2010 04 01 tweets

New blog post: Revisions http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/revisions/

Thu Apr 01 15:14:27 +0000 2010

When I first read this I thought it said "propose." The reality is less fun, but at least I know it's not April Fools. http://bit.ly/d1xJS6

Thu Apr 01 15:40:56 +0000 2010

"in those days the Mac was derided as a toy, a media poseur's plaything and a shallow triumph of style over substance" http://bit.ly/9UOkW5

Thu Apr 01 16:42:36 +0000 2010

"The iPhone, like the Mac, was derided upon introduction as a plaything, but it transformed the smart-phone landscape" http://bit.ly/csiUH9

Thu Apr 01 16:44:57 +0000 2010

Point being: I don't know what people will do with the iPad yet, but don't count them out. Engaging devices produce unexpected results.

Thu Apr 01 16:49:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @wedaman

Exactly. That you might not program ON the iPad doesn't mean people won't be inspired to program FOR it. Play is inspiring.

Thu Apr 01 16:50:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

No kidding. Hard not to imagine what he'd have done with it.

Thu Apr 01 16:56:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

I saw that exchange, tho not until this morning. It may be a device for consumption, but I think it will inspire new production.

Thu Apr 01 16:59:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

That I also agree with: if computers become appliances, we'll have a problem. But I remain cautiously optimistic.

Thu Apr 01 17:21:42 +0000 2010

I love Thursdays: the one day all week I don't have to be on campus for anything. Today has thus far been spent working in my pajamas. Ahhh.

Thu Apr 01 20:04:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I walked away from Firefox pretty much entirely. I lament not having easy access to @zotero, but it's not worth the pain.

Thu Apr 01 21:16:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

I was telling my students just yesterday about the impossibility of making the Mellon workshop folks here last January go inside.

Thu Apr 01 23:19:31 +0000 2010

Gmail wishlist: I have a "to do" label that I use to collect things, well, to do, as a means of getting them out of my inbox. I wish [1/2]

Fri Apr 02 00:31:35 +0000 2010

that there were a means of making them reappear in my inbox on a certain date, if they haven't been otherwise dealt with. [2/2]

Fri Apr 02 00:32:17 +0000 2010

Good grief. "Don't Stop Believing" just came on in the cafe I'm in. Horrible dissonance: do I flash into The Sopranos or Glee?

Fri Apr 02 00:33:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Ha! Before those two appropriations, that would absolutely have happened, but I think it's been overcome by events.

Fri Apr 02 00:37:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

Oh, no. If anything there was too much Journey. Perhaps it's the desire to repress the memories that has solidified the link.

Fri Apr 02 00:54:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Now that would be worth seeing.

Fri Apr 02 00:54:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @SopranosBlog

I wouldn't think your memories of that song would be particularly good, either.

Fri Apr 02 00:55:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @SopranosBlog

I mostly meant in your Tony persona, for whom that song would be a bummer. But yeah, perfect ending.

Fri Apr 02 01:33:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay and @nowviskie


Fri Apr 02 03:17:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah


Fri Apr 02 03:33:58 +0000 2010

In which I admit to excitement about the fact that I'll be picking up my iPad at 9am tomorrow. http://bit.ly/afaEzI

Fri Apr 02 17:31:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @anniedreshfield


Fri Apr 02 17:50:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @synch101


Fri Apr 02 19:14:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

That's a reasonable question & a very different one from most that are being raised. As I work on the future of reading [1/2]

Fri Apr 02 19:21:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I can justify it \(and write it off\). But if it weren't for that I'd probably at least wait until 2G. [2/2]

Fri Apr 02 19:21:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_


Sat Apr 03 02:04:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Thanks! Seems to me only natural.

Sat Apr 03 02:05:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmcclurken


Sat Apr 03 02:06:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Promise to do so as soon as I get my hands on mine. About which more in a sec.

