# 2010 08 01 tweets

Insta-poll: If you were going on sabbatical for a year and could bring one cookbook with you, which one would it be?

Really excellent cookbook choices! I'm leaning toward the five of you who said some variant of "internet, doofus." I think that's where I am

Though if I were to bring one print cookbook, @edmj and @brettbobley, it would be Bittman.

Okay, back to packing.

Yeah, that's one of my favorite apps, especially standing in the grocery store thinking "what could I do with *that*?"

Ooh, really? I'll go look for that; thanks!

You know, my landlord showed me this weird little alcove in my studio, called it a "kitchen." Thought I'd see how it works.

Someone once asked me if I cooked. I said, well, if by that you mean do I heat food in the kitchen, sure.

The Oxford Dictionary of English was auto-delivered to the Kindle app on my iPad yesterday. Surprise!

All the small stuff is done. Packing is almost complete. Now, two major writing projects to finish before the summer's over. Go!

Wow, that's scary - glad you're okay!

A good rule, that.

I still haven't found one I really like. Osfoora is better now that it's got the split horiz view, but I'm still looking.

Hey, thanks for the plug, but commenting on the review experiment is now closed; readers can still see the discussion, though!

RT @anthologize: www.anthologize.org #oneweek // YAY, Anthologize!

New blog post: Anthologize http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/anthologize/

Yeah, I had that moment of realizing that I need to start fewer posts with "I've only got a minute for this, but..."

I'm planning on putting that on my business cards, you know: "kfitz, Prominent Media Studies Scholar." So watch out! :)

I'm kinda fond of "The Ivory Tower and the Open Web."

Was in the middle of sthg & thought, "oh, goodness, don't forget to do [sthg else]," but 30 seconds later had already forgotten what it was.

Here's the good news: by the time I get to NYC, all but three of my boxes should already be there waiting for me. So I can get set up ASAP.

Yes, totally. Thanks for awakening the wrath of the delivery gods, man.

Have just shut off my land line and my cable. Cable $$or sthg like it$$ will return when I do; land line probably won't. Feel oddly liberated.

Amazing day - it appears Prop8 has been shot down! http://bit.ly/dunLDL

Yeah, over 4th of July weekend, of all times!

RT @jwolman: Glad to hear that California is once again merely financially, as opposed to morally, bankrupt.

In other things that made me happy today, catnip turns even big cats into kittehs. http://bit.ly/97aOeV

New blog post: Justice http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/justice/

The glee with which Google's announcement $$http://bit\.ly/akHmQU$$ that it's canceling Wave development has been greeted depresses me. $$1/2$$

It's an imperfect technology with a bad rollout and an incorrect sense of its niche - but I used it in classes with great success. $$2/3$$

Witness my ProfHacker post: http://bit.ly/abr5Iq. I'll be sorry to see it go. $$3/3$$

That would make me quite happy, in fact; as with Buzz, I always wanted to see a better integration with the rest of the Googleplex.

As I said, bad rollout & bad sense of the technology's purpose. But still a powerful tool, once you figure out what it's for.

Very likely you wouldn't. It's really not a personal tool, but rather groupware.

Of course! But unless your whole group wanted to use it...

I honestly believe that you could solve *any* problem using JQuery.

Oh, good grief: please don't let this attempt to do in net neutrality go overlooked in today's celebrations: http://nyti.ms/c8dhJA

RT @googlepubpolicy: @NYTimes is wrong. We've not had any convos with VZN about paying for carriage of our traffic. We remain committed ...

One hopes that's true. #dontbeevil

For real? I guess this means I need to check it out.

No, I remain spielless.

On it.

Especially an *overnight* kilt. *That* would be useful.

Srsly. Cycling $$& baseball$$ should start assuming everyone's doping, and then give bonuses to those who can prove they're not.

My god, the coincidence.

Yes, you should - inquiring minds want to know.

Whoa.

