2010 11 01 tweets

RT @mediacommons: Call for participation in a forthcoming cluster on The New Everyday focused on the Tea Party: http://bit.ly/c8EUpA

Mon Nov 01 14:27:21 +0000 2010

FYI: a call from the subletters/catsitters beginning "I hate to be the bearer of bad news" is not an optimal turn of events.

Mon Nov 01 19:42:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

Small cat was allowed to escape last night. She was found but may be injured. Theyre taking her to the vet now. I'm trying to breathe.

Mon Nov 01 20:18:23 +0000 2010

Small cat apparently got in a fight while she was out; being held overnight for surgery tomorrow.

Mon Nov 01 22:27:29 +0000 2010

If I wind up being arrested for assault on my renters, I hope you'll consider testifying on my behalf.

Mon Nov 01 22:28:53 +0000 2010

There is a category of justified assault, right?

Mon Nov 01 22:29:07 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Appears to be just cleanup, though the description sounds serious enough. Grrr.

Mon Nov 01 23:29:07 +0000 2010

Thanks for the good thoughts, all. Small cat will certainly be fine, though I'm devastated not to be there with her.

Mon Nov 01 23:30:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Thanks. I may be giving you a call.

Tue Nov 02 01:55:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Aww. Thanks!

Tue Nov 02 01:56:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Thanks! That helps a lot. I'm sure she'll be better in short order.

Tue Nov 02 01:58:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie


Tue Nov 02 03:19:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

True. But a compelling enough image that I was overcome by the spirit of Keanu.

Tue Nov 02 03:41:10 +0000 2010

I #voted by mail three weeks ago - happily in a state in which the choices, if not necessarily the outcomes, are clear.

Tue Nov 02 13:43:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

As I am fond of saying, we perfectly well have seasons; they're just more subtle, and require more careful attention.

Tue Nov 02 14:30:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

No news yet; vet won't open for another hour or so. Surgery today; I'll call for updates in a bit.

Tue Nov 02 14:36:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Thanks so much, Kari; I'll definitely update as soon as I have more info.

Tue Nov 02 15:22:08 +0000 2010

Small cat just headed into surgery. Doc can't tell what got her; if it was another cat, it was a big one, he says. [+]

Tue Nov 02 16:41:16 +0000 2010

Signs of infection which did not clear up with antibiotics overnight. And they suspect there may be other wounds they haven't found yet. [+]

Tue Nov 02 16:41:59 +0000 2010

Grrr. [-]

Tue Nov 02 16:42:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Me too, trust me. Plus, major tenant throttling.

Tue Nov 02 16:45:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

You're the best. I'll let you know if that becomes necessary. Am employing mode "Fear of God" first.

Tue Nov 02 17:28:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

I'm pretty sure but no longer as positive as I was. 4 deep lacerations+2 punctures on side; serious infection on leg. I'm just sick.

Tue Nov 02 17:57:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Honestly? Makes me wonder if they lied to me about how long she was missing.

Tue Nov 02 19:12:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

It's pure negligence - they left the door open while taking out the trash. & said "it was just for a minute!" My cats [+]

Tue Nov 02 19:19:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

have never tried to get out, so I guess they thought they would never try? But how many cats can resist a wide-open door? [-]

Tue Nov 02 19:19:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I completely missed that your cat was sick. I'm glad s/he's doing better!

Tue Nov 02 19:30:35 +0000 2010

Small cat is out of surgery & doing ok. Several lacerations, a couple of drains, many sutures. Wounds fit the timeline, so I wasn't lied to.

Tue Nov 02 20:13:58 +0000 2010

They're keeping her again tonight for observation, & she'll probably go home tomorrow. Which means my tenants may survive.

Tue Nov 02 20:14:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @janaremy

Poor kitteh! My thoughts \(and small cat's meows\) are with her.

Tue Nov 02 23:01:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Side and front, I think. I suspect it attacked and then clawed her as she ran past.

Tue Nov 02 23:04:16 +0000 2010

Just got another call from the vet. Small cat's labs had gotten lost last night, and they just now came in. She's in early kidney failure.

Wed Nov 03 01:21:56 +0000 2010

This is apparently the cause of the weight loss issues from earlier this year. They're keeping her until Friday.

Wed Nov 03 01:22:44 +0000 2010

I am way less happy about leaving her with the tenants than you might think.

Wed Nov 03 01:23:14 +0000 2010

The vet will walk the tenants through the new regime - drugs, new food, possible subcutaneous fluids. But... am thinking about heading back.

Wed Nov 03 01:24:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm going to hang tight for a day or so and hear how she's doing before I make a plan here. Will keep you posted.

Wed Nov 03 01:25:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

I would feel a lot better about that if I were there with her. I'm not at all sure how I'm going to handle this.

Wed Nov 03 01:45:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Possibly the latter; definitely not the former. Ugh.

Wed Nov 03 01:59:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

The surgery seems to have gone quite well. They put in a couple of drains and a bunch of sutures, but she seems to be doing fine.

Wed Nov 03 02:06:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @morganmundum

@sshreeves That's really good to know; thanks so much!

Wed Nov 03 02:21:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

She's coming up on 11. You are incredibly kind to offer!

Wed Nov 03 02:34:11 +0000 2010

This is shaping up to be a thoroughly depressing night.

Wed Nov 03 02:36:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Pretty much, yeah. It's like watching a train wreck you've seen coming for six months...

Wed Nov 03 02:47:50 +0000 2010

Breaking down and making coffee for the first time in months. \(A depressing night has given way to a pancake\-flat morning\.\)

Wed Nov 03 13:22:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

No updates yet. Will send as I have them!

Wed Nov 03 14:37:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @foundhistory

Yes, and not a moment too soon. \(In fact, at least a week too late\.\)

Wed Nov 03 14:49:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Aw, man. That would be tomorrow, as in Thursday, right? I made plans with my sister. Will see what I can do.

Wed Nov 03 20:05:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkgold

Yes, definitely, another time!

Wed Nov 03 20:34:05 +0000 2010

Was seriously regretting being out of cookies. Right up until I found the hidden bar of dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt...

Thu Nov 04 01:04:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings


Thu Nov 04 01:45:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

Hey, thanks - and back atcha!

Thu Nov 04 04:13:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

All I got out of the vet assistant yesterday was "she's fine." So I'm hoping the same thing.

Thu Nov 04 12:22:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen and @JenHoward

I think "free rider" = unis that require faculty to publish but don't have a press. Riding on labor of few uni presses.

Thu Nov 04 13:47:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

@JenHoward Perhaps so; I obvs don't have context. But key to the problem is uneven distribution of presses. If every uni had [+]

Thu Nov 04 13:50:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen and @JenHoward

its own publishing system, there would be no "free riding" involved. Everyone would be contributing. [-]

Thu Nov 04 13:50:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward and @dancohen

Exactly: unis w/o presses are tenuring faculty based on investments of few unis with presses.

