2010 09 01 tweets

Replying to @theorymeg

You'll be great!

Wed Sep 01 16:53:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Ugh, so sorry to hear this! I've had it happen a couple of times and found the waiting part to be the hardest. Sending good vibes.

Wed Sep 01 16:54:21 +0000 2010

Hey, @thatcamp: did I see a tweet go by in the last day or so about THATCamp NYC? Looking for dates...

Wed Sep 01 17:47:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @thatcamp

Aw, dude. It was WordCamp NYC. Rats.

Wed Sep 01 17:53:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Yup; that was it exactly.

Wed Sep 01 17:53:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @thatcamp

Undoubtedly! Alas, October would be the ideal moment for me to talk with a bunch of DH nerds about a *Drupal* based project...

Wed Sep 01 17:58:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Who, me? \(Uh, yeah, actually\.\)

Wed Sep 01 18:21:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Your feet are going to be on the ground.

Wed Sep 01 20:25:24 +0000 2010

Okay, what gives? The Weather app on my iPhone keeps changing my New York entry to Hoboken.

Wed Sep 01 20:31:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @nowviskie

Wasn't really trying; just wondering who else here is as suggestible as I am.

Wed Sep 01 20:33:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I carry a compass. It helps me along.

Wed Sep 01 20:40:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline


Wed Sep 01 20:42:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @utmediaresearch

I doubt that's it; there is definitely a weather station in NYC \(in Central Park\), and this is a new problem...

Wed Sep 01 20:54:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @utmediaresearch

The Apple discussion pages have other folks pointing to the same issue; may be a problem in Yahoo's feed, or in iOS 4.02.

Wed Sep 01 20:54:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

This just started today; for the last three weeks, it's said "New York." My Paris entry changed, too. Might be a Yahoo prob.

Wed Sep 01 21:03:28 +0000 2010

I do not feel at all ready to start writing this article yet, but I must force myself. Tomorrow. There Will Be Sentences.

Wed Sep 01 21:23:51 +0000 2010

By the by, the 1st goal of my sabbatical has been met: I ran 3mi today without feeling like I was going to die. It's the first time in 5yrs!

Wed Sep 01 21:25:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nmhouston

Calling me a marathoner would seriously over dignify it, but I have run 2. Blew an arch in training for the 2nd; hence the 5yrs!

Wed Sep 01 21:47:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

I'd say that's a good question, except that I've been breathing August Manhattan air for the last month, and that can't be better.

Thu Sep 02 02:08:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

You. Go.

Thu Sep 02 02:09:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Eek! Even if you mean minutes per mile, you sorely overestimate me. I'm running just under 11 right now, aiming for 10.

Thu Sep 02 02:10:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @nmhouston

Not just the arch that's healing, but the desire to run. So nice to have it back. No more marathons for me; I'm happy with my 3.

Thu Sep 02 02:15:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

That's great, though! We'll definitely do it. My secondary goal this year will be motivating others. http://bit.ly/dc0aVw

Thu Sep 02 02:28:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

What I find myself astonished by are the conferences that use campus facilities and still charge hundreds.

Thu Sep 02 13:23:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, but surely campuses don't charge hotel conv center rates? Or perhaps not *don't* but *shouldn't*.

Thu Sep 02 13:34:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

No, really. I love the DH confs, don't get me wrong, but they're crazy expensive in comparison with most humanities confs.

Thu Sep 02 13:35:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @fraistat

Don't misunderstand: I'm not operating under the illusion that ADHO is making $$ off the conf. But they're expensive enough \(1/2\)

Thu Sep 02 13:48:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @fraistat

in comparison with other confs that I wonder. If it's the campus facilities/services that are the cause, that's upsetting. \(2/3\)

Thu Sep 02 13:51:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @fraistat

One would like to think campus facilities/services were there to, say, facilitate and serve academic endeavors. \(3/3\)

Thu Sep 02 13:52:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @sshreeves

Yeeks. That's awful.

Thu Sep 02 14:04:21 +0000 2010

The entire university system has become a demented revenue generation machine, with one branch being extorted by another \(1/2\)

Thu Sep 02 14:05:23 +0000 2010

and looking for ways to pass those charges on. \(2/2\)

Thu Sep 02 14:05:48 +0000 2010

Speaking of DH conferences, is anyone from #DH2010 still reading that email account? I have an issue I inquired about a week or so ago...

Thu Sep 02 15:55:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

Thanks, Melissa! I'll do so.

Thu Sep 02 16:03:13 +0000 2010

Walked into the office... having left the laptop at home. It's me and the iPhone and a... whaddaya call those things? Oh, yeah: a book.

Thu Sep 02 17:22:33 +0000 2010

The book? Ironically enough, Ted Striphas's brilliant The Late Age of Print.

Thu Sep 02 17:25:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @nkelber

This is an even older model. Paper-based, if you can believe it. A little static, but very stable.

Thu Sep 02 17:30:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

My sense is that it starts with stuff you bought from the iTunes store, because you must like that stuff the best!

Thu Sep 02 18:03:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Mine was off bc I've bought so much more from Amazon than iTunes, but yeah, the iTunes purchases it grabbed were weird.

Thu Sep 02 18:15:20 +0000 2010

I don't know if it's the heat or what, but I've had a lousy headache and a total lack of focus for three days now. Enoughs, already.

Thu Sep 02 21:15:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

It's possible. But it also feels like it's the weight of my glasses on my nose. Could they be heavier in NY than in CA?

Thu Sep 02 21:26:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Maybe it's the higher humidity interacting with the antireflective coating or something.

Thu Sep 02 21:36:17 +0000 2010

I have literally just put in my contact lenses because my glasses were giving me a bridge of the nose ache.

Thu Sep 02 21:37:27 +0000 2010

Given that I don't see as well with contacts anymore, and have been forbidden from wearing them full time anymore, this does not bode well.

Thu Sep 02 21:38:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

No, mine are plastic. I'm not sure why they're suddenly bothering me so much; they never have before...

Thu Sep 02 21:43:59 +0000 2010

Just got an email from Facebook saying they were sorry I was having trouble logging into my account. I wasn't. It's a password reset msg...

Fri Sep 03 02:47:02 +0000 2010

...and all the links appear to actually go to Facebook. Does this mean someone was trying to login to my account?

Fri Sep 03 02:47:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Hmmm. Raw email message is a mass of code; no real text. Headers look realistic, though.

Fri Sep 03 03:30:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @mikejolk

Definitely did not follow any link. Headers of the message look realistic but the raw message itself is a mass of code. A puzzle.

Fri Sep 03 03:31:43 +0000 2010

After an inexplicably lousy day yesterday, today is thus far 100% rocking.

Fri Sep 03 14:31:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

I'm just trying to imagine a scenario in which a 2-yr-old needs to pronounce "macchiato."

