2010 07 01 tweets

This has NOT been my day.

Thu Jul 01 05:07:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @zaynk

I'm sure I'll work it out. It's just way more tiresome than I needed!

Thu Jul 01 05:32:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @profhood

I really, really hate the "dark side" label. Somebody's got to be chair, and trust me when I say you want it to be someone good.

Thu Jul 01 05:37:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @profhood

Well, the good news is that I got to do that, too. No course reductions for chairing here.

Thu Jul 01 05:45:45 +0000 2010

@jcmeloni My goals for today: getting 17 days worth of stuff in one small suitcase; not missing flight; not having a total meltdown.

Thu Jul 01 13:45:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Early August to late June, both flexible.

Thu Jul 01 14:24:52 +0000 2010

July is not starting as I'd hoped. But then, June didn't end as I'd hoped, either.

Thu Jul 01 17:23:43 +0000 2010

@amandafrench Hey - happy birthday there! I hope it's a great one.

Thu Jul 01 17:48:20 +0000 2010

There are days when the best part of getting upgraded is the preflight drink. Hey, it's after noon.

Thu Jul 01 19:20:06 +0000 2010

Hey, a quick word of thanks to everyone helping out with the apt crisis. Suspect it will work out. \(Perhaps the preflight drink talking\.\)

Thu Jul 01 19:27:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

That one's been pushing my buttons for a while now. However, are we sure that responding is NOT a violation of FERPA? :)

Thu Jul 01 23:10:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Appropriate? Probably not. But hilarious? Certainly.

Thu Jul 01 23:22:13 +0000 2010

Thanks, travel goddesses. I'll take that \(utterly unexpected & basically impossible upgrade\).

Thu Jul 01 23:34:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek


Thu Jul 01 23:38:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryancordell and @captain_primate

I think I got a discount on Coda bc I already had Transmit...

Thu Jul 01 23:52:34 +0000 2010

This is now officially hilarious: the travel goddesses give and the travel goddesses take away.

Fri Jul 02 00:01:49 +0000 2010

Not only bumped out of my upgrade by a computer snafu but bumped out of my good coach seat too.

Fri Jul 02 00:02:42 +0000 2010

But have a shiny $50 travel certificate waiting for me at LGA if I'm willing to stick around and ask for it at 11.30 pm.

Fri Jul 02 00:04:20 +0000 2010

How shocked am I to discover that the promised travel voucher was not in fact waiting at LGA? Shocked, I tell you!

Fri Jul 02 04:10:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @moncia

Thanks. See you... um, soon! \(Guess I should go to sleep\.\)

Fri Jul 02 05:49:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

Some of it's actually kind of funny. Most of it's just whining. A couple of things really sorta suck. Ah, well.

Fri Jul 02 06:08:29 +0000 2010

Ending what has been a difficult day by changing my title on my various websites. Take that!

Fri Jul 02 06:11:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Ooh, I like that.

Fri Jul 02 12:18:19 +0000 2010

RT @ericzinner: NYUPress in HuffPo: Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses+Books You're Going To Want From Them http://huff.to/caWfia

Fri Jul 02 16:53:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I'm so sorry, Mark.

Fri Jul 02 18:17:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm a big fan of the JQuery rollover note script @clioweb wrote for me to use with Planned Obsolescence...

Fri Jul 02 18:19:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Okay, so only 10 hours later, finally in front of a computer again. I'm happy to share if you'd like!

Sat Jul 03 04:51:43 +0000 2010

Hey, so, thanks all for your good apt-hunting vibes: problem solved. A most awesome place in the most awesome location. A bit $$, but YAY!!!

Sat Jul 03 22:05:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @therefore

I've thought exactly the same thing. Also, had the entire staff of a restaurant last night wanting to play with it.

Sat Jul 03 22:13:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Alas, "a bit $$" is relative to the already insane $$ I was expecting \(i\.e\., this is more\).

Sat Jul 03 22:54:44 +0000 2010

My iMac at home is asleep. My Time Capsule is not. I can remote admin my wifi network via the TC, but I cannot persuade it to wake the iMac.

Sun Jul 04 17:44:58 +0000 2010

Massively unfocused today. Have spent hours goofing around with something that did not need goofing around with. Dragging my heels on work.

Sun Jul 04 19:09:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Yeah, which I thought I had on. Apparently not.

Sun Jul 04 20:00:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sun Jul 04 22:19:34 +0000 2010

Had a fantastic dinner tonight with an amazing view of the East River. Of course the fireworks were on the Hudson. But no matter.

Mon Jul 05 05:22:17 +0000 2010

Heading to London this evening for #dh2010. Mildly concerned about the fact that after 4 days in NYC I'm still on California time.

Mon Jul 05 13:57:45 +0000 2010

There is a certain presentation that I should be busily preparing this morning. I'm hoping motivation will strike shortly.

Mon Jul 05 14:25:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Ambien gives me bad bounceback - if I take one tonight I won't sleep at all tomorrow. But I do have Restoril & am unafraid to use it.

Mon Jul 05 14:44:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Restoril's pretty old - temazepam is the generic. A distant relation of Valium, et al. Best used sporadically to avoid tolerance.

Mon Jul 05 15:12:12 +0000 2010

New blog post: On the Road \(Again\) \(and Again\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-the-road-again-and-again/

Mon Jul 05 16:31:51 +0000 2010

MTA to NJT to AirTrain to EWR to LHR. See you there.

Mon Jul 05 19:30:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Dude, if I saw LBJ on the IRT, I'd be pretty darn sure I'd accidentally dropped LSD.

Mon Jul 05 20:28:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @ncecire

Life in SoCal has made me public transit compulsive; if I *can* use it, I *will* use it.

Mon Jul 05 20:29:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Hey, excellent. The weather in NYC has been awful for the last two days, so I look forward to a little SoCal style sunny & 72.

Mon Jul 05 21:29:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

\(But with much better curry\.\)

Mon Jul 05 21:29:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

I did catch the reference, of course! But the image of you listening to it at 7 is pretty priceless.

Mon Jul 05 22:47:32 +0000 2010

Sitting in club lounge at Marriott Grosvenor Square, waiting for our room to be ready. 100% delirious. Happy to have a day before #DH2010.

Tue Jul 06 09:24:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, once I've recovered a bit more!

Tue Jul 06 17:56:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Be careful what you ask for, my friend. 105 degrees is just around the corner.

Wed Jul 07 05:39:25 +0000 2010

Good morning, London. Coffee has been had. Online catching up has been accomplished. Now perhaps a bit more coffee and some actual work.

Wed Jul 07 06:54:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hey, you too! I mean, have a great night. I think.

Wed Jul 07 07:02:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Ooh. Sorry not to be there this morning. If you guys come up with the answer, would you fill me in later today? #thatcamp

Wed Jul 07 08:26:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I'm not sure Wave did fail, but if it did the primary reason is mislabeling: it isn't a social app, but groupware. #thatcamp

Wed Jul 07 09:03:03 +0000 2010

Ugh, body. You're letting me down. One episode of jet-lag too many?

Wed Jul 07 15:03:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

So sorry not to have made it this afternoon; hoping to recover enough for tomorrow morning. #dh2010

Wed Jul 07 16:27:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I am familiar with that word, but not in that context.

Wed Jul 07 16:44:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @sherah1918

There's one in my town I see at least twice a week; always makes me think "is this 1982 again?"

Wed Jul 07 20:44:57 +0000 2010

Asleep by 10pm; awake at 3am. Out of bed by 5am. Only coffee around: McDonald's. *sigh*

Thu Jul 08 04:54:40 +0000 2010

New blog post: Five Years Post-Tribble http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/five-years-post-tribble/

Thu Jul 08 06:55:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Ooh, excellent! Very much looking forward to #sci8, in the meantime.