Contemplating whether I cd use a Kickstarter campaign as a bribe to get, say, a browser-agnostic version of a most awesome plugin developed.

What would you estimate the annual loss to GNP caused by hours sitting around waiting for the cable/phone/delivery guy to show up might be?

That assessment sounds like it arises from deep experience.

Uh, Chrome? WTF? $$Sudden unprovoked quit, with no "oops, sorry" message\. Hmph\.$$

Hey kids, word to the wise: Dr. Bronner's liquid soap sprayed at high velocity into your eye hurts like hell! Don't do it.

Which is why I persist in using the stuff. But seriously: eyeball corrosive.

Flying in tomorrow, actually. But yes, email! Would love to come to Rutgers!

So I can see out of the castile/peppermint soap eye again. Things could be worse.

Morning!

Not yet; up early to head to eastern time, though.

Ha. The funny thing is that I have to check a bag. But I have all the essentials in my carryon!

Will bear that in mind.

You go!

They're offering a $300 voucher to take the next flight - but today, I just want to get there already. LGA, here I come. Huh. Same crew IAH to LGA as was on ONT to IAH. Less fancy plane, though. Sounds about right. Replying to @mkgold Dude, that sounds like being a runner to me. See you in 3 hours, NY. Hello, LGA. I just earned the Sightseer Pin on @gowalla! http://gowal.la/r/21iQV My suitcase showed up! Replying to @jcmeloni No kidding. Wouldn't *that* have been embarrassing? Replying to @triproftri OW! Take care! I have an apartment, and have even put some food in it. Now to begin unpacking. Okay, everything that was here when I arrived, or that arrived with me, is unpacked and put away. Three more boxes due on Monday. Phew. Replying to @brettbobley Sorry - I crashed right after I finished! I'm in the west village, in a fantastic $$if tiny &$$ studio. Replying to @veek Hi Vika! A very small if lovely studio in the west village. Super happy with it so far! Rechargeable batteries in my mouse just died. And the extras plus the charger are in one of the three boxes that's not here yet. Sigh. In better news, took a run in Hudson River Park. Absolutely gorgeous out there today. I'm still in lousy shape but have inspiration now. Replying to @nancybaym I'm in NYC on sabbatical, for the academic year. I still can't believe it. Replying to @2xlp I wound up not following it; the spring went a little more haywire than I'd hoped. Perhaps now! How would you alter it? Replying to @karikraus I haven't, actually; I'll have to do that this week. Would be good to force me to think through what exactly I'm going to do! Replying to @2xlp Whoa. That's pretty amazing. But I think I'd need an app to handle the calculations for me. Okay, wrote a little, ran a little, cleaned up, ran errands, ate lunch. I think all that justifies an afternoon of lazy reading, no? Replying to @mkirschenbaum I always knew I liked you. Replying to @writinginpublic Hey, are you in town? Or still on the continent? Replying to @writinginpublic Yes, please! I'll look forward to it. WP gurus: is there a way to ignore a theme update notice $$ie, make it go away w/o updating$$? One I use has an update that breaks everything. Replying to @amandafrench Not spotting anything related to update-checking in the admin file... Replying to @boonebgorges That would do it, though I was hoping for theme-by-theme ignoring. May just learn to live with the notice. Huh. I've never managed to crash a cable box before. Made a most amazing dinner in my postage-stamp sized kitchen. Really, it's the kitchen for which "-ette" was invented. But dinner rocked. Replying to @plragde That sounds about right. Replying to @lincolnmullen Brilliant - that did it. Many thanks! Replying to @mkgold Ooh, just let me know when; I've been following #cunypie with great envy...! Replying to @mmwwah Broccoli, kale, and bell peppers sauteed in olive oil with sea salt, crushed chipotle peppers, and cashews, over brown rice. YUM. Replying to @mmwwah I hope the trip is going well so far! Not quite as awake as I thought I was when I got out of bed. Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid Wow, if only I were in New York and could go with you. Hey, wait! Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid Hey, wait a minute - so will I! I didn't even look at the date. Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid Soon comes the conference exploring the degree to which we have all gone meta. Meta-meta. $$Or metastasis?