# 2011 05 01 tweets

Thank you! I'm quite excited about it.

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.

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

Yes, that's it; thanks!

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

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

$8385 for a departmental license $$up to 10 users in one office$$! Boy, do I stink at final sentences. Replying to @Ed_Raso Maybe that is how I should end the article! Any bets on what we're not going to be allowed to carry on airplanes tomorrow? #nationalsecurityannouncement 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. Listen, that is. But you get the point. Replying to @surlyF No kidding. Oy, with the speculating. I wouldn't want to speculate, but there's been a lot of speculation. As has been widely speculated. Replying to @jmittell I know, right. The set in my apt this year is awful enough I'd rather download & watch on my computer. 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. Replying to @mlaconvention Oh, man, you and me both. The White House is saying that I have behaved SO responsibly by not speculating. Other Twitterers are wildly speculating, but not me. Replying to @surlyF As long as I have multiple sources to go with this. The world will know very soon. John King, on the other hand, not so much afraid of the speculating. Poor Wolf! Replying to @surlyF So curious about the choice to let John King say it and keep Wolf Blitzer pure... And now Wolf gets to say it out loud? What's that all about? 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. Wolf apparently pretty upset about having his evening interrupted. Replying to @budtheteacher You are not kidding. Replying to @jeanburgess I know, right. A little spoiler alert might have been nice. 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." Ah, Wolf. They must already be plotting retaliation -- because CNN must have something to freak us out about. So is this a lot of Blackberry product placement on CNN, or what? Replying to @jeanburgess Indeed. Actionable: John King, I do not think that word means exactly what you think it means. CNN may be infuriating, but at least they're surreal. Replying to @hollykruse This is true. 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. 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. Replying to @mlaconvention Indeed. He needs a much better stage manager. Replying to @jasonrhody and @mlaconvention Absolutely - but those contacts should have happened before the announcement. Really badly mistimed. RT @maddow: A huge night for the country and the world, but particularly for post-9/11 US military vets and intelligence personnel. Replying to @jasonrhody and @mlaconvention Wolf had some weird story about Obama being out somewhere this morning and getting called back to the WH... Dude, if the New York Times has already published it, this announcement has taken too long. http://nyti.ms/ldiAZg Apparently the Fox News crawl says that "Obama Bin Laden" is dead. Nice. Replying to @mlaconvention Friend posted a shot of it on FB. 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 ... RT @CapitolClio: Thank you Mr. President for not turning announcement into a xenophobic pep rally. 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/ Replying to @jeanburgess Me too. Okay, horrible television turned off again. Feeling better already. Replying to @mlaconvention and @cjprender Oy. I had to shut it off about 5 mins ago. You know, I never did finish writing that last sentence. Dammit. 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 + Replying to @roxieblog his head and said "First Dale [Earnhardt], and now this." RT @NYCAviation: RT @NBCNewYork: Added checkpoints and patrols tomorrow in NYC by FBI and NYPD, per @Jonathan4NY. Alright folks. I do have the MLA Program Committee starting tomorrow at 9, so I'm off to force myself to sleep. Replying to @jasonaboyd Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting started! 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 Replying to @cjprender I have a longstanding argument that Irish + Italian is as close to Jewish as one can get. MLA Program Committee meeting, day 1, now done. A long and exhausting day, but it'll pay off wonderfully in January! Replying to @mlaconvention Um. Wow. Closer than I thought, but still no cigar. Replying to @CaseyBrienza Thanks for the link; I'll look forward to pondering the possibilities! Replying to @BendProf Will look forward to seeing you on the committee next year! Replying to @BendProf We will make a point of it. Replying to @CaseyBrienza Oh, excellent! 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 ... Unbelievable. Lufthansa just refunded the full purchase price on our Dublin-Prague tickets $$which were undone by the European blizzard$$. Replying to @moncia Ooh, I hadn't thought of it that way! Replying to @mlaconvention I'm amazed. I assumed they'd come up with some cancellation fee that would eliminate any refund... Replying to @wynkenhimself No kidding. Hey, folks! So, totally hypothetically: say you've been tweeting both professionally and personally for several years now. + & 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. + 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? Replying to @Ed_Raso Ha! 