2010 10 01 tweets

Whatever the noises coming from the wall behind my head are, they Must Stop. Srsly.

Fri Oct 01 04:46:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

More Gorgon than unicorn, I think.

Fri Oct 01 04:53:49 +0000 2010

#asome getting started. @foundhistory introducing.

Fri Oct 01 13:33:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I swear I read about a service that did that. But now I can't find it. Maybe it was somebody's wish list. #asome

Fri Oct 01 15:18:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @briancroxall

Yes: the death switch variant of ThinkUp. #asome

Fri Oct 01 15:32:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Yes, absolutely!

Fri Oct 01 15:35:21 +0000 2010

Google Docs notes from copyright breakout session at #asome: http://bit.ly/bxhH6S

Fri Oct 01 15:41:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Aw, shucks. You're *much* too kind. #asome

Fri Oct 01 18:51:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Lots of issues, but for one, dark archives would defuse IRB concerns, making clear that archive = texts, not "people." #asome

Fri Oct 01 19:06:51 +0000 2010

RT @JenHoward: Will some eager UK reader plow through the recalled text of "Freedom" & pick out the differences btw it and the approved one?

Fri Oct 01 21:01:59 +0000 2010

RT @jwolman: @kfitz Let's let our silicon organs handle that one: OCR + compare documents in a word processing program.

Fri Oct 01 22:02:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

I just need an unpulped copy. Oh, and a copy of the corrected version. And then something to get the taste out of my mouth.

Fri Oct 01 22:03:44 +0000 2010

RT @nowviskie @foundhistory @jmcclurken Thanks to you both for the invitation! Really, top-notch conversations. #asome // hear, hear!

Sat Oct 02 01:24:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @barbarahui

I'm so sorry, Barbara.

Sat Oct 02 02:40:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Thanks for the ride, and see you soon!

Sat Oct 02 13:43:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie and @samplereality

I was just happy to be there to witness it all. Also, that *someone* smelled like baby unicorns.

Sat Oct 02 16:52:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

My eyebrows were merely arched in recognition and agreement. #asome

Sun Oct 03 02:26:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention


Mon Oct 04 01:23:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

It's going to be a whirlwind, that's for sure!

Tue Oct 05 02:16:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @joguldi

Oh, Jo! How awful - I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you're okay.

Tue Oct 05 11:36:39 +0000 2010

It has been long enough since I've had a day to work that I've completely forgotten what I'm doing here.

Tue Oct 05 20:33:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Every time I travel I wonder about that. It would be a good Photosynth extension, I think, to be able to search for yourself.

Tue Oct 05 22:12:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Ugh. I don't even want to think about that.

Tue Oct 05 22:15:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

The degree to which this is true is pretty much the degree to which I'm actually in DH, I think.

Wed Oct 06 15:59:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I thought my ears were burning. Would love to hear about it!

Wed Oct 06 16:44:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Nice! What was the response to your argument like?

Wed Oct 06 16:52:55 +0000 2010

Final sentences are really hard. And they get harder as a project gets longer; it's hard to balance an entire book on such a little point.

Wed Oct 06 19:16:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ooh, no. I just looked: it was "blues." \(Sort of\. I ended with a quotation, which was followed by a citation\. Bad dissertator\!\)

Wed Oct 06 19:27:14 +0000 2010

What I really want to end with is "do it, dammit."

Wed Oct 06 19:28:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I wish I could take credit. A favorite quotation: "One need not have suffered to sing the postmodern blues."

Wed Oct 06 19:30:03 +0000 2010

I think I managed to avoid ending this thing with the phrase "into the future." Whew.

Wed Oct 06 19:58:47 +0000 2010

That final sentence? "Change is coming, with or without us, and the choice is ours: we can work to create a scholarly communication [+]

Wed Oct 06 20:25:09 +0000 2010

environment that will help new ideas thrive, or we can watch our current publishing system die, allowing the profession to become not [+]

Wed Oct 06 20:25:54 +0000 2010

just obsolete, but irrelevant, silenced." [-]

Wed Oct 06 20:26:19 +0000 2010

My feeling: the rhythm is still off. It's got too many phrases, and yet the final one is one item too short.

Wed Oct 06 20:27:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Hmmm. Good idea!

Wed Oct 06 20:37:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Perhaps. I'm striving for exhortation but it makes me nervous, esp in the last sentence of the book.

Wed Oct 06 20:39:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yeah, I think I'm attached to ending on the negative, too. It's the "or else" that feels most motivating, for better or for worse.

Wed Oct 06 20:43:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Except that in this case the future I'm projecting doesn't exist yet. What I'm basically arguing is "build it or die."

Wed Oct 06 20:44:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

I hope that's what the whole book has done! And the thrust of the last few paragraphs has been not change-in-this-way [+]

Wed Oct 06 20:48:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

but instead change-is-the-only-constant. Embrace change!

Wed Oct 06 20:50:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Perhaps it's that analogy I need. I'll ponder.

Wed Oct 06 20:51:03 +0000 2010

I love that I left Twitter frustrated with my sentence, off to meet a friend for drinks, & return to many awesome stabs at a better one.

Thu Oct 07 02:57:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

The funny thing is that before I left I did break it into three sentences, first the part before the colon, and last: Silenced.

Thu Oct 07 03:00:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

Ha! I totally understand the issues of 140ch. Thanks for the ideas; I think they're bang-on, so to speak.

Thu Oct 07 03:02:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

You rock. I mean, we rock. I mean, thanks!

Thu Oct 07 03:02:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

Where @plragde is absolutely right, and where I felt the rhythm off, is in the need for the sentence to end in a three.

Thu Oct 07 03:04:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball


Thu Oct 07 03:04:48 +0000 2010

All of my Google calendars except my primary one are gone. This is not a happy thing.

Thu Oct 07 12:32:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @mlaconvention

The dept'l access also doesn't help the un- and under-employed. & many depts cut off former grad students.

Thu Oct 07 14:40:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Is that access no longer controlled by the dept chair? Or is it now automatically available?

Thu Oct 07 14:47:05 +0000 2010

My landlord just came in and pulled the a/c out and closed the window. Good grief but it's quiet in here now!

Thu Oct 07 15:31:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I haven't heard it yet, though I've certainly felt it.

Thu Oct 07 17:36:25 +0000 2010

The generic project-overview talk I've been giving is being published in the ADE Bulletin later this fall \(OA, thx to @mkirschenbaum\!\) [+]

Thu Oct 07 17:43:27 +0000 2010

which means I'm going to need a new standard talk soon. You win some, you lose some. [-]

Thu Oct 07 17:44:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Now *that* would be worth the price of admission.

Thu Oct 07 17:49:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

I suppose I had better spend some time with that dancing master, indeed!

