2011 02 01 tweets

Okay, this storm is officially annoying me. And it's not even storming here. I might be able to forgive it if it were.

Tue Feb 01 21:53:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @grammarsnark and @mlaconvention

French at times uses objective pronouns for emphasis. \(Moi, je pense que\.\.\. C'est moi\.\.\. etc\)

Tue Feb 01 23:48:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention, @mbtimney, @cmleitch and @rays6

Happy to advise when you're ready! #mla12

Tue Feb 01 23:57:09 +0000 2011

RT @noradio: Twitter on the Mac Tip: Right click any highlighted text in all native OS X apps and "Services > Tweet" \(or just Tweet\) ...

Tue Feb 01 23:58:51 +0000 2011

Slowly catching up on everything that happened while I was speaking up at the Bard Grad Ctr. Including tomorrow's flights getting canceled.

Wed Feb 02 00:00:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @footnotesrising, @mlaconvention, @mbtimney, @cmleitch and @rays6

We do in fact look for panel diversity \(incl multi\-institution\). #mla12

Wed Feb 02 00:05:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @RayS6

Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can be of help as you're putting the CFP/proposal together...

Wed Feb 02 02:31:06 +0000 2011

I am having something of an impromptu snow day due to cancelled travel, but it's raining and the high today is going to be 40. This is odd.

Wed Feb 02 14:19:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I obviously haven't gotten near a sidewalk & can't see them from here. Good to know that my stay-inside plan is correct!

Wed Feb 02 14:23:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

Yes, it's going to be nasty. I guess I'm not having a snow day but a slush day, which is all for the best.

Wed Feb 02 14:24:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

It's what I always wanted in grad school: keep it in the 20s, haul as much snow away as possible, and then two good days in the 60s.

Wed Feb 02 14:25:35 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: Extended til Monday: deadline to suggest yourself or others for #MLA committees. Change begins w YOU! http://www.mla. ...

Wed Feb 02 15:23:37 +0000 2011

Okay, hacky folk: If one were thinking about beginning the process of migrating from MacOS to Linux, which flavor would you choose?

Wed Feb 02 16:26:56 +0000 2011

If you're curious, it's this that's put me over the edge. Long-time Apple fangirl, now thinking of walking away. http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/apple-responds-to-app-store-furor-says-it-wants-a-cut-of-e-book-sales.ars

Wed Feb 02 16:28:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

That was what I was thinking, but wanted to be sure.

Wed Feb 02 16:30:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention


Wed Feb 02 16:31:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

It's either insanely stupid or part of some larger strategy that I can't yet figure out. Either way, as you say, sub-optimal.

Wed Feb 02 16:34:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'll look into that; stuck in my contract for a while, though.

Wed Feb 02 16:35:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @brendabethman

Assuming my rescheduled flight takes off tomorrow morning, yes! \(And I'll gripe on Twitter if things go otherwise\.\)

Wed Feb 02 16:37:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @2xlp

The point is not the hardware; I'm outfitted. It's the OS.

Wed Feb 02 16:38:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm contemplating. I need to look at options more carefully before leaping, but am seriously considering the jump.

Wed Feb 02 16:41:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

To android, esp if I wind up moving life to Linux more generally. This will all take time to sort out, though.

Wed Feb 02 16:45:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Will do!

Wed Feb 02 16:50:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Hmm. MBAir is coming up on 3yrs; iMc is a year-plus. Does that qualify as oldish?

Wed Feb 02 17:07:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

I do see that complexity. But 30% is unreasonable as a tax on that resource use.

Wed Feb 02 17:09:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Thanks. And ugh. It's kinda what I'm afraid of.

Wed Feb 02 17:10:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

The issue for me is whether iOS devices are open or closed platforms. This decision makes that more clear than I'd like. [+]

Wed Feb 02 17:12:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

I've got little sympathy for Amazon \(and zero for Sony\), but taking 100% of the profit margin on book sales from them makes [+]

Wed Feb 02 17:13:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

the device way more locked-down than I'm willing to live with. [-]

Wed Feb 02 17:14:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Except that if the only apps you can run must come from the App Store, the device is effectively closed.

Wed Feb 02 17:20:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Agreed on ePub. Happily, there are ways of forcibly opening those formats. Not that I would know anything about them.

Wed Feb 02 17:20:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Trust me, am a long time user.

Wed Feb 02 17:21:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

There are plugins and droplets that can handle it.

Wed Feb 02 17:21:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Hey, thanks! I had a great time, and look forward to further conversations.

Wed Feb 02 17:28:22 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: CFP for #mla12: “Why Comics Are and Are Not
Picture Books” http://tinyurl.com/65ul3x7

Wed Feb 02 23:12:59 +0000 2011

Okay, Ubuntu geniuses: have downloaded & burned installation CD. When I try to boot from it, I get a flash of the ISOLINUX version info, [+]

Thu Feb 03 01:30:19 +0000 2011

a funky little graphic at the bottom of the screen, and then black screen & blinking cursor. Drive spins down. Nothing happens. Um, help?

Thu Feb 03 01:32:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I'm hoping to set the Mac up to dual boot, but it's Mac-only right now. Tried the USB approach & couldnt even get this far.

