2011 03 01 tweets

Some weeks back somebody wrote a great post about returning to blogging from Twitter as a means of creating a more permanent archive [+]

Tue Mar 01 13:06:47 +0000 2011

but now I can't track that post down. \(Irony? Perhaps\.\) Anyhow, if you remember that post, would you let me know? Thanks! [-]

Tue Mar 01 13:07:17 +0000 2011

New post: The Disappearing Month http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-disappearing-month/

Tue Mar 01 13:23:03 +0000 2011

LGA > ORD > CMI. Tomorrow, speaking at IPRH/I3, and hanging out a bit with @unsworth!

Tue Mar 01 20:42:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Sounds good. Will look forward to hearing more.

Tue Mar 01 23:59:04 +0000 2011

Um, HELL no? // RT @wpmuorg: WPMU News: Should we move to Facebook Comments? http://wpmu.org/should-we-move-to-facebook-comments/

Wed Mar 02 02:28:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Anytime. Or anytime I can loudly oppose a stupid idea.

Wed Mar 02 02:38:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

Why thank you!

Wed Mar 02 12:32:30 +0000 2011

RT @HASTACscholars: Awesome interview by H-Scholar Lisa Klarr with @kfitz on authorship, hidden labor, the university and so much more: ...

Wed Mar 02 13:33:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Skype and Google Voice both allow you to dial landlines for cheap, but you need to pay $ into your account first...

Wed Mar 02 17:43:25 +0000 2011

About to begin my talk at Illinois's IPRH/I3!

Wed Mar 02 22:02:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @CCdiglib

Yes, definitely. I think there'll be audio, and I can send slides w/notes. There's also video from an earlier version at Duke.

Thu Mar 03 04:08:43 +0000 2011

CMI > ORD > LGA. Thanks so much to Dianne Harris, Chris Catanzarite, @unsworth, and everyone else for a great visit to IPRH/I3!

Thu Mar 03 13:55:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Thanks so much - will look forward to talking again soon!

Thu Mar 03 14:46:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @sshreeves

Fantastic meeting you as well - thanks so much for coming!

Thu Mar 03 14:47:12 +0000 2011

There are several folks out there with my name who think that one of my email addresses is theirs. One just sent me a test message from [+]

Thu Mar 03 15:10:01 +0000 2011

another address. I hope she'll be amused when she gets a response. [-]

Thu Mar 03 15:10:27 +0000 2011

Free wifi, empty middle seat. Win! \(But dude on the other side of the middle seat passive\-aggressively taking up most of the space between\.\)

Thu Mar 03 16:39:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @bnreviewer

Perhaps. But also has a banker look about him, and thus no doubt believes that it's his for the taking.

Thu Mar 03 17:16:41 +0000 2011

Flying time, LGA to ORD: just shy of 3 hours. Flying time, ORD to LGA: 1 hour 50 minutes. That's some tailwind!

Thu Mar 03 17:51:43 +0000 2011

Worst. Cab ride. Ever. All I could do not to puke in the back seat. Not to mention that he had no clue how to get to the west village.

Thu Mar 03 18:50:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Only got away with the medallion number, not his license. But have complained nonetheless. Blech.

Thu Mar 03 19:15:07 +0000 2011

Now there's a name I never thought I'd hear again, especially in reference to contemporary politics: Buddy Roemer. http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/who-buddy-roemer-republican-presidential-candidate

Thu Mar 03 22:49:08 +0000 2011

And by the by, that whole new-age-midlife-crisis thing? 100% true. But I didn't know about the medicinal marijuana!

Thu Mar 03 22:52:03 +0000 2011

RT @audreywatters: How Recent Changes to Twitter's Terms of Service Might Hurt Academic Research http://rww.to/eIahi3 // Not cool.

Fri Mar 04 02:23:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @tcarmody

I'm in there now too. Twice. Probably should not have left the second comment but could not stop myself.

Fri Mar 04 03:13:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

The purpose of fences is having a lawn to defend. You'll be sorry when you have nothing to shoo those kids off of.

Fri Mar 04 03:52:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

Sounds about right. I've got a 3'x3' balcony facing the street in CA, and, well, in NY I have the street.

Fri Mar 04 04:01:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

No, sadly. Super irritating. I may have to switch apps if they don't provide a disable mechanism.

Sat Mar 05 02:42:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @mlaconvention

Even worse: it's the latest "upgrade" of the official Twitter app. And it's AWFUL.

Sat Mar 05 02:45:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella, @academicdave and @mlaconvention

I liked echofon before the last Twitter update; will probably go back to that.

Sat Mar 05 03:02:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

Hey, congratulations! A really exciting step!

Sat Mar 05 13:47:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @nirak

It's been a couple of years since I tried that, as the results last time were demoralizing. But now I'm on the first page twice!

Sat Mar 05 13:56:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie, @samplereality and @nirak

Just figured that out myself, but thought I'd let it slide. Sigh.

Sat Mar 05 14:16:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Other things I'm remembering I liked about Echofon: syncing read tweets across platforms; tracking convs both back & forward.

Sat Mar 05 16:46:06 +0000 2011

Just splurged on a package of incredibly overpriced raw vegan kale chips. They are insanely good. This may be a problem.

Sat Mar 05 21:25:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @rebeccaonion

Nice! These are very fancy \(w/ nuts, seeds, spices, nutritional yeast, etc\), but I can't figure out how they qualify as raw.

Sat Mar 05 21:35:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @rebeccaonion

They're delish \(if even more pricy here\). Once I have an oven again, I'm definitely going to make the epicurious ones!

Sat Mar 05 21:39:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Yeah, I am currently ovenless. But not for long!

Sat Mar 05 22:13:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

A fancy schmancy New York State something or other brand. Anyhow, making them's super easy. If one has an oven. Which I do not.

Sat Mar 05 22:17:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

So *everyone* has told me! It's easy if you have an oven, which I currently do not. :(

Sat Mar 05 23:07:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

I'm prohibited from getting one by my OCD landlord. But in a few months, I'll be ovenfull again! Until then, I can splurge. :)

Sun Mar 06 00:04:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Excellent! If you try the dehydrator route at some point, let me know how it goes...

Sun Mar 06 00:04:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @bighandsome

Hey, congrats, first of all! I've got a fair recipe \(thanks, epicurious\) but alas no oven. Will have to wait for summer.

Sun Mar 06 00:21:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Hilarious. I've now said this 6 times, but to ppl who don't follow each other. I'm sadly ovenless this year. This summer, though...

Sun Mar 06 00:41:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

The other thing I miss? Not having a place to put a head of kale that big.

Sun Mar 06 00:42:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

By that standard, my iPad is moving toward success at a precipitous rate.

