2011 01 01 tweets

The one day that everyone was still awake when I'd normally have gotten up, I slept until 9. Ah well - happy new year, all

Sat Jan 01 09:31:36 +0000 2011

I have just spent a very pleasant hour reorganizing my Chrome bookmarks. Now I think I'll read a novel. Ah, holidays.

Sat Jan 01 13:04:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hey, happy new year. I hope it's starting well for you!

Sat Jan 01 13:37:34 +0000 2011

New post: Twenty-Eleven http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/twenty-eleven/

Sat Jan 01 13:41:05 +0000 2011

2011 ate my blog archives. Not really, but it apparently hosed the WP Collapsing Archives plugin; all previous years are now inside 2011.

Sat Jan 01 13:48:13 +0000 2011

I take it back; it's not the Collapsible Archives plugin's fault. It looks like WP. I've switched plugins but have the same problem.

Sat Jan 01 13:57:16 +0000 2011

Looks like there's yet another WP release that'll hit soon; plugin pages describe compatibility with WP3.1.

Sat Jan 01 13:58:03 +0000 2011

Never mind; was a collapsing archives problem after all, coupled with a cache that wouldn't clear. All's well with new plugin.

Sat Jan 01 14:07:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I love that this is all stuff that falls into the category of "important enough to fit into the car for the crosscountry drive."

Sat Jan 01 15:51:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

That sounds about right to me.

Sat Jan 01 15:54:37 +0000 2011

Hey, @goodreads doesn't block non-US IP addresses, does it? I can't get the site to load, but http://bit.ly/e1OaB6 says it's just me...

Sun Jan 02 11:25:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @finnarne

Hmm. Maybe it's the ISP here in Dublin. Thanks!

Sun Jan 02 11:32:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @lddurbin

Hmm. I'm in Dublin. Maybe it's an ISP thing?

Sun Jan 02 11:45:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @lddurbin

Interesting. I never get a response, in any browser.

Sun Jan 02 11:48:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Yikes! Please feel better soon!

Sun Jan 02 14:06:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

There's also Friday morning, of course. The good news is that the time zone should work in your favor.

Sun Jan 02 14:08:25 +0000 2011

Morning, folks.

Mon Jan 03 06:40:14 +0000 2011

New post: Homeward Bound, At Least Sorta http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/homeward-bound-at-least-sorta/

Mon Jan 03 10:01:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

NO! And I'm bummed about it. I have seen pictures though, and they both look good.

Mon Jan 03 12:06:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

\(The pictures, though\.\.\. I'm trying not to focus too much on the questions they raise\. Like "where's my dining room table?"\)

Mon Jan 03 12:07:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm not all that worried about it. Mostly just curious about its whereabouts. It's a pretty big table & wd usu be in the pix.

Mon Jan 03 12:17:54 +0000 2011

Hey, @jcmeloni: you would not BELIEVE what I'm about to drink.

Mon Jan 03 15:58:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

There was adulteration. It's pretty good!

Mon Jan 03 16:29:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Oh no! Feel better, Bethany!

Mon Jan 03 17:24:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Woo-hoo! Congrats, at last!

Mon Jan 03 21:23:43 +0000 2011

Morning, folks. About to start the long journey: DUB-EWR-LAX-#MLA11. See some of you there.

Tue Jan 04 06:10:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri


Tue Jan 04 06:11:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Thanks & will do!

Tue Jan 04 06:27:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Wow, you're awake early. Regular insomnia or pneumomnia?

Tue Jan 04 09:29:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Ugh - I'm so sorry. I hope the meds kick in quickly, and that all of you are well soonest!

Tue Jan 04 10:01:46 +0000 2011

New post: Nothing to Be Done http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/nothing-to-be-done/

Tue Jan 04 10:02:26 +0000 2011


Tue Jan 04 17:40:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlmcgill

No, 1055 in about 3 hrs. Safe travels!

Tue Jan 04 18:04:40 +0000 2011

Will be arriving at LAX for #mla11 at 7.30pm; anybody else showing up around then and want to share a cab?

Tue Jan 04 18:24:49 +0000 2011

On plane for LAX and #mla11. Sneaking suspicion that there's a nap in my future.

Tue Jan 04 20:47:05 +0000 2011

Attempting to make a correction to a blog post via the WP mobile app \(bc the iPhone is my only connection\) hosed all the formatting. Thanks!

Tue Jan 04 21:03:38 +0000 2011

Well, that post will be borked for six hours, as I can't fix it until I can connect with the laptop.

Tue Jan 04 21:16:43 +0000 2011


Wed Jan 05 03:27:29 +0000 2011

Srsly annoyed to discover that while Marriott hotels are Boingo hotspots, the JW Marriott is not. [+]

Wed Jan 05 04:20:13 +0000 2011

So now the dance of the ridiculously expensive hotel wifi begins. [-]

Wed Jan 05 04:20:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @jsench

Yup. There will be wifi at the conf, but in room it's $$.

Wed Jan 05 04:22:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Wed Jan 05 04:37:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

You are SO RIGHT.

Wed Jan 05 04:37:39 +0000 2011

Time to commit some alterations to the phone, I think.

Wed Jan 05 04:37:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

I'm so sorry, Bethany! It's the right choice, though. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Wed Jan 05 13:30:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

That would be fabulous; it would be great to have your voice present. Will get someone to keep an eye on the Twitter stream, too.

Wed Jan 05 13:33:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Have had several friends whose email has been hacked "send" such messages. Almost certainly not true, but I can see why it works!

Wed Jan 05 13:47:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Actually, the connectivity has been pretty good so far, but then the MLA masses have not yet arrived...

Wed Jan 05 14:17:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Both of the hotels I stayed at in Europe, however, were a disaster of exactly that variety. Insane prices and awful connex.

Wed Jan 05 14:18:23 +0000 2011

Yo, #MLA11 folks: this conference uses both the Marriott and the JW Marriott hotels. If you want people to meet in the JW, please be clear!

Wed Jan 05 15:30:13 +0000 2011

New post: <rant> http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/rant/

Wed Jan 05 16:04:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I hear you. I had exactly the same not-wanting-to-come this year: I just want to go home and be still.

Wed Jan 05 16:07:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Amen. I was just thinking exactly this.

Wed Jan 05 16:29:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself


Wed Jan 05 16:41:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Because they don't want to?

Wed Jan 05 18:36:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Jan 06 01:27:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement

That ain't right.

Thu Jan 06 01:30:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

When is 309? Would be happy to oblige if I'm not elsewhere!