Thu Oct 07 18:01:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj and @dancohen

Well, there's why he moderated you out, I suppose. \(How irritating\.\)

Fri Oct 08 00:49:40 +0000 2010

Dear Google: It's awesome that you've solved the disappearing calendar problem and are rolling out the fix. Could you pls roll it out to ME?

Fri Oct 08 15:20:34 +0000 2010

Have been without full calendarage for 36 hrs. Cannot schedule anything. Not good. Am now backing up via Backupify, but not a full solution.

Fri Oct 08 15:21:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

@amandafrench @academicdave Yes, CP definitely works with WP3. Be sure to get the most recent version here: http://is.gd/fRtFL

Fri Oct 08 15:34:49 +0000 2010

Hey, so, is there any kind of automatic link shortening available in #newtwitter? If so, it's not working for me.

Fri Oct 08 15:36:03 +0000 2010

GCal: "we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change." To what exactly?

Fri Oct 08 16:08:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Which I guess is honest, at least. "We really hope to fix this, you know. Someday."

Fri Oct 08 16:19:32 +0000 2010

My super-genius pal @mariabustillos on the for-profit college racket, in The Awl: http://is.gd/fRyIS

Fri Oct 08 16:31:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate and @veek

I'm pretty sure it's CYA GMT -7. :)

Fri Oct 08 17:08:29 +0000 2010

One of my six missing calendars is back. Crossing my fingers that the other 5 will return shortly.

Fri Oct 08 18:30:03 +0000 2010

New post: Ouch. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/ouch-2/

Fri Oct 08 19:06:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'd say no, but that infighting sometimes looks pretty irrelevant to those on the outside.

Fri Oct 08 20:13:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Or, to put it better, what we know to be serious critical debates sometimes look to the outside like irrelevant infighting.

Fri Oct 08 20:19:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Yes, exactly.

Fri Oct 08 20:51:00 +0000 2010

While I wasn't paying attention, BackType Connect for WP got retired. http://is.gd/fTaci Need to find a replacement.

Sat Oct 09 14:16:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Will do -- and backatcha.

Sat Oct 09 14:31:07 +0000 2010

3 of 6 missing calendars are back, at last. Come on, GCal!

Sat Oct 09 18:43:52 +0000 2010

All of my calendars are back, at last. Thank goodness. Now to figure out a better backup strategy.

Sun Oct 10 15:48:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I told you that adulteration would come to no good. \(Or was it the fact that you were drinking Irish?\)

Mon Oct 11 21:24:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That figures; more Brit abuse of the Irish. :) For the record, I oppose @jbj's method of adulteration as well. Neat, only.

Mon Oct 11 21:29:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I figured! The funny part is that I'm actually more Italian than I am Irish. Even with this name.

Mon Oct 11 21:36:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Whoa. My brain just exploded.

Mon Oct 11 21:42:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Fair enough, and sorry for the false attribution! I took your "ice only" to be your own preference rather than a limit of toleration.

Tue Oct 12 03:15:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

I was totally out in it, trying to walk down Dekalb in a microburst \(insane wind, rain, hail, rushing water over the sidewalk\)

Tue Oct 12 03:16:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

Happily I made it to the wine bar of safety.

Tue Oct 12 03:17:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

In retrospect, that would not have been a bad idea. It was mighty dramatic.

Tue Oct 12 12:04:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

I'll be there! #ir11

Tue Oct 12 18:58:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @captain_primate

Me too.

Tue Oct 12 19:11:28 +0000 2010

Need more hours in the day. Also need more focus in the brain cells.

Tue Oct 12 19:41:37 +0000 2010

Related: drank my first cup of coffee in over two months yesterday. \(In homage to @jcmeloni, it was an Americano\.\) Drank my second today.

Tue Oct 12 19:42:25 +0000 2010

Written on postcard in presentation I'm watching: "All fine and hope you are the same." Looked to me like "hope you are the sauce."

Tue Oct 12 21:50:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Tue Oct 12 21:52:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I love it.

Tue Oct 12 21:54:45 +0000 2010

Presenter just used the word "relatable." Presenter is not a student. Tweeting so I don't scream.

Tue Oct 12 21:55:47 +0000 2010

Can feel a big bout of writing coming on - perhaps even leading to the next big project...

Tue Oct 12 22:43:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @ncecire

And from a prof. Wanted to gnaw my own ears off.

Tue Oct 12 22:44:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody and @briancroxall

Oh, great; now he's instigating infighting.

Tue Oct 12 23:55:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @cully_hamner

Ah, LA cats. I have a little anorexic one who had to be put on antidepressants to convince her to eat.

Wed Oct 13 02:11:18 +0000 2010

@fordgilmore Ah, LA cats. I have a little anorexic one who had to be put on antidepressants to convince her to eat.

Wed Oct 13 02:11:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Not sure. I'm headed to Sweden for #ir11 later that day. Might try to make it.

Wed Oct 13 02:18:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Indeed. The madness begins day after tomorrow.

Wed Oct 13 02:30:48 +0000 2010

Tonight, there was broccoli rabe. And good grief, but it was good.

Wed Oct 13 03:04:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Nice. \(Also nice new avatar\.\)

Wed Oct 13 03:04:49 +0000 2010

Like @veek, excited and impatient! // RT @stakats New post: Zotero Everywhere First Look \(with smokin' hot screenshots\) http://is.gd/g0neC

Wed Oct 13 15:44:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

Originally posted on In Media Res! // RT @annehelen: Great @henryjenkins post on Harry Shum Jr. and transmedia success: http://is.gd/g0ur4

Wed Oct 13 16:38:50 +0000 2010

Have been experimenting w/ #newtwitter as my primary interface for a week now. I like it overall, like having it in a pinned Chrome tab. [+]

Wed Oct 13 16:47:13 +0000 2010

But a few annoyances: want full convo in right column when I click on an @-reply. Want Mentions to highlight when something new appears. [+]

Wed Oct 13 16:48:35 +0000 2010

Want a Quote option in addition to Retweet. And want option to maintain place when new tweets load, rather than having to scroll down.

Wed Oct 13 16:49:34 +0000 2010

Interestingly, these are all in the Twitter iPhone/iPad app.

Wed Oct 13 16:50:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yeah, I'm with you; the irritations are beginning to take over my attention here. #newtwitter

Wed Oct 13 16:57:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I'd tried a bunch of 3rd party clients but had settled into Tweetie, pretty exclusively.

Wed Oct 13 17:03:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

If you're asking if I'll leave the browser client set to #newtwitter rather than reverting, yes. But may go back to Tweetie.

Wed Oct 13 17:05:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

No worries - just wanted to keep us in the mix!