Thu Nov 04 13:51:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

It's not an atom/bit problem: not about how the object of publishing gets distributed. It's about how it gets produced [+]

Thu Nov 04 13:57:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

and what it counts for. Unis w/o presses that require books for tenure are relying on investment/labor of unis w/presses. [+]

Thu Nov 04 13:58:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

And that's where the "free riding" comes in: tenuring your own faculty at the expense of another institution. [-]

Thu Nov 04 14:00:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I agree, but that's not how they see it; they see it as other unis free-riding on their investment.

Thu Nov 04 14:03:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

Again, agreed, but original comment was about presses' sense that other unis are freeriding. I am explaining, not endorsing.

Thu Nov 04 14:04:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I will say, however, that every uni that requires its faculty to publish must develop its own scholarly communication plan.

Thu Nov 04 14:06:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

If for no other reason than that the presses aren't going to be there \(or be available\) for much longer.

Thu Nov 04 14:07:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Not a problem I identified; I'm only explicating the Esposito comment tweeted by @JenHoward.

Thu Nov 04 14:16:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

That said, it is a problem: every institution has got to think about its scholarly comm program. Might include consortial [+]

Thu Nov 04 14:18:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

arrangements with unis that do have presses. Should def include digital publishing. But every institution needs a plan.

Thu Nov 04 14:19:39 +0000 2010

Without solid schol comm plans on the part of ALL unis that require their faculty to publish, commercial pubs will continue to gain ground.

Thu Nov 04 14:23:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @aasher

Yes, precisely. But unis won't innovate in pub forms until they're required to take responsibility for it.

Thu Nov 04 14:25:45 +0000 2010

Giving serious thought to bagging today's brown-bag lunch meeting, and instead staying home and reading all day. #sabbatical #dammit

Thu Nov 04 14:43:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Not sure what "constricting" would mean in this context. Such a plan should be flexible, but unis must take responsibility [+]

Thu Nov 04 15:41:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

for the dissemination as well as the production of knowledge. [-]

Thu Nov 04 15:42:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML and @briancroxall

Agree w/you w/r/t design. The port could be on the bottom w/o interfering with lines...

Thu Nov 04 16:27:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

I always have to look, too. Super annoying. And many cords aren't *quite* long enough for free movement when plugged in.

Thu Nov 04 16:30:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

I think I missed a verb there. It'll *leave* someone out? Or something else?

Thu Nov 04 16:39:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement and @triproftri

But there are discussion groups - Media & Lit and Computer Studies in Lang & Lit. It's just that divisions are [+]

Thu Nov 04 17:47:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement and @triproftri

still nationality/century-bound. An outdated model for many scholars; there are plans to reconsider soon. [-]

Thu Nov 04 17:49:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

I sure hope so!

Thu Nov 04 20:51:56 +0000 2010

I know there are several DailyMile users out there among my tweeps; are there any RunKeeper users?

Thu Nov 04 20:52:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @samplereality


Thu Nov 04 20:58:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I've heard this talk; I wouldn't hold your breath.

Thu Nov 04 21:39:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

o. m. g.

Thu Nov 04 21:48:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus and @mkirschenbaum

Never mind abusing its workforce and lying to its students while driving them into debt. For profit.

Thu Nov 04 21:52:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @karikraus

Just terrifying.

Thu Nov 04 21:59:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

I almost added "other than Liz" to the tweet! :)

Fri Nov 05 12:59:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Libraries are increasingly negotiating persistent access for materials released during a digital subscription period.

Fri Nov 05 13:01:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

The kitty is "fine," according to the vet assistant. I'm fine, too, if a little battered by this week. And you? And yours?

Fri Nov 05 13:39:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

There's a little cognitive dissonance for you, right there.

Fri Nov 05 15:24:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Indeed. Choose your ship wisely. \(And watch out for fog\.\)

Fri Nov 05 15:39:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Dude, I'm two hours late on the twitters, but I'm totally with you on the September thing.

Sat Nov 06 00:15:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm in for one. After that, I'm probably out for the day.

Sat Nov 06 17:40:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sat Nov 06 17:41:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Finished revising one letter of rec; got a good way into revising a second.

Sat Nov 06 18:31:57 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

@voncookie @literarychica @newkidonthehall I'm in.

Sat Nov 06 18:40:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Read part of an article, responded to several bits of email backlog. Which feels better.

Sat Nov 06 19:18:41 +0000 2010

Un-freaking-believable: Small cat is FINE. As in, they rechecked her renal panel, and it's within normal limits.

Sat Nov 06 19:59:42 +0000 2010

They think she may just have been srsly dehydrated after the escape and fight.

Sat Nov 06 20:00:12 +0000 2010

I. Am. Stunned. It's the first time my phone has brought me good news in weeks.

Sat Nov 06 20:00:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I think this would be a fair and just compensation.

Sat Nov 06 20:32:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @billiehara, @loganpoppy, @eetempleton, @jcmeloni, @newkidonthehall, @kakennedy, @NancyMillichap, @amndw2, @acavender and @nowviskie

Thanks so much!!!

Sat Nov 06 20:34:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm

Thank the extra-smart cat for me; the good vibes helped!

Sat Nov 06 20:34:56 +0000 2010

I really appreciate all the good wishes over the last few days, and Small Cat does, too. Or she wd if I could get her to understand Twitter.

Sat Nov 06 20:35:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @sleonchnm


Sat Nov 06 20:37:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @captain_primate

God, me too. Thanks so much!

Sat Nov 06 20:38:11 +0000 2010

Replying to @RepoRat

Yay! indeed. Thanks so much!

Sat Nov 06 20:54:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Wow, good for her/him! Looking forward to seeing you in PA next week.

Sat Nov 06 20:54:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @veek

I know, right?!

Sat Nov 06 21:07:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Absolutely, 100% good kitty vibes headed your way.

Sat Nov 06 21:07:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @sshreeves, @AlecHosterman and @KelliMarshall

Thanks so much!

Sat Nov 06 21:10:38 +0000 2010

This and a couple of lasers, and @brettbobley @jasonrhody and @JenServenti would be in business. http://is.gd/gMU7e

Sat Nov 06 21:18:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @bighandsome

You know it's not good to keep your feelings all bottled up like that? #geauxtigers

Sat Nov 06 23:49:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

What's up, Commissioner Gordon?

Sun Nov 07 00:46:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

As I said elsewhere, when I have cool database access, I promise you speedy and effective metadata service.

Sun Nov 07 01:11:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

NOM. \(Excepting the part about the marshmallow\. But hey\.\)

Sun Nov 07 03:47:25 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I have a cream/foam thing, that definitely encompasses marshmallow. All adjunct to my lactophobia.

Sun Nov 07 04:17:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

The milk-related thing isn't at all rational. Ice cream = fine. Melted ice cream = absolutely not.

Sun Nov 07 11:28:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

The marshmallow part is due to its proximity to whipped cream, despite being completely different.

Sun Nov 07 11:29:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yeah, "complicated." That's just the word.

Sun Nov 07 12:22:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Actually, I just meant that it was nice of you to put it that way, rather than just saying I was nuts. :)

Sun Nov 07 13:03:22 +0000 2010

RT @mlmcgill: How might peer review work on an electronic scholarly publishing network? What should it look like? @kfitz at CCA Nov. 10 ...