Thu Jan 06 06:03:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Maybe they were just trying to save you from adulteration.

Thu Jan 06 07:41:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Sure, but that's the thing about being Irish Catholic. Confess your sins & pledge to sin no more, and it's like it never happened.

Thu Jan 06 07:58:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

So you can do it again next weekend with a clear conscience.

Thu Jan 06 07:58:31 +0000 2011

Jet lag has hit: woke up after 2.5hrs sleep; gave up on trying to get back to sleep after another 1.5hrs. This may be an interesting day.

Thu Jan 06 13:19:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Not. At. All. Woke up before 3 am like it was a normal thing to do.

Thu Jan 06 14:27:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Ooh! Thanks for the alert. Was just wondering when there might be an update!

Thu Jan 06 14:28:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Guess this means I need to update to 10.6.6, though.

Thu Jan 06 14:34:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

The old Window > Open in New Window isn't there?

Thu Jan 06 14:34:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Fantastic - I've been hoping for a good update!

Thu Jan 06 14:39:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Wow, you're right. It's gorgeous.

Thu Jan 06 15:10:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Can't find it. I begin to fear they've done away with it.

Thu Jan 06 15:32:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Oh yeah. And I practice every day, so I'm really good at it!

Thu Jan 06 15:35:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Ha. If only.

Thu Jan 06 15:36:42 +0000 2011

Running on 2.5hrs sleep. Not sure when I'll get to eat lunch. Combo entitled me to big cholesterol breakfast. Yum.

Thu Jan 06 15:42:49 +0000 2011

One thing I'm discovering, though: Ireland has completely ruined butter for me.

Thu Jan 06 15:44:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @annettemarkham

Yes. I'll be dreaming about Irish butter for weeks.

Thu Jan 06 16:12:02 +0000 2011

Speaking of Irish butter, the waistband of my skirt was suspiciously hard to fasten this morning. Someone must have shrunk it.

Thu Jan 06 16:17:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Works for me!

Thu Jan 06 16:24:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918

Happily, I just finished eating breakfast, or I'd be drooling.

Thu Jan 06 16:24:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Kind of figured, but heck, add salt anyhow.

Thu Jan 06 16:27:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

If it doesn't, it should.

Thu Jan 06 16:29:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Alternate ending: I think that's the recipe for Bailey's Irish Cream.

Thu Jan 06 16:30:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Super cool, eh?

Thu Jan 06 18:22:26 +0000 2011

#MLA11 folks: super-secret passcode for wifi at the JW Marriott is mla2011.

Thu Jan 06 19:18:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

I swear this kid is preternaturally grown up.

Thu Jan 06 19:19:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball and @courant48

Hi, and welcome!

Thu Jan 06 19:19:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @courant48

Thank you!

Thu Jan 06 19:28:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Was temporarily. Back on now.

Fri Jan 07 00:42:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You see me when I'm sleeping? You know when I'm awake?

Fri Jan 07 00:50:07 +0000 2011

Have been off the twitters for hours. Anything happen at #mla11 while I was gone?

Fri Jan 07 08:53:28 +0000 2011

RT @jcmeloni: First up tomorrow at #mla11 : New \(& Renewed\) Work in Digital Lit Studies: An Electronic Roundtable ... Plaza I, JW Marrio ...

Fri Jan 07 08:53:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

No way.

Fri Jan 07 08:54:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Clearly I am still 6 hours behind.

Fri Jan 07 08:55:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @jbj

Young, adaptable, *and* experienced. That's... both flattering and alarming.

Fri Jan 07 09:10:24 +0000 2011

Managed three hours of sleep before finding myself Awake. I sense a major crash coming - but it must wait until after 3. \(Preferably 5\!\)

Fri Jan 07 14:00:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Dinner plans. Sigh. But I hope to collapse early. Just not too early!

Fri Jan 07 14:43:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Fri Jan 07 14:43:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, absolutely! And a huge part of why we lobbied so hard for wifi. Thanks again; it's getting good use! #mla11 #newtools

Fri Jan 07 15:46:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Need stickers!

Fri Jan 07 16:41:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Haven't seen any yet; I'll have to pester him!

Fri Jan 07 16:47:21 +0000 2011

Great crowd at DH demo session! #mla11 http://yfrog.com/h63r8hj

Fri Jan 07 17:02:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @ryancordell

I had asked an #alt-ac question, which was followed by the sound of crickets.

Fri Jan 07 23:28:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @sramsay

rocked, though you were ENORMOUSLY missed.

Fri Jan 07 23:29:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

You're not downstairs in the JW again, are you? What is with that bar?

Fri Jan 07 23:39:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Boo indeed!

Fri Jan 07 23:43:24 +0000 2011

Realizing belatedly \(reading the stream\) how much I missed in the #309 discussion; wish I could have read along in real time. #mla11

Sat Jan 08 00:05:10 +0000 2011

Interesting \(and sad\) how moderating a discussion took my head out of that discussion. I plead ongoing jet lag. #mla11

Sat Jan 08 00:06:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat and @briancroxall

Thanks, you guys!

Sat Jan 08 00:09:18 +0000 2011

Survived until 5. Now the big question: nap before 7pm dinner? Or a drink? #mla11 #dilemmas

Sat Jan 08 00:47:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Thank you for coming and being so awesome.

Sat Jan 08 00:59:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Good to know!

Sat Jan 08 05:46:32 +0000 2011

RT @kathiiberens: Fun runners ready to rock! #mla11 http://twitpic.com/3o5at0 // Sorry not to make it; slept last nt for first time in 3!

Sat Jan 08 15:20:07 +0000 2011

Have questions for a member of the Program Cte? I'll be in the MLA book exh booth in the LACC 9-11am. Other cte mbrs at other times. #mla11

Sat Jan 08 16:17:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

You & me both, man. was ecstatic to wake up at 7.15. #mla11 #nofunrun

Sat Jan 08 16:19:12 +0000 2011

Rats. Arrived at conv ctr too early. Need coffee but coffee is trapped in exhibit hall, where I am not permitted until 9. :( #mla11

Sat Jan 08 16:36:38 +0000 2011

Weird. Got a slew of messages telling me about spam comments in my moderation queue last night, but there's nothing there. Unnerving.

