2009 08 01 tweets

I'd really like a better term than "multimodal" to say the thing we used to mean when we said "multimedia." Any suggestions?

Mon Aug 03 18:23:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @veek

That's *awesome*.

Mon Aug 03 19:46:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @brettbobley

My sense is while multimedia can include static uses \(like illustration\) the multimodal pushes user engagement beyond reading.

Mon Aug 03 20:15:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @ericbot

Except that the book is mediated, too; it's a little too generic to designate change.

Mon Aug 03 21:06:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @partsnpieces

85 spf sounds like a serious sun-blocking weapon! And daily brushing is an important weapon in the fight against tooth decay.

Tue Aug 04 17:40:53 +0000 2009

So, the March 2009 issue of PMLA just landed in my inbox. I get that print moves slowly, but sheesh.

Wed Aug 05 19:12:49 +0000 2009

Rats. Revising the article into chapter 3 is going to be a lot harder than I'd hoped. Harder than nine days, I fear. Ratsratsratsrats.

Wed Aug 05 20:30:35 +0000 2009

My thoughts about chapterizing keep coming back to the eggs & omelets thing; you have to break the article in order to make a chapter.

Thu Aug 06 17:37:27 +0000 2009

I have a very hard time breaking stuff that works. The problem is that it doesn't work in this context. So: il faut craquer des oeufs.

Thu Aug 06 17:38:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Not yet, but soon, I hope!

Thu Aug 06 20:34:35 +0000 2009

#SCMS tweeps: seeking participant for a workshop on the future of conferencing, esp. w/an interest in economic/ecologic issues. DM or @ me!

Fri Aug 07 19:08:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

More like how to be more ecological by having conferences online. On a space like, I dunno, @mediacommons. For instance. :)

Fri Aug 07 19:14:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @jonbecker

Very cool -- thanks for the link!

Fri Aug 07 19:20:07 +0000 2009

NeoOffice is crashing repeatedly this morning. Beginning to think it doesn't like my book.

Tue Aug 11 15:53:18 +0000 2009

Gah. Press wants endnotes not footnotes. OO/NeoO can either do footnotes or one big endnote dump at end of document w/o chapter divisions.

Tue Aug 11 16:03:52 +0000 2009

Figured out how to place endnotes after each chapter, but it's causing both NeoO and OO to crash repeatedly. Surely there's a better way.

Tue Aug 11 16:04:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

You and me both. I'm about to dig my heels in on this issue and tell the press that I have to deliver the ms with footnotes.

Tue Aug 11 16:16:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

I hope I can get footnotes in the printed text, but the issue now is what I have to deliver to them. Which, ugh.

Tue Aug 11 16:43:11 +0000 2009

Honestly, just let me loose in InDesign and I'll typeset the stupid thing myself.

Tue Aug 11 16:43:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Les Mechanisms sont très importants; il faut les bien comprendre!

Tue Aug 11 17:01:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Wow - that's super cool. Probably more than I can contemplate right now, but I want to learn more!

Tue Aug 11 18:14:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @kwazana

Not quite. About 5 miserable pages to go, plus conclusion. Was trying to distract myself with formatting...

Tue Aug 11 19:27:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @kwazana

Ugh, no. Right now all I have to say is "so now you see, digital scholarship, fight the power, the end." Will prob write it later.

Tue Aug 11 19:38:55 +0000 2009

Sheesh. Twitter goes down for half an hour and already there's a post on the NYT about it? http://bit.ly/eFrpQ I think I know who's outraged

Tue Aug 11 19:51:18 +0000 2009

Hey, so: I pretty much have a draft. \(At least of all but the conclusion, which I may not write until after I put the thing out for review\.\)

Tue Aug 11 22:20:15 +0000 2009

Not sure what to make of the fact that the chapters I wrote this summer are the part I like the least. Perhaps I left the spinach for last.

