2010 06 01 tweets

Replying to @alexcho47

I can take no credit! It's all Avi and the curators. But thanks for spreading the word.

Tue Jun 01 17:48:17 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New at ProfHacker: @kfitz discusses her experiences "Teaching with Google Wave" http://bit.ly/bCmyz4

Tue Jun 01 22:36:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Hey, she's just ahead of her time; the original URL was thefacebook.com. http://bit.ly/bcCWnO

Wed Jun 02 01:14:27 +0000 2010

Hey, I'm apparently @mkirschenbaum's doppelganger; I'll be addressing the ADE West in 3 weeks on digital scholarship & tenure/promotion.

Wed Jun 02 14:42:29 +0000 2010

RT @amandafrench: CFP: Undergraduate \(yes, undergrad\!\) Digital Humanities Symposium at Bryn Mawr/Haverford w/@kfitz: http://bit.ly/bv1mp5

Wed Jun 02 16:00:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

You can still get grandfathered in if you get a plan before the 7th, I think.

Wed Jun 02 16:34:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Oh... hey! How about that! :)

Wed Jun 02 16:35:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

It's a good q, esp on the iPad. I apparently only used ~67MB on the iPhone in April, but I'm not sure how typical that is of my use.

Wed Jun 02 16:57:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

~135MB in March, ~93MB in Feb. Not sure how much all that means; prob the catch would be tethering.

Wed Jun 02 17:00:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

Gaaaaaaaahhhh! #hackacad

Thu Jun 03 02:28:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

That would be the one. **sigh**

Thu Jun 03 02:48:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

You. Go.

Thu Jun 03 03:00:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Cheese. \(I'll always opt for the savory over the sweet\.\)

Thu Jun 03 15:57:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @marcparry and @rachaelsullivan

Hey, C *is* for cookie; that's good enough for me.

Thu Jun 03 16:37:42 +0000 2010

After two years, they've finally discovered the cause of the leak above my sliding glass door. I will declare triumph once it's been fixed.

Thu Jun 03 17:03:49 +0000 2010

But a helpful hint: when installing a sliding glass door, caulking around the upper lip and, say, nailing it to the flashing is a good plan.

Thu Jun 03 17:09:42 +0000 2010

It's also most useful if this is done before the building gets stuccoed. #sigh

Thu Jun 03 17:10:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

I know! Whodathunk.

Thu Jun 03 17:22:03 +0000 2010

I have apparently something on the order of 2.2GB of iPhone data usage since August 9, 2008. Interesting.

Thu Jun 03 18:41:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

From my iPhone's usage pref panel, actually; not entirely sure how accurate it is.

Thu Jun 03 19:08:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @reyjunco


Thu Jun 03 23:54:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

This is a very good question.

Thu Jun 03 23:56:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @dancohen

Only if it also includes @shermandorn's response. #hackacad

Thu Jun 03 23:58:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid and @alicetiara

I mean, surely all that DRM is good for something, no?

Fri Jun 04 00:16:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

When caught in disintegrating box, shore up walls! Or at least pretend walls are still there!

Fri Jun 04 00:39:28 +0000 2010

@dancohen @hcayless Some of it is the "We Have Never Done It That Way Before" syndrome I write about at the bottom of http://bit.ly/ceJZGZ

Fri Jun 04 00:43:32 +0000 2010

@dancohen @hcayless And some of it is that those who have long had the power to confer distinction simply do not want to give it up.

Fri Jun 04 00:44:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @jtheibault

Do you have a link for the Berube piece?

Fri Jun 04 00:57:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Brilliant; thanks!

Fri Jun 04 01:04:03 +0000 2010

Sigh. Just opened what should be a great bottle of red wine - to find that it's fizzing. Which it shouldn't be. Sad and annoying.

Fri Jun 04 03:36:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

The sparkling red that's meant to sparkle, mebbe.

Fri Jun 04 04:39:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

It was a gift, so I feel a little less bad about it, but it should have been a good bottle, which is the sad part.

Fri Jun 04 04:39:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana


Fri Jun 04 04:40:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Eh. It was a bottle of Edward Sellers Cognito. Should have been great, but... ah, well.