Sat Jan 08 16:52:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

See you soon, Brian; sorry I didn't make it this morning! #mla11

Sat Jan 08 16:53:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Yes, certainly: much of "what is DH" sess is explicitly aimed at those not in the know. Impt to educate colleagues [+] #mla11

Sat Jan 08 16:59:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

esp. those who may be in positions of reviewing junior DH scholars. [-] #mla11

Sat Jan 08 17:00:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Am doing program cte service, so can't make it. I'm sure you'll be brilliant! #mla11

Sat Jan 08 17:52:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Am already in booth. If someone comes by here I'll send them! #mla11

Sat Jan 08 17:54:28 +0000 2011

Hey, #mla11: go hear @mlaconvention in conversation with the amazing Florence Howe at 10.15 in LACC 411!

Sat Jan 08 17:57:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, absolutely! \(Conv has been amazing so far \- esp now that I've slept\!\)

Sat Jan 08 18:04:08 +0000 2011

RT @democracynow: Dem Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 6 others killed at political rally; Giffords was on Palin's 'target' list

Sat Jan 08 19:46:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Ummm... #mla11

Sat Jan 08 20:01:53 +0000 2011

At Close Reading the Digital, in the back at the bloggers' table. Multiple @samplereality-s in evidence. #mla11

Sat Jan 08 20:04:20 +0000 2011

Awful confluence: saw a woman fall unconscious just outside the hotel \(she's being cared for\) & came inside to get news about Gifford.

Sat Jan 08 20:05:53 +0000 2011

RT @james3neal: Full text of Alan Liu's paper presented at panel on “The History and Future of the Digital Humanities - #mla11 - http:// ...

Sat Jan 08 20:33:43 +0000 2011

RT @nprscottsimon: AZ surgeon sez Gabby in critical condition but she's responsive & he's "optimistic." THANK YOU. But 9 yr old girl is ...

Sat Jan 08 21:08:54 +0000 2011

@academicdave Which WiTopia plan did you get? SSL? Have you had any connection difficulties?

Sat Jan 08 22:56:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Amen, brother. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 02:46:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Are you having that drink in the hotel?

Sun Jan 09 02:46:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @mlaconvention

Next time you might accept my invitation!

Sun Jan 09 02:48:21 +0000 2011

On the Pannapacker comment about DH being exclusive: I'll take some responsibility for the mischaracterization, as I suggested [+] #mla11

Sun Jan 09 02:50:15 +0000 2011

in yesterday's panel that some find the in-jokes on Twitter to indicate a cliquishness in the field, asking panelists to respond. [-] #mla11

Sun Jan 09 02:52:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

If you're willing to take a little sympathy at this point, I'll tell you I'm sorry you're sick & hope you feel better. :(

Sun Jan 09 03:03:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

\(Also that I still have designs on getting you to the MLA if your AHA obligations wane at some point\.\)

Sun Jan 09 03:03:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yay, you! Enjoy!

Sun Jan 09 03:04:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You are *way* cool enough. My whole purpose was to address/dispel that idea, but in doing so I opened the door to it. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 03:07:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

I'll put you on my calendar! #mla13

Sun Jan 09 03:08:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Ooh, good to know. I now have a dinner idea for tomorrow.

Sun Jan 09 06:58:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Are you flying back tomorrow?

Sun Jan 09 07:25:01 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: To those who think #mla11 was well org: MLA has incredible staff. Dir of convention programs Maribeth Kraus & her col ...

Sun Jan 09 14:53:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Cool! I'm here all day; flying out Monday am.

Sun Jan 09 14:54:04 +0000 2011

Woke up about 4.45 today, but stayed in bed reading and playing Plants vs Zombies. Less unpleasant than it could have been.

Sun Jan 09 15:06:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Sun Jan 09 15:18:00 +0000 2011

Am having a hard time getting myself moving this morning. Some exhaustion from intense 4 days; some from ongoing, demoralizing conflicts.

Sun Jan 09 15:44:29 +0000 2011

Am a peacemaker deep at heart and hate that I raised conflicts by attempting to address them.

Sun Jan 09 15:46:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @readywriting

Thank you!

Sun Jan 09 15:48:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

The crash started last night, but really set in this morning. Looking forward to offline hours on the plane tomorrow.

Sun Jan 09 15:49:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Well, that's better, I guess? Still queasy at the thought, but maybe it's good in the long run.

Sun Jan 09 15:53:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Much too depressing to rehash. See Twitter disc provoked by Pannapacker column, itself riffing in mistaken ways about sthg I said.

Sun Jan 09 16:25:51 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: Tweeting a session I'm on in Olympic I, JW. Please COME. Pease. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 16:39:10 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: Assoc of Literary Critics Scholars and Writers \(ALCSW\) session on what we can do together. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 16:39:18 +0000 2011

Ronald Levao introducing MLA/ALSCW panel: rhetorical skills of lit scholars make conflicts and slights cut deeper than they should. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 16:42:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention


Sun Jan 09 16:53:32 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 @mlaconvention: Small group but she's tweeting the conversation; work being done here being read around the world.

Sun Jan 09 16:55:30 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 @mlaconvention: Conference's openness to participation from membership; describing program cmte values.

Sun Jan 09 16:57:55 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 @mlaconvention: MLA hopes to be an "organization collector," bringing together many allied groups.

Sun Jan 09 16:58:37 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 @mlaconvention: May be tensions among groups, but MLA is large enough, strong enough, to tolerate differences.

Sun Jan 09 16:58:57 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 @mlaconvention: New conf format: Creative Conversations, bringing together scholars, critics, writers in open dialogue.

Sun Jan 09 16:59:32 +0000 2011

ALCSW #mla11 I am prone to the same dyslexia as @mlaconvention! Sorry for the inversion.

Sun Jan 09 17:00:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Probably a safe bet, indeed!

Sun Jan 09 17:10:27 +0000 2011

#mla11: Wolfson discussing the need for impassioned defense of the teaching of language and literature, ALCSW working with MLA.

Sun Jan 09 17:13:26 +0000 2011

ALCSW #mla11 Wolfson: in an era in which humanities values are under attack, our orgs have much in common.

Sun Jan 09 17:14:44 +0000 2011

Crud. I had it right the first time. ALSCW: Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Sigh. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 17:16:21 +0000 2011

ALSCW #mla11 Russell Berman on importance of articulation between high schools and college in language instruction.

Sun Jan 09 17:21:08 +0000 2011

#mla11 Berman: Theme for #mla12: Language, Literature, Learning - refl need to convey importance of our material to our students & beyond.

Sun Jan 09 17:23:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @kathiiberens

No; have just been adding in ALSCW to tweets.

Sun Jan 09 17:24:44 +0000 2011

#mla11 Commenter describing differences between MLA and ALSCW as "vanguardist/teleological approaches" versus "literary conversation."