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... Replying to @wynkenhimself Anyhow, yes, it's obvious that everything is public, so needs to be cautious. Replying to @nancybaym That's the direction I'm leaning, I think... Replying to @clioweb, @chnm and @scholarslab Fair enough - caution seems in order there! Replying to @caseyboyle Oh, you know. One is popular on one's own account. :) Replying to @Ed_Raso Hmmm. Good point. Replying to @dancohen and @sheepeeh Oh, this is my own scruples, not the hypothetical org's. 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. Replying to @dancohen Oy. I can only imagine. Replying to @dancohen That is a very good point. 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. Replying to @RepoRat Nice! Though I'm way less worried about the org claiming I'm representing them than a publication thinking I am. Replying to @pmhswe That's a huge part of why I went to Twitter with the question. Research! Replying to @roxieblog Thanks, on both counts! Thanks for the insight, all. I was quite curious what the thinking out there was. Seems a fair division between maintaining one acct & + starting a new org account, while keeping the current account as "me." Replying to @karikraus You are too kind! Replying to @dancohen Don't tempt me! Replying to @tcarmody and @dancohen Will start swearing like a sailor posthaste. But do you read the consensus as sticking solely with @kfitz, or + Replying to @tcarmody and @dancohen adding an org account but keeping @kfitz alive? Seems split to me. Replying to @jmittell Oh, do I have a line I want to use in response! 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. Replying to @dancohen This is a most persuasive point. Replying to @mlaconvention and @jmittell Al? I don't remember him having opinions on students. But then he's pretty down on everyone. Replying to @nowviskie Probably there should be a generic org acct anyhow, one not associated with, say, one's orgconvention. is the PERFECT handle. Replying to @brettbobley You are totally my model in this, btw. Personable, friendly & fun, and yet professional & discreet. Plus separate org acct. Replying to @brettbobley I certainly hope so! Replying to @JenHoward HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Um. I mean. Hmm. 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. Replying to @JenServenti, @brettbobley and @jasonrhody Now I'm really intrigued. Thanks, all. A most interesting conversation. Like @pmhswe, I hope someone is doing research on personal/professional identity on Twitter! Replying to @JenServenti and @jasonrhody Only if they say "resistance is futile in my neighborhood" in Latin. Replying to @jasonrhody and @jenserventi Won't you be my federal granting agency program officer? Replying to @patrick_mj Ha! So sorry not to have made it to #cunydhi tonight; had an appointment that ran too long to make it. My best to @noctambulate! 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 .@cunydhi Exactly. Unis provide so little bc they don't see how they benefit. How to balance svc to field & uni interests? #cunydhi 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! A most awesome un-NewYorky super New York day, which I'm just superstitious enough about not to post details until they're finalized. Replying to @boone Oh, hey! See you there this afternoon! #blsci Replying to @briancroxall and @mlaconvention Yay! Congrats, Brian! Replying to @briancroxall Ooh, excellent! I'll look forward to seeing you then. Replying to @mlaconvention and @amandafrench Ha. I'll have to tell you that story, Amanda. RT @lwaltzer: We plan on streaming "Find a Voice & Build Community: Social Media in Business & Education" @scottkirsner @rozzy @kthread ... Replying to @rozzy No sense of what's up? Replying to @jenterysayers Congratulations, Jentery! Replying to @cscannella Good grief! I'm glad you're okay! $$Where "okay" is a relative term, but still\!$$ Coming off a completely bonkers week. Have another crazy week ahead. Should be spending today revising an article, but... Suspect I may spend the rest of the afternoon reading a novel instead. 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! Replying to @ncecire Oh. Okay, in that case. $$At least they didn't start with how to turn the computer on\.$$ 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. 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. Replying to @ncecire Exactly. 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. $$Incidentally, many thanks to whoever has pre\-ordered it\! Pretty amazed by its rank, given it's 5 months off\.$$ Replying to @joshhonn :) Replying to @westcenter Thanks! Replying to @mlaconvention Nice! 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! Replying to @TeklaSchell Fantastic -- thanks! Replying to @ibogost Probably the amount of time they've spent on the freeway. Coffee. Replying to @mlaconvention Nice! I'm just happy to have coffee. Replying to @nowviskie and @mlaconvention Lovely! 