Thu Jul 08 08:10:05 +0000 2010

Have at last made it to #dh2010, just in time for the panel on building the humanities lab. Very, very happy to be here.

Thu Jul 08 08:10:47 +0000 2010

Starting out with notetaking etc on the laptop, but will wind up on the iPad before long; MBAir battery life isn't what it used to be.

Thu Jul 08 08:30:06 +0000 2010

@nowviskie on founding assumptions/environment of NINES: peer review as "core function"

Thu Jul 08 08:32:15 +0000 2010

@nowviskie on founding assumptions/environment of NINES: peer review as "core function" #dh2010 \(this time with hashtag\!\)

Thu Jul 08 08:32:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Indeed! Am hoping to play the outlet-search game as little as possible. \(PS: Hi\!\)

Thu Jul 08 08:35:42 +0000 2010

Have hit the wall of jet lag. The big question: 40-minute walk or 9-minute tube ride back to my hotel?

Thu Jul 08 14:20:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Thank you.

Thu Jul 08 14:21:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Ooh, conference nap room. I could certainly get behind that.

Thu Jul 08 14:27:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, feel better! So sorry that you're sick...

Thu Jul 08 20:19:14 +0000 2010

SEVEN HOURS. I slept for seven hours in a row. For the first time in over a week. I feel like I could do ANYTHING.

Fri Jul 09 04:53:27 +0000 2010

Think I completely wore myself out with the 40min walk to & from #dh2010 yesterday. Going to do it again today, but carrying less stuff.

Fri Jul 09 06:46:25 +0000 2010

Also, dressed more weather-appropriately. Was utterly drenched by the time I got back to the hotel yesterday evening.

Fri Jul 09 06:47:01 +0000 2010

In the basement of the Strand Building for session on Teaching/Managing; Anouk Lang on the edu potential of social networking sites. #dh2010

Fri Jul 09 10:02:58 +0000 2010

Incidentally, the basement of the Strand Bldg is the site of the craziest conf I ever attended, involving embezzlement & academic fraud.

Fri Jul 09 10:04:56 +0000 2010

Very, very odd being back on the scene.

Fri Jul 09 10:05:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Appropriately, it was a Pynchon conference; completely surreal.

Fri Jul 09 10:21:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @tla and @mkirschenbaum

Except that the pious huffiness is focused on a second-hand mischaracterization of a speaker's point. #dh2010

Fri Jul 09 11:14:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @tla

I'm not saying the mischaracterization should stand! In fact, the responses to the initial tweet perpetuated the misreading.

Fri Jul 09 11:22:15 +0000 2010

Dying of the heat in K.240.#dh2010

Fri Jul 09 13:45:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @KathrynTomasek

Nope; upstairs where the ACH AGM was. At probably 65% capacity, but sweltering.

Fri Jul 09 13:49:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I wouldn't either. It's pretty cushy compared with the heat in NYC before I left. Not to mention actually being at #dh2010.

Fri Jul 09 13:54:15 +0000 2010

Third presenter's a no-show. Sigh. At least I can escape the room. #dh2010

Fri Jul 09 13:58:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonaboyd

If you see @karikraus's most recent tweets, you'll see that that was not at all her point. #dh2010

Fri Jul 09 14:57:02 +0000 2010

Oh, holy moly, am I ready to get back to writing already.

Sat Jul 10 09:27:27 +0000 2010

Very interesting analysis of backchannel use at DH conferences being presented by @clairey_ross. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 10:11:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dougreside

Completely agree: Buzz should have been brilliant. Other prob tho was redundancy btw Buzz/Gmail/Google Reader. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:10:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Ooh, interesting q! My sense is that trad review inhibits innovation, promotes safety, but would be fun to explore. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:15:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jamescummings

Yes, absolutely. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:18:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @dougreside

I do like that, but I hate having to mark things as read in 2 places; needs better integration, as @jamescummings said. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:19:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @ernestopriego

Thank you!

Sat Jul 10 11:19:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Yes! Interpretation of metrics is key; just b/c there might only be a few ppl in a subfield doesn't mean impact is low. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:26:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Also, impact develops over time, which can be taken into consideration in an open process, but not in a closed one. #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 11:27:16 +0000 2010

Yes, I just poured 1/4 cup of sparkling water right on the keyboard of my MBAir. No, I did not do it on purpose. Happily, it wasn't juice.

Sat Jul 10 14:00:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @fraistat

See you again soon, I hope!

Sat Jul 10 14:01:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @filmsnob

So far, so good! I once poured Crystal Light on a keyboard, which shorted it out; aspartame is apparently electronics-unfriendly.

Sat Jul 10 14:11:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @jamescummings

Way to exercise that panopticon! #dh2010

Sat Jul 10 16:12:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hope you're feeling better! Or starting to.

Sat Jul 10 21:18:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Smartassitude is always a good sign.

Sat Jul 10 21:27:03 +0000 2010

Thank you to Harold Short and the entire @digihums2010 staff for such a terrific and memorable #dh2010. \(via @brettbobley\)

Sat Jul 10 22:01:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Why does this not surprise me?

Sat Jul 10 22:01:46 +0000 2010

R. has taken off for airport. I have late checkout & so can loiter here for about 6 hours longer. Might actually try to get some work done.

Sun Jul 11 06:42:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

It's also nice to know you're still awake over there; it's odd being on totally the wrong time zone once the conf is over.

Sun Jul 11 07:47:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jamescummings and @melissaterras

that in fact no one might be watching at all. [2/2]

Sun Jul 11 07:49:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jamescummings and @melissaterras

There's also the Zizek claim \(FWIW\) that the real terror of the contemporary is not being watched but [1/2]

Sun Jul 11 07:49:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Heh. I was hoping you were actually asleep! Alas, my flight's not for hours yet, but I'm hanging in the hotel and trying to write.

Sun Jul 11 09:27:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ugh, so sorry. I hope both sleep and productivity return soon.

Sun Jul 11 09:50:04 +0000 2010

You know, "St. Elsewhere" may be totally 2006, but that Gnarls Barkley still provides a mighty snappy writing soundtrack.

Sun Jul 11 10:15:41 +0000 2010

It appears I may have to violate my no-MS policy. NeoOffice is making a total hash of saving my manuscript in the required .doc format. Grr.

Sun Jul 11 12:29:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

The hash that NeoO is making of .doc is bizarrely amplified in .rtf. I'll try OO and hope that works!

Sun Jul 11 12:40:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @magistrahf

It's possible but seems unlikely; it's a pretty complexly formatted document.

Sun Jul 11 12:44:11 +0000 2010

At Paddington, beginning the journey back to New York, stop 3 of 4 on my ludicrously complex plane ticket. Next stop: Heathrow.

Sun Jul 11 13:51:17 +0000 2010

Okay, up and over. See you back Stateside, Twitter.

Sun Jul 11 17:27:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Woo-hoo! I'm back now, too. How reasonable this timezone is, tho, I'm not yet sure.

Mon Jul 12 02:21:51 +0000 2010

Hey, NYC: you were supposed to fix that heat problem while I was gone.

Mon Jul 12 02:22:33 +0000 2010

LGA to EWR to AirTrain to NJT \(where I am now\) to Penn Station to ACE to West 4th to Washington Sq. Not exactly home, but yay nonetheless.

Mon Jul 12 02:25:12 +0000 2010

Of course, the first step was LHR to EWR, not LGA to EWR, which would just be dumb.