$$ Run, breakfast, post office box, university ID card, library access. Now a late late lunch, and maybe a little actual writing. Replying to @sivavaid and @amandafrench We do that every day! Now that's timing: the last three boxes just arrived. Fantastic! I can't believe how many things I've forgotten about living in New York. Like where to buy random Target-type stuff like clothes hangers. Replying to @sivavaid Oh, the Dollar Store. I forgot about that place! Replying to @mattbucher Ooh. I'm in - thanks for the recommendation! Replying to @writinginpublic Good to know - thanks! Replying to @shermandorn Very interesting approaches to a thorny problem: how to represent an n-dimensional text in the static 2D of the page... Replying to @shermandorn Will ponder further & let you know if I have thoughts. Unpacking and settling in is complete. Tomorrow's tasks: Write, and join gym. But writing first, to make sure it gets done. Replying to @brettbobley I can only imagine. Hey, so, I've been writing this morning. Anybody do anything good today, like get a grant? $$Congrats to all the @NEH\_ODH SUG recipients\!$$ In other news, I have a draft of my conclusion. Several months later than I hoped I'd have it, but still! Now for the front matter. Reports of Ted Stevens and former NASA chief and LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe killed in a plane crash in Alaska: http://tpm.ly/aUEzMK Reports of plane-crash deaths in previous tweet are pretty murky: 5 of 9 passengers appear to have died; Stevens and O'Keefe were on board. Ugh, acknowledgments: the problem of saying something heartfelt in a venue that doesn't allow for it. Better to roll closing credits. "This book made possible thanks to the contributions of" and then a big list of names. I want to say thanks but doing so creatively is hard. Replying to @jmittell Ay - that would take me nearly as long as writing the book itself did. Replying to @plragde Now *that's* a great idea. I just bought the most insanely expensive bag of really gorgeous looking cherries ever. They better not just look good, is all I'm saying. Somebody broke the seal at @dhnow, it appears... Replying to @clioweb No worries; I was just happy to see it back! Replying to @ifbook I've done a little on this: http://bit.ly/9oNVxy $$which mostly focuses on tv$$ and http://bit.ly/9BtHAD. Replying to @ifbook Also some stuff in the new book: http://bit.ly/zjXhV Replying to @mmwwah It appears O'Keefe has survived, in case you haven't seen updates. I hope the road is treating you well! In the insult to injury category: spammers who are spoofing my email address are causing me to get copies of my own out of office message. In the new office at NYU. Stunningly, it's more space than I actually need. Hoping for a productive year. http://yfrog.com/n9l2jj Replying to @sivavaid East, 5th floor. The suite is in transition from some other department that's moving out. Replying to @johnmjones I was kinda thinking foosball, but you may be onto something there. Replying to @sivavaid Seven and a halfth? Did you have to stoop? Replying to @sivavaid I haven't met her, no, but am looking forward to it! Replying to @annehelen I know, right? I'm stunned. Later today I'll post a picture of the books I brought with me, which is pretty amusing in contrast. Replying to @annehelen I suspect I'll be doing a fair bit of that. Replying to @briancroxall Hi, Oxy folks! I'm usually down the road in Claremont, but am at NYU this year. A link to my class sites: http://bit.ly/5frhTY Replying to @mschnirring Hi, Marsha! I hope all's well in Eagle Rock! Replying to @BiellaColeman Yours, actually! I'm a visiting scholar in MCC for the year. Replying to @karikraus Wow, that's not the kind of anxiety I thought you were going to name. I was thinking more the "oh jeez, these people again" kind. Replying to @BiellaColeman Excellent; I'll look forward to it! Enjoy Princeton, in the meantime. Vote for @amandafrench's "Infinite Jest and the Internet" at @SXSW: http://bit.ly/c8LHvC $$it's possible I have a vested interest here$$. Replying to @mattbucher Gah. Is all I have to say. Replying to @footnotesrising Whoa. I've run across similar DH crossings dating years back, too, including one long email convo with s/o I met yrs later. Replying to @jmittell Hey, did @henryjenkins take over your blog? $$Read the first sentence of that post again\.