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?

Sun Aug 01 18:25:21 +0000 2010

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

Sun Aug 01 19:37:51 +0000 2010

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

Sun Aug 01 19:38:48 +0000 2010

Okay, back to packing.

Sun Aug 01 19:40:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

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

Sun Aug 01 19:41:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @mikejolk

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

Sun Aug 01 20:48:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

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

Sun Aug 01 21:37:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @edmj

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

Sun Aug 01 22:35:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @cforster

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

Mon Aug 02 13:49:07 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 02 16:48:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmcclurken

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

Mon Aug 02 23:53:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

A good rule, that.

Mon Aug 02 23:53:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

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.

Tue Aug 03 01:26:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @NYUpress

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

Tue Aug 03 14:24:25 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 03 19:25:02 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 03 22:43:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Wed Aug 04 13:43:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Wed Aug 04 13:51:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

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

Wed Aug 04 15:54:25 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 04 16:41:51 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 04 16:46:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @jsench

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

Wed Aug 04 17:10:24 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 04 20:27:51 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 20:44:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Wed Aug 04 20:44:43 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 20:45:57 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 20:53:02 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 21:09:39 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 21:29:52 +0000 2010

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. \(2/3\)

Wed Aug 04 21:30:59 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 04 21:32:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

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.

Wed Aug 04 21:38:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

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.

Wed Aug 04 21:52:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Aug 04 21:58:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Aug 04 22:13:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @clioweb

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

Thu Aug 05 02:28:45 +0000 2010

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

Thu Aug 05 03:07:03 +0000 2010

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

Thu Aug 05 16:11:17 +0000 2010

One hopes that's true. #dontbeevil

Thu Aug 05 16:11:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

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

Thu Aug 05 22:58:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

No, I remain spielless.

Thu Aug 05 23:00:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

On it.

Thu Aug 05 23:06:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

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

Fri Aug 06 06:08:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

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

Fri Aug 06 16:58:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

My god, the coincidence.

Fri Aug 06 16:59:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, you should - inquiring minds want to know.

Fri Aug 06 17:05:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum


Fri Aug 06 17:09:04 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 06 17:13:05 +0000 2010

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?

Fri Aug 06 18:28:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill

That assessment sounds like it arises from deep experience.

Fri Aug 06 19:52:37 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 06 20:30:12 +0000 2010

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.

Sat Aug 07 00:08:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Sat Aug 07 00:47:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill

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

Sat Aug 07 00:49:24 +0000 2010

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

Sat Aug 07 01:41:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sat Aug 07 11:44:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

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

Sat Aug 07 11:57:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

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

Sat Aug 07 12:08:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Will bear that in mind.

Sat Aug 07 12:11:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @acavender

You go!

Sat Aug 07 17:43:52 +0000 2010

They're offering a $300 voucher to take the next flight - but today, I just want to get there already. LGA, here I come.

Sat Aug 07 17:50:58 +0000 2010

Huh. Same crew IAH to LGA as was on ONT to IAH. Less fancy plane, though. Sounds about right.

Sat Aug 07 17:58:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Dude, that sounds like being a runner to me.

Sat Aug 07 17:58:36 +0000 2010

See you in 3 hours, NY.

Sat Aug 07 18:21:49 +0000 2010

Hello, LGA.

Sat Aug 07 21:52:31 +0000 2010

I just earned the Sightseer Pin on @gowalla! http://gowal.la/r/21iQV

Sat Aug 07 21:57:38 +0000 2010

My suitcase showed up!

Sat Aug 07 22:24:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

No kidding. Wouldn't *that* have been embarrassing?

Sat Aug 07 23:32:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

OW! Take care!

Sat Aug 07 23:33:37 +0000 2010

I have an apartment, and have even put some food in it. Now to begin unpacking.

Sat Aug 07 23:34:26 +0000 2010

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.

Sun Aug 08 03:23:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Sorry - I crashed right after I finished! I'm in the west village, in a fantastic \(if tiny & $$\) studio.

Sun Aug 08 12:40:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Hi Vika! A very small if lovely studio in the west village. Super happy with it so far!

Sun Aug 08 12:58:49 +0000 2010

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.

Sun Aug 08 16:15:11 +0000 2010

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.

Sun Aug 08 16:16:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

I'm in NYC on sabbatical, for the academic year. I still can't believe it.

Sun Aug 08 16:21:41 +0000 2010

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?

Sun Aug 08 16:45:31 +0000 2010

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!

