2009 07 01 tweets

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

Wed Jul 01 14:04:59 +0000 2009

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

Wed Jul 01 14:09:40 +0000 2009

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.

Thu Jul 02 14:57:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @stoton

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

Thu Jul 02 15:47:31 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 02 15:50:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @rachaelsullivan

Yeah, things could be a lot worse!

Thu Jul 02 16:19:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @sshreeves

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.

Thu Jul 02 16:21:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

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

Thu Jul 02 18:35:23 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 02 18:36:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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

Thu Jul 02 19:14:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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

Thu Jul 02 19:39:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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

Thu Jul 02 20:07:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @veek

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.

Thu Jul 02 20:53:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Thu Jul 02 21:04:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @alogemann

Cool, thanks!

Thu Jul 02 21:56:14 +0000 2009

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.

Fri Jul 03 02:46:52 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 02:52:04 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 02:53:22 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 02:53:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

I look forward to it!

Fri Jul 03 03:03:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @brettbobley

Hey, but no pressure, right?

Fri Jul 03 03:08:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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

Fri Jul 03 03:24:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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

Fri Jul 03 03:24:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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

Fri Jul 03 03:30:41 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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

Fri Jul 03 03:39:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Fri Jul 03 14:02:16 +0000 2009

New blog post: Why I Want Google Wave NOW, Please http://bit.ly/18w5p3

Fri Jul 03 17:22:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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.

Fri Jul 03 17:36:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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

Fri Jul 03 17:38:16 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 18:08:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @barbarahui

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

Fri Jul 03 19:33:39 +0000 2009

Replying to @superba

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

Fri Jul 03 19:34:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @barbarahui

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

Fri Jul 03 19:46:52 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 20:04:33 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 03 20:08:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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.

Sat Jul 04 00:46:30 +0000 2009

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.*

Sat Jul 04 19:00:04 +0000 2009

*Weekends and holidays. Some restrictions may apply.

Sat Jul 04 19:00:29 +0000 2009

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

Sun Jul 05 00:08:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @barbarahui

That's awesome!

Sun Jul 05 03:59:23 +0000 2009

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

Sun Jul 05 04:08:53 +0000 2009

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

Sun Jul 05 21:46:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

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

Mon Jul 06 18:30:44 +0000 2009

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

Tue Jul 07 14:46:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Fantastic! I'm so happy to hear it.

Tue Jul 07 14:58:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

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

Tue Jul 07 16:11:59 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 09 15:09:36 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 09 17:59:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @g_gerg

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?

Thu Jul 09 18:12:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

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...

Thu Jul 09 18:21:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @g_gerg

It's a conference with ~15K attendees annually, so there are serious limitations on venue already \(don't get me started on those\).

Thu Jul 09 18:44:10 +0000 2009

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.

Thu Jul 09 18:44:43 +0000 2009

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...?

Thu Jul 09 19:33:03 +0000 2009

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.

Sat Jul 11 00:59:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @mamamusings

I will definitely work on that!

Sat Jul 11 02:14:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @dlnnewman

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!

Sun Jul 12 16:23:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @davidmsilver

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

Sun Jul 12 16:24:44 +0000 2009

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

Mon Jul 13 17:53:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @dancohen

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

Tue Jul 14 02:31:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @dancohen

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

Tue Jul 14 03:18:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @dancohen

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

Tue Jul 14 03:19:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Yes. :)

Tue Jul 14 14:15:11 +0000 2009

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...

Wed Jul 15 00:01:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Man, so do I. :)

Wed Jul 15 18:03:53 +0000 2009

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?

Wed Jul 15 20:48:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @sivavaid

Si! Va! Si! Va!

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

Thu Jul 16 02:18:34 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 16 16:07:37 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 16 16:54:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @partsnpieces

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

Thu Jul 16 19:02:05 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 16 23:53:42 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 17 15:15:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Thanks, for this and for the #infsum shoutout!

Fri Jul 17 16:49:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

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

Fri Jul 17 20:24:17 +0000 2009

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

Sat Jul 18 00:28:54 +0000 2009

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

Sun Jul 19 17:00:19 +0000 2009

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

Mon Jul 20 16:16:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @paoloman

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!

Mon Jul 20 16:40:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @unsworth

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

Mon Jul 20 19:53:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Hi there, #dhtaos!

Tue Jul 21 01:59:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

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

Tue Jul 21 21:51:44 +0000 2009

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

Tue Jul 21 21:52:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @barbarahui

Calls for a hearty round of antidisestablishmentarianism.

Tue Jul 21 21:53:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

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

Tue Jul 21 21:54:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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!

Tue Jul 21 21:56:04 +0000 2009

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

Wed Jul 22 16:10:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

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

Wed Jul 22 16:11:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @lblanken

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

Wed Jul 22 16:23:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Wed Jul 22 16:23:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @barbarahui

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

Wed Jul 22 16:41:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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.

Wed Jul 22 16:42:53 +0000 2009

Now, how to cite these crowdsourced ideas about metadata? Need meta-meta-metadata. :)

Wed Jul 22 16:45:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

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

Wed Jul 22 17:54:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Wed Jul 22 17:57:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @amcunningham

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

Wed Jul 22 18:09:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

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

Wed Jul 22 18:27:37 +0000 2009

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

Wed Jul 22 20:16:48 +0000 2009

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

Wed Jul 22 20:19:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Wed Jul 22 21:33:32 +0000 2009

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.

Thu Jul 23 15:05:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @cscannella

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

Thu Jul 23 15:39:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @matthewbaldwin

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

Fri Jul 24 00:11:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @shanakimball

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

Fri Jul 24 00:25:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattbucher and @skylightbooks

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

Fri Jul 24 19:31:20 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 24 21:24:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @jilltxt

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

Sat Jul 25 21:58:27 +0000 2009

Replying to @jilltxt

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

Sat Jul 25 21:58:57 +0000 2009

Replying to @j_l_r

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

Sun Jul 26 20:37:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

That's great, Brian - I'm glad you know about this year, and are making plans for next. Sending you all good thoughts...

Mon Jul 27 15:25:05 +0000 2009

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

Mon Jul 27 15:26:38 +0000 2009

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

Mon Jul 27 15:27:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

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

Mon Jul 27 15:29:26 +0000 2009

@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...

Mon Jul 27 15:34:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

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.

Mon Jul 27 16:06:32 +0000 2009

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.

Mon Jul 27 18:00:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

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

Mon Jul 27 18:43:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

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

Mon Jul 27 18:46:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @captain_primate

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

Mon Jul 27 19:23:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @captain_primate

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

Mon Jul 27 19:31:29 +0000 2009

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

Tue Jul 28 03:59:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @lnakamur

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

Tue Jul 28 15:17:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

That doesn't sound good...

Wed Jul 29 02:51:37 +0000 2009

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

Wed Jul 29 02:54:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @zachwhalen

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

Thu Jul 30 16:23:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @dancohen

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

Thu Jul 30 21:07:30 +0000 2009

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.

Thu Jul 30 21:08:56 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 30 21:10:54 +0000 2009

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

Thu Jul 30 21:12:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @dancohen

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

Thu Jul 30 21:14:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Ooh, catchy!

Thu Jul 30 21:47:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

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

Thu Jul 30 23:20:38 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 31 17:08:15 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Should that have been "chapterificate"? I *am* easily confused right now.

Fri Jul 31 19:25:52 +0000 2009

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

Fri Jul 31 19:41:47 +0000 2009

A phrase I really need to work on eliminating from my writing: "into the future." Seriously: as opposed to what? Moving into the past?

Fri Jul 31 21:15:12 +0000 2009