$$ Check out my latest post at @ProfHacker: tips for "Keeping Your Life in Sync" http://bit.ly/cCj0C6 Replying to @mlmcgill Thanks for alerting me - I hadn't gotten it, as it was apparently eaten by my spam filter. How annoying. Anyhow, have it now! Replying to @tanyaclement The College Art Association also has guidelines, particularly for the evaluation of digital materials. Replying to @halavais Oh, dear. I knew there was a good reason why I hadn't updated the MediaCommons Press site. RT @tmcphers: RT @JoeMyGod: CONFIRMED. Motion to extend stay is DENIED. GO GET MARRIED!! #prop8 RT @xina: Gay marriage currently legal in CA. Stay on Prop 8 ruling lifted. http://laist.com/2010/08/12/prop_8_stay_ruling.php RT @xina: Update: Well, gay marriage *could* be legal in CA as of Aug. 18th, anyway. $$Only permanent stay denied\.$$ #prop8 /Sigh. It's close. Replying to @nowviskie You have no idea how many people I'd love to send that message to. So far, the "I will get healthier and get back in shape" part of this sabbatical is going like gangbusters. Now to get the "I will revolutionize scholarly publishing" part of it off the ground. Replying to @woodpainter Not sure, honestly. I just saw a presentation about them. But they're probably here: http://www.collegeart.org/guidelines/ Ward Sutton's "Drawn to Read" review of Lewis Hyde's new book about intellectual property, Common as Air: http://bit.ly/aBbGWZ Replying to @kfitz Whoa - super cool! // @annehelen's blog profiled by the New Yorker: http://bit.ly/als5gc Replying to @briancroxall You might not be able to create new spots in @gowalla w/o smartphone, but should be able to find & check into existing spots. Replying to @briancroxall Then again, ignore me and listen to @jcmeloni. She knows what she's talking about. Ahem. Replying to @jcmeloni Who, me? I'm totally making this stuff up. Replying to @jcmeloni I am, however, no. 5 on the most commented list. And up to 14 referrals! Replying to @nycdlq Only if the mode of exit is full of awesome and without body count. Day 1 of sketching out an outline and doing some initial reading for a new essay. Oh, how much do I love day 1. $$So much\.$$ Replying to @nycdlq Just remember to grab the two beers before you hit the slide. Replying to @jcmeloni I have to admit that I haven't yet figured out the whole items thing. Replying to @jcmeloni They're awesome, yeah. But I'm befuddled on... goals? purposes? Reasons for vaulting? Replying to @jcmeloni Aha, that's helpful. Replying to @jcmeloni Okay, it begins to become clear. Thanks! Replying to @jcmeloni Ooh. Excellent. Replying to @jcmeloni Ha! Replying to @annehelen and @jmittell A browser-agnostic Zotero is the piece of software I most desire. I have been contemplating a fundraising campaign. Thinking I'm going to treat myself to an actual weekend. As in, sleeping late, going for a run, lying around all day reading a novel. The preceding thought has nothing to do with the severity of the margaritas I drank at the place around the corner this evening. Replying to @kwazana Mua-ha-ha. Replying to @ryancordell Sons & Daughters? Replying to @epistemographer Congratulations, Josh! Replying to @veek and @cliotropic Me too, tho mine was "the only good dissertation is a done dissertation." Also, recognizing that it's all about process. Replying to @veek and @cliotropic Which is to say that there's always another stage $$diss to book; second book$$, but pushing forward requires saying "done." Replying to @nirak The new forum builds do, yes; the official releases don't yet, but they're getting there. Hey, @samplereality: when did your hosting provider's big crash take place? And did you write about it on your blog or only on the twitters? Replying to @jcmeloni I have no idea what you could be talking about. Replying to @jcmeloni A-and, @gowalla checkins suddenly go through the roof among @jcmeloni's pals. Replying to @samplereality No problem; I found my favorite! I'd forgotten how much I love living in a place that gets late afternoon summer thunderstorms. Replying to @jcmeloni I'm just amused to see which of my addresses your spam went to! RT @ltdanchoi Equality Delayed. Prop8 appeal in December. Justice denied for marriages until further notice. $$via @sivavaid$$ // Damnit. Woke up feeling out of sorts today, and so am taking the morning to finish a novel. Guilt will drive me to other work this afternoon, tho. Replying to @plragde That's next