2010 07 01 tweets

This has NOT been my day.

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

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.

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

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

Early August to late June, both flexible.

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

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

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

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

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

Appropriate? Probably not. But hilarious? Certainly.

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

Heh.

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

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

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

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. How shocked am I to discover that the promised travel voucher was not in fact waiting at LGA? Shocked, I tell you! Replying to @moncia Thanks. See you... um, soon! $$Guess I should go to sleep\.$$ 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. Ending what has been a difficult day by changing my title on my various websites. Take that! Replying to @triproftri Ooh, I like that. RT @ericzinner: NYUPress in HuffPo: Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses+Books You're Going To Want From Them http://huff.to/caWfia Replying to @samplereality I'm so sorry, Mark. Replying to @briancroxall I'm a big fan of the JQuery rollover note script @clioweb wrote for me to use with Planned Obsolescence... 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! Hey, so, thanks all for your good apt-hunting vibes: problem solved. A most awesome place in the most awesome location. A bit $$, but YAY!!! Replying to @therefore I've thought exactly the same thing. Also, had the entire staff of a restaurant last night wanting to play with it. Replying to @TheRepoRat Alas, "a bit$$" is relative to the already insane $$I was expecting $$i\.e\., this is more$$. My iMac at home is asleep. My Time Capsule is not. I can remote admin my wifi network via the TC, but I cannot persuade it to wake the iMac. Massively unfocused today. Have spent hours goofing around with something that did not need goofing around with. Dragging my heels on work. Replying to @plragde Yeah, which I thought I had on. Apparently not. Replying to @jcmeloni Yay! Had a fantastic dinner tonight with an amazing view of the East River. Of course the fireworks were on the Hudson. But no matter. Heading to London this evening for #dh2010. Mildly concerned about the fact that after 4 days in NYC I'm still on California time. There is a certain presentation that I should be busily preparing this morning. I'm hoping motivation will strike shortly. Replying to @2xlp Ambien gives me bad bounceback - if I take one tonight I won't sleep at all tomorrow. But I do have Restoril & am unafraid to use it. Replying to @2xlp Restoril's pretty old - temazepam is the generic. A distant relation of Valium, et al. Best used sporadically to avoid tolerance. New blog post: On the Road $$Again$$ $$and Again$$ http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-the-road-again-and-again/ MTA to NJT to AirTrain to EWR to LHR. See you there. Replying to @nycdlq Dude, if I saw LBJ on the IRT, I'd be pretty darn sure I'd accidentally dropped LSD. Replying to @ncecire Life in SoCal has made me public transit compulsive; if I *can* use it, I *will* use it. Replying to @brettbobley Hey, excellent. The weather in NYC has been awful for the last two days, so I look forward to a little SoCal style sunny & 72. Replying to @brettbobley $$But with much better curry\.$$ Replying to @nycdlq I did catch the reference, of course! But the image of you listening to it at 7 is pretty priceless. Sitting in club lounge at Marriott Grosvenor Square, waiting for our room to be ready. 100% delirious. Happy to have a day before #DH2010. Replying to @karikraus Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, once I've recovered a bit more! Replying to @kdettmar Be careful what you ask for, my friend. 105 degrees is just around the corner. Good morning, London. Coffee has been had. Online catching up has been accomplished. Now perhaps a bit more coffee and some actual work. Replying to @jcmeloni Hey, you too! I mean, have a great night. I think. 