2010 05 01 tweets

Replying to @annehelen and @crsbecker

All of mine are doing this, too, & makes me nuts. Has made me wonder if this is how HS are teaching transition.

Sat May 01 15:22:55 +0000 2010

A mere 120 to go. \(One day soon, I hope to have something else of interest to say\.\)

Sat May 01 17:58:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley and @jenserventi

Dude, I brought my laser last time but they made me leave it outside the Old Post Office.

Sun May 02 02:45:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

"It's okay, sir; I'm a digital humanist." I like it.

Sun May 02 03:16:03 +0000 2010

Stopped for dinner with 74 to go. There was beer. Suspect I may not make it much further. Beginning to download for the plane. *sigh*

Sun May 02 03:46:24 +0000 2010

Waiting to take off for IAH, on my way to NYC for MLA. Have a teeny bit of work to do on the way. Keep the coffee coming, Continental!

Sun May 02 13:46:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Writey is definitely good. It's particularly appealing when you're facing moving house, or a stack of thankless admin tasks.

Sun May 02 17:56:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Hahahahahahaha. Haha. Ha. Um.

Mon May 03 11:11:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

You know, I was thinking of suggesting that to @mlaconvention; would certainly make for a more amusing process.

Mon May 03 11:34:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

But then some smart aleck would figure out the URL shortener, and we'd be back where we started.

Mon May 03 11:35:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

One IS cognizant of one's privilege, thanks, as I do note in the post. Also, most such leaves are grant/fellowship funded.

Mon May 03 19:25:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

And I take that point. But some grad students are on non-teaching fellowships, so it's not a grad/faculty divide.

Mon May 03 19:39:02 +0000 2010

If someone told you you were in a "d&d free workplace," what would you take that to mean?

Mon May 03 23:31:03 +0000 2010

That's what *I* thought!

Mon May 03 23:50:22 +0000 2010

Congratulations, @cgbrooke! Collin Brooke wins Computers & Composition Distinguished Book Award for Lingua Fracta! \(via @kakennedy\)

Tue May 04 01:09:56 +0000 2010

So, on the "d&d free" issue: I immediately leapt to d20s too, but it turns out that the reference was way more 1980s personal ads than that.

Tue May 04 01:13:09 +0000 2010

HA! \(Wish I could elaborate, but can't just yet\. Soon, I swear\.\)

Tue May 04 02:25:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Wrong 1980s. Think craigslist, but earlier.

Tue May 04 02:34:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

It's even better than that, though it does rely on a delicious ambiguity between vindication and vindictiveness.

Tue May 04 02:36:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Unofficially, yes. I'll announce once it's official...

Tue May 04 02:58:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Fantastic - yes! I'll look forward to it. \(Alas, I have to leave Dartmouth abt 4 for my flight, but it'll be great to see you\.\)

Tue May 04 03:04:54 +0000 2010

Departing LGA for IAH after two exhausting and exhilarating days at the MLA. Now to catch up on everything I let drop for the last 2 weeks.

Tue May 04 20:44:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid

It's increased Kindle sales to me by infinity percent. Before iPad, 0; since, 3, all bought bc unavailable in iBooks

Thu May 06 07:05:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

That was the very first album I ever bought. I look back on that with amazement, being like 11 & devoid of taste at the time.

Thu May 06 15:22:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Actually, I don't find it embarrassing - pretty astonishing to have my first album be one I'd still be willing to listen to.

Thu May 06 15:41:44 +0000 2010

Feeling rilly sentimental about the end of the semester. Not just that I'm going on leave - I'll miss these particular classes. A lot.

Fri May 07 02:19:29 +0000 2010

Do you know if the order in which schools were admitted to "thefacebook.com" during its first year or so is available anywhere? #lazyweb

Fri May 07 19:25:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff

That one's more or less what I know: Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia > Ivies > whoever. I'm curious about the order of whoever.

Fri May 07 20:04:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff

But honestly, it doesn't really matter; I'm getting myself bogged down in a side point. :-/ Thanks anyhow!

Fri May 07 20:05:52 +0000 2010

Ohmygoodness, whataweek.

Sat May 08 06:29:37 +0000 2010

Editing together video for a talk I won't be here to give on Friday. Starting to think I may have made this more complicated than necessary.

Sat May 08 21:27:04 +0000 2010

Suddenly feel... what is this bizarre sensation? As though I'm actually on top of all my deadlines? As though panic is not imminent? Weird.

Mon May 10 00:03:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Okay, that worked a little better than I hope you actually meant it to. \(Instant brain response: Crap\! Which one?\!?\)

Mon May 10 00:05:49 +0000 2010

Am officially at the point in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at which I'm starting to drag my heels, not wanting it to end.