Wed Oct 13 17:13:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @footnotesrising

See, but, two tabs? Way too clunky. \(Also, pinned tabs don't show the number\.\)

Wed Oct 13 19:08:27 +0000 2010

@samplereality I do not know why this JUST NOW occurred to me, but \(a\) I love your blog audit post on PH, and \(b\) an AWESOME way of [+]

Wed Oct 13 19:20:26 +0000 2010

@samplereality producing such an audit might be to use @Anthologize. Have to run to a meeting but would love to ponder.

Wed Oct 13 19:21:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

@patrickgmj Should have known you were all over it. I'll look forward to seeing how that develops!

Wed Oct 13 20:57:50 +0000 2010

Rats. New running shoes arrived - a size too small. So another ten days in the old ones.

Wed Oct 13 23:28:33 +0000 2010

Oh god yes please. // Stop the Signature File Insanity. http://nyti.ms/d6H3Dq

Thu Oct 14 11:43:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm doing the same thing.

Thu Oct 14 13:34:45 +0000 2010

My stepfather is going nuts filling my inbox with photos. Must. Introduce. to Flickr.

Thu Oct 14 17:44:20 +0000 2010

On my flight to Rochester; speaking at RIT tonight at 6. If you're in the area, come say hi!

Thu Oct 14 17:46:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie and @publichistorian


Thu Oct 14 19:36:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @acavender

Wow, gorgeous!

Thu Oct 14 20:43:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

I'll hope to be sufficiently inspirational this evening to power you through!

Thu Oct 14 20:44:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

I can see @brettbobley wandering the terminal, looking for the flight to point X, not knowing that point Y has intervened...

Fri Oct 15 02:33:05 +0000 2010

Fantastic post-talk dinner in Rochester. Small but energized crowd for the talk itself. Great conversations lined up for tmw. Now, crashing.

Fri Oct 15 02:33:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @stephenbrauer

I didn't know you were on the Twitters! Thanks for coming this evening; sorry we didn't get to talk more, but soon, okay?

Fri Oct 15 02:34:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Three words: Duck. Fat. Frites.

Fri Oct 15 02:45:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Lento. Really, really good. If Sara was at the talk, she didn't introduce herself, so I'm not sure...

Fri Oct 15 02:56:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Alas, there's no chance: breakfast & lunch meetings tmw, and then back on a plane! But next time, definitely.

Fri Oct 15 03:00:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I hate it when that happens.

Fri Oct 15 03:13:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @rachaelshapiro


Fri Oct 15 03:14:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mikefixs

Thanks -- and thanks so much for coming yesterday. I hope we'll get to talk another time.

Fri Oct 15 11:48:08 +0000 2010

Fantastic meetings today @ RIT & lovely time hanging out w/ @mamamusings. But flight is now being held at ROC, srsly messing with my plans.

Fri Oct 15 20:25:52 +0000 2010

1hr delay makes it impossible for me to get to wkend retreat in time for dinner. Not sure what will still be available when I get there. :(

Fri Oct 15 20:27:50 +0000 2010

Planes, trains, and automobiles, not necessarily in that order. \(More like automobile, plane, train, train, train, train\.\)

Sat Oct 16 00:24:15 +0000 2010

This is the last leg. May there be a restaurant still open in this quaint little town when I arrive. Please.

Sat Oct 16 00:25:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

It's the train in Spain you have to worry about; it goes vainly from the plane.

Sat Oct 16 01:52:50 +0000 2010

So having finally made it to Cold Spring, and being half a beer into dinner, I'm finally relaxed & excited about this writing retreat.

Sat Oct 16 01:56:36 +0000 2010

Which is to say, work sprints tomorrow, if anybody's up for it.

Sat Oct 16 01:58:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes! Arrived in the pitch black, alas, but it looks lovely.

Sat Oct 16 02:00:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

PS: just north of NYC, but THREE HOURS from JFK.

Sat Oct 16 02:00:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Outstanding. I imagine I'll be getting up about the same time as you tomorrow.

Sat Oct 16 02:02:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

True! You could be up before me! \(I kid\. I hope you sleep in\.\)

Sat Oct 16 02:06:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

No, in a B&B for an NYU Hum Init retreat. Going through Albany wd def have been better. live & learn.

Sat Oct 16 02:07:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmcclurken

Is it on the national registry of historic water heaters?

Sat Oct 16 02:09:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

In retrospect, I recognize that sleep jokes are probably Not Funny to the seriously underslept.

Sat Oct 16 02:42:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That's completely awesome. Superawesome, in fact.

Sat Oct 16 02:47:46 +0000 2010

Okay, taking my worn-out self to bed in order to get up and work hard tmw. See you here, then.

Sat Oct 16 03:15:27 +0000 2010

Up & settling in to work. Only the iPhone for net access for now \(and 3bar Edge at that\!\) but that may help the productivity jumpstart.

Sat Oct 16 10:54:36 +0000 2010

Have worked my way back through the first half of this article and can say with some authority that it's awful. My work is cut out for me.

Sat Oct 16 11:24:54 +0000 2010

Break for breakfast. Back at it in a bit.

Sat Oct 16 13:14:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Love it.

Sat Oct 16 13:19:52 +0000 2010

Okay, back at it. Starting a 30-minute work sprint at 10.15 eastern, if you're with me.

Sat Oct 16 14:11:24 +0000 2010

And... time. I finished re-reading and taking notes on an article. And you?

Sat Oct 16 14:48:37 +0000 2010

Okay, next work sprint starts at 11am. Have a good one.

Sat Oct 16 14:59:19 +0000 2010

And done. Half an essay read, notes taken. This is going well so far.

Sat Oct 16 15:32:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

You go.

Sat Oct 16 15:33:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid, @shermandorn and @dancohen

I don't think so. Rumor has it that a certain large disciplinary org will be trying this in the future.

Sat Oct 16 15:35:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention


Sat Oct 16 15:35:59 +0000 2010

Well, it's been a quite productive morning, but I'm not sure how exactly it got to be noon. Slow down, day!

Sat Oct 16 16:21:40 +0000 2010

Break for lunch. Reading a most infuriating article, so happy to walk away from it for a bit.

Sat Oct 16 17:29:44 +0000 2010

Alright: back at it. Five hours until dinner. I intend to be further down the road toward a non-crap article by then.

Sat Oct 16 18:30:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

In a good way, I hope?

Sat Oct 16 21:13:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Whoa. That would do it.

Sat Oct 16 21:30:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

That's awesome. Congrats!

Sat Oct 16 22:35:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Wow - that's amazing! You were telling me about the wildlife, but somehow I never thought "bears."

Sun Oct 17 03:51:03 +0000 2010

Back to work, for a little while, at least. Super quiet at the inn this morning.