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 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 Ugh, body. You're letting me down. One episode of jet-lag too many? Replying to @brettbobley So sorry not to have made it this afternoon; hoping to recover enough for tomorrow morning. #dh2010 Replying to @briancroxall I am familiar with that word, but not in that context. Replying to @sherah1918 There's one in my town I see at least twice a week; always makes me think "is this 1982 again?" Asleep by 10pm; awake at 3am. Out of bed by 5am. Only coffee around: McDonald's. *sigh* New blog post: Five Years Post-Tribble http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/five-years-post-tribble/ Replying to @nowviskie Ooh, excellent! Very much looking forward to #sci8, in the meantime. Have at last made it to #dh2010, just in time for the panel on building the humanities lab. Very, very happy to be here. 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. @nowviskie on founding assumptions/environment of NINES: peer review as "core function" @nowviskie on founding assumptions/environment of NINES: peer review as "core function" #dh2010 $$this time with hashtag\!$$ Replying to @brettbobley Indeed! Am hoping to play the outlet-search game as little as possible. $$PS: Hi\!$$ Have hit the wall of jet lag. The big question: 40-minute walk or 9-minute tube ride back to my hotel? Replying to @briancroxall Thank you. Replying to @janaremy Ooh, conference nap room. I could certainly get behind that. Replying to @jcmeloni Yes, feel better! So sorry that you're sick... 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. Think I completely wore myself out with the 40min walk to & from #dh2010 yesterday. Going to do it again today, but carrying less stuff. Also, dressed more weather-appropriately. Was utterly drenched by the time I got back to the hotel yesterday evening. In the basement of the Strand Building for session on Teaching/Managing; Anouk Lang on the edu potential of social networking sites. #dh2010 Incidentally, the basement of the Strand Bldg is the site of the craziest conf I ever attended, involving embezzlement & academic fraud. Very, very odd being back on the scene. Replying to @janaremy Appropriately, it was a Pynchon conference; completely surreal. Replying to @tla and @mkirschenbaum Except that the pious huffiness is focused on a second-hand mischaracterization of a speaker's point. #dh2010 Replying to @tla I'm not saying the mischaracterization should stand! In fact, the responses to the initial tweet perpetuated the misreading. Dying of the heat in K.240.#dh2010 Replying to @KathrynTomasek Nope; upstairs where the ACH AGM was. At probably 65% capacity, but sweltering. 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. Third presenter's a no-show. Sigh. At least I can escape the room. #dh2010 Replying to @jasonaboyd If you see @karikraus's most recent tweets, you'll see that that was not at all her point. #dh2010 Oh, holy moly, am I ready to get back to writing already. Very interesting analysis of backchannel use at DH conferences being presented by @clairey_ross. #dh2010 Replying to @dougreside Completely agree: Buzz should have been brilliant. Other prob tho was redundancy btw Buzz/Gmail/Google Reader. #dh2010 Replying to @sgsinclair Ooh, interesting q! My sense is that trad review inhibits innovation, promotes safety, but would be fun to explore. #dh2010 Replying to @jamescummings Yes, absolutely. #dh2010 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 Replying to @ernestopriego Thank you! 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 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 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. Replying to @fraistat See you again soon, I hope! Replying to @filmsnob So far, so good! I once poured Crystal Light on a keyboard, which shorted it out; aspartame is apparently electronics-unfriendly. Replying to @jamescummings Way to exercise that panopticon! #dh2010 Replying to @jcmeloni Hope you're feeling better! Or starting to. Replying to @jcmeloni Smartassitude is always a good sign. Thank you to Harold Short and the entire @digihums2010 staff for such a terrific and memorable #dh2010. $$via @brettbobley$$ Replying to @brettbobley Why does this not surprise me? R. has taken off for airport. I have late checkout & so can loiter here for about 6 hours longer. Might actually try to get some work done. Replying to @jcmeloni It's also nice to know you're still awake over there; it's odd being on totally the wrong time zone once the conf is over. Replying to @jamescummings and @melissaterras that in fact no one might be watching at all. [2/2] Replying to @jamescummings and @melissaterras There's also the Zizek claim $$FWIW$$ that the real terror of the contemporary is not being watched but [1/2] Replying to @jcmeloni Heh. I was hoping you were actually asleep! Alas, my flight's not for hours yet, but I'm hanging in the hotel and trying to write. Replying to @jcmeloni Ugh, so sorry. I hope both sleep and productivity return soon. You