Sun Mar 06 15:22:49 +0000 2011

This has not been the most productive weekend in the history of weekends. Here's hoping for a more focused few days before SXSW...

Sun Mar 06 23:34:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Hmmm. Perhaps we can find a way. You're going to SCMS, tho, right?

Sun Mar 06 23:36:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

No; I was going to do both, but it got to be too much $ and travel-wise. The workshop I was on at SCMS will be fine without me.

Sun Mar 06 23:37:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

But let me know when you're back in Austin! And... my understanding is that I could get *my* partner into my panel, IYKWIM.

Sun Mar 06 23:39:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Yeah, my panel's on Sunday, which would be hard.

Sun Mar 06 23:39:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Well that's annoying. If there's anything I can do to get him in, I'd be happy to...

Sun Mar 06 23:43:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

I get in lateish Thursday, and leave on the afternoon of the 16th \(Weds I think\).

Sun Mar 06 23:44:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mirk79

I'll let you know!

Sun Mar 06 23:50:17 +0000 2011

Home from lovely dinner with @nycdlq. Of course we'd finally manage to get together in a monsoon.

Mon Mar 07 03:23:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

And filled with enormous puddles instead. And sideways-blowing rain.

Mon Mar 07 03:33:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @alicetiara and @annehelen

Hey, excellent! I'm there that entire time; let me know what works for you!

Mon Mar 07 03:45:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

I'm using BusyCal, which is way more Google Calendar fluent. If you find another good option, though, let me know!

Mon Mar 07 12:07:43 +0000 2011

Hoping to write a bit about the AAUP's report on Sustaining Scholarly Publishing a bit later today: http://bit.ly/f0g5CK

Mon Mar 07 15:24:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

As will I. I want to draw a breath and be sure I'm reading as carefully as possible before I jump in, though.

Mon Mar 07 15:27:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

Always a problem, that ambiguous acronym. And indicative of something, I'm sure, though I can't quite put my finger on what.

Mon Mar 07 15:28:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Mon Mar 07 15:29:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Actually, that's not entirely true; the org has been arguing for such change for years. It's the members that haven't picked it up.

Mon Mar 07 17:04:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Leaning on accreditors isn't what needs to happen. It's leaning on senior faculty, esp. on T&P committees, to take a stand.

Mon Mar 07 17:07:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

There's a lot of work to be done there. And it's going WAY too slowly. But it is coming, honestly.

Mon Mar 07 17:07:25 +0000 2011

RT @kylebeachy: Extremely pleased to be joining the full time faculty at Roosevelt University. // Woo-hoo! \(And congrats\!\)

Mon Mar 07 18:01:27 +0000 2011

RT @jmittell: You shd read @weinmanj's take on watching TV from the beginning, but start at the midpt of article: http://bit.ly/hV4Sxu //Ha.

Mon Mar 07 18:09:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

What part of "time-based media" has gotten obscured here?

Mon Mar 07 18:09:44 +0000 2011

Am on day 3 of Plan "Eliminate Pointless Scary Chemicals" \(i\.e\., diet Coke\). Resolve is definitely slipping right now. More green tea, stat!

Mon Mar 07 18:52:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia and @shanakimball

Precisely! We've got to find a way to free presses from that bottom-line orientation for them to be able to innovate.

Tue Mar 08 00:45:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn, @moncia and @shanakimball

There's certainly always a bottom line in the sense of a budget that must be adhered to, but my hope is that +

Tue Mar 08 02:00:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn, @moncia and @shanakimball

the MPubs model might be the beginning of thinking about that budget differently, as part of a larger +

Tue Mar 08 02:01:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn, @moncia and @shanakimball

scholarly infrastructure. Some of it might bring in $, but cost recovery can't continue to be as focal.

Tue Mar 08 02:02:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Actually, the first US UPs were founded to publish the work of their own faculties, which was given away to other institutions. +

Tue Mar 08 02:42:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

UPs later professionalized, and detached from their institutions to greater & lesser extents. So much of what I at least have been +

Tue Mar 08 02:43:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

arguing for is a return to an earlier relationship between institution & press. -

Tue Mar 08 02:43:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

There must be following! :)

Tue Mar 08 02:50:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

Me as well. I'm still getting the monthly thank you notes, which are super sweet, but seem wasteful!

Tue Mar 08 16:33:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I would want to know what percentage of those "personnel" costs are administrative versus faculty. #11ACE

Tue Mar 08 16:34:19 +0000 2011

My Gmail formatting has gone wonky on my laptop; in message view, each label now lives on its own line beneath the subject line. +

Tue Mar 08 16:40:46 +0000 2011

This does not occur on my desktop, and no amount of disabling Chrome extensions has made a difference.

Tue Mar 08 16:41:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

I don't think so; there seems to be plenty of room. http://plixi.com/p/82539387

Tue Mar 08 16:44:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Is all I'm saying.

Tue Mar 08 16:44:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

It is nice, in fact, to have someone else agree that it's just wrong.

Tue Mar 08 16:45:50 +0000 2011

I helped do something pretty cool today. I'll look forward to showing it to all of you tomorrow.

Tue Mar 08 23:11:23 +0000 2011

Alan Simpson utterly reasonable tone in saying "Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg" may be the funniest thing I've ever heard. http://politi.co/g4rFFT

Wed Mar 09 01:17:53 +0000 2011

I start giggling again every time I think of it. I'm really, really glad there's no one in the apartment to whom I have to explain why.

Wed Mar 09 01:18:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Are we about to find ourselves in a new version of the east-coast/west-coast wars? Because I don't think you mess with Alan.

Wed Mar 09 01:48:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Dude, he was street before there were streets.

Wed Mar 09 01:51:42 +0000 2011

For some reason, having missed Mardi Gras is hitting me harder today than it has in years. Maybe it's having time to realize what day it is.

Wed Mar 09 02:10:11 +0000 2011

In any case, I think it's time to celebrate with a beverage. At least something I can atone for tomorrow.

Wed Mar 09 02:10:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Maybe that's it! I'm sorry not to be joining you all there. But I'll raise a breakfast taco to the east.

Wed Mar 09 02:16:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

God, what an irritating article.

Wed Mar 09 03:01:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Not least the claim that freaking Franzen is writing another essay about him.

Wed Mar 09 03:02:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I was on that #mla09 panel. And am in the Iowa collection & on the SXSW panel mentioned. Apparently I'm part of the problem.

Wed Mar 09 03:06:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

You didn't say it, sister.

Wed Mar 09 03:07:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

There definitely seems a fair bit of ressentiment there...

Wed Mar 09 03:12:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj, @mirk79 and @mlaconvention

I'm archiving this exchange in anticipation of the 2vol history I'll write on the founding of cashing-in studies

Wed Mar 09 03:31:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @mlaconvention

Absolutely. @mattbucher was badly de-contextualized, as you can see from his feed.