Sun Oct 17 11:03:50 +0000 2010

Mildly headachy after a fantastic but exhausting weekend, capped by amazing trip to Dia:Beacon. I blame Richard Serra for my disorientation.

Sun Oct 17 21:26:10 +0000 2010

Now contemplating unabashedly comfort food oriented dinner.

Sun Oct 17 21:26:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

Honestly? I thought I made it up. But probably I saw someone else use it...

Sun Oct 17 21:34:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley and @patrickgmj

Went back through my stream; earlier on 9/10 I'd used [more][fin], but that night used [+][-] for the first time.

Sun Oct 17 22:00:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley and @patrickgmj

Have no idea if I saw it elsewhere inbetween.

Sun Oct 17 22:00:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @patrickgmj

@brettbobley I agree. I've surprised by the spread of [+] and would love to see a visualization of it...

Sun Oct 17 22:15:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

@patrickgmj @brettbobley The earliest [+] I'm finding in @nowviskie's stream is 10/1. But maybe earlier than I can dig.

Sun Oct 17 22:29:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I saw that and had a moment of hmm... But mine aren't frequent either, thank goodness; this one's just a regular headache.

Sun Oct 17 22:38:47 +0000 2010

Just about to leave for the airport, and thence to Sweden for #ir11. Help me out, hive mind: what am I forgetting?

Mon Oct 18 18:54:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I have all of the above! \(The most entertaining part of traveling with me is watching me obsessively check for my passport\.\)

Mon Oct 18 18:59:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

That would be bad!

Mon Oct 18 19:00:04 +0000 2010

Alright, folks: more from EWR.

Mon Oct 18 19:01:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

You know I just checked, right?

Mon Oct 18 19:46:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @themba

Check, and iPad.

Mon Oct 18 19:46:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @johnmjones

Hey, you've earned a little aimlessness. Congrats!

Mon Oct 18 19:58:23 +0000 2010

Good morning from Frankfurt. I get 45 minutes in the lounge before beginning the trek to my flight to Gothenburg. See some of you soon!

Tue Oct 19 07:52:12 +0000 2010


Tue Oct 19 08:00:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Hi there. Sorry to miss you here! I hope the Göttingen trip has gone well, and will hope to actually cross paths soon.

Tue Oct 19 08:55:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Is it super early or super late there? I'm honestly not sure. But then I'm not sure what time it is here, either.

Tue Oct 19 09:35:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Which is not exactly an answer to the question, now is it? :)

Tue Oct 19 13:56:03 +0000 2010

Successfully arrived in Gothenburg and have thus far managed to avoid a nap. Not sure how long that will last. #ir11

Tue Oct 19 14:43:20 +0000 2010

If any #ir11 folks are getting together this evening, let me know! I'm not in the conference hotel, alas, so am a bit far from everyone.

Tue Oct 19 14:44:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

@annettemarkham Perfect! Is access to that bar open to folks not staying there?

Tue Oct 19 15:04:30 +0000 2010

I will put myself in the shower and then go find food. I will not decide to give in and put myself in the bed instead.

Tue Oct 19 16:08:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

You go, @jcmeloni.

Tue Oct 19 21:22:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Yay! And yes, Arras is da bomb. I did a little tinkering, but it was totally worth it.

Tue Oct 19 21:30:21 +0000 2010

Slept something over 10 hours last night. First time I've done that in years. Made it to breakfast with 2 min to spare.

Wed Oct 20 09:34:07 +0000 2010

Now fighting spotty hotel wifi. Need to get some work done before I can go wander.

Wed Oct 20 09:35:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

It was pretty amazing, if filled with weird, feverish dreams.

Wed Oct 20 09:38:39 +0000 2010

New post: On the Impossibility of Naive Reading http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-the-impossibility-of-naive-reading/

Wed Oct 20 12:30:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hey, thanks!

Wed Oct 20 12:54:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Hey, have fun! Sorry I'm not in town while you are.

Wed Oct 20 13:12:18 +0000 2010

There are days when it all feels a bit like shouting down a well.

Wed Oct 20 13:54:55 +0000 2010

Did not do as well with the sleep as I did my first night here but nearly 6 hours is still now bad. Best to get up when I naturally wake up.

Thu Oct 21 04:44:02 +0000 2010

Plus, there's good coffee here. And today I'll be able to take my time over breakfast!

Thu Oct 21 04:44:30 +0000 2010

Have any former BackType Connect users tested out this fork? http://github.com/mcalamelli/btcnew

Thu Oct 21 04:47:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

@annettemarkham @jeanburgess Apparently they did! And without us. Hmph.

Thu Oct 21 04:47:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Ahhhhhh. A fair trade, I'll say.

Thu Oct 21 04:50:17 +0000 2010

Dreamed about the fact that I need a haircut. Was hunting for the clippers when I awoke. A sign, I think, that a good buzz cut is in order.

Thu Oct 21 05:21:19 +0000 2010

Okay, about to brave the cold and walk down for the start of #ir11. See those of you there shortly.

Thu Oct 21 06:48:16 +0000 2010

At the opening session of #ir11! Working with the iPad today. A test for my PlainText note taking ability.

Thu Oct 21 07:47:56 +0000 2010

Kelly Bergstrom on trolling on Reddit, "IAmA" #ir11

Thu Oct 21 08:23:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @nancybaym

Are you saying you fabricated that? @annettemarkham

Thu Oct 21 08:39:09 +0000 2010

Yoonmo Sang on conflicting interests in "right of reply"; chilling effects on freedom of speech, but benefits for reputation control. #ir11

Thu Oct 21 08:41:18 +0000 2010

@annettemarkham is your new bicycle. Or stole your new bicycle. Or something. #justsaying

Thu Oct 21 08:43:02 +0000 2010

The best part of not having drunk coffee for 2 months is that drinking it now is AWESOME.

Thu Oct 21 08:56:49 +0000 2010

Benedict Anderson & imagined community. #drink

Thu Oct 21 08:57:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Coffee is the grounds on which the entire history of media has been built. #seewhatIdidthere

Thu Oct 21 09:30:09 +0000 2010

New post: #ir11 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/ir11/

Thu Oct 21 09:36:39 +0000 2010

@halavais et al in roundtable on the future of the CMS #ir11

Thu Oct 21 09:51:34 +0000 2010

Anyone know the deal for the banquet tomorrow? No tix with badge; will there be a list at the door? #ir11

Thu Oct 21 13:03:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @ybika

Thanks! #ir11

Thu Oct 21 13:15:38 +0000 2010

One clear vote in favor of conference iPad \(vice laptop\) use: after 6hrs heavy multi-app usage, still have 44% battery remaining.