know, "St. Elsewhere" may be totally 2006, but that Gnarls Barkley still provides a mighty snappy writing soundtrack. It appears I may have to violate my no-MS policy. NeoOffice is making a total hash of saving my manuscript in the required .doc format. Grr. Replying to @jmittell The hash that NeoO is making of .doc is bizarrely amplified in .rtf. I'll try OO and hope that works! Replying to @magistrahf It's possible but seems unlikely; it's a pretty complexly formatted document. At Paddington, beginning the journey back to New York, stop 3 of 4 on my ludicrously complex plane ticket. Next stop: Heathrow. Okay, up and over. See you back Stateside, Twitter. Replying to @jcmeloni Woo-hoo! I'm back now, too. How reasonable this timezone is, tho, I'm not yet sure. Hey, NYC: you were supposed to fix that heat problem while I was gone. LGA to EWR to AirTrain to NJT $$where I am now$$ to Penn Station to ACE to West 4th to Washington Sq. Not exactly home, but yay nonetheless. Of course, the first step was LHR to EWR, not LGA to EWR, which would just be dumb. Replying to @ericzinner Fair enough, I suppose. See you in a bit. Replying to @mkirschenbaum Oh, good grief. The. Best. You're making me more homesick for Paris than ever. Oh, man. Slept for 9+ hours, and am still feeling flattened. Could do with a couple more, but have things that must be accomplished today! Extremely frustrated that neither OpenOffice nor NeoOffice $$nor Pages, etc$$ will deal with endnotes the way I need. MS Office, here I come. Hey, tweeps: did we get a count on how many attendees there were at #DH2010? I thought I saw a number at some point, but can't find it now. Replying to @saschel Hmm - she says the room seats 250 but that there could be as many as 200 more registered folks in the streaming theatre. Replying to @nowviskie Hmm. I thought I'd heard higher, like over 400; probably I've crossed it w/ another conference in my head. Where was I last week? Replying to @nowviskie Okay, whew. I'm not losing my mind after all. Thanks $$and see you soon$$. Replying to @unsworth That's what I thought; thanks! Sucked it up & installed MS Office on the MBAir. Word did in 30 seconds what I'd spent two days trying to get the open variants to do. :/ Replying to @kdettmar I can't tell if you're kidding from here, but oh, you are so Not Kidding. Replying to @Scheopner Mine was all about endnotes. Grrr. I hope all else is well there - any further word from the medical profession? Is there consensus that this is a done deal? Ignore that last, svp. I'm growing to hate the Tweetie way of dealing with DMs. Replying to @davidmsilver Whoa, time flies. What a cutie! It looks like it was a happy birthday. Replying to @sleonchnm Works nicely! Also masks embarrassment well. Replying to @sleonchnm Eesh, yes, that would be dangerous! Replying to @brfidler Hey, cool. Tell @therefore I said hi $$actually, I think I just told him$$ and I'll look forward to hearing what you're working on! Replying to @cforster Yay, pictures! I hope everyone's resting well. Replying to @JenHoward Hey, I had no idea it was your birthday. I hope it was a good one! Hmm. Thunderstorms predicted for most of the day today. And me on a turboprop this afternoon. Why does this not give me a good feeling? Replying to @nowviskie Yeah, you know, that would have been a much better idea. Ah, well; I'm sure it'll be fine. Replying to @msbonn You too! Yay! // Delighted to see that we're reading part of @kfitz's Planned Obsolescence for CLIR seminar: http://bit.ly/92fB57. /via @briancroxall Flying through IAD. Dare I trust the airlines $$2, alas$$ to properly transfer my bag, or should I gate-check $$& risk a too\-tight connection$$? Replying to @jcmeloni Usually my instinct, too, but I have a 56-min connection & would have to wait for bag... Replying to @brettbobley Kinda what I'm thinking. I never check, but I'm thinking it might be the better course this time. Cab $$hey, it's raining\!$$ to Penn Sta to NJT $$presently$$ to AirTrain to EWR to IAD to CHO. Wish me luck. Hi there, @brinkmanship! Replying to @halavais I'm srsly contemplating bailing on one travel commitment... Checked my bag. And went through security. And then found out my flight was going to be 3.5 hrs late. And now it's cancelled. All in 15min! Am rebooked on the next flight; will miss my connection, but have a res on the next flight to CHO. $$Also have vodka, but that's medicinal\.$$ Crap. And now I understand why she didn't actually tell me when the next flight to CHO is - it doesn't leave IAD until 10.20 pm. Sooo happy. Replying to @halavais I won't say it. But unless I can come up with some college , I may be stuck. Replying to @jcmeloni Dude, you'd "just drive" to Boston; you're not a reliable guide here. Replying to @halavais Now *that* would be a feat! I'm stuck w/this stupid ticket $$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. Replying to @ericzinner "Majesty" is not exactly the word I was thinking. Replying to @JenServenti Okay, now I'm sold. 