Thu Feb 03 01:48:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh

Nope! Don't get a menu at all, just the text line w/ version number, odd little graphic \(keyboard \= little person?\) and then blink

Thu Feb 03 01:49:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @sheepeeh

Yay! Though feeling like Team Noob right now.

Thu Feb 03 01:50:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @wayne_graham

I'm 98% sure it was the liveCD version; will reboot in Mac & check.

Thu Feb 03 01:51:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

No, starting with the iMac, as I couldn't get the bootable USB to work.

Thu Feb 03 01:52:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh and @wayne_graham

yes, it was definitely the desktop edition.

Thu Feb 03 01:52:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

It's a 9,1. \(Circa early 2009, I think \)

Thu Feb 03 01:56:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh

Yeah, those are the instructions I'm working off of. Got the right iso file, did a checksum, burned to DVD as slowly as possible.

Thu Feb 03 01:58:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @wayne_graham

Yup! *sigh*

Thu Feb 03 01:59:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh

Yeah. Puzzled. Found some folks in forums having trouble booting from CD, but I tried their workarounds & got nada.

Thu Feb 03 02:02:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

DVD. Can't get the iMac to recognize the bootable USB at all.

Thu Feb 03 02:04:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh

Will show you what I've got; it's not much.

Thu Feb 03 02:04:32 +0000 2011

@sheepeeh Whoa. This reboot actually brought up the language/boot menus! Now blinking cursor. But I'll wait a little longer...

Thu Feb 03 02:10:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Yup, that's how I did it.

Thu Feb 03 02:12:10 +0000 2011

Starting over clean. Probably more than I should have gotten myself into tonight, but what the heck.

Thu Feb 03 02:33:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

Ha! Um, wait. Yikes!

Thu Feb 03 02:43:11 +0000 2011

No dice. It's all blinking cursor, all the time. At least I've gotten a nice hard disk reformat out of the deal.

Thu Feb 03 04:17:40 +0000 2011

Here's the weird little graphic I get right before I get the blinking cursor of doom. What's it trying to tell me? http://yfrog.com/gzo1hrj

Thu Feb 03 04:29:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @nkelber

Possible, yes. I'll test that out in the next go-round. Thanks!

Thu Feb 03 05:08:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Oh, you. \(Actually it would be saying "dude, I'm a Mac\. What are you trying to do?"\)

Thu Feb 03 05:09:27 +0000 2011

LGA. Way too early. But flights are going, and mine appears to be on time.

Thu Feb 03 10:16:18 +0000 2011

Ugh. What getting up this early will do: not only forgot the noise-reducing headphones, but also the earbuds. Flights will be audio-free. :(

Thu Feb 03 10:48:42 +0000 2011

LGA > CLE > MCI > University of Kansas. See you there.

Thu Feb 03 11:09:13 +0000 2011

Cleveland. Boy, there's a whole lot of snow out there.

Thu Feb 03 12:54:45 +0000 2011

I mean, it's not deep, but everything between here and New York is covered. And at 10 degrees, it's not going anywhere soon.

Thu Feb 03 12:56:43 +0000 2011

Whoa. Glad I brought my hat. RT @nancybaym: The current temperature outside is 13 below. That's -25 for you Celsius people.

Thu Feb 03 12:57:47 +0000 2011

For an airport that was shut down yesterday, CLE is surprisingly non-mobbed.

Thu Feb 03 13:15:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @urbanhumanist

Again, not depth but breadth, all the way here...

Thu Feb 03 13:17:29 +0000 2011

Okay, next stop, MCI. More from the frozen center of the country.

Thu Feb 03 13:35:13 +0000 2011

Greetings from KC, MO, where it is Cold as Shit. \(That's the technical term, I believe\.\)

Thu Feb 03 15:47:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @philnel

Thanks! Nice to be here.

Thu Feb 03 16:01:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat and @rays6

Nice! Would definitely come in handy. \(Plus allow me to go incognito when desired\!\)

Thu Feb 03 17:53:36 +0000 2011

RT @HASTAC: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, "Future of Authorship" Feb 9, Duke lunchtalk, open to public http://j.mp/fQ3cDE

Thu Feb 03 17:56:23 +0000 2011

Ahhhh. A good night's sleep, a cup of coffee, and my head is at last starting to clear...

Fri Feb 04 14:19:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @blros and @nancybaym

I need that time-management answer, too! I'll get to work on it.

Fri Feb 04 14:20:58 +0000 2011

Fantastic morning of getting a little stuff done. Later on, a discussion of digital networked texts at the KU IDRH: http://idrh.ku.edu/events/fitzpatrick.shtml

Fri Feb 04 15:51:18 +0000 2011

Fantastic day with the folks at the KU Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities! But boy, thinking so hard can make a person tired.

Sat Feb 05 00:03:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @blros

Thanks much! I'll look forward to future conversations.

Sat Feb 05 03:57:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti

Alas, it is too late, as I'm flying out first thing tomorrow. But the window of my hotel overlooks the store!

Sat Feb 05 04:03:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti

Absolutely! It's like the ur-American downtown. But with good restaurants and things.

Sat Feb 05 04:09:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @blros and @jenserventi

*That* is *awesome*.

Sat Feb 05 04:10:14 +0000 2011

Up, dressed, packed, and now coffee has been achieved. MCI > CLE > LGA. With a presentation to polish and an article to revise on the way.