Wed Mar 09 03:33:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @mlaconvention

Happily, @mattbucher will be on the panel with me at SXSW, so he can cash in on his irritation.

Wed Mar 09 03:33:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention, @tcarmody and @mattbucher

I think there's room for an article about whether cashing in is dead, though.

Wed Mar 09 04:06:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody, @mlaconvention and @mattbucher

You kids and your "location-based media" and your Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg.

Wed Mar 09 04:14:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody, @mlaconvention and @mattbucher

You need to write a thank-you note after you cash in.

Wed Mar 09 04:15:18 +0000 2011

In which I discover the depth of my feeling about my fleece jacket: More Than Mere Polyester Would Suggest. http://bit.ly/hZiHQS

Wed Mar 09 14:37:11 +0000 2011

MediaCommons is hosting an open discussion of the AAUP report, Sustaining Scholarly Publishing. Come join us! http://bit.ly/gPWGMo

Wed Mar 09 15:00:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkgold

Thanks for helping spread the word!

Wed Mar 09 15:05:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

We'd love to have you dig in further there!

Wed Mar 09 15:25:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I knew I was running that risk when I posted, but I wanted to get it out of the way before starting to announce the report!

Wed Mar 09 15:34:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball and @wynkenhimself

It's a seriously awesome jacket.

Wed Mar 09 15:35:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen


Wed Mar 09 16:10:11 +0000 2011

I believe this is day 5 of the new no-diet-Coke regime. And my head hates me today. May have to go out and get a good coffee to compensate.

Wed Mar 09 17:59:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Ooh, good to know! I'm working from home today, though, so it'll likely be a Clover from the Starbucks on the corner.

Wed Mar 09 18:24:43 +0000 2011

My answer on Quora to: Will scholarly communication go through a die-off? http://qr.ae/9Ids

Wed Mar 09 19:03:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat


Wed Mar 09 19:42:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

So glad to hear that. Did you replace the soda with something in particular? Was it a full caffeine elimination, or just soda?

Wed Mar 09 19:45:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

That's pretty much why I'm trying to cut it out, too. Plus there's a specific headache I associate with diet Coke - both +

Wed Mar 09 19:51:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

a craving headache and an overdose headache. Exactly the same. Which can't be good. So tons of green tea & a little coffee. -

Wed Mar 09 19:52:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

That's really good to hear. I'm determined to make this stick.

Wed Mar 09 19:55:23 +0000 2011

A watched post office box never fills up with the checks you're expecting.

Wed Mar 09 20:15:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @lnakamur

The problem for me is quantity; when I drink it at all, I drink way too much & it gives me wicked headaches, general feeling bad.

Wed Mar 09 20:30:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @lnakamur

Also recent study suggests link between diet soda consumption & heart issues. Correlation not causality, of course, but still.

Wed Mar 09 20:31:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @captain_primate

That post seems to have been removed from the AAA blog.

Wed Mar 09 21:02:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

No. Way. These are the folks behind the "50 best academic blogs!" lists that are nothing more than link farms.

Wed Mar 09 21:09:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

How on earth... surely they didn't... I'm just gobsmacked.

Wed Mar 09 21:12:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate and @amandafrench

Particularly those that build the most innovative scholarly portal in conjunction with a uni press... +

Wed Mar 09 21:16:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate and @amandafrench

And then sell it to a most problematic corporate publisher. Which triples institutional subscription costs! -

Wed Mar 09 21:19:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Very likely, yes. :(

Wed Mar 09 21:38:56 +0000 2011

Thanks to everybody starting the discussion of the AAUP report, "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing," at @MediaCommons. http://bit.ly/hRqMRi +

Wed Mar 09 21:46:35 +0000 2011

Come join us, and help set for future innovation at university presses and scholarly societies! http://bit.ly/hRqMRi -

Wed Mar 09 21:49:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

If I could keep my diet Coke consumption anything like moderate, I'd worry less. But that seems not to be in the cards.

Wed Mar 09 21:51:28 +0000 2011

\(That was set \*the agenda\*, obvs\. Sigh\.\)

Wed Mar 09 21:52:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

It was exactly that thought that made me decide to go cold turkey. The craving is miserable, and I'm clearly better off w/o it.

Wed Mar 09 21:53:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

Cannot. Wait.

Wed Mar 09 21:55:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Yes: double-bubble icon is all comments by page; little people icon is all comments by commenter.

Wed Mar 09 22:28:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

I'm feeling a bit bad, too. That the task force was willing to do this is something; I hope more AAUP folks will enter the disc.

Wed Mar 09 22:30:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Alas, these are one-off checks w/o a direct deposit option. I prefer all my $ electronic!

Wed Mar 09 22:31:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward and @gmbritton

emailed the AAUP lists this morning, yes. I'm hoping they jump in this evening!

Wed Mar 09 22:32:27 +0000 2011

Okay, Echofon has a ton of gaps in its timeline today. What gives?

Thu Mar 10 03:49:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley and @dancohen

You know only traditionally cooked peas will be taken seriously in the review process, right?

Thu Mar 10 03:52:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley, @RepoRat and @dancohen

Oh, why even bother? As soon as we get the peas archived, they're going to start going bad. Legume rot.

Thu Mar 10 04:01:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley, @RepoRat and @dancohen

Besides, like the future needs our peas or something. As if everyone wants to know what we ate for dinner.

Thu Mar 10 04:02:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Okay, @RepoRat is right: you totally win.

Thu Mar 10 04:13:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

There's a place on Royal at Bienville, just before the police dept. Can't remember the name but it'll be the only thing open.

Thu Mar 10 13:40:06 +0000 2011

Ostensibly flying out at 3pm for #SXSW, right in the midst of another monsoon. Weather, do not interfere with my quest for breakfast tacos.

Thu Mar 10 14:18:32 +0000 2011

57 comments from 14 readers so far on the AAUP's "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing." Have you responded? http://bit.ly/gPWGMo

Thu Mar 10 15:32:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell and @triproftri

has been working on a DH pedagogy poster session for #MLA12...

Thu Mar 10 16:22:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @joguldi

Hey! How long are you there? We should meet up...

Thu Mar 10 16:29:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

No, I don't, but Kathys is a demo session, not a roundtable. \(Poster sess \= electronic roundtable\.\)

Thu Mar 10 17:26:22 +0000 2011

At EWR, having a little lunch before the flight to IAH and on to AUS. Let me know if you're going to be at #SXSW!

Thu Mar 10 18:26:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat


Thu Mar 10 18:58:40 +0000 2011

RT @RepoRat: Barbara Fister on AAUP uni-press report: http://bit.ly/h5UqXP @kfitz I think you will like it :) // This.