Mon Jul 12 02:39:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @ericzinner

Fair enough, I suppose. See you in a bit.

Mon Jul 12 15:24:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Oh, good grief. The. Best. You're making me more homesick for Paris than ever.

Mon Jul 12 15:28:35 +0000 2010

Oh, man. Slept for 9+ hours, and am still feeling flattened. Could do with a couple more, but have things that must be accomplished today!

Mon Jul 12 15:39:07 +0000 2010

Extremely frustrated that neither OpenOffice nor NeoOffice \(nor Pages, etc\) will deal with endnotes the way I need. MS Office, here I come.

Mon Jul 12 16:55:39 +0000 2010

Hey, tweeps: did we get a count on how many attendees there were at #DH2010? I thought I saw a number at some point, but can't find it now.

Mon Jul 12 21:43:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @saschel

Hmm - she says the room seats 250 but that there could be as many as 200 more registered folks in the streaming theatre.

Mon Jul 12 22:20:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Hmm. I thought I'd heard higher, like over 400; probably I've crossed it w/ another conference in my head. Where was I last week?

Mon Jul 12 22:39:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Okay, whew. I'm not losing my mind after all. Thanks \(and see you soon\).

Mon Jul 12 22:51:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @unsworth

That's what I thought; thanks!

Mon Jul 12 23:08:24 +0000 2010

Sucked it up & installed MS Office on the MBAir. Word did in 30 seconds what I'd spent two days trying to get the open variants to do. :/

Mon Jul 12 23:39:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

I can't tell if you're kidding from here, but oh, you are so Not Kidding.

Mon Jul 12 23:58:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @Scheopner

Mine was all about endnotes. Grrr.

Tue Jul 13 00:06:36 +0000 2010

I hope all else is well there - any further word from the medical profession? Is there consensus that this is a done deal?

Tue Jul 13 00:14:08 +0000 2010

Ignore that last, svp. I'm growing to hate the Tweetie way of dealing with DMs.

Tue Jul 13 00:16:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @davidmsilver

Whoa, time flies. What a cutie! It looks like it was a happy birthday.

Tue Jul 13 00:17:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Works nicely! Also masks embarrassment well.

Tue Jul 13 00:22:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Eesh, yes, that would be dangerous!

Tue Jul 13 00:24:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @brfidler

Hey, cool. Tell @therefore I said hi \(actually, I think I just told him\) and I'll look forward to hearing what you're working on!

Tue Jul 13 01:09:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @cforster

Yay, pictures! I hope everyone's resting well.

Tue Jul 13 02:51:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Hey, I had no idea it was your birthday. I hope it was a good one!

Tue Jul 13 03:50:33 +0000 2010

Hmm. Thunderstorms predicted for most of the day today. And me on a turboprop this afternoon. Why does this not give me a good feeling?

Tue Jul 13 13:16:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Yeah, you know, that would have been a much better idea. Ah, well; I'm sure it'll be fine.

Tue Jul 13 13:25:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @msbonn

You too!

Tue Jul 13 13:57:03 +0000 2010

Yay! // Delighted to see that we're reading part of @kfitz's Planned Obsolescence for CLIR seminar: http://bit.ly/92fB57. /via @briancroxall

Tue Jul 13 14:25:30 +0000 2010

Flying through IAD. Dare I trust the airlines \(2, alas\) to properly transfer my bag, or should I gate-check \(& risk a too\-tight connection\)?

Tue Jul 13 15:54:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Usually my instinct, too, but I have a 56-min connection & would have to wait for bag...

Tue Jul 13 16:02:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Kinda what I'm thinking. I never check, but I'm thinking it might be the better course this time.

Tue Jul 13 16:21:32 +0000 2010

Cab \(hey, it's raining\!\) to Penn Sta to NJT \(presently\) to AirTrain to EWR to IAD to CHO. Wish me luck.

Tue Jul 13 16:44:36 +0000 2010

Hi there, @brinkmanship!

Tue Jul 13 17:06:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

I'm srsly contemplating bailing on one travel commitment...

Tue Jul 13 17:22:36 +0000 2010

Checked my bag. And went through security. And then found out my flight was going to be 3.5 hrs late. And now it's cancelled. All in 15min!

Tue Jul 13 17:34:09 +0000 2010

Am rebooked on the next flight; will miss my connection, but have a res on the next flight to CHO. \(Also have vodka, but that's medicinal\.\)

Tue Jul 13 17:41:32 +0000 2010

Crap. And now I understand why she didn't actually tell me when the next flight to CHO is - it doesn't leave IAD until 10.20 pm. Sooo happy.

Tue Jul 13 17:48:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

I won't say it. But unless I can come up with some college $, I may be stuck.

Tue Jul 13 17:49:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Dude, you'd "just drive" to Boston; you're not a reliable guide here.

Tue Jul 13 17:50:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Now *that* would be a feat!

Tue Jul 13 17:53:44 +0000 2010

I'm stuck w/this stupid ticket \(they'll cancel my flt home if I bail\) but I so wish I could go back in time & tell myself to take the train.

Tue Jul 13 17:56:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @ericzinner

"Majesty" is not exactly the word I was thinking.

Tue Jul 13 17:56:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

Okay, now I'm sold.

Tue Jul 13 18:07:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @sherah1918

I'll probably have to take a raincheck on hanging out at CHNM, as it'd be 8pm before I got there, and I hope you'd all be gone!

Tue Jul 13 18:08:55 +0000 2010

A-and! Now the next flight to IAD is cancelled, too!

Tue Jul 13 18:13:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

Yeah, weather, and both flights to IAD were on "non-jet aircraft." Kites, I think.

Tue Jul 13 18:18:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Good question. They're seeing if they can rebook me, but that'll be my next question.

Tue Jul 13 18:19:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

You know, staring at parked aircraft is oddly less appealing than you'd think at a moment like this.

Tue Jul 13 18:20:38 +0000 2010

At least it's not just me; 60 flights cancelled. It's going to be a madhouse here, though.

Tue Jul 13 18:23:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Bar has been found, happily. Working ticket has not. Headed to Charlottesville; may just start walking.

Tue Jul 13 18:27:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I'm still in NY, throwing my platinum weight around with Continental. Will send an SOS if need be!

Tue Jul 13 18:34:55 +0000 2010

Awesome agent was trying to rebook me via Charlotte, and in mid-process that flight got cancelled, too. I am never leaving this airport.

Tue Jul 13 18:36:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @hwhitneyphd

Weather, which doesn't seem all that bad, except that I was supposed to be on a turbo prop. :(

Tue Jul 13 18:46:38 +0000 2010

Okay, rebook #2: 6pm flight to Charlotte, which looks to be about an hour late, giving me approx 1hr to connect to 9.50pm flight to C'ville.

Tue Jul 13 18:52:35 +0000 2010

At least the 6pm to Charlotte is a jet; should get out of here. North Carolina, please keep your weather clear.

Tue Jul 13 18:57:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Eh, I think I'm probably just the whiniest. :)

Tue Jul 13 18:58:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Excellent; thanks!

Tue Jul 13 19:04:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Yes, but apparently I'm not going to IAD now after all - they've rescheduled me through Charlotte. But thanks for asking!

Tue Jul 13 19:52:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Thanks so much!

Tue Jul 13 20:01:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

Thanks, Erin!

Tue Jul 13 20:02:15 +0000 2010

At least the weather has cleared up in New Jersey, tho my prospects for heading south still look a bit dicey. http://yfrog.com/5z3wqp

Tue Jul 13 20:34:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie


Tue Jul 13 21:03:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @wpwend42

Frankly, it just didn't rain all that much up here, either.

