# 2011 04 01 tweets

Thanks much, very belatedly!

Most awesome; thanks!

Thanks for all the hellos to my mom. She was suitably impressed $$but wants to know how I know each of you and why you would want to say hi$$.

That's hilarious. "I know them from conferences" got eyebrows raised only slightly less than "I know them from the Internet."

RT @FolgerResearch: 164 comments, 25 reviewers, 1 week left to join Shakespeare Quarterly's open review. Great performance scholarship t ...

Bought the hardback, partly as collectible object. But will likely read it in ebook form.

Fabulous trip to Louisiana, but very happy to be home. Have declared Twitter bankruptcy; if there's anything I need to know about, tell me!

There's a great blog post out there somewhere on declaring email bankruptcy. Lifehacker, maybe?

Dear @AnthemBlueCross: your website user registration process is completely borked. Help, please.

The third time through, it finally worked, but not without making me re-enter data again just for fun.

RT @mlaconvention: MLA Executive Council Deplores Open-Records Requests That Infringe Academic Freedom: http://www.mla.org/ec_records @A ...

Ha. @kfitz has the most -ette of kitchenettes right now & would find it too painful to contemplate real cooking.

RT @nowviskie: 2 of 33 speakers at the $$very cool\!$$ Digging into Data event are women. Casting no aspersions on NEH here! but I wonder: ...

I was wondering the very same thing.

RT @mlaconvention: The #MLA condemns the politicized intrusion on faculty and staff members: http://www.mla.org/ec_records

Two big things and a couple of small things crossed off the to-do list today. Two more deadlines ahead.

The learning curve is utterly horizontal. You have an ayfone; you already know how the bigger one works.

Yeah, typing takes a little getting used to. And I find the autocorrect factor annoying. But it comes pretty quickly.

Back atcha! PS: I find typing in landscape mode easier than horizontal.