Thu Oct 21 13:44:42 +0000 2010

Blogging today's #ir11 sessions at Planned Obsolescence http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/

Thu Oct 21 14:14:08 +0000 2010

The good news is that tonight's #ir11 reception is a block or two from my hotel. The bad news is that I'm comfy in my hotel & it's raining.

Thu Oct 21 16:25:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

7.30pm, Gustaf Adolfs Torg \(best to Google Map it if you can\).

Thu Oct 21 17:04:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

Why did I respond to myself? I am puzzled.

Thu Oct 21 17:04:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

7.30 pm, Gustaf Adolphs Torg \(best to Google Map it\). Hope to see you there!

Thu Oct 21 17:05:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Oh, and apparently the place is called Börsen.

Thu Oct 21 17:14:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @eberlesinatra

Pretty amazing, isn't it. I'm now sold on it as a long day meeting device. \(I hope all's well at the MLA\!\)

Thu Oct 21 20:15:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Awesome that you get to read these. The only thing we get to see is the department redaction, which is often overly narrow.

Thu Oct 21 20:18:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

All I wish is that Apple would make less awesome hardware, so that I'd like something truly open as much.

Thu Oct 21 20:25:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Only if I can have accomplished everything I need to get done between now and then. Plus have a bit of a nap.

Thu Oct 21 20:38:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Exactly what I'm starting to contemplate as well.

Thu Oct 21 20:42:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Oct 21 20:43:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

Pretty much the point at which I decided that walking AWAY from my hotel was a mistake.

Thu Oct 21 20:48:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Oh, the times I've reconfigured an old syllabus for a new year and completely screwed all the dates up, until a student told me...

Thu Oct 21 20:51:39 +0000 2010

Dude just walked up & said, "excuse me, sir, anyone sitting here?" This is a second language issue, right? I mean, my hair is short, but...

Thu Oct 21 20:56:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

I just LOL'd. Dude beside me is now mightily confused.

Thu Oct 21 20:59:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

Probably just as well. I'll likely wish I'd foregone this glass tomorrow morning.

Thu Oct 21 21:00:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

If that Starfleet officer were Tasha Yar, I'd take it.

Thu Oct 21 21:01:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

She was a dead ringer for one of my best friends from grad school. Best Halloween costume ever.

Thu Oct 21 21:04:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @amndw2

I think you're right. Plus I'm bundled up in a coat & sitting with my elbows on my knees, madly tweeting...

Thu Oct 21 21:06:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay

Don't forget to tip your waitresses! I'll be here all week!

Thu Oct 21 21:08:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley and @sramsay

Now that would be a panel to remember.

Thu Oct 21 21:17:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Hey, there's our opportunity to meet up. You up for coming in early?

Thu Oct 21 21:19:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay and @brettbobley

Resistance is futile. \(Wait\. Where have I heard that\.\.\.?\)

Thu Oct 21 21:23:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Brilliant! I'll put it on the calendar.

Thu Oct 21 21:23:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML


Thu Oct 21 21:24:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay and @brettbobley

So who's the redshirt in this scenario? \("Ensign, go see what's going on in \*that\* field\.\.\."\)

Thu Oct 21 21:27:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Perfect. \(THURSDAYthursdayursday\.\.\.\!\)

Thu Oct 21 21:34:14 +0000 2010

Hey, I'm speaking next week at Boston University! http://bit.ly/9wiHtp Come say hi if you're in the area.

Thu Oct 21 22:10:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Not a word; it's perfect!

Thu Oct 21 22:10:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality and @amndw2

Wishing English had an ungendered honorific for "you, person to whom I wish to be polite."

Thu Oct 21 22:13:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Very sad. You've never really gotten to see me do the old soft-shoe, have you?

Thu Oct 21 22:15:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Ma naturalmente!

Thu Oct 21 22:16:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Oct 21 22:17:27 +0000 2010

Okay, here's the thing: it's after midnight & the single panel most relevant to what I'm up to right now is at 8.20. So I'm out. Buonanotte!

Thu Oct 21 22:19:26 +0000 2010

Slept for 2.5 hours. Woke up. Slept another 2 hours. Woke up. May just be up this time.

Fri Oct 22 03:12:15 +0000 2010

Could not sleep. Got up, showered, breakfast, coffee. Now ready to drop back off again - just in time to need to leave for the conference...

Fri Oct 22 05:24:43 +0000 2010

5mins late for the 8.20 session. Anja Bechmann in mid-presentation on relevance and exploitation in open API & location-based services.

Fri Oct 22 06:31:45 +0000 2010

I got up way too early and braved the cold & rain to get here for an 8.20 panel on which the one paper I really wanted to hear didn't show.

Fri Oct 22 07:07:03 +0000 2010

NOT happy.

Fri Oct 22 07:07:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @jeanburgess

I'm sorry; did you say something?

Fri Oct 22 12:27:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum


Fri Oct 22 12:35:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @jeanburgess

La la la la. #ignoringthat

Fri Oct 22 12:35:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @jeanburgess


Fri Oct 22 12:37:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

Hmmm. Depends upon how many beers the size of my head I have.

Fri Oct 22 16:51:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

100% Fired Up. --Yr pal on the Program Cmte.

Fri Oct 22 21:33:54 +0000 2010

Woo hoo! RT @mlaconvention Oh, yes, NOW I remember. @kfitz made me do it! #mla11 #whywifi

Fri Oct 22 21:42:37 +0000 2010

PS: wifi @mlaconvention is providing = non-cheap due to obnoxious hotel monopolies. Use it well this yr & help us ponder future alternatives

Fri Oct 22 21:47:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

As do I, if it can be made to work, and get us out of the hotel stranglehold.

Fri Oct 22 21:53:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Exactly what @mlaconvention is looking into for #mla12 & beyond. I hope it works; far more economical than hotel.

Fri Oct 22 21:54:54 +0000 2010

Back in hotel after insanely long conference day, which included an impromptu sitting-up nap on a hallway bench, followed by crazy [+]

Fri Oct 22 21:55:46 +0000 2010

caffeine \(Pepsi MAX: no sugar, twice the kick\!\), followed by my too-short panel, followed by a beer the size of my head, followed by a [+]

Fri Oct 22 21:56:37 +0000 2010

most delirious conference banquet. Sleep. Soon. [-]

Fri Oct 22 21:56:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @mlaconvention

I'm pretty sure the snark-free has to do with others' responses to you typing, rather than what you type. :)

Fri Oct 22 22:13:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Hmmmm. We need a good pre-#mla12 DIY tech workshop, I think...

Fri Oct 22 22:14:48 +0000 2010

New post: IR 11.2 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/ir-11-2/

Fri Oct 22 22:44:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @drbrake

Was very sorry not to hear your paper this morning; would love to read it if available. #ir11

Fri Oct 22 23:30:48 +0000 2010

Now *that's* what I'm talking about: nearly 8 hours sleep. And still time enough to make it to breakfast.

