2011 05 01 tweets

Replying to @wgthomas3

Thank you! I'm quite excited about it.

Sun May 01 19:50:06 +0000 2011

Just back from fantastic brunch at the Brooklyn home of some old friends. I could once eat brunch without needing a nap after, but no more.

Sun May 01 19:52:12 +0000 2011

Folks, do you remember which study it was that ranked the reasons scholars choose their publication venues? \(Audience, prestige, etc\.\)

Sun May 01 22:43:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Yes, that's it; thanks!

Sun May 01 22:46:09 +0000 2011

Thanks, @surlyF: it's the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey 2009.

Sun May 01 22:46:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

I could see it clearly as well; I just couldn't remember where it was!

Sun May 01 22:49:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

**brain explodes**

Mon May 02 00:13:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

$8385 for a departmental license \(up to 10 users in one office\)!

Mon May 02 00:14:53 +0000 2011

Boy, do I stink at final sentences.

Mon May 02 02:18:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Maybe that is how I should end the article!

Mon May 02 02:22:26 +0000 2011

Any bets on what we're not going to be allowed to carry on airplanes tomorrow? #nationalsecurityannouncement

Mon May 02 02:23:41 +0000 2011

Okay, I have now turned on my television for the first time since the Oscars. Please don't make me listed to Wolf Blitzer for long.

Mon May 02 02:29:06 +0000 2011

Listen, that is. But you get the point.

Mon May 02 02:29:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

No kidding.

Mon May 02 02:30:32 +0000 2011

Oy, with the speculating. I wouldn't want to speculate, but there's been a lot of speculation. As has been widely speculated.

Mon May 02 02:31:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

I know, right. The set in my apt this year is awful enough I'd rather download & watch on my computer.

Mon May 02 02:32:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I still have very fond memories of Wolf from Gulf War I. But he's a shadow of that rugged former self, alas.

Mon May 02 02:33:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Oh, man, you and me both.

Mon May 02 02:34:54 +0000 2011

The White House is saying that I have behaved SO responsibly by not speculating. Other Twitterers are wildly speculating, but not me.

Mon May 02 02:37:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

As long as I have multiple sources to go with this. The world will know very soon.

Mon May 02 02:39:03 +0000 2011

John King, on the other hand, not so much afraid of the speculating. Poor Wolf!

Mon May 02 02:44:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

So curious about the choice to let John King say it and keep Wolf Blitzer pure...

Mon May 02 02:45:01 +0000 2011

And now Wolf gets to say it out loud? What's that all about?

Mon May 02 02:45:52 +0000 2011

Yeah, I'm not sure I'm going to remember that I was sitting in front of my computer when John King announced that Osama bin Laden was dead.

Mon May 02 02:47:44 +0000 2011

Wolf apparently pretty upset about having his evening interrupted.

Mon May 02 02:50:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @budtheteacher

You are not kidding.

Mon May 02 02:50:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess

I know, right. A little spoiler alert might have been nice.

Mon May 02 02:51:08 +0000 2011

Poor Barack. He's now going to come in and say "look, forget it. It was gonna be a surprise, but it's ruined now."

Mon May 02 02:53:24 +0000 2011

Ah, Wolf. They must already be plotting retaliation -- because CNN must have something to freak us out about.

Mon May 02 02:55:14 +0000 2011

So is this a lot of Blackberry product placement on CNN, or what?

Mon May 02 03:00:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess


Mon May 02 03:02:17 +0000 2011

Actionable: John King, I do not think that word means exactly what you think it means.

Mon May 02 03:07:27 +0000 2011

CNN may be infuriating, but at least they're surreal.

Mon May 02 03:08:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

This is true.

Mon May 02 03:09:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

True. And I should probably switch. But it's like watching a slow-motion car crash. I'm horrified, but I can't quite turn away.

Mon May 02 03:12:19 +0000 2011

RT @McLemee: It sure seems like Obama's job as secret Muslim operative imposing Sharia law on the US just got a whole lot harder.

Mon May 02 03:12:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Indeed. He needs a much better stage manager.

Mon May 02 03:21:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody and @mlaconvention

Absolutely - but those contacts should have happened before the announcement. Really badly mistimed.

Mon May 02 03:24:46 +0000 2011

RT @maddow: A huge night for the country and the world, but particularly for post-9/11 US military vets and intelligence personnel.

Mon May 02 03:25:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody and @mlaconvention

Wolf had some weird story about Obama being out somewhere this morning and getting called back to the WH...

Mon May 02 03:26:29 +0000 2011

Dude, if the New York Times has already published it, this announcement has taken too long. http://nyti.ms/ldiAZg

Mon May 02 03:28:06 +0000 2011

Apparently the Fox News crawl says that "Obama Bin Laden" is dead. Nice.

Mon May 02 03:33:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Friend posted a shot of it on FB.

Mon May 02 03:34:15 +0000 2011

RT @acavender: I can't say I'm sorry to see him gone. But celebration doesn't sit right either. A necessary evil may be the best descrip ...

Mon May 02 03:39:27 +0000 2011

RT @CapitolClio: Thank you Mr. President for not turning announcement into a xenophobic pep rally.

Mon May 02 03:46:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess and @katecrawford

NYT's "how it leaked" story: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/how-the-osama-announcement-leaked-out/

Mon May 02 03:49:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess

Me too.

Mon May 02 03:51:05 +0000 2011

Okay, horrible television turned off again. Feeling better already.

Mon May 02 03:52:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @cjprender

Oy. I had to shut it off about 5 mins ago.

Mon May 02 03:59:00 +0000 2011

You know, I never did finish writing that last sentence. Dammit.

Mon May 02 04:06:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @roxieblog

Friend of mine standing in an airport not long after 9/11, next to a guy staring at news reports showing ground zero. Guy shook +

Mon May 02 04:20:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @roxieblog

his head and said "First Dale [Earnhardt], and now this."

Mon May 02 04:21:14 +0000 2011

RT @NYCAviation: RT @NBCNewYork: Added checkpoints and patrols tomorrow in NYC by FBI and NYPD, per @Jonathan4NY.

Mon May 02 04:22:36 +0000 2011

Alright folks. I do have the MLA Program Committee starting tomorrow at 9, so I'm off to force myself to sleep.

Mon May 02 04:29:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonaboyd

Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting started!