Sat Apr 03 16:19:17 +0000 2010

Curses! Foiled again. Apple did not get the iPads to the bookstore by 9am as promised; manager is hoping they'll arrive by 10ish. #impatient

Sat Apr 03 16:20:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Was funny in my head, too.

Sat Apr 03 16:52:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

On Google Docs: you can access & read but apparently not edit, unless I'm just not finding the button. Sigh.

Sat Apr 03 18:19:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall


Sat Apr 03 19:10:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Still setting up at this point. Too engrossed to tweet. But will hope to have commentary soon!

Sat Apr 03 19:22:36 +0000 2010

Loading iPad up with stuff. Haven't done much as yet, but so far I'm pleased; wifi/Safari is fast. More reports as I can tear myself away.

Sat Apr 03 19:42:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

Have been having fun setting mine up, tho wish there were an easier way to get app data from iPhone to iPad.

Sat Apr 03 21:32:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

You only have to pay for the connection with the 3G model; I got the wifi only.

Sat Apr 03 21:54:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Yes! All my apps transferred, and those that had released iPad native/universal versions \(like Instapaper\) updated w/no prob.

Sat Apr 03 23:12:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Only issue so far is transferring data for apps that store it on the iPhone rather than on a server \(like Stanza\).

Sat Apr 03 23:13:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell and @loganpoppy

What about the private schools \(like my own\) that are need-blind, resulting in more socio-economic diversity not less?

Sun Apr 04 03:43:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Pomona's different that way; MUCH less prep school here than east-coast SLACs get.

Sun Apr 04 03:49:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

Not exactly; in our usage, need-blind means we commit to funding the full need of any student who's admitted. And "merit" isn't-

Sun Apr 04 03:51:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

just about grades & SATs, but other stuff too. 75% of students are on financial aid; avg. package is 50%. 25% 1st gen college.

Sun Apr 04 03:52:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

And we've stuck to the no-loan policy, even in budget retraction.

Sun Apr 04 03:53:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

Oh, absolutely; it's not perfect. But it's WAY more diverse than you'd expect.

Sun Apr 04 03:54:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

Yes, anxiously awaiting the case.

Sun Apr 04 03:55:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

None yet; they hadn't come in to our bookstore. Did you get one?

Sun Apr 04 05:37:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Oh, I intend to do much showing off in the coming days!

Sun Apr 04 16:50:32 +0000 2010

Have just had to launch Firefox for the first time in ages in order to run a cranky website. When exactly did such a good browser go wrong?

Sun Apr 04 17:32:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

I've completely dropped it other than instances like this, and using Zotero. And even that's become painful.

Sun Apr 04 17:40:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Chrome, 95% of the time. Safari about 4%. And Firefox when I absolutely have to.

Sun Apr 04 17:52:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Which does make me worry a bit for Chrome, but so far I haven't hit a problematic extension.

Sun Apr 04 17:58:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall and @loganpoppy

Haven't had any difficulty with any of my WP installs, but I know others have. Not sure what that's about at all.

Sun Apr 04 18:07:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

That's the one I'm thinking of getting - pretty simple protection for the device plus a little lift for typing.

Sun Apr 04 22:11:41 +0000 2010

I think I just totally felt the shit out of this: http://yfrog.com/j3ch9p Whoa.

Sun Apr 04 22:44:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @christinielsen

A 6.9 in Baja. Criminy.

Sun Apr 04 22:45:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jokeisup

God, me too. That was something. Particularly for being that far away.

Sun Apr 04 22:54:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Afar is the right place to watch from. Shee.

Sun Apr 04 22:54:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Oh, that was no metaphor, mon ami.

Sun Apr 04 23:10:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Totally felt it, but everybody's fine. Except for the cats, who need tranquilizers.

Sun Apr 04 23:37:22 +0000 2010

Baja quake now upgraded to 7.2. Thank god it was deep. #needabeer

Sun Apr 04 23:52:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Not a good introduction to the area! I hope she's okay...

Sun Apr 04 23:53:21 +0000 2010

Gumbo is bubbling. Rice is cooking. Classes for tomorrow are more or less ready. Not a bad Sunday, all told.