Sat Oct 23 07:03:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Which goes some distance toward explaining why you're up and on the twitters at this hour.

Sat Oct 23 08:00:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @mcalamelli

Haven't had a chance to as yet; I'm at a conference. Will do as soon as I get home!

Sat Oct 23 08:01:38 +0000 2010

RT @Sarah_M_Ford: 13 minutes to #baym!! #ir11

Sat Oct 23 10:47:04 +0000 2010

#ir11 folks are meeting up in the main hotel bar in an hour. That bar is a cold and wet 20+ minute walk from here. I may not make it.

Sat Oct 23 14:59:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @mcalamelli

Got it plugged in and configured. Working very well, though it's not grabbing Twitter avatars yet. May need more time. Thanks!

Sat Oct 23 15:23:21 +0000 2010

New post: The Stein Taxonomy. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-stein-taxonomy/

Sat Oct 23 15:47:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mcalamelli

Fantastic! I also always wished BTC had a switch to ignore my own tweets generated by Twitter Tools, but I imagine that's hard.

Sat Oct 23 16:01:11 +0000 2010

Sitting in the lobby of my hotel with a glass of wine & my iPad. Way too cold & tired to head back out, esp w/a 5.30am airport bus to catch.

Sat Oct 23 17:13:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

canBBQ with a side of awesomesauce!

Sat Oct 23 17:25:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

You. Rock!

Sat Oct 23 17:28:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

A little, perhaps. But awesome nonetheless.

Sat Oct 23 17:32:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

Next time! And I'll let you know if I pass through AZ.

Sat Oct 23 18:46:24 +0000 2010

Set the alarm for 4.30, in order to get 5.30 bus to the airport. Turns out not to have been necessary: wide awake at 3.30. Thanks, jet lag!

Sun Oct 24 01:32:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks! Now if I can just get ahold of some coffee before 6am.

Sun Oct 24 01:45:04 +0000 2010

The 5.05 bus left 10 mins early - pulle out as I walked up. So happy to be standing in a bus station for 30 mins waiting for the next one.

Sun Oct 24 03:11:00 +0000 2010

Could have finished my coffee, you know? #grrr

Sun Oct 24 03:21:28 +0000 2010

Bus station filled with scary folks. Now including running, shouting cops with gums drawn. #shit

Sun Oct 24 03:23:15 +0000 2010

That's guns, needless to say. Gums would be less scary.

Sun Oct 24 03:23:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @sherlockelly


Sun Oct 24 03:25:40 +0000 2010

All now seems okay. but ready to get on bus now anyhow. Kthx.

Sun Oct 24 03:28:07 +0000 2010

Having to burn Int'l data roaming MBs to tweet, but staying on until bus comes anyhow.

Sun Oct 24 03:30:41 +0000 2010

Have no earthly idea what that was about. Ended as quickly as it started.

Sun Oct 24 03:32:46 +0000 2010

5.05 bus left at 4.55. It's now 5.33 and there's no sign of the 5.35 bus. Come ON.

Sun Oct 24 03:34:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

That would be AWESOME.

Sun Oct 24 03:35:23 +0000 2010

Signs believe the 5.35 has come and gone. It has NOT. Unless it was at 4.55. \(Srsly cannot wait for 6\.05, Flygbussarna\.\)

Sun Oct 24 03:38:36 +0000 2010

Bus! #thankgoodness

Sun Oct 24 03:43:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

you said it.

Sun Oct 24 03:45:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

The threat of intervention apparently sufficed. Thanks for the assist!

Sun Oct 24 03:46:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

PS: passport check.

Sun Oct 24 03:47:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenServenti

Oh, man. I'm glad the bus came, but sometime I want a ride on the ODH helo.

Sun Oct 24 03:48:51 +0000 2010

Thanks for standing by, all. Am safely aboard and will check in again from the airport.

Sun Oct 24 03:50:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @westcenter

Thanks for the appeal to the Game on my behalf; it clearly helped!

Sun Oct 24 04:24:29 +0000 2010

Waiting to check in at airport, stage of trip home. Foiled by kiosks that refuse to recognize my credentials; must talk to human being.

Sun Oct 24 04:26:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

It was better than the cops with guns & the panhandling junkie, but less great than the kiosk would have been.

Sun Oct 24 04:57:55 +0000 2010

Have double espresso, will travel. GOT > FRA > EWR. See you on the other side.

Sun Oct 24 04:59:18 +0000 2010

FRA. At passport control, a polizei tried to convince me that NYC is too dangerous. Filled with Talibans and snipers, apparently.

Sun Oct 24 08:06:57 +0000 2010

EWR. Phew.

Sun Oct 24 17:49:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Oh, no! I'm happy to be back, though I'd somewhat adjusted to 38-and-rainy, and am surprised to find it thus warm here!

Sun Oct 24 19:49:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

PS: Feel better!

Sun Oct 24 19:49:32 +0000 2010

This one is definitely going in the record books as a Very Weird Day. Was that me in the Göteborg bus station with the cops and the guns?

Sun Oct 24 20:05:06 +0000 2010

My ridiculous week: back from Sweden today. Meetings all day Tues. Weds eve pres at New School. All day mtg at MLA Thurs. Fly to Boston Fri.

Sun Oct 24 20:10:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

Home indeed! I loved Göteborg \(all of it except the bus station at 5am\) and #ir11 was awesome, but it's good to be back.

Sun Oct 24 20:11:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

At least I get tomorrow to recover. But when I'm going to get my Weds/Fri presentations finished, I'm not exactly sure.

Sun Oct 24 20:13:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos


Sun Oct 24 20:15:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm quite excited about it. And I've even managed to do most of the reading!

Sun Oct 24 20:23:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Happily, part of it wasn't exactly new to me. :)

Sun Oct 24 22:23:13 +0000 2010

Second best part of getting home: new running shoes here waiting for me. And they're the right size this time! Will test them out tomorrow.

Sun Oct 24 22:43:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

I ordered them from roadrunnersports.com. You need to know what shoe you need; if you don't, best to go get fitted at a store.

Sun Oct 24 22:56:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Run fast, jump high! Really looking forward to testing them out tomorrow.

Sun Oct 24 23:10:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

I usually run in fairly heavy-duty motion control shoes, given my crap arches, so there's not much squish in mine, alas.

Sun Oct 24 23:12:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Nice! I'm actually testing out a new model entirely. Going to take it easy on the treadmill tmw before hitting pavement.

Sun Oct 24 23:13:00 +0000 2010

@academicdave I want to talk running shoes with you at #mla11; I'm increasingly dubious but have had arch-related injuries & complaints.