Sun Jan 09 17:33:03 +0000 2011

MT @readywriting: Hey, my own take on the debate raging re: DH http://bit.ly/dJhnmV It's well meaning from an outsider.

Sun Jan 09 17:46:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

As was said at the beginning of the session, perceived slights here take on a depth that is unfortunate. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 17:47:01 +0000 2011

#mla 11 Wolfson: Unproductive distinctions exist between MLA and ALSCW; productive distinctions bring us into fruitful dialogue.

Sun Jan 09 17:47:55 +0000 2011

MT @mlaconvention: #mla11 Berman: most impt thing is culture of lit scholarship. The paper we read aloud is our genre. Must change. //Amen.

Sun Jan 09 17:50:46 +0000 2011

RT @kathiiberens: Overheard at #mla11 "can I tell an anecdote about acronyms?"

Sun Jan 09 17:51:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

modified tweet, usu signaling having to edit to fit, or adding a comment.

Sun Jan 09 17:52:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You go. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 18:19:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @ayjay and @amandafrench

Actually, he did a great historical reading of the phrase's use, which long precedes Sheldon.

Sun Jan 09 18:46:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @ayjay

Yes, that's the deep history, but WWJD surfaces as translation of imitatio pre-Sheldon.

Sun Jan 09 18:48:34 +0000 2011

RT @amandafrench: You know, I think this is the first time I've heard @jcmeloni give a formal talk. She rocks. #mla11

Sun Jan 09 19:04:50 +0000 2011

.@jcmeloni returns to Martha Nell Smith's list of four technologies we need to get good at: access, multimedia study objects or [+] #mla11

Sun Jan 09 19:07:28 +0000 2011

digital surrogates; collaboration; self-consciousness. #mla11 [-]

Sun Jan 09 19:07:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @hcayless and @fraistat

Every hour @brettbobley is in the air is an hour he's not saving us from the dinosaurs.

Sun Jan 09 20:11:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @nancybaym

It's now frequently used as a stand-in for "behaving as if we live in a world in which the market matters."

Sun Jan 09 20:30:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Eek! I'll cross my fingers and hope it's overblown. \(On a happier note, great new avatar\!\)

Mon Jan 10 00:06:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

It was a fantastic convention; all congrats to you and Maribeth and Karin and the rest of the team! #mla11

Mon Jan 10 00:19:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Very happy to be all about the awesomeness! #mla11

Mon Jan 10 00:25:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Brilliant; I'll be looking forward to it! Flying back in tomorrow, so I should be good, too...

Mon Jan 10 00:59:13 +0000 2011

Walking out to get an early dinner, and then coming back to the room and crashing. It's been a pretty overwhelming day here at #mla11.

Mon Jan 10 01:42:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Have a good flight, and see you back on the other side.

Mon Jan 10 02:44:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I am coming back to NY, but have a conf Thurs & Fri. Let's touch base & see when we can debrief!

Mon Jan 10 03:42:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Also hear we're getting another big storm Weds...

Mon Jan 10 04:23:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

No kidding. I'll hope they're being melodramatic about this one, but considering how Atlanta's getting hit right now...

Mon Jan 10 04:28:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You have no idea how awesome that sounds.

Mon Jan 10 04:30:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

If I can trudge over that way, I'll give you a buzz!

Mon Jan 10 04:38:14 +0000 2011

And now, back where I started out at 4.45 am: in bed with the iPad and Plants vs Zombies.

Mon Jan 10 04:39:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Thanks! and thanks for the good thoughts today. Safe travels!

Mon Jan 10 05:03:46 +0000 2011

Up and packing for the flight back east. Soooo ready to go home.

Mon Jan 10 14:07:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

It was fantastic getting to see you out here. More soon, I hope!

Mon Jan 10 14:38:47 +0000 2011

In the shuttle to LAX. Hoping for a smooth journey.

Mon Jan 10 15:33:25 +0000 2011

Hooray for a working HOV lane!

Mon Jan 10 16:01:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Yay, you! I was first on the upgrade list but no dice.

Mon Jan 10 18:04:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Mon Jan 10 18:17:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

It's good that there's some payoff, but So. Not. Worth It.

Mon Jan 10 18:25:33 +0000 2011

Home. Whew.

Tue Jan 11 00:30:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hooray indeed! You must be exhausted, though; you got a 12 hour headstart on me.

Tue Jan 11 00:39:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Thanks! It was great to see you in LA!

Tue Jan 11 00:39:58 +0000 2011

Okay, now, this suitcase I've been living out of for the last four weeks: send it all out to be cleaned? Or just burn it and start over?

Tue Jan 11 00:54:33 +0000 2011

Just discovered what the source of that smell was.

Tue Jan 11 01:04:34 +0000 2011

Word to the wise: when you gloat about having the foresight to clean out the fridge before your 4wk trip, be sure you remembered the milk.

Tue Jan 11 01:06:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

I think you're on to something here. But maybe with a giant laser instead.

Tue Jan 11 01:59:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @heathermwhitney

All layerable, almost all knits, all black or charcoal gray. All #mla11 appropriate!

Tue Jan 11 02:01:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlecHosterman

Oh, ew. That must have been fun to come home to.

Tue Jan 11 02:01:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @heathermwhitney

I did; a few things about five days in and then as much as I could at about the 3 week point.

Tue Jan 11 02:07:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlecHosterman

I've got my window open here, too. The smell was faint but odd, like an old lady's cooped-up house. Not offensive, but wrong.

Tue Jan 11 02:07:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Though probably not an app to remind you to look on the refrigerator door where the milk is hiding...

Tue Jan 11 02:58:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess

I hope you're up high enough, too, and that you're safe and dry...

Tue Jan 11 03:04:02 +0000 2011

The good news: after four weeks of eating on the road, including two weeks in major beer capitals of the world, I am only up about a pound.

Tue Jan 11 13:58:45 +0000 2011

No, that's all. Just the good news.

Tue Jan 11 13:59:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Obviously I did not set my sights high enough.

Tue Jan 11 14:03:39 +0000 2011

Massive snow removal trucks scraping down the street, trying to clear away the remnants of the last blizzard before the next one hits.

Tue Jan 11 14:21:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement

That's awful, Tanya; I'm so sorry to hear you're still stuck! I hope someone can air/car/trainlift you out of there...

Tue Jan 11 15:10:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

Sounds great to me, as long as we can build some bridges over the snowbanks/slushpits.