Thu Mar 10 18:59:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

Brilliant! So looking forward to it.

Thu Mar 10 19:17:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

That would indeed be quite awesome.

Thu Mar 10 19:17:18 +0000 2011

Miserable headache. But at least the screaming children have left the area.

Fri Mar 11 00:54:06 +0000 2011

My best estimate is that 75% of this plane is headed to #SXSW. And here I thought the #MLA passengers were obvious.

Fri Mar 11 01:30:56 +0000 2011

Good lord. I apparently shut off the computer last night minutes before the earthquake hit Japan. Reading through that stream is terrifying.

Fri Mar 11 15:16:09 +0000 2011

My thoughts are with those in Japan and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Fri Mar 11 15:17:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody


Fri Mar 11 15:22:20 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: 100 comments from 20 readers on the AAUP's "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing." The discussion is heating up. Join us! h ...

Fri Mar 11 16:45:53 +0000 2011

RT @LookBackMaps: @joguldi @kfitz @justgrimes #DHsxsw THATCamp-y meetup Mon 3/14, 6pm. http://bit.ly/f5c6Pf // cc @amandafrench

Fri Mar 11 17:59:24 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: The #MLA Executive Council has issues a statement of support for Wisconsin teachers: http://www.mla.org/news_from_mla ...

Fri Mar 11 20:46:43 +0000 2011

Have arrived at last, to find myself in nerd Mardi Gras. Anybody around? #SXSW

Sat Mar 12 18:30:14 +0000 2011

PS: the lure of the diet Coke is strong. Must resist.

Sat Mar 12 18:30:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca

Excellent! Just ate, alas, but will hope to run into you, um... somewhere.

Sat Mar 12 18:41:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @nirak

Nice! Will keep an eye out for you. How hard could it be? :)

Sat Mar 12 18:41:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement

If I were able to exercise anything like moderation, it would be fine. But no.

Sat Mar 12 18:42:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @loriemerson

I'm not sure what it is - aspartame? some secret chemical? Whatever it is, it can't be good.

Sat Mar 12 18:43:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @nirak

Excellent! I'm in, um, black. But with fatigue green pants!

Sat Mar 12 19:09:16 +0000 2011

Have achieved power outlet. Feels like an accomplishment.

Sat Mar 12 19:28:56 +0000 2011

Matt Haughey wrapping up Q&A on Real World Moderation. Where should I head next? #SXSW

Sat Mar 12 22:27:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca

Done! Thanks!

Sat Mar 12 22:49:03 +0000 2011

RT @Chrysaora: Listening to @swirlspice give a whirlwind tour on white privilege. Can't find the Invisible Knapsack LOLCat she just show ...

Sat Mar 12 23:32:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Yes! I'll google it, or send a location.

Sat Mar 12 23:49:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais


Sun Mar 13 04:41:42 +0000 2011

RT @tezcatlipoca: Lisa Nakamura is awesome... Rocking this panel #eracingidentity #sxsw // Indeed!

Sun Mar 13 16:42:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca

PS: Hi from the back of the room.

Sun Mar 13 16:43:01 +0000 2011

RT @jryoung: at #sxsw session on "e-race"-fascinating stories of new forms of racism emerging online now that voice is used more /excellent!

Sun Mar 13 16:58:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher, @mirk79 and @amandafrench

Let's go with #infinitejest, which makes a teeny bit more semantic sense \(and is less typo\-prone\)!

Sun Mar 13 17:28:14 +0000 2011

Waiting for @evgenymorozov and The New Delusion. #sxswi

Sun Mar 13 17:30:54 +0000 2011

RT @amandafrench: Our panel, Infinite Jest & the Internet, will start at 3:30 Central. Hashtag #infinitejest #sxswi //Hill Country AB, Hyatt

Sun Mar 13 17:34:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca and @amandafrench


Sun Mar 13 17:38:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @redwards7

Hadn't seen that; thanks!

Sun Mar 13 18:07:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @ibogost and @sivavaid

I choose "Apple".

Sun Mar 13 18:27:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @lnakamur

Hey, you rocked. Sorry I didn't get to talk with you afterward! #sxsw

Sun Mar 13 19:59:19 +0000 2011

About to rock with @amandafrench and @mattbucher: Infinite Jest and the Internet, Hill Country AB, Hyatt. #infinitejest #sxsw

Sun Mar 13 20:23:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @terrisenft

Hey, excellent!

Sun Mar 13 20:24:28 +0000 2011

Woman in line behind me complaining about the fact that The Bachelor brings back guys from previous seasons: "I mean, power to the people!"

Sun Mar 13 23:10:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

I do, however, want a taco, but don't want to lose my spot! #sxswi

Sun Mar 13 23:51:15 +0000 2011

Dualcore: nerdcore rap act just included "regular expressions." #sxswi

Sun Mar 13 23:58:36 +0000 2011

.@amandafrench killing it at the Buzz Out Loud party! #sxswi http://plixi.com/p/83850408

Mon Mar 14 00:19:37 +0000 2011

I throw like a girl. *sigh*

Mon Mar 14 00:29:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

You have no idea how much better that makes me feel.

Mon Mar 14 01:05:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

Backatcha. It was great talking with you, and I hope to do it again soon!

Mon Mar 14 01:29:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @sivavaid

Now I'm really regretting not having gone with you! But for the driving part, it's probably good I'm home now.

Mon Mar 14 03:17:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Ack! I was trapped behind the monitor! And the monitor was LITERALLY a monitor!

Mon Mar 14 03:20:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

PS: The shoes were most awesome. So sorry I didn't capture them.

Mon Mar 14 03:24:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @CoryB and @mlaconvention

Is there a strong reason to go with an app per se, rather than a good mobile web interface? #mla12

Mon Mar 14 13:43:00 +0000 2011

162 comments. 22 commenters. Do you have thoughts about how the AAUP might create a sustainable publishing future? http://bit.ly/hRqMRi

Mon Mar 14 13:45:45 +0000 2011

RT @redwards7: All academics publishing \(or wanting to\) with a Univ Press should consider commenting on AAUP's report http://bit.ly/hRqMRi

Mon Mar 14 13:51:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Ugh. My @dreamhost sites were up when you tweeted before, but are down now. Go figure.

Mon Mar 14 17:27:24 +0000 2011

Calling it a day after @sivavaid's fabulous talk, and heading back to the car & the hotel. #sxswi

Mon Mar 14 23:19:43 +0000 2011

I will confess to being a bit SXSW'd out. Am taking the morning to do some \(overdue\) writing & will spend some of the afternoon in the HRC.

Tue Mar 15 14:14:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Molly actually said to say hello to you yesterday!

Tue Mar 15 14:19:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Glad to see someone in the comments doesn't get the Running Dog cover; the rest are brilliant but something there escapes me.