My $is on that yutz who said "it would be silly to claim that new means of comm can affect a protest" a month ago. Gladwell? Replying to @academicdave Rats. It would have been awesome. Replying to @kdettmar and @eetempleton I'm not disappointed in the least. Maybe in part because I accidentally wound up with a 3G iPad this weekend. Replying to @eetempleton and @kdettmar You can activate & deactivate month-to-month. Replying to @eetempleton Yes, I did. I maxed out the first one, too; I like traveling with a lot of video. 32GB wd probably be plenty, but just in case. Replying to @samplereality More or less, yeah. The internet is exciting! Replying to @mlaconvention Yup! Replying to @mlaconvention Wow! No, I'm covered, ha ha. I'm sure somebody out there could use one. I am now at the point of lack of motivation at which I am resorting to frank bribery. If I go to the gym, I can have a fancy coffee after. It's pathetic, but I did make it to the gym today. $$And this coffee is really good\.$$ Attempted a return to Firefox in order to have full Zotero support. Cannot take it, not one more minute. Chrome, I'll never leave you again. $$At least not until you do something that really annoys me and I abandon you for Opera\. So don't get too comfortable\.$$ In case you're interested, what's killing me with FF? That you can't ⌘➔ to get to the end of a line in Gmail. Cannot take it. Replying to @savasavasava You are so right. Replying to @briancroxall I just can't make the adjustment. And that ⌘➔ works everywhere else in FF except Gmail makes it worse. Replying to @ricksva Yes, FF4. And it's a collection of small things, but the no ⌘➔ to the end of the line in Gmail is the dealbreaker, weirdly enough. Replying to @briancroxall What I really want is a browser that's smart enough to absorb the stuff I like from other browsers without getting kludgy. Replying to @jvinopal Hmmm. I haven't been having the Zotero/PythonExt problem. But I'm running Python 2.6; wonder if that makes a difference? Congrats, @mkirschenbaum and @johnmjones - a good day for good news! Replying to @plragde Control-e? I'll have to check that out. But I'm not sure it'll be able to overcome my ⌘➔ habit. Replying to @joshhonn Wait, really? I'm... boggled. I'd ask how they did that, but I'm not sure I want to know. Does it appear to come from me? Replying to @joshhonn Yeah, I'd love to see that! kfitz47 at gmail. Replying to @plragde Oy. I was never an emacs user; I'd have to work slowly on building this fluency... Replying to @plragde This is true. Replying to @joshhonn Wow. Just amazing. .@joshhonn and I are imagining #spamcamp, a means by which we harness the programming ingenuity of spammers for productive use. This got started when a tweet of mine showed up within minutes as the text of a spam comment on his blog. Imagine that put to work for good! Replying to @mlaconvention You. Go. Replying to @jamesjbrownjr Ooh, excellent! I'll look forward to hearing/reading more! Replying to @mlaconvention Excellent. Let me know. Replying to @subsublibrary Hey, excellent - I'll see you there! Finished a pass thru the copyedits on my book. Fun but exhausting. Hope to do one more read $$with view changes off$$ before handing it back. Oh! And! I just got the catalog copy from the press, which is great. With two most awesome blurbs, which I look forward to sharing soon. Replying to @mlaconvention So sorry to hear you're not feeling well! @dancohen and I will soldier on without you. Replying to @mlaconvention Ugh. Do take care of yourself! At the NYU Humanities Initiative to hear @dancohen & Alexander Provan on digital scholarly communications. .@dancohen beginning "Scholarly Communication the Web Way" by discussing Paleofuture. .@dancohen interested in tracking folks who are unsatisfied with conventional ways of doing scholarly work, and how they're working around. Layer tennis, digital journals as examples of work that can't be done in print. Desire for direct communication, interactivity. @dancohen What might we do if we had this kind of DIY work take place in the academy? What would academic layer tennis look like? @dancohen Part of problem: AAUP survey a year ago about digital publishing strategies stuck in conventional forms. Online work as "companion" sites. Need to think about new, unconventional forms as actual scholarly work, not companions to "real" work. @dancohen Examples of scholarly blogs driving conversation within a field. Shout out to @MediaCommons and The New Everyday. @dancohen First question that gets raised: what about review? It's the wild west! @dancohen says this is a misunderstanding of how review works online Online review is "recursive review" - cycles of commenting that are often more critical than traditional blind peer review. @dancohen When you're out there on the open web, different but equally critical form of reviewing takes place recursively. @dancohen Replying to @mamamusings I was actually asked to tweet. You may want to unfollow or mute for the next hour. Sorry about that! :) Aggregation and curation as key aspect of sorting out most important material for a community at any moment. @dancohen Replying to @mamamusings I'm sorry to overwhelm your stream! I'll be as judicious as possible. Examples of blog aggregation and curation: PLoS Blogs, The Browser, Digital Humanities Now. @dancohen Thoughts don't come in either 8K or 100K words; need to experiment with the full range of sizes of scholarship. See Tyler Cowen. @dancohen .