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 The image is from the work of Dalton Ghetti: http://kronikle.kidrobot.com/pencil-tip-micro-sculptures-by-dalton-ghetti/ Replying to @wynkenhimself It's possible I'm more excited about that image than the words inside. Replying to @mmwwah I would counter your "even if" with an "also because." Special added bonus! Replying to @mmwwah Indubitably! 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! This has been another Very Big Day. I'm going to bed before it gets any bigger. 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. Replying to @mkirschenbaum Both at the same time would be bad. Replying to @briancroxall She spoke at our commencement last year. Tiny sad Minute Man protest, paired with huge DREAM Act counterprotest. Thanks, all, for the kind words about the Chron piece! Sorry not to have responded sooner - in a distinctly non-digital seminar today. RT @nowviskie: Major congrats to @mandellc on appointment as dir of Texas A&M's Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture! //Yay!! @mandellc Huge congratulations! Replying to @manovich and @dancohen Are you reifying the theory/practice divide? :) Replying to @jcmeloni Finally getting to read through the stream. You are the best. Replying to @manovich and @dancohen Actually, that piece points out an assumed divide and suggests bridging it! Replying to @Scrivenings I'm so sorry - will keep your family in my thoughts. My next trick will be figuring out how to make the paper version of the New Yorker stop showing up. Replying to @samplereality I would not hold my breath on that. But it is an awfully nice interface. Replying to @mattbucher That may be the most demented thing I've ever read. Replying to @mlaconvention Happy to do so! 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/ It's like you have a word for *everything*! Replying to @mamamusings Sending you super-good thoughts... Replying to @GeorgeOnline Do not get me started on their completely borked subscription engine. Grrr indeed. Huge congrats, @jdrouin! 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. Replying to @mlaconvention and @roxieblog You can get pretty detailed info from most stats services, yeah. You leave digital fingerprints everywhere you go. Replying to @BendProf, @roxieblog and @mlaconvention Google Reader will give you info about how many subscribers you have, but nothing more, I think. Replying to @dougreside and @mlaconvention There are other stats packages, some native to blogging services. Not everybody reads them, though. Replying to @dougreside True, though Statcounter gives more detailed info for IPs that are assigned to known entities. Hence spotting the DOJ reader! 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. Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward Which throws a wrench into things, yes, but doesn't preclude such uses entirely. Am I misunderstanding? 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. 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. 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. Replying to @dancohen, @mkgold and @jenhoward Fair enough. I'd just like a line somewhere between scholarly reuse and corporate exploitation. Replying to @dancohen, @mkgold and @jenhoward Not that any corporate exploiters are likely to be after my stuff. Replying to @RepoRat But it's not diminishing the commons if it's there for commons-oriented uses. 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 + Replying to @RepoRat suggestion that the only way to build the commons requires allowing all commercial interests free reuse without asking. Replying to @surlyF and @reporat Right. The kind of thing I'd like some say over. Replying to @RepoRat Maybe all I'm after here is a "tell me first" license. 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 + 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. 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. Replying to @twel Congratulations - a great school in a fabulous city! 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. Replying to @terrisenft Wow, I just saw this, too. Congrats! 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. 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. Replying to @newkidonthehall and @mmwwah This is great to know. I need to do a major deaccession. $$Don't tell our colleagues, M\!$$ Replying to @mmwwah Will send via e. 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. Replying to @cscannella And how quickly will that candidate's indiscretions in a rest stop bathroom be brought to light? Replying to @nowviskie I'm so glad you wrote this; it's helping me think more clearly through the issues $$and my lingering concerns$$. Replying to @boone "Thank you, Internet." Replying to @nancybaym That would be fun. We could call it BaymCamp. 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. 