Mon May 10 02:14:21 +0000 2010

And yes, that means I'm reading a novel tonight. So there.

Mon May 10 02:14:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Yes, absolutely. The best kind of work!

Mon May 10 04:38:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

We have 0 from dept. All $ is awarded at the college level. In prev yrs, fac got 2 funded trips; this yr, 1. \(I self\-funded 4\.\)

Mon May 10 13:43:54 +0000 2010

The semester must be nearly over because I'm thinking about things like the relative merits of DevonThink and Evernote.

Mon May 10 15:30:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Your post that mentioned Evernote on the iPad has me thinking about switching. DT is super powerful, but w/too much overhead.

Mon May 10 15:51:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @janineutell

DT is another info mgt tool, in some ways way more powerful than Evernote \(contextual searching etc\), but maybe a bit too much.

Mon May 10 15:52:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

One word for you: Scantron. \(Seriously, you are a better man than I; there's no way I could manage that\.\)

Mon May 10 20:16:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

I get that. I frown on them too, but SHEESH already.

Mon May 10 20:25:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

I definitely hear that - I spent 11 yrs split btw 2 depts, and we never get TAs. But we are lucky to have small classes!

Mon May 10 20:40:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

I can't imagine having large classes with that much grading and no TA support. I send you speedy grading vibes.

Mon May 10 20:41:19 +0000 2010

New blog post: Time Will Tell, But Epistemology Won't: The Richard Rorty Archive http://bit.ly/czqLiT

Mon May 10 22:32:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

I finished it last night; it pays off quite well. Will look forward to hearing what you think.

Tue May 11 03:34:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

They are, aren't they? I loved that.

Tue May 11 03:42:59 +0000 2010

This is why I don't commute to L.A. http://yfrog.com/2g9m1j

Tue May 11 15:42:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

I did the same, but finally caved - the iPad version is really nice. But I still resent the triple charge.

Wed May 12 14:02:05 +0000 2010

Seriously contemplating a switch from DT to Evernote; like the ease of use & low overhead. But need a fan to tell me: should I go premium?

Wed May 12 17:17:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @budtheteacher

That's nice to know, thanks!

Wed May 12 17:26:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Actually, that's a good point; I'm going to be moving a lot of stuff. And I like the any-file-format feature...

Wed May 12 17:27:43 +0000 2010

The one thing that's irritating me so far about Evernote is that txt is a premium-only file format. Really?

Wed May 12 17:35:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

I've got THOUSANDS of them. Okay, hundreds. But still. May upgrade just so I can drag & drop.

Wed May 12 17:38:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Ooh! Tell me how you like it - I've been contemplating one too!

Wed May 12 17:38:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Yes, of course; the challenge is wanting to get my hundreds of txt files *into* Evernote.

Wed May 12 17:51:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @michaeldroy

DevonThink - amazingly powerful information/document manager, but way more than I really need & w/o Evernote's syncing ability.

Wed May 12 18:52:53 +0000 2010

Sigh. That was me: Found nifty txt/rtf-to-Evernote importing script: http://bit.ly/a7IiFZ

Wed May 12 19:00:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill

It's more for notetaking than for citation organization...

Wed May 12 21:10:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @philnel

About the same time "relatable" became a word, I think. *sigh*

Thu May 13 04:39:29 +0000 2010

Onboard, awaiting takeoff. Will be my first flight with wifi. Join us in the 21st century, Continental! Um, United. Uninental? Continited?

Thu May 13 13:56:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Go, Julie!

Thu May 13 14:14:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

That sounds about right.

Thu May 13 17:05:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Ooh, let me know if you get good recs. I'm not planning on trading the 12-yr-old Civic in any time soon but wish it were iPodable.

Thu May 13 18:53:10 +0000 2010

Have gotten just about everything from one database migrated from DevonThink to Evernote. Some cleaning up to do, but seems good.

Thu May 13 18:57:20 +0000 2010

5 hour flight with wifi went by in a flash. 3 hour drive thereafter, a bit less so. Thank goodness it's gorgeous out there.

Thu May 13 22:48:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

So sorry to have missed today's session! Hanover says hi, though.

Thu May 13 22:49:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Hey there. Yeah, I'm here - let's definitely plan on lunch!

Fri May 14 01:10:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Soap operas!

Fri May 14 01:10:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @ironmanx28

NO!!! I'm... horrified. Furious! How can this possibly be? I'm so sorry, Steve...

Fri May 14 01:12:05 +0000 2010

Dartmouth Digital Humanities symposium beginning. No word of a hashtag. I vote for #dighum, which produces nothing on search right now.

Fri May 14 13:05:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell and @mandellc

That would work. Or #DartDH, which frees up a few extra characters.