Tue Aug 11 22:28:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Hey, so do I! This is like metaphorical spinach, not the good stuff. Either that or I didn't work as well this summer as last.

Tue Aug 11 22:43:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @mariabustillos


Tue Aug 11 22:48:29 +0000 2009

I really need a WP plugin that produces pop-up annotations/footnotes. Something Snap-like, but with my text. And not ugly. Any ideas?

Tue Aug 11 23:08:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

It's quite nice but I'm really hoping to get away from the bottom-of-page model. Esp since I argue against the "page" metaphor!

Tue Aug 11 23:23:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @sivavaid

That's what I was thinking. Also that the conclusion can be as up-to-date as possible that way.

Tue Aug 11 23:27:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

Hmm. I'll ponder. The problem is I'm publishing the text for discussion in CommentPress, which runs in WPmu, so I may be stuck.

Tue Aug 11 23:28:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @noahwf

Fabulous news - congratulations!

Wed Aug 12 02:46:28 +0000 2009

Wondering if the answer to my popup annotation question is really as easy as using the acronym tag. It's ugly, but it may do the trick.

Wed Aug 12 16:56:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Problem is using JavaScript in a WP post is a major pain, unless there's been some new development while I wasn't looking.

Wed Aug 12 17:04:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @thepalephantom

Yes, I've seen this, and it's great - but I'm trying to break away from the bottom-of-the-page model.

Wed Aug 12 17:10:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Hmm. That may be a solution. I was looking at something like overLIB, but was stuck on the js issue...

Wed Aug 12 17:21:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattbucher

Interesting! Very "Host." Problem is that the main text is going to be in CommentPress, so I'm not sure whether this would work.

Wed Aug 12 17:23:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @clioweb

That would be fabulous!

Wed Aug 12 19:03:42 +0000 2009

In case you didn't know, @clioweb is a supergenius & has solved my footnote issue. Now I really look forward to foisting the ms on you all.

Wed Aug 12 23:04:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

Not at all! I don't have a pub date yet, but expect pre-pub CommentPress release to start in a week or two. Will keep you posted.

Thu Aug 13 00:28:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @nickmirzoeff

Yes, thanks! Am working on a draft today; will share when ready.

Thu Aug 13 16:24:22 +0000 2009

It's awesome that things are so well landscaped around here, but ENOUGH WITH THE FREAKING WEED WHACKERS ALREADY. You're killing me, guys.

Fri Aug 14 15:29:02 +0000 2009

Aaaand: the manuscript is submitted.

Fri Aug 14 17:39:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome


Fri Aug 14 17:45:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

If all goes according to plan, as early as the end of next week...

Fri Aug 14 17:46:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Really! I've got CP ready to go. Once the sysadmin installs WPmu and I can get the data in \(and get my editor's ok\), it's on.

Fri Aug 14 17:55:44 +0000 2009

New blog post: Um... Is This Thing On? http://bit.ly/QiCQu

Fri Aug 14 17:56:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

"Relax." I seem to have heard this word somewhere before, but I'm not placing it.

Fri Aug 14 17:58:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

My Intro Dig Media Studies course in the spring was entirely paper-/bookless; so nice to have everything available online.

Sat Aug 15 18:47:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

A physicist calculated that if he pushed all the way to the end of his 9.69 Olympic race he'd have finished in 9.55. Amazing.

Sun Aug 16 22:56:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

That's crazy.

Sun Aug 16 23:12:12 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Holy crap.

Sun Aug 16 23:47:24 +0000 2009

My morning began with me dropping a full glass of juice on my desk, where it shattered & sprayed juice & glass everywhere. How's yours?

Mon Aug 17 14:30:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @jbj

Ugh! My only one-up here is the presence of all my computer equipment in the juice trajectory. Otherwise, tomatoes are worse.