Fri Jun 04 04:41:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

There are some good Italian sparkling reds; there are also bubbly Shirazes, but they're a little sweet...

Fri Jun 04 14:05:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill and @dancohen

Yes, absolutely - but what I hear in ST's resp is conviction that there's 1 way to legitimize academic work - their way.

Fri Jun 04 14:07:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill and @dancohen

To jump from #hackacad to "was it peer-reviewed" is a refusal of imagination and a determination to maintain status quo.

Fri Jun 04 14:08:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Safe drive, Julie!

Fri Jun 04 14:10:04 +0000 2010

are other, faster, more dynamic ways of doing scholarly work.

Fri Jun 04 19:55:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Yes. Sigh.

Fri Jun 04 20:00:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Congratulations, Jana!

Fri Jun 04 23:32:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Just catching up - so sorry to hear this - I hope there's better news to come in the stream!

Sat Jun 05 16:27:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm so sorry to hear about all this. Sending you the Xanaxiest thoughts I can muster.

Sat Jun 05 16:55:31 +0000 2010

How happy am I that I stuck it out with the iPhone 3G all year? Very happy.

Mon Jun 07 18:49:03 +0000 2010

My newest post at ProfHacker: @kfitz offers "Impressions after Two Months of Using an iPad": http://bit.ly/d7Bp7k

Tue Jun 08 14:12:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @stevewhitaker


Tue Jun 08 14:20:11 +0000 2010

RT @liber8er: Possible Boycott of Nature Publishing Group Journals at UC. http://bit.ly/d3GoGq /via @TheRepoRat //WOO-HOO!

Wed Jun 09 02:10:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

In either case, little more than what we already learned from the market dominance of iFart.

Wed Jun 09 03:11:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

I'd say great minds think alike, but I'm not sure this is evidence of "great."

Wed Jun 09 03:11:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Huh-huh. Huh-huh. You said "ass."

Wed Jun 09 03:21:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

I'd love to hear some of that conversation, as I'm still trying to figure out where I am in that. Any chance you'll be at DH2010?

Thu Jun 10 00:34:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Contact, contact! :)

Thu Jun 10 00:35:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Dude, I've known @veek as a member of what turns out to be Team Super Awesome for *forever* in internet years. So hells yeah.

Thu Jun 10 02:16:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @Kylewarneck

Thanks. I think I read this when it came out but I'm honestly not sure; I'll look forward to reading it again. Hope all's well!

Thu Jun 10 02:20:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Ooh, I'll have to check it out!

Thu Jun 10 23:19:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

Yay! So glad you liked it.

Fri Jun 11 00:22:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

You completely rock. I look forward to more!

Fri Jun 11 00:39:37 +0000 2010

Leaving tomorrow morning for Istanbul and this: http://www.cost.esf.org/events/Cultural-Literacy-Electronic-Textuality

Fri Jun 11 04:04:17 +0000 2010

Heading from there to Salt Lake City and this: http://www.aaupnet.org/programs/annualmeeting/index.html

Fri Jun 11 04:07:01 +0000 2010

And if that's not cognitive dissonance, I don't know what is.

Fri Jun 11 04:07:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Hey thanks - I will! I'm not sure how lucid I'll be at that point, but cool SLC places would be good to know about.

Fri Jun 11 04:23:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Heh. I'll be in the nabe from v. late on the 17th until early on the 20th. Talking at some point up in there...

Fri Jun 11 05:00:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Hey, cool. Thanks!

Fri Jun 11 13:45:17 +0000 2010

See you later, Internet. Will probably be delirious when next I see you.

Fri Jun 11 23:42:28 +0000 2010

Hi there! What time is it? \(And where's my suitcase?\)

Sun Jun 13 00:39:11 +0000 2010

Went to bed about 10.30. Woke up at 3. Breakfasted at 7, and am now going back to bed for an hour or two.

Sun Jun 13 04:56:42 +0000 2010

Amazing day of wandering around Istanbul. *And* my suitcase showed up, which means I get to wear different clothes tmw! Triumph all around.

Sun Jun 13 13:41:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Hey -- tht's nobody's business but the Turks'!

Sun Jun 13 13:50:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

These internets are the darndest thing.