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! Replying to @cjprender No, just the refrain. Over and over and... Replying to @mlaconvention and @cjprender Oh, dear. Please don't. Replying to @mlaconvention Sheesh. Not bad! 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/ After three highly stressful days of nonstop meetings and Getting Nothing Done, I'm having a fabulous day of working at home. And writing! Actual sentences! Astonishing how much better that can make me feel. Replying to @archivesnext Indeed. It's also amazing how stressful I find a mounting to-do list involving the production of lots of sentences. Replying to @mlaconvention I would pretty much expect so. Replying to @mlaconvention No, that would be completely unexpected! Ah, the levels of irony: Facebook "believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns" and "resents + 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/# Dear Op-Ed Writer, How about an article highlighting the scary blackness of Kettle? Love, your friends at the PR company representing Pot. Okay, looming thing that must be finishing up today has now been finished up today. On to looming things numbers two and three. Replying to @newkidonthehall Sending you all the good moving vibes I can! Take one thing off the to-do list; put two things on. *sigh* Replying to @mlaconvention Is it a "16 Tons" kinda song? Replying to @mlaconvention Absolutely. Acela to Boston for #MIT7. It's way too early for this. On the up side, the train is all but empty, and the quiet car may actually stay relatively quiet. 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 + 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. 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. Replying to @midwinter_ Hurry up please, it's time. Replying to @amandafrench Whoa. Welcoming speeches at #mit7, to be followed by opening plenary, with yours truly. Curious what I'm going to say! I'll be here momentarily, if sans first initial. http://yfrog.com/h7v4suqj Replying to @jmittell That would be AWESOME. Replying to @savasavasava I don't think it's being streamed, alas, but it should be heavily tweeted! #mit7 Replying to @j_l_r and @d_kompare Miss both of you! #mit7 Replying to @khellekson Eek! Didn't mean it to come out that way. Replying to @edmj and @scholarslab Congratulations all around! Replying to @hollykruse I'm so sorry, Holly - how sad! Replying to @jbj and @nmhouston Ditto. Replying to @sherah1918 Hey, congrats! So glad you'll get to keep working with @chnm. 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. Replying to @samplereality and @sherah1918 $$Literally\!$$ 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. Now beginning "Archives and Cultural Memory" with @jasonrhody, among others. #mit7 @jasonrhody describing NEH-funded archival projects; power of/drawbacks to crowdsourced archiving initiatives. #mit7 Ah, the digital humanities/digital media question, but here applied to a changing cultural heritage. #mit7 Beginning his response, @jasonrhody notes that it's a Tupac/Biggie Smalls debate: east coast/west coast approaches to the digital. #mit7 Shoutout to @mkirschenbaum and new practices for working with digital archival materials of literary authors. #mit7 Replying to @samplereality and @jasonrhody Seriously. Where's the Dirty South in this narrative? 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. Replying to @mamamusings Yay! Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself Christ. That was some crash! Replying to @mmwwah Good lord! What turned out to have happened? $$And have some gin, please\.$$ Replying to @mmwwah Yeesh. Slides done. Need beer. $$Phew\.$$ Koosel's argument that studying digital identity narratives is both the study of texts and of people has implications for ethics, IRB. #mit7 My session on "Publishing in Transition" is beginning in rm 325! #mit7 Hanno Biber and Evelyn Breiteneder from the Austrian Academy Corpus presenting completely awesome digital corpus interface. #mit7 Ooh, Austrian Academy Corpus produced in partnership with Anne Burdick. Should have recognized her work! #mit7 $$Was supposed to be me\!$$ 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 Replying to @mmmbanksy Should have mentioned: Hocking plans to continue self-publishing some work alongside the press books. She's that prolific! #mit7 RT @jasonrhody: .@khellekson offers interesting insights based on diverse work experience w/ journals across scientific & humanities dis ... Replying to @captain_primate My understanding is no - Google is moving the doc sharing aspects to Docs and focusing Groups on discussion. Replying to @captain_primate Never mind. Replying to @captain_primate The doc sharing aspects were great, but I can see why they're refocusing in this upgrade. Replying to @captain_primate Indeed! My presentation today was an early exploration of part of a potential new project. It's gotten me excited about it again. Thanks, #mit7! Replying to @mmwwah Nope! It was about the end of the publishing industry as we know it, via case studies of JFranz & Amanda Hocking. Replying to @mmwwah You got it! 