Mon May 02 13:42:47 +0000 2011

RT @FordhamDH: Thrilled that @kfitz will be keynoting for Fac Tech Day ... http://fordhamdh.blogspot.com/2011/05/noted-digital-scholar-kathleen.html?spref=tw

Mon May 02 15:31:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

I have a longstanding argument that Irish + Italian is as close to Jewish as one can get.

Mon May 02 16:04:17 +0000 2011

MLA Program Committee meeting, day 1, now done. A long and exhausting day, but it'll pay off wonderfully in January!

Tue May 03 01:48:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Um. Wow. Closer than I thought, but still no cigar.

Tue May 03 02:23:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @CaseyBrienza

Thanks for the link; I'll look forward to pondering the possibilities!

Tue May 03 19:50:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

Will look forward to seeing you on the committee next year!

Tue May 03 21:04:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

We will make a point of it.

Tue May 03 21:08:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @CaseyBrienza

Oh, excellent!

Tue May 03 21:08:39 +0000 2011

RT @mlaconvention: Att #MLA members: go to mla.org, take 5 mins to read proposed amenmnt + resolution, then vote. It's impt that a great ...

Tue May 03 21:39:02 +0000 2011

Unbelievable. Lufthansa just refunded the full purchase price on our Dublin-Prague tickets \(which were undone by the European blizzard\).

Tue May 03 22:26:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Ooh, I hadn't thought of it that way!

Tue May 03 22:33:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I'm amazed. I assumed they'd come up with some cancellation fee that would eliminate any refund...

Tue May 03 22:33:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

No kidding.

Tue May 03 22:33:51 +0000 2011

Hey, folks! So, totally hypothetically: say you've been tweeting both professionally and personally for several years now. +

Wed May 04 00:06:58 +0000 2011

& say you take a job working for a very public organization & you *know* that your tweets will be taken by some as the Voice of the Org. +

Wed May 04 00:09:47 +0000 2011

Do you start a new "org" account, or a new private account? Do you eliminate the personal from your tweeting? Do you handle some other way?

Wed May 04 00:10:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso


Wed May 04 00:13:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

That's more or less what I'm thinking. Though there are a number of tweeps who might be around due to the new position...

Wed May 04 00:19:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Anyhow, yes, it's obvious that everything is public, so needs to be cautious.

Wed May 04 00:19:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

That's the direction I'm leaning, I think...

Wed May 04 00:20:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @clioweb, @chnm and @scholarslab

Fair enough - caution seems in order there!

Wed May 04 00:20:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @caseyboyle

Oh, you know. One is popular on one's own account. :)

Wed May 04 00:23:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Hmmm. Good point.

Wed May 04 00:23:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @sheepeeh

Oh, this is my own scruples, not the hypothetical org's.

Wed May 04 00:25:34 +0000 2011

FYI, this is really my own worry & not the org's. And I don't worry about much, except perhaps the occasional rant about a certain novelist.

Wed May 04 00:27:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Oy. I can only imagine.

Wed May 04 00:28:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

That is a very good point.

Wed May 04 00:29:21 +0000 2011

A social media policy that, to quote @nowviskie, boils down to "We're all grown-ups here. Just don't be stupid" sounds like a good thing.

Wed May 04 00:34:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Nice! Though I'm way less worried about the org claiming I'm representing them than a publication thinking I am.

Wed May 04 00:36:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @pmhswe

That's a huge part of why I went to Twitter with the question. Research!

Wed May 04 00:42:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @roxieblog

Thanks, on both counts!

Wed May 04 00:43:06 +0000 2011

Thanks for the insight, all. I was quite curious what the thinking out there was. Seems a fair division between maintaining one acct & +

Wed May 04 00:56:16 +0000 2011

starting a new org account, while keeping the current account as "me."

Wed May 04 00:57:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @karikraus

You are too kind!

Wed May 04 00:59:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Don't tempt me!

Wed May 04 00:59:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @dancohen

Will start swearing like a sailor posthaste. But do you read the consensus as sticking solely with @kfitz, or +

Wed May 04 01:04:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @dancohen

adding an org account but keeping @kfitz alive? Seems split to me.

Wed May 04 01:04:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Oh, do I have a line I want to use in response!

Wed May 04 01:05:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @kfitz

lives on regardless. I'm thinking that I'll just do all my tweeting, official and un-, until it seems prudent to change.

Wed May 04 01:10:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

This is a most persuasive point.

Wed May 04 01:12:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @jmittell

Al? I don't remember him having opinions on students. But then he's pretty down on everyone.

Wed May 04 01:13:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Probably there should be a generic org acct anyhow, one not associated with, say, one's orgconvention.

Wed May 04 01:14:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke and @publishdifferentyouidiots

is the PERFECT handle.

Wed May 04 01:15:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

You are totally my model in this, btw. Personable, friendly & fun, and yet professional & discreet. Plus separate org acct.

Wed May 04 01:22:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

I certainly hope so!

Wed May 04 01:23:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward


Wed May 04 01:26:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Absolutely. But given the intimate \(some might say fishbowl\) environment of a SLAC, work/life blend has been long on my mind.

Wed May 04 01:42:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti, @brettbobley and @jasonrhody

Now I'm really intrigued.

Wed May 04 01:42:27 +0000 2011

Thanks, all. A most interesting conversation. Like @pmhswe, I hope someone is doing research on personal/professional identity on Twitter!

Wed May 04 02:11:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti and @jasonrhody

Only if they say "resistance is futile in my neighborhood" in Latin.

Wed May 04 02:16:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody and @jenserventi

Won't you be my federal granting agency program officer?

Wed May 04 02:30:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj


Wed May 04 21:06:39 +0000 2011

So sorry not to have made it to #cunydhi tonight; had an appointment that ran too long to make it. My best to @noctambulate!

Wed May 04 23:09:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @cunydhi

Presses have collab model, but hasn't their outward field-based focus caused problems with support for the press at home? #cunydhi

Wed May 04 23:16:24 +0000 2011

.@cunydhi Exactly. Unis provide so little bc they don't see how they benefit. How to balance svc to field & uni interests? #cunydhi

Wed May 04 23:23:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @ernestopriego

Thanks so much - I'd love to see your response! And thanks for the link... I hadn't heard about it, but fascinating!

Thu May 05 18:31:35 +0000 2011

A most awesome un-NewYorky super New York day, which I'm just superstitious enough about not to post details until they're finalized.

Fri May 06 02:57:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Oh, hey! See you there this afternoon! #blsci

Fri May 06 13:50:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @mlaconvention

Yay! Congrats, Brian!