Tue Jul 13 21:12:05 +0000 2010

I'm on a plane.

Tue Jul 13 22:40:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

It is a plane that was supposed to have taken off 45 minutes ago, but at least I'm finally on it.

Tue Jul 13 22:45:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Yeah, sadly, it's unlikely lead to enlightenment. But hopefully to my hotel.

Tue Jul 13 22:53:31 +0000 2010

Well, that was fun. After 40 minutes of circling, we're finally on the ground in Charlotte. Now to see if my flight to C'ville will go.

Wed Jul 14 01:45:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj


Wed Jul 14 02:01:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Would have long since done so if the airline wouldn't have cancelled the rest of my ticket home.

Wed Jul 14 02:03:32 +0000 2010

The good news is a dude with a cart took me from the far end of A to the close end of E. And I hustled the rest of the way to the far end.

Wed Jul 14 02:07:23 +0000 2010

To find that my flight to C'ville is delayed until 11pm.

Wed Jul 14 02:07:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

If @brettbobley would get that ODH teleportation initiative moving, I wouldn't be in this mess.

Wed Jul 14 02:14:18 +0000 2010

A-and now it's 11.25pm. #shootmenow

Wed Jul 14 02:17:11 +0000 2010

North Carolina, you failed me. http://yfrog.com/5glk6p

Wed Jul 14 02:30:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Three days, I think. Very, very much looking forward to getting there!

Wed Jul 14 02:40:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Here's hoping that's the end of it! And Virginia, now I'm looking at you.

Wed Jul 14 02:41:25 +0000 2010

Sooooo wishing I'd gate-checked that stupid suitcase. \(And I do promise I'll stop whining soon\.\)

Wed Jul 14 03:08:02 +0000 2010

Everyone is leaving except us. I begin to feel picked on.

Wed Jul 14 03:18:18 +0000 2010

Finally on the plane. A turboprop. Please let the weather be over, okay?

Wed Jul 14 03:40:05 +0000 2010

Oh, and it occurs to me to ask: there will be a taxi to be had in Charlottesville at 1am, yes?

Wed Jul 14 03:44:47 +0000 2010

On the ground in Charlottesville. Now to find my suitcase, a cab, and my hotel. #whew

Wed Jul 14 05:05:22 +0000 2010

A-and, they lost my suitcase!

Wed Jul 14 05:17:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hey also there's a cab.

Wed Jul 14 05:32:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

But not a driver. Sheesh.

Wed Jul 14 05:33:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Driver found; hotel ahead.

Wed Jul 14 05:36:00 +0000 2010

It is 2am. I have just checked into my hotel, where I should have arrived at 7pm. I am exhausted and starving - and raiding the minibar.

Wed Jul 14 06:14:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

What's funny is that my flying karma is either *amazing* or awful. Hardly ever inbetween. And when it's bad, it's really bad.

Wed Jul 14 06:19:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

Hey, goldfish and beer. It's not quite sea bass and Coke Zero, but it'll do.

Wed Jul 14 06:25:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

Thanks, Jennifer - and good night to you!

Wed Jul 14 06:34:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Excellent; congratulations!

Wed Jul 14 14:22:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I'm just the whiniest! I hope everyone makes it.

Wed Jul 14 14:27:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

PS: you are too kind. Thanks for your sympathies and offers of help!

Wed Jul 14 14:28:13 +0000 2010

So after finally getting to sleep around 4, I'm up, with a little coffee in me & awaiting a room-serviced breakfast. Things could be worse!

Wed Jul 14 14:35:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Ah, travel as a government official. It's just romantic.

Wed Jul 14 14:47:02 +0000 2010

Ah, there are few things quite as refreshing as taking a long hot shower and then putting back on the clothes you travelled in yesterday.

Wed Jul 14 16:32:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Actually, I managed to get an overnight kit out of the airline, so I have a doll-sized toothbrush and tiny toothpaste.

Wed Jul 14 16:37:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I wore the same clothes two days in a row in Istanbul, which is the easternmost point I've ever worn the same clothes at.

Wed Jul 14 16:47:30 +0000 2010

@samplereality I wore the same clothes two days in a row at ASA, at an ESF-COST workshop, at #sci8, and at a dozen other seminal events.

Wed Jul 14 16:51:12 +0000 2010

#sci8 about to begin: http://is.gd/drWGj

Wed Jul 14 18:04:29 +0000 2010

Thinking about reference model for scholarly communication: how do we create a shared understanding of its processes and communities? #sci8

Wed Jul 14 19:02:57 +0000 2010

Vetting and validation as thing sch comm often gets hung up on, but there are lots of ways, formal & informal, in which it gets done. #sci8

Wed Jul 14 19:11:25 +0000 2010

Acceleration of sch comm is placing greatest stress not on scholars but on reviewers: too much to give everything attention. #sci8

Wed Jul 14 19:16:55 +0000 2010

RT @dancohen: what often separates new schol comm models fr old ones is how they show all content, incl. "rejected" content & reviews. #sci8

Wed Jul 14 20:26:58 +0000 2010

That's key: publish-then-filter allows a greater range of perspectives, and great visibility of *perspective* itself. #sci8

Wed Jul 14 20:27:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie and @dancohen

I can always seed a question. "Hey, Dan, don't you have another project called, um, Hacking the Somethingorother?"

Wed Jul 14 20:58:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

Ditto what @nowviskie, @dancohen, @brettbobley said - looking forward to talking about how MC might work with you.

Wed Jul 14 21:13:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

Have you seen @melissaterras's DH plenary? Excellent on just that hope/despair contradiction: http://bit.ly/dcs8GB

Wed Jul 14 21:27:45 +0000 2010

Ah, still suitcaseless. Airline gives no indication that anyone ever had a suitcase at all. Many thanks to @nowviskie for the shopping trip.

Thu Jul 15 02:09:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

Oh, Billie - I just now saw this. All my thoughts are headed your way.

Thu Jul 15 02:24:27 +0000 2010

.@2xlp reminds me that I forgot to @usair in my previous tweet. Will rectify.

Thu Jul 15 02:28:41 +0000 2010

Still suitcaseless. And not only does @usair give no indication that there was ever a suitcase, they've torn my claim form in half.

Thu Jul 15 02:29:58 +0000 2010

As if someone at @usair had actually solved the problem! Except, like, the opposite.

Thu Jul 15 02:30:29 +0000 2010

Thanks all for your sympathies. Day 1 of #sci8 was amazing, and tomorrow, I get to wear brand new \(i\.e\., clean\) clothes. Even better!

Thu Jul 15 02:31:41 +0000 2010

@continental has found my bag. At Dulles. WHERE I NEVER WENT. And where it's been sitting for over 24 hours. Waiting. Without me.

Thu Jul 15 03:01:31 +0000 2010

And where it would have continued to sit had I not called and pressed the issue.

Thu Jul 15 03:02:03 +0000 2010

Excuse the auto-retweet if you already saw the following. Don't want it get hidden as if it were a reply.

Thu Jul 15 03:05:12 +0000 2010

.@continental has found my bag. At Dulles. WHERE I NEVER WENT. And where it's been sitting for over 24 hours. Waiting. Without me.

Thu Jul 15 03:05:31 +0000 2010

Wow, just I post that: @continental says the bag is no longer at IAD, and no longer in their possession, but has been passed to @united.

Thu Jul 15 03:06:45 +0000 2010

Have I mentioned that I never flew @united? \(And here will end my suitcase\-tweeting, except for one small "hurray" if it arrives\.\)

Thu Jul 15 03:07:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

It's weird how rain makes suitcases slippery.