Sat Feb 05 12:24:41 +0000 2011

Huge thanks to @nancybaym and @blros, as well as the folks at the Hall Center for the Humanities for a fantastic visit to KU!

Sat Feb 05 14:09:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

You've prob got a ton of answers, but I italicize blog title & put post title in quotation marks, parallel to magazine/article.

Sat Feb 05 16:50:13 +0000 2011

There is teeny tiny ice falling from the sky at CLE. Looks more like miniature hail than snow.

Sat Feb 05 16:53:17 +0000 2011

Next stop, LGA. See you soon, NY.

Sat Feb 05 17:08:44 +0000 2011

Yay, New York! Happy to be on the ground, on time, in nothing worse than a little rain.

Sat Feb 05 18:41:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen and @jmittell

Well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJsGBjCiz0Y&NR=1

Sat Feb 05 19:38:24 +0000 2011

For those who were playing along at home, the problem with booting via the Ubuntu LiveCD was apparently about my NVidia graphics card.

Sun Feb 06 00:27:55 +0000 2011

I downloaded the alternate installer, which booted right up and is happily installing away. But now I need info on the drivers I need, etc.

Sun Feb 06 00:29:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @kathiiberens

Not a freaking clue. All I know is that the text-based installer loaded, while the GUI one would not.

Sun Feb 06 00:31:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @kathiiberens

If I figure out more about what the problem was \(and assuming I actually solve it\) I'll let you know!

Sun Feb 06 00:34:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @iantrevor

That's the plan, yes.

Sun Feb 06 00:34:53 +0000 2011

Well, that didn't work.

Sun Feb 06 02:31:51 +0000 2011

The good news is that I figured out what went wrong last time. The bad news is that new stuff went wrong this time. Take three...

Sun Feb 06 03:57:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @sleonchnm

This is very nice! The Facebook-style comment interface freaked me out for a second, though.

Sun Feb 06 14:41:01 +0000 2011

Bizarre. I'm having that early-in-the-year writing the date wrong thing, except instead of writing "2010" I'm writing "2001," over and over.

Sun Feb 06 14:42:50 +0000 2011

MT @shaviro: RIP Miriam Hansen, great film theorist & scholar. She was very important to me when I was starting to think abt film.// Oh no.

Sun Feb 06 16:53:27 +0000 2011

Okay, it's been sunny all day, and it's currently 44 degrees out there. I expect all that nasty black snow to be GONE.

Sun Feb 06 20:06:38 +0000 2011

I figure you guys'll tell me tomorrow which commercials I ought to YouTube, right? I think I'm going to watch a movie this evening.

Sun Feb 06 23:21:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

A Single Man for me. Seems like the anti-whoosit.

Sun Feb 06 23:24:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

You know, at least it doesn't pretend that its value as a sport is anything other than watching guys hurt each other.

Sun Feb 06 23:27:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

True, but I suppose you all need some escape from all that politeness. I'm not sure what our excuse is.

Sun Feb 06 23:36:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Sun Feb 06 23:38:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Me too. Enjoy!

Sun Feb 06 23:39:46 +0000 2011

Hey there! So... what have you guys been up to tonight? Anything good on?

Mon Feb 07 03:23:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

A Single Man. Whew.

Mon Feb 07 03:27:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Colin Firth/Julianne Moore. The Coens is A Serious Man. Very confusing!

Mon Feb 07 03:32:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Indeed. And the student part... was of its moment.

Mon Feb 07 03:35:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @negaratduke and @hastac

Hooray! Looking forward to meeting you, too.

Mon Feb 07 03:48:38 +0000 2011

RT @negaratduke: Very excited about meeting Kathleen Fitzpatrick at Duke"Future of Authorship"Feb 9, lunchtalk, open to public http://j. ...

Mon Feb 07 03:48:57 +0000 2011

Well, I still haven't successfully booted my desktop into Ubuntu, but I did just jailbreak another, smaller device. Take that!

Mon Feb 07 04:04:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @terrisenft

Hey, I'll be there!

Mon Feb 07 22:42:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @terrisenft

Yay, excellent!

Mon Feb 07 22:44:22 +0000 2011

Home after a day-long meeting & realizing I'm never going to get caught up. The most important thing, though: congrats, @patrick_mj & @CHNM!

Mon Feb 07 22:47:45 +0000 2011

PS: Whoever it is that's recalling everything I have out from the library, one book at a time? Knock. It. Off.

Mon Feb 07 22:49:15 +0000 2011

WP folks: Other than BuddyPress, is there a decent user profile plugin for WP 3?

Tue Feb 08 00:25:22 +0000 2011

Also? Dear @wordpress: it would be most awesome if your forum search results included the date of last post on a thread.

Tue Feb 08 00:27:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Nice idea!

Tue Feb 08 00:38:21 +0000 2011

“'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' is not only the most expensive musical ever to hit Broadway; it may also rank among the worst." nytimes.com

Tue Feb 08 03:18:20 +0000 2011

Don't miss the interactive timeline! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/08/theater/20110208-spiderman.html

Tue Feb 08 03:19:47 +0000 2011

"This production should play up regularly and resonantly the promise that things could go wrong. Because only when things go wrong [+]

Tue Feb 08 03:34:42 +0000 2011

in this production does it feel remotely right — if, by right, one means entertaining." http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/theater/reviews/spiderman-review.html?hp

Tue Feb 08 03:35:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @epriani


Tue Feb 08 03:37:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @markcmarino

Did you really? Someday that will have the cachet of having seen Plan 9 from Outer Space in first-run.