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! A-and! Now the next flight to IAD is cancelled, too! Replying to @jwolman Yeah, weather, and both flights to IAD were on "non-jet aircraft." Kites, I think. Replying to @jcmeloni Good question. They're seeing if they can rebook me, but that'll be my next question. Replying to @amandafrench You know, staring at parked aircraft is oddly less appealing than you'd think at a moment like this. At least it's not just me; 60 flights cancelled. It's going to be a madhouse here, though. Replying to @nycdlq Bar has been found, happily. Working ticket has not. Headed to Charlottesville; may just start walking. Replying to @nowviskie I'm still in NY, throwing my platinum weight around with Continental. Will send an SOS if need be! Awesome agent was trying to rebook me via Charlotte, and in mid-process that flight got cancelled, too. I am never leaving this airport. Replying to @hwhitneyphd Weather, which doesn't seem all that bad, except that I was supposed to be on a turbo prop. :( 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. At least the 6pm to Charlotte is a jet; should get out of here. North Carolina, please keep your weather clear. Replying to @KelliMarshall Eh, I think I'm probably just the whiniest. :) Replying to @samplereality Excellent; thanks! 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! Replying to @sleonchnm Thanks so much! Replying to @eetempleton Thanks, Erin! 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 Replying to @nowviskie Absolutely! Replying to @wpwend42 Frankly, it just didn't rain all that much up here, either. I'm on a plane. 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. Replying to @patrickgmj Yeah, sadly, it's unlikely lead to enlightenment. But hopefully to my hotel. 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. Replying to @patrickgmj yup. Replying to @nycdlq Would have long since done so if the airline wouldn't have cancelled the rest of my ticket home. 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. To find that my flight to C'ville is delayed until 11pm. Replying to @sleonchnm If @brettbobley would get that ODH teleportation initiative moving, I wouldn't be in this mess. A-and now it's 11.25pm. #shootmenow North Carolina, you failed me. http://yfrog.com/5glk6p Replying to @patrickgmj Three days, I think. Very, very much looking forward to getting there! Replying to @samplereality Here's hoping that's the end of it! And Virginia, now I'm looking at you. Sooooo wishing I'd gate-checked that stupid suitcase. $$And I do promise I'll stop whining soon\.$$ Everyone is leaving except us. I begin to feel picked on. Finally on the plane. A turboprop. Please let the weather be over, okay? Oh, and it occurs to me to ask: there will be a taxi to be had in Charlottesville at 1am, yes? On the ground in Charlottesville. Now to find my suitcase, a cab, and my hotel. #whew A-and, they lost my suitcase! Replying to @jcmeloni Hey also there's a cab. Replying to @jcmeloni But not a driver. Sheesh. Replying to @jcmeloni Driver found; hotel ahead. 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. 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. Replying to @JenServenti Hey, goldfish and beer. It's not quite sea bass and Coke Zero, but it'll do. Replying to @JenServenti Thanks, Jennifer - and good night to you! Replying to @dancohen Excellent; congratulations! Replying to @nowviskie I'm just the whiniest! I hope everyone makes it. Replying to @nowviskie PS: you are too kind. Thanks for your sympathies and offers of help! 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! Replying to @brettbobley Ah, travel as a government official. It's just romantic. 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. 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. 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. @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. #sci8 about to begin: http://is.gd/drWGj Thinking about reference model for scholarly communication: how do we create a shared understanding of its processes and communities? #sci8 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 Acceleration of sch comm is placing greatest stress not on scholars but on reviewers: too much to give everything attention. #sci8 RT @dancohen: what often separates new schol comm models fr old ones is how they show all content, incl. "rejected" content & reviews. #sci8 That's key: publish-then-filter allows a greater range of perspectives, and great visibility of *perspective* itself. #sci8 Replying to @nowviskie and @dancohen I can always seed a question. "Hey, Dan, don't you have another project called, um, Hacking the Somethingorother?" Replying to @tmcphers Ditto what @nowviskie, @dancohen, @brettbobley said - looking forward to talking about how MC might work with you. Replying to @tmcphers Have you seen @melissaterras's DH plenary? Excellent on just that hope/despair contradiction: http://bit.ly/dcs8GB Ah, still suitcaseless. Airline gives no indication that anyone ever had a suitcase at all. Many thanks to @nowviskie for the shopping trip. Replying to @billiehara Oh, Billie - I just now saw this. All my thoughts are headed your way. .