Fri May 06 14:21:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Ooh, excellent! I'll look forward to seeing you then.

Fri May 06 14:23:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @amandafrench

Ha. I'll have to tell you that story, Amanda.

Fri May 06 16:44:16 +0000 2011

RT @lwaltzer: We plan on streaming "Find a Voice & Build Community: Social Media in Business & Education" @scottkirsner @rozzy @kthread ...

Fri May 06 16:49:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @rozzy

No sense of what's up?

Fri May 06 20:36:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jenterysayers

Congratulations, Jentery!

Sat May 07 02:05:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Good grief! I'm glad you're okay! \(Where "okay" is a relative term, but still\!\)

Sat May 07 13:58:57 +0000 2011

Coming off a completely bonkers week. Have another crazy week ahead. Should be spending today revising an article, but...

Sat May 07 18:36:20 +0000 2011

Suspect I may spend the rest of the afternoon reading a novel instead.

Sat May 07 18:36:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire and @eetempleton

What I wanted to know was what you were hearing/reading that was explaining to you what an operating system is!

Sat May 07 19:39:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

Oh. Okay, in that case. \(At least they didn't start with how to turn the computer on\.\)

Sat May 07 19:43:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

Fascinating. I had the same experience - took an intro CS class a few years ago and found myself tripping over the oddest things.

Sat May 07 19:48:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

That's a much more generous explanation than that of the prof, who hinted that the 40yo brain is less flexible than that at 20.

Sat May 07 20:14:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire


Sat May 07 20:18:18 +0000 2011

So this showed up on Amazon today: http://www.amazon.com/Planned-Obsolescence-Publishing-Technology-Academy/dp/0814727883 And somebody already likes it! I cannot tell you how happy those two things make me.

Sat May 07 23:12:04 +0000 2011

\(Incidentally, many thanks to whoever has pre\-ordered it\! Pretty amazed by its rank, given it's 5 months off\.\)

Sat May 07 23:14:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @joshhonn


Sat May 07 23:15:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @westcenter


Sat May 07 23:25:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention


Sat May 07 23:46:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

But not bad. When I first read your hashtag, I though you meant that you were having an off spring. This is better!

Sat May 07 23:54:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @TeklaSchell

Fantastic -- thanks!

Sun May 08 00:18:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @ibogost

Probably the amount of time they've spent on the freeway.

Sun May 08 01:34:45 +0000 2011


Sun May 08 12:10:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Nice! I'm just happy to have coffee.

Sun May 08 12:26:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @mlaconvention


Sun May 08 12:32:27 +0000 2011

So Amazon doesn't have it yet, but NYU Press has given Planned Obsolescence a cover: http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=4998

Sun May 08 12:45:50 +0000 2011

The image is from the work of Dalton Ghetti: http://kronikle.kidrobot.com/pencil-tip-micro-sculptures-by-dalton-ghetti/

Sun May 08 12:47:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It's possible I'm more excited about that image than the words inside.

Sun May 08 13:19:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I would counter your "even if" with an "also because." Special added bonus!

Sun May 08 14:06:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Sun May 08 14:08:44 +0000 2011

I just got ousted as the mayor of a part of Terminal C at IAH that I don't think I've ever been in. Thanks for the surrealism, foursquare!

Sun May 08 23:43:08 +0000 2011

This has been another Very Big Day. I'm going to bed before it gets any bigger.

Mon May 09 01:40:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

The birds here like to cluster in the tree right outside my window around 6am, screaming their heads off, and then dissipate by 7.

Mon May 09 10:58:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Both at the same time would be bad.

Mon May 09 12:45:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

She spoke at our commencement last year. Tiny sad Minute Man protest, paired with huge DREAM Act counterprotest.

Mon May 09 12:46:39 +0000 2011

Thanks, all, for the kind words about the Chron piece! Sorry not to have responded sooner - in a distinctly non-digital seminar today.

Mon May 09 17:50:06 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: Major congrats to @mandellc on appointment as dir of Texas A&M's Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture! //Yay!!

Mon May 09 18:04:18 +0000 2011

@mandellc Huge congratulations!

Mon May 09 18:04:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @manovich and @dancohen

Are you reifying the theory/practice divide? :)

Mon May 09 19:49:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Finally getting to read through the stream. You are the best.

Mon May 09 20:01:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @manovich and @dancohen

Actually, that piece points out an assumed divide and suggests bridging it!

Mon May 09 20:53:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @Scrivenings

I'm so sorry - will keep your family in my thoughts.

Mon May 09 22:19:15 +0000 2011

My next trick will be figuring out how to make the paper version of the New Yorker stop showing up.

Tue May 10 00:36:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I would not hold my breath on that. But it is an awfully nice interface.

Tue May 10 00:47:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

That may be the most demented thing I've ever read.

Tue May 10 01:39:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Happy to do so!

Tue May 10 01:59:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton and @samplereality

They tend to do things like "reëducation." Here's a blog post about it! http://www.betalogue.com/2003/11/27/umlauts-in-ithe-new-yorkeri/

Tue May 10 02:18:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention, @eetempleton and @samplereality

It's like you have a word for *everything*!

Tue May 10 02:25:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Sending you super-good thoughts...

Tue May 10 10:30:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Do not get me started on their completely borked subscription engine. Grrr indeed.

Tue May 10 12:56:26 +0000 2011

Huge congrats, @jdrouin!

Tue May 10 14:43:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @roxieblog

I went for a long stretch with someone from DOJ reading my blog. Turned out to be a former student who worked there. Whew.

Wed May 11 01:23:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @roxieblog

You can get pretty detailed info from most stats services, yeah. You leave digital fingerprints everywhere you go.

Wed May 11 01:26:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf, @roxieblog and @mlaconvention

Google Reader will give you info about how many subscribers you have, but nothing more, I think.

Wed May 11 01:39:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside and @mlaconvention

There are other stats packages, some native to blogging services. Not everybody reads them, though.

Wed May 11 01:41:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

True, though Statcounter gives more detailed info for IPs that are assigned to known entities. Hence spotting the DOJ reader!

Wed May 11 01:47:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

I've always taken it to mean that the author isn't automatically licensing such uses, but it's still possible to ask.

Wed May 11 01:49:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

Which throws a wrench into things, yes, but doesn't preclude such uses entirely. Am I misunderstanding?