Mon Aug 17 14:46:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @sramsay

Yes. And now you can finally start speaking your mind, at last! :)

Mon Aug 17 15:50:02 +0000 2009

@sramsay \(p\.s\. congratulations\)

Mon Aug 17 15:50:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @christateston

Can you post it online and say in the syllabus that students are responsible for reading and complying with it?

Mon Aug 17 15:51:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @christateston

Yes. We can set our own policies, but I hated having it in the syllabus. I do walk through it carefully on the first day.

Mon Aug 17 16:00:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @triproftri

Joke! Big joke!

Mon Aug 17 16:01:03 +0000 2009

If I could reinvent grad school, the first thing I'd do would be to require all first-years to take a course in grant/fellowship writing.

Mon Aug 17 16:37:31 +0000 2009

Which is to say: how can I have gotten this far into my career and still suffer like this every time I have to write an application?

Mon Aug 17 16:38:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

While you're at it, vote for mine; Hacking the Ivory Tower w/@MediaCommons & @FlowTV folks: http://bit.ly/iScwx

Mon Aug 17 17:11:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @annehelen

Excellent! I'll get the MediaCommons vote out for us, too.

Mon Aug 17 17:38:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Aw, man. I was really hoping it was possible to get better at this. It's misery right now.

Mon Aug 17 19:31:12 +0000 2009

RT @FlowTV Two Flow-based panels up at SxSW-interactive panel picker. Please vote & retweet! http://bit.ly/36azAf and http://bit.ly/VBYhC

Mon Aug 17 21:44:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

Thanks! Have voted for yours as well. Sounds like a great panel.

Mon Aug 17 21:48:18 +0000 2009

New blog post: The Opposition http://bit.ly/2iEUps

Tue Aug 18 12:38:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @mariabustillos

I'm a big #dork and I'm reading it right now!

Tue Aug 18 19:30:45 +0000 2009

Now boarding for Amsterdam. See you when there's wifi. #stupidat&tintlroamingcharges

Tue Aug 18 19:54:49 +0000 2009

Raging ass who spilled a drink on himself & then complained b/c airline wouldnt provide him with spare pants just taken off plane. Thank god

Tue Aug 18 20:35:54 +0000 2009

In AMS after a blissfully raging-ass-free flt. Dude was bonkers, if you hadn't guessed, insulting staff & threatening lawsuit.

Wed Aug 19 06:54:39 +0000 2009

Gave flight attendant & service mgr my card in case. They handled it all way more professionally than I'd have been capable of doing.

Wed Aug 19 06:56:33 +0000 2009

Now to keep myself awake for 2.5 hours until next flight boards. So paid for wifi, but most of you are asleep & can't help amuse me.

Wed Aug 19 06:59:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @ritaraley

No, he pretty much kept it to yelling for spare pants. Doesn't measure up to recent public crazy, but makes for a bad 9hr flight.

Wed Aug 19 07:13:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Wow. You mean there's a mobile provider even stingier than AT&T?

Wed Aug 19 07:52:16 +0000 2009

3 hrs sleep Monday night. Breakfast between ONT & IAH. Dinner, 2 hrs sleep, & breakfast between IAH & AMS. So how can it be Wednesday?

Wed Aug 19 09:06:00 +0000 2009

Which is to say: I'm delirious. Let's board this flight already so I can sleep a little more.

Wed Aug 19 09:07:02 +0000 2009

Okay, okay, I'm awake. #jetlag

Wed Aug 19 15:33:41 +0000 2009

Replying to @clioweb

No kidding. And they haven't even launched yet!

Wed Aug 19 17:57:41 +0000 2009

Okay! Took an hour nap yesterday once in the hotel, and then slept 9 solid hours last night. Feel fabulous \(but expecting the 3pm crash\).

Thu Aug 20 06:43:22 +0000 2009

Weird sudden optical effect had me worried about oncoming migraine. Turns out a very small bug was crawling around on my glasses lens.