Tue Mar 15 14:46:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

The filmstrip I got; the Hitler reference I missed entirely. Thanks!

Tue Mar 15 14:49:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @samplereality

I'd say yes, absolutely!

Tue Mar 15 14:51:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @pmhswe

One wishes Google would apply it to, say, Gmail.

Tue Mar 15 17:20:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca

Agreed. And having "the social graph" campus by itself across the river seems an odd choice. #sxsw

Tue Mar 15 17:25:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @s2ceball

Thanks so much!

Tue Mar 15 23:08:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

You just made me realize that I made ZERO pretense of hiding my identity. \(Given my subject, it makes sense, but\.\.\. ergh\.\)

Tue Mar 15 23:42:11 +0000 2011

Wound up spending 4 hours in the reading room at the HRC. Very, very intense - and so much more left to do. Will have to return when I can.

Tue Mar 15 23:50:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

That would indeed be annoying!

Tue Mar 15 23:52:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

So. Much. Fun. But I need more time!

Tue Mar 15 23:58:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Wed Mar 16 00:01:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jcmeloni

It's one I'd love to read, but I've got such an awful backlog right now. I'll have to add it to the list...

Wed Mar 16 00:06:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @amandafrench

That is most awesome.

Wed Mar 16 00:10:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @amandafrench

In the app, if you go to Passport and then look for Rewards and Items \(or possibly just Items\) you should see it.

Wed Mar 16 00:16:52 +0000 2011

@jcmeloni I actually got a nifty $10 off @gowalla gear reward that I never got a chance to use. :(

Wed Mar 16 00:17:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

There was some super cool SXSW stuff!

Wed Mar 16 00:18:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jcmeloni

Yes, most items are virtual. They'll tell you if they have some real-world value.

Wed Mar 16 00:19:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Think scavenger hunt! I picked up some tacos at the restaurant next to my hotel that @mattbucher had dropped last month.

Wed Mar 16 00:21:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

The beauty of the tacos being VIRTUAL, you know.

Wed Mar 16 00:23:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

NXNW! I was quite happily surprised.

Wed Mar 16 00:53:32 +0000 2011

Why, oh why, is Gmail being so ridiculously slow this morning? Every click gives me the "Still working..." message.

Wed Mar 16 15:11:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @sschwister

Heh. I guess I should be grateful.

Wed Mar 16 15:15:38 +0000 2011

Thanks for everything, Austin. It's been fun.

Wed Mar 16 16:11:24 +0000 2011

Must admit that SXSW had me feeling my age a bit. There's a solid chance that I sounded all "the kids today!" at a number of points.

Wed Mar 16 16:30:50 +0000 2011

\(PS: Ach\. And their music\!\)

Wed Mar 16 16:31:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I think I was on their lawn, is part of the problem.

Wed Mar 16 17:25:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym


Wed Mar 16 18:00:21 +0000 2011

RT @redwards7: New Post: "As We May Publish, Part Two." This time focused on reader's perspective: http://bit.ly/i8hr6H //read part 1, too!

Wed Mar 16 18:45:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton


Wed Mar 16 22:36:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Wow, thank goodness for all that medical education.

Wed Mar 16 23:29:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

God, that blows, George. I hope you write about this at length and with vehemence.

Wed Mar 16 23:40:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat and @nowviskie

There are several words in that tweet that I'd never have expected to be in the same sentence. Fer reals.

Thu Mar 17 00:30:06 +0000 2011

Home. Unpacked. Settled in. Wearing my fleece jacket. All is right with \(my small corner of\) the world.

Thu Mar 17 01:11:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

This fleece jacket is exactly right!

Thu Mar 17 01:35:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Pretty awesome, huh? Saw him talk about it at Dartmouth last year. Just amazing.

Thu Mar 17 13:24:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @cpatell

I hate St. Patrick's Day. And coming from me, that's serious.

Thu Mar 17 15:39:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @cpatell

The protest is a joint effort: I hate the celebration of Irishness as an excuse for drunken stupidity. & I hate drunken stupidity.

Thu Mar 17 15:48:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @cpatell

But no, I haven't seen the film; should I?

Thu Mar 17 15:48:28 +0000 2011

Crap. Just shattered a molar. No pain, happily, though I don't know how long that will last. Anybody in NYC have a good dentist?

Thu Mar 17 17:47:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

You said it.

Thu Mar 17 17:55:37 +0000 2011

Someone faved my shattered molar. I'm a little less than thrilled about it, myself.

Thu Mar 17 17:58:04 +0000 2011

The most annoying part is that I *told* my CA dentist that the tooth was cracking last year, but it didn't show on the X-ray.

Thu Mar 17 18:01:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Am a Kathleen. Am 37.5% Irish. Am still completely not into St. Patrick's Day.

Fri Mar 18 02:09:54 +0000 2011

The tooth is much less bad than I feared, but it's shredding my tongue.

Fri Mar 18 03:00:16 +0000 2011

And I had meetings all afternoon & a full day meeting tomorrow, so it'll be Monday before I can do anything about it.

Fri Mar 18 03:01:01 +0000 2011

Not. Happy.

Fri Mar 18 03:01:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Under normal circumstances, I would say yes. And probably should say yes under unusual circumstances, too. Stupid work ethic.

Fri Mar 18 10:55:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton


Fri Mar 18 10:56:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Good point.

Fri Mar 18 11:01:37 +0000 2011

Really happy I set my alarm for 6.30. Unpleasant as that was, it's better than waking up to the jackhammer outside my front window at 7.00.

Fri Mar 18 11:08:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Amazing. They're tearing up the temporary sidewalk patch that ConEd put in after repairing the power here a while back.

Fri Mar 18 11:17:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

So I guess at least there'll be real sidewalk there by the end of the day. But really.

Fri Mar 18 11:17:24 +0000 2011

My #dayofdh is off to a mildly whiny start: http://bit.ly/hnmMiT

Fri Mar 18 11:31:55 +0000 2011

New post: Day of DH 2011 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/day-of-dh-2011/ #dayofdh

Fri Mar 18 11:43:24 +0000 2011

My #dayofdh has been focused on the digital but not digital in and of itself. Will have to post-post, it appears.

Fri Mar 18 17:37:09 +0000 2011

After weeks of struggling with an overdue article, I am two paragraphs away from a shitty first draft. Now to tackle those two paragraphs.

Sun Mar 20 17:02:02 +0000 2011

Making the thing non-shitty thereafter, though at the moment that feels an impossible task.

Sun Mar 20 17:02:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @beanandthyme

Indeed. Shouldn't there be an app for that?