Fri Sep 03 14:39:19 +0000 2010

I'm not usually one for the #FF, but if you're not following @mlaconvention, you should. \(1/2\)

Fri Sep 03 15:31:04 +0000 2010

When before has the membership of a massive disciplinary organization had such great access to its executive director? \(2/2\)

Fri Sep 03 15:31:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Yes! I love that I can dump messages that I have to do something about but not exactly respond to into "starred."

Fri Sep 03 15:33:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

So they're still there & I don't forget about them, but they're not mixed in with the ones that need answering.

Fri Sep 03 15:34:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

My pleasure!

Fri Sep 03 15:35:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

As well it should.

Fri Sep 03 15:54:18 +0000 2010

A 2-inch palmetto bug just came blithely strolling across my floor. I miss the desert.

Fri Sep 03 15:57:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @AnitaBlanchard

Oh, trust me: I grew up in Louisiana. I know, all too well.

Fri Sep 03 16:00:15 +0000 2010

So now I have shoes on.

Fri Sep 03 16:02:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Yes. I shall now tweet the cup of tea I am making. \(Actually, it's a response to the 2\-INCH FLYING COCKROACH in my apartment\.\)

Fri Sep 03 16:12:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I had a cat years ago in Louisiana that loved to hunt these things. I really miss him right now. I swear I can hear it...

Fri Sep 03 16:18:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

No, but I missed him with the legal pad I threw, and now have NO IDEA WHERE HE IS.

Fri Sep 03 16:24:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm not sure Meiga would really like being borrowed, alas.

Fri Sep 03 16:26:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @digipub

Thank *you*!

Fri Sep 03 16:53:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

I miss many things about southern Louisiana. These things are not one of them.

Fri Sep 03 18:51:57 +0000 2010

Haven't seen the water bug since I flung a legal pad at him. Hoping the threat of flying office supplies has him looking for other housing.

Fri Sep 03 20:18:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

Say you cannot discuss today, period. Do not talk with law firm AT ALL until you've talked with former chair or college counsel.

Fri Sep 03 20:49:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Nasty things. The day I realized they could fly was one of the most traumatic days of my childhood - & that's saying something.

Fri Sep 03 20:59:55 +0000 2010

A tiny shout-out to the NYTimes article on open peer review embedded in this Paris Review post: http://bit.ly/9YjTHc

Mon Sep 06 18:33:46 +0000 2010

My latest is up at @ProfHacker: "Traveler's Aid: Delayed Flight Edition" http://bit.ly/aw9o4s

Tue Sep 07 19:34:29 +0000 2010

I've been here a month today. A month! Already! The good news is that exciting things are happening, which I'll get to post about soon.

Tue Sep 07 19:51:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

YAY!!! So glad to hear the good news.

Tue Sep 07 21:42:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

Yay, congratulations!

Tue Sep 07 23:26:54 +0000 2010

Uh-oh: Gourmet Garage curry cashews.

Wed Sep 08 00:16:26 +0000 2010

High today: 82º. Current temperature: 84º. Before 11 am. Hmmm...

Wed Sep 08 14:54:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

I thought it was hotter than it should have been!

Wed Sep 08 15:02:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Quite possibly! I'll keep you posted.

Wed Sep 08 15:29:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Not clickable in Chrome; Safari gives an error msg saying the url is invalid; Firefox tries to go to a url w/in the MLA site.

Wed Sep 08 16:09:27 +0000 2010

I just bought a pair of reading glasses, which I now need if I'm wearing my contact lenses. This makes me less happy than you might think.

Wed Sep 08 17:03:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlxJrvs

Hey there, from my temporary quarters at NYU!

Wed Sep 08 18:24:27 +0000 2010

You go, Dr. @alicetiara! RT @BiellaColeman: Another doctor in the house; just got back from @alicetiara 's defense. congrats. job well done!

Wed Sep 08 19:56:13 +0000 2010

I am once again missing my laundry machines. Awesome delivery fluff-n-fold service, but with two \(pretty minor\) problems: [more]

Wed Sep 08 23:01:41 +0000 2010

Problem 1: I am just anal enough that I wind up refolding everything. Really, I'd almost rather just fold it right the first time. [more]

Wed Sep 08 23:02:29 +0000 2010

Problem 2: The running bra of mystery. A more serious problem. Where did it come from? Where has it been? Will try not to ponder. [fin]

Wed Sep 08 23:03:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I have heard tell of such troping.

Wed Sep 08 23:07:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara

OMG. If you haven't already, get your university counsel on this. They have no right to corner you w/o your representation!

Wed Sep 08 23:11:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Hey, happy birthday!

Thu Sep 09 11:49:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

That's hysterical. And dismaying, when you think about it. And then hysterical again.

Thu Sep 09 12:04:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @cpatell

Hey, welcome back! Looking forward to saying hi sometime soon.

Thu Sep 09 13:03:26 +0000 2010

New post: Talk at the Hemispheric Institute http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/talk-at-the-hemispheric-institute/

Thu Sep 09 13:14:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yikes! Now stop twittering - both hands on the wheel!

Thu Sep 09 14:23:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Phew. In both cases.

Thu Sep 09 14:50:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton and @samplereality

I stayed there during SCMS last year and have to say that the place just made me feel really really old.

Thu Sep 09 15:26:02 +0000 2010

For #mla11: don't miss 12 ACH-sponsored demos of New \(& Renewed\) Work in Digital Literary Studies: http://is.gd/f2ExJ //via @nowviskie

Thu Sep 09 16:08:18 +0000 2010

Announcing the relaunch of The New Everyday at MediaCommons: http://bit.ly/cJJxUM
See The New Everyday at http://bit.ly/9tS6PY

Thu Sep 09 17:31:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

The author function?

Thu Sep 09 18:08:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @whitneytrettien

This is the beauty of Instapaper; I can placate myself with the idea that I'll read it someday.

Thu Sep 09 18:14:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @jasonrhody

I think this is the first time I've ever heard Foucault associated with flowchartiness.

Thu Sep 09 18:39:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @lblanken

I used it for a conf call this wk over an 800 # service. All I have is my cell & I didn't want to use minutes. Worked brilliantly.

Thu Sep 09 20:07:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Oh, Vika, I'm so sorry. Sending you all my good wishes.

Fri Sep 10 03:23:13 +0000 2010

Reasons to "pre-publish" your book online: reviews that appear before the print edition. \(Online, of course\.\) http://bit.ly/al7vcU

Fri Sep 10 12:32:16 +0000 2010

Working at home today, and the internets have gone down. This is not cool.