week. Replying to @nowviskie I remember someone saying that to me when I was about 20: it's all downhill from here. Happily, she was about 20 years off. Replying to @fraistat Oddly enough, I was in southern Louisiana, where the nearest thing we have to a hill is an interstate overpass. Replying to @nowviskie Holy moly; I can only imagine. My easy 3-step plan for flat abs was: Watch the carbs. Do lots of crunches. Don't have babies. :) Replying to @nowviskie Whoa. I am in awe of all who manage both kids and careers, but that's... something else entirely. The prescriptions I turned in to be filled 9 days ago, for which it turned out I needed prior authorization from my insurance co, are ready. Glad they weren't any kind of medical necessity or anything. Replying to @BryanAlexander Kafka, definitely. The pharmacy told me the dr had to call the ins co. The dr said the pharmacy had to fax him. Replying to @BryanAlexander The insurance company, of course, was silent, with an utterly labyrinthine website which provided zero information. Replying to @nancybaym The likelihood that you're willing to hand over your password in exchange for a random meaningless number? Replying to @amndw2 The ones that kill me are the KFs who register for stuff using one of my gmail addresses. You'd think you'd know your own email. Only took me 4 days to manage to lock my keys in my office. And of course my office is the one for which there is only one key. Oops. Replying to @2xlp I might have been able to manage that, but the office manager needed to get a master for the floor anyhow, so all's good now. Replying to @kylebeachy Hey, happy birthday! Mine's in five days; I'm hoping to spend it reading something equally awesome. Replying to @kylebeachy $$Make that four days\. Not so much with the math today, apparently\.$$ One of the most painful parts of having written a book may well be filling out the author questionnaire. $$The most painful part? Indexing\.$$ Replying to @sgsinclair Whoa, brilliant! Happy birthday, @mkirschenbaum! I had no idea ours were so close! If you'd written a book on the future of schol publishing & were asked to name the most impt journals for pub purposes, what would you list? Replying to @nancybaym It's excruciating. Replying to @nancybaym Phew! So glad to hear that. I've been getting mine religiously since 35 $$family history, etc$$. Replying to @sivavaid Impact, probably; it's for publicity/review purposes. Replying to @sivavaid But yes: the irony is thick. Replying to @mkirschenbaum Monday! Have finished the dreaded author questionnaire. Have requested the two permissions I need to request. Am almost ready to turn the book in. Replying to @katealaurel I've got a shorter piece on OA: http://bit.ly/4KKCj1. You might also look at D Salo's "Who Owns Our Work?" http://bit.ly/cQIHWl Thank you, @JenHoward, for this: "Although the Rice experiment got a lot of attention when it began, its failure doesn't..." $$1/2$$ "necessarily say much, if anything, about the future of digitally based university-press publishing." Like the Nature open review $$2/2$$ experiment, this has me worried about an inevitable "it didn't work for Rice! Digital publishing is too expensive" response, an excuse $$3/2$$ to avoid innovating. $$4/2$$ Replying to @jcmeloni I'll see that, and raise you this: http://bit.ly/aIGxmA The European Union owes me a pretty hefty reimbursement, and they're now six weeks overdue. I begin to fear I'm in line behind Greece. Hey, @nowviskie - happy birthday! I hope it's a great one. Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @nowviskie I'm completely cuspy; we moved from Leo to Virgo at 10.30pm the night I was born, and I arrived just after. Replying to @JenHoward Absolutely! The last thing we need is the digital press version of the Nature open review experiment: "oh, that doesn't work." Replying to @jcmeloni and @nowviskie Those of us who are madly clinging to the idea of our early 40s salute you! Replying to @amandafrench and @JenHoward All true. Tho NAP has managed to eke out a viable POD scheme. Part of the difference is scale:they had a huge $$1/2$$ Replying to @amandafrench and @JenHoward backlist to mine. But part of it is mission. MJensen has said NAP's goal is to give away as much as possible $$2/2$$ Replying to @amandafrench and @JenHoward while breaking even. They have no illusions about making$. I'd like to know more about Rice's expectations...$$3/2$$