Sun Jun 13 13:51:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Totally what I would have wanted to say had I not been so literal-minded about the prompt!

Sun Jun 13 14:45:35 +0000 2010

And now we hit the crisis point of the early evening, as I am absolutely crashing. Do I dare to take a quick nap? It may be inevitable.

Sun Jun 13 14:47:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

The only reason I'm fighting is that it's 6pm. If I can make it until after dinner I can *really* crash.

Sun Jun 13 14:56:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Here's hoping! I'd be willing to upgrade at the right moment if the annotation/notetaking tech improves.

Sun Jun 13 15:41:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

But here's hoping the book-buying options improve too. I want everything in a portable format so I can read in whatever app.

Sun Jun 13 15:42:33 +0000 2010

Managed to keep myself awake all the way until dinner, and then have a fabulous conversation that kept me up way longer than I'd expected!

Sun Jun 13 19:27:15 +0000 2010

Which is to say yay, and good night.

Sun Jun 13 19:27:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Hey there! Here for a two-day meeting in the middle of the week, but came in early to get to see some stuff - pretty amazing!

Mon Jun 14 04:46:59 +0000 2010

Oh my. Slept for 9 hours and feel quite human, if a little discombobulated still.

Mon Jun 14 04:51:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

I agree - but it's making the process of revising Planned Obsolescence much harder! Everybody stop thinking for the next month, ok?

Mon Jun 14 15:18:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @katealaurel

Ooh, thanks for the recommendation! I'll hope that I have a non-conference meal remaining in my stay; I fear that I may not...

Mon Jun 14 19:44:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @katealaurel

I've had an absolutely fabulous time here so far; I'm certain I'll be back!

Mon Jun 14 19:59:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Come! \(Virtually, at least\!\) I'll be there. \(Non\-virtually\.\)

Tue Jun 15 02:47:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Trust me, I'm wondering that myself a bit. And wondering how much of my usual shtick I can actually do without getting stoned.

Tue Jun 15 02:59:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

With actual stones, I mean.

Tue Jun 15 02:59:13 +0000 2010

ESF-COST workshop on Electronic Textuality beginning. Not sure anyone else is on Twitter.

Tue Jun 15 06:42:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @thanvolk

Amazing, eh? 10am here. Thank goodness for Turkish coffee.

Tue Jun 15 06:52:03 +0000 2010

Crashing harder than I have in the three days since arriving in Istanbul. This is what I get for sitting still today.

Tue Jun 15 12:17:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement

Heh. We're in the middle of a discussion of a presentation on the marginalia of everyday life \(tagging, Twitter, 4sq, etc\)...

Tue Jun 15 13:15:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement

...& the lot just got referred to as "rubbish." Not as a value judgment, just a descriptor - the notes we take & throw away.

Tue Jun 15 13:17:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement

So am really curious how she would respond now.

Tue Jun 15 13:17:50 +0000 2010

Help! What's the word Barthes uses for the mode of reading that's characterized by skimming over and skipping passages?

Tue Jun 15 18:28:02 +0000 2010

Wait, found it: tmesis!

Tue Jun 15 18:29:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody

Dude, you are quick on the draw.

Tue Jun 15 18:29:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde


Tue Jun 15 18:40:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Congrats! Speaking as one who knows, a simpler position is definitely better, even if it's a little bittersweet.

Tue Jun 15 18:41:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I got this case and am quite fond of it. No screen protector. http://bit.ly/beb0Ka

Tue Jun 15 19:49:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @thanvolk

Thanks - very interesting!

Wed Jun 16 07:25:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I do - I insisted. But the IT folks have a hidden root account as well \(which makes me only a little crazy\).

Wed Jun 16 15:48:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Yes, exactly. I'll see if I can track it down for you.

Wed Jun 16 15:55:09 +0000 2010

@briancroxall Tweet from April 29, 2009 to follow, thanks to FriendFeed...

Wed Jun 16 18:10:00 +0000 2010

@briancroxall Probably wise. It's a battle I've been fighting here, trying to persuade IT that my computer = my lab, not a tool they lend me

Wed Jun 16 18:10:11 +0000 2010

Okay, Lufthansa business class lounge: what's the deal with the costy T-Mobile wireless? One would think I'd already paid enough.