Thu Jul 15 03:24:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

United just told Continental that they don't have mine. "It must have gone on." All of its own accord.

Thu Jul 15 03:25:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

Thanks, @BryanAlexander. It's been a little unreal.

Thu Jul 15 03:26:48 +0000 2010

Thanks for listening, twitters. It's weird how dependent I am on my stuff, which I only realize when my stuff disappears.

Thu Jul 15 03:28:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @pmhswe

You're EXTREMELY kind to say so. I feel like I'm displaying my unresilience all over the internets.

Thu Jul 15 03:35:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

Hmmm. I wonder if there's a project in that.

Thu Jul 15 03:37:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @KTBoyer

*Very* interesting. Your suitcase could tell you what it saw, but I guess then it would have to kill you?

Thu Jul 15 03:58:32 +0000 2010

I just had the most awesome thought. You know what's in my suitcase? My keys. House keys. Car keys. Office keys.

Thu Jul 15 04:24:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

You bleeping said it.

Thu Jul 15 04:27:34 +0000 2010

I never, ever check my suitcase, so I always tuck my keys in the top pocket. Leg 4 of 5; day 13 of 17; completely forgot they were in there.

Thu Jul 15 04:40:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

No suitcase. And I'm sufficiently crazed about it that I only managed to get two hours of sleep. Promises to be a fun day!

Thu Jul 15 10:43:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Shoot. I knew I left something out.

Thu Jul 15 11:04:22 +0000 2010

Beginning life w/o suitcase, day 2. Yesterday, I got clean clothes, thx to @nowviskie & Old Navy. Today, I must hit CVS for prescriptions.

Thu Jul 15 11:27:12 +0000 2010

Baggage agents at @usair & @continental claim @united last had the bag. @united is claiming ignorance & refusing to answer the phone.

Thu Jul 15 11:28:16 +0000 2010

All of which is to say that I guess I lied when I said I was done boring you with my suitcase travails. Sorry about that.

Thu Jul 15 11:28:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @zaynk

Actually, you no longer have to ask; according to new FAA regulations, you *inform*. Which I did!

Thu Jul 15 12:03:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Perfect; I'll stop off then, or during the break before dinner.

Thu Jul 15 12:04:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Sounds like a solid basis for a new ad campaign.

Thu Jul 15 12:04:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Good grief, do I wish I knew about that three days ago.

Thu Jul 15 12:45:15 +0000 2010

On two hours' sleep, having a nearly impossible time multi-tasking. I can either follow a discussion OR take notes OR engage the web. Sigh.

Thu Jul 15 15:02:29 +0000 2010

Betty from CHO airport just left a message on my voicemail describing the ID tag on my suitcase. Which is to say, it's in & being delivered.

Thu Jul 15 15:35:37 +0000 2010

Which also means prescription drugs are on their way, and I'll be able to sleep tonight.

Thu Jul 15 15:38:22 +0000 2010

And there was much rejoicing, indeed! Thanks, all, for not unfollowing during this long bout of whininess \(mine\) and stupidity \(ahem\).

Thu Jul 15 15:43:11 +0000 2010

@dancohen reporting out on our discussion of blogs and other forms of social publishing as modes of scholarly communication. #sci8

Thu Jul 15 15:44:05 +0000 2010

The sweetest sight: http://yfrog.com/cci10j

Thu Jul 15 20:49:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody

I like it. We can call it Roll-E.

Thu Jul 15 21:16:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @xina

Yup! I can go home on Saturday after all!

Thu Jul 15 21:16:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

That really made me LOL, but only after I'd been to a couple of maxi-bars already.

Fri Jul 16 03:19:26 +0000 2010

So, it's been an amazing couple of days of conversation about scholarly communication so far here at #sci8. I hope I've give you a \(1/2\)

Fri Jul 16 03:23:00 +0000 2010

small glimpse of what's been going on. Other, that is, than people whinging about their missing valises. \(Huh\. Some people\!\) #sci8 \(2/2\)

Fri Jul 16 03:25:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Why, if that had been so, one would have been spared all the whinging, no?

Fri Jul 16 03:38:36 +0000 2010

Starting day 3 of #sci8; about to hear from the publishers, librarians, funders, etc.

Fri Jul 16 13:08:57 +0000 2010

Strong message from pubs at #sci8: open-access e-filing of your diss does NOT lessen the chances it'll be pub'd as a book. \(via @nowviskie\)

Fri Jul 16 13:43:27 +0000 2010

However, with a strong caveat: the chances ANY diss will be pub'd as a book are slim. Just not reduced by e-filing. #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:44:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I agree - but we need to make the slimness of those chances clear, to encourage the getting-out-there. #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:47:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

In fact, I begin to suspect that \(contrary to assumptions\) the getting-out-there can improve chances by building awareness. #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:49:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Absolutely! Far greater impact, which can lead to future publishing opportunities. #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:53:36 +0000 2010

Libraries must make hard decisions about what dig proj to collect and preserve, but the sooner they're brought into the process [1/2] #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:57:09 +0000 2010

of creating those projects, the more likely they are to be able to take the projects on. [2/2] #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:57:39 +0000 2010

On cyberinfrastructure: DH needs a rural electrification project; right now, we're focused on getting our home generators to work. #sci8

Fri Jul 16 13:59:34 +0000 2010

Presses are trapped by their role as the marker of academic prestige in the current system. // See my AAUP talk: http://bit.ly/dkJ1Ni #sci8

Fri Jul 16 14:01:34 +0000 2010

Our goal should be maximum impact, not a particular form. How do we communicate our work as widely as possible? \(Hint: open web\.\) #sci8

Fri Jul 16 14:18:19 +0000 2010

@brettbobley goal of humanities scholarship must be pursuing max impact beyond the silos of schol books & journals. #sci8 #AMEN \(via @JDKun\)

Fri Jul 16 14:23:43 +0000 2010

If nuanced scholarship is not accessible to multiple publics, that is a failure of the scholar/writer, not a success #sci8 \(via @JDKun\)

Fri Jul 16 15:37:03 +0000 2010

A conclusion to a fantastic #sci8 - it's been amazing to be involved in such a great series of conversations.

Fri Jul 16 16:06:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Not until tomorrow morning!

Fri Jul 16 16:40:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Congratulations! That's amazing.

Fri Jul 16 21:59:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

I say we get to be as inaccessible as them when we, like they, have moved to full open access.

Fri Jul 16 22:02:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

We've gotten ourselves in assloads of trouble replicating their mode of difficulty without their mode of distribution.

Fri Jul 16 22:03:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ha. I don't leave until tomorrow morning. But I'm pretty sure folks will be happy for me to shut up already about the travel.

Fri Jul 16 22:09:36 +0000 2010

#sci8 was completely amazing, but I hit the wall during lunch afterward. Came back to the hotel & slept for three hours. Now, a dinner plan.

Fri Jul 16 22:16:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

Did you ever read Brill's Content? Had an ongoing feature, the CharlieRose-o-meter, recording how many times he interrupted.

Fri Jul 16 23:58:49 +0000 2010

After 17 days, 4 stops, 2 conferences, and 1 adventure, my suitcase and I are headed home this morning. Here's hoping for a dull travel day.

Sat Jul 17 12:42:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

They can take my suitcase from me when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.

Sat Jul 17 13:01:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

In fact, I'm thinking of starting NCA, the Nat'l Carry-on Association. Protecting your right to bear suitcases since 2010.

Sat Jul 17 13:03:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @CapitolClio

You & me both. My suitcase's wandering days are over!