Tue Jan 11 15:26:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley, @jbj, @mkirschenbaum, @umd_mith and @tanyaclement

Or makes a nice slushee.

Tue Jan 11 15:27:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Looks like it's going to hit sometime between 7pm \(30% chance\) and 9pm \(80% chance\). Glad you're in early & safely!

Tue Jan 11 18:02:23 +0000 2011

The good news about a good snow is that you can walk home in it and only get *so* wet.

Wed Jan 12 04:05:43 +0000 2011

The bad news about a good snow is that you can't hear it. As long as I'm trapped inside by weather, I miss the sound of the rain.

Wed Jan 12 04:06:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @kylesbarnett

Exactly; inside, it's just quiet. The hush outside is of a different order.

Wed Jan 12 04:22:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I can hear it when I'm out in it, but not in here. Double-paned windows. Plus, it's not snowing that hard yet.

Wed Jan 12 04:47:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

Cool - congratulations!

Wed Jan 12 15:56:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

The new Twitter for Mac client; mostly tweeting about panels and discussions thereof, I think. #mla11

Wed Jan 12 17:55:05 +0000 2011

@mlaconvention Have DM'd you, but not sure you received...

Wed Jan 12 22:14:59 +0000 2011

Amazing opening dinner for conference populated by some of my internet heroes. Will be a fun couple of days!

Thu Jan 13 04:56:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj


Thu Jan 13 05:05:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @eberlesinatra

It's quite possible!

Thu Jan 13 05:05:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @melissaterras and @hcayless

I suspect "HTML" has been used here to stand in for more contemporary forms of markup, but still.

Thu Jan 13 14:18:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Hey, Oscar Mayer has a way.

Thu Jan 13 20:37:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

They can't have been, and yet that's the only way I know how to spell B-O-L-O-G-N-A.

Thu Jan 13 21:05:52 +0000 2011

RT @jcmeloni: RT @stakats: Ready to start using Zotero with Chrome and Safari? Percolations are imminent for standalone Zotero alpha. Ve ...

Fri Jan 14 11:48:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj and @profsyn

"Give the nerds free wifi." It's got the makings of a campaign slogan.

Fri Jan 14 14:11:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Fri Jan 14 15:46:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

It is a done deal, as I understand it, because wifi's included in all the Seattle venues. #mla12

Fri Jan 14 19:01:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Very good idea.

Fri Jan 14 19:51:42 +0000 2011

RT @zotero Zotero Standalone Alpha with support for Chrome and Safari now available! Part of #ZoteroEverywhere http://bit.ly/ik9cSA /woohoo!

Fri Jan 14 20:06:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Safe trip home! And thanks again for such an amazing experience. More very soon, I hope.

Sat Jan 15 16:37:00 +0000 2011

Fabulous night out with my sister, after a blissful 3 hour nap this afternoon. Who knew I needed a day off?

Sun Jan 16 04:53:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Sounds like a great idea!

Sun Jan 16 17:12:48 +0000 2011

I really wish I hated the Gmail web interface less. I keep trying desktop clients, but none really do enough of what I need them to do.

Sun Jan 16 19:29:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Really? That's actually good to know.

Sun Jan 16 19:31:21 +0000 2011

I'm super fond of Sparrow, for instance \(http://sparrowmailapp\.com/\), but I need Google Talk functionality, too.

Sun Jan 16 19:31:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

It's worth checking out; it's still in beta, so it's got some problems, but I really love the interface. #sparrow

Sun Jan 16 19:34:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

I haven't - I actually abandoned Firefox a while back and am operating in Chrome. I'll look for an equivalent!

Sun Jan 16 19:36:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Right. Problem 2, after Google Talk. I use CalDAV to subscribe to my Google Calendars in iCal, but it's imperfect, too.

Sun Jan 16 19:40:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Back where I started: I hate the web interface.

Sun Jan 16 19:45:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

\(Pinned tabs is how I've been operating for the last year or so, but I keep hoping for a better option\.\)

Sun Jan 16 19:46:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

It's not problems, just general hatred. It's ugly and cluttered and I'd really like something more natively Mac-like.

Sun Jan 16 19:48:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @utmediaresearch

Which works for IM, but not for video or voice calls. :(

Sun Jan 16 20:28:22 +0000 2011

This, I am just going to say, has been a week.

Mon Jan 17 02:13:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @eetempleton and @mlaconvention

I've got one of those, too; serious eating disorder kitteh.

Mon Jan 17 15:47:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Sadly, yes. We were getting slammed with bot spam, which Akismet was catching but was overloading the processors.

Mon Jan 17 16:11:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken and @samplereality

I'll see if I can disable for logged-in users without opening the floodgates again.

Mon Jan 17 16:11:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Is quite alright. I'd whine, too; it's a pain.

Mon Jan 17 16:13:53 +0000 2011

Attn Learning with Digital Media commenters: reCAPTCHAs now hidden for logged-in users. (But this means I'm going to be more vigilant [+]

Mon Jan 17 16:15:07 +0000 2011

about approving registrations. [-]

Mon Jan 17 16:15:24 +0000 2011

Okay, WP3.0 multisite gurus: I need help. \(1\) Why aren't users who register in a specific site automatically given a role in that site? [+]

Mon Jan 17 16:30:42 +0000 2011

\(2\) How can I quickly add many registered users to one particular site, since they weren't added at registration? [-]

Mon Jan 17 16:31:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Give me a minute, okay? Having technical difficulties.

Mon Jan 17 16:31:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @JasonParkhill, @boonebgorges and @lwaltzer

Brilliant; thank you! \(Still want registrations that occur in a site to resolve to that site though\!\)

Mon Jan 17 16:38:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Would you check again and see if the form is gone for you now?

Mon Jan 17 16:40:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @boonebgorges

Actually, no; users are registering on one sub-site but only being added as subscribers to the main site, which seems wrong.

Mon Jan 17 16:41:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality


Mon Jan 17 16:41:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @boonebgorges


Mon Jan 17 16:43:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I'm having to manually change user roles to get this to work; pls give me a few minutes.

Mon Jan 17 16:48:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @boonebgorges

Ugh; there's the prob. The "register" link is rolling over to the main site rather than the site in question.

Mon Jan 17 16:48:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @boonebgorges

Hmm. So is there a reasonably automated & secure mode of allowing registered users to add themselves to the right site?

Mon Jan 17 16:51:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @boonebgorges and @jasonparkhill

A sidebar widget may be a problem in conjunction with CommentPress; no sidebar to speak of. Will explore.