Sun Aug 08 17:01:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Whoa. That's pretty amazing. But I think I'd need an app to handle the calculations for me.

Sun Aug 08 19:16:23 +0000 2010

Okay, wrote a little, ran a little, cleaned up, ran errands, ate lunch. I think all that justifies an afternoon of lazy reading, no?

Sun Aug 08 19:39:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I always knew I liked you.

Sun Aug 08 19:54:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @writinginpublic

Hey, are you in town? Or still on the continent?

Sun Aug 08 20:42:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @writinginpublic

Yes, please! I'll look forward to it.

Sun Aug 08 20:54:51 +0000 2010

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.

Sun Aug 08 22:25:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Not spotting anything related to update-checking in the admin file...

Sun Aug 08 22:34:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

That would do it, though I was hoping for theme-by-theme ignoring. May just learn to live with the notice.

Sun Aug 08 22:53:09 +0000 2010

Huh. I've never managed to crash a cable box before.

Sun Aug 08 23:35:19 +0000 2010

Made a most amazing dinner in my postage-stamp sized kitchen. Really, it's the kitchen for which "-ette" was invented. But dinner rocked.

Mon Aug 09 00:28:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

That sounds about right.

Mon Aug 09 00:40:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @lincolnmullen

Brilliant - that did it. Many thanks!

Mon Aug 09 00:59:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Ooh, just let me know when; I've been following #cunypie with great envy...!

Mon Aug 09 02:18:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Broccoli, kale, and bell peppers sauteed in olive oil with sea salt, crushed chipotle peppers, and cashews, over brown rice. YUM.

Mon Aug 09 11:06:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

I hope the trip is going well so far!

Mon Aug 09 11:07:06 +0000 2010

Not quite as awake as I thought I was when I got out of bed.

Mon Aug 09 11:39:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid

Wow, if only I were in New York and could go with you. Hey, wait!

Mon Aug 09 18:53:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid

Hey, wait a minute - so will I! I didn't even look at the date.

Mon Aug 09 19:00:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid

Soon comes the conference exploring the degree to which we have all gone meta. Meta-meta. \(Or metastasis?\)

Mon Aug 09 19:41:59 +0000 2010

Run, breakfast, post office box, university ID card, library access. Now a late late lunch, and maybe a little actual writing.

Mon Aug 09 19:44:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid and @amandafrench

We do that every day!

Mon Aug 09 19:44:52 +0000 2010

Now that's timing: the last three boxes just arrived. Fantastic!

Mon Aug 09 19:54:06 +0000 2010

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.

Mon Aug 09 21:31:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Oh, the Dollar Store. I forgot about that place!

Mon Aug 09 21:46:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattbucher

Ooh. I'm in - thanks for the recommendation!

Mon Aug 09 21:54:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @writinginpublic

Good to know - thanks!

Mon Aug 09 21:56:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

Very interesting approaches to a thorny problem: how to represent an n-dimensional text in the static 2D of the page...

Tue Aug 10 00:34:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

Will ponder further & let you know if I have thoughts.

Tue Aug 10 00:35:11 +0000 2010

Unpacking and settling in is complete. Tomorrow's tasks: Write, and join gym. But writing first, to make sure it gets done.

Tue Aug 10 00:37:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

I can only imagine.

Tue Aug 10 00:38:25 +0000 2010

Hey, so, I've been writing this morning. Anybody do anything good today, like get a grant? \(Congrats to all the @NEH\_ODH SUG recipients\!\)

Tue Aug 10 16:04:56 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 10 16:07:18 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 10 16:34:46 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 10 16:42:57 +0000 2010

Ugh, acknowledgments: the problem of saying something heartfelt in a venue that doesn't allow for it. Better to roll closing credits.

Tue Aug 10 17:10:52 +0000 2010

"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.

Tue Aug 10 17:15:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Ay - that would take me nearly as long as writing the book itself did.

Tue Aug 10 17:19:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Now *that's* a great idea.

Tue Aug 10 17:49:18 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 10 21:05:12 +0000 2010

Somebody broke the seal at @dhnow, it appears...

Tue Aug 10 21:33:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @clioweb

No worries; I was just happy to see it back!

Tue Aug 10 22:03:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @ifbook

I've done a little on this: http://bit.ly/9oNVxy \(which mostly focuses on tv\) and http://bit.ly/9BtHAD.

