2011 06 01 tweets

Replying to @ddchamberlain


Wed Jun 01 17:09:30 +0000 2011

RT @SHAQ: im retiring Video: http://bit.ly/kvLtE3 #ShaqRetires

Wed Jun 01 18:50:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @amyeetx and @triproftri

Yes. "But what have you done lately?" is endemic.

Wed Jun 01 18:54:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Have I not told you about my deep tie to Shaq? He defended my sister from her raging asshole bf. I am honor-bound to root for him.

Wed Jun 01 19:07:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

\(Thus the announcement comes as a bit of a relief\.\)

Wed Jun 01 19:07:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

To be honest, it would be impossible to have been at LSU during 1989-91 and not be something of a fan.

Wed Jun 01 19:10:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, that would make it a lot harder.

Wed Jun 01 19:13:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Personally, I'd start with the ADs, but the coaches \(of men's football and basketball\) are next in line, fer sure.

Wed Jun 01 19:15:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @barbarahui

Is prednisone driving you to talk to yourself? :)

Wed Jun 01 20:24:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @barbarahui

I can only imagine. I've had to take prednisone before and I can say that I'm not a huge fan.

Wed Jun 01 20:27:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @barbarahui

\(Actually, it was the reply to yourself that had me wondering\.\)

Wed Jun 01 20:27:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

If only they would follow it off with a little lemon sorbet.

Thu Jun 02 00:47:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

It would be great, if you could figure out how to type a really good raspberry.

Thu Jun 02 01:19:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Ugh, crossed pop cultural references. I was imagining a GIlda Radneresque "and that's the truth phbbbbbt."

Thu Jun 02 01:24:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

God, another crossed reference. I was thinking Emily Litella. But that's the "never mind" conclusion.

Thu Jun 02 01:41:14 +0000 2011

Taking care of some last business before hitting the road \(or the rails, more precisely\) for Baltimore and #aaup11.

Thu Jun 02 12:39:50 +0000 2011

Very sorry to be missing #thatcamp this year, but I'll be there in spirit!

Thu Jun 02 12:40:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

There may be a mole on site willing to help.

Thu Jun 02 12:45:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

I'll be thinking about you today. Take care of yourself!

Thu Jun 02 12:54:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender, @nowviskie and @academicdave

Absolutely! I'll be reading along from afar.

Thu Jun 02 12:55:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @amyeetx

The future of the diss is being explored by an #MLA working group led by past president Sidonie Smith. Hugely impt. #9sinst11

Thu Jun 02 13:44:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @amyeetx

Cool! There will be a panel discussing the working group's efforts at #mla12. More TK! #9sinst11

Thu Jun 02 13:49:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

ORCID promises to be enormously important for scholarly networks.

Thu Jun 02 15:16:42 +0000 2011

@NewYorker: Having trouble downloading the June 6 issue to my aypad - getting a "file is missing or invalid" error. Any ideas?

Thu Jun 02 15:37:48 +0000 2011

@NewYorker: And just like that, it's working. Thanks, or never mind - whichever applies!

Thu Jun 02 15:41:07 +0000 2011

On the Acela to Baltimore for #aaup11. Hooray for public wifi and a working VPN.

Thu Jun 02 16:01:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Many thanks! I appreciate what sounds like some awfully heavy lifting.

Thu Jun 02 16:17:42 +0000 2011

RT @lexinyt: Our new executive editor and I have set a Twitter date. I predict she will be a champion tweeter. #twittermakesyousmart

Thu Jun 02 17:51:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Indeed. Sending nothing but good vibes Michigan-ward.

Thu Jun 02 18:43:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball, @moncia and @ericzinner

I was thinking about that amazing dinner we had just today. I think I'm the only one of us here this year!

Thu Jun 02 18:57:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @ericzinner, @shanakimball and @moncia

Indeed. In future years, though. And -- hey, in New York!

Thu Jun 02 19:26:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @gmbritton

Nitpicking: hasn't NAP been completely OA for a bit? They're making downloadable PDFs \(instead of online images\) free. #aaup11

Thu Jun 02 19:41:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo


Thu Jun 02 20:01:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia and @gmbritton

Yes, that's a huge move! Just clarifying that they were technically OA all along, if only in less desirable formats.