Fri Sep 10 14:41:18 +0000 2010

Okay, by my last tweet I meant to say COME BACK, INTERNETS. No fooling. \(Are you listening, RoadRunner NYC?\)

Fri Sep 10 15:14:28 +0000 2010

I'd be worried about the relationship between the fact that the Internet is down and the fact that I've just made a breakthrough on [more]

Fri Sep 10 15:56:53 +0000 2010

this article except that I've been frantically checking my Internet connection the whole time. Also, iPhone. So no correlation, right? [fin]

Fri Sep 10 15:58:34 +0000 2010

Best birthday present ever: the massive playlist @mmwwah and Steph gave me for my 40th, composed of top songs from all 40 years. [more]

Fri Sep 10 17:34:51 +0000 2010

I put it in my running playlist & am always thrilled when something I forgot I had comes up in rotation. Today post-run, "My Sharona." [fin]

Fri Sep 10 17:36:28 +0000 2010

RunKeeper just sent me a FitnessAlert! email to say that I'd set a new personal record. That's the only kind of Alert! email I want to get.

Fri Sep 10 17:47:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Heh. I get a lot from the mix and am almost always surprised, mostly in a good way. But there's always a second of "I own this?"

Fri Sep 10 18:56:14 +0000 2010

Fabulous dinner with my sister, but am happily home. Windows open, fan going. There shall be valerian tea, and dammit, I'm sleeping tonight.

Sat Sep 11 01:50:20 +0000 2010

You know what's awful? When people you really respect are totally gushing about the new thing from someone you hate. I mean, hate hate. [+]

Sat Sep 11 01:55:46 +0000 2010

And they gush such that you think you might like it too if you gave it a chance, but you hate the person involved too much to do it. [+]

Sat Sep 11 01:57:44 +0000 2010

So, to cut the cryptitude, everybody needs to STOP GOING ON about the new Franzen already. Not for cash dollars already. So just stop. [-]

Sat Sep 11 02:00:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

There's definitely that. But I have hate hate deep in my heart, and even if this book were made of GENIUS, I don't think I'd do it.

Sat Sep 11 02:11:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

In sooooo many ways. And they just keep growing. Seriously, Time Magazine?

Sat Sep 11 02:12:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

That's what pushed me over the edge from "he's an ass" to "he's an unforgivable ass." & I'm less convinced about the gifted part.

Sat Sep 11 02:27:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

I always knew I liked you.

Sat Sep 11 02:28:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley and @billiehara

White sausage, indeed. I now have an image I can carry with me that will keep me happy in these dark times.

Sat Sep 11 02:29:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @kdettmar

That was beneath comment. Suffice it to say: NO.

Sat Sep 11 02:59:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattbucher

Someday when we're in the same room I'll tell you about his performances at Pomona. Assholism of all kinds of varieties.

Sat Sep 11 03:09:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattbucher

And yes, Twilight, hands down.

Sat Sep 11 03:10:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @naypinya

Nice comparison! Similar smug self-congratulation. I never met Updike, though, so I can't do any personal comparison.

Sat Sep 11 03:13:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Beyond awful. I so wish I could write about it.

Sat Sep 11 03:13:56 +0000 2010

Okay, this bit of Franzen-bashing has been fun & all, but my friend the water bug has reappeared. Coincidence? So much for sleeping tonight.

Sat Sep 11 03:15:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

That's... I...

Sat Sep 11 03:19:37 +0000 2010

And with one mighty blow from her legal pad of doom, JF the water bug was no more. Thank god. http://yfrog.com/mxhqjlj

Sat Sep 11 03:26:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Please don't.

Sat Sep 11 03:30:35 +0000 2010

Conniving bastard was only playing dead! This time he's much more discouraged, I assure you, and also in a watery grave.

Sat Sep 11 03:32:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

This is very, very true. Must figure out how to account for this in the second edition of Planned Obsolescence.

Sat Sep 11 03:32:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @ambrose_mensch

In the interest of someday once again sleeping in this apartment, I'll probably pass on the video...

Sat Sep 11 03:34:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

They were mostly separate efforts. The CP developer is for the moment unable to push forward; not sure about digress.it...

Sat Sep 11 03:37:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

I'm hoping we can find a way to get CP re-jumpstarted. Anyhow, I'd love to see your footnotes in action!

Sat Sep 11 03:38:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @ambrose_mensch

Oh, yes, I do remember that one!

Sat Sep 11 03:39:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Ooh, wait! Are you running CP in WP3? I was under the impression that the upgrade broke the plugin!

Sat Sep 11 03:43:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

That's what I was afraid of. MCPress is hanging in with 2.9 for now, but I worry about unpatched security holes...

Sat Sep 11 03:49:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I got a bit carried away. He posed nicely before jumping up and running off again, though.

Sat Sep 11 04:18:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Yeah, you can never be too redundant with a water bug.

Sat Sep 11 04:21:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

It's a bit misleading; the project forked. http://bit.ly/cvLHkf MediaCommons is running in CommentPress.

Sat Sep 11 14:28:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

CP runs in MU quite well, but make sure you're running 2.9 -- the upgrade to WP 3.0 broke the plugin. Updates TK soon, I hope.

Sat Sep 11 14:35:59 +0000 2010

Having one of those dithery moments of difficulty figuring out how to get started today. Work on cutting the talk or on writing the article?

Sat Sep 11 15:06:25 +0000 2010

And yes, it's 11am and I'm just getting started, thanks to the damn water bug. Could not sleep, wondering where his friends and family were.

Sat Sep 11 15:08:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

It is a euphemism, yes, for "giant flying cockroach," where "giant" = approx. 2in.

Sat Sep 11 15:21:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

That, I'm safe from, at least for now; OCD landlord has mattress protected and all the bedding is mine, just purchased.

Sat Sep 11 15:30:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @shermandorn

Hey, thanks. Good to know!

Sat Sep 11 15:30:56 +0000 2010

Why, oh @Amtrak, do you keep changing the price of the ticket I select once it lands in my cart?

Sat Sep 11 16:25:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Turns out AAA discounted fare is more than lowest available for the days I'm traveling.

Sat Sep 11 16:51:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Got me: lowest available was $49 each way; AAA was $66. Note popped up on screen saying "this discount is more than lowest available."

Sat Sep 11 17:38:12 +0000 2010

Windows open, light rain. Have actually turned off the ceiling fan and put on a sweatshirt. Lovely quiet Sunday morning.

Sun Sep 12 14:43:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @amandafrench

That's of course crucial for my implementation, so I'm hanging in with 2.9.x until CP is updated.

Sun Sep 12 15:31:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Would make it a *lot* easier, yes. To my knowledge there is not, but I'll push to see if it can happen.

Sun Sep 12 15:35:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

It'll be too long to wait, I can almost promise. It's a shame.

Sun Sep 12 15:36:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

It is indeed, and there is no reason I can think of why you shouldn't. It'll be a service to the plugin's long-term viability.

Sun Sep 12 15:43:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @clioweb

Oh, excellent. So now what we need is a community "update this to 3.0" campaign.