Wed Aug 11 12:33:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @ifbook

Also some stuff in the new book: http://bit.ly/zjXhV

Wed Aug 11 12:34:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

It appears O'Keefe has survived, in case you haven't seen updates. I hope the road is treating you well!

Wed Aug 11 12:50:04 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 11 14:52:30 +0000 2010

In the new office at NYU. Stunningly, it's more space than I actually need. Hoping for a productive year. http://yfrog.com/n9l2jj

Wed Aug 11 16:27:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

East, 5th floor. The suite is in transition from some other department that's moving out.

Wed Aug 11 16:37:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

I was kinda thinking foosball, but you may be onto something there.

Wed Aug 11 16:40:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Seven and a halfth? Did you have to stoop?

Wed Aug 11 16:41:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

I haven't met her, no, but am looking forward to it!

Wed Aug 11 17:01:25 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 11 17:16:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

I suspect I'll be doing a fair bit of that.

Wed Aug 11 17:33:12 +0000 2010

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

Wed Aug 11 18:21:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mschnirring

Hi, Marsha! I hope all's well in Eagle Rock!

Wed Aug 11 18:31:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @BiellaColeman

Yours, actually! I'm a visiting scholar in MCC for the year.

Wed Aug 11 18:57:11 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 11 19:43:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @BiellaColeman

Excellent; I'll look forward to it! Enjoy Princeton, in the meantime.

Wed Aug 11 19:44:22 +0000 2010

Vote for @amandafrench's "Infinite Jest and the Internet" at @SXSW: http://bit.ly/c8LHvC \(it's possible I have a vested interest here\).

Wed Aug 11 21:00:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattbucher

Gah. Is all I have to say.

Wed Aug 11 21:02:19 +0000 2010

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.

Thu Aug 12 01:14:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Hey, did @henryjenkins take over your blog? \(Read the first sentence of that post again\.\)

Thu Aug 12 01:36:28 +0000 2010

Check out my latest post at @ProfHacker: tips for "Keeping Your Life in Sync" http://bit.ly/cCj0C6

Thu Aug 12 12:17:13 +0000 2010

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!

Thu Aug 12 13:47:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement

The College Art Association also has guidelines, particularly for the evaluation of digital materials.

Thu Aug 12 14:16:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Oh, dear. I knew there was a good reason why I hadn't updated the MediaCommons Press site.

Thu Aug 12 19:02:15 +0000 2010

RT @tmcphers: RT @JoeMyGod: CONFIRMED. Motion to extend stay is DENIED. GO GET MARRIED!! #prop8

Thu Aug 12 19:45:43 +0000 2010

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

Thu Aug 12 19:46:20 +0000 2010

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.

Thu Aug 12 19:58:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

You have no idea how many people I'd love to send that message to.

Thu Aug 12 22:04:13 +0000 2010

So far, the "I will get healthier and get back in shape" part of this sabbatical is going like gangbusters.

Thu Aug 12 22:27:35 +0000 2010

Now to get the "I will revolutionize scholarly publishing" part of it off the ground.

Thu Aug 12 22:29:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @woodpainter

Not sure, honestly. I just saw a presentation about them. But they're probably here: http://www.collegeart.org/guidelines/

Fri Aug 13 11:53:56 +0000 2010

Ward Sutton's "Drawn to Read" review of Lewis Hyde's new book about intellectual property, Common as Air: http://bit.ly/aBbGWZ

Fri Aug 13 15:28:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

Whoa - super cool! // @annehelen's blog profiled by the New Yorker: http://bit.ly/als5gc

Fri Aug 13 16:24:36 +0000 2010

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.

Fri Aug 13 17:30:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Then again, ignore me and listen to @jcmeloni. She knows what she's talking about. Ahem.

Fri Aug 13 17:31:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Who, me? I'm totally making this stuff up.

Fri Aug 13 17:34:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I am, however, no. 5 on the most commented list. And up to 14 referrals!

Fri Aug 13 17:36:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Only if the mode of exit is full of awesome and without body count.

Fri Aug 13 18:35:37 +0000 2010

Day 1 of sketching out an outline and doing some initial reading for a new essay. Oh, how much do I love day 1. \(So much\.\)

Fri Aug 13 18:36:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @nycdlq

Just remember to grab the two beers before you hit the slide.

Fri Aug 13 18:46:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I have to admit that I haven't yet figured out the whole items thing.

Fri Aug 13 20:58:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

They're awesome, yeah. But I'm befuddled on... goals? purposes? Reasons for vaulting?