Mon Apr 05 00:10:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Yeesh; that's terrifying. It was a pretty slow roller by the time it got up here, but still enough to make everything sway.

Mon Apr 05 00:11:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @JessieNYC and @cscannella

That one looks good! I tend to do chicken & sausage, following a group of recipes in a gumbo/soup ckbk I got yrs ago.

Mon Apr 05 00:24:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

No, metaphor implies conscious association, at least to me. That was just Freaking Out.

Mon Apr 05 04:28:34 +0000 2010

New blog post: Preliminary Thoughts on the iPad http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/preliminary-thoughts-on-the-ipad/

Mon Apr 05 16:39:24 +0000 2010

So if you had a site that you must read that won't run on a modern Mac browser \(Chrome, Safari, and Firefox are all out\) what would you use?

Mon Apr 05 18:20:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Talan Memmott's Lexia to Perplexia. Apparently runs on Windows machines but not on Mac. Including Opera, which I've now tried too.

Mon Apr 05 18:27:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Brilliant idea, but sadly, it doesn't work for this site. Rats.

Mon Apr 05 18:43:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Or Netscape 4. Or just a Windows machine. :(

Mon Apr 05 18:43:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Alas, the browsers it emulates are actually too old! I need the Netscape 4/IE 6 sweet spot.

Mon Apr 05 18:44:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Won't run on my Intel-based Mac! I go in search of a Windows machine. :-/

Mon Apr 05 18:57:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

http://bit.ly/d0916D Asking for IE4/NN4. Sheesh. And http://www.dejavu.org/emulator.htm won't work.

Mon Apr 05 19:24:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Ooh, cool. How do I make it pretend to be NN4?

Mon Apr 05 20:05:45 +0000 2010

Gah! Cultured Code! I srsly love Things, but really: $34.95 for the desktop, plus $9.99 for the iPhone, & now $19.99 more for the iPad? Rly?

Mon Apr 05 23:38:52 +0000 2010

Yes, Things for iPad looks nifty. Better than the iPhone version. But asking for $20 more from me may drive me to another task manager.

Mon Apr 05 23:40:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Wise man. Or wise guy. Not sure which is more applicable.

Mon Apr 05 23:45:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

I'm the kind of obsessive that needs to be able to find out what I'm procrastinating on NOW.

Mon Apr 05 23:46:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

You & me both. One tires of "2.9.13." Onward, already.

Tue Apr 06 03:56:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate and @jcmeloni

Not I.

Tue Apr 06 04:07:40 +0000 2010

New blog post: The Late Age of Print, Audio Edition http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-late-age-of-print-audio-edition/

Tue Apr 06 15:42:57 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New at ProfHacker: Initial Thoughts about the iPad - by @kfitz http://bit.ly/cLGg2m

Tue Apr 06 18:58:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

You go, Brian!

Wed Apr 07 01:06:21 +0000 2010

In which I continue pondering my revisions: http://bit.ly/awnMm2

Wed Apr 07 15:55:07 +0000 2010

Demonstrating Twitter to my Intro Digital Media Studies class. Say hi!

Wed Apr 07 21:13:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

Many of them "have" the Twitter, but only a few actively use it.

Wed Apr 07 21:20:34 +0000 2010

Thanks, all; my students were suitably impressed. \(Not least by the two unconnected "rockstar" comments\!\)

Wed Apr 07 21:36:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @bighandsome

You mean "department." Of course, we're still in the basement, but we do have better toys now.

Wed Apr 07 21:38:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @goodbyewaffles

Hey there! I didn't know you were on here.

Wed Apr 07 21:38:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Alas, it was a pretty brief window \(it was late in the class\).

Wed Apr 07 21:53:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @anniedreshfield

I was surprised by that, too!

Wed Apr 07 22:05:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @mikejolk

Indeed. My male cat was being mean & my vet told me to stop free-feeding. When food wasn't always available, he became much nicer!