@2xlp reminds me that I forgot to @usair in my previous tweet. Will rectify. Still suitcaseless. And not only does @usair give no indication that there was ever a suitcase, they've torn my claim form in half. As if someone at @usair had actually solved the problem! Except, like, the opposite. Thanks all for your sympathies. Day 1 of #sci8 was amazing, and tomorrow, I get to wear brand new $$i\.e\., clean$$ clothes. Even better! @continental has found my bag. At Dulles. WHERE I NEVER WENT. And where it's been sitting for over 24 hours. Waiting. Without me. And where it would have continued to sit had I not called and pressed the issue. Excuse the auto-retweet if you already saw the following. Don't want it get hidden as if it were a reply. .@continental has found my bag. At Dulles. WHERE I NEVER WENT. And where it's been sitting for over 24 hours. Waiting. Without me. Wow, just I post that: @continental says the bag is no longer at IAD, and no longer in their possession, but has been passed to @united. Have I mentioned that I never flew @united? $$And here will end my suitcase\-tweeting, except for one small "hurray" if it arrives\.$$ Replying to @academicdave It's weird how rain makes suitcases slippery. Replying to @tmcphers United just told Continental that they don't have mine. "It must have gone on." All of its own accord. Replying to @kfitz Thanks, @BryanAlexander. It's been a little unreal. Thanks for listening, twitters. It's weird how dependent I am on my stuff, which I only realize when my stuff disappears. Replying to @pmhswe You're EXTREMELY kind to say so. I feel like I'm displaying my unresilience all over the internets. Replying to @tmcphers Hmmm. I wonder if there's a project in that. Replying to @KTBoyer *Very* interesting. Your suitcase could tell you what it saw, but I guess then it would have to kill you? I just had the most awesome thought. You know what's in my suitcase? My keys. House keys. Car keys. Office keys. Replying to @jcmeloni You bleeping said it. 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. 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! Replying to @captain_primate Shoot. I knew I left something out. Beginning life w/o suitcase, day 2. Yesterday, I got clean clothes, thx to @nowviskie & Old Navy. Today, I must hit CVS for prescriptions. Baggage agents at @usair & @continental claim @united last had the bag. @united is claiming ignorance & refusing to answer the phone. 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. Replying to @zaynk Actually, you no longer have to ask; according to new FAA regulations, you *inform*. Which I did! Replying to @nowviskie Perfect; I'll stop off then, or during the break before dinner. Replying to @jcmeloni Sounds like a solid basis for a new ad campaign. Replying to @briancroxall Good grief, do I wish I knew about that three days ago. 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. 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. Which also means prescription drugs are on their way, and I'll be able to sleep tonight. And there was much rejoicing, indeed! Thanks, all, for not unfollowing during this long bout of whininess $$mine$$ and stupidity $$ahem$$. @dancohen reporting out on our discussion of blogs and other forms of social publishing as modes of scholarly communication. #sci8 The sweetest sight: http://yfrog.com/cci10j Replying to @jasonrhody I like it. We can call it Roll-E. Replying to @xina Yup! I can go home on Saturday after all! Replying to @samplereality That really made me LOL, but only after I'd been to a couple of maxi-bars already. So, it's been an amazing couple of days of conversation about scholarly communication so far here at #sci8. I hope I've give you a $$1/2$$ small glimpse of what's been going on. Other, that is, than people whinging about their missing valises. $$Huh\. Some people\!