Fri Aug 13 21:04:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Aha, that's helpful.

Fri Aug 13 21:04:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Okay, it begins to become clear. Thanks!

Fri Aug 13 21:08:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ooh. Excellent.

Fri Aug 13 21:15:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Fri Aug 13 21:20:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen and @jmittell

A browser-agnostic Zotero is the piece of software I most desire. I have been contemplating a fundraising campaign.

Fri Aug 13 22:09:18 +0000 2010

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.

Sat Aug 14 03:57:16 +0000 2010

The preceding thought has nothing to do with the severity of the margaritas I drank at the place around the corner this evening.

Sat Aug 14 03:58:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwazana


Sat Aug 14 04:24:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @ryancordell

Sons & Daughters?

Sun Aug 15 17:36:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @epistemographer

Congratulations, Josh!

Mon Aug 16 13:38:45 +0000 2010

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.

Mon Aug 16 14:46:15 +0000 2010

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."

Mon Aug 16 14:47:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @nirak

The new forum builds do, yes; the official releases don't yet, but they're getting there.

Mon Aug 16 16:17:04 +0000 2010

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?

Mon Aug 16 16:23:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I have no idea what you could be talking about.

Mon Aug 16 16:30:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

A-and, @gowalla checkins suddenly go through the roof among @jcmeloni's pals.

Mon Aug 16 18:51:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

No problem; I found my favorite!

Mon Aug 16 19:56:51 +0000 2010

I'd forgotten how much I love living in a place that gets late afternoon summer thunderstorms.

Mon Aug 16 22:08:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm just amused to see which of my addresses your spam went to!

Mon Aug 16 23:00:29 +0000 2010

RT @ltdanchoi Equality Delayed. Prop8 appeal in December. Justice denied for marriages until further notice. \(via @sivavaid\) // Damnit.

Mon Aug 16 23:23:32 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 17 15:16:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

That's next week.

Tue Aug 17 16:14:56 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 17 20:30:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @fraistat

Oddly enough, I was in southern Louisiana, where the nearest thing we have to a hill is an interstate overpass.

Tue Aug 17 20:37:45 +0000 2010

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. :)

Tue Aug 17 20:49:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Whoa. I am in awe of all who manage both kids and careers, but that's... something else entirely.

Tue Aug 17 21:15:09 +0000 2010

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.

Tue Aug 17 23:18:15 +0000 2010

Glad they weren't any kind of medical necessity or anything.

Tue Aug 17 23:18:56 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 18 00:17:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @BryanAlexander

The insurance company, of course, was silent, with an utterly labyrinthine website which provided zero information.

Wed Aug 18 00:18:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

The likelihood that you're willing to hand over your password in exchange for a random meaningless number?

Wed Aug 18 02:27:18 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 18 13:37:41 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 18 17:46:23 +0000 2010

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.

Wed Aug 18 18:40:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @kylebeachy

Hey, happy birthday! Mine's in five days; I'm hoping to spend it reading something equally awesome.

Thu Aug 19 13:59:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @kylebeachy

\(Make that four days\. Not so much with the math today, apparently\.\)

Thu Aug 19 13:59:52 +0000 2010

One of the most painful parts of having written a book may well be filling out the author questionnaire. \(The most painful part? Indexing\.\)

Thu Aug 19 16:19:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @sgsinclair

Whoa, brilliant!

Thu Aug 19 16:32:23 +0000 2010

Happy birthday, @mkirschenbaum! I had no idea ours were so close!

Thu Aug 19 18:10:27 +0000 2010

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?

Thu Aug 19 18:26:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

It's excruciating.

Thu Aug 19 18:39:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Phew! So glad to hear that. I've been getting mine religiously since 35 \(family history, etc\).

Thu Aug 19 19:04:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Impact, probably; it's for publicity/review purposes.

Thu Aug 19 19:04:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

But yes: the irony is thick.

Thu Aug 19 19:05:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum


Thu Aug 19 19:30:13 +0000 2010

Have finished the dreaded author questionnaire. Have requested the two permissions I need to request. Am almost ready to turn the book in.

