2010 06 01 tweets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

That would be the one. **sigh**

You. Go.

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

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

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.

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.

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

I know! Whodathunk.

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

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

Thanks!

This is a very good question.

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

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

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

@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

@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.

Do you have a link for the Berube piece?

Brilliant; thanks!

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.

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

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.

HA!

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

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

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

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

Safe drive, Julie!

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

Yes. Sigh.

Congratulations, Jana!

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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?

Contact, contact! :)

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.

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!

Ooh, I'll have to check it out!

Yay! So glad you liked it.

You completely rock. I look forward to more!

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

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

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

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.

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...

Hey, cool. Thanks!

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

Hi there! What time is it? $$And where's my suitcase?$$

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.

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

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

These internets are the darndest thing.

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

Which is to say yay, and good night.

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!

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

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

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...

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

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

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

With actual stones, I mean.

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

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

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

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

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

So am really curious how she would respond now.

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

Wait, found it: tmesis!

Dude, you are quick on the draw.

Heh.

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

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

Thanks - very interesting!

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

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

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

@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

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

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

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

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. :(

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

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

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.

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

Have you tried an an Automator workflow?

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

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.

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

Cool - thanks so much!

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

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

True dat.

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

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

...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

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

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

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

Congrats, Barbara!

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

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

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

Me. $$Oh, wait; was that a rhetorical question?$$

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

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

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

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

You said it, man.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

MechanismS, that is. Too dopey to properly pluralize.

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

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

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

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

Sigh. There ARE projects that work, thanks.

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

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

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

Sorry for double post: wrong hashtag.

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

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

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

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

Point well taken. :)

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

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

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

100% true, and totally deserved.

I honestly have no idea how to end this talk.

I like that.

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

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

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

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

Crashing quite badly. Must go take nap.

Awesome introduction; thanks for bringing him! #aaup10

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

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]

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

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

Whoa.

You said it!

Replying to @shanakimball, @moncia and @ericzinner

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

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

It's me, yes.

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

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

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

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

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

rather than to augment f2f contact? $$2/2$$

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

Yay! $$See you soon?$$

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Oh, man. Of course. Thanks!

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.

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

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?

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

No, not silly at all: fantastic. Thanks!

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.

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!

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

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

Hey, congrats!

Hi from Southern California!

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

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

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

Now that you put it that way...

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

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

Insanity. Or research. Not sure which.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Thanks!

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

Woo-hoo!

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

Whinging? $$As in to whinge?$$

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Hmmm. Old computer bag might be it.

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

100% win.

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

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

Touché.

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

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

Ha!

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

I'm so sorry...

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

Oh, no! I'm so sorry!

Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How utterly unlikely.

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

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.

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

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

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

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?