$$ #sci8 $$2/2$$ Replying to @mmwwah Why, if that had been so, one would have been spared all the whinging, no? Starting day 3 of #sci8; about to hear from the publishers, librarians, funders, etc. Strong message from pubs at #sci8: open-access e-filing of your diss does NOT lessen the chances it'll be pub'd as a book. $$via @nowviskie$$ However, with a strong caveat: the chances ANY diss will be pub'd as a book are slim. Just not reduced by e-filing. #sci8 Replying to @nowviskie I agree - but we need to make the slimness of those chances clear, to encourage the getting-out-there. #sci8 Replying to @nowviskie In fact, I begin to suspect that $$contrary to assumptions$$ the getting-out-there can improve chances by building awareness. #sci8 Replying to @nowviskie Absolutely! Far greater impact, which can lead to future publishing opportunities. #sci8 Libraries must make hard decisions about what dig proj to collect and preserve, but the sooner they're brought into the process [1/2] #sci8 of creating those projects, the more likely they are to be able to take the projects on. [2/2] #sci8 On cyberinfrastructure: DH needs a rural electrification project; right now, we're focused on getting our home generators to work. #sci8 Presses are trapped by their role as the marker of academic prestige in the current system. // See my AAUP talk: http://bit.ly/dkJ1Ni #sci8 Our goal should be maximum impact, not a particular form. How do we communicate our work as widely as possible? $$Hint: open web\.$$ #sci8 @brettbobley goal of humanities scholarship must be pursuing max impact beyond the silos of schol books & journals. #sci8 #AMEN $$via @JDKun$$ If nuanced scholarship is not accessible to multiple publics, that is a failure of the scholar/writer, not a success #sci8 $$via @JDKun$$ A conclusion to a fantastic #sci8 - it's been amazing to be involved in such a great series of conversations. Replying to @sivavaid Not until tomorrow morning! Replying to @jcmeloni Congratulations! That's amazing. Replying to @mmwwah I say we get to be as inaccessible as them when we, like they, have moved to full open access. Replying to @mmwwah We've gotten ourselves in assloads of trouble replicating their mode of difficulty without their mode of distribution. Replying to @jcmeloni Ha. I don't leave until tomorrow morning. But I'm pretty sure folks will be happy for me to shut up already about the travel. #sci8 was completely amazing, but I hit the wall during lunch afterward. Came back to the hotel & slept for three hours. Now, a dinner plan. Replying to @mariabustillos Did you ever read Brill's Content? Had an ongoing feature, the CharlieRose-o-meter, recording how many times he interrupted. After 17 days, 4 stops, 2 conferences, and 1 adventure, my suitcase and I are headed home this morning. Here's hoping for a dull travel day. Replying to @captain_primate They can take my suitcase from me when they pry it from my cold, dead hand. Replying to @captain_primate In fact, I'm thinking of starting NCA, the Nat'l Carry-on Association. Protecting your right to bear suitcases since 2010. Replying to @CapitolClio You & me both. My suitcase's wandering days are over! Okay, self: I said boring. $$I'm usually so good about departure time math that I didn't double\-check & am now cutting it \*rilly\* close\.$$ Replying to @nowviskie Thank you! It was great getting to be here. I'll hope to talk more soon. Okay, that went ridiculously well. Told cab would take 10 mins to arrive; took 5. Told ride would be 25 mins; was 18. $$1/2$$ No one in line at check-in; no prob at the counter. Line at security was me. & flight is 15 mins late, so I was still an hour ahead. $$2/2$$ It is only mildly ridiculous how much I'm looking forward to getting home and properly updating and synchronizing all the electronics. Okay, here we go: CHO to IAD to IAH to ONT. To home. At last. Replying to @nowviskie You rock, in all ways. Here's to a fantastically productive weekend! One of those moments I wish I were traveling with someone: I have a perfect seat at the gate- one of two near an outlet- but want caffeine. Replying to @jcmeloni That's brilliant. It may come to that. Replying to @patrickgmj Completely agree! Appears my IAD-IAH flight will be taking off 9min late. And arriving 53min late. 'Splain that. $$Also, hope it's not true; will miss connex\.$$ Just talked with utterly unhelpful @continental elite agent, who told me the next flt is full, & effectively said "gee, I hope you make it." Gee, I hope so, too. Replying to @patrickgmj Yes, it must be some sort of space-time warp in which you lose 50 minutes and 1 crucial checked bag. Replying to @parezcoydigo I'm beginning to wonder. Made my connection. I'm getting home tonight. #whew Replying to @nycdlq That is the 64 question. 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. RT @mkgold: Go @chutry! RT @henryjenkins: Chuck Tryon discusses how digital media is "reinventing cinema" http://bit.ly/csVzx0 I am terrified of everything in my refrigerator. 