Thu Aug 19 20:48:53 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 20 11:33:39 +0000 2010

Thank you, @JenHoward, for this: "Although the Rice experiment got a lot of attention when it began, its failure doesn't..." \(1/2\)

Fri Aug 20 11:43:39 +0000 2010

"necessarily say much, if anything, about the future of digitally based university-press publishing." Like the Nature open review \(2/2\)

Fri Aug 20 11:44:13 +0000 2010

experiment, this has me worried about an inevitable "it didn't work for Rice! Digital publishing is too expensive" response, an excuse \(3/2\)

Fri Aug 20 11:45:59 +0000 2010

to avoid innovating. \(4/2\)

Fri Aug 20 11:46:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'll see that, and raise you this: http://bit.ly/aIGxmA

Fri Aug 20 12:29:09 +0000 2010

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.

Fri Aug 20 13:10:02 +0000 2010

Hey, @nowviskie - happy birthday! I hope it's a great one.

Fri Aug 20 15:52:11 +0000 2010

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.

Fri Aug 20 16:08:48 +0000 2010

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."

Fri Aug 20 16:10:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @nowviskie

Those of us who are madly clinging to the idea of our early 40s salute you!

Fri Aug 20 17:52:47 +0000 2010

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 \(1/2\)

Fri Aug 20 17:54:55 +0000 2010

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 \(2/2\)

Fri Aug 20 17:55:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @JenHoward

while breaking even. They have no illusions about making $. I'd like to know more about Rice's expectations...\(3/2\)

Fri Aug 20 17:56:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

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. :)

Fri Aug 20 18:06:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball

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

Fri Aug 20 18:07:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward, @amandafrench and @shanakimball

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

Fri Aug 20 18:16:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

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

Sun Aug 22 15:27:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality and @nowviskie

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

Sun Aug 22 15:38:06 +0000 2010

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

Sun Aug 22 18:55:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

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

Sun Aug 22 20:32:28 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 23 13:53:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @cforster

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

Mon Aug 23 13:56:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

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

Mon Aug 23 13:57:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

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

Mon Aug 23 13:58:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

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

Mon Aug 23 14:03:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

Ugh, for real.

Mon Aug 23 14:07:24 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 23 15:10:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

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

Mon Aug 23 15:20:21 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 23 15:22:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah and @JenHoward

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

Mon Aug 23 18:10:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Mon Aug 23 20:04:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Mon Aug 23 20:05:05 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 03:15:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Tue Aug 24 03:26:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

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!

Tue Aug 24 03:34:52 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 03:39:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @tcarmody

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

Tue Aug 24 03:41:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I guess I missed that feature!

Tue Aug 24 03:52:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Pretty cool. And thanks to @NEH_ODH!

Tue Aug 24 03:54:04 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 04:39:26 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 12:36:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

That's very cool!

Tue Aug 24 12:52:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Completely agreed!

Tue Aug 24 13:06:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @ernestopriego

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

Tue Aug 24 13:39:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @ernestopriego

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

Tue Aug 24 13:54:12 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 14:03:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Ooh, I knew I left something out.

Tue Aug 24 14:14:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

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

Tue Aug 24 14:25:13 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 14:33:34 +0000 2010

\(Now to go buy newspapers\.\)

Tue Aug 24 14:34:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @redwards7

Thanks! And thanks for tweeting the article.

Tue Aug 24 15:42:33 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 17:26:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Are any of those comments public/blogged?

Tue Aug 24 18:06:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Most of my email just says "Yay!"

Tue Aug 24 18:23:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah


Tue Aug 24 18:45:54 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 24 18:54:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @xina

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

Tue Aug 24 19:43:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

You & me both. When on earth did the daily hit $2?

Wed Aug 25 02:22:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement


Wed Aug 25 02:23:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @fearv

Yes, I believe so. Log in, and then on your account page, click edit, and scroll down to comment notification settings.

Wed Aug 25 03:47:25 +0000 2010

@captain_primate I'm so sorry, Ethan. Sending you and your family good thoughts.

Wed Aug 25 15:12:06 +0000 2010

Cool. RT @GoogleChat: We teamed up with @GoogleVoice to let you make and receive phone calls from Gmail: http://bit.ly/9SJe2f /via @jwolman

Wed Aug 25 17:07:28 +0000 2010

Voting for SXSW panels ends Friday, including @amandafrench's Infinite Jest & the Internet \(which I'm involved in\). http://bit.ly/aqAZUL

Wed Aug 25 18:51:07 +0000 2010

Playing with Taskforce \(beta Gmail extension\), a pretty nifty way of getting rid of the inbox-as-to-do-list problem. http://taskforceapp.com

Wed Aug 25 19:18:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

I think I just might. :)

Wed Aug 25 19:23:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Ancillary, I think, but I'll know more shortly.