Sun Nov 07 13:37:20 +0000 2010

RT @mkgold: Good luck to my friends @rebagorges and @cscannella, who are running the NYC Marathon today. Inspiring stuff! #ingnycm

Sun Nov 07 14:32:26 +0000 2010

I ran the NYC Marathon in 1997. One of the most amazing experiences of my life - in a year in which I turned 30, defended, and got my job.

Sun Nov 07 14:34:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @cscannella


Sun Nov 07 22:34:05 +0000 2010

The part of New York I've spent 12 years trying not to think about how much I miss: the ability to make any food appear at your door.

Sun Nov 07 23:30:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @2xlp

Yeah, the Mexican leaves something to be desired. \(Like, real Mexican food\.\) But the Japanese place I had deliver tonight was great.

Mon Nov 08 00:49:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

It's a very short list: I got dinner tonight from Funayama. But you should look at seamlessweb.com - it's amazing!

Mon Nov 08 01:03:22 +0000 2010

So, with the time change, I'm justified in going to bed at 9 tonight. Right?

Mon Nov 08 01:05:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @amndw2

Happily, I think I now have the content of the next two weeks' worth of nightmares.

Mon Nov 08 15:09:30 +0000 2010

Restarted Chrome, only to discover that Gmail had emptied my "everything else" section in Priority Inbox. That's one way to reach Inbox 0...

Mon Nov 08 15:50:15 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Dude, you're calling it Zotero *Anywhere.* We're all assuming a certain degree of precognition in your team.

Mon Nov 08 16:48:11 +0000 2010

Presentations for Tuesday & Wednesday are in the can; working on my talk for Thursday. After which I never want to hear my own voice again.

Mon Nov 08 17:38:52 +0000 2010

\(Or at least not until next Tuesday, when I give a recap of my NYU talk to a couple of classes here\.\)

Mon Nov 08 17:40:21 +0000 2010

Yup. // RT @clioweb: One thing I've noticeably done more with the iPad: actually read stuff.

Tue Nov 09 00:49:33 +0000 2010

I am attempting to turn a 62-page chapter into a 40-minute talk. This is not as easy as it sounds.

Tue Nov 09 01:12:05 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Sending good kitty thoughts.

Tue Nov 09 01:12:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Oh my god. Julie, I'm so sorry. That's just awful.

Tue Nov 09 01:37:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mirk79

Given that standard reading speed is one-half page per minute, I'd need to be an auctioneer. Maybe I read every third sentence.

Tue Nov 09 01:54:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Will do. And sending some awesome back your way.

Tue Nov 09 13:19:02 +0000 2010

Verrrry happy with the countdown clock on the DH conf tool right now, which says I have 1513 days \(& 18 hours\) to submit reviews.

Tue Nov 09 13:31:25 +0000 2010

I should be able to get it done in that span of time.

Tue Nov 09 13:31:39 +0000 2010

Put the orthotics back in for this morning's run; knee pain vanished. Hmmm.

Tue Nov 09 15:48:12 +0000 2010

Dear new SCMS website: requiring an answer to a binary gender question is not nice. And I don't have a middle name, dammit.

Tue Nov 09 20:39:24 +0000 2010

Srsly, the SCMS website won't allow me to enter a profile without a middle name. Do they think I'm just lying to hide an embarrassing one?

Tue Nov 09 20:44:55 +0000 2010

& I just got a threatening email telling me that if I don't fill in my profile before next week I won't get the next issue of the journal.

Tue Nov 09 20:46:01 +0000 2010

Oh, wait. Hmmm.

Tue Nov 09 20:46:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @fearv

You have the same user id on the new site, but you need a new pwd; click "forgot your password?" to get the system to send you one.

Tue Nov 09 20:56:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @miriamkp

Unbelievably annoying!

Tue Nov 09 21:00:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @vsturtevant

One begins to wonder...

Tue Nov 09 21:01:05 +0000 2010

Answer from SCMS: put something in the box. Much as I like @fearv's suggestion, for now I'm Kathleen . Fitzpatrick. Dot is my middle name.

Tue Nov 09 21:17:27 +0000 2010

The hilarious thing is that the site represents middle names on profiles as initials. So I'm actually "Kathleen .. Fitzpatrick."

Tue Nov 09 21:30:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Actually only to my lack of imagination. Rats.

Tue Nov 09 21:33:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

Ooh, wait!

Tue Nov 09 21:34:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @crsbecker

Rats. Entering ".." doesn't give me an ellipsis. Neither does "...". I guess because the first initial of each is ".".

Tue Nov 09 21:36:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @rstarich

Back in grad school, our network IDs started with our 3 initials. Mine was KQF, where Q stood for Queen, quite obviously.

Tue Nov 09 21:41:35 +0000 2010

Okay, enough griping. I've still got pages of this chapter to cut if it's going to be a reasonable talk. And too few hours left. Must focus.

Tue Nov 09 22:08:59 +0000 2010

Of the original 62 pages of this chapter, I've got 10 left to process; the other 52 have turned into an 11 page sketch/outline.

Wed Nov 10 01:20:37 +0000 2010

I. Am. Exhausted.

Wed Nov 10 01:20:47 +0000 2010

Because I have more work to accomplish than hours to accomplish it in, I took a couple of them this evening to cook a semi-complex dinner.

Wed Nov 10 01:44:34 +0000 2010

But OMG how good. Italian sausage, lentil, and spinach stew.

Wed Nov 10 01:45:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham


Wed Nov 10 02:10:28 +0000 2010

Okay, chapter now cut down to 12.5 page sketch. Now to turn that sketch into slides, with a working narrative...

Wed Nov 10 02:51:28 +0000 2010

Or maybe not *now*, exactly. As I'm completely crashing. Let's say tomorrow morning.

Wed Nov 10 02:52:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Me too. Thanks, 5.30am blocked caller!

Wed Nov 10 10:53:25 +0000 2010

RT @mlmcgill: @kfitz at CCA: TODAY: Weds Nov. 10 2:30-4:30: what to read: http://tinyurl.com/2a4jqrt where to go: http://tinyurl.com/2f4 ...

Wed Nov 10 11:54:07 +0000 2010

In the event I don't get to say it in a couple of hours: Go get 'em, @jasonrhody.

Wed Nov 10 12:54:52 +0000 2010

RT @mediacommons: Join the latest cluster on The New Everyday: "The Tea Party Election: Thatcherism Mark II?" http://bit.ly/9tS6PY

Wed Nov 10 14:29:41 +0000 2010

My MetroCard demagnetized, & as I kept trying to get it to work, some guy stopped & swiped me in with his unlimited card. Thx, random guy!

Wed Nov 10 16:21:59 +0000 2010

Thanks to SCMS and its volunteer tech officer for moving to debinarize gender on the site and to restore me to my middle-nameless status!

Wed Nov 10 16:37:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Completely! Hey, see you here next week!

Wed Nov 10 16:38:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

There's a page of settings for notifications. I think it may be called "settings."

Wed Nov 10 16:40:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

I've gotten several MetroCard machines to trade me a new one for an old expired one.

Wed Nov 10 16:55:26 +0000 2010

I have this morning turned 5.5 pages of outline into slides. I have 7 pages to go. But I begin to fear that the talk is still way too long.