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. Replying to @CaseyBrienza and @khellekson Me too. Another time! Train approaching New York. #mit7 was fabulous, and I've had a productive ride home, but I am cross-eyed with exhaustion. The neighborhood cellist I've been hearing all year is literally playing on the corner. How did I not know that? Replying to @mlaconvention I intend to! Ordering in and then climbing into bed with tv on the aypad. Replying to @mlaconvention Either streaming from netflicks or downloaded from aytunes or elsewhere... Replying to @mlaconvention The cello is mighty nice by itself, but may he'd like having someone sit in! 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. Replying to @mlaconvention Apparently it can be, at least to some extent, if you have Time-Warner. 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? Replying to @nancybaym Ouch. Replying to @nancybaym Indeed! Heading up to Fordham shortly to speak at their Faculty Technology Day. http://itactechday2011.eventbrite.com/ Replying to @cscannella I'm not sure about mov specifically, but VLC for iPad handles most formats... Replying to @redwards7 Will do! $$She's the one who suggested me for this gig\.$$ Hmmm. I inadvertently used one of the i-words and got no bot response. Wonder what that's about. Come on, coffee, do your thing. Replying to @nickmirzoeff Oh, enormously so. Amazing what stress can do! 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. 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! Replying to @mickimcgee Ha! I hope it helps. Sometimes it's nice to have somebody come in and be, um, blunt. Replying to @mamamusings Hang in there - I'm thinking about you! Replying to @mmwwah I like GoodReader over iAnnotate. I also use the heck out of PlainText. Also: Office2 HD, VLC, Read It Later $$or Instapaper$$ + Replying to @mmwwah NYer, if you subscribe, ABC Player, PBS, NPR, AJE Live. Replying to @mmwwah Oh yeah, and: Flipboard, and I'm just now getting NYPL's Biblion. 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. Replying to @mmwwah al-Jazeera, definitely. Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri This whole conversation is mostly making me realize that I AM OLDER THAN EVERYONE. Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri Okay, if that was a Shangri-Las reference, I'M NOT THAT OLD. Replying to @briancroxall, @dancohen and @triproftri Oh, crud. But I'm less younger than that than I thought. Thanks, Google. 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+ 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. How much do I love Hendrik Hertzberg's use of the term "man-on-woman marriage" in this week's New Yorker? A lot. Word to the wise: you might want to wait until dinner's fully digested before attempting this week's NYer "Annals of Science" article. Replying to @samplereality Yep. And he is not kidding when he says it's unsettling. Replying to @samplereality Soylent Green! It's made out of human tissue grown in sheets in a lab and rolled into hamburger-like shapes! 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? Replying to @ayjay **shiver** 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... Replying to @wynkenhimself, @samplereality and @ayjay But I feel like I need to run off and hide with some Michael Pollan. Replying to @samplereality, @wynkenhimself and @ayjay You'd think - but hey! Science! No, it's literally all about growing flesh in vitro. Replying to @mamamusings Sending good thoughts your way... 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 + 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! + Your Friend, kfitz." Why is this not currently possible? Replying to @jmittell That sounds about right. But why otherwise perfectly professional folks go along with that remains a mystery to me! Replying to @amandafrench NICE. Replying to @mznewman Gah. Infuriating. Replying to @plragde Of course. But I'd think that autoreply will be necessary if they really want to take over the messaging market. Replying to @BGCDML Sad but true. Replying to @amandafrench LOL, literally. Replying to @d_kompare Ha. 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." RT @mediacommons: An update on the AAUP report, "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing." http://fb.me/10cw0svSI Replying to @moncia We very literally could not have done it without you! Replying to @MLAconvention That's nuts. Replying to @alicedaer Congratulations! What a doll. RT @MLAnews: Still time to vote at mla.org on this resolution abt the DREAM Act: http://www.mla.org/11resolutioncomm01 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! Oh, but figuring out how to revise something to deal with an issue that seemed to escape your understanding feels good. 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 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 A-and there's the rain. I knew the weather was too good to last. #gettingsoggy 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. Replying to @mamamusings I will certainly hope so - we could use it! It wasn't exactly the rapture, but it was a really really good sushi dinner. Replying to @emarsh Behold the power of suggestion! Replying to @rgfeal I went to Aki on your suggestion! Replying to @rgfeal Went for the early prix fixe. Quite nice! And definitely better than the end of the world. Replying to @rgfeal Fair enough! 