Fri May 14 13:07:47 +0000 2010

#DartDH is livestreaming at http://bit.ly/DartDigHumStream - program at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dighum/program.html

Fri May 14 13:11:44 +0000 2010

Mary Flanagan kicking off #DartDH with "The Digital Humanities Today."

Fri May 14 13:16:52 +0000 2010

Mary Flanagan on multiplicity of DH: "The day we define it in a lockstep way is the day I'm working in a new field." #DartDH

Fri May 14 13:19:53 +0000 2010

@brettbobley Will do!

Fri May 14 13:44:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @d_kompare

*sigh* Was talking with @jmittell and didn't realize I should have been ready for my closeup!

Fri May 14 14:03:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @ninabeth

Whoops. Guess I should have realized that that big camera right in front of me might be live. #DartDH

Fri May 14 14:04:29 +0000 2010

Tom Streeter up now at #DartDH, talking about his forthcoming book, The Net Effect \(from my friends at @NYUPress\).

Fri May 14 14:10:59 +0000 2010

Streeter: most powerful force maintainin openness of internet is memory of the romantic stories told about the internet's openness #DartDH

Fri May 14 14:33:20 +0000 2010

Murray: fears among some that if we permit electronic publishing, it'll lead to general erosion of standards \(peer review, quality\) #DartDH

Fri May 14 14:40:45 +0000 2010

Sigh. Remembering why I don't like presenting on a machine other than mine. That was... awkward.

Fri May 14 19:19:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Are you watching? Thanks for the kind words. Felt worse than it was, I hope.

Fri May 14 19:25:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Thank you. At several points I was quite concerned about that - kept losing my own thread in trying to see my presenter notes!

Fri May 14 19:33:32 +0000 2010

On the plane, on my way back to LA. Fantastic day at #DartDH, though, as Echo might say, I wasn't my best. Happily, everyone else rocked.

Sat May 15 01:12:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Same for #rorty! If only that two-places-at-once thing really worked.

Sat May 15 01:22:11 +0000 2010

Okay, enough with the bumpity. New altitude, please. \(This inflight internet is awesome for playing backseat pilot\.\)

Sat May 15 01:29:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

It's probably just as well that I haven't been able to blog/tweet from a plane before now!

Sat May 15 01:40:39 +0000 2010

Somewhere over Missouri. This has been a bumpy day. Hanging on for Sunday evening.

Sat May 15 03:25:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @philnel

About to enter Kansan airspace. So far so good. \(Have a good trip\!\)

Sat May 15 03:49:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

This freaking semester, and everything that has gone along with it, will be OVER.

Sat May 15 03:51:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Though I had a rather lengthy debate about whether Sunday evening was the demarcator I'm looking for. Really middle of next week.

Sat May 15 03:52:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm only 15 hours behind on the Twitter stream, but I was required to swear that you'd show up in person for #mla11.

Tue May 18 17:11:25 +0000 2010

New blog post: A Little \(Self\-\)Promotion http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/a-little-self-promotion/

Tue May 18 17:33:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Oh, just wait; I'll be complaining about the kids today and their music any second now. :)

Tue May 18 17:49:54 +0000 2010

Thanks, all - I'm pretty happy about it, needless to say! As I told the @profhacker crew, first round at @THATCamp is on me.

Tue May 18 17:52:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

You like me! You really like me!

Tue May 18 17:53:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

You did, indeed. Thanks much!

Tue May 18 18:22:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Yeah, you told me about that! Mine should in theory provide an increase in salary, but probably an increase in committee work too.

Tue May 18 20:17:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks, Brett; I'm thrilled, needless to say!

Tue May 18 20:18:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @fearv

And a pipe with a very rich tobacco.

Tue May 18 20:22:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody

Thanks, Jason!

Tue May 18 20:31:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @granolasusan and @jcmeloni

I hear that; I marvel at productive folks with kids. Cats are almost more than I can manage, some days.

Tue May 18 20:33:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @CapitolClio

Thank you - that means a lot to me!

Tue May 18 20:34:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

Thanks, Barbara - see you soon, I hope?

Tue May 18 20:34:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

Yes, definitely. See you there!

Tue May 18 20:47:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

Oh, that's just crazy talk!

Tue May 18 20:47:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Oh yes, all three! There will be much celebration... \(And thanks\!\)

Tue May 18 22:11:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave, @digitalhumanist and @samplereality

My flight gets into DCA at 7pm Friday; if there's Auld Shebeening after 8ish, let me know...

Wed May 19 04:56:27 +0000 2010

I know I'm supposed to sneer at Wave, but both of my spring classes used it to very good effect. I'm happy that accounts are now open.

Wed May 19 16:35:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Pretty much "it didn't save the world after all; ergo, it sucks."