Mon Jan 17 16:54:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm using BTCNew, a fork meant to deal with the new Twitter OAuth. http://www.mcalamelli.net/btcnew/

Mon Jan 17 17:55:11 +0000 2011

Learning through Digital Media commenters: if you're logged in but still seeing the reCAPTCHA, @ me and I'll add you to the site.

Mon Jan 17 17:56:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

I disabled the old Backtype; BTCNew has all the old functionality plus the new OAuth.

Mon Jan 17 18:04:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Just saw the new one; you've been added.

Mon Jan 17 18:18:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Get rid of affiliations, and add an open field for Twitter username, URL, or whatever someone wants to share. + avatar!

Mon Jan 17 21:29:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay, @mlaconvention and @georgeonline

I am NOT a product. Whatever my catalog copy may say to the contrary.

Mon Jan 17 21:45:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

I think barcoded produce is in fact the fifth horseman of the apocalypse.

Mon Jan 17 21:49:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrickgmj

My pleasure!

Tue Jan 18 15:12:08 +0000 2011

Read & comment on essays in Learning Through Digital Media, incl @jmcclurken @mkgold @academicdave @halavais et al. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/artoflearning/

Tue Jan 18 16:13:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

WordPress with the CommentPress plugin.

Tue Jan 18 17:09:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward, @mlaconvention and @georgeonline

I think the issue is that some folks feel like others are treating affiliations as signs of worth.

Tue Jan 18 17:13:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward, @mlaconvention and @georgeonline

The appearance of those affiliations in the program isn't a problem, but hanging around your neck...

Tue Jan 18 17:14:16 +0000 2011

Have headache. Will before long head out in the slop to run errands, including the acquisition of food. And diet coke.

Tue Jan 18 18:41:27 +0000 2011

Heading out into the slop. BRING IT, New York.

Tue Jan 18 19:47:30 +0000 2011

New York to @kfitz: OH, IT'S BEEN BROUGHTEN.

Tue Jan 18 20:34:48 +0000 2011

Seriously, that was disgusting.

Tue Jan 18 20:36:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I had to broughten it myself. :(

Tue Jan 18 20:42:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

You said it, sister.

Tue Jan 18 20:44:41 +0000 2011

Holy cow. I filed a grievance with my medical insurance company over a bill they'd refused to pay and it appears that I won!

Tue Jan 18 21:26:57 +0000 2011

Of course, the bill was only about $300. But they're actually accepting their responsibility for it.

Tue Jan 18 21:28:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings


Tue Jan 18 21:28:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

I'm exactly that surprised!

Tue Jan 18 21:36:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack

I'm so looking forward to it!

Tue Jan 18 21:36:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack


Tue Jan 18 21:41:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

That would be me.

Tue Jan 18 21:48:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @lizlosh

Hi, #cat125!

Tue Jan 18 22:37:36 +0000 2011

via @briancroxall: a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card for $10 on Living Social today: http://bit.ly/hj7Flx

Wed Jan 19 13:10:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Indeed. I've had mixed luck with Living Social deals, but this one seems pretty straightforward.

Wed Jan 19 13:12:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

You don't. Not required; totally fair use. See SCMS best practices policy. I'll find link for you.

Wed Jan 19 17:18:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_


Wed Jan 19 17:20:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall


Wed Jan 19 17:23:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Safe travels!

Wed Jan 19 18:09:07 +0000 2011

Hey! I'll be speaking @ Duke on "The Future of Authorship: Writing in the Digital Age," Feb. 9, JHFC 240, 12-1pm. \(via @whitneytrettien\)

Wed Jan 19 22:00:54 +0000 2011

I'll also be speaking @ the Hall Ctr for Humanities @ Univ of Kansas on Thu Feb 3 at 3.30pm!

Wed Jan 19 22:04:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @eberlesinatra

Oh, and I've still got three months left after that!

Wed Jan 19 22:08:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @brendabethman

KU's talk is a bit different: "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology & the Future of the Academy" http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/cgi-bin/index.php/calendar/event/kathleen-fitzpatrick-planned-obsolescence-publishing-technology-and-the-future-of-the-academy

Wed Jan 19 22:10:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

No, I sort of decided that this was a good time for me to do a bunch of traveling, if I was going to do it.

Wed Jan 19 22:10:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @brendabethman

Excellent; I'll look forward to it!

Wed Jan 19 22:13:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

svn nerd. :)

Thu Jan 20 13:45:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

That is probably so.

Thu Jan 20 13:49:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Really makes you question your whole being. I can see that.

Thu Jan 20 13:51:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Well, clearly this what you needed to rollback. Now recommit, svn nerd.

Thu Jan 20 13:54:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Yay! Fantastic news!

Thu Jan 20 18:08:53 +0000 2011

Ah, there are days when one wishes one were freed by pseudonymity to tweet every random thing that went through one's head.

Thu Jan 20 18:29:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Pretty much, yeah.

Thu Jan 20 18:38:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

May have to happen at some point, if I have any more difficulty stifling myself.

Thu Jan 20 18:38:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

You got it.

Thu Jan 20 18:44:45 +0000 2011

New post: Does Tenure Undermine Academic Freedom? http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/does-tenure-undermine-academic-freedom/

Thu Jan 20 18:46:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @samplereality

Really, I think everyone should teach undergrads. Perhaps a shifting research-teaching balance, though.

Thu Jan 20 19:34:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @samplereality

Yes, absolutely, and academic freedom itself is about more than just risk-taking. Still an interesting thought exp.

Thu Jan 20 19:38:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

So untenuring the tenured? Under what kinds of circumstances?

Thu Jan 20 19:49:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Yeah, that's different, but interesting nonetheless.

Thu Jan 20 19:55:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @joguldi

Good grief; that's some heady company!

Thu Jan 20 20:17:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @joguldi

Ditto both of those.

Thu Jan 20 20:19:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @joguldi

Indeed. Just re-read it for a seminar here, and boy, it's even more relevant now.

Thu Jan 20 20:21:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

I'm trying to think of what the Fail Whale equivalent here would be. \(Also: sheesh\.\)

Thu Jan 20 20:40:21 +0000 2011

The always brilliant Barbara Fister on the Chicago kerfuffle \(and she's not just brilliant because she's quoting me\!\). http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/newslettersnewsletterbucketacademicnewswire/888894-440/the_chicago_way__peer.html.csp

Thu Jan 20 23:31:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

That's funny, because I may or may not have just poured myself a Jameson & ginger ale in your honor.