Wed Nov 10 17:03:45 +0000 2010

Amusingly enough, I do not know if I have time to make it shorter.

Wed Nov 10 17:04:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Likely how it will have to happen, depending on how long what I've got now actually runs.

Wed Nov 10 17:15:06 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Voilà, exactement!

Wed Nov 10 17:19:20 +0000 2010

Woo-hoo! // RT @mkirschenbaum: Please join me in congratulating Dr. @JasonRhody.

Wed Nov 10 17:50:43 +0000 2010

Everything hurts. And I still have 4.5 pages of text to turn into slides.

Thu Nov 11 03:17:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @terrisenft

It actually makes me feel better to hear you say that. How perverse of me.

Thu Nov 11 03:27:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham

You are incredibly kind! I'm keynoting an undergrad conference tomorrow and just want to be reasonably non-sucky.

Thu Nov 11 03:30:13 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill

Thanks to you! It was great getting to visit CCA, and to spend the afternoon talking with you. Another half-page down, 4 to go!

Thu Nov 11 03:30:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Eh, is okay. Mostly just griping & kicking myself for not realizing how long "I'll just turn that chapter into a talk" would take.

Thu Nov 11 03:43:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

Fantastic! I'll look forward to meeting him.

Thu Nov 11 03:55:00 +0000 2010

Finished. Crashing now; in the morning I'll find out whether the thing is anywhere close to an appropriate length.

Thu Nov 11 04:29:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

When do you get in?

Thu Nov 11 04:32:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

My train gets in at 1, alas. But I'll see you shortly thereafter!

Thu Nov 11 04:39:10 +0000 2010

Well, that was unexpected. Just read through the talk \(which doesn't suck\) and discovered it's under 30 minutes. Think I'll add a bit in.

Thu Nov 11 12:46:22 +0000 2010

Okay, so I think the talk is ready to go. Which leaves me plenty of time to get ready to leave. And I actually get to relax on the train!

Thu Nov 11 14:43:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @ayjay and @mattthomas

I spent two blissful years with no MS products at all on my machines. And then my press had serious trouble with my [+]

Thu Nov 11 14:45:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @ayjay and @mattthomas

NeoOffice-created .doc of my book manuscript. In order to give them a file with proper formatting, I had to cave. [+]

Thu Nov 11 14:45:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @ayjay and @mattthomas

I still resent it deeply. [-]

Thu Nov 11 14:46:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas and @ayjay

You would think. The problem in my case was with how NeoOffice/Word differently handle endnotes, in both .doc and .rtf.

Thu Nov 11 14:53:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

It's a relative term, in this case meaning "not freak the f out because the talk I'm giving in 3 hours isn't done."

Thu Nov 11 15:04:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @bnreviewer

"The porpoises were unavailable for comment." Sheer genius.

Thu Nov 11 15:05:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @jtheibault

Excellent! See you there.

Thu Nov 11 15:14:17 +0000 2010

It's a great day to be on a train. See you shortly, #rehum!

Thu Nov 11 17:24:03 +0000 2010

I am on the Acela instead of the slow train. Wearing a suit instead of jeans. A driver will be picking me up at the station. I am unnerved.

Thu Nov 11 17:28:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I may be in a suit, but I am not A Suit!

Thu Nov 11 17:33:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlmcgill

You got it, man. Fight the power, in the food court!

Thu Nov 11 17:35:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Good grief! What conference is this?

Thu Nov 11 17:35:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

No kidding. Not sure how it happened!

Thu Nov 11 17:37:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @text2cloud

Thanks so much, and thanks for coming! I'll look forward to talking more soon.

Thu Nov 11 17:40:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Sounds surreal. Especially if jetlagged!

Thu Nov 11 17:42:26 +0000 2010

Hello, Philly.

Thu Nov 11 18:00:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

Um, takes one to know one? :)

Thu Nov 11 19:15:50 +0000 2010

I will shortly be here. #rehum http://yfrog.com/edgoslj

Thu Nov 11 21:31:26 +0000 2010

Here goes! #rehum

Thu Nov 11 21:43:23 +0000 2010

So: amazing audience for the talk, which I think came off quite well. Alas, no cell signal, so no tweetage. But there will be video! #rehum

Fri Nov 12 01:43:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I'm so sorry, Dan.

Fri Nov 12 02:22:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

I hope you can find a way to share that material; I'd love to see it. I'm sorry that I won't get a chance to talk with him myself.

Fri Nov 12 02:26:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Thanks so much for posting this, Dan. Wise words indeed; a lot there to think about.

Fri Nov 12 03:24:53 +0000 2010

There is nothing like having a talk you worried about go well & following it with great discussion to produce 8.5 hours of amazing sleep.

Fri Nov 12 12:27:37 +0000 2010

Looking forward to @amandafrench's presentation today at #rehum, but first, exciting work by DH undergrads.

Fri Nov 12 14:27:06 +0000 2010

Anna & Richard on developing the Early Novels Database; careful attention to allowing metadata to remain open to future development. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 14:50:38 +0000 2010

Alex Benkhart of Hamilton College on co-developing the Comparative Japanese Film Archive in collaboration with prof. Amazing project! #rehum

Fri Nov 12 14:56:37 +0000 2010

Gabi Arias on collaboration with Angel David Nieves on developing digital archive dedicated to the 1976 student uprisings in Soweto. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:05:25 +0000 2010

Group of students working on Soweto '76 used shared Zotero library to share their work in progress. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:08:30 +0000 2010

Soweto '76: http://soweto76archive.org #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:09:03 +0000 2010

Gabi interned this summer with Centro at Hunter College, working on archive dedicated to LGBTQ Latino/a youth. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:16:53 +0000 2010

Not sure where archive is going, but Gabi is hoping to develop a map of Queer Latinidad in New York City. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:18:02 +0000 2010

Replying to @PhDeviate

There's no link as yet; it's a database in progress at Centro \(Center for Puerto Rican Studies\) at Hunter College. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:21:14 +0000 2010

Evan Donahue, Brown U, on the limits of the computer in the encounter with text, and the role of thought in text processing. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:27:50 +0000 2010

Evan: How well are computer-based topic extraction methods working? About 88%. \(But interpretation, thinking about what "topic" is?\) #rehum

Fri Nov 12 15:36:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Eek! Now even more annoying that our answer is delayed until December.

Fri Nov 12 16:14:47 +0000 2010

Michael Suen of Middlebury on The Wire and storytelling in the digital age. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 16:29:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Ooh, that would be great; I was under the impression that it only included you.

Fri Nov 12 16:39:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

No worries! And honestly, no rush. I'll manage either way.

Fri Nov 12 16:45:29 +0000 2010

Replying to @triproftri

Not at the moment; I think there will be video of presentations posted afterward. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 16:53:43 +0000 2010

Ethan Joseph of Haverford on disruptions in our notion of authenticity produced by film recordings of live performance. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 16:54:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

No, you're not. My priority inbox has been HOSED all week. "Everything else" keeps disappearing on me.

Fri Nov 12 17:06:30 +0000 2010

Just found a note in one of the files where I jot stuff so I don't forget. But I have no idea what the note is supposed to remind me of.