Wed May 11 01:50:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

I'm still torn on this. I think I'd approve most commercial reuse, but I can imagine some I'd want to restrict.

Wed May 11 02:12:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

I'm probably wrong about it, but there's something in completely letting go of all commercial reuse that unsettles me.

Wed May 11 02:13:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

It's only corporations that want to exploit the reusable commons for their own gain that I want to make ask me first.

Wed May 11 02:27:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen, @mkgold and @jenhoward

Fair enough. I'd just like a line somewhere between scholarly reuse and corporate exploitation.

Wed May 11 02:34:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen, @mkgold and @jenhoward

Not that any corporate exploiters are likely to be after my stuff.

Wed May 11 02:35:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

But it's not diminishing the commons if it's there for commons-oriented uses.

Wed May 11 02:36:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

I hear you. And as I said several times already, I'm open to the possibility that I'm wrong. But I'm not comfortable with the +

Wed May 11 02:38:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

suggestion that the only way to build the commons requires allowing all commercial interests free reuse without asking.

Wed May 11 02:39:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF and @reporat

Right. The kind of thing I'd like some say over.

Wed May 11 02:40:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Maybe all I'm after here is a "tell me first" license.

Wed May 11 02:42:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Seriously, I'm willing to acknowledge \(again\!\) that I don't have all the answers here. I got into this because I was seriously +

Wed May 11 02:51:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

asking a question about why NC-SA was a problem. It's been a long and very bad day, so I'm going to quit while I'm behind.

Wed May 11 02:52:53 +0000 2011

Forget "What about Bob?" What Gmail needs is a "Hey, stupid, you were BCC'd on that message, so maybe you don't want to reply-all" function.

Wed May 11 18:00:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @twel

Congratulations - a great school in a fabulous city!

Wed May 11 18:02:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @MoodyFred

Less than it could have been; thankfully, Gmail *does* have a 30-second delay on sending, so one can undo a horrible mistake.

Wed May 11 18:05:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @terrisenft

Wow, I just saw this, too. Congrats!

Wed May 11 20:54:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall and @mmwwah

Thanks, you two, for this convo! Must figure out what to do with the 50% of my books that won't fit in my apt.

Wed May 11 22:19:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

It is Obscenely Expensive and I have to go through co-op board approval. To rent. It's lovely though, and I hope I get it.

Wed May 11 22:21:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall and @mmwwah

This is great to know. I need to do a major deaccession. \(Don't tell our colleagues, M\!\)

Wed May 11 22:22:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Will send via e.

Wed May 11 22:22:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Thanks! I've been told that if I have the financials \(I do, barely\) and don't show up to the interview in pjs, I'll be ok.

Wed May 11 22:27:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

And how quickly will that candidate's indiscretions in a rest stop bathroom be brought to light?

Wed May 11 23:35:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

I'm so glad you wrote this; it's helping me think more clearly through the issues \(and my lingering concerns\).

Wed May 11 23:42:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

"Thank you, Internet."

Thu May 12 00:57:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

That would be fun. We could call it BaymCamp.

Thu May 12 00:57:52 +0000 2011

There is a small child outside screaming the song about the wheels on the bus going wownd and wownd. Not the usual NYC street ruckus.

Thu May 12 01:57:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

True. I'm in the west village, a block from Christopher. There are kids around, but not usually in the street. & not at 10pm!

Thu May 12 01:59:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

No, just the refrain. Over and over and...

Thu May 12 03:27:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention and @cjprender

Oh, dear. Please don't.

Thu May 12 12:28:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Sheesh. Not bad!

Thu May 12 16:12:13 +0000 2011

A fascinating exploration of what other papers might learn from the @chronicle's subscription practices. http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/05/the-newsonomics-of-old-dipsy-doo/

Thu May 12 16:23:21 +0000 2011

After three highly stressful days of nonstop meetings and Getting Nothing Done, I'm having a fabulous day of working at home.

Thu May 12 16:40:19 +0000 2011

And writing! Actual sentences! Astonishing how much better that can make me feel.

Thu May 12 16:40:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @archivesnext

Indeed. It's also amazing how stressful I find a mounting to-do list involving the production of lots of sentences.

Thu May 12 16:45:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I would pretty much expect so.

Thu May 12 16:57:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

No, that would be completely unexpected!

Thu May 12 17:03:42 +0000 2011

Ah, the levels of irony: Facebook "believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns" and "resents +

Thu May 12 17:15:28 +0000 2011

Google’s attempts to use Facebook data in its own social-networking service." FB should check its privacy settings! http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-12/facebook-busted-in-clumsy-smear-attempt-on-google/#

Thu May 12 17:16:41 +0000 2011

Dear Op-Ed Writer, How about an article highlighting the scary blackness of Kettle? Love, your friends at the PR company representing Pot.

Thu May 12 17:21:49 +0000 2011

Okay, looming thing that must be finishing up today has now been finished up today. On to looming things numbers two and three.

Thu May 12 17:47:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Sending you all the good moving vibes I can!

Thu May 12 18:20:48 +0000 2011

Take one thing off the to-do list; put two things on.


Thu May 12 19:36:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Is it a "16 Tons" kinda song?

Thu May 12 19:50:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention


Thu May 12 19:56:58 +0000 2011

Acela to Boston for #MIT7. It's way too early for this.

Fri May 13 10:18:52 +0000 2011

On the up side, the train is all but empty, and the quiet car may actually stay relatively quiet.

Fri May 13 10:21:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918 and @samplereality

Indeed. I've been thinking that since I read your post yesterday. My partner & I have been apart for most of +

Fri May 13 14:49:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918 and @samplereality

20 years, and it's been very hard - but nothing like it would have been if there were kids involved.

Fri May 13 14:50:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918 and @samplereality

Our stats are pretty much the opposite; we've lived together for a total of about 4 years out of 20.

Fri May 13 14:57:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Hurry up please, it's time.

Fri May 13 15:57:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Fri May 13 17:00:02 +0000 2011

Welcoming speeches at #mit7, to be followed by opening plenary, with yours truly. Curious what I'm going to say!

Fri May 13 17:12:26 +0000 2011

I'll be here momentarily, if sans first initial. http://yfrog.com/h7v4suqj

Fri May 13 17:16:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

That would be AWESOME.

Fri May 13 17:17:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

I don't think it's being streamed, alas, but it should be heavily tweeted! #mit7

Fri May 13 17:17:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @j_l_r and @d_kompare

Miss both of you! #mit7

Fri May 13 17:35:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @khellekson

Eek! Didn't mean it to come out that way.