Sat Jul 17 13:05:41 +0000 2010

Okay, self: I said boring. \(I'm usually so good about departure time math that I didn't double\-check & am now cutting it \*rilly\* close\.\)

Sat Jul 17 13:34:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Thank you! It was great getting to be here. I'll hope to talk more soon.

Sat Jul 17 13:41:17 +0000 2010

Okay, that went ridiculously well. Told cab would take 10 mins to arrive; took 5. Told ride would be 25 mins; was 18. \(1/2\)

Sat Jul 17 13:54:51 +0000 2010

No one in line at check-in; no prob at the counter. Line at security was me. & flight is 15 mins late, so I was still an hour ahead. \(2/2\)

Sat Jul 17 13:57:11 +0000 2010

It is only mildly ridiculous how much I'm looking forward to getting home and properly updating and synchronizing all the electronics.

Sat Jul 17 14:13:17 +0000 2010

Okay, here we go: CHO to IAD to IAH to ONT. To home. At last.

Sat Jul 17 14:33:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

You rock, in all ways. Here's to a fantastically productive weekend!

Sat Jul 17 15:07:16 +0000 2010

One of those moments I wish I were traveling with someone: I have a perfect seat at the gate- one of two near an outlet- but want caffeine.

Sat Jul 17 16:52:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That's brilliant. It may come to that.

Sat Jul 17 16:55:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Completely agree!

Sat Jul 17 17:10:37 +0000 2010

Appears my IAD-IAH flight will be taking off 9min late. And arriving 53min late. 'Splain that. \(Also, hope it's not true; will miss connex\.\)

Sat Jul 17 17:12:50 +0000 2010

Just talked with utterly unhelpful @continental elite agent, who told me the next flt is full, & effectively said "gee, I hope you make it."

Sat Jul 17 17:14:02 +0000 2010

Gee, I hope so, too.

Sat Jul 17 17:14:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Yes, it must be some sort of space-time warp in which you lose 50 minutes and 1 crucial checked bag.

Sat Jul 17 17:26:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

I'm beginning to wonder.

Sat Jul 17 17:26:40 +0000 2010

Made my connection. I'm getting home tonight. #whew

Sat Jul 17 22:53:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

That is the $64 question.

Sat Jul 17 23:06:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Indeed. My cats will appreciate it, as will everyone around me when I don't have a total meltdown in a public place.

Sat Jul 17 23:11:59 +0000 2010

RT @mkgold: Go @chutry! RT @henryjenkins: Chuck Tryon discusses how digital media is "reinventing cinema" http://bit.ly/csVzx0

Sat Jul 17 23:23:35 +0000 2010

I am terrified of everything in my refrigerator.

Sun Jul 18 03:35:06 +0000 2010

I mean, seriously; there's milk in there that *claims* it'll be okay until July 31. I left here July 1. How is that possible?

Sun Jul 18 03:35:39 +0000 2010

In related news: I'm home.

Sun Jul 18 03:36:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Sadly, it's far more - well, not *pedestrian*, per se, but - transportational than that.

Sun Jul 18 03:37:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Sooooo glad to be back here. And don't worry; the milk is a goner. As are the avocados and the unidentifiable leftovers.

Sun Jul 18 03:52:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryanhealy

Actually, it's whole, but organic & "ultra-pasteurized." I don't use milk but my partner swore it lasted past the date last time.

Sun Jul 18 04:30:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

Actually, kinda yes and kinda no. It's organic but "ultra-pasteurized." My partner said it lasted past the date last time.

Sun Jul 18 04:40:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @pronetolaughter

Ack! I'm so sorry to hear that. Everything of mine seems to have made it - or I haven't yet figured out it's missing.

Sun Jul 18 04:44:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @jamescummings

Actually, this is organic, so it's preservative-free. But the higher-temp pasteurization no doubt does it.

Sun Jul 18 15:12:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

You know, I get how that works, and still the no-refrig milk/aseptic packaged freaks me out.

Sun Jul 18 15:15:18 +0000 2010

It's computer hygiene day here at home: ensuring backups and software are current, cleaning old caches, fixing bad filenames, etc.

Sun Jul 18 18:47:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @ProfHacker

I'll ponder. I'd agree if I'd gone at it in some smart or systematic manner, rather than stupidly backing in due to problems.

Sun Jul 18 19:15:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jenterysayers

Hello, Jentery!

Sun Jul 18 21:35:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Congrats - that's amazing! \(I felt much the same after the two marathons I ran \- took a day or so to be able to think again\.\)

Mon Jul 19 00:23:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @wpwend42

Cover letter for a job application? Yes, provided you have that much of substance to say. Keep it as tight as possible, though.

Mon Jul 19 15:03:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Fair enough. Once I can figure out how to narrativize my stupid flailing \(or at least what lessons I've learned from it\) I'll schedule.

Mon Jul 19 15:04:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Hmmm. Not a bad idea at all.

Mon Jul 19 15:10:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Worry not.

Mon Jul 19 15:21:00 +0000 2010

My Twitter stream is making me hungry.

Mon Jul 19 17:50:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'll be right there.

Mon Jul 19 17:57:45 +0000 2010

I have caved, 100%: I now have MS Office on both of my machines & am guiltily enjoying the non-crapped-up formatting of docs I get sent.

Mon Jul 19 17:58:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I'd say yes, but I should probably try to keep a bit more loca- in my -vore.

Mon Jul 19 18:02:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Mon Jul 19 18:03:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I hear that. SoCal produce isn't bad, though...

Mon Jul 19 18:06:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Not yet - I'll be there by the end of the first week of August. Still got to pack & move yet.

Mon Jul 19 18:12:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Oh, but had passed through there twice in the last couple of weeks, before & after DH2010, so I see how you thought that.

Mon Jul 19 18:13:30 +0000 2010

Just finished reviewing proofs for an article that may not run, because I can't sign the copyright form. Curious how this will go.

Mon Jul 19 18:20:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @joncgoodwin

Ha. No, my "can't" is about non-medical conditions, and not just an objection: I can't sign because I can't abide by its terms.

Mon Jul 19 18:46:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

The latter, most definitely. Particularly in that I've already violated the terms as written. Thus "can't" rather than "won't."

Mon Jul 19 18:47:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Can't. Wait.

Mon Jul 19 18:59:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

What @tmcphers said.

Mon Jul 19 21:57:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Man, you know how to do a vacation up *right*!

Mon Jul 19 22:58:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I am alas on something akin to that pace. Which is why it took so long for this reply to appear.

Tue Jul 20 01:15:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Aw, man, my undergrad library was like that - caught in transition between Dewey & LOC. I'm somewhat nostalgic for it!

Tue Jul 20 14:41:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Spent a lot of time trying to decide whether there was rhyme or reason to the shuffle. Made clear how arbitrary each was.

Tue Jul 20 14:42:34 +0000 2010

New blog post: Where Am I Going, Where Have I Been http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/where-am-i-going-where-have-i-been/

Tue Jul 20 15:59:21 +0000 2010

How badly do I not want to face the next task I have to take on? SO badly.

Tue Jul 20 18:55:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @dancohen

But would that devalue links to @ProfHacker articles or links by @ProfHacker contribs? Bc not all our links are to PH...

Tue Jul 20 19:05:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen and @jcmeloni

What @cforster said.

Tue Jul 20 19:06:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ah, okay. Stress makes me literal, apparently.

Tue Jul 20 19:10:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Actually, looking at the posts in my stream, a match for the string "New at ProfHacker" might do it; that's the most commonly RTd.

Tue Jul 20 19:12:06 +0000 2010

Hmm. Some runaway process on the iMac had eaten up 60GB worth of disk memory. Tried to restart; machine hung. What gives?