Thu Jun 02 20:17:02 +0000 2011

Really, really hoping that that odd rattling hum coming through my ceiling is a vacuum cleaner. #ahhotels

Thu Jun 02 20:36:34 +0000 2011

Tonight's keynote at #aaup11 from David Simon about to begin. Simon has donated his fee to the Ella Thompson Fund. http://parksandpeople.org

Fri Jun 03 00:30:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell


Fri Jun 03 00:56:39 +0000 2011

Simon is fascinating: at once a defense of noncommercial values in journalistic/cultural production & an impassioned defense of IP. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 01:04:34 +0000 2011

First plenary at #aaup11 beginning: Grant McCracken, "The 'shapeless problem' problem."

Fri Jun 03 13:05:44 +0000 2011

McCracken: Degree of change in contemporary culture is resulting in our culture's signature phrase: "Wait, what?" #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:12:17 +0000 2011

Wait, what? Malcolm Gladwell is the answer? Steve Jobs is the answer? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:29:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward


Fri Jun 03 13:30:08 +0000 2011

Aha. It's the liberal arts that's McCracken's answer: the ability to give shape to a seemingly shapeless problem. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:32:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

That is indeed what it begins to sound like! #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:33:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

Steve Jobs can solve that problem. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:33:48 +0000 2011

Okay, massively reductive rendering of what postmodernism is. One might have noted that Jameson was *critical* of the postmodern. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:35:18 +0000 2011

So what we need is a business school embedded within the liberal arts. \(What could possibly go wrong?\) #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:46:59 +0000 2011

Wait, did he say that we need to reform the university by ending tenure and bringing managers in and kicking scholars out? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:48:27 +0000 2011

Is that meant to re-liberal-arts-ize the managers and let scholars loose upon the business world? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 13:49:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @lwaltzer

I guess it's a good thing I missed it the first time!

Fri Jun 03 13:50:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Ire. Dismay. Exhaustion. Whatever.

Fri Jun 03 13:51:14 +0000 2011

I am interested in the fact that he's told the attendees at #aaup11 to disintermediate the publishing process between ideas and practice...

Fri Jun 03 13:54:16 +0000 2011

...though I don't think that's going to get a lot of uptake here.

Fri Jun 03 13:54:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @synch101

What you said.

Fri Jun 03 13:55:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @medeamalmo

Thank you! I'd love to hear how your journal develops.

Fri Jun 03 13:57:16 +0000 2011

Interesting response to an earlier version of this McCracken keynote: http://cac.ophony.org/2011/05/20/the-qidz-are-alright/ #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:00:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @synch101

I am mildly surprised to find myself on the publishers' side in most of this.

Fri Jun 03 14:05:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

You know, I'm all about disintermediation in publishing, and even I don't love it. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:06:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

There's a slippage from "get ideas out more quickly" to "get rid of publishing" that's really problematic. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:07:17 +0000 2011

Okay, here I'm on his side. "Most blogs are not good" is true, but no more true than "most books are not good." Has ever been thus. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:08:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Exactly. Had he gone for "disrupt" it would have been a far more nuanced and arguable point.

Fri Jun 03 14:10:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

A bullet point suggested we "move from ideas to practice w/o going through the finding, reviewing, editing, publishing process."

Fri Jun 03 14:27:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Rethink that process, yes. Disrupt that process, yes. Eliminate that process? Dunno.

Fri Jun 03 14:27:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @kwissoker, @noctambulate and @jenhoward

While simultaneously mistaking a *critic* of a phenomenon for a *cause* of that phenomenon. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:36:03 +0000 2011

Christie Henry of UChicago introducing session on List Building for the Digital Age. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 14:46:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah and @jenhoward

Not disinter-mediation, I don't think, but dis-intermediation. Cutting out the middle man, as it were.

Fri Jun 03 16:08:52 +0000 2011

Why are my ears burning? #thatcamp #mighthaveaunipresspublishedbook4u

Fri Jun 03 16:52:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj, @tcarmody and @ayjay

I did once tweet that I was being introduced, yes, but I ceased tweeting thereafter!

Fri Jun 03 17:52:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

I suspect we'd have found common ground in responding to this morning's plenary. This one, maybe not so much. #aaup11 #thatcamp

Fri Jun 03 18:31:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody, @rgfeal, @jbj and @ayjay

I think @briancroxall did that for his #dorkshort at some regional #thatcamp.

Fri Jun 03 18:34:39 +0000 2011

The "must encourage production!" defense of copyright rings untrue when scholarly authors are required to sign over all rights. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 18:41:35 +0000 2011

Which is to say, must encourage *whose* production? And are there different means of encouraging different producers? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 18:46:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

We've also lost all sense here of the value \(economic and cultural\) that inheres in a strong public domain. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 18:54:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn

Yay! Welcome home, Maria!