Wed Aug 25 19:41:27 +0000 2010

NYTimes Story on Open Review in Academia Sparks Conversations Across Campuses http://bit.ly/9MkKPf /via @brettbobley

Wed Aug 25 20:44:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Never, alas; they're moving everything over to HTML5, which will replace the Gear functionality. But it's taking forever.

Wed Aug 25 23:38:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @JasonParkhill


Wed Aug 25 23:51:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @JDKun

Wow, thanks! I'd love to see the syllabus when it's ready.

Thu Aug 26 00:20:06 +0000 2010

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?'

Thu Aug 26 14:35:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid and @johnmjones

Done! \(See also http://panelpicker\.sxsw\.com/ideas/view/5380\)

Thu Aug 26 14:38:03 +0000 2010

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!

Thu Aug 26 14:43:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

You've probably heard this already, but no. But Tweetie sometimes takes a while to see a new avatar.

Thu Aug 26 17:38:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @jschneider

This may be your best resource: http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/Annotation-and-Notetaking-Tools

Thu Aug 26 18:09:55 +0000 2010

Very excited to announce the official launch of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative! http://bit.ly/dmtAiK /via @cunydhi //Go CUNY!

Thu Aug 26 18:48:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

So sorry I can't bring you any! Feel better!

Thu Aug 26 21:46:07 +0000 2010

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.

Thu Aug 26 21:59:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @theorymeg


Thu Aug 26 22:44:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

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

Fri Aug 27 15:06:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

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

Fri Aug 27 15:09:39 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 27 15:16:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @RepoRat

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

Fri Aug 27 15:25:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

LOL, most literally.

Fri Aug 27 15:26:18 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 27 15:26:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jtheibault

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

Fri Aug 27 15:30:37 +0000 2010

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

Fri Aug 27 16:07:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement


Fri Aug 27 20:55:32 +0000 2010

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

Sat Aug 28 02:21:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

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

Sat Aug 28 15:10:56 +0000 2010

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

Sat Aug 28 15:11:19 +0000 2010

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

Sat Aug 28 16:09:14 +0000 2010

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

Sat Aug 28 16:10:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @RepoRat

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.

Sat Aug 28 16:23:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Yup. How'd you guess?

Sat Aug 28 16:23:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

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

Sat Aug 28 16:24:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @pronetolaughter

Fitzgerald. Sigh.

Sat Aug 28 16:25:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I love it.

Sat Aug 28 16:27:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Or at least for a descendant of his illegitimate son.

Sat Aug 28 16:35:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

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.

Sun Aug 29 14:24:52 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 30 11:11:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @Vaguery

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

Mon Aug 30 11:23:11 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 30 12:52:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

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

Mon Aug 30 15:24:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @marcruppel

Wow: that's absolutely amazing.

Mon Aug 30 16:53:38 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 30 16:53:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @ProfHacker

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

Mon Aug 30 20:09:54 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 30 20:14:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar


Mon Aug 30 20:23:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

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

Mon Aug 30 22:30:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff

You go!

Mon Aug 30 23:33:06 +0000 2010

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

Mon Aug 30 23:56:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Hmmm. That's a good thought!

Tue Aug 31 00:04:42 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 31 00:57:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff

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

Tue Aug 31 01:06:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @betajames

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

Tue Aug 31 01:09:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

I was remembering the ad campaign and thinking whatisthe.

Tue Aug 31 01:55:18 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 31 02:23:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

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

Tue Aug 31 02:33:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality and @jmittell

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

Tue Aug 31 03:16:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

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

Tue Aug 31 12:47:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

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

Tue Aug 31 12:48:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

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

Tue Aug 31 13:02:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

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.

Tue Aug 31 13:03:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

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

Tue Aug 31 13:07:17 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 31 13:19:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @FrostDavis

My pleasure! I'm really excited about it.

Tue Aug 31 13:23:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Tue Aug 31 13:52:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Tue Aug 31 13:58:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Tue Aug 31 14:01:21 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 31 14:46:42 +0000 2010

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

Tue Aug 31 17:45:44 +0000 2010

Have a bad feeling about this disturbance in my visual field...

Tue Aug 31 20:41:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

Tis what I'm doing. Just trying to wrap up last details before this thing hits, if it's going to...

Tue Aug 31 21:25:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @tmcphers

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

Tue Aug 31 22:24:01 +0000 2010