Sun Sep 12 15:43:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench and @boonebgorges

That's paragraph-level commenting, of course; you can see it in action in 2.9 at http://bit.ly/zjXhV

Sun Sep 12 16:01:47 +0000 2010

@boonebgorges I'd be happy to make you an admin account there if you want to get into the backend.

Sun Sep 12 16:02:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Awesome -- thanks!

Sun Sep 12 16:13:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @clioweb and @amandafrench

Ooh, that's not the same version at all. Lots has changed.

Sun Sep 12 16:23:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I'll just note that \(as opposed to many of the other schools named\) Pomona is 100% need-blind and loan-free.

Sun Sep 12 17:15:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jugoretz

Not exactly: there was a fork. CP was significantly updated and is what we're running at MediaCommons.

Sun Sep 12 17:26:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @jugoretz

That said, DigressIt has major funding behind it right now, which CP does not.

Sun Sep 12 17:27:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Happy to help restore some Sunday calm. :)

Sun Sep 12 17:29:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Yes, it's a horror. One of the most principled things our trustees have done is stick w/no-loans policy in face of budget crisis.

Sun Sep 12 17:36:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Alas, too much bugz, not enough LOL. Am maintaining a crawly-free state of zen. :)

Sun Sep 12 17:44:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Love that. :)

Sun Sep 12 17:57:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Paragraph-level commenting works? Did you upgrade to WP3.0 after installation, or install in WP3.0?

Sun Sep 12 17:58:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Nice! Is your WP multi-site enabled? Did you do anything fancy in setup, or did it just work automagically?

Sun Sep 12 18:35:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Wait, never mind. Of course it's multi-site enabled; I see the URL now. Huh; may have to poke at it some more.

Sun Sep 12 18:35:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Hmm. Very interesting. I wonder what's keeping it from working elsewhere. A plugin conflict, perhaps.

Sun Sep 12 18:59:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @amandafrench

It's sounding more and more like a plugin conflict. Will have to experiment.

Sun Sep 12 21:16:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I beg to differ. http://bit.ly/adB6kU

Sun Sep 12 21:57:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Actually, someone I follow just shared it via Google Reader literally 5 minutes before your RT.

Sun Sep 12 22:08:03 +0000 2010

Awesome run this afternoon. Very nice dinner. Ready for sleep now. Oh wait.

Sun Sep 12 23:06:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

You rock! Congrats!

Mon Sep 13 00:33:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

No, at the gym.

Mon Sep 13 02:16:07 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: New post: @GeorgeOnline offers "5 Analog Tools I Can't Live Without \(And Why\)" http://bit.ly/cAxbAb

Mon Sep 13 12:12:06 +0000 2010

@amandafrench @academicdave and others who've had CommentPress trouble w/WP3.x: could you send me details about the issues? [+]

Mon Sep 13 15:06:49 +0000 2010

@amandafrench @academicdave The developer has CP running both in a fresh install and in an upgraded install w/no problems... [-]

Mon Sep 13 15:07:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

"Trip" is not exactly the word I'd have come up with, I think.

Mon Sep 13 15:16:16 +0000 2010

Be sure to check out the great new cluster at The New Everyday, including @dancohen, Lisa Gitelman, and many others! http://bit.ly/9tS6PY

Mon Sep 13 15:26:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

A travesty? The last straw? Clearly I'm being hyperbolic, but the deification that's come with the new book is getting to me.

Mon Sep 13 15:36:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

I'm compelled by your notion that his concerns \(contra Frey's\) are simply orthogonal to those of the OBC, so I'd hate to see [+]

Mon Sep 13 15:38:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

him recovered now. [-]

Mon Sep 13 15:38:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

Make sure you grabbed CP from http://futureofthebook.org/commentpress and not the WP plugins site. Keep me posted!

Mon Sep 13 15:56:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

Unfortunately, the version on the plugins site is massively out of date, and we can't access the plugin account to update. Grrr.

Mon Sep 13 16:05:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff


Mon Sep 13 21:42:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

You. Rock. As always.

Mon Sep 13 22:05:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I definitely believe they have personalities. Malevolent, sneaky personalities.

Tue Sep 14 02:59:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Safe travels, and no delays!

Tue Sep 14 03:08:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

That's funny, and yet all the best jokes seem inappropriate. \(Who has more personality \- bugs or\.\.\.?\)

Tue Sep 14 03:12:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ah, the traveler's friend!

Tue Sep 14 12:13:02 +0000 2010

Interesting question from Bob Stein about the outlaw-hero trend in contemporary television: http://bit.ly/95yrZY

Tue Sep 14 12:31:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Yes, absolutely, though I think his question is not about newness but rather about density: why so many now?

Tue Sep 14 12:46:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Amazons is absolutely worth checking out. Hard to come by, though. I wound up buying a 1st ed on eBay to get one.

Tue Sep 14 19:31:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Yo, CommentPress works with WP 3.0; just grab it from http://futureofthebook.org/commentpress, not from the WP plugins site.

Tue Sep 14 19:33:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

Sorry, I'm an hour behind in this conversation. But I've got it working with a WPMU site I recently updated to 3.0. Piece of cake.

Tue Sep 14 19:34:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Super cool! One thing, tho: I tried to update my contact/inst information & it took me into the membership renewal process...

Tue Sep 14 20:14:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Whoa; that's great!

Tue Sep 14 20:14:50 +0000 2010

RT @HarryReid @ladygaga There's a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so //most awesome.

Tue Sep 14 20:26:00 +0000 2010

Most awesome is a service that produces a conversation between @HarryReid and @ladygaga.

Tue Sep 14 20:27:42 +0000 2010

Most awesome is also that the conversation is about a crucial advance in social justice.

Tue Sep 14 20:28:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Oh, it got there eventually. I was thinking, hey, they want more survey data, fine, and discussion groups, ok, and then! $$$!

Tue Sep 14 23:30:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @naypinya

That's not how that story generally ends these days. I was waiting for "and they arrested him."

Wed Sep 15 00:23:59 +0000 2010

Someone on my block plays the cello. God, I love it here.

Wed Sep 15 00:47:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dlnnewman

No. Effing. Way.

I am speechless.

Wed Sep 15 01:31:33 +0000 2010

Hey, @striphas: http://bit.ly/d2ipuA

Color me gobsmacked.

Wed Sep 15 01:33:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

Flabber. Gasted.

Wed Sep 15 01:37:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

I can only imagine. I've been bouncing back and forth between deep jealousy and horrible sadness about it all day.

Wed Sep 15 01:42:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

I do indeed hope that there is some grievous error here. Because, ugh.

Wed Sep 15 01:51:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen


Wed Sep 15 01:52:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @eetempleton

You would think. I'm mostly surprised by realizing how disappointed I'll be in the OBC if this turns out to be true.