I always start out thinking I can do it in 2, and figure visible signs of error are better than attempts to cover it up. :)

Yes, exactly: they're thinking about the digital on its own terms, rather than as an offshoot of a print-based model.

Replying to @JenHoward, @amandafrench and @shanakimball

I agree - particularly if more university presses partner with their libraries...

You know, you can't read an online journal in the bathtub.

Was joking! Srsly! A play on the #bookinthebathtub ridiculousness.

Stormy day + R. leaving = me not exactly motivated here.

Hey, you know, when my travel karma's good, it's very very good. When it's bad, though, look out. $$Don't check your bag\.$$

Thanks for the birthday wishes, all! Here's hoping this year measures up to the awesomeness of the last one.

Thanks so much, Chris; this totally made my morning. I may put "A Force for Good" on my business cards.

Hey, happy bday to your momma! $$Also, you're totally right about the fairy reveal\. This season's revisions aren't pleasing me\.$$

Have discovered from @ProfHacker this morning that not only am I middle-aged, but I've been so for 3 years. $$Now where are my keys?$$

Yes on all three counts! My feeling? What they invent whole-cloth works well. Much of what they revise, not so much.

Ugh, for real.

Now have so many streams open $$writing blog post, FB chat, composing tweet, three other things$$ that my $$middle\-aged$$ brain is overclocked.

I'd love to! Things are pretty flexible on my end, so let me know what might work for you.

New post: This Year http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/this-year/

But a whole class can't ILL a book, while they can all rent it for a month.

Yeah, there's little appeal there; rentals would have to be significantly cheaper to make much difference, of "e-books" anyhow.

But format: short-term licensing of born-digital content might have some appeal...

Hey, anything happen while I was out at dinner? #wow

I am *dizzy*, and it's not just the bubbles.

I'd have chosen the same, so I'm glad your partner is good - I hope she's okay, but that fall could kill an 85 year old lady!

RT @dancohen: Yes, @kfitz and I are storming the @nytimes to bring you the digital future of peer review: http://nyti.ms/bzPDjE

Absolutely agreed: "We have never done it this way before" where "never" = not since 1950.

I guess I missed that feature!

Pretty cool. And thanks to @NEH_ODH!

Okay, must call a halt to this day. It's been awesome, but there's stuff to do tomorrow.

RT @mkgold: Awesome that NYT piece on open peer review, featuring @dancohen & @kfitz, made the national front page! http://nyti.ms/bGlhIo

That's very cool!

Completely agreed!

I can only hope so. @mediacommons account requests are WAY up; here's hoping activity on the site increases, too!

Thanks! $$And thanks for pointing folks to my DH2010 abstract\!$$

Blogging the NYT open review article, at Planned Obsolescence $$http://bit\.ly/9NynSZ$$ and MediaCommons $$http://bit\.ly/d3LCCo$$.