Fri May 13 19:11:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @edmj and @scholarslab

Congratulations all around!

Fri May 13 19:55:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

I'm so sorry, Holly - how sad!

Fri May 13 20:01:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj and @nmhouston


Fri May 13 20:26:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918

Hey, congrats! So glad you'll get to keep working with @chnm.

Sat May 14 14:07:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @sherah1918

No, I'd definitely take mine over yours. We haven't gone back & forth every week, & we're both grownups about it.

Sat May 14 14:47:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @sherah1918


Sat May 14 14:47:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @sherah1918

There have been lots of hard parts, but I haven't had the sense of missing something that can't be repeated.

Sat May 14 14:49:59 +0000 2011

Now beginning "Archives and Cultural Memory" with @jasonrhody, among others. #mit7

Sat May 14 15:11:27 +0000 2011

@jasonrhody describing NEH-funded archival projects; power of/drawbacks to crowdsourced archiving initiatives. #mit7

Sat May 14 15:18:25 +0000 2011

Ah, the digital humanities/digital media question, but here applied to a changing cultural heritage. #mit7

Sat May 14 15:34:25 +0000 2011

Beginning his response, @jasonrhody notes that it's a Tupac/Biggie Smalls debate: east coast/west coast approaches to the digital. #mit7

Sat May 14 15:35:31 +0000 2011

Shoutout to @mkirschenbaum and new practices for working with digital archival materials of literary authors. #mit7

Sat May 14 15:36:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @jasonrhody

Seriously. Where's the Dirty South in this narrative?

Sat May 14 15:38:56 +0000 2011

I love a conference that provides lunch. Even if it did come with a napkin that I'd have found inadequate if I'd been told it was a Kleenex.

Sat May 14 17:02:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings


Sun May 15 01:24:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself

Christ. That was some crash!

Sun May 15 01:38:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Good lord! What turned out to have happened? \(And have some gin, please\.\)

Sun May 15 01:41:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Sun May 15 01:43:35 +0000 2011

Slides done. Need beer. \(Phew\.\)

Sun May 15 02:35:54 +0000 2011

Koosel's argument that studying digital identity narratives is both the study of texts and of people has implications for ethics, IRB. #mit7

Sun May 15 13:28:00 +0000 2011

My session on "Publishing in Transition" is beginning in rm 325! #mit7

Sun May 15 14:50:25 +0000 2011

Hanno Biber and Evelyn Breiteneder from the Austrian Academy Corpus presenting completely awesome digital corpus interface. #mit7

Sun May 15 15:14:48 +0000 2011

Ooh, Austrian Academy Corpus produced in partnership with Anne Burdick. Should have recognized her work! #mit7 \(Was supposed to be me\!\)

Sun May 15 15:42:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody

You are way too kind. You left out the breathlessness in attempting to present 25 mins of material in 15. \(Didn't work\.\) #mit7

Sun May 15 15:48:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmmbanksy

Should have mentioned: Hocking plans to continue self-publishing some work alongside the press books. She's that prolific! #mit7

Sun May 15 15:50:30 +0000 2011

RT @jasonrhody: .@khellekson offers interesting insights based on diverse work experience w/ journals across scientific & humanities dis ...

Sun May 15 15:53:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

My understanding is no - Google is moving the doc sharing aspects to Docs and focusing Groups on discussion.

Sun May 15 15:58:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Never mind.

Sun May 15 15:58:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

The doc sharing aspects were great, but I can see why they're refocusing in this upgrade.

Sun May 15 16:14:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate


Sun May 15 16:35:26 +0000 2011

My presentation today was an early exploration of part of a potential new project. It's gotten me excited about it again. Thanks, #mit7!

Sun May 15 17:29:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Nope! It was about the end of the publishing industry as we know it, via case studies of JFranz & Amanda Hocking.

Sun May 15 18:16:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

You got it!

Sun May 15 18:18:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @khellekson

Thanks so much! It was great being on the panel with you, too; I'll look forward to another opportunity to talk.

Sun May 15 22:06:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @CaseyBrienza and @khellekson

Me too. Another time!

Sun May 15 22:08:11 +0000 2011

Train approaching New York. #mit7 was fabulous, and I've had a productive ride home, but I am cross-eyed with exhaustion.

Sun May 15 23:22:43 +0000 2011

The neighborhood cellist I've been hearing all year is literally playing on the corner. How did I not know that?

Mon May 16 00:08:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

I intend to! Ordering in and then climbing into bed with tv on the aypad.

Mon May 16 00:15:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Either streaming from netflicks or downloaded from aytunes or elsewhere...

Mon May 16 00:54:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

The cello is mighty nice by itself, but may he'd like having someone sit in!

Mon May 16 00:55:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Yeah, that flutist needs a new venue. Not my corner, though. I assume the cellist is playing for tips, but I'm not sure.

Mon May 16 01:12:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @mlaconvention

Apparently it can be, at least to some extent, if you have Time-Warner.

Mon May 16 01:43:14 +0000 2011

After a really productive weekend, I feel as if I have a grip on my to do list. No one send me anything this week, okay?

Mon May 16 12:25:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym


Mon May 16 12:37:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym


Mon May 16 12:38:35 +0000 2011

Heading up to Fordham shortly to speak at their Faculty Technology Day. http://itactechday2011.eventbrite.com/

Mon May 16 12:45:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

I'm not sure about mov specifically, but VLC for iPad handles most formats...

Mon May 16 13:41:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @redwards7

Will do! \(She's the one who suggested me for this gig\.\)

Mon May 16 13:43:26 +0000 2011

Hmmm. I inadvertently used one of the i-words and got no bot response. Wonder what that's about.

Mon May 16 13:56:37 +0000 2011

Come on, coffee, do your thing.

Mon May 16 14:01:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @nickmirzoeff

Oh, enormously so. Amazing what stress can do!

Mon May 16 15:46:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @jaysavage

Hey, it was great meeting you, too! You definitely had your hands full; I'm sure we'll get to talk more another time.

Mon May 16 23:34:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @mickimcgee

Thank you so much! I had a fabulous time, and was so happy to get the opportunity to talk with such great folks at Fordham!

Mon May 16 23:53:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mickimcgee

Ha! I hope it helps. Sometimes it's nice to have somebody come in and be, um, blunt.