Tue Feb 08 04:15:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

This is in the top two most crushing reviews I've ever read, alongside Anthony Lane's one-liner on Batman Forever: "Is that a threat?"

Tue Feb 08 04:24:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @negaratduke

Rats! I'll hope for dinner, too...

Tue Feb 08 13:30:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Are you guys operating under a snow delay, or do you start this late due to a J-term?

Tue Feb 08 14:19:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @seth_denbo

Which is why I asked - things must have been really bad up there if that had happened!

Tue Feb 08 15:58:33 +0000 2011

I am admittedly perverse in that I like airports. I am not, however, so perverse as to like Newark Terminal A.

Tue Feb 08 19:08:24 +0000 2011

I'm in ur dead blog, writin ur zombie posts: http://fimoculous.com/archive/post-7140.cfm#

Tue Feb 08 19:53:23 +0000 2011

RT @adm: OPERATION: GOLDILOCKS explained. http://bit.ly/fsmMPf I've been writing Fimoculous w/o permission or attribution for 6 weeks.

Tue Feb 08 19:55:13 +0000 2011

About to board my flight for RDU and my talk tomorrow at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke. Hope to see some of you there!

Tue Feb 08 20:50:08 +0000 2011


Tue Feb 08 23:10:28 +0000 2011

RT @EFF House fails to extend #PATRIOTAct this evening! #freedom // Amazing!

Wed Feb 09 00:15:06 +0000 2011

RT @EFF: VICTORY: PATRIOT Act sneak attack beaten back, House fails to extend #PATRIOTAct this evening! Thanks to all who took action!

Wed Feb 09 00:17:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Yikes! I'm sorry you have to make the admission, but very very glad you've done it!

Wed Feb 09 14:22:01 +0000 2011

About to begin my talk at the Franklin Center. Great turnout!

Wed Feb 09 16:58:34 +0000 2011

Well, this has been a day and a half!

Wed Feb 09 21:35:44 +0000 2011

Dear winter: Would like to fly home tomorrow as scheduled. Pls knock it off. xo, @kfitz.

Wed Feb 09 21:39:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

If only those life points worked like collecting green stamps used to...

Wed Feb 09 21:44:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

"Some famous guy." I love it.

Wed Feb 09 22:24:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @marshallk

God, don't even say it. #puhpuhpuh

Thu Feb 10 03:13:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @negaratduke

Thank you! Fantastic to see you as well - safe travels to you, too.

Thu Feb 10 12:54:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Safe driving!

Thu Feb 10 13:45:28 +0000 2011

MT @jmittell: is citation more important than readership? My goal in publishing is not solely to rack up citations, but to get ideas read.

Thu Feb 10 13:46:43 +0000 2011

Here's a surprise: the alarmist weather reports of last night seem not to have borne out. I *know*.

Thu Feb 10 13:49:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

We absolutely should!

Thu Feb 10 14:02:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, mapping out such a plan will be key to the enterprise...

Thu Feb 10 14:22:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @wynkenhimself

This sounds like a great idea. Will consult the calendar and see what can be done!

Thu Feb 10 14:23:29 +0000 2011

RT @TheAtlantic: New York Times, BBC, Al Arabiyya Report Hosni Mubarak To Resign Tonight: http://tumblr.com/xed1h76igo #Egypt

Thu Feb 10 15:47:05 +0000 2011

RDU > EWR. Happy to be headed home.

Thu Feb 10 16:39:50 +0000 2011

Even if I am on what they euphemistically call "non-jet aircraft." Honestly, though, this plane's got more heft to it than a lot of ERJs.

Thu Feb 10 16:40:51 +0000 2011

Wow. That was a productive flight!

Thu Feb 10 18:22:56 +0000 2011

How utterly annoying: left my Air's power brick plugged into the wall at RDU. I have a second in the office, but I had two on purpose.

Thu Feb 10 19:16:17 +0000 2011

Need to go out and run some errands, but am having a hard time pulling myself away from the Al Jazeera feed. http://www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish?feature=ticker

Thu Feb 10 20:17:22 +0000 2011

Absolutely unbelievable. The level of self-delusion is astonishing. For the first time I'm really afraid of this will turn out. #Egypt

Thu Feb 10 20:58:20 +0000 2011


Thu Feb 10 21:03:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @whitneytrettien

It was great meeting you in person too! Fabulous trip, a smooth and productive flight, and now a catching-up weekend ahead.

Fri Feb 11 03:08:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @franmcdee

Lovely to have you around. Resistance is, after all, futile.

Fri Feb 11 03:10:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Good to see you back around these parts!

Fri Feb 11 03:13:28 +0000 2011

Finally managed to get myself back to the gym. Why can't I remember how much better I feel when I go?

Fri Feb 11 14:36:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

If you leave it all there it'll be great then, too!

Fri Feb 11 14:37:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Form factor?

Fri Feb 11 14:38:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Undoubtedly there is a better word; "form factor" is kinda ugly.