Ooh, I knew I left something out.

Love it. $$And thanks for tweeting the NYT article\!$$

The open peer review article is on the front page of both the national and the NYC editions: http://nyti.ms/OyOdx and http://nyti.ms/dAzZAZ

$$Now to go buy newspapers\.$$

Thanks! And thanks for tweeting the article.

RT @JenHoward: If your French is up to it $$mine barely is$$, Le Monde refs NYT open peer review story. Lively comments: http://bit.ly/9s7zrA

Are any of those comments public/blogged?

Most of my email just says "Yay!"

Whoa.

Dear facilities: It's 69 degrees and rainy out there today. The airconditioning is probably not necessary. Just a thought! Love, K.

It's pretty amazing. And it's New York. But it won't last; we're looking at 90 by Sunday.

You & me both. When on earth did the daily hit $2? Replying to @tanyaclement Thanks! Replying to @fearv Yes, I believe so. Log in, and then on your account page, click edit, and scroll down to comment notification settings. @captain_primate I'm so sorry, Ethan. Sending you and your family good thoughts. Cool. RT @GoogleChat: We teamed up with @GoogleVoice to let you make and receive phone calls from Gmail: http://bit.ly/9SJe2f /via @jwolman Voting for SXSW panels ends Friday, including @amandafrench's Infinite Jest & the Internet $$which I'm involved in$$. http://bit.ly/aqAZUL Playing with Taskforce $$beta Gmail extension$$, a pretty nifty way of getting rid of the inbox-as-to-do-list problem. http://taskforceapp.com Replying to @GeorgeOnline I think I just might. :) Replying to @mmwwah Ancillary, I think, but I'll know more shortly. NYTimes Story on Open Review in Academia Sparks Conversations Across Campuses http://bit.ly/9MkKPf /via @brettbobley Replying to @jmittell Never, alas; they're moving everything over to HTML5, which will replace the Gear functionality. But it's taking forever. Replying to @JasonParkhill Indeed! Replying to @JDKun Wow, thanks! I'd love to see the syllabus when it's ready. Replying to @cscannella Saw at least three of them headed north over the Hudson while I was at the gym & thought 'what's up with that?' Replying to @sivavaid and @johnmjones Done! $$See also http://panelpicker\.sxsw\.com/ideas/view/5380$$ RT @amandafrench @mollywood: I'm invited to be on an Infinite Jest/DFW panel at #SXSW! Literary nerds, vote! http://bit.ly/aqAZUL //Me too! Replying to @briancroxall You've probably heard this already, but no. But Tweetie sometimes takes a while to see a new avatar. Replying to @jschneider This may be your best resource: http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/Annotation-and-Notetaking-Tools Very excited to announce the official launch of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative! http://bit.ly/dmtAiK /via @cunydhi //Go CUNY! Replying to @phdaisy So sorry I can't bring you any! Feel better! NYC report: on the down side, I miss my laundry machines. However: laundry PICKUP AND DELIVERY. As with all here, throw$ at it & it's good.

Congratulations!

I'm a big fan of mine; I use rechargeable batteries in it.

No, I had a bunch already from other AA battery-using devices, incl my camera. Got a Kodak battery/charger set from Amazon.

Cranky response to open review in my comments. I continue to be surprised by "we have never done it this way before." http://bit.ly/9NynSZ

Heh. I like "banninate." Sounds like disemvoweling, except with bananas. $$And I've seen the crank elsewhere\. Sigh\.$$

LOL, most literally.

RT @crsbecker: @kfitz All caps and an extensive personal bibliography. Peer commentary would have graciously suggested that he not do that.

But that's precisely why it's so dismaying. To have pioneered in one area but reflexively reject experimentation in another?

Someday I will not screw up the double DM reply. Stupid Tweetie.

Congratulations!