Fri Jun 03 18:59:10 +0000 2011

Jonathan Band suggests that "is piracy good for sales" may not be the right question; rather, what's good for scholars and students. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:19:01 +0000 2011

Band: open access tipping point may have been reached; how do publishers live with the new OA environment? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:19:55 +0000 2011

RT @ljndawson: I think the Attributor guy is making a bigger problem out of piracy than it is; which of course serves his business. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:33:45 +0000 2011

In fact, a recent study by Envisional showed that ebooks and audiobooks together represent 0.2% of torrent-based filesharing [+] #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:36:14 +0000 2011

and 2.6% of cyberlocker links. Nowhere near as massive a problem as it sounds here. [-] #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:36:16 +0000 2011

A link to the Envisional report: http://documents.envisional.com/docs/Envisional-Internet_Usage-Jan2011.pdf #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:37:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

The speaker claims a significant post-e-reader/tablet increase, but doesn't cite data to support.

Fri Jun 03 21:39:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

Sorry not to see you here this year, by the way!

Fri Jun 03 21:40:02 +0000 2011

Band: law works by the consent of the governed; if law is routinely violated, it loses credibility. Must adjust. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:41:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

I do believe that there are real problems, but this felt a bit overplayed, and a somewhat counterproductive approach. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:49:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

He did say that it was the most obscure stuff. So I wonder how much in the way of sales is actually being lost. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:52:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

Might making those texts partly available online actually encourage non-infringing use? #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:53:30 +0000 2011

Ah, the royalties question. Many faculty would happily forgo their vanishingly small royalties in exchange for greater openness. #aaup11

Fri Jun 03 21:56:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward


Fri Jun 03 21:56:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Sending good peaceful vibes your way.

Fri Jun 03 21:58:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @CopyrightLibn and @jenhoward

Though what Bob meant was the creation of specific services unique to non-infringing copies as a viable biz model.

Fri Jun 03 22:11:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Me too. His book is available OA & for purchase on the MITPress website.

Fri Jun 03 23:32:16 +0000 2011

In the 1.5 seconds it took me to open a new tab in my browser, I forgot what I'd opened it for. #goingtobeoneofTHOSEdays

Sat Jun 04 11:56:34 +0000 2011

Related: the plenary panel I'm speaking on at #aaup11 is in an hour. Increasingly curious to see how that goes!

Sat Jun 04 12:01:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack

Belatedly: Subsidy is required for the press to do its work, period. But openness can coexist with sales under some biz models.

Sat Jun 04 12:04:13 +0000 2011

@CatinStack The trick is figuring out what those new biz models might be. \(Service rather than product oriented?\)

Sat Jun 04 12:06:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack

Exactly! The answer isn't locking down content, though, but finding new biz models that provide services around content.

Sat Jun 04 12:26:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @CatinStack

I'm thinking about ways to connect with a community through that content, ways of interacting with that content, etc.

Sat Jun 04 12:26:56 +0000 2011

Rumor has it #aaup11 may be sending a small trade delegation to #thatcamp this evening. Would be good to know where & whenabouts of events.

Sat Jun 04 15:18:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Excellent! Looking forward, too.

Sat Jun 04 15:19:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @TAC_NISO

Rats. Another time!

Sat Jun 04 15:21:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

Likely the #aaup11 delegation will not arrive before 7pm, possibly even later, depending. Will keep in contact. #thatcamp

Sat Jun 04 15:24:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

I'm still back on the Reese's peanut butter cup model. \(Hey, you got traditional publishing in my unconference\!\) #aaup11 #thatcamp

Sat Jun 04 15:25:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory and @dancohen

If such a form were available at the #thatcamp/#aaup11 trade talks, I'll happily sign then!

Sat Jun 04 15:48:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Not yet. Will let you know when we head out.

Sat Jun 04 16:47:21 +0000 2011

Callaway: UPs made a crucial misstep in deciding that keeping to themselves would allow them to be left alone on their campuses. #aaup11

Sat Jun 04 17:23:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @tjowens

One wonders if a scholarly org, say, might be persuaded to help create a peer-reviewing process. #unpress #thatcamp

Sat Jun 04 17:38:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Actually, July 5. But who's counting. #unpress #thatcamp

Sat Jun 04 17:40:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @tjowens and @samplereality

Hmmmm. **strokes imaginary beard**

Sat Jun 04 17:40:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @mcclan

Thank you!

Sat Jun 04 17:43:12 +0000 2011

@Mdigitalculture I am trying to change the license on Planned Obsolescence \(the blog\); when I manage it it'll be CC-BY 3.0. #hackacad

Sat Jun 04 18:31:26 +0000 2011

Related: Anyone who can help me figure out why no WP CC plugins are working with my theme gets a cookie.