Thu Jun 17 07:26:41 +0000 2010

Okay, this whole sitting around an airport waiting thing has gotten old. Let's go sit on a plane instead.

Thu Jun 17 11:08:27 +0000 2010

Ahhhh. Diet Coke with aspartame, like god intended. \(Which is to say, I'm in IAH, now awaiting my flight to SLC for AAUP\.\)

Thu Jun 17 23:46:09 +0000 2010

Just figured out that I've been on the road for 21 hours, with a 3 hr flight still to go. And I can't figure out if I ate dinner or not. :(

Fri Jun 18 01:59:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

I don't know about that, but I'm definitely up there in terms of frequent flyer miles.

Fri Jun 18 02:17:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @moncia

Thanks, Monica - I'm happy to have made it! Will look forward to seeing you tomorrow once I've recovered.

Fri Jun 18 06:14:44 +0000 2010

Somehow dropped a few hours in the math back there: it was *27* hours from takeoff in IST to touchdown in SLC. But I'm here. Thank goodness.

Fri Jun 18 06:26:48 +0000 2010

Call for Curators from In Media Res, a MediaCommons project: http://is.gd/cToWX \(via @mediacommons\)

Fri Jun 18 06:49:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Have you tried an an Automator workflow?

Fri Jun 18 13:47:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Hrm. That, I don't. I'll have to poke around a bit...

Fri Jun 18 14:03:35 +0000 2010

Pro tip: when checking into a hotel at midnight after 27 hrs of travel, being placed in a room overlooking a construction site is non-ideal.

Fri Jun 18 14:15:03 +0000 2010

Of course avoiding this scenario requires either asking a lot of peculiar questions or looking out the window upon arrival.

Fri Jun 18 14:18:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Cool - thanks so much!

Fri Jun 18 14:30:51 +0000 2010

I'd contemplated dumping my MobileMe account when it expired, but the new interface has me reconsidering. Pretty nice.

Fri Jun 18 15:18:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwissoker

It's also one of my the epigraphs for Planned Obsolescence! #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 15:59:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

True dat.

Fri Jun 18 16:53:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @pronetolaughter and @mmwwah

Actually, I didn't know that, but I've gotten my MobileMe discounted for the last couple of yrs w/ comp purchases.

Fri Jun 18 16:56:28 +0000 2010

In #aaup10 panel on the power of "Free": if presses are going to deal directly w/ customers, rather than thru aggregators, must consider...

Fri Jun 18 16:58:06 +0000 2010

...what customers will & won't pay for, when "free" is okay as an add-on to purchase, and when it must substitute for purchase. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 16:58:54 +0000 2010

Also, what consumers are willing to pay for even when there's a free alternative, a la National Academies Press model. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 17:02:21 +0000 2010

RT @noelrk: Would like to announce that In Media Res has it own Twitter feed now! @MC_IMR \(via @aperren\)

Fri Jun 18 19:45:53 +0000 2010

Diane Harley: lack of willingness of faculty to change is key barrier in moving toward more cost-effective/OA publishing models. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 20:25:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

Congrats, Barbara!

Fri Jun 18 20:32:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat and @JenHoward

Me too. Studies like this often forget that faculty at non-R1 institutions publish too, and often just as much.

Fri Jun 18 20:34:05 +0000 2010

Harley expresses astonishment that scholars in media studies are still publishing books in print form. I could not agree more. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 20:36:04 +0000 2010

RT @scribere: #aaup10 Harley: if even media studies folks primarily pub books, it's clear humanists going to be pub'ing books 4 a long time

Fri Jun 18 20:43:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Me. \(Oh, wait; was that a rhetorical question?\)

Fri Jun 18 20:47:51 +0000 2010

Harley gives a shout-out to the awesomeness of @dancohen and @dhnow - and then calls DHNow's crowdsourcing American Idol. *sigh* #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 20:56:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate and @JenHoward

thinks she meant it as a compliment. It's possible, but it's clear the #aaup10 audience did NOT take it that way

Fri Jun 18 21:10:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward and @captain_primate

That, I'd absolutely agree with. She went on about @dancohen's awesomeness; it was just an unfortunate analogy.