@dancohen showing CIBER UCL survey of importance attached to modes of scholarly communication; users of social media have radically + different senses of the significance of those forms. This is with 7% of scholars using $$or 1991 email usage levels$$. What will happen when + we reach 50% usage? What experimentation will become possible? - CIBER survey mentioned by @dancohen: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber/social-media-report.pdf, see esp. Figure 31. Alexander Provan of Triple Canopy discussing the publication's use of digital affordances and genealogy in zines & arts magazines. Provan asks about the problem of proliferating closed publishing platforms - the web may be open, but can we share programming resources? Anna McCarthy opens discussion by asking Provan about choice not to have comments on Triple Canopy. Provan sees value in controlled space. Replying to @tcarmody, @paleofuture and @dancohen Yup - lead texts and images in his talk. Excitement in the audience, too. .@dancohen acknowledges degree to which great editors can surface important new kinds of work, but that's not universal & can't get around. Replying to @mamamusings and @amitorit I completely agree. The only clients that I know allow hashtag muting I find otherwise unusable. :( Replying to @mamamusings and @amitorit Okay, okay, I'll cop to being a grownup. :) Concern from artist in audience that digital humanities has left out artists - designers, perhaps, but no spaces to mix artists and writers. Replying to @amitorit and @dancohen interesting comment from former press editor who talked about bizarre physical constraints; pre-Amazon, her press tried+ Replying to @amitorit and @dancohen to publish print "singles" but bookstores wouldn't take them bc their spines were too skinny to be seen on the shelves. Replying to @tezcatlipoca A panel at the NYU Humanities Initiative on digital humanities and new modes of scholarly communication. Replying to @tezcatlipoca Absolutely! Let me know if I can be of help. Replying to @tezcatlipoca I'll ponder names & pass them on. Plug for #thatcamp from @dancohen as site where multiple digital communities - humanists, artists, and programmers can come together. Replying to @amitorit and @dancohen Absolutely! Half the humanists I know are anti- or a-. So this whole self-bribery thing is going well; the promise of a good cup of coffee afterward has gotten me to the gym two days in a row. Still, I'm hoping that some more internally motivated spirit might take the place of such bald manipulation. Replying to @amandafrench It would be fantastic to open up that conversation beyond designer-as-project-collaborator & think about digital art per se. Replying to @jmittell I've run up against that same problem; it was less about citing me than about awareness that there was existing work in the area! Replying to @jmittell What I did was name a number of other texts, acknowledging the awkwardness of including my own. Replying to @mlaconvention I hope your voice holds out, and that you start feeling better ASAP! Replying to @drnels No, I'm not in NYU housing; I've got a small furnished studio in the w. village. Pricy but fabulous. Replying to @drnels Getting on the NYU housing list is hard; you need a dean to intervene for you. But there are sublets to be found... Yay, another item off the to-do list. Nobody send me anything new; I'm making progress. Replying to @drnels Nice! WSV gets referred to as the "faculty ghetto"; the buildings are ugly as hell outside but the apts are often nice. If possible+ Replying to @drnels go see what they're offering you $$and don't feel you have to accept the first thing they show$$. Advice from an NYU fac friend. RT @mlaconvention: Time to stop thinking of diss as larval monograph, as the MLA put it yrs ago!! @JenHoward @chronicle // Indeed. Replying to @amandafrench and @mlaconvention No, wrong direction! The diss should serve its own purposes. Not all should be expected to become a book. RT @mlaconvention: in other words, challenge assumpt that diss = bk = tenure. Ask what is impt scholarship instead. // This. MT @nowviskie @mkimarnold: Shutdown solidarity.//To dear colleagues @NEHgov. Thinking of you. You're wonderful-thx for grt svcs you provide. This is a huge part of what past MLA pres Sid Smith has been working on w/ad hoc wk group. Undermining net neutrality while we're all paying attention to the threat of shutdown? http://nyti.ms/fYAVGD Replying to @wynkenhimself That's awful! My first publisher didn't go to MLA the year my book was out & sent it to lie ignored on an association table. Replying to @wynkenhimself But they're a small press & times were hard, so I got it. Palgrave not bringing your book the first year is not forgivable. It really boggles the mind. Increasingly so, as more & more libraries turn to patron-driven acquisition models. It's Friday evening, I'm tired and grouchy, and so I've come to the most important decision of the day: wine or whisky? Replying to @bighandsome An inexpensive Malbec vs. Jameson. Replying to @JenServenti If only DC were closer. I'd bring them both! Replying to @bighandsome Good point. I should know I can count on you in this arena. Replying to @bighandsome Your BR friends and family would be proud. Replying to @jasonrhody and @jenserventi I hear that. RT @RepWeiner: Maybe I'm just dense, but how does defunding the biggest provider of contraceptives reduce abortions? Replying to @brendabethman A woman after my own heart! I did start in on the whisky, happily. Replying to @brendabethman Oh, yes, the grouchiness is fading admirably. And yes, let's plan on a drink in Seattle! Replying to @joshhonn Done and done. Everybody knows that facts have a clear left-wing bias. http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/08/kyl-walks-back-claim-about-planned-parenthoo/ RT @CapitolClio/@jaketapper: Dem & GOP sources: Deal is done and signed off on.$38.5b in cuts, no elimination of Planned Parenthood funding