Wed Sep 15 02:03:19 +0000 2010

@jbj Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one.

Wed Sep 15 13:16:34 +0000 2010

Trying to cut about 15 minutes out of a talk. I am not good at cutting. I always seem to revise longer.

Wed Sep 15 15:05:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

You & me both. Even the potential truth of it has already put me through an emotional wringer.

Wed Sep 15 17:26:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

Yeah, I know. I find something dismaying about that - the need to seek closure in such an abusive relationship...

Wed Sep 15 17:50:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

I am perversely hoping that he will behave as badly as I have come to expect him to.

Wed Sep 15 17:51:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @themba

And not a moment too soon!

Wed Sep 15 21:06:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @footnotesrising

Fantastically cool. Congratulations!

Thu Sep 16 00:31:15 +0000 2010

Oh, for fuck's sake. http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/?p=17795

Thu Sep 16 01:40:40 +0000 2010

I'm not sure what to be most disgusted by. But Macmillan raising the book price ranks right up there.

Thu Sep 16 01:42:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. That seems to have been a mistake.

Thu Sep 16 01:49:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

It will. I'm now frankly hoping for a slow-motion train crash. Will send more info via other channels.

Thu Sep 16 01:50:20 +0000 2010

This is not at all about disappointment that he's "sold out," or whatever. This is about disappointment that she's willing to forget [+]

Thu Sep 16 01:52:41 +0000 2010

his sexist, classist, utterly boorish behavior. In the interest of what? Tying up loose ends in her last season? If her audience didn't [+]

Thu Sep 16 01:53:43 +0000 2010

need to be subjected to that attitude 9 years ago, why is it different now?

Thu Sep 16 01:54:05 +0000 2010

My apologies, all. I'll stop ranting, I promise. But I'm just livid. And wondering what idealistic notion has been punctured to produce it.

Thu Sep 16 01:55:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

I would be comforted by that idea if I really thought he were capable of something like an emotion.

Thu Sep 16 02:02:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Thanks for the heads-up. It's an unlikely scenario but good to protect against!

Thu Sep 16 02:03:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

Colossal. You'll have to take my word on that.

Thu Sep 16 02:04:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Oof. That interview really is like crossing the streams.

Thu Sep 16 02:18:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

No question, absolutely. I just haven't had to deal up close & in person with her, so I've gotten to hold onto illusion there.

Thu Sep 16 02:23:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

That's undoubtedly part of it, but I'm not sure it's all of it. It's also my desire to understand the OBC as a popular [+]

Thu Sep 16 02:32:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

literacy project, one that really understood what its members wanted from reading and used that power to promote a deeper [+]

Thu Sep 16 02:34:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

engagement with books.

Thu Sep 16 02:34:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

I'm definitely thinking about it. Once I calm down, there will have to be writing in order for me to sort it out.

Thu Sep 16 02:35:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

That's got to be it. Ted Striphas's The Late Age of Print has an amazing chapter on the OBC if you haven't read it.

Thu Sep 16 02:45:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.thelateageofprint.org/download/

Thu Sep 16 02:59:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Ted negotiated the CC-licensed version in his contract; stats actually say that making the text available for free [+]

Thu Sep 16 03:09:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

increases sales, as folks start reading the pdf and want a hard copy. So ask away! It might help the publishers!

Thu Sep 16 03:10:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

No, there are actual studies. As Michael Jensen has said, you might lose a few sales, but the increased exposure is worth it.

Thu Sep 16 03:15:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

But yes, iPad orientation, certainly. Piece of cake.

Thu Sep 16 03:15:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yeah, early adopting is my worst vice. Or at least my most expensive one.

Thu Sep 16 03:19:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yeah, I drive a 1998 Civic, so we can be pretty sure that that's not my vice.

Thu Sep 16 03:22:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Internet nerd credentials: seriously in danger of revocation.

Thu Sep 16 03:44:13 +0000 2010

RT @mediacommons: The Chronicle of Higher Education considers The New Everyday! http://bit.ly/as0o83

Thu Sep 16 11:34:38 +0000 2010

NYC folks: my talk at the Hemispheric Institute is today; would love to see you there! http://bit.ly/aI8Wcv

Thu Sep 16 11:59:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

That's great to know - thanks!

Thu Sep 16 12:28:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Probably, alas. Another time!

Thu Sep 16 12:31:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

No worries. I am officially Off the Topic.

Thu Sep 16 13:45:40 +0000 2010

Last prep before talk at the Hemi. There are a lot of chairs in here.

Thu Sep 16 20:28:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

You are far too kind...

Thu Sep 16 20:46:43 +0000 2010

And we're on. Full room!

Thu Sep 16 21:06:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @AlecHosterman

The Hemispheric Institute. Folks in New York are in a hurry, you know; must abbrev.

Fri Sep 17 02:55:49 +0000 2010

Thanks all for the good wishes; the talk went exceedingly well, and to a not-even-standing-room crowd.

Fri Sep 17 02:56:28 +0000 2010

My favorite moment: I mention the MLA Task Force on the Evaluation of Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion; huge lightning crash.

Fri Sep 17 02:57:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @Kethylia

Thanks so much for coming! It was awfully dramatic, wasn't it?

Fri Sep 17 03:05:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm sorry you weren't able to make it, too; it was a great discussion.

Fri Sep 17 03:05:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I hope you said hello to my friends in the black t-shirt department for me.

Fri Sep 17 03:06:11 +0000 2010

Some days you expect the trip to the airport to take an hour & it's an hour and a half. Some days you leave super-early & it takes an hour.

Fri Sep 17 12:23:48 +0000 2010

First time I've traveled since I've been off coffee. I almost don't know what to do with myself.

Fri Sep 17 12:58:25 +0000 2010

Also traveling without the laptop. Just the iPad and the iPhone.

Fri Sep 17 13:00:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

It was necessitated by a stomach ailment, but now the green tea and I are quite cozy together. No one is more surprised than I am.

Fri Sep 17 14:07:58 +0000 2010

I keep hoping for the day when starting to write a new article isn't ridiculously painful.

Mon Sep 20 21:13:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

The part I find easy is dreaming up the article. The actual process of beginning to write the first paragraphs, not so much.

Mon Sep 20 21:31:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @ktcrow

Exactly. It'll become less painful once I've found my way in, but right now getting everything set up is just excruciating.

Mon Sep 20 21:42:41 +0000 2010

RT @ProfHacker: @billiehara discusses "Using Writer's Cafe for Writing Projects" http://bit.ly/9U7LkZ

Tue Sep 21 12:55:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @wynkenhimself

What was the event?

Tue Sep 21 14:17:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Interesting; I'd have loved to have heard those responses!

Tue Sep 21 14:25:15 +0000 2010

RT @dancohen: Live broadcast of "What's next for Zotero" announcement, incl. Q & A, tomorrow \(Wed\) at 11a EDT at http://bit.ly/cEz9kW //YAY.