Fri Feb 11 14:41:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

I can't turn on Al Jazeera right now or I'll get sucked in - but are they reporting on the rumors that Mubarak has left Cairo?

Fri Feb 11 14:41:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @digipub

Congratulations, both to you and to Chicago!

Fri Feb 11 14:43:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender


Fri Feb 11 14:52:32 +0000 2011

RT @AJEnglish: Another statement expected shortly from the #Egyptian Presidency. Tune in: http://aje.me/ajelive \(via @AymanM\) #tahrir #j ...

Fri Feb 11 14:56:54 +0000 2011

Okay, I've given in. Watching Al Jazeera again. http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Fri Feb 11 14:58:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No, I didn't bring any kitchen stuff.

Fri Feb 11 15:35:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Seems like too significant a moment not to watch!

Fri Feb 11 15:37:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @nycdlq

Truly. Not to mention the awful idea of walking two blocks in running shoes: Will they end up slushy? Will I slide on the ice?

Fri Feb 11 15:39:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Nope; coffee equipment is available onsite.

Fri Feb 11 16:02:17 +0000 2011

Holy crap.

Fri Feb 11 16:04:12 +0000 2011

"Everything now seems possible." Egyptian activist in tears on Al Jazeera. http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Fri Feb 11 16:31:06 +0000 2011

"These people now realize that they have a future, that's in their hands."

Fri Feb 11 16:34:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Love it. And that @GeorgeOnline has a willing student-developer...

Sat Feb 12 17:32:23 +0000 2011

Legs are giving me just a bit of "dude, what was THAT all about" after an intense hour-long workout. Rest of me is pretty happy.

Sat Feb 12 19:00:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

This is Alex's talk from AAUP that produced the story: http://alex.halavais.net/the-new-university-press

Sun Feb 13 15:17:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

I'm out of #dh11, too. A bit disappointed \(but planning to attend nonetheless\). Perhaps you & I should found our own conference?

Sun Feb 13 18:33:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

There's no place like #thatcamp.

Sun Feb 13 18:36:44 +0000 2011

At #book2 today, in a session pondering future business models for trade publishing.

Sun Feb 13 18:38:04 +0000 2011

#book2 session on community development in publishing; two key points: \(1\) community leads to commerce, not vice-versa [+]

Sun Feb 13 18:59:05 +0000 2011

\(2\) social infrastructure of community is far more important than technical infrastructure #book2 [-]

Sun Feb 13 18:59:30 +0000 2011

May explode if I hear the phrase "at the end of the day" one more time. #thatisall

Sun Feb 13 19:29:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @kakennedy

I can forgive it in isolated instances, but this was literally 20 uses in 40 minutes, a sign that it was the equivalent of "um."

Sun Feb 13 20:03:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlecHosterman

Interestingly, that phrase is not what would drive me nuts there.

Sun Feb 13 20:04:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @phdaisy

Aw, sweet guy. I'm so sorry, Daisy.

Sun Feb 13 21:10:12 +0000 2011

Have called out for my favorite comfort food dinner, to support a long evening of writing. Have I mentioned lately how much I love New York?

Sun Feb 13 23:35:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Santa Fe Shepherd's Pie from a NMex place called Agave. Pork & beef braised in DosEquis & topped with most amazing mac & cheese.

Sun Feb 13 23:49:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Man, I'm a couple of hundred miles away and I just lost my appetite.

Mon Feb 14 00:58:58 +0000 2011

Highs in the 50s today. The 50s! Here's hoping the piles of disgusting icy crud in my neighborhood finally give it up.

Mon Feb 14 14:56:38 +0000 2011

I've written just over 2000 words so far this morning. I'd be even more fired up about that if I knew how many I had to go.

Mon Feb 14 16:33:58 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: For #mla12, Prog Cte seeks ideas for Creative Conversations. Writer/Filmmaker/Cultural Practitioners in dialogue w sc ...

Mon Feb 14 20:17:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @kylebeachy

Hey, cool! Thanks for letting me know.

Mon Feb 14 20:25:11 +0000 2011

The first 2000 words I wrote today were way less painful than the last 200 I just finished. And I've still probably got 500 or so to go.

Mon Feb 14 22:39:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Depends on the project & the authors, but I'd say 2. I co-wrote an article in Google Docs with a colleague in a weekend. [+]

Mon Feb 14 22:40:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

If the project were well thought-through, tasks clearly defined, & it were the only thing they were doing, it could work. [-]

Mon Feb 14 22:41:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @jenterysayers

I've attended for years. It's more social science oriented than much of DH, but awesome folks and great work.

Mon Feb 14 23:02:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jenterysayers

In fact, one of the things I like about IR is how interdisciplinary it is - many diff views of similar objects of inquiry.

Mon Feb 14 23:03:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @jenterysayers

Will do!

Tue Feb 15 00:35:16 +0000 2011

2900 words today. Article drafted. I now have three days to determine if it sucks, and if so, to make it stop.

Tue Feb 15 02:03:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

72? That's a little bit of a change!

Tue Feb 15 13:21:43 +0000 2011

In midtown today for Tools of Change. Pondering the ways I've been making change without tools, and what I might do if, say, I had a hammer.

Tue Feb 15 13:47:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Hey, @shanakimball told me you were here! #toccon

Tue Feb 15 14:21:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Excellent! Am buried myself, but closer to the door.