Sat Jun 04 18:31:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Jonathan Band. Book = Interfaces on Trial 2.0.

Sat Jun 04 18:33:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @gmbritton

I found something about the distance between the dais and the audience as well as the length of the room deadening. #aaup11

Sat Jun 04 18:56:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @gmbritton

Very hard to maintain energy in here without charging up and down the aisles. #aaup11

Sat Jun 04 18:57:14 +0000 2011

Okay, @Mdigitalculture, everything on PO is now CC-BY. Let me know if there's anything else!

Sat Jun 04 19:21:21 +0000 2011

Sinuses in massive freakout. May have to stop for Sudafed before beginning the #aaup11/#thatcamp trade delegation journey.

Sat Jun 04 21:02:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Okay! We're on the 95.

Sat Jun 04 21:36:42 +0000 2011

The #aaup11 trade delegation is on the 495, headed to the Auld Shebeen unless we receive alternate instructions. #THATCamp

Sat Jun 04 21:52:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

20 minutes-ish?

Sat Jun 04 22:11:23 +0000 2011

The #aaup11 trade delegation is parking the car. #thatcamp

Sat Jun 04 22:22:44 +0000 2011

The #aaup11 trade delegation has been persuaded to seek quieter accommodations at The Well.

Sat Jun 04 22:41:15 +0000 2011

Sooooo fabulous to see so many of the #THATCamp folks!

Sun Jun 05 00:45:24 +0000 2011

Hey, awesome seeing all of you #thatcamp folks this evening. Have a most fabulous day tomorrow!

Sun Jun 05 04:02:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

It looked like things might get hung up on the definition of "publishing," but we all had a beer and got past it.

Sun Jun 05 04:05:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

It's continental! What's not to enjoy?

Sun Jun 05 04:06:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Me too! Thanks for facilitating the trip. I'll look forward to seeing you at SCI!

Sun Jun 05 04:10:31 +0000 2011

Have you ever done that thing where you see someone you've met before, only you mistake them for a whole other person you've met before? +

Sun Jun 05 04:14:29 +0000 2011

And then you say something that would be perfectly reasonable to say to the person you thought they were? But probably not to them?

Sun Jun 05 04:15:05 +0000 2011

That must be really awkward.

Sun Jun 05 04:15:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

Eh, it wasn't so terrible. Just awkward and mildly embarrassing. Happily, it passed quickly.

Sun Jun 05 04:19:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

You know, I'm discovering that while midlife memory loss can produce embarrassing moments, it also erases them. So there's that.

Sun Jun 05 04:25:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Must be a relief to have a photogenic memory like that!

Sun Jun 05 04:32:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Aw, man. Now I'm blushing! Really fantastic to meet you in person.

Sun Jun 05 04:36:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Perfect! Have a great one, and definitely let me know when you're in NYC.

Sun Jun 05 04:38:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody


Sun Jun 05 04:38:54 +0000 2011

The really great thing about that fake sudafed is that while it doesn't actually help my allergies it does still make me grind my teeth.

Sun Jun 05 04:39:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Indeed. And I'm not sure what's in the air right now, but these things sure don't care about that.

Sun Jun 05 04:47:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @dancohen, @foundhistory and @shanakimball

Hey, so let me know what you guys come up with! #thatcamp

Sun Jun 05 14:10:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @rgfeal, @nowviskie and @amandafrench

Oh, there will be shenanigans, all right. :) #mla12

Sun Jun 05 17:53:17 +0000 2011

I do not normally respond to travel this way, but today I hate everyone.

Sun Jun 05 19:06:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Worse: BWI > IAH > ONT.

Sun Jun 05 19:12:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @karikraus

@sramsay's right; I was lousy company. Fortunately for you, my plane had already taken off for IAH. Sorry not to see you, tho!

Sun Jun 05 22:29:25 +0000 2011

Napped a little on the plane. Only had to go around the corner to get to my next gate. Maybe things aren't as dire as they seemed.

Sun Jun 05 22:32:08 +0000 2011

Then again, it is 102 degrees in Houston. Which, yuck.

Sun Jun 05 22:32:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

I can imagine hating everyone in Dulles. This was BWI, IAD's poor country cousin.

Sun Jun 05 22:33:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Go, Ethan, go!

Sun Jun 05 23:12:59 +0000 2011

On board my flight to ONT. Haven't been home since early August, and am only headed there now to pack up and move. A real stew of emotions.

