# 2009 07 01 tweets

Hey, happy birthday @amandafrench! Good luck with Project Caffeine Withdrawal -- as somebody else said, you're braver than I am.

Though I'm sure he's offline right now, sending good thoughts @briancroxall's way...

Trying to decide whether I want to spend my birthday on planes or in a country where I know no one. This is not the most ideal choice.

CommentPress for Drupal is pretty much tops on my wishlist...

Booked the flights. Birthday will be spent alone abroad but at least in a city I love. $$With a nice excuse to upgrade the hotel room a bit\!$$

Yeah, things could be a lot worse!

That's great. Alas, I'd be flying east-to-west, so not only would I lose 9hrs of the day, but I'd spend 6am to 10pm in transit.

I'm a big fan of Meridian http://bit.ly/wfIjN - multiple clocks, alarms, timers, and stopwatches, with flexible displays.

@briancroxall PS: I hope the small one is well soon, and that mom & dad hold up in the meantime.

Congrats! And six reviews already! My book's been up there for almost three years and not ONE review. Stupid scholarly publishing.

That's an awfully nice offer! The book's available here http://bit.ly/191OwD but I'd be happy to send you one.

Wow, thanks! I'll look forward to hearing what you think.

I use Google Reader for feeds & added Safari icon to home screen on the iPhone. It isn't perfect but you can star items to read later.

See, now *there's* something I could give up coffee for.

Cool, thanks!

Replying to @brettbobley, @dancohen and @naypinya

My sense? OA, yes. Author-pays, no. Publishing must be paid for, but not enough research is grant-funded.

@brettbobley @dancohen The majority of labor that goes into academic journals is un- or under-paid. What if $$1$$ we took that labor back?...

@brettbobley @dancohen and $$2$$ gave grants directly to non-author-pays OA journals, as does SSHRC?

@brettbobley @dancohen As Billy Bragg would say, "start your own revolution and cut out the middleman."

I look forward to it!

Hey, but no pressure, right?

Exactly. We do the majority of editing and review for free. They provide imprimatur and distribution. We can handle the first...

and there's that interweb thing I've heard about for the latter.

Hey, excellent. I'll look forward to seeing the result!

Sometimes I get the feeling we're watching that already. But I still hope the film comes sooner.

That's excellent! I love the unexpectedly extended birthday celebration.

Me, too, but no, it started from this report http://is.gd/1lYpB and a Q about whether humanities OA can support author-pays pubs.

My inner bomb-thrower said we're already self-funding most research; why should we pay to publish? Better to start our own journals

Whoa. RT @jmittell: just discovered that OpenOffice docs can drag into WordPress and retain all formatting/footnotes. #openoffice FTW!

It would be tremendous fun! Unfortunately, I don't have room in my schedule even for UN-conference planning. :(

I already ordered it, I'm happy to say; I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Hmmm. I wonder if the folks at IML would be interested...

"The announcement stirred speculation that she would focus on a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for president." She needs 3 years?

"By leaving office early, [she] will be able to travel... more freely and not have to deal with the constraints of being a governor." !!!

As long as you're looking that way, could you keep an eye on Putin, in case he rears his head? I'm worried no one's watching now.

Proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free to take an hour and a half nap after breakfast if I feel like it.*

*Weekends and holidays. Some restrictions may apply.

Am unreasonably happy at having beaten a couple of Rayman Raving Rabbids games that had me totally stymied.

That's awesome!

Three sets of fireworks visible from my balcony. Happy 4th, SoCal.

~@j_l_r Been following this; it's an interesting experiment, though not really p2p as I imagine it - not open, not discussion-centered.

Poor thing! I hope you're all holding up...

New blog post: Blegging: Preservation http://bit.ly/2HQCKQ

Fantastic! I'm so happy to hear it.

Isn't The Scarlet Letter "found" in the Custom House preface?