Sun Oct 24 23:15:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, am home, thank goodness. Will keep an eye out!

Sun Oct 24 23:15:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

I'm just hoping that I'm breaking them in rather than vice versa.

Sun Oct 24 23:16:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Is there ginger ale in that?

Sun Oct 24 23:16:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I had one neat \(i\.e\., the proper way\) at the end of dinner, and am going to have another now.

Sun Oct 24 23:20:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Unfortunately, I'm not back up to racing yet, in any sense - still just trying to build strength & endurance. Maybe this spring!

Sun Oct 24 23:24:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Maybe not heathen, per se, but certainly no Maloney.

Sun Oct 24 23:25:25 +0000 2010

So there's reading I should really do tonight. But I think the iPad is mostly going to be a viewing device tonight. I'll read tomorrow.

Sun Oct 24 23:50:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @mlaconvention

LA's the perfect place for it!

Mon Oct 25 00:10:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @marcparry

The minimalist shoes thing \(less the V5Fs than the Frees\) has me rethinking how my arch issues have been treated.

Mon Oct 25 00:39:45 +0000 2010

I just want to point out that I made it to 9pm. After having woken up 24 hours ago & nearly requiring an ODH extraction shortly thereafter.

Mon Oct 25 01:01:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

My fear was crashing at 8 and waking up at 3, which is all too likely. I'm giving it another 15 minutes or so and then I'm down.

Mon Oct 25 01:09:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jasonrhody, @JenServenti and @brettbobley

You guys rock. Certainly made what could have been some un-fun moments this morning much more amusing!

Mon Oct 25 01:15:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave and @triproftri

You know the conv center is on the LA marathon route; might be useful for a long run.

Mon Oct 25 01:17:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

It's all roads, of course, but it should be manageable, esp. if early in the morning.

Mon Oct 25 01:20:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @kfitz

@marcparry: @academicdave is dedicated. I am not. I am really just trying to get myself running again & not being entirely successful at it.

Mon Oct 25 01:21:51 +0000 2010

Okay, now it's 20 minutes later than I really needed to stay up until. Good night, US twitter folk, and see you tomorrow.

Mon Oct 25 01:23:09 +0000 2010

Wow. Went to bed at 10, and woke up at 2.30, thinking, oh no. And then woke up again at 4, at 5.30, and at 8.30. Am actually up now.

Mon Oct 25 13:06:01 +0000 2010

Now waiting for tea to steep so that I can be awake as well.

Mon Oct 25 13:08:02 +0000 2010

New post: Peer-to-Peer Review and Its Aporias http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/peer-to-peer-review-and-its-aporias/

Mon Oct 25 14:25:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

I find it terrifying. And realize that I need to make much more religious use of my VPN.

Mon Oct 25 15:56:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Congratulations! So sorry not to be there to raise a glass with you.

Mon Oct 25 16:36:10 +0000 2010

Am right on the cusp of making the decision to attend DH2011 without presenting. It's not as though I'd be able to get it paid for, anyhow.

Mon Oct 25 16:56:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @drbrake

Thanks! I'll look forward to reading.

Mon Oct 25 17:14:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

I'm still not 100% convinced that they're no longer meaningful, but I do think they've become banal, which is worth noting.

Mon Oct 25 17:56:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

If the zombie is a figure for the narcotized subject of late capitalism, its banality reflects that we are all that subject.

Mon Oct 25 17:56:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Which is in its own way a really important thing to note.

Mon Oct 25 17:57:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality


Mon Oct 25 18:00:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality

Ha. Zizek has always already written an essay on the zombie.

Mon Oct 25 18:01:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @zota

Does it work if you're using a VPN?

Mon Oct 25 22:08:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @zota

I will hope. It's the kind of thing that really makes me rethink how casual I've become about wireless network use...

Mon Oct 25 22:17:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @striphas

Thanks, Ted!

Tue Oct 26 13:39:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @mcalamelli

Works perfectly; thanks!

Tue Oct 26 13:45:54 +0000 2010

For those of you who used BackType Connect to pull Twitter posts into your blog comments, there's an excellent new fork: http://is.gd/gkfXc

Tue Oct 26 13:49:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball

Yay! Congratulations to all!

Tue Oct 26 14:02:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Yay! Looking forward to it.

Tue Oct 26 14:06:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Safe travels!

Tue Oct 26 19:37:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Thank you! So glad to hear it. Now MAKE IT HAPPEN, Goog.

Tue Oct 26 19:39:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Damn. The pressure's on. Wait! Now more pressure!

Tue Oct 26 19:41:06 +0000 2010

I will use my 5000th tweet to say thanks to all of you: This community of scholars and smarty-pants folks continues to inspire me every day.

Tue Oct 26 19:48:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Oh, crap. So sorry!

Tue Oct 26 20:22:47 +0000 2010

I may or may not have installed firesheep today in order to see whether anything was visible over NYU's closed wifi. \(It wasn't\.\)

Tue Oct 26 20:48:22 +0000 2010

Just discovered that \(a\) the pay network in this tea shop is totally firesheepable, and [+]

Tue Oct 26 22:20:40 +0000 2010

\(b\) I didn't have it configured properly before, so need to test the NYU network again. \(PS: this thing is scary\.\)

Tue Oct 26 22:22:41 +0000 2010

Interesting fact: used Boingo to log onto tea shop pay network; fired up VPN; lost connection to wifi. When I reconnected, my VPN [+]

Tue Oct 26 22:23:59 +0000 2010

automatically, and though I'm now logged off of Boingo, I'm still online.[-]

Tue Oct 26 22:24:29 +0000 2010

Wait! I was using VPN & watching firesheep, & my own Google id \(running in Chrome\) came up! Was it captured in the machine or over the air?

Tue Oct 26 22:32:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @xina

Yeah, not that, unfortunately. It's the Firefox plugin announced yesterday that basically lets you grab anyone's info off open wifi.

Tue Oct 26 22:49:02 +0000 2010

Firesheep somehow just captured my Google id even though \(a\) I'm on VPN, and \(b\) I have nothing Google open. Freaked out; going offline.

Tue Oct 26 22:51:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @moncia

Basically it sniffs your login info as you use FB, Twitter, etc. Lets them log in as you. \(Am now on iPhone 3G, not wifi\.\)

Tue Oct 26 22:55:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

Hmmm. I wonder if Ff has my Google acct saved somewhere. I'll delete cookies...

Tue Oct 26 23:00:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

How's your knee? You holding up?

Tue Oct 26 23:05:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

Must have been the cookies; deleted & no sign of me. Still unnerved that my sessions are captured when I'm logged into VPN, tho.

Tue Oct 26 23:14:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

I think. What I need is two machines side by side, one logged into VPN, to see what the other can capture.