Fri Jan 21 00:53:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

It's sad but true: @jcmeloni has led me down the primrose path. I am now an adulterator.

Fri Jan 21 00:56:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I live to please.

Fri Jan 21 01:00:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm and @jcmeloni

It is so, I fear.

Fri Jan 21 02:13:48 +0000 2011

Sadly, remembering why I dropped my pre-streaming Netflix subscription: first disc into renewed membership is unwatchably damaged.

Fri Jan 21 02:46:51 +0000 2011

Have requested replacement. If I have another damaged disc this month, will back off to streaming-only.

Fri Jan 21 02:47:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj


Fri Jan 21 02:51:51 +0000 2011

Okay, two tasks accomplished this morning! Alas, one of them wasn't actually on the to do list.

Fri Jan 21 17:26:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @triproftri

I've offered feedback already, but a second reader might be good, too! #mla12

Fri Jan 21 17:46:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @triproftri

Nope, I meant on finished proposal. I'm all over it. #mla12

Fri Jan 21 17:49:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

We draw a somewhat arcane distinction between cross-listing \(which involves a course \# in each dept\) and cross-referencing [+]

Fri Jan 21 19:37:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

\(in which the home dept course \# is listed under the other dept as well\), but the latter is quite easy. The former, not so much.

Fri Jan 21 19:38:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

The course reg system is a big reason for the distinction we draw; separate course # = big headache.

Fri Jan 21 19:39:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

So mostly technical, but partly philosophical: the course remains an ENGL course, but counts toward MS, for instance.

Fri Jan 21 19:40:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Very few courses really require true cross-listing, that way.

Fri Jan 21 19:40:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Yes, and it will appear in the semester's course bulletin under both ENGL and MS, though only with an ENGL course number.

Fri Jan 21 19:41:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Let me know if you need more detail at any point!

Fri Jan 21 19:43:41 +0000 2011

RT @dougreside: Off the Tracks: Bill of Rights for Collaborators http://mith.umd.edu/offthetracks/recommendations/ //#trx4hx folks, you rock.

Fri Jan 21 22:05:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @wpwend42

Congratulations! That's a great turn of events, however surreal!

Fri Jan 21 22:19:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Ooh, nice!

Fri Jan 21 22:37:13 +0000 2011

I think the time has come to acknowledge that I'm no longer accomplishing anything, and collapse on the sofa with a novel.

Fri Jan 21 23:05:58 +0000 2011

Well shoot. Was just settling in for a nice night of reading, but I seem to be having a migraine aura. This does not bode well for my night.

Sat Jan 22 02:25:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

Thanks! What are your heading-off strategies? My drugs are specifically do-not-take-before-onset.

Sat Jan 22 02:28:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

\(of actual headache; not aura\)

Sat Jan 22 02:28:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

That said, they work.

Sat Jan 22 02:29:13 +0000 2011

First sign of a migraine: visual disturbances. In my case, a burned-in spot like from a flash, except it grows & develops technicolor cilia.

Sat Jan 22 02:42:30 +0000 2011

Second sign of an incipient migraine: disordered thinking. Like why am I still on the twitters when I know what's coming?

Sat Jan 22 02:43:47 +0000 2011

And every siren in NYC needs to roll down my street NOW.

Sat Jan 22 02:48:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @cmleitch

I think this one may have turned out to be an ocular migraine; I've never had one of those before!

Sat Jan 22 12:49:09 +0000 2011

I think all is well this morning, though it's hard to say. Slept 9.5 hours. Was aware of having a headache during the night, but [+]

Sat Jan 22 12:53:27 +0000 2011

it felt like just an all-on-one-side headache, not my usual railroad spike. Feel a bit of a migraine hangover this morning, though. [-]

Sat Jan 22 12:55:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

That 7yo sounds like a troublemaker.

Sat Jan 22 19:20:16 +0000 2011

Slept 9.5 hours last night, and 2 more this afternoon, and yet I'm wondering how soon I can go back to bed.

Sun Jan 23 01:21:42 +0000 2011

My eyes seem to be behaving better now, but the left half of my skull still doesn't seem like it fits properly.

Sun Jan 23 01:22:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @CapitolClio

I'm hoping so. I'll probably give in in half an hour or so. 9pm seems respectable.

Sun Jan 23 01:33:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Thanks! It's not my favorite, I'll say.

Sun Jan 23 01:33:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Thanks. Sleep certainly saved me last night!

Sun Jan 23 01:46:02 +0000 2011

What I ought to be doing: building slides for a talk on Tuesday. What I want to be doing: collapsing on the sofa with a novel.

Sun Jan 23 17:38:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, quite! Thanks for asking.

Sun Jan 23 17:49:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Better, thanks!

Sun Jan 23 17:49:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

I take it that's a vote in favor of collapse?

Sun Jan 23 17:52:47 +0000 2011

I feel the need to congratulate myself for finishing the bunch of bananas I bought this week before they turned.

Sun Jan 23 22:05:48 +0000 2011

\(Of course doing so required eating three of them today\.\)

Sun Jan 23 22:06:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

The big one or the little one? I saw a little one in action at #mla11, and was TOTALLY JEALOUS.

Mon Jan 24 15:05:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I will hope you have it by the time I visit so that I can experience that envy again! \(My 1G MBAir is due for replacement soon\.\)

Mon Jan 24 15:09:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I'm excited, too! Very much looking forward to seeing you and KU.

Mon Jan 24 15:13:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

Congrats, Siva!

Mon Jan 24 16:57:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Boy, they're awfully confident about on-time mail delivery, huh? A week's cushion would make me nervous esp this time of year.

Mon Jan 24 18:19:23 +0000 2011

Slides built for 4.5 pages of 11 page talk, to be given tomorrow at noon. This is taking way longer than I'd like.

Mon Jan 24 20:27:03 +0000 2011

Just got a big handful of Christmas cards. Ah, the joys of having your mail forwarded.

Tue Jan 25 16:25:31 +0000 2011

Hey, my super-genius friend Maria makes me look not like an imbecile \(and gets the brilliance of \#mla11\) in The Awl: http://www.theawl.com/2011/01/the-126th-mla-convention-invite-us-all-in

Tue Jan 25 21:05:04 +0000 2011

MT @mlaconvention: @mariabustillos, I <3 u for this: "After all, the MLA could be TED, just a century and a couple decades older." #mla11

Tue Jan 25 21:53:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Uh, hm. That better be an awesome proposal, @georgeonline! \(As I'm sure it will be\.\) #mla12 #notreallythreateningamI

Tue Jan 25 21:56:08 +0000 2011

RT @alnthomas: Best piece ever on the MLA convention? @mariabustillos even loves the paper titles. #mla11 @Awl - http://goo.gl/GgoH1

Wed Jan 26 02:14:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @janaremy

Oh, Jana - I'm so sorry.