A surprising number of people in my totally bougie suburban SoCal town keep chickens, but roosters are specifically poultry non grata.

Attempting one last quick re-read of the copy-edited manuscript before I send it back.

I'm almost done, I swear!

Was it web ring?

I'm one of the 1 in 5 American women who has been helped by Planned Parenthood. Are you? http://RaiseYourHand.org #raiseyourhand

GAH! Glad I decided to do one last read-through; just discovered the copy-editor introduced a massive set of errors by deleting a fn ref.

Every fn from that point to the end of the chapter is misnumbered. Grrrr.

Okay, endnotes. But nonetheless! All misnumbered.

Heh. The paper my press uses isn't terribly clicky.

Nice. Better than one of those creepy video markers they were promoting a couple of years ago.

This is one of about six reasons I abandoned Nike+ & went over to RunKeeper once I had a GPS-enabled smartfone.

I am beside myself. It really feels like the project changed copyeditors halfway through; s/he's fab in the first half, and then +

really sloppy in the second. I'm not opposed to being copyedited, but DO NOT INTRODUCE ERRORS.

Palgrave is seriously not made of win.

Imagine being able to see & hear your deceased loved one when you visit! $$Imagine being the pre\-deceased making that video\!$$

I will not combust. I will not combust.

If only there were someone in the field writing about such issues. Maybe as part of a forthcoming book.

Seriously, the appalling part of the Palgrave biz is that they're for-profit and not OA in any sense.

You spend hours correcting errors introduced by your copyeditor & tell me where your snark level winds up. :)

Done and done.

You are very kind! I've actually got all kinds of comfort food here to serve that purpose, but thank you!

A very civilized place, this. I'm covered there as well!

Done. I am now in need of either a strong drink or a really good chocolate gelato.

You're right: it's more a which first kind of thing, I think.

Only as a matter of where to begin.

Now, see, THAT is an efficient use of resources.

That sounds most awesome!

Dude.

New post: I Miss Blogging http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/i-miss-blogging/

I can absolutely imagine!

RT @urbanhumanist: Fascinating, the 9/11 memorial misuses the quotation from Virgil. http://nyti.ms/fqaqU2 // Just amazing.

A teeny tiny one, perhaps, and one more un- than conscious. :)

Pondering what's lost in shifting from focused blogging to a distributed range of platforms for posting and discussion. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/i-miss-blogging/

Exactly the kind of thing I've been thinking about.

What I'd like is a selective tweet-to-blog plugin, so that some tweets would appear in the blog timeline, with room for expansion.

Yes! I've got a plugin that grabs tweets that link to posts, but there isn't anything that grabs replies without links.

Yes, exactly. The diffusion of that kind of discussion makes it very hard to reconstruct.

Perhaps. Or at least the less open the discussion is to discovery and participation by those not inside the circle.

Life was definitely simpler when I only had one site to obsessively click "refresh" on.

You want controversial? "Planned Parenthood: The Gestation of the Digital Humanities Research Agenda."

I was going to add something about federal funding in there but I didn't want to give anyone any ideas.

I haven't been, but that does come up in today's discussions $$in the blog comments, here on Twitter, and on Facebook\!$$

Thanks, @JenHoward, for such a great write-up, and @jmittell @shanakimball @wynkenhimself & @readywriting for the kind thoughts!

Very excited about working with my @mediacommons and @NYUpress colleagues $$esp @moncia & @ericzinner$$ on open review!

RT @JenHoward: "Taking a Closer Look at Open Peer Review" @wiredcampus post on Mellon grant to NYU Press, @mediacommons. http://bit.ly/eIYqtb

Have been offline much of the afternoon and evening, and so have many personal thank-yous to return. But generically: thank you all!

5 hours later: congratulations! Wonderful news.

$$And thanks for your good wishes earlier\!$$

Many thanks!

Huge congrats, Erin!

Thanks so much! We're very excited, needless to say.

Thanks, Dan!

Thanks, Matt. I hope you'll now forgive me for my very bad and utterly unsolicited title input. :)

Replying to @pmhswe, @edmj and @joguldi

Thanks so much. We're very excited, and really looking forward to digging in.

Yay, us! $$But no one made me cookies\.$$

Thanks so much. Really looking forward to seeing where this leads.

Thank you!

Thanks, Brett. We're very excited, needless to say!

Thank you!

Thanks, Matt!

I consider it my highest duty.