@jcmeloni Just home from a lovely dinner with colleagues in visiting department; now going to finish Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story.

Number 1: footnote/endnote support, or the failures thereof. It's sad; they undoubtedly won't fix it.

There are days where things conspire to take the wind right out of your sails.

It's such a small thing, but imagine: a key project of yours makes the front page of a major national publication! Your institution $$1/2$$

proudly posts a story about the story! And gets your name wrong in the headline! After working there for 12 years! $$2/2$$

True. Have written for correction, and I'm sure it'll be fine. But it's a good ego deflater, in case I needed one.

Yup. How'd you guess?

Front page of the college website, baby! $$Have written for correction; all will be well\. But a nice ego deflater if I needed one\.$$

Fitzgerald. Sigh.

I love it.

Or at least for a descendant of his illegitimate son.

Thus far today the main thing I have done is systematically getting out of bed at 7am and then falling back asleep on my sofa.

Compelling thinking from @JenHoward on continued reasons for hope in academic publishing: http://bit.ly/aHN2Cu.

In brief: experimental failures are individual, not general. If you send me an address I can email the article.

Letters to NYTimes about open review article, including one from A.R. Gurney! http://tinyurl.com/2bulu3l //via @mlaconvention

Pretty awesome, huh? Particularly coupled with the "rough justice" of academic publishing. But several thoughtful ones, too.

Wow: that's absolutely amazing.

RT @marcruppel: Absolutely incredible use of Google Chrome + Arcade Fire: http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/ We need more of this.

"Pleads for help in" might be more accurate than "suggests" in this case! :) http://bit.ly/avKf2L

I have had "Hey Ya" stuck on repeat in my head all day. Not the whole song, mind you; just the "hey ya" part.

Indeed!

True. It was only getting it stuck in my head for days & not being bothered by it that uncovered my love for "Sister Christian."

You go!

iPad reading crisis: both Amazon and the iBooks store offer the next book I was planning on reading, at the same price. Must... decide...

Hmmm. That's a good thought!

Decision on book went to iBooks, mostly for the jailbreakability @briancroxall reminded me of & future data portability of epub standard.

Ha - this had me thinking about Spalding Gray & Swimming to Cambodia...

You know, in the long term, I bet that more or less equals out.

I was remembering the ad campaign and thinking whatisthe.

Reading @NealStephenson's Anathem on the iPad and wishing iBooks would let me redirect word lookups to the book's glossary.

The non-fetishist in me says yes: the book is the content, not the container. But there is something particular about such a tome.

I'd agree with that; HOL is largely about its own materiality in a way that most novels $$even tomes$$ are not.

This is the approach I've been working on. Went up for full last year w/all dig portfolio $$& 2nd book published online$$...

...and now hope to be someone others can point to as precedent. & to direct their chairs/deans/cmtes to: http://bit.ly/zjXhV

Thanks! It took a bit of persuasion but I had some senior colleagues willing to argue against their peers' print fetish.

And I had lots of data about how the online text has been used and the responses it's generated, which they couldn't dispute.

Not without a proper security clearance, you wouldn't.

RT @FrostDavis: #NITLE launches digital humanities initiative for small liberal arts colleges: http://bit.ly/aFh90E #digitalhumanities /Yay!

My pleasure! I'm really excited about it.

Agreed. http://bit.ly/aK1F0v $$The chunk from PO in which I focus on that issue; there's a bit more earlier in the chapter\.\.$$

UC and UMich are both returning to this mission by offering their faculties a range of publishing services. $$1/2$$

Catherine Mitchell is brilliant on this. http://bit.ly/9ICvT8 and http://bit.ly/dlzLjb $$2/2$$

New post: Past and Future http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/past-and-future/

It's a blogging kinda day! New post: To Read: How Not to Run a University Press. http://bit.ly/bfBUnW

It's only a migraine, but thanks for the concern! $$And I'll add, not for the first time, yay Maxalt\!$$