Fri Jun 18 21:18:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Hey there - haven't seen you yet. Usually I'd have run into you by this point.

Fri Jun 18 21:38:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

You said it, man.

Fri Jun 18 21:42:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Heh. I am not in black leather, but I am in Solitude. Doubly invisible, I guess.

Fri Jun 18 21:48:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality and @dancohen

Paula, Schmaula. I want to be the Ellen Degeneres of DH.

Fri Jun 18 22:06:44 +0000 2010

Travel and lack of sleep catching up with me. May have to duck out of next session in order to finish my slides, as it won't happen later.

Fri Jun 18 22:14:28 +0000 2010

Doug Sery: MITPress has used social media in a way that has built community around the press, but not around any individual book. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:17:48 +0000 2010

Sery: presses not doing that; some authors are using social media for their books, but those experiments not succeeding. \(O RLY?\) #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:18:35 +0000 2010

Sery calls out @mkirschenbaum's Mechanism as "the best book I've published at MIT Press" \(but says his blog didn't work so much\). #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:19:37 +0000 2010

MechanismS, that is. Too dopey to properly pluralize.

Fri Jun 18 22:20:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

I dunno. I like to think there are at least some successful examples. #ahem

Fri Jun 18 22:22:21 +0000 2010

Sery reading Noah WardripFruin's CommentPress experiment w/ Expressive Processing but still quite skeptical about whether it worked. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:23:46 +0000 2010

Sery: citing Peter Lunenfeld's skepticism about whether use of social media can produce serious books. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:25:33 +0000 2010

Sery: social networking a valid experiment, should continue to do it, but will probably have to do something different in future. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:25:41 +0000 2010

Sigh. There ARE projects that work, thanks.

Fri Jun 18 22:26:58 +0000 2010

#aaup10 Bob Stein: Amazon, Google, Apple not future of book dist b/c based on print paradigm, selling object to individual \(via @scribere\)

Fri Jun 18 22:28:14 +0000 2010

YAY! Bob Stein w/ counter-examples of authors whose use of social media via if:book was impt to their work: Mitch Stephens, Ken Wark. #aaup

Fri Jun 18 22:35:09 +0000 2010

YAY! Bob Stein w/counter-examples of authors whose use of social media via if:book was impt to their work: Mitch Stephens, Ken Wark. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:35:31 +0000 2010

Sorry for double post: wrong hashtag.

Fri Jun 18 22:35:50 +0000 2010

Bob Stein on Planned Obsolescence: worked, but perhaps not as well as it might have, as it went up all at once; too daunting. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:39:08 +0000 2010

BStein: also, because the writing was still solitary, if the reading wasn't; need to develop group writing processes. #aaup

Fri Jun 18 22:39:52 +0000 2010

BStein: also, author must be involved and active in online discussion. #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:40:20 +0000 2010

In the self-promotion department: Planned Obsolescence is still available at http://bit.ly/37LV7P #aaup10

Fri Jun 18 22:41:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Point well taken. :)

Fri Jun 18 22:41:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

The first season was pretty awesome. Jeremy Northam as Thomas Moore was amazing. And the entire thing is Elizabethan soft-core.

Sat Jun 19 00:16:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

To the extent that my partner said to me, in the midst of Henry having at yet another lady-in-waiting... [2/3]

Sat Jun 19 00:17:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

"it's a wonder they had time to get any history done!" [3/3]

Sat Jun 19 00:17:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

100% true, and totally deserved.

Sat Jun 19 05:20:36 +0000 2010

I honestly have no idea how to end this talk.

Sat Jun 19 15:03:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @noelrk

I like that.

Sat Jun 19 15:16:38 +0000 2010

Okay, I have a conclusion. \(Ta\-da\!\) Now here's hoping it makes some kind of sense.

Sat Jun 19 15:55:42 +0000 2010

RT @noctambulate: BClark on tenure: "We're falling on our swords to pub monographs so fac can have guaranteed jobs, which we don't" #aaup10

Sat Jun 19 18:52:14 +0000 2010

RT @noctambulate: Withey on tenure: "If monographs are important to the university community, then they have to be supported" #aaup10

Sat Jun 19 18:53:06 +0000 2010

Sigh. Ideas about post-publication review aren't all that "vague." I have an entire chapter about it. http://bit.ly/by3foH #aaup10

Sat Jun 19 20:48:17 +0000 2010

Crashing quite badly. Must go take nap.