Tue May 17 00:05:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Hang in there - I'm thinking about you!

Tue May 17 01:42:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I like GoodReader over iAnnotate. I also use the heck out of PlainText. Also: Office2 HD, VLC, Read It Later \(or Instapaper\) +

Tue May 17 22:03:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

NYer, if you subscribe, ABC Player, PBS, NPR, AJE Live.

Tue May 17 22:05:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Oh yeah, and: Flipboard, and I'm just now getting NYPL's Biblion.

Tue May 17 22:08:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I was a solid Instapaper user until a pal convinced me to try Read It Later. The interface is definitely nicer but I'm not yet sold.

Wed May 18 01:40:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

al-Jazeera, definitely.

Wed May 18 01:41:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri

This whole conversation is mostly making me realize that I AM OLDER THAN EVERYONE.

Wed May 18 02:39:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri

Okay, if that was a Shangri-Las reference, I'M NOT THAT OLD.

Wed May 18 02:40:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri

Oh, crud. But I'm less younger than that than I thought. Thanks, Google.

Wed May 18 02:41:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri

Absolutely. Also, a friend posted a Eurythmics video on her FB page today, and I was shocked to realize+

Wed May 18 02:42:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri

how utterly pop it feels today, when it was soooo edgy. Back in the day. When I was not quite cool.

Wed May 18 02:43:02 +0000 2011

How much do I love Hendrik Hertzberg's use of the term "man-on-woman marriage" in this week's New Yorker? A lot.

Wed May 18 23:22:12 +0000 2011

Word to the wise: you might want to wait until dinner's fully digested before attempting this week's NYer "Annals of Science" article.

Thu May 19 00:01:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Yep. And he is not kidding when he says it's unsettling.

Thu May 19 00:04:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Soylent Green! It's made out of human tissue grown in sheets in a lab and rolled into hamburger-like shapes!

Thu May 19 00:10:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @ayjay and @samplereality

For me it was the strips of goldfish flesh in a bath extracted from the blood of unborn cows. Who comes up with this?

Thu May 19 00:13:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @ayjay


Thu May 19 00:15:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @samplereality and @ayjay

The argument is that we're going to need more meat in 20 years than we can grow naturally, so...

Thu May 19 00:19:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @samplereality and @ayjay

But I feel like I need to run off and hide with some Michael Pollan.

Thu May 19 00:20:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @wynkenhimself and @ayjay

You'd think - but hey! Science!

Thu May 19 00:21:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @sheepeeh, @wynkenhimself, @samplereality and @ayjay

No, it's literally all about growing flesh in vitro.

Thu May 19 00:23:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Sending good thoughts your way...

Thu May 19 14:32:32 +0000 2011

I want an auto-reply function for FB messages: "Dear Friend: Thank you for contacting me! If your message is personal, I'll reply when +

Thu May 19 15:36:50 +0000 2011

I'm on FB next. If your message is professional, please send it to one of my email addresses, which are easily discoverable on the web! +

Thu May 19 15:36:54 +0000 2011

Your Friend, kfitz." Why is this not currently possible?

Thu May 19 15:36:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

That sounds about right. But why otherwise perfectly professional folks go along with that remains a mystery to me!

Thu May 19 15:39:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Thu May 19 15:39:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mznewman

Gah. Infuriating.

Thu May 19 15:39:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Of course. But I'd think that autoreply will be necessary if they really want to take over the messaging market.

Thu May 19 15:40:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Sad but true.

Thu May 19 15:41:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

LOL, literally.

Thu May 19 15:42:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @d_kompare


Thu May 19 15:50:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @BGCDML

Indeed. I've seen uses of it in which I want to say "no you did not. I'm quite sure of it."

Thu May 19 15:51:45 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: An update on the AAUP report, "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing." http://fb.me/10cw0svSI

Thu May 19 22:47:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

We very literally could not have done it without you!

Fri May 20 03:36:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @MLAconvention

That's nuts.

Fri May 20 03:38:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @alicedaer

Congratulations! What a doll.

Fri May 20 03:45:47 +0000 2011

RT @MLAnews: Still time to vote at mla.org on this resolution abt the DREAM Act: http://www.mla.org/11resolutioncomm01

Fri May 20 12:47:09 +0000 2011

Finally getting a handle on an article revision that's been languishing on my to-do list. The second-to-last major task of my sabbatical!

Fri May 20 13:31:40 +0000 2011

Oh, but figuring out how to revise something to deal with an issue that seemed to escape your understanding feels good.

Fri May 20 13:55:36 +0000 2011

The Intergalactic Modern Language Association Style Guide, 42nd Edition. http://littleprofessor.typepad.com/the_little_professor/2011/05/the-intergalactic-modern-language-association-style-guide-42nd-edition.html

Sat May 21 13:02:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

If something about blogging is dead, it's only the term; the platform has become the core of internet-based publishing #cwcon

Sat May 21 13:43:17 +0000 2011

A-and there's the rain. I knew the weather was too good to last. #gettingsoggy

Sat May 21 20:04:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @emarsh

Enjoy it! It was gorgeous here earlier today, but we're now back to the rain we've been living with for about ten days.

Sat May 21 20:16:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

I will certainly hope so - we could use it!

Sat May 21 20:21:18 +0000 2011

It wasn't exactly the rapture, but it was a really really good sushi dinner.

Sat May 21 23:32:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @emarsh

Behold the power of suggestion!

Sat May 21 23:40:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

I went to Aki on your suggestion!

Sun May 22 00:20:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Went for the early prix fixe. Quite nice! And definitely better than the end of the world.

Sun May 22 00:32:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Fair enough!

Sun May 22 00:47:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

No kidding. I'm glad he's all over the tweaks and fixes, but I kinda wish he'd save them up a bit.

Sun May 22 17:05:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

PS: Nice use of "egads."

Sun May 22 17:06:02 +0000 2011

New post: Complexity http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/complexity/

Sun May 22 19:58:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @MoodyFred

The draft is up at the link in the blog post; not sure about the revised version yet.

Mon May 23 01:07:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Oh, good grief. Well, all's well and all that, but sheesh.

Mon May 23 12:23:20 +0000 2011

New post: Enough http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/enough/

Mon May 23 14:17:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @jenterysayers


Mon May 23 15:03:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @pmhswe

It's really hard to let go of the idea of running!

Mon May 23 16:50:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Thanks, to you and @loriemerson!

Mon May 23 19:38:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @kdettmar

Little Rock? That's some itinerary.