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. Replying to @samplereality PS: Nice use of "egads." New post: Complexity http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/complexity/ Replying to @MoodyFred The draft is up at the link in the blog post; not sure about the revised version yet. Replying to @midwinter_ Oh, good grief. Well, all's well and all that, but sheesh. New post: Enough http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/enough/ Replying to @jenterysayers Congratulations! Replying to @pmhswe It's really hard to let go of the idea of running! Replying to @rgfeal Thanks, to you and @loriemerson! Replying to @kdettmar Little Rock? That's some itinerary. Replying to @kdettmar Gah! I'm so sorry. Hope you make it to an appropriate destination soon. Replying to @nmhouston and @rgfeal Oh, that would be nice... 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. Replying to @bukuwawa While you're at it, could you make everyone stop using "relatable"? 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. Replying to @nowviskie Well, that's sort of good news, I guess. Take care of yourself! Replying to @samplereality Exactly. Replying to @eymand and @samplereality The issue for us was also valuing process and community over product. 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 $$i\.e\. T&P$$. 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. Revising is hard. There is a very odd yellow radiance emanating from the sky. I do not know what to make of it. Replying to @kimonizer That *must* be it. Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself Sheesh, I was thinking I was immune. You mean to say that it just hasn't hit me yet? Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah No, lots of @ today, but no emails. I suspect they're rolling it out gradually. Awesome. Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah The call... it's going to be coming from upstairs! At some really annoying moment in the near future! Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself Nope! There's no setting for it. Trust me, I tried. Revision update: have marked all the spots where changes need to be made, with annotations describing the changes. Now the actual changing. Replying to @cscannella Hey, with that many wives and mistresses to buy for, credit is crucial! Replying to @briancroxall Happy birthday, Brian! Have a great one. $$But ditto @GeorgeOnline & @wynkenhimself: not sure where the last decade went\!$$ First 25% of article now sucks 31% less. Not quite enough, but getting there! Replying to @samplereality Cool! $$But it's the Office of Scholarly Communication\.$$ 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/ Replying to @leoba Nice, thanks! Replying to @dougreside Interesting. Though of course it's really the @mkirschenbaum etymology, which in turn is the @unsworth etymology... 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. Replying to @parezcoydigo 100% agreed. Except for the cranky. But that's only because I remain spared; cranky will follow shortly, I suspect. Replying to @mamamusings Safe trip! It was great getting to see you here. Have now revised 45% of article to be 63% better. $$There was a really bad patch in there\.$$ Replying to @kathiiberens and @samplereality You people are going to make me blush. AGAIN. Replying to @samplereality and @karikraus I very much look forward to facilitating the peculiar! Replying to @brettbobley It's all about the metrics, man. 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. Replying to @midwinter_ Absolutely! Word count: 8463. Words that don't suck: 6491. Replying to @midwinter_ Love it. Go, engineer, go! In a NISO/@internetarchive planning meeting on ebook bookmark and annotation standards at NYU today. #bkmk11 Replying to @cscannella Is it a private tweet? It might be a good thing! Replying to @cscannella $$By which I mean from someone's private stream, not a DM\.$$ 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. Replying to @JenHoward I know; bummer. At least I'll see you in Baltimore. Replying to @JenHoward Me too. But somehow appropriate that the two are happening at once on opposite sides of the DC corridor. Replying to @wynkenhimself, @jenhoward and @amandafrench Alas, I'll be on my way to California Sunday afternoon... Replying to @triproftri Congratulations! Revision complete. Article now sucks 47% less. On to the next project! Replying to @chutry One of the most brilliant things about Chrome: opening a new window gives you links to recently closed items. Replying to @rgfeal Once a Sagehen... 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. Two! Two! Two major tasks crossed off the to-do list today! 