Tue Jul 20 19:38:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall


Tue Jul 20 19:38:32 +0000 2010

Okay, I take it back. After restart, the 60GB of hd space is still gone. And I am puzzled.

Tue Jul 20 19:44:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

et al: do folks publishing in DHQ really want to use a paper analogy just for T&P? There are better ways of making the arg

Tue Jul 20 19:54:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Thanks! But ugh. One culprit appears to be kernel.log, which is FILLED with errors being thrown by disk4s2. My Time Capsule?

Tue Jul 20 20:15:05 +0000 2010

The bad news is that I think my Time Capsule died this morning, sending >23GB of error messages to kernel.log in the process.

Tue Jul 20 20:36:04 +0000 2010

The good news is that my Time Capsule's serial number is in the range that's been mentioned for Apple replacement.

Tue Jul 20 20:39:10 +0000 2010

Would be nice, however, if I could actually find some information about the Time Capsule replacement program from, say, Apple.

Tue Jul 20 20:49:48 +0000 2010

Ugh; found the info. It's for faulty power supplies, not for failing hard disks. So I may be stuck.

Tue Jul 20 20:57:32 +0000 2010

Wait: the TC mounted; whatever its problem, it's not the one throwing errors. TC=disk3s2; errors coming from disk4s2. Which is what disk?

Tue Jul 20 21:02:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

Since March 2008, apparently.

Tue Jul 20 21:10:21 +0000 2010

Okay, nearly 60GB worth of logs, which popped up in about an hour, deleted. Still can't figure out which disk was throwing the errors, tho.

Tue Jul 20 21:38:44 +0000 2010

Hey, remember when I said I didn't want to face the next task on my list, like two hours ago? Guess what? I haven't!

Tue Jul 20 21:44:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

WOW - that's some serious walking!

Wed Jul 21 03:13:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryancordell

Have you gotten ahold of a copy? I'd be happy to send you mine.

Wed Jul 21 03:14:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryancordell

Sure; DM me her info.

Wed Jul 21 15:56:53 +0000 2010

Okay, so Flipboard is pretty cool, but it sure asks for a LOT of permissions in order to interact with FB. Not sure how I feel about that...

Wed Jul 21 23:27:13 +0000 2010

Found out today that my passive-aggressive downstairs neighbor hired the woman who cleans my apt in an attempt to use her to spy on me.

Thu Jul 22 00:13:11 +0000 2010

She refused. And of course told me the story.

Thu Jul 22 00:14:13 +0000 2010

I am unbelievably tickled by this. A nice bit of information to tuck away for a rainy day.

Thu Jul 22 00:15:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Jul 22 00:17:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @TheRepoRat

Alas, we both own. At least what she wanted to know was totally benign, but that she wouldn't just ask me is a scream.

Thu Jul 22 00:24:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

She wanted S to turn on the sound system here to see if the bass was making her ceiling vibrate. That she wouldn't ask me is a riot.

Thu Jul 22 00:25:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

But then, she did ask me about it 5 yrs ago, and we picked the subwoofer up off the floor. Now, she says, the vibration's back.

Thu Jul 22 00:26:20 +0000 2010

What my neighbor wanted to know: if I'd moved my subwoofer back onto the floor, as she claims our soundsystem is making her ceiling vibrate.

Thu Jul 22 00:27:55 +0000 2010

I hadn't. In fact, I picked it up at her behest 5 years ago. That she doesn't want to ask me about it directly is hysterically funny to me.

Thu Jul 22 00:28:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Oho. So this whole thing about my subwoofer is really a screen for Wiley's plan to ensure my book never sees the light of day?

Thu Jul 22 00:37:37 +0000 2010

Why is AT&T emailing me about their new store in Niles, MI?

Thu Jul 22 02:43:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @sherah1918

Definitely begins to sound like a scam.

Thu Jul 22 03:01:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @unsworth

Nice. It looked phishy, but I couldn't spot the hook. Thanks, John.

Thu Jul 22 03:10:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @unsworth

It's quite clever; I could easily have fallen for it, as I have a habit of unsubbing from random stuff like that.

Thu Jul 22 03:10:53 +0000 2010

As @unsworth points out to me, the AT&T Niles, MI email is phishing; the hook is in the unsubscribe link!

Thu Jul 22 03:12:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @unsworth

I got that one, too. Is it animus toward MI, or an assumption that MI won't raise suspicions?

Thu Jul 22 05:09:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

I got the Angola one overnight!

Thu Jul 22 15:06:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Woo-hoo! Need a test subject?

Thu Jul 22 15:07:30 +0000 2010

Two days ago I searched for a particular product on the site of a particular internet discounter. [1/2]

Thu Jul 22 17:40:57 +0000 2010

Since then, ads for that discounter featuring that item have popped up EVERYWHERE. Perhaps it's time to clear my caches. [2/2]

Thu Jul 22 17:41:39 +0000 2010

Today's massive lack of productivity is sending me out to run errands. I may even go to a movie! It's been that kind of day.

Thu Jul 22 21:55:46 +0000 2010

Okay, now I feel productive. Got the car smogged, went to the PO, renewed my registration & insurance, & am now at the movies. Much better.

Thu Jul 22 23:34:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Jul 22 23:49:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Actually, what you want is the future anterior, my favorite tense. How great it will be having done it!

Fri Jul 23 03:32:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @nickmirzoeff

I'm in Claremont, probably until Aug 7 or 8. Finishing up some stuff here & packing. Glad you're enjoying the workshop!

Fri Jul 23 03:56:12 +0000 2010

@ryancordell Hey, knock 'em dead, Ryan!

Fri Jul 23 13:57:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear about this - I hope the kitty's okay.

Fri Jul 23 14:46:54 +0000 2010

Rilly, rilly not with the program yet this morning. Or this summer, quite frankly. What say we back the calendary up a bit & take a do-over?

Fri Jul 23 14:50:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Gads, the things they can get into. It never fails to surprise me, either.

Fri Jul 23 15:17:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

It does still happen! They're just called something like "electronic roundtables." They use laptops w/large external montors.

Fri Jul 23 15:40:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Problem is no one knows what an "electronic roundtable" is. I wish we could decide that "poster session" is not a pejorative."

Fri Jul 23 15:43:33 +0000 2010

Now wondering if the energy of the DH poster session would be transferable to MLA if we were to create a specific campaign... #mla11

Fri Jul 23 15:47:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

True. But there's also something a bit "horseless carriage" about the construction. #mla11

Fri Jul 23 15:48:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @nickmirzoeff

If I can make it, though, I'll let you know! I'll hope to see you, if not here, then next month in NYC.

Fri Jul 23 17:20:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryancordell

Woo-hoo! Congrats!

Fri Jul 23 18:25:47 +0000 2010

Twitter's "thanks for noticing" when something has gone wrong technically always strikes me as insincere, if not downright sarcastic.

Fri Jul 23 20:39:21 +0000 2010

RT @lizlosh: Rosenbloom says that experimentation may need to be added to analysis in humanities methods #critcode // brilliant!

Fri Jul 23 23:18:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @mkirschenbaum

And an expansion thereof beyond DH to the humanities-in-general.

Fri Jul 23 23:53:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @profhood

Ah, you must have missed the joyous reunion.

Sat Jul 24 00:07:06 +0000 2010

I will finish that peer review. I will finish that peer review. I will finish that peer review. Um. After I get back from a run.

Sat Jul 24 16:05:23 +0000 2010

Okay, what's with Chrome suddenly allowing all these pop-ups even though I've got pop-ups disallowed, huh?