Mon May 23 23:05:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @kdettmar

Gah! I'm so sorry. Hope you make it to an appropriate destination soon.

Mon May 23 23:14:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @nmhouston and @rgfeal

Oh, that would be nice...

Mon May 23 23:15:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @nmhouston and @rgfeal

Only problem I have with defining "enough" in advance is the "more than I can chew" phenomenon. Tend to set ridic goals.

Mon May 23 23:32:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @bukuwawa

While you're at it, could you make everyone stop using "relatable"?

Tue May 24 00:24:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

This question is what laid the groundwork for MediaCommons; the change came when we decided we needed a network, not a press.

Tue May 24 15:44:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Well, that's sort of good news, I guess. Take care of yourself!

Tue May 24 15:46:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality


Tue May 24 15:46:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @eymand and @samplereality

The issue for us was also valuing process and community over product.

Tue May 24 15:51:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @eymand

What I like to think of as maintaining reverse compatibility with an out-of-date but still in-use system \(i\.e\. T&P\).

Tue May 24 15:53:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @samplereality

Indeed. It's much the same in fields in the US in which journal impact factor is the arbiter of publication value.

Tue May 24 15:58:17 +0000 2011

Revising is hard.

Tue May 24 16:02:54 +0000 2011

There is a very odd yellow radiance emanating from the sky. I do not know what to make of it.

Tue May 24 17:03:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @kimonizer

That *must* be it.

Tue May 24 17:56:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself

Sheesh, I was thinking I was immune. You mean to say that it just hasn't hit me yet?

Tue May 24 22:34:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah

No, lots of @ today, but no emails. I suspect they're rolling it out gradually. Awesome.

Tue May 24 22:36:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah

The call... it's going to be coming from upstairs! At some really annoying moment in the near future!

Tue May 24 22:40:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself

Nope! There's no setting for it. Trust me, I tried.

Tue May 24 22:41:02 +0000 2011

Revision update: have marked all the spots where changes need to be made, with annotations describing the changes. Now the actual changing.

Wed May 25 13:27:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Hey, with that many wives and mistresses to buy for, credit is crucial!

Wed May 25 13:29:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Happy birthday, Brian! Have a great one. \(But ditto @GeorgeOnline & @wynkenhimself: not sure where the last decade went\!\)

Wed May 25 14:19:33 +0000 2011

First 25% of article now sucks 31% less. Not quite enough, but getting there!

Wed May 25 16:47:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Cool! \(But it's the Office of Scholarly Communication\.\)

Wed May 25 17:20:05 +0000 2011

I am hugely flattered \(& not a little humbled\) by @samplereality's hopes for the MLA Office of Scholarly Communication. http://www.samplereality.com/2011/05/25/the-digital-humanities-is-not-about-building-its-about-sharing/

Wed May 25 17:23:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @leoba

Nice, thanks!

Wed May 25 17:48:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @dougreside

Interesting. Though of course it's really the @mkirschenbaum etymology, which in turn is the @unsworth etymology...

Wed May 25 17:53:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

It's a new "feature"! It's been fun watching the ripple effect as it hits people's accounts - mostly bc it hasn't hit me yet.

Wed May 25 18:05:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

100% agreed. Except for the cranky. But that's only because I remain spared; cranky will follow shortly, I suspect.

Wed May 25 18:25:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Safe trip! It was great getting to see you here.

Wed May 25 18:59:01 +0000 2011

Have now revised 45% of article to be 63% better. \(There was a really bad patch in there\.\)

Wed May 25 19:21:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @kathiiberens and @samplereality

You people are going to make me blush. AGAIN.

Wed May 25 19:33:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @karikraus

I very much look forward to facilitating the peculiar!

Wed May 25 19:34:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

It's all about the metrics, man.

Wed May 25 19:41:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @johnmjones

And one really hopes that one goes the way of the "book in the bathtub" soon; it seems a pointless bit of safety theater.

Wed May 25 19:55:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Absolutely! Word count: 8463. Words that don't suck: 6491.

Wed May 25 20:55:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Love it. Go, engineer, go!

Wed May 25 21:17:33 +0000 2011

In a NISO/@internetarchive planning meeting on ebook bookmark and annotation standards at NYU today. #bkmk11

Thu May 26 14:16:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Is it a private tweet? It might be a good thing!

Thu May 26 15:53:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

\(By which I mean from someone's private stream, not a DM\.\)

Thu May 26 15:54:23 +0000 2011

RT @moncia: Enjoying some of the lingo in a tech convo that's way over my head: "graceful degradation," "fail robustly." Concepts I can use.

Thu May 26 17:04:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

I know; bummer. At least I'll see you in Baltimore.

Thu May 26 19:07:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

Me too. But somehow appropriate that the two are happening at once on opposite sides of the DC corridor.

Thu May 26 19:09:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @jenhoward and @amandafrench

Alas, I'll be on my way to California Sunday afternoon...

Thu May 26 19:20:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri


Fri May 27 22:11:24 +0000 2011

Revision complete. Article now sucks 47% less. On to the next project!

Sat May 28 18:36:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @chutry

One of the most brilliant things about Chrome: opening a new window gives you links to recently closed items.

Sat May 28 18:40:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Once a Sagehen...

Sat May 28 18:50:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @chutry

Bummer. That's one of the reasons I rely so heavily on tabs; I've accidentally closed windows w/15 tabs & have been able to recover.

Sat May 28 20:14:02 +0000 2011

Two! Two! Two major tasks crossed off the to-do list today!

Sat May 28 21:56:21 +0000 2011

OK, one last productivity brag for the day. Two major things crossed off the to-do list, and: In! Box! Zero! No one send me anything to do.

Sat May 28 23:35:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Is sad, but true. Alas, if you could see what my next three weeks look like...

Sat May 28 23:43:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Now, however, goofing off begins. Plus beer.

Sat May 28 23:44:21 +0000 2011

RT @ftrain: Oh Franzen oh Franzen oh no oh why. OH GOD FRANZEN NO STOP IT FRANZEN PLEASE FRANZEN...oh. Oh, god. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/opinion/29franzen.html

Sun May 29 13:23:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn

Maria!!! So amazingly glad to hear from you here! Sending you all my best wishes!

Sun May 29 13:25:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Oh, dear. Not me. No, no. I would never.

Sun May 29 13:34:26 +0000 2011

I am attempting to take a day "off." I believe that's what people call it, at least.