Thu Aug 20 06:59:25 +0000 2009

Things that don't go well together: jet-lag, monster headache, rock festival in the street outside... [1/2]

Thu Aug 20 19:53:28 +0000 2009

...and the discovery that I have to fill 60-90 minutes in tomorrow's defense. [2/2]

Thu Aug 20 19:53:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @JenServenti

Thanks; I'll take that. Or, rather, some non-virtual Advil.

Thu Aug 20 20:30:54 +0000 2009

So here's something I love about Norway, or at least the two Norwegian hotels I've stayed in thus far: gently heated bathroom floors.

Thu Aug 20 21:16:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @brettbobley

Very cool project; I look forward to hearing/seeing more...

Thu Aug 20 21:42:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @brettbobley

Okay, wow. I knew I loved this place.

Fri Aug 21 06:34:39 +0000 2009

Replying to @halavais

Boy, you just want the world, don't you? Next thing you'll be asking for customer service to actually serve customers. Sheesh.

Sat Aug 22 17:38:10 +0000 2009

Major up-side of a birthday spent in Europe: having it last from 12.01 CET to 11.59 PDT. You still have 86 minutes to get your wishes in. :)

Mon Aug 24 05:35:08 +0000 2009

New blog post: On the Run http://bit.ly/285Llk

Mon Aug 24 07:16:45 +0000 2009

Okay, today's travel is seriously kicking my ass. But I'm four hours from home. Tomorrow morning, pre-semester panic begins.

Mon Aug 24 22:20:00 +0000 2009

Home. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Tue Aug 25 03:43:04 +0000 2009

The MLA is now tweeting: RT @mlaconvention: Stay tuned to mlaconvention for news about the MLA's annual mtg in Philadelphia.

Wed Aug 26 21:54:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @triproftri

Dunno, but it's Rosemary Feal who's doing the tweeting. Very, very cool.

Wed Aug 26 22:00:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @johnmjones

That's a very good question. Program cmte meets in a couple of weeks; I hope to press the issue...

Wed Aug 26 22:07:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm glad you're here - it's a great step!

Wed Aug 26 22:13:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @mlaconvention and @johnmjones

An informal poll of folks following me suggests most are willing to pay a modest amt more in conv fees for wifi.

Wed Aug 26 22:25:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @mlaconvention

My sense is many people would happily pay $10, and some a bit more. They'd also like MLA to negotiate w/conf ctrs for access.

Wed Aug 26 22:38:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @mlaconvention

Digital comm \(like Twitter\) is an increasingly important part of the conference experience. It's becoming a necessity.

Wed Aug 26 22:39:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

I spotted that and almost said something myself. It's beginning to look like a new MLA.

Thu Aug 27 00:48:22 +0000 2009

Whenever I need roof access \(e\.g\. for a/c service\), I have to give $50 dep to HOA for a key. Currently have a key, and am tempted to copy.

Thu Aug 27 20:42:38 +0000 2009

@mariabustillos Hey- finished Dorkismo on trip to Norway & LOVED it. Posted rev on Amazon. Can't wait to find out what the next book holds.

Fri Aug 28 16:54:20 +0000 2009

New blog post: Senioring a Young Field http://bit.ly/EOi2k

Fri Aug 28 18:02:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Of course! \(and she is\)

Fri Aug 28 18:22:15 +0000 2009

Need a good essay exploring tension btw series & seriality in television \(esp\. recent tv\), and know I'm missing something. Any suggestions?

Fri Aug 28 18:31:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

That may be the right thing - but I can't remember: how close is it to the "Telling Television Stories" chapter in TV & Am Cult?

Fri Aug 28 18:49:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

I've got a copy, so no worries -- thanks!

Fri Aug 28 18:53:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @midwinter_


Fri Aug 28 20:26:32 +0000 2009

Mac geek cred: my pre-ordered copy of Snow Leopard just arrived via FedEx. Now the dilemma: finish the syllabus, or stop & upgrade?