Tue Oct 26 23:25:06 +0000 2010

Ugh. Also need to test out using iPad while monitoring Firesheep.

Tue Oct 26 23:27:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm so sorry. I'd send Vicodin if it would get there in time. Or, you know, if I had any. Sending good thoughts instead...

Tue Oct 26 23:28:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella

I want to say that I may have looked at it at some point, but I could sure use a refresher!

Tue Oct 26 23:36:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @zota

Exactly what I was afraid of. Is there a VPN client for iPad?

Wed Oct 27 01:36:46 +0000 2010

Where are you now, @jcmeloni? Are you at least partaking of adulterated whisky to get you through?

Wed Oct 27 02:14:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ach. Airborne. I forget that airlines other than mine have that fancy in-air wifi. Will you be able to get comfortable in SEA-TAC?

Wed Oct 27 02:22:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Figured out that it was google.com that was in http rather than https; if yr logged in & google sthg yr acct cd be open.

Wed Oct 27 03:47:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

You said it; it's sticky down here, too. I did request actual fall crispness for Friday's trip, so...

Wed Oct 27 14:22:57 +0000 2010

Two nights of stress dreams. Feeling overwhelmed by my to-do list. And I'm supposed to be on sabbatical! How did I get myself into this?

Wed Oct 27 16:25:34 +0000 2010

In happier news, the 1Password Chrome plugin has made a huge advance as of today.

Wed Oct 27 16:27:52 +0000 2010

Also, one of those good-news/bad-news situations: the good news is that my property taxes have dropped almost $1K over the last two years.

Wed Oct 27 16:44:21 +0000 2010

The bad news is that there's a reason why my property taxes have dropped almost $1K over the last two years.

Wed Oct 27 16:44:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

Oh, good lord! I'm glad to know you're fine, but how terrifying!

Wed Oct 27 17:19:24 +0000 2010

Okay, figured out a crucial part of how to manage a project with a very impending due date. Now to do the actual managing.

Wed Oct 27 17:41:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @dougreside

Alas, I think "manage" was misleading. What I figured out is specific to *this* project. Oh, if it were only transferable!

Wed Oct 27 17:58:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Must figure out how to do that. But YES, absolutely.

Wed Oct 27 19:50:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

There's always a catch, isn't there?

Wed Oct 27 20:05:23 +0000 2010

RT @mlaconvention: NYU grads get another chance to vote to unionize: http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Board-Gives-NYU-Graduate/125135/

Thu Oct 28 20:51:24 +0000 2010

@mkgold Just catching up here -- but wow! Congratulations!

Thu Oct 28 20:57:48 +0000 2010

Home from all-day meeting at MLA. Need to go run. Need to finish slides for tomorrow. Need to take nap. Guess which one is winning?

Thu Oct 28 21:14:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Sadly, it did not work out that way. Decided it was too late to nap, so goofed around for an hour instead. Now to work!

Thu Oct 28 22:43:08 +0000 2010

Futzing with slides goes better with a nice bit of Jameson.

Fri Oct 29 01:37:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @loganpoppy

Boy, I should have clarified. Yes, the whisky, thank goodness.

Fri Oct 29 01:43:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @midwinter_

I wonder how the Chron would feel about that?

Fri Oct 29 02:57:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj and @midwinter_

I think you meant to say Irish.

Fri Oct 29 02:58:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

We can certainly meet up where bourbon is concerned. And possibly over a Lagavulin.

Fri Oct 29 03:07:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

Ooh nice.

Fri Oct 29 03:22:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @sramsay


Fri Oct 29 03:22:51 +0000 2010

Have finished reworking tomorrow's talk. Now, packing and sleep.

Fri Oct 29 03:24:39 +0000 2010

And with that, I'm down to three overdue items on my to-do list, and eleventy-billion upcoming deadlines.

Fri Oct 29 03:25:51 +0000 2010

Why is Gowalla convinced that I'm at CLT instead of LGA?

Fri Oct 29 13:58:58 +0000 2010

On the shuttle to Boston. See some of you there!

Fri Oct 29 14:44:08 +0000 2010

The view from my hotel room in Boston. No kidding. http://yfrog.com/emmmndj

Fri Oct 29 16:52:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @cliotropic

So sorry you weren't able to make it! I hope you \(metaphorically\) caught that truck.

Sat Oct 30 00:22:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

@jwacooks A wonderful dinner, indeed. Thanks so much for it & for your hospitality today. I'll look forward to the next opportunity!

Sat Oct 30 01:18:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Funny thing is I just went downstairs & grabbed a Jameson, whereupon a waiter nearly ran into me, causing me to spill part of it.

Sat Oct 30 01:30:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

For a packed bar in a fancy hotel, I think it's the closest outcome.

Sat Oct 30 01:31:53 +0000 2010

Thought of both @mlaconvention and @samplereality when I added this image to the slides for today's talk: http://is.gd/gtcYi

Sat Oct 30 01:37:53 +0000 2010

Wow, another huge interface leap for @1Password for Chrome. Nice!

Sat Oct 30 01:39:49 +0000 2010

In contrast with last week's room in Sweden, the hotel room I'm currently in is bigger than my NYC apartment. Alas, only one night here.

Sat Oct 30 01:42:04 +0000 2010

Pondering costume for tomorrow night. Torn between "academic on sabbatical," "woman four weeks overdue for a haircut," and [+]

Sat Oct 30 01:54:09 +0000 2010

"hey, it's finally cool enough to wear my black leather jacket!" [-]

Sat Oct 30 01:54:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @CapitolClio

That's kinda what I'm thinking.

Sat Oct 30 01:56:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

It's actually a bit nicer now. They've implemented most of the FF/Safari features. A few issues yet, but it's pretty cool.

Sat Oct 30 03:41:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality and @brettbobley

Oh, drag. Sorry about that! I'm sure it'll be coming, though.

Sat Oct 30 03:43:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @cliotropic

Thanks for the offer; I have breakfast included with my room, & then am off. Next time, though!

Sat Oct 30 03:44:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

I was thinking about the other day, sadly enough. Also, that the post-pushback video shows you how to store your carryon bags.

Sat Oct 30 13:37:09 +0000 2010

Goals for today: read. Sleep. Maybe run. That is pretty much all.

Sat Oct 30 14:12:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Yes! My flight's at 2; I'll probably show up there about 12.30.

Sat Oct 30 14:18:48 +0000 2010

Just had my first chance to make the choice between the intrusive body scan & the intrusive pat down. Went for the scan. Enjoy the pics, TSA

Sat Oct 30 16:22:19 +0000 2010

I have run. I have obtained a serious haircut. That is all I intend to accomplish today; now back to my scheduled lolling about.

Sun Oct 31 18:36:27 +0000 2010