Wed May 19 16:48:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

I think perhaps a @ProfHacker post on just that topic may be in the offing.

Wed May 19 17:09:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I think the iPad has the benefit of Steve's RDF; one you've actually used one, sneering at it becomes much more difficult.

Wed May 19 17:10:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @val_forrestal


Wed May 19 21:47:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @val_forrestal

LOL. Literally.

Wed May 19 21:50:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

I use iAnnotate, which ROCKS. Syncs with a designated folder on your hard drive.

Thu May 20 22:24:17 +0000 2010

How much do I hate the IT assumption that they can manage my work computer better than I can? A lot, that's how much.

Thu May 20 22:59:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @briancroxall

I get into DCA at 7ish. Keep me posted on any whereabouts...

Fri May 21 02:16:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall and @academicdave

Sounds good to me. Haven't a clue where that was, though.

Fri May 21 02:29:26 +0000 2010

Trying to decide if I want to try traveling with the iPad only, instead of bringing the laptop, too. Think this might not be the right trip.

Fri May 21 05:39:12 +0000 2010

IAH, on my way to DCA. It always annoys me to fly between these airports but at least there's no 7ft rakish statue of ol'whatsisname at DCA.

Fri May 21 17:24:53 +0000 2010

I don't suppose that an airport gift shop would have actual cold & sinus meds \(the pseudoephedrine kind, not the weaksauce replacement\)...?

Fri May 21 18:53:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

The way my sinuses feel right now, it'd be worth it. I'll go hunt them down!

Fri May 21 19:08:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Are you sticking around thereafter?

Fri May 21 19:09:11 +0000 2010

Rats; no dice. Only the PE stuff. Thanks for messing it up for everyone, meth industry!

Fri May 21 19:35:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Rats. Well, I'll wave at you from the Metro.

Fri May 21 19:52:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

I'd feel better about the trade if I could breathe while watching it.

Fri May 21 19:54:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @kbusse2 and @kellimarshall

No kidding. Had an interesting convo w/ a pharm once, who thinks the log issue is attempting to regulate sales [1/2]

Fri May 21 19:57:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @kbusse2 and @kellimarshall

rather than purchase - that the prob was pharms selling it out the back door & now they have to be accountable.

Fri May 21 19:58:51 +0000 2010

At DCA metro, waiting what will apparently be 12min for the next blue line train. Don't drink all the beer before I get there, thatcampers.

Fri May 21 23:20:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Excellent. I'm about 5 mins from Vienna; will come out after checking into hotel.

Fri May 21 23:55:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlxJrvs

You made it! Sorry to hear about your crap travel day.

Sat May 22 03:13:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Are you gone? If you can hang on a couple I'll pack up & join you. If not, I'll see you there!

Sat May 22 11:36:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Be right there!

Sat May 22 11:39:01 +0000 2010

#THATCamp is getting started! @dancohen giving us a bit of history and a bit of looking forward.

Sat May 22 13:39:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall and @academicdave

Nobody except @alxjrvs, who is stubbornly insisting that he likes his.

Sat May 22 13:41:13 +0000 2010

Rules of #thatcamp: no grandstanding, no presentations, no slides, no spectators, no hierarchy. On the positive sides: hugs are approved.

Sat May 22 13:43:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

Are you in the house? If so, yay! #thatcamp

Sat May 22 13:45:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Can confirm, except that it was more of a "holy crap" moment.

Sat May 22 13:46:56 +0000 2010

Will confess much as I love my iPad that I'm remembering why I still travel with the MBAir: hate not having notes and Twitter open at once.

Sat May 22 13:52:09 +0000 2010

Unfortunately, most of what I've written over the last 2 years could qualify for #hackacad; I'm having a hard time deciding what to submit.

Sat May 22 14:00:31 +0000 2010

@patrickgmj leading #thatcamp session "Who wants to be a hacker?" Answer: me! A major goal of this sabbatical, in fact.

Sat May 22 14:59:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlxJrvs

I'm in. #thatcamp

Sat May 22 15:05:08 +0000 2010

Only one session of #thatcamp so far and already my head is buzzing. Really looking forward to dreaming up more projects.

Sat May 22 15:42:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

Whoops! At least you're not having to listen to my head-ringtone. #thatcamp

Sat May 22 15:47:31 +0000 2010

Dork shorts at #thatcamp! So far, me, @patrickgmj, @alxjrvs, David Staley.

Sat May 22 16:26:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @historying

Sadly, no; keyboard cat has been replaced with an iPad dinger. But the interface - it's almost like magic!