Fri Nov 12 17:08:29 +0000 2010

Jen Rajchel on "Reader 2.0"; wrote senior thesis on Marianne Moore, but needed nonlinear structure; wrote in CommentPress. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 17:12:34 +0000 2010

Jen \(@peasandpoetry\): Thinking about significance of marginalia leads to questions about why we privilege authorship over readership. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 17:14:46 +0000 2010

@peasandpoetry connects McGann's "radial reading" to CommentPress's expansive marginalia; also to Twitter as collaborative tool. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 17:20:32 +0000 2010

Now up: @amandafrench on Humanities Research Methods, 1860-2060. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 18:22:38 +0000 2010

Absolutely amazing day at #rehum. Brilliant student projects, incredibly thoughtful responses, fantastic energy.

Fri Nov 12 19:48:22 +0000 2010

Now thinking about a manifesto for undergrad DH. #rehum

Fri Nov 12 19:48:44 +0000 2010

There was a bright, shining moment a few days ago when I was down to Inbox = 3. That moment is now but a bittersweet memory.

Fri Nov 12 20:01:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @NYUpress

Do you have a link?

Fri Nov 12 20:04:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Not me -- them! It's their manifesto. Which is most awesome.

Fri Nov 12 20:04:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @boonebgorges

This is the longest bus ride in history.

Fri Nov 12 23:59:17 +0000 2010

Fantastic day and a half at Re:Humanities, listening to astonishing undergrads plan the future of DH. A privilege to have been here! #rehum

Sat Nov 13 01:51:56 +0000 2010

After another great night's sleep, working on a long-delayed fun web project this morning. Then on to DC for the night.

Sat Nov 13 12:38:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @veek

Have fun! Soooo sorry not to be there myself. #thatcamp

Sat Nov 13 14:32:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @jschneider

3.2 is still in process. You can reach the TOC by clicking the book icon in the nav bar.

Sat Nov 13 15:03:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @jschneider

Sidebar has always been used in 2 different ways in most CP installations; TOC on title page & comments on content.

Sat Nov 13 16:00:08 +0000 2010

iPad can connect to Internet via Acela wi-fi; laptop is stuck in endless TOS-agreement loop. Annoying, as I have laptop-based work to do!

Sat Nov 13 16:48:16 +0000 2010

Replying to @jschneider

I'll mention it to the developer, but the whole purpose of the plugin is to foreground comments!

Sat Nov 13 16:55:44 +0000 2010

Replying to @jschneider

Appears the open book icon toggles the sidebar between comments & ToC.

Sat Nov 13 21:55:53 +0000 2010

Phew. What a day. Back on the train, this time headed north, tomorrow at 9. \(And then no travel for over a month\!\)

Sun Nov 14 04:30:56 +0000 2010

On the other hand, I am now looking at my schedule to see whether I can fit One More Awesome Trip into my spring...

Sun Nov 14 04:31:44 +0000 2010

"Screenings are conducted on an unpredictable and/or random basis."

Sun Nov 14 13:09:39 +0000 2010

Happily settled into the quiet car on the northbound Acela. Connected to the internet, and even have my VPN connection working.

Sun Nov 14 13:56:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Indeed. Imagine being able to freely intermingle one's liquids and one's other belongings!

Sun Nov 14 15:09:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Had a convo about Acela sleight-of-hand last night. Same speed as Metroliner of old, but looks faster b/c it's bullet-shaped!

Sun Nov 14 15:43:52 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Which was exactly the conversation I had last night.

Sun Nov 14 16:13:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Hmmm indeed. Boltbus is way more likely to get held up by traffic, though. Also, it's a bus.

Sun Nov 14 18:40:32 +0000 2010

Home. Unpacked. Had lunch. Now debating between caffeine and a nap. Or first one and then the other.

Sun Nov 14 19:12:48 +0000 2010

Okay, caffeine it is. BRB.

Sun Nov 14 19:57:34 +0000 2010

It's one of those days where I'm likely to think "man, these boots are uncomfortable" for hours before it occurs to me to take them off.

Sun Nov 14 20:22:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Srsly. I have been known to run around with a headache for half a day before it occurs to me that advil exists.

Sun Nov 14 21:30:10 +0000 2010

I have caused food to be delivered unto me. I will now behave like a person actually on leave and put my feet up and watch television.

Sun Nov 14 23:31:04 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention


Mon Nov 15 00:07:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I know that feeling. There are authors/artists/filmmakers I've finally had to forgive myself for hating.

Mon Nov 15 00:19:58 +0000 2010

An inbox full of messages whose subject lines begin with the word "invitation" is a mixed blessing, indeed.

Mon Nov 15 14:21:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @bantic and @bighandsome

Yes; plugins like BlackSheep \(that alert you to FireSheep use\) treat the symptom but not the root problem.

Mon Nov 15 19:02:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @bantic and @bighandsome

PS: hi!

Mon Nov 15 19:02:36 +0000 2010

Replying to @tedfriedman

Sure! Or you can email, of course.

Mon Nov 15 20:55:38 +0000 2010

Replying to @m_abel and @dancohen

I teach at a small liberal arts college, so it's not much of an issue. But I'd encourage them to look for open venues.

Mon Nov 15 20:57:14 +0000 2010

RT @mediacommons: Call for Essays: The Game Is On! The Transmedia Adventures of Sherlock. http://bit.ly/ch2R5e

Mon Nov 15 20:58:20 +0000 2010

Serious reading problem in this apartment. Sit at desk to read: get distracted by computer. Sit in comfy chair: fall asleep. Need third way!

Mon Nov 15 22:43:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @wedaman

That sounds like the right plan, yes. Now to see what's actually possible.

Mon Nov 15 22:46:52 +0000 2010

A standing desk is not a bad idea. But what I really need is a treadmill. Perhaps I should take the iPad and go to the gym.

Mon Nov 15 22:52:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

Totally what I want. Of course, first I need a treadmill. And I guess before that space for a treadmill.

Mon Nov 15 23:21:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @plragde

And, I guess, to get over my squeamishness about the fact that Rumsfeld used one of those.

Mon Nov 15 23:21:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @mariabustillos

It's absolutely brilliant - difficult, but generous. Would love to talk with you about it!

Tue Nov 16 15:32:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Tue Nov 16 16:07:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell


Tue Nov 16 17:45:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @annehelen

I seem to recall something like that, yes.

Tue Nov 16 18:28:42 +0000 2010

OH: It's not about the education; it's about the networks.

Wed Nov 17 03:50:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @sherah1918

I am four hours late to this discussion but want nonetheless to express the opinion that LSU women's hoops are it.

Wed Nov 17 04:37:13 +0000 2010

Yesterday was, shall we say, a long day, and action-packed. Didn't even get to tweet my latest at ProfHacker: http://v.gd/74XDBi

Wed Nov 17 15:05:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @jbj

It certainly felt that way at moments. I could have used a little "bullet time" to escape some of the more difficult bits.

Wed Nov 17 15:22:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @nowviskie

We're thrilled, absolutely -- so happy to be able to participate in these conversations.