Thanks, Cathy! We're enormously excited about it, too!

Thanks much! We're really excited, needless to say.

Thank you - wonderful news for all of us, I hope.

Thanks! Gerunds rule.

Thanks! I'm so glad to know. We're awfully excited to see how things develop.

I'll be right there.

Ooh, that would be great. Keep me posted as you move in that direction; we've got a lot of work to do in this study yet, too.

We'll do it. Let's find a time!

Thanks so much! I look forward to it, too. :)

Sadly, no ICA for me. June is going to be pretty nutty, but I'm sure we can find some time around then...

Thank you! We look forward to sharing what we learn.

Cool -- lots to look forward to!

Thanks! We're pretty fired up, as you might guess.

I would love to talk about that!

Yes, of course; you'd want the committee to approve. But it could be a good way to get broader membership buy-in for the doc

Absolutely. And having the doc in a complete state $$or very close to complete$$ is probably a good idea.

But some kind of open discussion around that nearly-final document might help it, and help the membership.

Just a few days left to support The Open Utopia: A New Kind of Old Book. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1713881779/the-open-utopia-a-new-kind-of-old-book

Thanks so much!

Thanks, Jason; we're very excited about it!

Thanks, Kimon! I'll look forward to sharing what comes out of the study.

Thanks, Amanda. All kinds of exciting stuff on the horizon!

Thanks, Melissa! We're looking forward to digging in.

Thanks, Rich!

The Dropbox team responded to that article in the forums; I'm not sure how I feel about it, but until there's a better option...

Thanks, Alisa! We're really excited about it.

I've probably got some stuff there I ought to be worried about. I wish there were a good encryption solution.

I'm imagining something Windows-specific, though? I'm all Mac, all the time...

Cool, thanks!

The tree outside my window is now covered with a very different kind of white. http://yfrog.com/hsfghtrj

It's really lovely, and it all bloomed in a matter of three days.

I was going to recommend more of a "you oughta see the other guy" stance.

Congratulations, George!

Hey thanks, Roxie! And great post!

Maybe it's just the coffee talking. But I am really, really excited today. A small piece of writing to work on & one more in the on-deck. +

Plus a little revision that I've been stalling on, and, oh, several hundred panel proposals to read. But then! It's on to new stuff!

Bought a Groupon months ago and forgot about it. Realized it expires today. Using it feels like, hey, free pizza!

I feel exactly the same. And now must experience the horror of reintroducing paper-white legs to visibility.

Sadly, no! I'm not in Claremont this year, but in NYC. So glad to hear PHWM got grouponated!

Boy, does it feel good to cross something embarrassingly overdue off the to-do list. Now there's only one mortifyingly overdue thing left!

There is an irony in the email message announcing that the disruption in email service has not yet been fixed. More info to come via email.

Aw, you guys! I'm blushing. $$Also, the cookies are in the mail\.$$

Mmmmm.

Is possible someone could share it with you via other means...

I love a travel day. Everything except the fact that I got three hours' sleep and accrued 20 email messages that need to be responded to.

That's 20 after triage. 20 that require actual thought.

Ha. I'm incapable of doing that. I have to triage (delete everything that can be deleted; respond to what can be answered +

in 30 seconds or less) immediately. And then what's left... haunts me.

That actually sounds pretty healthy to me.

I'm so sorry not to be able to join you for the celebration. All my best wishes to you and the rest of #RRCHNM!

Yeah, this was a Labs feature for a while $$called something like "don't forget Bob$$ that's now gone mainstream.

It's got a parallel feature, too, called something like "is that the wrong Bob?"

One among several reasons why I never turned it on in Labs. I haven't poked around yet to see if you can turn it off now...

Replying to @mlaconvention, @bendprof and @markcmarino

I've seen several, yes! #MLA12

Haven't come across it yet, but there are a LOT of proposals, so it could well be there!

Ouch. // RT @CHATemple: All humanities interdisciplinary programs cut at Temple. "Return to the Silo" -Inside Higher Ed http://fb.me/FXdTUppY

is particularly helpful in cases of missing luggage, even without the conductive thread.

Except that she apparently did get that job, according to her bio, so... anticipatory, but not misleading.