Sat May 22 16:33:27 +0000 2010

Here comes the @BaronessElsa! #thatcamp

Sat May 22 16:38:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Maybe, but it's about a streaming long manhood. What kind of followers is she after? #thatcamp

Sat May 22 16:47:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @kimonizer

Let's do it! #thatcamp

Sat May 22 17:16:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlxJrvs

From the design patterns room: 1 iPad \(that I can see\), 3 netbooks, 8 MacBooks, 5 Windows laptops, 1 Moleskine. #thatcamp

Sat May 22 17:36:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Didn't realize you were behind me until I saw your tweet! #thatcamp

Sat May 22 17:38:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I've been using Twitterific; really hated the Tweetdeck client.

Sat May 22 18:06:10 +0000 2010

Open Peer Review session Google Doc: http://bit.ly/anFtEM #thatcamp

Sat May 22 18:48:00 +0000 2010

Trying that Open Peer Review Google Doc link again; should be open now. http://bit.ly/anFtEM #thatcamp

Sat May 22 19:05:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Sorry; I'll try harder! #thatcamp

Sat May 22 19:42:14 +0000 2010

RT: "For the most liberal part of the academy, we're the most conservative re: evaluating alternative publishing" --@dancohen #thatcamp

Sat May 22 19:49:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

Not sure I follow you on "questioning impact." The "we" was humanists, who prefer binary up or down peer rev to the mush of impact.

Sat May 22 20:13:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

Cool! I need to know more about Arcade & how it works... #thatcamp

Sat May 22 20:14:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'll never share my hard-earned #mla09 t-shirt! But I'll let adoring fans, um, adore.

Sat May 22 23:27:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @ddchamberlain

not immediately; bar first. Come with!

Sun May 23 00:11:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @ddchamberlain

Thats my plan; the trick will be keeping someone sober enough \(or finding a cab\).

Sun May 23 00:22:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Alas, tonight! Am staying at a hotel in DC. Am at the Auld Shebeen right now, tho.

Sun May 23 01:56:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I thought it was just because I'm REALLY fabulous.

Sun May 23 01:56:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Indeed! We'll have to find another opportunity to plot, I hope before #mla11.

Sun May 23 02:03:03 +0000 2010

Troubleshooting tips from my hotel: if your browser will not display web pages & your laptop has an on/ off switch make sure it's turned on.

Sun May 23 04:19:35 +0000 2010

Yay, I have a suitcase! This will make all. the. difference. At least to those around me tomorrow!

Sun May 23 04:40:28 +0000 2010

In other news, vaguely certain that the hotel front desk staff think some illicit business is being conducted in my room.

Sun May 23 04:42:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Me checking in without a suitcase and then having one delivered to me out front 30 mins later, at 12.45 am.

Sun May 23 04:57:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Which is to say there's No Telling what I'm up to in here.

Sun May 23 04:58:34 +0000 2010

Like @patrickgmj, could not get to sleep for anything last night. Up until after 3, jangling with the excitement of #thatcamp!

Sun May 23 12:51:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

I'd support that proposition. #thatcamp

Sun May 23 16:50:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

Hmm. Good question; I'll need to look into it! #thatcamp

Sun May 23 16:53:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui and @jcmeloni

Yes, yes, yes!

Sun May 23 17:16:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlxJrvs

No worries - will look forward to more soon! #thatcamp

Sun May 23 18:17:22 +0000 2010

Safe trips home, #thatcamp-ers. See many of you soon, I hope!

Sun May 23 19:32:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

Yeah, was at THATCamp yesterday; today & tomorrow at a meeting in DC. Were you at C19?

Sun May 23 19:38:52 +0000 2010

Realizing that I will in fact have to miss the #LOST finale due to a meeting dinner. Will I have to avoid Twitter until I can watch it?

Sun May 23 21:11:00 +0000 2010

And how long before ABC will have it available for streaming?

Sun May 23 21:11:25 +0000 2010

The new Tantalus: I have a bottle of wine. It has a plastic cork. The crap corkscrew it came with cannot make it budge.

Sun May 23 21:39:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

So sorry I had to miss today; yesterday was the best first half of #thatcamp ever. Thanks to you and the rest of @chnm for it!

Sun May 23 21:47:21 +0000 2010

Saved by the bellguys downstairs. Have glass of wine and Stieg Larsson for an hour's relaxation.

Sun May 23 21:49:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Very sorry you won't be joining us, too! It was a productive day today. I'll look forward to more scheming with you soon.

Sun May 23 22:01:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

THATCamp was awesome; journal meeting has been too. Don't fly back to SoCal until Tuesday, tho...

Sun May 23 22:09:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Fantastic seeing you, if not enough. I'll look forward to more at #dh2010 and #sci8!