Tue Feb 15 14:25:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody

Heck, I'd hammer in the evening.

Tue Feb 15 14:25:51 +0000 2011

TOC keynotes are streaming at http://toccon.com/live. #toccon

Tue Feb 15 14:31:57 +0000 2011

Margaret Atwood speaking now at #toccon: "The Publishing Pie: An Author's View"

Tue Feb 15 14:55:56 +0000 2011

RT @Criterion: Big news! Criterion library available on @Hulu; 150 films to watch now, hundreds more to come: http://ow.ly/3WMeM // HUGE.

Tue Feb 15 15:51:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball, @jmaxsfu and @moncia

Brilliant. Will definitely come find you.

Tue Feb 15 16:23:09 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: Shakespeare Quarterly open review for performance issue now ready for commenting! 7 pieces for reading & evaluating: ...

Tue Feb 15 16:47:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Sorry I missed you. Quite a scene!

Tue Feb 15 18:59:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @scrivenings

Or a dead drop?

Tue Feb 15 19:05:53 +0000 2011

@jcmeloni @scrivenings Whoops, 10 mins too late.

Tue Feb 15 19:06:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie, @scholarslab and @chnm

Congrats! Fabulous news!

Tue Feb 15 19:06:45 +0000 2011

#toccon is absolutely nuts, crowd-wise. Keep catching glimpses of @shanakimball and then losing her. Spotted @jmaxsfu once, at a distance.

Tue Feb 15 21:09:14 +0000 2011

RT @jmaxsfu: Another ad, this time in keynote form. #toccon // This is particularly tiresome at the end of a long day.

Tue Feb 15 21:56:11 +0000 2011

Brian O'Leary: "Open up your API... or someone else will." #toccon

Tue Feb 15 22:03:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

Stop writing fabulous important books and the people will leave you alone.

Wed Feb 16 04:03:33 +0000 2011

Suspect I may come to regret discovering that the Starbucks nearest my apartment has the Clover.

Wed Feb 16 13:42:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Completely awesome. Now to find an indie with one here!

Wed Feb 16 13:50:23 +0000 2011

Kevin Kelly is first up this morning at #toccon: "Better than Free" http://toccon.com/live

Wed Feb 16 13:54:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

I was thinking wishfully, I guess. Somehow I knew you were going to respond this way. \(Perhaps because I would have, too\.\)

Wed Feb 16 16:39:37 +0000 2011

Shout-out to @Anthologize at #toccon "open, webby book" session!

Wed Feb 16 19:26:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

So sorry you're not here, but the new gig gets a big thumbs-up!

Wed Feb 16 19:40:39 +0000 2011

Okay, brain is absolutely IMPLODING this far into #tocon. But have found a couple of things that I cannot WAIT to try...

Wed Feb 16 20:21:26 +0000 2011

#toccon was great, but after two days I have scrambled eggs for brains. Plus, I'm exhausted and hungry. And I have tons of work to do.

Thu Feb 17 00:37:24 +0000 2011

I suspect the work is going to have to wait, though. It's a night for staring open-mouthed at moving images.

Thu Feb 17 00:38:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Absolutely! It was great to see you, and so great to get to hear your talk afterward. More soon, definitely!

Thu Feb 17 12:43:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I for one welcome our "I for one welcome our new X overlords" overlords.

Thu Feb 17 12:48:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Yes, I'm nine hours behind, but I can't let the opportunity pass even belatedly.

Thu Feb 17 12:49:24 +0000 2011

Have been asked to do a brief "What is DH" song and dance at lunch today. Borrowing a bit from @fraistat, @mkirschenbaum, & others.

Thu Feb 17 13:37:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum


Thu Feb 17 13:57:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @nycdlq

Just a little informal soft-shoe. Sorry not to see you today -- but soon, RIGHT?

Thu Feb 17 14:55:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat and @mkirschenbaum

Are you two mind-melded or something? That was odd, coming two seconds apart!

Thu Feb 17 16:03:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @fraistat

I... um. Wasn't going to say anything.

Thu Feb 17 16:35:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @mkirschenbaum

It's a whole other kind of song and dance.

Thu Feb 17 16:36:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

It was great talking with you - I'll look forward to more as well!

Thu Feb 17 19:51:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @brianoleary

My pleasure; it was a great presentation!

Thu Feb 17 21:38:39 +0000 2011

Okay, managed to get today's talk written & delivered. Finished conference call. Have answered most pressing email. Now the question: [+]

Thu Feb 17 21:47:22 +0000 2011

Go to the grocery store? Or call out for dinner? IOW, am I leaving the apartment again, or am I in for the evening? Laziness may win here.

Thu Feb 17 21:49:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

This seems exactly right to me.

Thu Feb 17 22:59:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Good point!

Thu Feb 17 23:01:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Good to know! But... cyroflux?

Fri Feb 18 01:47:44 +0000 2011

I just got an email from an online service asking me to fill out a quick survey telling them why I opted not to purchase their product. [+]

Fri Feb 18 01:49:38 +0000 2011

The message was addressed "Dear Array." Let us ponder. [-]

Fri Feb 18 01:50:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Aha! I googled "cyroflux" & was wondering why I got nothing. This makes more sense!

Fri Feb 18 02:24:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @amandafrench

You two are awesome. So much better than being the recipient of a marketing mad lib.