Wed Apr 07 22:18:39 +0000 2010

My Writing Machines wants to know whether any of Shelley Jackson's "words" have received a copy of the story as yet. Any words out there?

Wed Apr 07 22:45:36 +0000 2010

My Writing Machines *class* wants to know, that is.

Wed Apr 07 22:49:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Thanks, G; the FAQ was ambiguous.

Thu Apr 08 02:56:39 +0000 2010

New blog post: We'll Be Right Back, After These Messages http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/well-be-right-back-after-these-messages/

Thu Apr 08 20:00:00 +0000 2010

My meditation on David Lipsky's book on David Foster Wallace, on the B&N Review: http://bit.ly/a0CIQU

Fri Apr 09 14:45:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @wedaman

Fast switching between apps would be nice; on my iPhone 3G moving between 1Password and Safari, for instance, is a pain.

Fri Apr 09 16:15:42 +0000 2010

Hey, if you have an iPad and a lot of PDFs, iAnnotate rocks.

Fri Apr 09 23:00:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Sheesh. Also, even more call for Google to make with the writeability of Docs on the iPad!

Fri Apr 09 23:01:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @alicetiara

Yay, you!

Fri Apr 09 23:02:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

There's a pencil tool if your hand is steady. Also a variety of other tools: highlighting, bookmarks, annotations, underlining, etc

Fri Apr 09 23:47:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

I suspect you could if you have a stylus that works with an iPhone, but \(from just having tried\) not just any stylus will do.

Sat Apr 10 00:05:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Surprisingly enough, I think Apple has one it would be willing to sell you.

Sat Apr 10 00:10:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

On the other hand, there's this: http://lifehacker.com/5513520/make-a-cheap-stylus-for-ipad-and-other-touchscreen-devices

Sat Apr 10 00:25:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Eek - does this mean Tweetie's going to get saddled with the native RTs in the desktop app, too?

Sat Apr 10 04:20:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Actually, I've read reports that say that Google's aware the problem is on their end, and that they're working on it.

Sat Apr 10 04:22:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah


Sun Apr 11 16:05:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @j_l_r


Sun Apr 11 19:57:06 +0000 2010

Have spent much of the last nine hours resisting the onset of operations of the stomach virus that I fear has got me. Ugh.

Mon Apr 12 16:38:09 +0000 2010

Now trying to decide whether to go ahead and cancel the day or to keep fighting.

Mon Apr 12 16:44:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Got confirmation from a Droid user that GDocs doesn't work on the Android mobile browser either; it's a Google-side issue.

Mon Apr 12 20:48:48 +0000 2010

FYI: the iPad is thus far the world's greatest invention for the day home sick in bed. That is all.

Mon Apr 12 23:08:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @noradio

Typing gets quicker, quickly. Still some glitches, & I hate that the apostrophe is on the # screen, but with a little practice...

Tue Apr 13 03:14:37 +0000 2010

New blog post: More Gloating About My iPad http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/more-gloating-about-my-ipad/

Tue Apr 13 17:30:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @d_kompare

Oh, man, does THAT take me back. RT @ebertchicago: Ken Nordine turns 90. The voice. http://j.mp/aArEm2

Tue Apr 13 18:01:21 +0000 2010

Since this has apparently become the moment to say so, knock 'em dead tomorrow, @jcmeloni. \(Not literally\. You know\.\)

Tue Apr 13 18:50:17 +0000 2010

RT @brettbobley: Digital Humanities Symposium at Dartmouth, May 14th: http://bit.ly/9VoWcm // see also http://bit.ly/9VwVbT - I'll be there!

Tue Apr 13 18:51:35 +0000 2010

You know what's amazing? Signing up to do something for free, because it's awesome, and then finding out afterward that they're paying you!

Tue Apr 13 20:17:56 +0000 2010

You know what's way less awesome? Finding a huge project you'd forgotten about in your inbox. And it's due in two weeks.