Wed Jan 26 02:21:31 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: Call for Submissions for a forthcoming cluster at The New Everyday: "Distraction Span." http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/content/tne-distraction-span-call-contributions

Wed Jan 26 04:45:55 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: Call for contributions for a forthcoming cluster at The New Everyday: "Distraction Span." Please submit! http://t.co/A ...

Wed Jan 26 14:05:36 +0000 2011

Can I just skip today? Or, like, pre-emptively call for a do-over to be deployed when I scrape myself off the couch?

Wed Jan 26 15:03:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @rachaelsullivan


Wed Jan 26 15:25:23 +0000 2011

The view from my window. This will suck soon, but you gotta admit it's pretty now. http://yfrog.com/gy4iqdvj

Wed Jan 26 16:02:17 +0000 2011

MT @mlaconvention: 989 ppl gave to grad student travel fund for #mla11. 200 applicants got grants. Help us for #mla12? http://www.mla.org/contribute

Wed Jan 26 16:06:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

It's less slackerdom than it is just not wanting to deal with today. Blankets over head, it's not happening, la la la.

Wed Jan 26 16:21:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

wp-includes/kses.php does some heavy-duty stripping. I've had to edit it to get @clioweb's tooltip footnote script to work.

Thu Jan 27 00:51:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I thought I heard thunder.

Thu Jan 27 02:59:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I've seen a LOT of snow today. And I even heard it. And I heard the thunder. But I did not see the #thundersnow. Sad.

Thu Jan 27 03:02:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

If #thundersnow fell in the city but no one was outside to see it, would it make a noise?

Thu Jan 27 03:12:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

It's gone eerily silent over here, which I can only take to mean it must be coming down hard right now.

Thu Jan 27 03:17:25 +0000 2011

NYU just closed for the day. The up side is that meeting is now cancelled. The down side is another week-long process of finding a time.

Thu Jan 27 12:54:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @PhDeviate

Yeah, no kidding. I think the closure was driven by transit shutdowns more than anything.

Thu Jan 27 15:54:53 +0000 2011

@ernestopriego Yay, congrats!

Thu Jan 27 17:46:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @drnels

Indeed. Honestly, in the five years I was in grad school here, I don't remember a single snow day.

Thu Jan 27 18:06:00 +0000 2011

Wow. Somebody just turned on the Pomona email spigot. \(I was apparently being migrated overnight\. Migration complete\!\)

Thu Jan 27 18:07:06 +0000 2011

Today's view. Would have been more dramatic a few hours ago, of course. http://yfrog.com/h4buqlxj

Thu Jan 27 18:18:37 +0000 2011

Will be exciting walking under those trees for a while.

Thu Jan 27 18:18:51 +0000 2011

Thank you, EWR, for reopening as expected. R's flight in is on track to be 10 minutes early!

Thu Jan 27 18:29:37 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: New post: Updates to "In Syndication" http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/content/updates-syndication

Thu Jan 27 19:29:57 +0000 2011

Hey, it's 2.30. Maybe I should eat something sometime today.

Thu Jan 27 19:32:55 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: If you have a media studies blog \(or know of one\) you'd like to see syndicated on MediaCommons, let us know! http://t. ...

Thu Jan 27 19:41:12 +0000 2011

After a couple of trying days, this has been a good one. And R's plane actually did land at EWR 10 minutes early! Thanks, snow day.

Thu Jan 27 20:15:54 +0000 2011

Remember when I was all excited about R's plane landing 10 minutes early? Well, he's been sitting on the tarmac for an hour and 10 minutes.

Thu Jan 27 21:11:25 +0000 2011

Come on, EWR: plow out the gates, not just the runways!

Thu Jan 27 21:11:55 +0000 2011

Gah! CO106, on the ground at EWR for an hour and 40 mins: still 100 feet from the gate.

Thu Jan 27 21:44:35 +0000 2011

After 2 hours trapped on the tarmac, CO106 is finally at the gate and deplaning. Not cool, EWR.

Thu Jan 27 22:04:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Hi, class!

Fri Jan 28 17:29:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Go, Dave!

Sun Jan 30 01:31:01 +0000 2011

Dear winter: I have to travel Wednesday. On an ERJ. Please knock it off already. Love, kfitz.

Sun Jan 30 14:53:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Yay indeed! I shall face down the wintry mix with sheer force of excitement.

Sun Jan 30 14:55:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Cold I can deal with! I'm mostly worried about the LGA end of things; next storm hits here Tues/Weds. :(

Sun Jan 30 14:58:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Crossing my fingers that it will be wimpy by the time it gets here, and cleared out by noon Weds.

Sun Jan 30 15:02:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Nice! Mine would want their paws on the paper I'm working on, though.

Sun Jan 30 17:19:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah and @mlaconvention

Mmmm... mouse.

Sun Jan 30 17:50:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Fabulous news, Dave. Sorry the sub-3:15 didn't happen, but a 5min PR at that pace is amazing!

Sun Jan 30 18:22:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

It is a VERY useful term.

Mon Jan 31 13:37:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yeah, often in a kind of friendly way. Frequently preceded by "complete."

Mon Jan 31 13:53:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, definitely.

Mon Jan 31 13:57:03 +0000 2011

One keeps hoping against hope that the existing curbside snowbanks will disappear before the next onslaught. Winter's response: fat chance.

Mon Jan 31 16:23:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Whoa, indeed!

Mon Jan 31 20:20:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

If you guys wouldn't mind passing it on sooner rather than later, it would be awesome. I'm flying from here to there Weds am. Thx!

Mon Jan 31 20:24:07 +0000 2011

Continental website says my Weds afternoon LGA > CLE flight is cancelled. Agent on phone says only CLE > LGA is cancelled. Hmm.

Tue Feb 01 01:55:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Absolutely. I'm keeping an eye on it. The good news is we have a little wiggle room...

Tue Feb 01 01:57:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @adarel

Yup. I'm dubious, but she was adamant that only CLE > LGA was cancelled, and that my segment would go. On what plane, I don't know.

Tue Feb 01 01:58:18 +0000 2011

Second phone call: flight is indeed cancelled. Rebooked on flight 2hrs later, connecting to same second leg as before. Crossing my fingers.

Tue Feb 01 02:12:17 +0000 2011