Sun May 23 22:10:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana


Sun May 23 22:21:30 +0000 2010

First submission for #hackacad: "The Stakes of Disciplinarity" http://bit.ly/cqKeY6

Sun May 23 22:22:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

You mean the whiteboard version? #thatcamp

Sun May 23 22:40:13 +0000 2010

Okay, off to dinner. Pls to get all of your #LOST live-tweeting out of your system before I come back. Or hope I can watch tonight.

Sun May 23 22:56:07 +0000 2010

Back from amazing dinner, waaaaay too late for Lost & even more too early for streaming. Am doomed to avoid Internet for foreseeable future.

Mon May 24 02:37:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Fantastic getting to meet you & spend some time over dinner. I'll hope for more soon!

Mon May 24 02:38:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

That's really driven by your doc rather than by Zotero. Word lets you have notes restart numbering in each chapter...

Mon May 24 19:11:26 +0000 2010

spending the year at NYU, so we'll definitely catch up then, if not before. Sorry to bag so late!

Mon May 24 20:56:03 +0000 2010

Wow, that was awesome.

Mon May 24 21:01:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

No, it was the message that started out as a DM and ended as a live tweet. Whoops. \(Am in mid\-huluing of finale now, tho\.\)

Mon May 24 21:41:48 +0000 2010

Uncertain when I ate the box of razorblades, or why, exactly, but am pretty sure it wasn't a good idea. #ugh

Mon May 24 22:35:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @LookBackMaps

Oh, that is so not good to hear. I have to be on a plane tomorrow at noon. Glad to hear you're better, though!

Mon May 24 23:03:28 +0000 2010

Hoping you'll all forgive or ignore the following tweet.

Tue May 25 01:24:10 +0000 2010

Am seriously hoping that the reverse peristalsis portion of today's festivities is over. But, alas, am not optimistic about it. #iamsick :(

Tue May 25 01:25:54 +0000 2010

PS: this is not the best day I've ever spent in a hotel room. And I do not look forward to attempting to fly home tomorrow.

Tue May 25 01:27:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

You are so kind! I'm actually in DC, and the roomsvc guys have brought me gingerale. Could be much worse!

Tue May 25 01:35:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

thanks so much!

Tue May 25 01:47:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

You & me both, I assure you.

Tue May 25 01:47:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Good grief. I'll stop whining! This is a fiesta by comparison.

Tue May 25 01:48:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks so much, Brett! \(Was going to attempt a joke about government in action, but can't quite put it together\.\)

Tue May 25 02:16:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Thank you so much! Mostly just hoping to fall asleep now.

Tue May 25 02:17:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Hmm. I would be a little worried about what the process might turn the ginger ale into by the time it got approved.

Tue May 25 02:23:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Never did get the Sudafed. Happily, my sinuses cleared up. Cannot say much for the rest of me.

Tue May 25 02:53:49 +0000 2010

Dear digestive tract: awesome D! Way to show those microbes who's boss. But here's the thing, I swear: there is NOTHING left in you. Chill.

Tue May 25 04:30:35 +0000 2010

I seem to have survived. Not exactly planning on rushing out and grabbing a cheeseburger, but I think I'll be able to fly home.

Tue May 25 13:52:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Alas, yes; I need to watch it again. I think I liked it, and I'm pretty sure the puking was unrelated. But I need to check. :)

Tue May 25 13:57:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Me too! I prefer to be left alone when I'm sick, but there's alone and then there's *alone*.

Tue May 25 13:58:45 +0000 2010

Have drunk some ginger ale and eaten a cracker. The world has not come to an end, though it was a little iffy there for a minute.

Tue May 25 16:44:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Ugh, the mere thought. I'm sticking with the ginger ale and crackers for the time being. But thanks.

Tue May 25 16:54:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @jonathanagray

No worries there - trust me.

Tue May 25 17:39:09 +0000 2010

Have made it all the way home without incident. Nonetheless, flying immediately after so much incident was no fun at all. Do NOT recommend.

Wed May 26 03:24:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Would like to propose draft of ch5, "The University," but not sure whether that would work. http://bit.ly/cJqSFv #hackacad

Wed May 26 14:35:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @kakennedy

Happened to my mother once. 2 mo later, we found a pkg of \(no longer\) frozen broccoli in the trunk -had fallen out of a groc bag.

Wed May 26 17:45:12 +0000 2010

Remember yesterday when I said that I'd apparently survived? Spoke too soon. I promise to avoid any further details.

Wed May 26 17:53:56 +0000 2010

I am eating rice.

Thu May 27 00:58:19 +0000 2010

In other news, I've decided that living alone makes tweeting while sick too tempting, & probably both tedious and icky for one's followers.

Thu May 27 01:08:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Cautious, nothing! Me, white rice, and diluted Gatorade; it's a regular party in here.