Sat Jun 19 20:59:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @gmbritton

Awesome introduction; thanks for bringing him! #aaup10

Sat Jun 19 21:46:59 +0000 2010

Crashed for the better part of two hours. Am awake and downstairs again, but admittedly foggy.

Sun Jun 20 00:30:43 +0000 2010

I am going home today. It's been a great couple of trips, but I'm ready to hang out at home for a few days. Well, near home, at least. [1/2]

Sun Jun 20 13:09:50 +0000 2010

ADE West starts this evening in Claremont, hosted by @kdettmar. I'll be there, and will be speaking on Tuesday. [2/2]

Sun Jun 20 13:11:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Ach, so sorry! I'm at least stuck in the terminal waiting for the crew. Hope the rest of your trip is smooth.

Sun Jun 20 16:57:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais


Sun Jun 20 17:26:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @moncia

You said it!

Mon Jun 21 02:34:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball, @moncia and @ericzinner

Yes, it was great! I'll look forward to seeing all of you again soon.

Mon Jun 21 03:07:28 +0000 2010

RT @JenHoward: "Scholarly Presses Confront an Increasingly Digital Present"--my report on #aaup10 http://bit.ly/9dbVyC

Mon Jun 21 03:51:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @roopikarisam

It's me, yes.

Mon Jun 21 15:37:28 +0000 2010

How about a v. short post on backing up a WordPress blog, and soliciting backup means for other such online services?

Mon Jun 21 17:11:37 +0000 2010

Crap. One day I will figure out the proper button to click for the second DM. Move along: nothing to see here.

Mon Jun 21 17:17:26 +0000 2010

New blog post: What a Press Can Add in the Age of DIY Publishing http://bit.ly/a53Kdm

Mon Jun 21 20:43:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

In theory, I've got a post coming about this shortly...

Mon Jun 21 20:50:07 +0000 2010

At the opening session of the ADE West seminar. My talk on new models of scholarly communication tomorrow afternoon.

Tue Jun 22 00:13:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

I wonder about the degree to which that stat is about how the tech is deployed, ie, as a substitute for contact w/prof \(1/2\)

Tue Jun 22 00:17:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

rather than to augment f2f contact? \(2/2\)

Tue Jun 22 00:18:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

That's sort of what I mean; large unis, there's often more tech used to mediate contact w/prof or ameliorate large class.

Tue Jun 22 00:24:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yay! \(See you soon?\)

Tue Jun 22 03:24:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Ach, sounds like you'll miss me tomorrow. I'll hope to catch you on Wednesday.

Tue Jun 22 04:31:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Is all I'm saying! \(Now imagine trying to find someone in that lobby\.\)

Tue Jun 22 16:03:30 +0000 2010

What's awesome: iOS4 Mail adds archive functionality to MobileMe and Gmail accounts.

Tue Jun 22 20:38:00 +0000 2010

What's not: in iOS4 Mail, the trash can icon now = archive, so there is no delete.

Tue Jun 22 20:38:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, I'll be here for dinner; am in discussion group now, but will find you after.

Tue Jun 22 22:52:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

"I'm standing by the big concrete pole, on the other side of the fountain." Er...

Tue Jun 22 23:37:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

Not jealous. Not one little bit. Not me. No.

Wed Jun 23 16:33:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

Having been in Istanbul when pre-order went live, I'm probably looking at a July 14 ship date. :(

Wed Jun 23 16:41:30 +0000 2010

I want to create a new Automator action, but apparently need Xcode to do so, & so need to register as an Apple developer. #downtherabbithole

Wed Jun 23 16:49:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

Eh, it's a reasonable tradeoff, I think. I can make people jealous with my amazing trip to Istanbul in exchange for a 3wk delay.

Wed Jun 23 16:56:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @JasonParkhill

Oh, man. Of course. Thanks!