Fri Feb 18 02:31:43 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: congrats to @kfitz, @lisaspiro & @susanirenebrown on their election to the Executive Council of the ACH! http://j.mp/gPWbwg

Fri Feb 18 13:20:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Thanks, Bethany - I'm very excited!

Fri Feb 18 13:21:09 +0000 2011

Thanks, @hcayless, @jasonrhody, @briancroxall, and @mkirschenbaum! I'm quite excited to be joining the ACH Exec Council.

Fri Feb 18 14:31:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Congrats, Lane!

Fri Feb 18 20:11:45 +0000 2011

After days in the 50s & high today above 60, the hardiest patch of snow in Manhattan lives outside my building. http://yfrog.com/h772707051j

Fri Feb 18 23:47:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

I'm so sorry, Ryan. I'm glad you're going to be with your family.

Sat Feb 19 00:06:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Con Ed is coming to study the remarkable cooling powers of our sidewalk!

Sat Feb 19 00:19:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Eh, that's just ConEd coming out to investigate the amazing refrigeration capacity of our sidewalk.

Sat Feb 19 01:51:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Hello, Brett & family! Enjoy the wind!

Sat Feb 19 15:12:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @jcmeloni

Ikea Large Hadron Collider: http://ianoneill.posterous.com/ikeas-large-hadron-collider

Sun Feb 20 01:01:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I'm mostly fond of the 9 million dowels and the single hex wrench.

Sun Feb 20 01:14:04 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: Take part in the review process for Shakespeare Quarterly's special issue on performance: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/shakespearequarterlyperformance/

Mon Feb 21 12:48:41 +0000 2011

Did I just come across a FB password phishing ad on FB? Said my "account protection" was "very low" and urged me to update my settings.

Mon Feb 21 18:52:01 +0000 2011

That "account protection" language isn't used anywhere in account settings. But it turns out not to be phishing. https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=19172&ref_query=account+protection

Mon Feb 21 18:54:16 +0000 2011

Thanks for making everything so clear, FB.

Mon Feb 21 18:54:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Boy, do I know where you're coming from. \(The amusing part being that I'm actually 62% Italian\.\)

Tue Feb 22 01:54:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

My mom's side is all Italian. My father's mother was Italian, Irish, & French; only his father was all Irish. Darn you, patronymy!

Tue Feb 22 02:01:06 +0000 2011

New issue of Culture Machine: The Digital Humanities: Beyond Computing \(incl an essay of mine\). http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/current

Tue Feb 22 12:29:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Very glad to hear that!

Tue Feb 22 14:03:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @karikraus

It does look good, doesn't it? I'm happy to be in such great company.

Tue Feb 22 14:10:23 +0000 2011

RT @davewiner: Amazon gives free movie streaming to Prime members. http://r2.ly/6ya5 // Whoa.

Tue Feb 22 14:29:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @amandafrench

Ooh, did you? Did it appear in this morning's batch? How did I miss it?

Tue Feb 22 16:21:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

I found it right after my last; evidence of how much I skim rather than really read what's going on there these days.

Tue Feb 22 19:39:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Not really. But from any page, clicking on the open book icon toggles between comments and TOC.

Tue Feb 22 21:38:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

I can see that. Alas, it's not an available setting right now, but I can suggest it to the developer.

Tue Feb 22 21:47:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @jilltxt

Congratulations, Jill!

Tue Feb 22 21:47:30 +0000 2011

RT @tezcatlipoca: Awesome 10yr old covers Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" http://bit.ly/eqY4Mf

Wed Feb 23 04:13:00 +0000 2011

RT @TheAtlantic: Former Libyan justice minister reveals Gadaffi personally ordered 1988 Lockerbie bombing: http://tumblr.com/xed1lautrx ...

Wed Feb 23 15:45:31 +0000 2011

So no sooner did I get all my sites updated to WP 3.0.5 than 3.1 gets released. Time to find out if it breaks CommentPress, I guess...

Wed Feb 23 16:06:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

No, go forth and input. I'll only be working on the dev server.

Wed Feb 23 16:10:51 +0000 2011

CommentPress does appear to work with WP3.1, with one exception: the new 3.1 menubar covers the CP menubar. Should be easy to fix. I hope.

Wed Feb 23 16:38:24 +0000 2011

RT @nationaljournal: BREAKING: Obama has decided that DOMA is unconstitutional and has asked his DOJ to stop defending it in court.

Wed Feb 23 17:07:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

Hey congrats to all of you! And good luck with the move!

Wed Feb 23 17:35:44 +0000 2011

Power has been out since abt 11.30; was supposed to be back on an hr ago. Laptop battery is all but dead. It's me & the handheld for a bit.

Wed Feb 23 19:00:42 +0000 2011

And there was light. \(And not a moment too soon\.\)

Wed Feb 23 20:20:27 +0000 2011

At Patrik Svenssen's CUNY DHI talk, Designing the Digital Humanities. DIY ethos & development of HUMlab at Umea.

Wed Feb 23 23:44:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @DoughertyJack

Have talked with the dev; for now, the only fix is to disable the admin bar. Code has been updated: http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/download/

Thu Feb 24 13:26:55 +0000 2011

Per CommentPress dev, seems only solution to admin bar prob in WP3.1 is to disable admin bar. Code has been updated. http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/download/

Thu Feb 24 13:34:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Or even just saying "Network Admin? I wonder what happens if you click here."