Thu May 27 01:15:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Thanks so much, Liz - I'm hoping I'm really on the mend!

Thu May 27 01:21:59 +0000 2010

Whoa, new feature added to recent Chrome build: what you see when your secure connection to a website fails. http://yfrog.com/bgo1pp

Thu May 27 01:24:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Whoa. You go. So to speak.

Thu May 27 01:32:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

Hahahahahaha! Coke used to do the trick for me, but somehow the acid was a problem this time. Am now on gatorade & sparkling water.

Thu May 27 01:33:34 +0000 2010

I am nothing short of astonished by how much better I feel. Go white rice!

Thu May 27 04:34:34 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New at ProfHacker: @kfitz looks around "After the Review": http://bit.ly/cGyn08

Thu May 27 14:17:06 +0000 2010

Out of bed today, and pretty much recovered, but after nearly 72 hours on ginger ale, 4 crackers, and 2 bowls of rice, a little dopey.

Thu May 27 17:33:54 +0000 2010

So it's a housekeeping day around these parts, taking care of mindless stuff I've been putting off. Hope to return to the big thoughts tmw.

Thu May 27 17:34:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Not many of us use 3G on our laptops. If a certain unnamed smartphone service provider would allow tethering already, maybe.

Thu May 27 17:45:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall and @rachaelsullivan

Oh my word there has to be a better way. Which is to say I'd rather never fit in my favorite pants again.

Thu May 27 17:45:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

3G is utterly inaccessible in most conf rooms in the Bonaventure, if #mla11 sessions will be there. Other hotels may vary.

Thu May 27 18:01:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

SCMS was there in March. Trust me when I say Do Not Want. Much better just to visit - go to the revolving bar up top!

Thu May 27 18:06:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Conv ctr/Marriott may not be bad for 3G. And both are on Boingo network for those who subscribe \(aka, me\).

Thu May 27 18:11:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Awful. A case study in "you can't get there from here." It's totally worth seeing, but not a good place to have a conference.

Thu May 27 18:13:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

On top of which, I just found it oppressive somehow. Never really had a space piss me off before, but this one did.

Thu May 27 18:14:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I wonder what gives you that impression.

Thu May 27 18:16:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @zachwhalen

Mostly. But the other issue is that there are NO good lines of sight in the hotel; trying to find someone in the lobby is awful.

Thu May 27 18:29:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @zachwhalen

Requires lots of walking in circles. And if they're walking in circles, looking for you...

Thu May 27 18:30:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

See F. Jameson, Postmodernism: a most disorienting hotel, for which one needs a seriously good cognitive GPS device.

Thu May 27 19:01:00 +0000 2010

RT @zota: BP lied about the size of the spill. Arco is a BP brand.

Just throwing that info out there, west coast gas buyers.

Thu May 27 19:01:28 +0000 2010

RT @zota: BP lied about the size of the spill. Arco is a BP brand. Just throwing that info out there, west coast gas buyers.

Thu May 27 19:01:52 +0000 2010

Sorry for the double RT; Tweetie lied and said the first one failed.

Thu May 27 19:05:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Actually, that was Portuguese, which is even weirder.

Fri May 28 01:05:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Brilliant news! #hackacad

Fri May 28 15:51:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @Mdigitalculture

Congrats, and YAY! #hackacad

Fri May 28 15:52:29 +0000 2010

Having one of those mornings in which I want to be working on twelve things at once; not doing well at prioritizing in linear fashion.

Fri May 28 15:55:34 +0000 2010

Almost forgot to submit for #hackacad: On Open Access Publishing http://bit.ly/4KKCj1

Fri May 28 15:58:53 +0000 2010

Am taking advantage of this week's forced de-caffeination to undo my coffee habit. White tea this morning, which I forgot how much I love.

Fri May 28 16:02:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

No, I haven't, but I've heard good things. I'll have to test it out!

Fri May 28 17:05:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @bighandsome

So, so sorry to hear that. But know that PO Media Studies loves you!

Fri May 28 18:01:57 +0000 2010

Submitted for #hackacad & building on @dancohen and @sramsay: "Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values \(part 3\)" http://bit.ly/ad4nxX

Fri May 28 19:02:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

Sounds like a plan - thanks!

Fri May 28 19:15:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay


Fri May 28 19:31:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

Ooh, one thing, though: it's Fitzpatrick. \(Someday I will convince the world of the superiority of Fitzpatrick over Fitzgerald\.\)

Fri May 28 19:46:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

No worries; it's an easy and understandable slip, which I get all the time. Stupid F. Scott.

Fri May 28 19:55:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

Also Katherine rather than Kathleen, but I consider that anti-Irish bias.

Fri May 28 19:56:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @bighandsome

Absolutely! Was great to have you out last month, if too briefly, and in the midst of chaos. We'll have to do it again soon.