New blog post: Against Anonymity http://bit.ly/AT996

MLA members: would you be willing to pay xtra w/ registration for wireless during conference? How much? $$Imagine  for single\-user pass\.$$

That's what I'm asking - if it were to be included with reg fee, how much more would conf attendees be willing to pay?

Should but don't. If MLA's response to why they can't provide wi-fi is $, the ? is how much of a hike in reg fees we'd accept... Replying to @g_gerg It's a conference with ~15K attendees annually, so there are serious limitations on venue already $$don't get me started on those$$. Replying to @g_gerg Problem 2 is the org doesn't see tech as a requirement, which is what I'm trying to imagine a way around. Replying to @billwolff I couldn't agree more - but am not holding my breath. If, however,$5-10 more in reg fees made the difference...?

After four days doing little other than eating in Baton Rouge, am fat, dumb, and happy. Emphasis on dumb, alas. Five weeks left: not enough.

I will definitely work on that!

Sadly, no; it was a very quick trip to see the folks & meet up with Rick. I'll let you know next time I'm back!

Congratulations, David - and all best to you and Sarah!

Beginning a hardcore press to get this book finished; off the grid for most of the week. See you soon, internets.

Yes, LSUP budget goes from 500 to 400K but with no cover for overage, which was 1M last year.

The saddest part is that LA is actually 1 of 2 states doing *well* in this economy; the cuts are pure opportunism.

The previous is personal opinion unadulterated with any factual basis other than speculation of family living in LA

Yes. :)

Have turned the corner on this section of this chapter. Now to be able to say that about the chapter. And then about the book...

Man, so do I. :)

TEI folks: P4 guidelines indicate a required DOCTYPE declaration http://bit.ly/vNW8H but I can't find the req in P5. Does it still exist?

Si! Va! Si! Va!

$$I hope I can call on you for return cheers in a month\.$$

New blog post: Please Reply This Email Immediately and Provide the Following Information Above http://bit.ly/BKRbQ

New blog post: Obsolete http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/obsolete/

Boy, that's nervy. Pretty near as nervy as asking a woman when she's due. Totally possible, but with major potential badness.

Twice this morning I read tweets about "Emmy noms" as comments on their yumminess. I think I need to stay away from the LOLcats.

New blog post: On Teaching Infinite Jest http://bit.ly/1zhKZR

Thanks, for this and for the #infsum shoutout!

Not that I've used it, but the Public Knowledge Project's Open Conference Systems: http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ocs

New blog post: RIP, Walter Cronkite http://bit.ly/fxUCz

New blog post: Okay, AT&T, You're On Notice http://bit.ly/FBb1g

New blog post: The Cost of Peer Review and the Future of Scholarly Publishing http://bit.ly/lIGDf

This is part of what I argue; the most impt aspect of peer-to-peer review may be review of the reviewers. Full chapter TK soon!

agreed; it's a problematic sample, not least as those journals have paid staffs as opposed to most hum journals...

Hi there, #dhtaos!

Absolutely! Also, that authority = exclusivity. Otherwise, my colleagues won't take my work seriously. That one's bugging me today.

If your colleagues don't take your work seriously, you need to show them why they should. Hrmph.

Calls for a hearty round of antidisestablishmentarianism.

Argh! I clearly need to catch up with the stream before replying. :(

Haven't gotten to read it yet, but if @sramsay's on target, I'm totally with him. I'll look forward to reading your post!

Trying to figure out what I have to say about metadata. Other than "it's important! Have some!" *sigh*

I have one that lasts a bit longer: "Tour de France" where "France" is pronounced all Englishy.

Yeah, that's what I'm trying to focus on, but am still having trouble saying more than "yay, metadata!" :P

That's exactly the kind of thing I'm after: extensibility!

Oh, that's brilliant. Metadata as interpretive act, implicit statement of data's significance.

Yes! Thanks - that's just what I needed. We know some things better than others do, but can't know as much as everyone knows.