Wed Jun 23 16:56:35 +0000 2010

New blog post: Phi Beta Kappa address, "Keep in Touch" http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/phi-beta-kappa-address-keep-in-touch/

Wed Jun 23 17:30:09 +0000 2010

Okay, yes, thanks all for reminding me that I can install Xcode from the OS X DVD. There's a hole in my brain where that info fell.

Wed Jun 23 17:31:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais and @patrickgmj

is working on a CommentPress-style Drupal module: http://bit.ly/aMl5jU and http://bit.ly/9iVJKv

Wed Jun 23 19:45:29 +0000 2010

Here's a question: is there a way in OS X to search a folder of pdfs to determine which ones are searchable and which ones need to be OCR'd?

Wed Jun 23 21:13:06 +0000 2010

@lebigot Thanks, EOL! I think I've got a workaround from a pal \(search folder contents for "e"; all that get hits are searchable; OCR rest\).

Wed Jun 23 21:27:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

No, not silly at all: fantastic. Thanks!

Wed Jun 23 21:28:30 +0000 2010

OCRing scans in Acrobat is a weird process. Most of the time, the resulting file is smaller, but every once in a while it's 3x bigger.

Wed Jun 23 22:21:59 +0000 2010

RT @MC_IMR: In addition to our summer call \(http://is\.gd/cToWX\), we have a call about the Gulf Oil Spill http://is.gd/d1kqk Please RT!

Thu Jun 24 04:22:55 +0000 2010

Oh, hello, manuscript revision project! No, of course I hadn't forgotten you. So... Um. Where were we?

Thu Jun 24 16:44:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Hey, thanks! I hope the rest of your visit out here was good. Very much looking forward to #mla11.

Thu Jun 24 18:50:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @historying

Hey, congrats!

Thu Jun 24 18:51:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

Hi from Southern California!

Thu Jun 24 19:22:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Dude, the people you knew in line were all much further up in line and are now home happily playing with their new iPhones.

Thu Jun 24 21:36:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

I discovered today that the standard iTunes data structure was radically different from mine \(which was no structure at all\) [1/2]

Fri Jun 25 02:28:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

precisely because I'd adopted too early & updates hadn't updated the file structure. Moving files made it better. Go figure. [2/2]

Fri Jun 25 02:29:16 +0000 2010

Yes, I am standing in line at the Apple Store. Sigh.

Fri Jun 25 20:53:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Now that you put it that way...

Fri Jun 25 20:59:23 +0000 2010

After 2 hrs, rounding the corner of the building. About 10 feet to the door. Am still stunned that I'm doing this.

Fri Jun 25 22:03:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @fearv

I'm with @pronetolaughter: it's all about the anthropological value. Partticipant observation. Right?

Fri Jun 25 22:22:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Insanity. Or research. Not sure which.

Fri Jun 25 22:28:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Trust me, me too. Usually I'd just preorder online, but was in Istanbul.

Fri Jun 25 22:37:29 +0000 2010

I'm next. Will be 3 hrs start to finish.

Fri Jun 25 22:49:11 +0000 2010

This I will say: standing in line was insane, but the screen really is astonishing.

Sat Jun 26 00:44:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

At the moment, I'm not prone to take that as a compliment. Tell me again when I build something cool, though. :)

Sat Jun 26 01:22:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

Don't know whether to respond "yeah, I rock," or "yeah, but what have I done lately?" The academic curse, I think.

Sat Jun 26 02:07:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @suburb

Completely gorgeous. Would have been better without the line, but was enlightening anthropology, at least.

Sat Jun 26 05:43:03 +0000 2010

Have almost got a handle on the last chapter, I think. Turned a major corner with it today, at least. Now to finish - & then the conclusion!

Sun Jun 27 22:39:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sun Jun 27 23:35:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

Thanks - and good luck finding your way out of the weeds!

Sun Jun 27 23:35:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Mon Jun 28 20:17:56 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New at ProfHacker: my latest post, in which I explain the ins and outs of "Moving Your Wordpress Blog": http://bit.ly/ayGwJY

Tue Jun 29 15:20:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Whinging? \(As in to whinge?\)

Tue Jun 29 20:51:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

I've never heard it with an s before, but whinging is a very useful bit of UK English.

Tue Jun 29 20:52:32 +0000 2010

Hey, internet - you don't happen to remember where I put my UK adapter plug when I moved in here five years ago, do you?