Sun May 29 13:38:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

As my grandfather used to say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Sun May 29 13:47:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

I know, right? I've heard people talking about it, but I'm not quite sure how it works. Will experiment and advise.

Sun May 29 14:13:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

I can only imagine that I would. But I think I'm going to lie around and read today. Have... fun?

Sun May 29 14:14:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

There should be all of the above! Enjoy!

Sun May 29 14:17:12 +0000 2011

Amen. //MT @stevenbjohnson: Nothing acclimates the mind more quickly to the idea of an all e-book future than packing your house for a move.

Mon May 30 19:32:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Okay wow. Chills.

Mon May 30 20:18:31 +0000 2011

Oh no. Aura.

Mon May 30 20:49:09 +0000 2011

And it appears to be another ocular migraine. Bizarro aura, no real headache, super loopy. Excuse to spend the evening in bed, I guess.

Mon May 30 22:37:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

This is only the second one I've gotten; all my previous auras were followed immediately by the headache. Weird.

Mon May 30 22:43:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Good grief! Are you sure that's coming in from outside & not a busted pipe? \(Stupid question; I'm sure you're sure\.\)

Mon May 30 23:26:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Oh, man. I hope it stops soon!

Mon May 30 23:28:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Thanks for the link! And I'm definitely better today, despite a bit of a migraine hangover...

Tue May 31 10:54:45 +0000 2011

My MBAir has suddenly become unable to mount any .dmg file it downloads. This is becoming seriously inconvenient.

Tue May 31 13:27:51 +0000 2011

Have narrowed down the problem, but not in a good way. Downloaded the .dmg with the iMac, transferred to the MBAir, still can't open.

Tue May 31 13:32:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

I do, on CD/DVD. Which of course the MBAir does not possess. Will ponder a workaround.

Tue May 31 13:41:35 +0000 2011

Ugh, and software update has now failed. Begin to fear that the MBAir's SSD may be corrupted or worse.

Tue May 31 13:43:27 +0000 2011

SSD is indeed corrupted. This is the moment when the no-optical-drive thing becomes a liability.

Tue May 31 14:01:12 +0000 2011

I'm all for lifting the veil of secrecy on double-blind peer revew. But I believe this is a step in the wrong direction. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/31/american_economic_association_abandons_double_blind_journal_reviewing

Tue May 31 14:16:54 +0000 2011

That last tweet brought to you by my need to step back for a moment from my rapidly degenerating laptop situation.

Tue May 31 14:17:25 +0000 2011

WHY, oh why, do critical laptop problems always only creep up two days before a three week stint of total laptop dependency begins?

Tue May 31 14:42:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

It will certainly have a greater chance of boosting fairness than will giving one set of participants full knowledge [+]

Tue May 31 14:50:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

while keeping the other in the dark. The potential abuses of one-sided secrecy are far higher than double-blindedness.

Tue May 31 14:51:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Interesting question. I'd be surprised if that were a viable argument. How would single-blind create savings?

Tue May 31 14:58:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @sgsinclair

This one's on about 3.2 years, so I've probably worn out its welcome.

Tue May 31 15:03:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @sgsinclair

\(Congrats on the fabulous new gig, btw\!\)

Tue May 31 15:04:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, but the machine is 3.2 years old, so even the extended care of the apple will be of no use.

Tue May 31 15:05:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

And the most frustrating thing is that I only need it to live until July, when it will be supplanted by an employer-owned machine.

Tue May 31 15:05:47 +0000 2011

Updates: attempt to restart MBAir w/OS X Remote Install failed. Now attempting to restart from clone of desktop drive so I can repair SSD.

Tue May 31 15:08:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander

I would not be terribly surprised to hear that as well.

Tue May 31 15:11:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, me too. iPad will not suffice for three weeks, I fear.

Tue May 31 15:11:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack

Huge news, and well-deserved congratulations!

Tue May 31 15:12:01 +0000 2011

Booting from clone worked. Running Disk Utility worked. Disk repairs claim to have worked. Now repairing permissions before trying reboot.

Tue May 31 15:14:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Thank you!

Tue May 31 15:15:50 +0000 2011

PS: If this works, I encourage everyone to install Carbon Copy Cloner and make a donation to its developer, who will have saved my bacon.

Tue May 31 15:18:54 +0000 2011

Reboot successful. Now attempting the software updates that uncovered the problem in the first place.

Tue May 31 15:21:53 +0000 2011

Success. Not only is everything working like it's supposed to, but I seem to have recovered some speed that I'd lost of late.

Tue May 31 15:29:57 +0000 2011

Still somewhat afraid to breathe, though.

Tue May 31 15:30:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

No kidding. And all my backup paranoia now seems utterly justified.

Tue May 31 15:32:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander and @jtheibault

I think the assumption is the other way - that reviewers will Google author identity. Less sure about the other.

Tue May 31 15:43:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @BryanAlexander and @jtheibault

Nonetheless, you know which way I vote on this.

Tue May 31 15:43:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No, everything's working. I'm just in a bit of disbelief.

Tue May 31 15:43:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Good lord.

Tue May 31 16:26:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

You could show up and say ANYTHING.

Wed Jun 01 01:40:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Apparently there's a setting. But I'm mostly fascinated by the fact that that still hasn't happened to me!

Wed Jun 01 01:41:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Okay, that's infuriating.

Wed Jun 01 01:42:23 +0000 2011

Sony pulled the trailer for Fincher's Girl w/Dragon Tattoo off YouTube based on a copyright claim. They do realize trailers are ads, right?

Wed Jun 01 01:50:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattthomas

It's down now, with the big "copyright claim" notice. Maybe they did both, in which case, bravo.

Wed Jun 01 01:53:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

How the university can and should take responsibility for ensuring that scholarly communication has a \(non\-extortive\) future.

Wed Jun 01 01:58:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

That's fabulous. I did mean the response seriously, though. If current sch comm practices are bankrupting uni libraries, unis must +

Wed Jun 01 02:05:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

think seriously about new models, but those new models won't come without uni investment. I'm thinking of sch comm as a part of +

Wed Jun 01 02:06:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

the university infrastructure as necessary as the library, the faculty, the buildings. How can universities take ownership?

Wed Jun 01 02:07:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Those are absolutely the *slightly* more than $64,000 questions, indeed.

Wed Jun 01 02:11:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Gives one chills.

Wed Jun 01 02:11:23 +0000 2011