Tue Sep 21 15:33:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

You sure this isn't a precursor to the college student credit card scams? I'd be a little worried about the interest rate.

Tue Sep 21 17:24:40 +0000 2010

Thanks to the magic of VLC for the iPad and a certain distributed network, I have this past week's Mad Men to watch on my flight.

Tue Sep 21 18:07:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

So. Freaking. Excited. No more converting all those .avi files!

Tue Sep 21 18:11:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

Absolutely - it's a huge improvement!

Tue Sep 21 18:33:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I heard it was code-named "hockey puck."

Tue Sep 21 18:52:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jjtokyo

Excellent! I'm glad that's working for you, and I'll look forward to following their progress.

Wed Sep 22 11:54:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

YES! //RT @veek: What's next for @zotero: zoteroEVERYWHERE.

Wed Sep 22 15:53:38 +0000 2010

This deserves a double YAAAAAY! //RT @veek: YAAAAAY. @zotero moves beyond Firefox!! Chrome Safari IE!!! "All major browsers."

Wed Sep 22 15:54:19 +0000 2010

I'm about to run out of YAY!!! //RT @mbtimney: And...a standalone @Zotero Client. Awesome.

Wed Sep 22 15:55:07 +0000 2010

Hey, so, if you live somewhere you can catch CUNY TV, I'm going to be on \(talking open review w/KRowe\) tonight: Brian Lehrer, 7pm, I think.

Wed Sep 22 20:03:52 +0000 2010

Hey, anybody remember the recent stat about the number of papers submitted for peer review in biology each day/hour/whatever?

Wed Sep 22 20:19:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @moncia

Alas, she was only on Skype, and I didn't have a chance to talk with her. But next time I see her, absolutely!

Wed Sep 22 21:08:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @npantucci

My pleasure! I'd love to talk & hear what you have planned...

Wed Sep 22 21:52:48 +0000 2010

Am super ecstatic that the woman hacking up a lung on my flight home yesterday seems to have been so generous with her germs.

Wed Sep 22 21:56:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Definitely do not. Especially not an annual Fall Program Committee Meeting Bronchitis Attack.

Wed Sep 22 22:00:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

If I am contagious enough, you may be greeting me via Twitter. :(

Wed Sep 22 22:09:34 +0000 2010

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: thank you, universe, for laundry pickup and delivery.

Wed Sep 22 22:56:16 +0000 2010

Hey, #SCMS folks: did you get a membership renewal reminder this year? I didn't. And did your dues go up by 30%? Mine did. What gives?

Wed Sep 22 23:05:40 +0000 2010

Lying in bed with zinc and advil and herbal tea and videos on the iPad. By the way, VLC for iPad continues to rock.

Thu Sep 23 02:41:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

Thanks - I certainly hope to!

Thu Sep 23 02:44:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Germy bastard, that Rove.

Thu Sep 23 03:19:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

You know, there's a case where I don't think the serial comma would have helped!

Thu Sep 23 03:21:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @JasonParkhill

Mostly the vid formats; not converting is nice!

Thu Sep 23 03:24:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'll be there! I'm not exactly better, but I'm not worse either, which is what I was afraid of.

Thu Sep 23 12:29:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Nice! I'll have to check it out.

Thu Sep 23 13:22:42 +0000 2010

Hey, tweeps: I need examples of *good* Terms of Service for open online networks and services. Have any you can direct me to?

Thu Sep 23 14:21:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Oh, perfect - just what I needed!Thanks, Amanda.

Thu Sep 23 14:42:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

SNA \(John Wayne\).

Thu Sep 23 14:51:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @kbusse2

Nice; thanks!

Thu Sep 23 15:12:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Yay! Happy birthday, Nora!

Fri Sep 24 11:15:21 +0000 2010

Seeing nifty features of the new online MLA Directory. Add your colleagues to your personal directory and share your convention schedule!

Fri Sep 24 14:54:49 +0000 2010

Also share your MLA convention schedule with your notes. http://bit.ly/cPDEU3 Lots of annotation features for the online program coming too.

Fri Sep 24 14:58:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

I completely abandoned it in favor of RunKeeper, which actually, you know, works.

Fri Sep 24 15:44:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

You can still use manual entry...

Fri Sep 24 17:44:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

And it's fully integrated with Google Maps so you can sketch out your course on the website.

Fri Sep 24 21:58:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Hmm. I haven't noticed mismeasurement, but I'm not sure I would have...

Fri Sep 24 22:05:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Ah, I can see that would be an issue. I've only used it in NYC, so...

Sat Sep 25 01:39:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj and @jcmeloni

The question is whether Old Navy falls into that category.

Sat Sep 25 01:59:38 +0000 2010

So: 2-day-long meeting, done. Crappy germs from hacking woman on plane, lingering. But almost taken care of by martinis, so there's that.

Sat Sep 25 02:01:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Damn. I'm impressed. I once bought a Versace skirt that had been marked down by like 400% at Nordstrom Rack, but that's it.

Sat Sep 25 02:07:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I can see it. I, on the other hand, wouldn't know Belgian-designed menswear if I chipped a tooth on it.

Sat Sep 25 02:14:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Good to know; I haven't watched any of it, and will need to start downloading...

Sat Sep 25 02:16:04 +0000 2010

I've made it down to inbox 1! Of course, I managed it by finding myself with 19 items on my Taskforce to-do list, but...

Sat Sep 25 15:02:21 +0000 2010

In battle with nasty cold, cold appears to have gained the upper hand. Am retreating to bed with iPad for the rest of the day.

Sat Sep 25 18:16:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

So I've heard, but I'll confess to mild terror at the thought. Probably need to get over that.

Sat Sep 25 18:25:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Many thanks. Must recover quickly!

Sat Sep 25 18:48:31 +0000 2010

Briefly reachieved verticality to go to the store for orange juice and other supplies. Now making soup and beginning to crumple again.

Sat Sep 25 22:10:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek and @jcmeloni

Indeed! I've been watching the work sprints with awe & envy today. Must schedule another such day when I am over this cold.

Sat Sep 25 23:46:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Right! In the meantime, I am using the excuse of this cold to Read a Novel. Shocking!

Sat Sep 25 23:49:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie and @veek

Thanks! I'm sure this will pass quickly, though not quickly enough...

Sun Sep 26 00:00:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Thanks so much! I ran out for supplies this afternoon & am pretty well stocked now.

Sun Sep 26 00:01:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm trying to breathe. Not going as well as I'd like.

Sun Sep 26 01:21:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Not unless you're already on the east coast. Which you may be! It's hard to keep up.

Sun Sep 26 01:28:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @phdaisy

That is a most adorable kitten. I love grown-up cats but the little ones always make me regret that they don't stay shoulder-sized.