Tue Jun 29 23:04:11 +0000 2010

It's not in that one place with all the stuff. I already checked there.

Tue Jun 29 23:04:27 +0000 2010

On the other hand, if any of you need any DSL inline filters, I have about a gross of them.

Tue Jun 29 23:06:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Continental I have! Or had two weeks ago, at least, and can probably lay hands on again. UK, not so much.

Tue Jun 29 23:07:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @janineutell

Aw, man. You have no idea how much I wish I were.

Tue Jun 29 23:25:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @cliotropic

Hmmm. Old computer bag might be it.

Tue Jun 29 23:26:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

How narrow-minded of them. How about a cache of old deposit slips from an account I closed seven years ago?

Tue Jun 29 23:27:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @brettbobley

100% win.

Wed Jun 30 02:22:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

If I could borrow one, I'd be much obliged.

Wed Jun 30 02:24:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That puts me out of the running, I guess. Sigh.

Wed Jun 30 02:32:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Wed Jun 30 02:33:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Depends on whether you were serving or receiving, I think.

Wed Jun 30 02:38:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Dude, of course. I'm just being old and crotchety.

Wed Jun 30 02:43:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Wed Jun 30 02:44:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

If so, I should have two days of non-crotchety left. What happened?

Wed Jun 30 03:29:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I'm so sorry...

Wed Jun 30 03:50:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

UK telephone? I think I'm okay, other than the adapter.

Wed Jun 30 04:02:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Oh, no! I'm so sorry!

Wed Jun 30 04:42:40 +0000 2010

Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better.

Wed Jun 30 05:31:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

@1Password, dude. My online life utterly depends upon it.

Wed Jun 30 16:42:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall and @jbj

Yes, I hate that Flickr/Yahoo thing too, but srsly, @1Password is genius. As many different strong passwords as you need.

Wed Jun 30 16:49:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Yes, I do. There's info in the support docs about syncing across machines, so...

Wed Jun 30 16:51:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I have all of them. Honestly could not work online without.

Wed Jun 30 16:51:32 +0000 2010

Inbox = 1. That 1 is a gift certificate. That shouldn't count against me, right?

Wed Jun 30 21:13:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

It feels like more of an accomplishment than it probably ought to, given the number of items on my to-do list.

Wed Jun 30 21:28:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlecHosterman

Yeah, I can't bear unread mail, but I'm also a relentless filer.

Wed Jun 30 21:30:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Bust out the champagne then! Inbox = 1 gift certificate!

Wed Jun 30 21:31:07 +0000 2010

Okay, Apple, I'm serious: Mail on iOS4 needs *both* a delete and an archive button. *Two* buttons, not one re-assignable one.

Wed Jun 30 21:34:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody

So if I held the phone in my right hand, it would work?

Wed Jun 30 21:43:40 +0000 2010

Pro tip: announcing your very low inbox status is just willing folks to send you stuff to do.

Wed Jun 30 22:39:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Primary reason I cut mine off today. And it wasn't all that long!

Thu Jul 01 01:12:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

How utterly unlikely.

Thu Jul 01 01:15:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Mine was all about one screen of messages when I used a desktop client. With Gmail, it's about 10 that triggers me.

Thu Jul 01 01:18:37 +0000 2010

R's gone, and I'm headed out in the morning. So it's me, leftovers, and whatever's piled up on the DVR tonight.

Thu Jul 01 01:41:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlecHosterman

That was one of my motives for moving everything to Gmail: robust searching so you can find what you need only when you need.

Thu Jul 01 02:08:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Such an awful choice! I'm so sorry you're having to think about things like that now.

Thu Jul 01 03:21:34 +0000 2010

Looking forward to a last three hours and thirty-six minutes as department chair. Oh, did I say thirty-six? :)

Thu Jul 01 03:26:55 +0000 2010

Okay, major bleg: just had apt in NYC for next academic year pulled out from under me. If you know anyone subletting, maybe let me know?

Thu Jul 01 03:39:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Will do!

Thu Jul 01 03:52:38 +0000 2010

Thanks for the RTs, all - I appreciate the help!

Thu Jul 01 03:58:54 +0000 2010