Tue Apr 13 20:29:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

i.e., have not blown oneself up yet.

Tue Apr 13 22:53:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @s2ceball

YAY! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tue Apr 13 23:40:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @d_kompare

Because that was about PATRIOTism. Duh!

Wed Apr 14 15:03:33 +0000 2010

RT @mediacommons: CFP for a new cluster at The New Everyday \(an MC project\): "Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions." http://bit.ly/9CTIFW

Wed Apr 14 17:12:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball

Hey, look; it's a person! :)

Wed Apr 14 17:13:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

YAY!!! So glad to hear that - and good on Emory/CLIR!

Wed Apr 14 18:22:23 +0000 2010

@rachaelsullivan Many congrats, indeed!

Wed Apr 14 18:52:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

WOO-HOO! Congrats, Dr. Meloni!

Wed Apr 14 23:03:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

You know, there are a lot of people who would pay good money for that.

Wed Apr 14 23:05:00 +0000 2010

Seriously contemplating dumping a professional organization membership; haven't been to that conf in years & am unlikely to go soon.

Wed Apr 14 23:57:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

If you are uncomfortable enough to ask, yes.

Thu Apr 15 00:19:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

A relationship between the last two tweets?

Thu Apr 15 01:58:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

I was thinking your roommates were showing you proper headstand technique, as improper headstands had caused you to enjoy tax law.

Thu Apr 15 15:17:43 +0000 2010

Aw, hell yeah: Zotero lifts \(one corner of\) the curtain on its skunk works: standalone version prototype http://is.gd/busg5 /via @dancohen

Thu Apr 15 21:31:25 +0000 2010

The audio of my #NITLE Summit keynote is available on the NITLE website: http://www.nitle.org

Thu Apr 15 21:38:34 +0000 2010

New blog post: This One Goes to 11. http://bit.ly/bwvc42

Thu Apr 15 22:20:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Not at all! Happy to do anything I can to help.

Fri Apr 16 19:11:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @anniedreshfield

I can take zero credit; thank whoever produced the theme I'm using. I only wish I were that cool.

Sat Apr 17 06:04:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj and @jcmeloni

I almost left a comment on your post earlier today saying a slightly cooler variant of "Ooh! Me! Ooh! Me!" So I'm in.

Sat Apr 17 06:06:33 +0000 2010

My delete key has stopped working in text input boxes in Chrome. What gives?

Sat Apr 17 14:48:49 +0000 2010

And, like that, it's back. Go figure.

Sat Apr 17 14:53:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas, @mkgold and @jcmeloni

Was in Palm Springs today so just got to see this thread, which is made of awesome. I may change my name.

Sun Apr 18 01:52:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas, @mkgold and @jcmeloni

Interesting question. There are folks I know by Twitter id better than name but also vice versa. A research q?

Sun Apr 18 15:28:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @mattthomas

That's it exactly. There are ppl w/unique handles whose names I have to look up, and ppl whose handles I forget.

Sun Apr 18 17:54:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_


Sun Apr 18 20:46:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Two further thoughts: \(1\) Weird that it wouldn't work on Android, then, and \(2\) Have you tried Opera?

Sun Apr 18 21:08:44 +0000 2010

Just took the first run/walk I've done in ages. Did you know that running is harder than walking?

Sun Apr 18 22:48:00 +0000 2010

Also: getting started running again after a long layoff does *not* get easier after 40. True fact.

Sun Apr 18 22:48:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

You know, I've heard someone mention it but have never looked into it.

Sun Apr 18 22:54:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Hmm. I'll check it out, definitely being one of those.

Sun Apr 18 22:59:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Dude, I medalled in that.

Sun Apr 18 22:59:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @urbanhumanist

I'm not even at the point where I can begin contemplating rebuilding base. I'm back in the "how do you do this again" stage.

Sun Apr 18 23:13:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ooh, I hope you're doing okay - you've had a heck of a six months, not to mention a last week...