Sun Mar 20 17:09:11 +0000 2011

Yay, a draft! And a less shitty one, at that! \(Still a ways to go, but yay nonetheless\.\)

Sun Mar 20 20:22:45 +0000 2011

Sad that I will have to pass on #THATCamp Prime this year, but happy to know that someone else will have a fabulous time there instead!

Mon Mar 21 13:38:22 +0000 2011

RT @audreywatters: Sprint Fully Integrates Google Voice http://rww.to/grDc5O // Very interesting, esp in light of AT&T/T-Mobile merger news.

Mon Mar 21 13:49:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

I hate that.

Mon Mar 21 15:15:45 +0000 2011

Best. Dentist appointment. Ever.

Mon Mar 21 19:33:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Exchange Dental, all the way downtown at 39 Broadway. There are several dentists there but I saw Dr. Olga Sobol.

Mon Mar 21 19:34:43 +0000 2011

I went in expecting a very expensive, painful, and protracted bunch of work to be done. Instead, she told me that I could get by for now +

Mon Mar 21 19:35:51 +0000 2011

with just polishing up the edges of the broken tooth, and get more serious work done later \(when I'm insured again\). +

Mon Mar 21 19:36:51 +0000 2011

She did an x-ray, examined it and the tooth, did the polishing-up, and charged me: $0.

Mon Mar 21 19:37:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

No kidding. So happy that I was able to put the big work off.

Mon Mar 21 19:38:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Good grief. That hurts just to read.

Mon Mar 21 19:39:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

It's the dentist, most definitely.

Mon Mar 21 19:40:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, no kidding. Absolutely astonishing.

Mon Mar 21 19:42:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

I'm medically insured but our dental sucks & is all but useless out of area, so I dropped it for the year.

Mon Mar 21 19:50:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

The Program Committee thanks you for your attention to detail!

Mon Mar 21 20:03:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

A relief indeed!

Mon Mar 21 20:05:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Amazing; I was expecting at least to be charged for the visit!

Mon Mar 21 20:05:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Clearly! This is the thin edge of the socialized dentistry wedge, I think.

Mon Mar 21 20:34:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I got it, of course!

Mon Mar 21 20:47:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

A guilty secret. I do indeed speak LOL.

Mon Mar 21 20:48:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Hmmm. Good point.

Mon Mar 21 21:27:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

I know, right?

Mon Mar 21 22:20:35 +0000 2011

RT @mkirschenbaum: My "What is DH?" essay now officially out in the ADE Bulletin, along with open access pieces from @kfitz and NK Hayle ...

Tue Mar 22 13:39:01 +0000 2011

Whoa. I just typed my blog's URL into the Chrome address bar & got a little "press tab to search plannedobsolescence.net" message.

Wed Mar 23 01:45:51 +0000 2011

I'm trying to replicate it on other URLs. Works on amazon.com. Also facebook.com.

Wed Mar 23 01:46:41 +0000 2011

Is this old news? If so, how have I missed it?

Wed Mar 23 01:47:03 +0000 2011

Doesn't work for apple.com. Or nytimes.com. Or even my own domains other than my main blog URL. Weird.

Wed Mar 23 01:48:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Now if I could get ahold of some computater tots, I'd be golden.

Wed Mar 23 02:49:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Mmmm. Ketchup....

Wed Mar 23 02:50:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @sselisker

Wow, cool. Thanks!

Wed Mar 23 03:39:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Oh, no!

Wed Mar 23 13:05:55 +0000 2011

So happy to be able to stay home and review copyedits on the book this morning, rather than deal with that weird stuff falling from the sky.

Wed Mar 23 13:39:32 +0000 2011

RT @dancohen: It's official: due to the immense generosity of 100s of donors, @CHNM will become the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & ...

Wed Mar 23 15:17:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Wonderful news. Congratulations to you and the rest of the folks at @CHNM.

Wed Mar 23 15:18:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

Nothing really off the shelf. WP with the CommentPress plugin might be close. Drupal requires lots of modification & general fussing

Wed Mar 23 16:11:49 +0000 2011

There are few things better than a thorough reading from a generous copyeditor.

Wed Mar 23 16:38:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais and @michaelzimmer

Okay, that's creepy. I literally just proofed the paragraph of the book on the relationship btw tenure and impact.

Wed Mar 23 16:56:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @loriemerson

If you propose 4 spkrs be sure to emphasize that papers will be short enough \(12\-15 mins\) to allow for real discussion. #mla12

Wed Mar 23 18:51:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @loriemerson

Ha, crossed in the air. Not "bad," but a red flag. Be sure to emphasize attention to time constraints.

Wed Mar 23 18:52:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @loriemerson

I'll look forward to seeing the proposal!

Wed Mar 23 18:56:07 +0000 2011

Thundersleet! \(Which is way less awesome to be out in than you might think\.\)

Wed Mar 23 23:56:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

That is a most reasonable response. It's horrible out there. And I was not wearing the thundersleet boots.

Thu Mar 24 00:03:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

Did you get an answer \(other than "no"\) to the FB notification question? Because, sheesh.

Thu Mar 24 00:04:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Heard indeed. But I'm not nervous, now that I'm home and not afraid of wiping out on the sidewalk.

Thu Mar 24 00:24:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

It's really bizarre. Particularly coming from L.A., where we get lightning once every two years.

Thu Mar 24 00:31:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Being from the LA, on the other hand, it's not the lightning that's weird, but the ice falling from the sky.

Thu Mar 24 00:31:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

That's HILARIOUS. Is that really the closest possible term?

Thu Mar 24 00:32:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Quel bordel!

Thu Mar 24 00:39:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Tu as raison.

Thu Mar 24 00:44:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Je crois que oui; the "en" provides the crucial off in foutre-ing off. Mais je ne suis pas sûr.

Thu Mar 24 00:51:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Je ne l'ai jamais vu. Vraiment.

Thu Mar 24 00:58:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @sunsiare

Not in general, but do you need it if you're specifying a location? \(e\.g\., to Canada\)

Thu Mar 24 01:39:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @sunsiare

Yeah, again, no specified location there.

Thu Mar 24 01:41:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @sunsiare

Okay, that makes sense.

Thu Mar 24 01:46:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @profwernimont

Woo-hoo! Thanks for letting me know. Will look forward to catching up with the stream & hearing more about the panel.

Thu Mar 24 17:23:53 +0000 2011

RT @FolgerResearch: Shakespeare Quarterly's Performance issue open review period has been extended through April 7th. Come join in! http ...

Thu Mar 24 18:17:17 +0000 2011

Since whenever it was I gave up diet Coke \(several days before Lent, that I remember\) I've had precisely 1. That one was sorta accidental.

Thu Mar 24 19:01:20 +0000 2011

The cravings are mostly gone, but I'm having a BIG ONE RIGHT NOW.