Wed Nov 17 15:52:48 +0000 2010

"#Alt-ac: Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars," coming soon to @MediaCommons! http://bit.ly/b9966G //via @mediacommons

Wed Nov 17 15:53:37 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

Yes, it is! We're really thrilled about it; it's a great confluence of interests.

Wed Nov 17 16:16:14 +0000 2010

"How to Index Your Book \(And Why I'll Never Do It Again\)" is currently # 5 most-commented at the @Chronicle! http://v.gd/74XDBi

Wed Nov 17 16:28:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @chutry

Lots of people seemed to have enjoyed their indexing experience. Me, not so much. A pain I'd rather not relive.

Wed Nov 17 16:44:13 +0000 2010

@JenHoward Interesting, but has the "bucket of everything" problem. All of the social sciences and humanities? In one journal?

Wed Nov 17 20:13:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Exactly. General pubs that don't have field/subject-based organization tend have difficulty developing a strong following.

Wed Nov 17 20:22:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Also, hefty acceptance fee, uncommon in humanities publications.

Wed Nov 17 20:26:21 +0000 2010

Going to try out the iPad-on-the-treadmill idea. Short run, long walk, with reading.

Wed Nov 17 20:27:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @msbonn and @JenHoward

Smaller than STEM pubs, sure, but given the total grantlessness of most humanities research, still utterly untenable.

Wed Nov 17 22:15:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @academicdave

I couldn't run and read, but walking worked fantastically. Slightly slower than my usual pace but I could walk & read forever.

Wed Nov 17 22:16:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

The treadmill I was on has a ledge for reading material with a bit of a lip to hold it in place. Fits perfectly.

Wed Nov 17 22:17:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

Brilliantly. Now I *really* want a treadmill/desk at home.

Wed Nov 17 22:18:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @JasonParkhill

That's definitely true. Trying to highlight something was a challenge!

Wed Nov 17 22:23:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

This all goes back to the treadmill desk issue from yesterday or the day before. Need a way to keep moving while I read!

Wed Nov 17 22:39:51 +0000 2010

Replying to @BGCDML

You know, I think I'll pass on that. The treadmill seems more productive for me personally, but to each his own, I guess.

Wed Nov 17 22:59:03 +0000 2010

I just read an e-book in the bathtub.

Thu Nov 18 00:31:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @fearv

Hey, just so long as I get to keep my shirt on.

Thu Nov 18 00:40:48 +0000 2010

Replying to @ibogost

Angry Little Cows? Because they've had it up to HERE with all the clicking.

Thu Nov 18 00:50:39 +0000 2010

Have accomplished two tasks this morning that I've been putting off for weeks. Would be lovely if this continued today!

Thu Nov 18 13:34:54 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench

Yikes! Safe trip, and see you later.

Thu Nov 18 13:52:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention

I dunno. I have bus-related motion/exhaust issues that don't bother me on trains. So the extra $ is way more than worth it.

Thu Nov 18 17:40:18 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention and @amndw2

Oh, no. The bus is sounding better and better, I bet.

Thu Nov 18 20:38:43 +0000 2010

Having a drink with @amandafrench \(whose phone is out juice; she says hi\) prior to the @sivavaid/@anya1anya smackdown at Baruch.

Thu Nov 18 21:54:39 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid-@anya1anya smackdown starts... NOW.

Thu Nov 18 23:16:04 +0000 2010

Hashtag for @sivavaid-@anya1anya is #blsci.

Thu Nov 18 23:16:57 +0000 2010

.@anya1anya's book was required reading for CUNY provosts' retreat. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:21:46 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid: Events like this are part of the value added that universities provide. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:25:27 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid: universities are a national treasure at a moment when all our other national institutions have let us down. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:27:41 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid listing the key aspects of contemporary culture that originated in universities: sendmail, stents, open-source, Google. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:29:30 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid defines education as exploration and transformation, when done right. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:30:51 +0000 2010

.@anya1anya: I don't really care about the future of the university; I care about the future of learners. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:32:21 +0000 2010

.@anya1anya: universities don't have a lock on innovation, and the university as an institution is becoming obsolete. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:34:10 +0000 2010

.@anya1anya: issue with institution is partly debt, partly that teaching methods haven't changed. How to foster informal learning? #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:36:27 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid taking issue with @anya1anya's assertion that teaching methods haven't changed. not fair to blame the secondary victim [+] #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:42:03 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid primary victims are definitely students, but faculty suffer along with them, esp in consumerist mentality in education. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:43:32 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid: Many ways to gain knowledge and skills; doesn't necessarily equate to a liberal education, which is a specialized thing. #blsci

Thu Nov 18 23:47:11 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid: my job is not to give a set of skills or quantity of information, but to help you see what you dont know; unquantifiable. #blsci

Fri Nov 19 00:01:50 +0000 2010

.@sivavaid: @anya1anya is the best evidence for the success of my argument \(about the importance of a liberal education\). #blsci

Fri Nov 19 00:03:32 +0000 2010

Very good question from audience about whether the benevolent dictator model of education might lead to more egalitarian outcomes #blsci [+]

Fri Nov 19 00:10:41 +0000 2010

than the market model of peer-to-peer education, which can subtlely exclude. #blsci

Fri Nov 19 00:11:32 +0000 2010

Great comment from the audience from a "College Unbound" student: the future university is a synthesis of these ideas. #blsci

Fri Nov 19 00:24:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @mamamusings

Am all but done at this point.

Fri Nov 19 00:24:54 +0000 2010

Sorry for the twitter-flood, folks. Am done.

Fri Nov 19 00:35:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @mattthomas

Thanks, Matt.

Fri Nov 19 00:48:15 +0000 2010

Simultaneously brilliant and terrifying: the Whip My Hair cover to end all covers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SabKz3jdX_o

Fri Nov 19 03:41:56 +0000 2010

RT @mkgold: RT @melissaterras We just launched http://bit.ly/ds8ixK - 4Humanities, advocating for why the humanities matter.

Fri Nov 19 12:56:44 +0000 2010

I'm headed to Ambience in the Humanities this morning, a conference sponsored by the NYU Humanities Initiative. http://bit.ly/a2LA4I

Fri Nov 19 13:47:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

You. Go.

Sat Nov 20 00:30:50 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm about to heat up some leftovers and try to solve a weird javascript problem. And then watch a bunch of episodes of House.

Sat Nov 20 00:31:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Oh, forgot to say: #wildfridaynight.

Sat Nov 20 00:31:53 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

So sorry about the lonely cat. :(

Sat Nov 20 00:34:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

No, I guess not. It's very sad, but at least you have each other.

Sat Nov 20 01:15:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

It appears I'll be leaving on the 15th, but not before.

Sat Nov 20 01:47:22 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hmmm. We'll have to plot...

Sat Nov 20 02:03:43 +0000 2010

I've had a song in my head for about two weeks now. I will decline to name it out of concern for the public wellbeing. [+]

Sat Nov 20 02:07:58 +0000 2010

It's not really "stuck" there, as it comes and goes. But everytime it pops up, I'm convinced it's popped up for a reason. Like I just [+]

Sat Nov 20 02:08:47 +0000 2010

thought something close to the lyrics. Or something. BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT. [+]

Sat Nov 20 02:09:19 +0000 2010

Make it stop. [-]

Sat Nov 20 02:09:30 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

That I absolutely believe.