I don't think so. This interview was in 2009, so that year would be long since up. & I think the denying school was a big one.

Love. It.

Interestingly, it didn't. :(

Let's try that again, shall we? PNS > IAH > LGA. Four hours later than expected, but at least not TOMORROW, as @united wanted.

For all values of "chillaxin" equal to 8-10 hrs a day in front of the computer, sure. Working spring break w/ R.

So we've been at the gate at IAH for 5 minutes, but there's no gate agent so we're stuck on the plane. Lots of folks with tight connex.

Indeed. As a guy once said to me during a long delay, I'd rather be down here wishing I were up there than vice versa.

Indeed. It was a lovely one, armed guard and all.

Indeed. And this was B84 $$aka the bus terminal$$, so the door was open & the stairs had been rolled up but we were still stuck.

It's awesome how my noise-cancelling headphones eliminate the bg roar so I can better hear the obnoxious cell convo of the woman next to me.

Please tell me this weekend is over.

No, seriously. What do you mean it's only Friday?

Congratulations, a bit belatedly!

RT @FrostDavis: looking fwd to the arrival of my new colleague @lisaspiro! Congrats on becoming director of #NITLE Labs! // Congrats all!

RT @STCollective: Politics in the Age of Secrecy & Transparency, a MediaCommons/NewEveryday cluster on Wikileaks & Anon http://goo.gl/AoHod

That's awesome. I can't wait to hear how things develop for you there!

Was about to write & suggest TNE. Might be productive to put out a call for others working on related issues.

RT @mediacommons: New cluster on Wikileaks and Anonymous at The New Everyday, curated by Biella Coleman. http://fb.me/J4vRDkmE

Mwa-ha-ha.

That sounded like nearly every publishing industry panel I've been to in the last three years. #buthowwillwemakemoney

Wow, that's awesome casting.

I hate it when I know there's a specific word for something but I can't put my finger on it.

Right now I'm looking for the adjective that describes someone who demonstrates poor judgment.

EXACTLY.

Bahahahaha!

Indiscreet is awfully close. Perhaps that's what I was thinking of.

Dude, you are a walking thesaurus. I clearly need you around when I'm writing.

Those are mighty close. It's somewhere up in the space around injudicious, imprudent, undiscerning, and indiscreet.

I'm going to go with @swarthmoreburke's indiscreet. It's got the nuance I was after, tho it still feels like there's another word out there.

Well, there's the answer right there: go back to the time in childhood when everything was just "stupid."

Heh. Imprudent may well have been it...

The list that comes up for "demonstrating poor judgment" is pretty funny! 1: injudicious $$okay$$, 2: foul $$?$$, 3: ad-lib $$???$$

4. sedative $$\!$$

Thanks! I think my brain was trying to come up with "indiscreet" in a more Latinate form.

All very good options! Ah, the range of ways people can demonstrate poor judgment.

Replying to @jasonrhody, @tcarmody and @jenhoward

Considering the sentence in question was about Ivan Tribble's view of bloggers, it most certainly was.

Trying to decide if it's a bad idea to have a whisky while I read this dissertation. Or if it's a worse idea not to.

I don't know if you have a vote but you're pretty persuasive.

I kinda thought so!

Oh, that goes without saying.

I'm kinda thinking so!

Oh, that would be a no-brainer, for me. So to speak.

I always knew you were wise.

Predictability where wisdom results is no vice.

Half my family is Irish. I'd be on the losing side of any such argument.

Surely that's the number of votes counted thus far? And will increase as the count continues?

It's rare enough you folks actually get to vote; one fears everyone's just given up.

Taxation without representation is... aw, never mind.

It would be incredibly frustrating - and even more so to see this effect on what democratic possibilities remain.

Not that I've come across. The Lamont that @matthomas linked to uses grant panels as a metonym for peer review.

The only serious study of peer review in the humanities that I found was http://www.amazon.com/Peer-Review-Critical-Inquiry-Academic/dp/0742514358

And it's more focused on the philosophical/ethical questions that peer review raises. He acknowledges that the +

kind of study you're talking about really hasn't been done, as it has in sci & soc sci fields, in part bc those +

who care about humanities outlets aren't really trained to do the quantitative work required to study them.