Thu Mar 24 19:01:37 +0000 2011

It's a particular quality of mid-afternoon headachy sleepiness that makes me think "diet coke." Which is part of how I know it's no good.

Thu Mar 24 19:04:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

Ha. Maybe what it should have me thinking is "martini."

Thu Mar 24 19:11:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I'd say "I wish" except, yuck. I accidentally ordered one in a takeout place without thinking. And couldn't bear the waste.

Thu Mar 24 19:12:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Semi-accidental. I ordered it without thinking, and then decided that I couldn't let it go to waste. \(But I didn't enjoy it\!\)

Thu Mar 24 19:51:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

I think it was all Tab then, which was full of yummy cancer-causing saccharine. Diet Coke was the NutraSweet replacement.

Thu Mar 24 19:54:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Spoken like a Catholic. \(About which, it takes one to know one\.\)

Thu Mar 24 19:54:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Huh. I'm surprised by that. But then, it's possible that I was so loyal to Tab at that point that I didn't notice.

Thu Mar 24 20:01:28 +0000 2011

Trying to see how I feel about going back to Firefox, since 4 is out. It's not bad, but I miss some of Chrome's cleanness.

Thu Mar 24 21:04:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Thanks! The main reason for switching back to FF is getting real Zotero integration back until the Chrome connector works...

Thu Mar 24 21:14:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @annettemarkham

It feels a little slower, but not noticeably so. Mostly it's so much faster than FF3 that it's hard not to celebrate.

Thu Mar 24 21:15:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

IKWYM. FF4 is enough better than FF3 that it's worth the compromise to me to get Zotero back, tho I vastly prefer Chrome.

Thu Mar 24 21:17:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Excellent! Was sending you good tailwinds.

Fri Mar 25 14:03:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Woo-hoo! Congrats, Liz!

Fri Mar 25 19:26:31 +0000 2011

At this rate, I am going to be the last person in America without a copy of The Pale King. And I am beginning to take it personally.

Fri Mar 25 19:33:15 +0000 2011

RT @cunydhi: Wed Mar 30: Kathleen Fitzpatrick at #cunydhi on “Peer Review, Open Scholarship, & the Digital Humanities” http://bit.ly/fL6TS3

Fri Mar 25 20:26:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

As a digital media scholar, I feel your pain. As the digital media scholar on the program committee, I urge you to rehash.

Sat Mar 26 16:13:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Intriguing is fine, but be sure that it's clear enough that scholars with a very wide range of specialties will get it.

Sat Mar 26 16:35:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I'd say that it's not that the ludologists won, but that they took their football and went home.

Sat Mar 26 16:38:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @aperren

I'm with you; a little bummed & surprised to discover that I'm apparently not a "top 200,000" NYT reader!

Sat Mar 26 16:53:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen and @aperren

Haven't a clue. I suspect that I've done most of my reading while not logged in.

Sat Mar 26 17:03:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen and @aperren

Honestly, though, I don't mind. I plan to pay for at least some delivery, if not right away.

Sat Mar 26 17:04:41 +0000 2011

New post: On Open Access Publishing http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-open-access-publishing/

Sat Mar 26 17:59:26 +0000 2011

\(Not exactly a new post: a reprint of a spam\-riddled article published elsewhere in January 2010\.\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-open-access-publishing/

Sat Mar 26 18:00:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde and @mariabustillos

Recursive breakfast tacos: the tortillas in the migas actually themselves contain more migas, whose tortillas...

Sat Mar 26 18:26:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde and @mariabustillos

Which is probably why you can never quite finish eating 1.

Sat Mar 26 18:26:41 +0000 2011

Fabulous dinner last night with @jcmeloni and @sheepeeh -- and it wasn't just the desserts, tho those were awesome. http://yfrog.com/h2fgwxnj

Sun Mar 27 13:54:51 +0000 2011

Now back to the copyedits. Must make huge progress today.

Sun Mar 27 13:56:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

You got it. It was really amazing!

Sun Mar 27 15:00:32 +0000 2011

Serious haircut today. Let's just say I won't be needing one again for a while.

Sun Mar 27 20:25:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Not. a. chance.

Sun Mar 27 20:55:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No, it's a fair bit longer than that!

Sun Mar 27 20:57:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @scrivenings

Gmail does now have an "always use https" setting.

Mon Mar 28 14:02:43 +0000 2011

Just got email from a "cybercrime reporter" telling me that "crooks may be emptying the bank account attached to [my project] as I write" +

Mon Mar 28 14:47:45 +0000 2011

The very idea that there might be a bank account attached to this project is HILARIOUS. -

Mon Mar 28 14:48:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca

Those dastardly cybercriminals! I'll get them yet! ::shakes fist::

Mon Mar 28 14:50:25 +0000 2011

Okay, CUC emergency notification system: this gets a HUGE WTF.

Mon Mar 28 15:14:06 +0000 2011

Text message, 11:11 am EDT: Evacuate the campus to the south and get at least a mile away! This is not a drill!

Mon Mar 28 15:15:07 +0000 2011

Text message 11:12 am EDT: The emergency is over! It's safe to go back to work! More information soon!

Mon Mar 28 15:15:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Claremont University Consortium.

Mon Mar 28 15:16:23 +0000 2011

You know, here I am in New York, and it completely freaked me out. I cannot imagine what that minute would have been like on campus.

Mon Mar 28 15:21:20 +0000 2011

I await reports of at least one head, rolling.

Mon Mar 28 15:21:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

Not a freaking clue. Last text said info would be posted on CUC site. Nothing so far.

Mon Mar 28 15:22:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @grammarsnark

Nice. I did get both the texts and the email, and I'm sure my office phone will save the voice mail for me.

Mon Mar 28 15:23:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Students, sure, but offices open at 8am, so the campus is populated.

Mon Mar 28 15:23:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @sunsiare

Right! You're off campus, but not south of it, and not a mile away! What to do?

Mon Mar 28 15:25:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @grammarsnark

No kidding. Or Alexander Hall \(PO's admin bldg\).

Mon Mar 28 15:27:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @dr_morel

Yes, we're taking advantage of the current crisis to practice for our crisis management drills.

Mon Mar 28 15:29:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Indeed. At least without a really big "HEY WE'RE JUST TESTING HERE."

Mon Mar 28 15:30:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @sunsiare


Mon Mar 28 15:34:04 +0000 2011

Oopsie. // RT @sunsiare: @kfitz: "we inadvertently sent an evacuation notice". Hum... :(

Mon Mar 28 15:35:39 +0000 2011

Via email: "This morning during one of our routine emergency exercises we inadvertently sent an evacuation notice..." +

Mon Mar 28 15:37:38 +0000 2011

"Please note that there was no emergency and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

Mon Mar 28 15:38:08 +0000 2011

Because *inconvenience* is I'm sure the most appropriate descriptor for what happened on campus during that minute.