Sat Jul 24 17:16:46 +0000 2010

PS: This running thing is starting to kick back into place. So yay.

Sat Jul 24 17:17:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Soooo good. It's been eons since I've been able to get ahold of it.

Sat Jul 24 18:52:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

I'm so glad to hear that!

Sat Jul 24 19:47:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara and @rachaelsullivan

Leslie Stahl used to work out at the gym I belonged to in NYC back in the late 90s. She'd be dropped off [1/2]

Sat Jul 24 19:49:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara and @rachaelsullivan

at 5.30 am by her driver and work out in full 60 Minutes hair and makeup. It was super unnerving. [2/2]

Sat Jul 24 19:49:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Happens to me every time I go get my hair cut. I see the gossip rag covers and think "who?"

Sat Jul 24 20:54:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

iAnnotate PDF. It's not perfect, but I like the annotation capacity.

Sun Jul 25 14:13:22 +0000 2010

The peer review of death is at last done & in. Now beginning the horrific project of cleaning out closets & dressers preparatory to packing.

Sun Jul 25 18:04:18 +0000 2010

The piles: to go to Goodwill; to be stored in the garage; to be stored in my office; to stay put; to be shipped to NY; to come with me to NY

Sun Jul 25 18:05:46 +0000 2010

I have approximately 10 days to decide which pile EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN MY HOUSE goes into.

Sun Jul 25 18:06:21 +0000 2010

Oh, forgot the "direct to dumpster" pile.

Sun Jul 25 18:07:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Trust me; odd corners are stacked with piles of old boxes & shopping bags & stuff I "might use someday." Ah, the joy of purging.

Sun Jul 25 21:00:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Yes! Furnished studio on perfect block in west village for only mildly insane $$$. July 4th weekend Craigslist FTW.

Sun Jul 25 21:04:33 +0000 2010

RT @academicdave: Significant ruling on DRM: http://bit.ly/b0lHeR // Whoa: LOC allows cracking CSS on DVDs, calls jailbreaking fair use.

Mon Jul 26 16:33:42 +0000 2010

Holy cow, if I'm reading that right, not only jailbreaking but unlocking is now considered fair use. Go LOC! http://bit.ly/b0lHeR

Mon Jul 26 16:35:40 +0000 2010

Also breaking DRM on "literary works distributed in ebook format" in order to enable read-aloud or to convert to format of screen reader.

Mon Jul 26 16:37:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

No, actually, that is new: the previous allowance was strictly for classroom use; this is for *critical* & documentary use.

Mon Jul 26 16:38:12 +0000 2010

Breaking CSS now legal "when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions [1/2]

Mon Jul 26 16:39:25 +0000 2010

of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment" - no longer just restricted to classroom use. [2/2]

Mon Jul 26 16:39:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

The ruling seems to indicate that cracking for purposes of inclusion in critical commentary falls under fair use!

Mon Jul 26 16:49:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

Hmm. That doesn't seem to have come up, though cracking DRM on video games for "good faith testing" purposes is now fair use.

Mon Jul 26 16:50:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @JeffatSCC

Indeed: no longer restricted to film & media studies profs; includes students!

Mon Jul 26 16:51:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Yes, good point; "fair use" is nebulous, and this is not: cracking for purposes of critical commentary now legal, period.

Mon Jul 26 16:59:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

\(With the non\-insignificant caveat that if there are other measures than cracking available, one has to take them\.\)

Mon Jul 26 17:00:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Exactly. c.f. In Media Res.

Mon Jul 26 17:03:49 +0000 2010

New blog post: Fair Use http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/fair-use/

Mon Jul 26 18:19:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Not a bad idea; thanks!

Mon Jul 26 18:23:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Excellent! I'll ponder.

Mon Jul 26 18:28:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @zota

That's certainly what it looks like to me. I wonder why everyone has latched on the jailbreaking clause rather than the unlocking one.

Mon Jul 26 19:55:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

But I can't not go out that way!

Mon Jul 26 20:02:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Is that a contented sigh or a cry for help? #oneweek

Mon Jul 26 20:23:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

I get it. #oneweek

Mon Jul 26 20:26:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @digitalhumanist

Hi, Dave's family, from pleasantly sunny Southern California.

Tue Jul 27 00:50:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @escapegrace

Well, when you put it that way...

Tue Jul 27 01:31:10 +0000 2010

Very excited that SQ's open review is getting notice today - though extremely sorry that MediaCommons's role in the process got no play.

Tue Jul 27 14:13:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Oh, hey, thanks!

Tue Jul 27 14:14:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Just spotted that! Many thanks to @NEH_ODH, for the tweet and for making these experiments possible!

Tue Jul 27 14:21:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @pmhswe

Oh, I have no worries about that! Katherine's been fabulous to work with.

Tue Jul 27 14:30:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

Oh no! I'm so sorry!

Tue Jul 27 16:08:27 +0000 2010

New blog post: MediaCommons, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Open Review http://bit.ly/abJR3H

Tue Jul 27 16:28:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall and @foundhistory

Also the @NEH_ODH funded MC profile system: http://bit.ly/bvbTow

Tue Jul 27 16:40:33 +0000 2010

@briancroxall @foundhistory Also the @NEH_ODH funded MC profile system: http://bit.ly/bvbTow #oneweek \(now with hashtag\!\)

Tue Jul 27 16:41:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Yes, of course! But there might be a utility \(i\.e\., shared resources\) in building on existing models, no? #oneweek

Tue Jul 27 16:47:07 +0000 2010

All of the #oneweek ideas are fantastic; I'm having a hard time finding a preference. Looking forward to watching it unfold...

Tue Jul 27 16:52:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @foundhistory

Ooh, 1 with footnote support would be great; see my comment on that WP-as-book-platform post abt footnote pain.

Tue Jul 27 16:53:37 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New at ProfHacker: guest author @jmittell with "Letting Us Rip: Our New Right to Fair Use of DVDs" http://bit.ly/9dbHCo

Tue Jul 27 19:11:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

*exhausted sigh*

Wed Jul 28 01:58:48 +0000 2010

I swallowed a camera today! \(And found out I do not have an ulcer, or anything worse\!\)

Wed Jul 28 23:49:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Nice article, Bryan; thanks!

Thu Jul 29 14:32:29 +0000 2010

Some thoughts on open access + scholarship in the liberal arts world, current developments, http://bit.ly/91XlbT #NITLE /via @BryanAlexander

Thu Jul 29 14:33:07 +0000 2010

Today's discovery: swallowing a camera can leave you with a heck of a sore throat.

Thu Jul 29 14:34:27 +0000 2010

I am writing up "notes" \(i\.e\., a renter's agreement\) for my tenants, and sound like a fussy old lady.

Thu Jul 29 23:30:01 +0000 2010

Along which lines: what am I forgetting to include? Bad sublet/housesitter experiences I should know about?

Thu Jul 29 23:30:43 +0000 2010

Ooh, yes. I've got the "no modifications" clause, but hadn't thought of the "don't touch the boxes" clause. Thanks, all!

Thu Jul 29 23:56:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @nirak

You and me both. Particularly after my last major housesitter. *shudder*

Fri Jul 30 01:46:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @philnel

Wow, Phil - that's awfully nice! Thanks so much for the post.

Fri Jul 30 14:45:04 +0000 2010

Okay, wow. Just got off the phone with some of the outreach folks from #oneweek. You're really going to love [redacted]. I can hardly wait!

Fri Jul 30 18:50:21 +0000 2010

Testing out the free Socialite app from MacHeist. http://bit.ly/calcapp

Fri Jul 30 21:10:36 +0000 2010