One would think there would be a better way, but not so much, I guess. Come on, Google Wave API!

I just literally LOLd. $$And I think this represents the first time I've ever typed that acronym\.$$

ACK! It honestly never even occurred to me. #nottooswooftwiththehashtags

That's the problem, right? B/c mine are linked to my blog, I have my end archived, but not the other participants.

Following the lead of many others, and trying out http://backupmytweets.com

backupmytweets.com backed up 1000 tweets. I thought they just rounded off, until I checked; my last post $$about them$$ was 1001.

YouTube, my friend! Every one that I remembered, and several I'd forgotten.

The thing the #Gates incident brings up for me is why we accept a world in which "never talk back to the police!" is an unquestioned truth.

Sure. Which leads to situations like this one http://bit.ly/Yw02Z in which the officer's feelings take precedence over all else.

God, this just made me remember: his first year here, I went to a match with Dave. How could I have forgotten that? #infsum

Seal it in a canister of rice, at least overnight. Should dry it out fine!

Ooh: Joni Mitchell, "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire" $$addiction \+ Canadian bonus\!$$ #infinitejestplaylist #infsum

While the metadata chapter hasn't yet killed me, it hasn't exactly made me stronger, either.

My insurance is pretty good: $50 copay for an ER visit $$waived if results in hospitalization$$ and$15 for regular dr visits

But $$a$$ I'm the exception, and $$b$$ my employer and I pay a lot for that coverage.

I just followed you; I don't know if that gives you a link to follow back or not, but I'm at http://bit.ly/11r2J1

@academicdave: I'm not getting your @ replies at all, even when I'm following the person they're sent to. Is that intentional?

Just figured that out over the last two days, seeing only one side of convos between @academicdave & someone else I follow.

See, for instance, I didn't get your reply to ME, even; had to go into your user page to see it. What gives?

@academicdave I take that last one back; the reply just took a minute to show up. And I'm seeing your non-replies, so you're not blocked...

I'm def following you - got this one. I also get your reg posts, but don't get replies to others, even if I'm following them.

New office is surrounded by classrooms, so will need to keep door shut once students are back. Need a sign: The Professor Is In/Not In/Busy.

No doors is brave. I'd never be able to get anything done. But I like mixed-use buildings with classroom/office proximity.

Yeah, it's probably a pipe dream. This one gets ignored, after all: http://yfrog.com/70gjrj

Are you experiencing generally, or only with some folks? I think the issue with @academicdave may have been his app

As @academicdave points out, I unfollowed and refollowed, and all seems well now!

Just watched "The Yes Men Fix the World," which was a surreal experience since I know one of them from a past life.

I was in a masters program with Jacques Servin a million years ago. It's always bizarre seeing him in this context!

That doesn't sound good...

$$no doubt too late with this, but nonetheless$$ The Lion, the Witch, and the Walk-in Closet. #failedchildrensbooktitles

Hey, and the book's from Vandy! I had a great experience with them; I hope you did, too. Congrats!

I'm curious how Wave will blur the lines between email/IM/Twitter/etc; which services will disappear in its, um, wake?

I took the day off on Tuesday. This is worth announcing because I think it's the first full day off I've taken in a couple of months.

Result: weirdly disoriented yesterday. But insanely productive today. Maybe I should look into some kind of weekly downtime or something.

I could call it the weekly pause. Or the seventh-day breather. Something like that.

a real issue! If everything cloudifies, will there be any archives? $$Says she with email dating back to 1992 on her hard drive\.$$

Ooh, catchy!

Now if it were full of awesome like this, it's be worth reporting! http://bit.ly/3xT1O

FInished. The. Chapter. $$Now to chapterize the article, draft the conclusion, polish the intro, and make sure the whole thing makes sense\!$$

Wow. Searching the @chronicle website allows you to see the future! $$Srsly: sorting results by date shows articles posted a week from now\.$$