Mon Mar 28 15:39:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @jdrouin

Oh, good grief.

Mon Mar 28 15:41:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

No kidding. I eagerly await a euphemistic message telling us that someone at CUC is leaving to seek new opportunities.

Mon Mar 28 15:45:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Yes, she should have, tho @mmwwah lives in the safe zone & so likely just had the same WTF response I did.

Mon Mar 28 15:49:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

God, I love that scene.

Mon Mar 28 15:59:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

What is the difference, after all, between an alarm and a false alarm, but one word?

Mon Mar 28 16:00:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I have been! But was hoping you might be having a lingering morning at home. Ah, well.

Mon Mar 28 16:06:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Yay, congratulations!

Mon Mar 28 22:40:04 +0000 2011

How much did I need to accomplish today? 10! How much did I accomplish today? 2. Shoot.

Tue Mar 29 00:05:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @amitorit

I wish I could.

Tue Mar 29 00:14:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

Heh. It's bad, but it's not that bad. Merely 10 exclamation.

Tue Mar 29 00:26:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Hey, excellent! One of my favorite students ever was a Putney graduate, and had fabulous things to say about it. Congrats 2x!

Tue Mar 29 00:28:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @profwernimont

I can only imagine! It threw my morning off, and I'm on the other coast!

Tue Mar 29 01:42:17 +0000 2011

Am playing a bit of hooky today in order to polish up tomorrow night's talk at @cunydhi \(6\.30pm, Grad Center rm 6417\).

Tue Mar 29 15:30:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone and @rebagorges

Hey, congratulations!

Tue Mar 29 16:15:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

I am curious to meet some of these "humanists" of which Gioia speaks! #CIChum #sigh

Tue Mar 29 18:37:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

I am clearly hanging out with the wrong crowd. From one perspective, at least. #CIChum

Tue Mar 29 18:39:13 +0000 2011

Good grief that's depressing. // RT @mlaconvention: Gioia: turns @fraistat q on the future into resistence to technology. Wow. #CIChum

Tue Mar 29 19:00:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

Phew. #CIChum

Tue Mar 29 19:24:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

Excellent! #CIChum

Tue Mar 29 19:38:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

You can mute particular hashtags in some twitter clients, but not on Twitter per se.

Tue Mar 29 20:16:48 +0000 2011

Note to self: "I'll just merge those two pieces of writing into one talk" should not have a "just" in it.

Tue Mar 29 20:17:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I've been bouncing back and forth between Twitter & Echofon. Neither is exactly right.

Tue Mar 29 20:19:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @joshhonn

Hey, thanks! \(I'm a little excited about it, too\.\)

Tue Mar 29 20:55:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

Hey, me too!

Tue Mar 29 21:10:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

Really? I'm... surprised to hear that! My memory must be failing me.

Tue Mar 29 21:16:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

Perhaps it was a conflict with tomorrow's talk at CUNY. I'll have to look back in my email and see!

Tue Mar 29 21:17:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

I'm sorry to hear about Stanford, but RIT honors will be great!

Wed Mar 30 00:15:17 +0000 2011

New post: The Never-Appeared http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-never-appeared/

Wed Mar 30 14:50:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender and @captain_primate

I've done it, too, and also pick up my edu email through Gmail so it's all in one place.

Wed Mar 30 15:12:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

That's hilarious. I wonder if his assistant carries his books to class.

Wed Mar 30 15:35:35 +0000 2011

"I'm tired of this shit." A hilariously rude and dead-on grammar lesson. http://learnyourdamnhomophones.com

Wed Mar 30 16:22:36 +0000 2011

The talk I'm giving tonight now draws upon two prior talks and three pieces of writing. Let's be kind and call it a pastiche.

Wed Mar 30 16:38:40 +0000 2011

\(Srsly, how do I get myself into a spot like this? More importantly, how do I get myself out? Must find way to end talk soon\.\.\.\)

Wed Mar 30 16:39:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

The problem is less the newness \(or not\) of the material than creating something coherent out of so many pieces...

Wed Mar 30 16:40:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @mbtimney

Congratulations! Fantastic news!

Wed Mar 30 16:46:49 +0000 2011

Getting that unsettling feeling that I took a wrong turn about 10 slides ago, and need to back up and start again.

Wed Mar 30 17:25:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

That's part of the problem: it's part overview of the larger issue, and part attempting to do some specific work with an example.

Wed Mar 30 18:17:20 +0000 2011

Well, it's a talk. Fortunately, I have a couple of hours left in which to polish up some rough edges.

Wed Mar 30 19:18:21 +0000 2011

Just as I finish the last touches on the slides for tonight, my copy of The Pale King arrives. Must. Not. Read. Now.

Wed Mar 30 19:57:37 +0000 2011

MT @mkgold: Tonight at 6:30: @kfitz at #cunydhi on “Peer Review, Open Scholarship, & the Digital Humanities” http://bit.ly/fL6TS3

Wed Mar 30 20:58:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @subsublibrary

Yes, absolutely - lots to catch up on. Let me know when works for you!

Wed Mar 30 22:01:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @redwards7

It is, in fact, though I understand theres a little backlog & it may be a while before it's up.

Wed Mar 30 22:28:49 +0000 2011

Will be starting my talk at #cunydhi shortly!

Wed Mar 30 22:36:57 +0000 2011

\(Will not be livetweeting it\.\) #cunydhi

Wed Mar 30 22:37:33 +0000 2011

Fabulous time at #cunydhi tonight! Thanks so much to @mkgold for inviting me. \(Also for the cookies\.\)

Thu Mar 31 01:47:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @wynkenhimself

Yup. "The papers will all be really good. And they'll work together brilliantly. Take my word for it."

Thu Mar 31 02:06:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire, @mlaconvention and @sselisker

Love it. I would go to that panel.

Thu Mar 31 02:17:29 +0000 2011

Headed to Louisiana in the morning, where it's supposed to be sunny and mid-80s all weekend. It'll be 37 & raining here when I leave.

Thu Mar 31 02:42:33 +0000 2011

On the one hand, I'm ecstatic. On the other, I have no idea how to pack.

Thu Mar 31 02:42:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Well, sure. But I don't think the layers go down far enough for that!

Thu Mar 31 02:47:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Actually, I'm appalled to say that I probably do need to bring one. Going to my parents' camp on the river.

Thu Mar 31 02:51:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandalicastro and @mkgold

It was fabulous getting to talk with you tonight; I'll look forward to another opportunity!

Thu Mar 31 02:59:45 +0000 2011

LGA > IAH > BTR. Ready for some sunny & 80 degrees.

Thu Mar 31 11:03:12 +0000 2011

Showing Twitter to my mom.

Fri Apr 01 01:58:29 +0000 2011