A good question. If one were doing a study of open review processes, one might put it on the agenda!

She talks about other forms of review but is really focused on the panels, probably because she could observe/ask about them.

Absolutely! I'll look forward to the opportunity.

RT @BookWorld: Folger Shakespeare Library names new director http://wapo.st/idmXyI //Participant in the 1st ShQ open review at @mediacommons!

Login via command line or FTP and delete .maintenance at the top level.

I've had that dream before. $$Wait \- are you awake?$$

Fun! I'm sure the lines came together. But I really do still have the "hey, I'm in a play! Wait, what play?" dream quite often.

Cuts mean "no public historically black college in [Louisiana] will offer a bachelor’s degree in a foreign language" http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/Regents-cull-100-degrees.html

Wow, congratulations, Tanya! Fantastic news!

Nice desk space, though! Plenty of room for the chaos to spread itself out.

Straight outta Lily Tomlin.

Glasses have been making the bridge of my nose ache fiercely for several days. Switched to contacts. Eyes now unhappy. #rock #me #hardplace

Sounds right. I'll take them in early next week, and deal with the contacts in the meantime, to let the old nosebridge rest.

Thank you! I'm thrilled, needless to say!

Thanks so much, Bethany. I'm thrilled and looking forward to getting started.

Thanks so much, Brian. I'm super excited, needless to say.

Thanks so much!

Thanks, Paul!

Thank you! We're excited, needless to say.

Yay! There's lots of good stuff ahead - I'm looking forward to getting started!

Thanks, Shana!

Thank you! I'm super excited, and looking forward to getting started.

Thank you! I hope I can continue to bring lots of excitement to the profession as we go forward.

RT @micahvandegrift: Waking up to news of @kfitz leading an Office of Scholarly Communications for MLA makes me more excited about my jo ...

Yes, it is! It's an enormous opportunity.

Yes, it is. I'll be moving early this summer!

Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting started.

@jeanburgess @nancybaym By the by, my #ir12 proposal was accepted, so I'm looking forward to seeing you both in Seattle!

Thanks, Ethan! There's exciting stuff ahead.

Thanks! I'm extremely excited, and really looking forward to getting started.

Team superawesome FTW!

I know exactly what you mean! And I'll hope to talk with you & your colleagues as we go forward.

Thank you!

Thanks! I'm quite excited.

Thanks so much - I really do think that exciting things are ahead, and I'm happy to have the chance to help build them.

Thanks, Mark! Exciting things, indeed.

Thank you so much, Dan; I'm just thrilled, and looking forward to the exciting things we'll be able to make happen.

Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting started.

Thank you so much. I'm very excited about the opportunity!

Thank you for that vote of confidence! I hope we give you lots of reason to find us even more than relevant!

RT @middlemiddlek: I'm totally going to have to rethink my suspicion of MLA's relevance now that they've hired @kfitz to head up scholar ...

Thanks, Matt. It's in the IHE quick takes, and will be on the MLA site very shortly.

Thanks, Amanda!

The brown M&Ms are as good as gone.

Many thanks, Ben! It's a very exciting step, and I'm looking forward to being back in NYC, to boot!

Thanks so much, Jason - looking forward to much excitement ahead!

Thank you, Matt! It's a great opportunity, for all of us.

Thank you! I think it's going to be an exciting time.

Yay! Thanks, Kari!

RT @karikraus: Oh wow--the brilliant @kfitz to direct the #MLA's new Office of Scholarly Communication! Makes me proud to be a member of ...

Thanks so much - I'm glad you've re-joined, too, and look forward to an exciting future.

Thanks so much!

Thanks, George!

Absolutely - I'll look forward to talking with you as they develop.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to it, too.

Thank you!

Thanks so much, Melissa!

Thank you!

Thanks so much - there are some really exciting possibilities ahead!

Thank you! It's a phenomenal opportunity.

Thanks, Annette! Very excited...

Thanks, Maria - it's a very exciting moment for all of us.

Thank you, Phil!

Hear, hear! $$And thanks\!$$

Thank you!