Mon Apr 19 05:13:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @rachaelsullivan


Mon Apr 19 05:22:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Just occurred to me to ask: do you need me to register? #du10

Mon Apr 19 16:47:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

Seems unlikely; too much room for confusion between 4th generation hardware, 4G network, and iPhone 4 OS...

Mon Apr 19 17:28:56 +0000 2010

Beginning the first major road test for the iPad, on my way to NYC. Boingo access is working. More from the road.

Tue Apr 20 13:01:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Now *that* would be worth the iPad cost!

Tue Apr 20 13:13:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Nope - I'm headed to NYC now, but will be back for next weekend's festivities!

Tue Apr 20 17:42:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Will definitely see you there! #du10

Wed Apr 21 03:13:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

See you there! Um, here. You know.

Wed Apr 21 04:08:41 +0000 2010

Sitting in the New Platforms workshop at #du10, hanging with @brettbobley. Right now, introductions.

Wed Apr 21 14:10:11 +0000 2010

Joe Bisz on game-based learning initiative at CUNY. #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:21:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @s2ceball

Dude, why can't I be in four rooms at once? #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:34:54 +0000 2010

Avi Santo presenting on @mediacommons #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:46:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @s2ceball

Woo-hoo! More on Planned Obsolescence to come during the panel this afternoon. #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:47:55 +0000 2010

@mediacommons user profile system built with the support of an NEH Digital Start-up Grant. #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:48:39 +0000 2010

Avi demoing Shakespeare Quarterly Open Review project at MediaCommons: http://bit.ly/askUFo #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:50:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @s2ceball

Yup! Have published a little about the issue in ISQ but more forthcoming in print version's conclusion. http://bit.ly/aQEZtF #du10

Wed Apr 21 14:59:56 +0000 2010

doesn't understand why tenure and peer-review should continue as gatekeeping...doesn't seem a useful model to continue #du10 \(via @s2ceball\)

Wed Apr 21 15:01:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Is the idea filtering instead of gatekeeping? Not that there's no assessment of quality, but that it's not done pre-pub. #du10

Wed Apr 21 15:03:21 +0000 2010

CHNM projects being presented by @foundhistory #du10

Wed Apr 21 15:04:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @ricksva

gatekeeping = pre-pub review that determines what gets published, vs. filtering = post-pub review of quality/importance

Wed Apr 21 15:06:34 +0000 2010

.@foundhistory: not just interested in technical platforms, but also hackability of social platforms \(conference, journal, library\) #du10

Wed Apr 21 15:12:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @ricksva

Yes, but peer review is now a gatekeeping process, and I favor turning it into a post-pub filtering process, tenure entirely aside.

Wed Apr 21 15:19:13 +0000 2010

Ben Vershbow on the history of the Institute for the Future of the Book's projects, incl Gamer Theory. http://bit.ly/90cwtX #du10

Wed Apr 21 15:24:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @ricksva

Probably best to read the peer review chapter; it's a complex argument. http://bit.ly/37LV7P

Wed Apr 21 15:32:29 +0000 2010

reviewing feed for #du10 #academicauthority panel: the underlying issue w digital t&p is lack of transparency. /via @s2ceball [Hell, yeah.]

Wed Apr 21 16:00:00 +0000 2010

About to begin plenary panel "A Digital Future?" with @epistemographer, Phil Pochoda, & Ana Laura Martinez \(via Skype from Paraguay\!\) #du10

Wed Apr 21 17:37:41 +0000 2010

\(And me, in case that isn't clear\.\) #du10

Wed Apr 21 17:38:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

Thanks, @jcmeloni !

Wed Apr 21 17:43:31 +0000 2010

You're giving away trade secrets, @epistemographer. #du10

Wed Apr 21 17:44:04 +0000 2010

87 slides in 15-20 minutes; think I can do it? #du10

Wed Apr 21 17:45:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

I think you meant to say "Fitzpatrick style." I put a Creative Commons license on it, so Larry could remix it.