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? In related news: I'm home. Replying to @kdettmar Sadly, it's far more - well, not *pedestrian*, per se, but - transportational than that. 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. 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. 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. 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. Replying to @jamescummings Actually, this is organic, so it's preservative-free. But the higher-temp pasteurization no doubt does it. Replying to @brettbobley You know, I get how that works, and still the no-refrig milk/aseptic packaged freaks me out. It's computer hygiene day here at home: ensuring backups and software are current, cleaning old caches, fixing bad filenames, etc. 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. Replying to @jenterysayers Hello, Jentery! 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\.$$ Replying to @wpwend42 Cover letter for a job application? Yes, provided you have that much of substance to say. Keep it as tight as possible, though. Replying to @jbj Fair enough. Once I can figure out how to narrativize my stupid flailing $$or at least what lessons I've learned from it$$ I'll schedule. Replying to @briancroxall Hmmm. Not a bad idea at all. Replying to @jcmeloni Worry not. My Twitter stream is making me hungry. Replying to @jcmeloni I'll be right there. 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. Replying to @academicdave I'd say yes, but I should probably try to keep a bit more loca- in my -vore. Replying to @jcmeloni Excellent. Replying to @academicdave I hear that. SoCal produce isn't bad, though... Replying to @academicdave Not yet - I'll be there by the end of the first week of August. Still got to pack & move yet. 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. Just finished reviewing proofs for an article that may not run, because I can't sign the copyright form. Curious how this will go. 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. 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." Replying to @triproftri Can't. Wait. Replying to @nowviskie What @tmcphers said. Replying to @nowviskie Man, you know how to do a vacation up *right*! Replying to @jcmeloni I am alas on something akin to that pace. Which is why it took so long for this reply to appear. Replying to @samplereality Aw, man, my undergrad library was like that - caught in transition between Dewey & LOC. I'm somewhat nostalgic for it! 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. New blog post: Where Am I Going, Where Have I Been http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/where-am-i-going-where-have-i-been/ How badly do I not want to face the next task I have to take on? SO badly. 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... Replying to @dancohen and @jcmeloni What @cforster said. Replying to @jcmeloni Ah, okay. Stress makes me literal, apparently. 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. Hmm. Some runaway process on the iMac had eaten up 60GB worth of disk memory. Tried to restart; machine hung. What gives? Replying to @briancroxall *sigh* Okay, I take it back. After restart, the 60GB of hd space is still gone. And I am puzzled. 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 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? The bad news is that I think my Time Capsule died this morning, sending >23GB of error messages to kernel.log in the process. The good news is that my Time Capsule's serial number is in the range that's been mentioned for Apple replacement. Would be nice, however, if I could actually find some information about the Time Capsule replacement program from, say, Apple. Ugh; found the info. It's for faulty power supplies, not for failing hard disks. So I may be stuck. Wait: the TC mounted; whatever its problem, it's not the one throwing errors. TC=disk3s2; errors coming from disk4s2. Which is what disk? Replying to @captain_primate Since March 2008, apparently. 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. 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! Replying to @billiehara WOW - that's some serious walking! Replying to @ryancordell Have you gotten ahold of a copy? I'd be happy to send you mine. Replying to @ryancordell Sure; DM me her info. 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... 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. She refused. And of course told me the story. I am unbelievably tickled by this. A nice bit of information to tuck away for a rainy day. Replying to @jcmeloni Indeed. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? Why is AT&T emailing me about their new store in Niles, MI? Replying to @sherah1918 Definitely begins to sound like a scam. Replying to @unsworth Nice. It looked phishy, but I couldn't spot the hook. Thanks, John. 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. As @unsworth points out to me, the AT&T Niles, MI email is phishing; the hook is in the unsubscribe link! Replying to @unsworth I got that one, too. Is it animus toward MI, or an assumption that MI won't raise suspicions? Replying to @veek I got the Angola one overnight! Replying to @jcmeloni Woo-hoo! Need a test subject? Two days ago I searched for a particular product on the site of a particular internet discounter. [1/2] Since then, ads for that discounter featuring that item have popped up EVERYWHERE. Perhaps it's time to clear my caches. [2/2] 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. Okay, now I feel productive. Got the car smogged, went to the PO, renewed my registration & insurance, & am now at the movies. Much better. Replying to @jcmeloni Inception. Replying to @kdettmar Actually, what you want is the future anterior, my favorite tense. How great it will be having done it! 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! @ryancordell Hey, knock 'em dead, Ryan! Replying to @JenHoward Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear about this - I hope the kitty's okay. 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? Replying to @JenHoward Gads, the things they can get into. It never fails to surprise me, either. Replying to @briancroxall It does still happen! They're just called something like "electronic roundtables." They use laptops w/large external montors. 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." Now wondering if the energy of the DH poster session would be transferable to MLA if we were to create a specific campaign... #mla11 Replying to @briancroxall True. But there's also something a bit "horseless carriage" about the construction. #mla11 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. Replying to @ryancordell Woo-hoo! Congrats! Twitter's "thanks for noticing" when something has gone wrong technically always strikes me as insincere, if not downright sarcastic. RT @lizlosh: Rosenbloom says that experimentation may need to be added to analysis in humanities methods #critcode // brilliant! Replying to @jcmeloni and @mkirschenbaum And an expansion thereof beyond DH to the humanities-in-general. Replying to @profhood Ah, you must have missed the joyous reunion. 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. Okay, what's with Chrome suddenly allowing all these pop-ups even though I've got pop-ups disallowed, huh? PS: This running thing is starting to kick back into place. So yay. Replying to @triproftri Soooo good. It's been eons since I've been able to get ahold of it. Replying to @JenHoward I'm so glad to hear that! 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] 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] Replying to @samplereality Happens to me every time I go get my hair cut. I see the gossip rag covers and think "who?" Replying to @briancroxall iAnnotate PDF. It's not perfect, but I like the annotation capacity. The peer review of death is at last done & in. Now beginning the horrific project of cleaning out closets & dressers preparatory to packing. 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 I have approximately 10 days to decide which pile EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN MY HOUSE goes into. Oh, forgot the "direct to dumpster" pile. 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. Replying to @2xlp Yes! Furnished studio on perfect block in west village for only mildly insane$$$. July 4th weekend Craigslist FTW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exactly. c.f. In Media Res.

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

Excellent! I'll ponder.

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

But I can't not go out that way!

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

I get it. #oneweek

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

Well, when you put it that way...

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

Oh, hey, thanks!

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

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

Oh no! I'm so sorry!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*exhausted sigh*

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

Nice article, Bryan; thanks!

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

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

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

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

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