Sat Nov 20 02:10:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @annettemarkham and @jmittell

It's quite possible a cure will be worse. It's a little crazy-making, but mostly I want to know what's causing it.

Sat Nov 20 02:16:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @kakennedy

Also remember how much awesome is on the other side of it. You can do this. \(And if I can help\.\.\.\)

Sat Nov 20 13:59:25 +0000 2010

20 Things I Learned About Browsers & the Web, a pretty nifty HTML5-driven "book" by the Google Chrome team. http://www.20thingsilearned.com/

Sat Nov 20 16:10:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @ddchamberlain

Absolutely! They've been doing a whole series of such projects designed to show off Chrome's capabilities.

Sat Nov 20 17:44:49 +0000 2010

Dear magazine publishers: The Economist has figured out how to give subscribers iPad app access w/o add'l charges. Catch up, or lose out.

Sat Nov 20 18:54:59 +0000 2010

In fact, you can subscribe to the Economist directly within the iPad app, & the rate is less than the print edition. So it *can* be done.

Sat Nov 20 18:59:07 +0000 2010

\(I'm looking at you, New Yorker\.\)

Sat Nov 20 19:01:14 +0000 2010

This game is clearly trying to kill me. #nosrsly #geauxalready

Sat Nov 20 23:06:02 +0000 2010

Wow. Ill-timed tweet.

Sat Nov 20 23:08:36 +0000 2010

I swear LSU had defensive players on the field. I'm not sure where they went.

Sat Nov 20 23:38:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @hollykruse

You are Not Kidding.

Sat Nov 20 23:46:38 +0000 2010

Completely worn out this morning. I blame the LSU-Ole Miss game, which tried to put me in an early grave.

Sun Nov 21 13:17:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @KelliMarshall

I totally understand. My attachment to LSU has significantly shortened my lifespan, I fear.

Sun Nov 21 14:28:41 +0000 2010

RT @trevormunoz: Orwant: "I now want to formally and publicly recant my earlier statements"—Google going to crowdsource GBooks metadata ...

Sun Nov 21 22:55:24 +0000 2010

New post: The Future of the University Press http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-future-of-the-university-press/

Mon Nov 22 14:26:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Wow, cool. You're right; that's what it ought to look like: aggregating the best of what's being done & fostering discussion.

Mon Nov 22 16:07:58 +0000 2010

Replying to @dancohen

Hey, I've got a trunk of costumes!

Mon Nov 22 16:10:30 +0000 2010

Skype 5 Mac beta just paused my iTunes when I got a call and restarted it when I was done. Probably everyone knew that, but I was impressed.

Mon Nov 22 21:14:01 +0000 2010

Humanities Initiative panel, The Fate of Trans-, in the not so "Great" Room in 19UP. Ridiculous overflow crowd. Surely there's a better rm?

Mon Nov 22 22:49:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni


Mon Nov 22 23:11:45 +0000 2010

Very interesting piece on the place of peer review by Bonnie Wheeler \(to which I offer a slight comment\-correction\): http://bit.ly/cJto0Y

Tue Nov 23 00:10:12 +0000 2010

Had to flee the hot crowded room where the panel I tweeted earlier was held. It's a shame; it was fascinating. But passing out seemed bad.

Tue Nov 23 00:29:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @sivavaid

Fewer than it sounds! This panel was an NYU Humanities Initiative thing on campus. Trying to take advantage of this sabbatical!

Tue Nov 23 00:40:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

No kidding. I could use that martini my own self.

Tue Nov 23 01:26:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @mmwwah

Also, plan for MLA!

Tue Nov 23 02:17:16 +0000 2010

New post: Relaunching The Anxiety of Obsolescence http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/relaunching-the-anxiety-of-obsolescence/

Tue Nov 23 14:00:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Rotation lock: double-click home button to show open apps; swipe app tray left-to-right. Rotation lock along w/iPod controls.

Tue Nov 23 15:28:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @briancroxall

Yeah, I hear you. I wish the hardware button were assignable.

Tue Nov 23 15:32:11 +0000 2010

In case you missed it earlier: the full text of my first book is now available in CommentPress: http://bit.ly/9LcV3G

Tue Nov 23 18:24:49 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

You mean I need to pay someone to give it away for me?

Tue Nov 23 18:38:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni

Twitter's misbehaving today; this fell in my replies but not my main timeline. Annoying.

Tue Nov 23 18:51:59 +0000 2010

About 5 hours into Thanksgiving. There has been gravlax, devilled eggs, charcuterie, lots of bubbles. Goose, mash, Brussels sprouts TK.

Thu Nov 25 21:38:29 +0000 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Thu Nov 25 21:39:19 +0000 2010

Replying to @jcmeloni and @veek

Happy Thanksgiving to you two!

Thu Nov 25 21:54:39 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

Congratulations, and all best to you and the rest of your family!

Fri Nov 26 13:21:50 +0000 2010

NYU is so closed today that I couldn't go to the office if I tried. \(Yes, I tried\.\)

Fri Nov 26 15:48:19 +0000 2010

Sitting in a coffee bar instead. Green tea, laptop, iPhone. Trying to finish cutting an article down to size.

Fri Nov 26 15:49:43 +0000 2010

Replying to @antoniomarcos

Yes - probably late summer. \(The ironies of the slowness of print, etc\.\)

Fri Nov 26 16:01:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @BiellaColeman

Hey, thanks! I'm actually pretty happy in this coffee bar, so all's well, but it's good to know how to get in if need be.

Fri Nov 26 16:32:41 +0000 2010

Replying to @antoniomarcos

Hey, that's fantastic - thanks!

Fri Nov 26 17:40:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention and @triproftri

There was some talk with @academicdave of putting together a group run...

Fri Nov 26 18:41:28 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Oh, no! I'm glad they caught it, and hope you start feeling much better soon.

Fri Nov 26 22:21:00 +0000 2010

@academicdave Sign me up for the #mla11 fun run. Looking forward to some LA running!

Fri Nov 26 23:46:01 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

I'm so sorry, Jason.

Sat Nov 27 03:02:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @mlaconvention and @mkirschenbaum

But MLA regulations require that 15 minutes be preserved for discussion at the end of the session!

Sat Nov 27 18:03:35 +0000 2010

Extremely amusing dream this morning about hanging out with my pal Barack. He offered me a ride; I took him to breakfast with my parents.

Sat Nov 27 18:05:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @amandafrench


Sat Nov 27 19:57:33 +0000 2010

Just remembered that my dream about hanging with my bud Barack involved buying cigarettes & a long chat about being photographed smoking.

Sat Nov 27 20:09:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Good grief, Jen, so sorry you're still feeling so bad. I hope they figure the antibiotics out soon!

Sun Nov 28 00:41:42 +0000 2010

Replying to @melissaterras

Too adorable! I hope you're doing well.

Sun Nov 28 14:49:38 +0000 2010

The article I'm working on has taken a turn for the interesting. Of course, it now threatens to be much too long. Never fails.

Sun Nov 28 18:34:43 +0000 2010

Started reading Zero History this weekend. Got 30 or so pages in and decided to back up. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country again first.