Wed Apr 21 17:47:38 +0000 2010

Ana Laura Martinez was of course in Uruguay, not Paraguay. Stupid pre-presentation jitters. #du10

Wed Apr 21 18:07:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

90% are 1-2 words.

Wed Apr 21 18:09:15 +0000 2010

@epistemographer on "some library stuff that hopefully resonates" #du10

Wed Apr 21 18:09:44 +0000 2010

@epistemographer: need to find ways to combine internal/expert knowledge with external/crowdsourced knowledge. #du10

Wed Apr 21 18:14:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @mickimcgee


Wed Apr 21 18:52:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @aaronknoll

Thanks! I agree- tho a UC study shows that the most conserv sector of academia now is tenuretrack asst profs \(too much to lose\).

Wed Apr 21 19:00:05 +0000 2010

In case you're keeping score: 87 slides; 19:47. Heh. #du10

Wed Apr 21 19:02:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

First question was abt the fate of online version of my project; second was which \(online/print\) would be authoritative. #du10

Wed Apr 21 19:09:59 +0000 2010

Q from @brettbobley for Phil Pochoda about press budget vs library budget for journal acquisitions. #du10

Wed Apr 21 19:10:38 +0000 2010

Phil Pochoda: there's money enough in unis to solve the crisis, but change won't come without a disaster first. #du10

Wed Apr 21 19:13:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

Any Hershey's Dark? #du10

Wed Apr 21 19:50:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @mac734

Thank you!

Wed Apr 21 19:50:41 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid's keynote at #du10 starting: "'The Classroom is Sacred: 21 Lessons About Digitization Without Commercialization" \(via @mkgold\)

Wed Apr 21 22:41:14 +0000 2010

@sivavaid playing grumpy old man for purposes of tonight's talk #du10

Wed Apr 21 22:42:50 +0000 2010

@sivavaid: focusing on teaching; valuing both tradition and experimentation #du10

Wed Apr 21 22:43:58 +0000 2010

@sivavaid: The wrong reason to teach online is to save costs \(the right reason is to reach those students who can't reach you\). #du10

Wed Apr 21 23:15:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Thank YOU, Matt; it was an amazing day. #du10

Thu Apr 22 04:56:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ooh! Did you write one on PHP? Learning it/MySQL properly is one of my summer projects!

Thu Apr 22 12:07:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Eep. I should search before I ask! Was a knee-jerk resp bc I've enjoyed TYHTMLCSS so much that I want you to teach me more.

Thu Apr 22 12:26:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Totally did not take it as snark; in fact, I thought "crud, should have searched" as soon as I hit send. :)

Thu Apr 22 12:50:36 +0000 2010

Dear people who think you know how to do my job: I'd prefer it if you'd just go ahead and do it for me. Thanks!

Fri Apr 23 21:59:34 +0000 2010

No really, I wasn't kidding. #grrrr

Fri Apr 23 22:16:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

Hey, cool - what's the panel, and who's the presenter?

Fri Apr 23 22:21:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

Take healthy fruit-based smoothie; add vodka. Blend. :)

Fri Apr 23 22:22:43 +0000 2010

@billiehara PS: Send me one.

Fri Apr 23 22:25:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah


Fri Apr 23 22:25:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

Oh, wonderful. So sorry not to be there!

Fri Apr 23 22:33:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @billiehara

You think there's an NEH SUG in that?

Fri Apr 23 22:34:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

A very long straw.

Fri Apr 23 22:37:31 +0000 2010

Okay, whatever it was I was so aggravated about yesterday, it was nothing that 9.5 hours of sleep couldn't cure. Or at least make me forget.

Sat Apr 24 14:52:04 +0000 2010

The utterly insane Wednesday deadline has been turned into a manageable Monday dl, a reasonable Wednesday dl, and a crazy Sunday dl... [1/2]

Sun Apr 25 19:46:04 +0000 2010

...which, almost having met tomorrow's deadline, makes me want to take the afternoon off and watch last week's episode of Lost. [2/2]

Sun Apr 25 19:46:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm still plugging along but the plugging is slowing a bit. Of course, my end of the web crisis was spent sitting & waiting.