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. Replying to @cjprender Is sad, but true. Alas, if you could see what my next three weeks look like... Replying to @cjprender Now, however, goofing off begins. Plus beer. 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 Replying to @msbonn Maria!!! So amazingly glad to hear from you here! Sending you all my best wishes! Replying to @rgfeal Oh, dear. Not me. No, no. I would never. I am attempting to take a day "off." I believe that's what people call it, at least. Replying to @jwolman As my grandfather used to say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. 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. Replying to @rgfeal I can only imagine that I would. But I think I'm going to lie around and read today. Have... fun? Replying to @rgfeal There should be all of the above! Enjoy! 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. Replying to @mariabustillos Okay wow. Chills. Oh no. Aura. And it appears to be another ocular migraine. Bizarro aura, no real headache, super loopy. Excuse to spend the evening in bed, I guess. Replying to @midwinter_ This is only the second one I've gotten; all my previous auras were followed immediately by the headache. Weird. Replying to @midwinter_ Good grief! Are you sure that's coming in from outside & not a busted pipe? $$Stupid question; I'm sure you're sure\.$$ Replying to @midwinter_ Oh, man. I hope it stops soon! Replying to @mamamusings Thanks for the link! And I'm definitely better today, despite a bit of a migraine hangover... My MBAir has suddenly become unable to mount any .dmg file it downloads. This is becoming seriously inconvenient. 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. Replying to @midwinter_ I do, on CD/DVD. Which of course the MBAir does not possess. Will ponder a workaround. Ugh, and software update has now failed. Begin to fear that the MBAir's SSD may be corrupted or worse. SSD is indeed corrupted. This is the moment when the no-optical-drive thing becomes a liability. 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 That last tweet brought to you by my need to step back for a moment from my rapidly degenerating laptop situation. WHY, oh why, do critical laptop problems always only creep up two days before a three week stint of total laptop dependency begins? Replying to @BryanAlexander It will certainly have a greater chance of boosting fairness than will giving one set of participants full knowledge [+] Replying to @BryanAlexander while keeping the other in the dark. The potential abuses of one-sided secrecy are far higher than double-blindedness. Replying to @BryanAlexander Interesting question. I'd be surprised if that were a viable argument. How would single-blind create savings? Replying to @sgsinclair This one's on about 3.2 years, so I've probably worn out its welcome. Replying to @sgsinclair $$Congrats on the fabulous new gig, btw\!$$ 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. 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. 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. Replying to @BryanAlexander I would not be terribly surprised to hear that as well. Replying to @mmwwah Yeah, me too. iPad will not suffice for three weeks, I fear. Replying to @CatinStack Huge news, and well-deserved congratulations! Booting from clone worked. Running Disk Utility worked. Disk repairs claim to have worked. Now repairing permissions before trying reboot. Replying to @acavender Thank you! 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. Reboot successful. Now attempting the software updates that uncovered the problem in the first place. 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. Still somewhat afraid to breathe, though. Replying to @tcarmody No kidding. And all my backup paranoia now seems utterly justified. Replying to @BryanAlexander and @jtheibault I think the assumption is the other way - that reviewers will Google author identity. Less sure about the other. Replying to @BryanAlexander and @jtheibault Nonetheless, you know which way I vote on this. Replying to @mmwwah No, everything's working. I'm just in a bit of disbelief. Replying to @nowviskie Good lord. Replying to @sivavaid You could show up and say ANYTHING. Replying to @nancybaym Apparently there's a setting. But I'm mostly fascinated by the fact that that still hasn't happened to me! Replying to @nancybaym Okay, that's infuriating. 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? Replying to @mattthomas It's down now, with the big "copyright claim" notice. Maybe they did both, in which case, bravo. Replying to @surlyF How the university can and should take responsibility for ensuring that scholarly communication has a $$non\-extortive$$ future. Replying to @surlyF That's fabulous. I did mean the response seriously, though. If current sch comm practices are bankrupting uni libraries, unis must + 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 + Replying to @surlyF the university infrastructure as necessary as the library, the faculty, the buildings. How can universities take ownership? Replying to @surlyF Those are absolutely the *slightly* more than$64,000 questions, indeed.