Mon Nov 29 01:06:34 +0000 2010

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I completely believe it. But I found myself with so much half-remembered data that I figured full recall was better.

Mon Nov 29 01:48:32 +0000 2010

Replying to @kimonizer

On first read, not at all as compelling as Pattern Recognition. I'll let you know if I feel the same way this time.

Mon Nov 29 02:12:14 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

Exactly. It would probably be fine with no familiarity, but the half-remembering is the worst.

Mon Nov 29 02:37:18 +0000 2010

My new worst writing habits: this/such. As in "this mode of reference reveals my lack of imagination" and "such writing tics are annoying."

Mon Nov 29 13:37:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @newkidonthehall

I periodically find myself similarly profligate with "thus," I think as a substitute for actual logic.

Mon Nov 29 15:11:24 +0000 2010

Productive day so far: drafted the section of the article I was most afraid of and began my Christmas shopping. Now for a bit more of each!

Mon Nov 29 16:24:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @hollykruse and @jmittell

Made me feel better, too; I'm a mere two months late at this point. But it's the latest I've ever been!

Mon Nov 29 19:10:51 +0000 2010

In theory, one might have found a way to convert one's \(legally paid for\) Kindle books to ePub so as to have one's library all in one place.

Mon Nov 29 22:54:05 +0000 2010

It is a known fact that of all the categories of my life activities, at least one such category must be sucking wind at all times.

Mon Nov 29 23:46:23 +0000 2010

At least I must feel that way. Because what would I do with myself if I felt like I was actually accomplishing everything I'm supposed to?

Mon Nov 29 23:47:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @budtheteacher

One might have used a combination of an AppleScript http://bit.ly/a5s78x and some Calibre magic http://bit.ly/gr78Ih

Mon Nov 29 23:52:24 +0000 2010

Replying to @audreywatters

Awesome - congratulations!

Tue Nov 30 02:28:25 +0000 2010

RT @anildash: Person who is adequately represented by software defaults feels software defaults are adequate: http://j.mp/el1en1 #Softwa ...

Tue Nov 30 13:58:02 +0000 2010

I am approx two paragraphs away from having a working draft of the vastly overdue article. Of course, those two paragraphs require research.

Tue Nov 30 14:14:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @tanyaclement and @jcmeloni

Probably less funny as it's happening.

Tue Nov 30 14:43:09 +0000 2010

Have re-read almost-draft, and aside from the two small holes that need filling, it's not bad. I think. About ready for another reader.

Tue Nov 30 14:47:23 +0000 2010

Replying to @jmittell

I hope to post publicly; just need to check with my editors to be sure they're okay with that before I do it.

Tue Nov 30 14:52:52 +0000 2010

Editors of volume for which the article I'm working on is destined have ok'd public posting of the draft for comment. Expect requests soon!

Tue Nov 30 15:35:35 +0000 2010

The first essay hole has been patched. That was easy. Alas, the second does not seem quite so promising.

Tue Nov 30 16:30:24 +0000 2010

Hey, lazyweb: is there anybody out there writing about online community through Blanchot/Nancy/Levinas/Bataille?

Tue Nov 30 21:12:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @mirk79

Thx. I'm specifically trying to uncover any work that thinks about "online community" through those theorists. Search results thin.

Tue Nov 30 21:31:21 +0000 2010

Replying to @mirk79

Excellent; thank you! I'd only come up with one other possibility, so this is a huge help.

Tue Nov 30 21:42:45 +0000 2010

I have just crossed a line: I am now annoyed when I can't get a book electronically. I remember crossing this line with the web yrs ago [+]

Tue Nov 30 22:05:12 +0000 2010

the first time I got irritated that a business didn't have a web site with its hours & I realized I would have to call them to find out. [+]

Tue Nov 30 22:05:55 +0000 2010

Feels much the same: under the irritation, shock that the assumption it will be there has come so quickly. [-]

Tue Nov 30 22:06:47 +0000 2010

Replying to @brettbobley

I'm still a bit stunned by how quickly that change set in for me, once I got the right device.

Tue Nov 30 22:21:23 +0000 2010

And who is it that's holding up my fantasies of full digital textuality, my whole library on my computer? You'll never guess.

Tue Nov 30 22:22:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @CapitolClio

So. Annoying.

Tue Nov 30 22:27:04 +0000 2010

Why, thanks for asking, @jcmeloni! University presses, that's who. \(Ba\-dum\-bum\.\)

Tue Nov 30 22:41:25 +0000 2010

Okay, not all university presses; some are with the program. But the rest of you: ePub editions. I will pay for them.

Tue Nov 30 22:45:08 +0000 2010

Oh, and I'm looking at you, too, Chicago. The Adobe Digital Editions thing does not cut it. I want to read your books on my iPad.

Tue Nov 30 22:50:39 +0000 2010

Ugh, I forgot not to say the i-Word on the Twitters. Goodbye, spambots.

Tue Nov 30 22:53:17 +0000 2010

Replying to @RepoRat


Tue Nov 30 22:55:26 +0000 2010

Replying to @shanakimball

Hey, both are open standards! And both can be read on my now-nameless i-Device. So absolutely.

Tue Nov 30 23:01:09 +0000 2010

Replying to @JasonParkhill

I'll check it out! Of course, I'd rather an open standard.

Tue Nov 30 23:05:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @JasonParkhill

just pointed that out, too; I'll check Bluefire out. Thanks!

Tue Nov 30 23:11:40 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

You know, I've heard these wacky tales of people actually TAKING THEIR BOOKS APART. Just urban legend, I'm sure.

Tue Nov 30 23:12:35 +0000 2010

Replying to @KarlSteel

Alas, the ADEPTs in question are pdf-based, not ePub. Also, I'm a Mac. The obstacles!

Tue Nov 30 23:14:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @gkiely

What I'm after is Liu's The Laws of Cool, which seems available in ADE only. I'll get Bluefire, but I'd still rather ePub.

Tue Nov 30 23:17:20 +0000 2010

Replying to @gkiely

Great to know; thanks!

Wed Dec 01 01:09:56 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwissoker

My funding offer was to purchase! Conversion of older titles is of course a problem, but there are good tools developing.

Wed Dec 01 01:12:20 +0000 2010

RT @jafurtado: iPad Still Not Bigger Than Kindle As E-Reader, But It Will Be Soon, Says ChangeWave Survey http://is.gd/i12G7 /via @naypinya

Wed Dec 01 01:14:31 +0000 2010

Replying to @kwissoker

Fair enough & something I should definitely keep in mind. I am, it will not shock you to hear, impatient with change's slowness.

Wed Dec 01 01:22:59 +0000 2010

Replying to @jwolman

As am I, given ongoing selection issues!

Wed Dec 01 01:23:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @JenHoward

Missed this before, but Yay, welcome home! I know it's got to be a relief.

Wed Dec 01 03:09:07 +0000 2010

A first: I am chilly in my apartment. I hope it lasts \(but suspect the radiators will kick in any minute\).

Wed Dec 01 03:35:27 +0000 2010

Replying to @halavais

How old is he now? That's genius.

Wed Dec 01 03:36:27 +0000 2010