Sun Apr 25 20:22:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Must all begin to feel like déjà vu after a while!

Sun Apr 25 21:02:33 +0000 2010

\(mega\)blogged: "Uninvited Guests:" http://is.gd/bHFKv \(regarding twitter at invitation\-only academic events\) /via @nowviskie

Sun Apr 25 22:40:44 +0000 2010

Three to go, and then I'm talking a break. Phew.

Sun Apr 25 23:28:33 +0000 2010

Taking a break, that is. But I'm talking about how much I need a break, I guess...

Sun Apr 25 23:29:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Our pioneer forebears had these devices that required etched vinyl in order to produce sound. How quaint!

Sun Apr 25 23:39:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Right there with you; would be a real game-changer.

Sun Apr 25 23:42:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yeah, trust me. Thank goodness for that spreadsheet.

Mon Apr 26 00:21:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm all for your interpretation!

Mon Apr 26 00:31:10 +0000 2010

You know what's completely awesome? When you forgot you promised someone you'd do something & then it lands on your desk this week. Sigh.

Mon Apr 26 18:44:51 +0000 2010

I think this may be a recurring theme.

Mon Apr 26 18:45:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Have I told you today how much you rock? I think I have failed to do so.

Tue Apr 27 01:15:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That probably seemed out of context; I was catching up & spotted you being encouraged in your retrain the world program!

Tue Apr 27 01:38:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench, @captain_primate and @jcmeloni

The heck with it. If the next week goes as it ought, the first round's on me.

Tue Apr 27 04:04:22 +0000 2010

Simplenote now comes in an iPhone/iPad universal version. This is HUGE.

Tue Apr 27 14:50:23 +0000 2010

Deadline 2 of 3 met. Deadline 3 is the killer. Wish me luck, everyone.

Wed Apr 28 01:44:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Awesome. I really needed that!

Wed Apr 28 01:48:01 +0000 2010

Catching up on FlashForward. Hard to suspend disbelief in the Hong Kong episode, since the airport is actually Ontario, 10 miles from here.

Wed Apr 28 04:57:39 +0000 2010

Good grief. I thought I was doing well with this task, but I just did the math & figured out I'm precisely one item over halfway done.

Wed Apr 28 14:05:49 +0000 2010

With effectively three days to go. Must. Move. Faster.

Wed Apr 28 14:07:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

"old-fashioned iPods" is perhaps the best phrase I've read this morning.

Wed Apr 28 15:32:15 +0000 2010

@amandafrench If the form you were working on was the macronym, what would you call the recursive acronym, e.g. GNU, WINE?

Wed Apr 28 19:50:12 +0000 2010

223 down; 158 to go. And now I go teach for six hours. [/whinge]

Wed Apr 28 20:07:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I shall crash the machinery of scholarly publishing through sheer overload. Mwa-ha-ha!

Wed Apr 28 20:32:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Ooh! Would you mind sending it to me, too? My library doesn't carry it and I'm too impatient for ILL.

Thu Apr 29 06:38:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Saw that in the middle of the Kindle book I was reading last night on my iPad - completely freaked me out. No idea it was there.

Thu Apr 29 16:38:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_


Fri Apr 30 03:54:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Perhaps we should call them the "Oh god please let there be a" conferences. #futureofjournalism

Fri Apr 30 16:49:39 +0000 2010

"Black Students Experience More Online Bias Than Whites." You don't say, @chronicle. http://bit.ly/awLRlC

Fri Apr 30 20:37:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @Kylewarneck

If you're around between 2 and 4, come by the MS reception!

Fri Apr 30 20:39:46 +0000 2010

The season I refer to as "Death By Reception" begins in 3... 2...

Fri Apr 30 20:52:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

There was at this one. Many of them, alas, are lemonade-only. And the same lemonade at all of them.

Fri Apr 30 23:09:52 +0000 2010