Fri Aug 28 20:38:54 +0000 2009

Hey, does Tweetie not allow you to block someone directly from the app? Do I really have to log in on the web to block a spammer?

Fri Aug 28 20:41:34 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

Am backed up out the wazoo. Do need to check on application compatibility, though...

Fri Aug 28 20:53:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @cscannella

Insanely so. And even the web interface doesn't make it easy \(the link is easy to overlook\).

Fri Aug 28 20:59:27 +0000 2009

Okay, still need to do some scanning and may shift some things around, but the TV Authorship class is close to ready: http://bit.ly/QEjau

Fri Aug 28 21:04:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @fuzzycontext

Thanks, I'll take a look. I think I've got a couple of good things now, though.

Fri Aug 28 21:24:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @johnmjones

Wait, what? That's... unexpected.

Fri Aug 28 21:24:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @ErikaJL

Two essays from the same issue of VLT \(58\.1\), in fact: @jmittell's and @mznewman's, both of which are perfect for the class.

Fri Aug 28 22:12:54 +0000 2009

Okay, all backed up; have checked for app compatibility & updated a couple. Am about to begin upgrade process. Wish me luck.

Fri Aug 28 22:13:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @ErikaJL

It's called Television Authorship; http://bit.ly/10UI12

Fri Aug 28 22:31:19 +0000 2009

Okay, first load & restart seems good; msg says 33 mins to go.

Fri Aug 28 22:32:43 +0000 2009

Fan running like crazy, but otherwise seems okay. 14 mins to go.

Fri Aug 28 22:42:55 +0000 2009

Post-installation restart. Fingers crossed.

Fri Aug 28 22:53:53 +0000 2009

Hmm. "Where is System Events?" http://yfrog.com/2ajo0j

Fri Aug 28 22:59:15 +0000 2009

I hit "cancel." Mac appears to have shrugged & said whatevs.

Fri Aug 28 23:06:25 +0000 2009

A bit of syncing weirdness \(keychain issue on a remote computer, I think\) but all seems okay.

Fri Aug 28 23:18:46 +0000 2009

But OS9 called & wants its keyboard viewer icon back. http://yfrog.com/27pvkp

Fri Aug 28 23:20:20 +0000 2009

Okay, wow - Exchange 2007 support is INSANELY easy: enter email address & password, & Mail autodiscovers. And that's from home!

Fri Aug 28 23:24:10 +0000 2009

Hmm. At some point I'd synced contacts on my Mac to the Exchange server so now they're in both places. But now can sort work & life.

Fri Aug 28 23:29:13 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

That would be fantastic - let's chat!

Sat Aug 29 06:00:51 +0000 2009

Snow Leopard installation 1 went far easier than 2 and 3 is now messing with me bigtime. Guess I got cocky & Apple's showing me who's boss.

Sun Aug 30 04:06:38 +0000 2009

Most serious Snow Leopard incompatibility so far: Quicksilver. I mostly use it for keystroke program/file launching, but boy, do I miss it.

Sun Aug 30 05:45:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @bantic

Yeah, if I were any more reliant on it, I'd absolutely have waited. The good news is it sorta half works but preferences are borked.

Sun Aug 30 07:02:26 +0000 2009

Wow- lots of responses while I slept! RT @josh_braun The Internetz have grown a solution to the Quicksilver problem http://bit.ly/LV8Mr

Sun Aug 30 16:35:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Probs with some plugins, plus prefs don't work and QS gets attached to the first space you launch it in. But b54 is ok for now

Sun Aug 30 16:49:46 +0000 2009

Just so it's been said: publishing a 260+ page manuscript in readable form online takes a LOT of time. Must find better system.

Sun Aug 30 21:41:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

As a prof of mine once said "disabled" is the one marginalized group that all of us who live long enough will eventually join.

Sun Aug 30 23:35:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @captain_primate

I'm having no trouble at all with the 3.0 beta of 1Password.

Mon Aug 31 14:23:07 +0000 2009