Fri May 28 20:00:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

Related to the substitution of material form for impact that you & I have been talking about, I think.

Fri May 28 20:24:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

I agree that junior scholars can/will/should take initiative on OA, etc, but I still think senior folks must take the lead [1/2]

Fri May 28 20:48:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

in ensuring that those junior scholars are supported in their work and that their work is read and evaluated appropriately. [2/2]

Fri May 28 20:49:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Hey, thanks for the "best of" nomination! Let me know if you have thoughts about what you might want & how I can help.

Fri May 28 21:44:40 +0000 2010

Why is the thing I'm most alarmed by in the Gary Coleman story that he was MY AGE? \(And did I expect him to be older or younger? Not sure\.\)

Fri May 28 21:57:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @BidenPC

Except that it's not "oh my god, he died at 42?" but "oh my god, he was 42?" It's less about mortality than literally his age.

Fri May 28 22:10:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri and @nowviskie

et al: this is exactly the thing I'm talking about; not that it's unsafe for jr folks to pub in OA/alt venues [1/2]

Fri May 28 23:25:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri and @nowviskie

but that sr folks like @RayS6 @sramsay et al have to make the argument re the importance of doing so in the rev proc.

Fri May 28 23:26:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I'm torn between feeling HUGELY flattered and mildly old.

Fri May 28 23:33:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I will happily accept that! Do let me know, though, if you want me to make some selection\(s\).

Fri May 28 23:41:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @BidenPC

Don't get me wrong - 42 is *super* young, and I've got a ton more to do. But I was surprised that my shock wasn't about mortality!

Sat May 29 00:20:40 +0000 2010

Why do I find it so hard to let the registration on a domain I don't use expire?

Sat May 29 15:06:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @ddiamantaras

Interesting nonetheless - thanks!

Sat May 29 15:14:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @zachwhalen


Sat May 29 15:16:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

Damn, it all comes back to that, doesn't it.

Sat May 29 17:15:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

Actually, the last time I let one go, I needed it again 2 yrs later, and it's been held hostage since. That may be it.

Sat May 29 17:54:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Something like that. It's also the fear that I might need it later & not be able to get it back \(as happened with another one\).

Sat May 29 18:04:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Hurts to say: mediacommons. I think I had .org, .net, & .com. But I thot, that name will never work! All are being held hostage now.

Sat May 29 18:18:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

No kidding. So electrapress is up for renewal, and tho it's been out of service for 3+ yrs, I'm afraid to let it go.

Sat May 29 18:26:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Exactly. I've been debating for a month and can't decide. I think it's going to get flushed, but... ugh.

Sat May 29 18:32:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Fan-TAS-tic! I'm very excited; keep me posted.

Sun May 30 01:43:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Yes, of course! I look forward to testing and expect to have many brilliant if technically impossible suggestions. :)

Sun May 30 01:50:11 +0000 2010

Looking at a very complex set of tickets for #dh2010 and #sci8, with apt-hunting time in NYC. This is going to be difficult and non-cheap.

Sun May 30 02:26:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @zachwhalen and @patrickgmj

Ooh, that's exciting to hear! I have to wait for the NYU developers come back from the weekend before I can play. :(

Sun May 30 02:28:02 +0000 2010

"'having two identities...is an example of a lack of integrity' is sentiment of someone who’s never had to code-switch" http://bit.ly/c91co7

Sun May 30 04:03:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah and @kwazana

I'm moving back & forth between goofing on the computer and clearing stuff off the DVR...

Sun May 30 04:30:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Poor Sam! Recent experience has made me profoundly empathetic. Here's hoping the rest of the family emerges unscathed.

Sun May 30 17:30:07 +0000 2010

Revising is hard.

Sun May 30 18:14:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

Certainly like self-surgery. "Okay, if I cut myself open here, and remove this organ, and suture this to that, will I still work?"

Sun May 30 18:20:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

A bit too in the thick of it at the moment, but let's do swap soon!

Sun May 30 18:36:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Wha? They're already ground! If that can break a garbage disposal, what's a garbage disposal for?

Mon May 31 15:15:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Completely AWESOME. Have left a few comments therein. I am increasingly excited about this.

Mon May 31 15:27:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

For doss, I'd go with whatever you find easiest. Prob start at 1 for each chapter, yes.

Mon May 31 17:00:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana

I use NeoOffice, which is an open source ms-office-like suite. It's totally compatible with Word, but yeah, don't switch now.

Mon May 31 17:17:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Super cool! \(Though I keep looking for the button on the video interface that will make everyone stop interrupting you\.\)

Mon May 31 21:12:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff


Mon May 31 21:58:22 +0000 2010