Thanks so much. We've got lots of exciting stuff ahead.

Thank you!

Hey, I got my start at NDR, back in the day. Thanks so much!

Thanks! "Looking forward" is exactly right.

Thanks, Amy! I'm very excited about the opportunity.

Thank you!

There was a wedding?

Thank you -- that's what I'm hoping for!

Thanks, Kevin!

Thank you so much! I'll look forward to working with members like you to build an exciting sch comm future!

Thanks so much, Brett; I'm very happy to have this opportunity!

Thanks, Derek!

Thank you! I'm looking forward to doing all kinds of cool stuff with @mlaconvention!

Thanks, Ryan!

No kidding. WANT.

Thanks so much, Erin - I'm super excited about it, and looking forward to the great things we'll be able to build.

At least it wasn't green.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you - that really means an awful lot to me.

Wow. That would be some very odd advice.

MT @tcarmody: in my experience as a committee member, the MLA staff is among the best in the world.//Could not agree more; thrilled to join!

Also, thanks! Looking forward to exploring future possibilities.

It's an amazing opportunity. My head is still spinning with it.

Thanks, Tanya!

Me, too. It'll be great to be back here fer reals.

Do you have a link? I'd love to see...

Oh, wait - that one. Never mind.

Nah, is probably for the best.

Thank you! I'm very excited.

Thanks, Natalia; we're pretty thrilled!

I *love* it. Thanks, Amanda!

RT @amandafrench: VERY excited about @kfitz's new position at the Modern Language Association. Expect those languages to get REAL modern ...

Thank you so much.

Uh, I'd be in! #mlatweetup

Thanks, Chris; I'm thrilled, needless to say!

Thanks so much, Jentery; lots of good stuff ahead for all of us, I hope!

Thanks, Amanda!

I'm hoping that a celebratory drink might be managed, yes!

Thanks!

Thanks, Jen!

RT @ProfHacker: New post: @jbj's "Weekend Reading: Hail to the MLA Edition": http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/weekend-reading-hail-to-the-mla-edition/33099 // Thanks, guys!

Thanks, Matt! Glad to know you've joined, and I look forward to working on things that keep you among us!

Thanks! I'll look forward to helping spread the momentum.

So sorry I won't be there to say hi! Have fun, though.

Thanks, Natalie!

Thanks, Meagan!

Thanks, Lisa!

Thanks! I'm very excited as well, probably needless to say!

Thanks so much, John - I'm excited about the possibilities ahead for all of us!

Thanks, Micki!

Would be quite amazing indeed! I'll win you back yet...

So... this was kind of a day.

Also you needed an extra suitcase for the trip, as I recall.

I for one would like to know more about that martini.

Ooh, nice. Will make a pilgrimage to hunt it down. And perhaps sometime we might actually meet up down your way for one?

I have Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" stuck in my head. This does not say much good about my #wildfridaynight.

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Thanks so much! Looking forward to many exciting new collaborative possibilities!

Thanks so much, Cathy! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity.

Do you mean something like MITH's TILE $$text\-image linking environment$$? #thatcamp

One last thank-you to everyone for the kind wishes yesterday. I tried to catch everybody individually but I'm sure I missed some of you.

I'm very excited about getting some of the new #MLA experiments going; I'll look forward to talking with all of you about them!

My inst's email was down for 1/2 the faculty a while back, and the rest of us kept getting email updates about the problem. #hmm

That is a very generous interpretation of the situation! But yeah, a plan B would be a good thing, especially at crunch times.

That is precisely my sense. If there is a problem, send an email. If there is an email problem, send an email.

Thank you - it should, indeed!

This has been the slowest and most painful 1500 words I've ever produced. And I have 1000 to go. Must take a walk to try to clear my head.

Archiving ancient teaching websites $$i\.e\., 2006\-2008$$ by exporting from dynamic site to static HTML. A very weird exercise.

Why does the last 10% of bean doneness take longer than the first 90%?

That must be it!

Oh, but there's a huge difference between failure not being possible and not being an option!

Oh, okay. I didn't see it go by, but it's got the ring of #thatcamp.

Can you dig it? $$Yes, I can\!$$