Sun Sep 26 01:29:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'll see you then. By which time I fully intend be germ-free. Or at least drowning the last ones in whisky.

Sun Sep 26 01:31:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sun Sep 26 01:39:33 +0000 2010

Whoa: something's run amuck in my system again and has eaten 160+ GB of disk space. Checking logs...

Sun Sep 26 18:14:26 +0000 2010

Have reloaded Concentrate for tasks that need doing in preparation for the back-to-work push. May even actually start shortly.

Sun Sep 26 18:48:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

There's a 50% educational discount if you write to ask. But I find the enforced discipline helpful!

Sun Sep 26 20:00:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

According to their FAQ, one license is good for one copy running at a time \(so multiple machines would be ok\).

Sun Sep 26 20:57:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @pgilbert142001

Procrastination! My favorite app! :)

Sun Sep 26 20:57:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

They've got a very generous trial period \(60 hours of work\) so test it out!

Sun Sep 26 21:02:56 +0000 2010

Recovered enough from the cold of doom today that I managed to knock three things off the to do list, which has earned me a lazy evening.

Sun Sep 26 21:55:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Indeed: enough already.

Sun Sep 26 22:03:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

That's the plan - thanks!

Sun Sep 26 22:03:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hang in there! A little more accomplishment now = more restful sleep later.

Sun Sep 26 22:18:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

For me it's more like delayed gratification and the Protestant work ethic: I know I'll pay for a nap now with lousy sleep later.

Sun Sep 26 22:25:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Well, that worked, then!

Sun Sep 26 23:02:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Not sure I can do this in 140ch. Lots of options, but would be helpful to have folks familiar with format take the lead.

Mon Sep 27 00:04:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Would prefer to talk about this in another venue.

Mon Sep 27 00:07:06 +0000 2010

Three fantastic articles on the future of the book in the @Chronicle Review, all of which happily disambiguate form from content. [+]

Mon Sep 27 12:46:47 +0000 2010

See Germano http://bit.ly/bDk3ud Di Leo http://bit.ly/aBFK9A and Wachtell http://bit.ly/9fEB32. [-]

Mon Sep 27 12:47:46 +0000 2010

Thank you, Lifehacker: here's hoping some of these tips on getting rid of junk \(snail\) mail work: http://bit.ly/cieatH

Mon Sep 27 14:14:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @urbanhumanist and @nowviskie

Also, in many institutions, some semblance of shared governance accrues to TT faculty but not #alt-ac/contingent.

Mon Sep 27 14:42:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @npantucci

Sorry I missed this earlier -- would love to chat today/tmw/Weds. I have questions! Will DM my number.

Mon Sep 27 14:46:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie and @urbanhumanist

It's great that this exists at UVa but there's nothing of the sort at my inst. Very few nonTT folks have the vote.

Mon Sep 27 14:47:59 +0000 2010

Dear Benefits Administration: I fail to see how removing key options from my retirement account qualifies the program as "newly enhanced."

Mon Sep 27 15:23:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Silly me. It's enhanced with simplicity!

Mon Sep 27 15:27:21 +0000 2010

Left the apt with umbrella still in my bag. Got half a block down & had a 70ish man offer me his. Love this place.

Mon Sep 27 16:47:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattbucher

I'm a little behind today, but many congrats and all best thoughts to you and your family!

Mon Sep 27 19:22:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum


Mon Sep 27 19:36:11 +0000 2010

Congrats to @jeromemcdonough, @karikraus, @Liebenwalde, @sheepeeh, @DigiArchivist and @mkirschenbaum on IMLS Nat'l Leadership Grant!

Mon Sep 27 19:37:40 +0000 2010

RT @omeka: Happy to announce that @US_IMLS is funding the @omeka Commons project http://bit.ly/c9xbka! Congrats to all NLG award winners.

Mon Sep 27 19:38:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @mckenziewark

Hey, congrats! \(It's good to be full of something, and "it" is useful ballast\.\)

Mon Sep 27 19:56:56 +0000 2010

Evernote, you've let me down. \(Made extensive notes at home toward the PH post I need to write; now finding they apparently did not sync\.\)

Mon Sep 27 19:58:21 +0000 2010

The question is whether it's better to recreate from memory or to go home and see if the notes are there.

Mon Sep 27 19:59:07 +0000 2010

Okay, home it is. Brain too foggy to reproduce yesterday's ideas. Notes, you better still be there when I get home.

Mon Sep 27 20:11:45 +0000 2010

The good news: notes are indeed present on home machine. The bad news: have discovered MobileMe account has been hacked. Gah.

Mon Sep 27 20:49:55 +0000 2010

Hmmm. Notes for blog post didn't sync because Evernote says the content isn't valid. Used TextExpander snippets; is that the problem?

Mon Sep 27 20:53:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @cliotropic

Yeah, found that out after a long wait for support. An error msg other than "your password has been reset" would be better.

Mon Sep 27 21:27:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Is all okay; was apparently a server crash. Suggested that some error msg other than "your password has been reset!" might be good.

Tue Sep 28 01:42:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I can't say that I figured it out, but things seem to be syncing now. I reconstructed one problematic note & all appears ok.

Tue Sep 28 01:53:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

If it's the same one I got last week, start powering the zinc; it's no fun but it should pass quickly. \(Sorry you're sick\!\)

Tue Sep 28 01:57:15 +0000 2010

RT @shanakimball: The future of the publishing industry may be bleak, but the future of publishing is full of possibility. #heckyeah

Tue Sep 28 02:12:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball

Awe. Some.

Tue Sep 28 03:11:23 +0000 2010

My latest at @ProfHacker: "Five Nifty Tricks in Google Chrome": http://bit.ly/9KwDTM

Tue Sep 28 12:06:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Woo-hoo! \(I have to say, Pin Tabs totally made my day, too\.\)

Tue Sep 28 12:10:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen and @jmittell

Pin tabs is the entire reason I wanted to write that post.

Tue Sep 28 12:58:14 +0000 2010

Following my own advice and restarting my 30min morning writing sessions. Today was day 2; so far, so good. Further worksprints later today.

Tue Sep 28 13:03:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Ha! I sort of did it here: http://bit.ly/azREpi and here: http://bit.ly/aWKABS and here: http://bit.ly/bPO5Fa

Tue Sep 28 13:26:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @nkelber

Chrome made me loosen my death grip on Zotero a bit. Being between research projects helped. But I can't wait for Zotero Anywhere!

Tue Sep 28 13:28:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I was simultaneously inspired and massively envious, being trapped in a cold-induced haze at the time. But this week! I'm on it!