Thu Feb 24 14:05:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone


Thu Feb 24 14:06:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

In fact, now that I think about it, that's a very useful multipurpose t-shirt design template.

Thu Feb 24 14:07:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @eetempleton

On mine, it's Settings > General > Network > Enable/Disable 3G.

Thu Feb 24 15:48:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You should find out what the deal is from Verizon in terms of roaming charges abroad, but the answer is likely yes.

Thu Feb 24 15:49:09 +0000 2011

Have been off the Twitters since around 2 yesterday afternoon. Missed the congratulate-@dancohen window by rather a lot. \(Congrats, Dan\!\)

Fri Feb 25 14:53:56 +0000 2011

Well hi, twitters. Funny how far out of the loop I now feel if I spend a day offline.

Sat Feb 26 16:29:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hi back! Go make something!

Sat Feb 26 16:36:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

It's always the way, man. I'll be forever out of the loop. They'll say, "where were you when..." and I'll say, "wait, what?"

Sat Feb 26 17:03:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @matthewbaldwin

Very nice! Though I think I'm a couple of those things that weren't going to get done. Story of my life. :)

Sat Feb 26 17:36:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

That is a very good question.

Sat Feb 26 20:26:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @matthewbaldwin

So not only am I at the top of the list, but I've got staying power! That's definitely something.

Sat Feb 26 20:49:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Sadly, I have. "I wrote a blog the other day..."

Sun Feb 27 01:31:23 +0000 2011

@tcarmody Also, I am living 45 minutes in the past.

Sun Feb 27 01:34:43 +0000 2011

Really? Whoa. "When used the right way in a job hunt, a personal Web site can help showcase your talents." http://nyti.ms/g5sU9X

Sun Feb 27 02:21:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

There was snark. I confess.

Sun Feb 27 04:03:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Excellent! Looking forward to it.

Sun Feb 27 04:05:31 +0000 2011

Spent part of yesterday upgrading blogs to latest WP. Spending part of today upgrading wikis that broke due to some server update. Enough!

Sun Feb 27 14:49:40 +0000 2011

After the upgrades, there will be writing! And then perhaps some preparations for this week's travel.

Sun Feb 27 14:53:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

There's a little trickiness in the upgrade with CP: if you disable & reactivate the plugin, CP forgets your special pages. [+]

Sun Feb 27 14:54:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

And you have to disable the WP3.1 admin bar, which covers the CP nav bar. But other than that, it works. [-]

Sun Feb 27 14:55:18 +0000 2011

Wednesday, I'm giving a talk at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2011/03/02/future-authorship-scholarly-writing-digital-age

Sun Feb 27 14:57:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @unsworth

I'm very much looking forward to it, too!

Sun Feb 27 14:57:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @shermandorn

I've read about half; the jury's out. My sense is that she's right about the problems in peerreview but can't see a way around.

Sun Feb 27 15:03:42 +0000 2011

Sometimes when the update script tells you "this may take a long time," it's really not kidding.

Sun Feb 27 16:05:11 +0000 2011

Okay, I caved: this is another major televised event about which I Do Not Care. And yet I've turned on my tv for the first time in months.

Mon Feb 28 01:12:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

I'm absolutely following #wiunion! Part of the schizophrenia of the tv/internet experience.

Mon Feb 28 01:22:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Multitask? I am eating dinner, editing a document, following #wiunion, and watching tv. I win.

Mon Feb 28 01:27:40 +0000 2011

RT @audreywatters: F BOMB FTW

Mon Feb 28 02:01:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Best supporting actress. I have absolutely loved her since Homicide.

Mon Feb 28 02:01:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Very good taste.

Mon Feb 28 02:03:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @roxieblog and @jcmeloni

Indeed. I showed a TV class the first two seasons last year, and was amazed how well it's held up. \(They loved it\.\)

Mon Feb 28 02:05:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @roxieblog

La la la la la, I didn't hear that.

Mon Feb 28 02:12:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You are apologizing to me because...? I'm fond of some of Sorkin's stuff, but I don't think it was the best of those scripts.

Mon Feb 28 02:16:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yes, true! But \(a few isolated episodes of West Wing aside\) none of them by Sorkin.

Mon Feb 28 02:22:29 +0000 2011

I have briefly achieved inbox zero. Of course, I've still got starred messages \(i\.e\., stuff in progress\) four. But hey! I'll take it!

Mon Feb 28 02:51:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley


Mon Feb 28 02:54:51 +0000 2011

RT @CapitolClio: Anne is going to be upset when she learns that hosting is a group project and she's being graded on her partner

Mon Feb 28 04:18:17 +0000 2011

I begin to wonder if we'll find out tomorrow that James Franco was actually played by Joaquin Phoenix this evening.

Mon Feb 28 05:00:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher and @amandafrench

Sounds like a plan!

Mon Feb 28 19:08:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @samplereality

LOL, most literally.

Mon Feb 28 21:29:25 +0000 2011

RT @wynkenhimself: RT @FolgerResearch: 18 comments so far on Shakespeare Quarterly's open review. Are you part of the conversation? http ...

Mon Feb 28 21:39:50 +0000 2011