Sat Jun 27 13:50:27 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

Very sorry you're not here, too! #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 14:23:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

No self-aggrandisement: no reading papers that say "here's how smart I am"; no questions after that say "here's how dumb you are."

Sat Jun 27 15:05:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Most brilliant part so far: very short lunchtime demos; at 3 mins, you get played off by keyboard cat.

Sat Jun 27 16:50:31 +0000 2009

Was too anxious abt time to be clear, so will reiterate: we're actively seeking contributions @mediacommons http://bit.ly/17K3VV #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 17:11:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

I'm definitely bringing that to the program committee of the MLA :) #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 17:23:07 +0000 2009

@sramsay The Cohen thesis: "I feel the 'digital' will fade from 'humanities' over time." #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 17:35:41 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Which camp? #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 18:13:55 +0000 2009

Really want to know what theme your Drupal e-lit class is using, @zachwhalen - very nice! #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 18:59:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay and @foundhistory

because much of that group is housed in other depts \(German, English, etc\) despite studying media objects? #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 20:04:39 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

True - but it's also necessary to say you're DH if you study new media because non-DH grantors haven't funded it in past. #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 20:16:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @zachwhalen

Thanks! I really want to poke at your set-up more; you've built great content types and views; very exciting. #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 20:18:01 +0000 2009

It's nearly 5 pm. Do you know where your beers are? #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 20:39:00 +0000 2009

AXE \(Ajax XML Encoder\): http://bit.ly/14vgac ; AXE white paper: http://bit.ly/RpJHl #thatcamp

Sat Jun 27 21:12:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall and @boonebgorges

Rats! I wanted to see that demo. Bad schedule metadata. :( #thatcamp

Sun Jun 28 14:56:09 +0000 2009

Anybody know what the upshot of the Software Development panel in the next session is? #thatcamp

Sun Jun 28 15:53:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @joguldi and @mattthomas

Yes, mostly note-taking and organization, inspired by Steven Johnson: http://bit.ly/GT7lA #thatcamp

Sun Jun 28 16:37:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

Oh, excellent stuff - thanks! \(I particularly need the scripting info\.\.\.\) #thatcamp

Sun Jun 28 16:51:17 +0000 2009

Sfizi Cafe closed on Sun. Next option?

Sun Jun 28 17:39:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @bboessen

Thanks for the rec; we found our way to another \(open\) Italian place, so all was well!

Sun Jun 28 20:53:33 +0000 2009

At DCA awaiting my flight home from #dh09 and #thatcamp. It's been an amazing week but I look forward to being home so I can process it all!

Sun Jun 28 20:56:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @eboehnisch

I did, mostly just sharing my workflow and organizational/searching strategies, which are pretty simple. It's a great product!

Mon Jun 29 06:11:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

Hey, have I got a book project for you! http://bit.ly/C5zdR - ms hopefully available by early fall.

Mon Jun 29 14:10:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

Thanks so much! Once the project's out \(also in trad\. print format for provost/dean\-gifting\) I plan on putting together a roadshow.

Mon Jun 29 14:26:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

There are a very few who are starting to get it, but yes, there's an overwhelming reluctance to change there.

Mon Jun 29 14:29:32 +0000 2009

@sramsay Glad they're being forced to hear the "change or die" message. Here's hoping the former happens before the latter.

Mon Jun 29 14:30:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

Hey, good luck with that. If it works, let me know how you pulled it off. I've mostly kept my bomb-tossing confined to conferences.

Mon Jun 29 15:28:46 +0000 2009

Pretty much done unpacking the new office. For a basement, it's pretty flash. http://yfrog.com/0t57881378j

Tue Jun 30 01:38:55 +0000 2009

Office view #2. http://yfrog.com/0ypovj

Tue Jun 30 01:40:05 +0000 2009

Office view #3. Note the fire alarm; used to be a classroom. I do not eagerly await the first fire drill. http://yfrog.com/15w5oj

Tue Jun 30 01:42:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

~@jmittell It's unbecoming, I admit. But the previous office was off the charts gorgeous. I'm happy this one is starting to feel like home.

Tue Jun 30 01:43:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @fearv

I'm sure we can arrange something.

Tue Jun 30 01:44:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

Well, now that you've posted this it's clouded over, but yeah. We're actually only half-underground, which makes it much better.

Tue Jun 30 01:45:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @triproftri

We all deserve such an office! I'm just lucky that my former chair defended the building so fiercely during the last renovation.

Tue Jun 30 01:49:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

Don't give them any ideas!

Tue Jun 30 01:49:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Do they include "at hard labor" in sentences anymore? If there were ever a case that deserved it...

Tue Jun 30 01:59:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

Heh. Happily, it's not that basement, despite the allure of bar proximity. I just moved two floors downstairs.

Tue Jun 30 02:05:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @themba

Thanks! I look forward to testing the couch out soon.

Tue Jun 30 02:06:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

It's the only way to bookmark things like links you want to come back and read later.

Tue Jun 30 14:07:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @tmcphers

In that order?

Tue Jun 30 16:30:41 +0000 2009

Drinks to toast my last day in the English department, spent as the first day working in my Media Studies office. Tomorrow, a whole new day.

Wed Jul 01 01:02:26 +0000 2009