Tue Sep 28 13:47:49 +0000 2010

Excellent! RT @nowviskie: SCI8 \(Scholarly Communication Institute\) report released! Emerging genres, experimental models http://is.gd/fxxs2

Tue Sep 28 13:49:11 +0000 2010

RT @jondresner: "Where Are People Stoned to Death?" line 1: "In Iran, sure, but those are mostly women." http://bit.ly/bVBZFK \(via @mmwwah\)

Tue Sep 28 14:26:50 +0000 2010

This day started out fantastically, and has ended up not so much. Got more done than I expected, but the old morale is drooping.

Tue Sep 28 20:28:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

See you there! #ir11

Wed Sep 29 00:38:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Almost makes me wish I had a kid to put one on!

Wed Sep 29 00:43:58 +0000 2010

Still trying to decide how I feel about the ads for the new season of InTreatment using an utterly unironic cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy.

Wed Sep 29 00:57:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

That's a VERY funny idea, indeed.

Wed Sep 29 02:02:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @billwolff

Fantastic news - congratulations on this first step! Now onward!

Wed Sep 29 04:08:08 +0000 2010

RT @DHanswers: Got digital humanities questions? Experience to share? http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/

Wed Sep 29 12:13:04 +0000 2010

The draft of the article I'm working on now is really bad. But it's a rickety structure around which I can see something good building.

Wed Sep 29 13:29:19 +0000 2010

\(I hope\.\)

Wed Sep 29 13:29:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

It's one of my favorite Voyager projects, alongside Roy Rosenzweig's Who Built America.

Wed Sep 29 14:38:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

\(FYI, rumor has it that if:book did a proof\-of\-concept port of Maus into Sophie\. So the texts are in theory recoverable\.\)

Wed Sep 29 14:39:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

That would be absolutely brilliant. And you're right about the "in theory" part; Sophie may wind up in the same boat.

Wed Sep 29 15:05:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Will. Be. There!

Wed Sep 29 15:24:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

My favorite is the W4th station: ABCDEF, um, M.

Wed Sep 29 15:33:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @footage and @samplereality

Fantastic news! Thanks for letting me know.

Wed Sep 29 21:01:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory


Wed Sep 29 23:25:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Sorry, I was being "funny." The negative in your question made it ambiguous and seemed to call out for the negative response.

Wed Sep 29 23:49:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Honestly, I think it depends on the issue: there are probably some provable negatives, and some that can't be proven.

Wed Sep 29 23:49:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Hey, excellent; that date I can actually make!

Thu Sep 30 00:40:16 +0000 2010

Just got a really nice set of speakers for my computer as a late birthday gift; amazing how much more I want to listen to music now.

Thu Sep 30 00:42:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid and @amandafrench

Much appreciated!

Thu Sep 30 00:43:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

Bose Music Monitor. Non-cheap, but really good. Quite rich sound for small speakers with no subwoofer.

Thu Sep 30 01:12:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Welcome back!

Thu Sep 30 02:38:20 +0000 2010

Tired is getting the better of me. Am crashing with the iPad, and will back for DC in the morning. See some of you tomorrow.

Thu Sep 30 02:38:53 +0000 2010

Knocking some stuff off the old to-do list before hitting the road - um, the rails - for Archiving Social Media. http://bit.ly/9JXhOI

Thu Sep 30 13:36:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Conveniently, I'll need one on this end to make it to the subway without drowning.

Thu Sep 30 13:52:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Not when it's 110 degrees there, no. I'll take the rain. But ask me that question again in February.

Thu Sep 30 14:04:47 +0000 2010

Standing in Penn Station waiting for the train, having massive grad school flashbacks to the two years R. was in DC. Weird to do this again.

Thu Sep 30 15:20:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

Happily, I stopped being busted flat in Baton Rouge in 1991. :)

Thu Sep 30 15:28:54 +0000 2010

Uh-oh. Had a brilliant idea a couple of days ago for my next big project. Except I think I'm reading it right now, and it's not by me.

Thu Sep 30 16:02:52 +0000 2010

There's likely still room for me to do some work. But it'll require a little rethinking. Which is probably not a bad thing at all.

Thu Sep 30 16:05:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Yes, absolutely; I have a few blog posts in the works \(or at least on the to\-do list\).

Thu Sep 30 16:11:47 +0000 2010

New post: Upcoming Dates http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/upcoming-dates/

Thu Sep 30 16:34:23 +0000 2010

Whoa. Flooding on tracks just north of Baltimore Penn Station.

Thu Sep 30 18:45:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @nkelber

Yes, just very slowly. But I'm headed south - I think one set of tracks is shut down, and it may be affecting northbound trains.

Thu Sep 30 18:52:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

I have been having that fantasy, too. It may be supplanted by whisky.

Thu Sep 30 18:53:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Hi, from a southbound train heading to Washington DC!

Thu Sep 30 19:14:00 +0000 2010

Okay, I think this book I'm reading is not my project after all; it bears retain things in common with it, but there's lots to push against.

Thu Sep 30 19:24:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @nkelber

Looks like it should be clear by then, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too!

Thu Sep 30 19:28:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Welcome! I'm waiting for the metro to Vienna. See you soon.

Thu Sep 30 19:49:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

See you there shortly!

Thu Sep 30 20:08:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

It should be cleared up by then; it wasn't deep but was enough to slow things down a lot.

Thu Sep 30 20:32:34 +0000 2010

Okay, am at the Mason Inn, which is pretty swell. Starting to think about food...

Thu Sep 30 21:30:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Good to know; thanks!

Thu Sep 30 21:40:39 +0000 2010

In the Well, behind the bar. Looking forward to seeing any other #asome folks who might be around.

Thu Sep 30 22:05:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Fab. @jcmeloni should be arriving not long after.

Thu Sep 30 22:16:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Dude. You are in TRINIDAD. There is no being jealous when you're in Trinidad. \(But it would be lovely if you were here\.\)

Thu Sep 30 22:17:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Great - we're behind the bar.

Fri Oct 01 00:04:19 +0000 2010

Mine is called Sugar Dragon, but it's alternately been described as Monday in the sacristy and Wiccan bookshop. #asome

Fri Oct 01 01:44:01 +0000 2010

Also, @mbtimney is rocking the Baby Gorgon Birthday Party - I can almost describe it, but then my brain totally freezes. #asome

Fri Oct 01 01:46:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

Report has it that they've still got @boonebgorges Star Lucy.

Fri Oct 01 02:14:07 +0000 2010

@sramsay Report has it that they've still got @boonebgorges Star Lucy. \(Second time, now with \#asome goodness\!\)

Fri Oct 01 02:15:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

I'm working on a bottle of Jameson instead. Maybe tomorrow. #asome

Fri Oct 01 02:16:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmcclurken

Don't worry! We're all ready to go, and looking forward to it. #asome

Fri Oct 01 02:23:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmcclurken

We wish you were, too. See you in the morning. #asome

Fri Oct 01 02:28:19 +0000 2010