Sun Jun 05 23:14:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Your travel karma is well intact!

Sun Jun 05 23:18:29 +0000 2011

So. Yesterday: BWI to ONT. Tomorrow: LAX to JFK. New York real estate. Enough said.

Tue Jun 07 02:02:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

The co-op board called this morning, as I knew perfectly well they would. *sigh*

Tue Jun 07 02:35:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody and @rgfeal

Probably not that much; the shorter the print run the \(significantly\) higher the per-copy cost.

Tue Jun 07 02:46:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Thanks much. And yeah, for a rental. Completely nuts!

Tue Jun 07 03:49:09 +0000 2011

LAX > JFK. Back on Thursday. Thank goodness for frequent flyer miles.

Tue Jun 07 12:40:39 +0000 2011

Pro tip: if you're writing to ask me to do something, I'm more likely to say yes if you get my name right.

Tue Jun 07 14:23:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Oh, that's merely descriptive accuracy! I'm likely to say yes to this request, despite it being sent to someone named Katherine.

Tue Jun 07 14:29:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

They left my last name out \(just "Dear Katherine"\) but my money says that's what it would have been.

Tue Jun 07 14:52:46 +0000 2011

Am home. For some value of "home," at least.

Tue Jun 07 19:29:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Whoa. </keanu>

Tue Jun 07 19:37:07 +0000 2011

I was mildly surprised to wake up in my New York apartment this morning. Not quite sure where I expected to be.

Wed Jun 08 13:48:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Or a plane, yes.

Wed Jun 08 14:43:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

My dream: of all those years of grad school and professordom. I have a sad unconscious.

Wed Jun 08 14:47:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @ibogost

Shortened endnote refs w/full bib. It's a pain to hunt down the right note with the full ref once you've passed the orig citation.

Wed Jun 08 16:35:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Hey, if you're willing to kill them by flinging vegetable matter their way, I might have an option!

Thu Jun 09 02:02:30 +0000 2011

This has not been a good day for errand-running. #melting

Thu Jun 09 17:22:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @avunque

Actually not great timing; I'm away most of the month. Email me?

Thu Jun 09 17:23:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Amazing. 70s in SoCal. Why did I have to fly back to NYC for *these* two days again?

Thu Jun 09 17:35:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Ayup. And the third is not out of the question.

Thu Jun 09 17:46:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

It's that kind of day. I believe the beverage I am drinking is emerging directly on my skin.

Thu Jun 09 17:49:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

La la la la I can't hear you....

Thu Jun 09 17:52:30 +0000 2011

The premier security line at JFK terminal 7 is about the most goofed up security experience I've had that didn't involve being groped.

Thu Jun 09 19:57:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Hey, I didn't know you were at JFK! I'm about to board a flight to LAX. \(Operation Ridiculous Trip to NYC accomplished\.\)

Thu Jun 09 21:16:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Woo-hoo! Have a great trip, and I'll see you back in the city in a couple of weeks.

Thu Jun 09 21:25:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Wow, great cuts!

Thu Jun 09 21:35:43 +0000 2011

RT @rgfeal: Sid Smith: shift from scholarly publication to schol communication is shift from product to process. #ADE #ADFL

Thu Jun 09 22:07:52 +0000 2011

Tried to tweet about 15 minutes ago that we were on the world's longest taxi. The joke was that we were like 82nd for takeoff.

Thu Jun 09 23:04:41 +0000 2011

That tweet got eaten by AT&T, despite the pilot telling us after the security video that we may as well just turn our phones back on.

Thu Jun 09 23:11:46 +0000 2011

Now, however, we're totally stopped, engines & seatbelt sign off, and they've broken out the wine. Not a good sign, I think.

Thu Jun 09 23:15:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

It's a big storm system that apparently dropped the temps in the midwest by 30 degrees as it passed through- & it's just getting here.

Thu Jun 09 23:22:23 +0000 2011

This United flight crew is taking the passengers' bill of rights regulations super seriously. Beverages, snacks, bathrooms, etc. Good on em.

Thu Jun 09 23:34:36 +0000 2011

2 hours since leaving the gate. No engines. A bajillion planes ahead of us. Sigh.

Thu Jun 09 23:58:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Oh, yes. Though it's now suddenly 73 here. Thanks, storm!

Fri Jun 10 00:03:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

That's hilarious. If you think about it just right.

Fri Jun 10 00:07:47 +0000 2011

Hey, we're moving forward "several hundred yards"! And I just heard a plane take off! That's something, at least.

Fri Jun 10 00:08:02 +0000 2011

2:25 and counting.

Fri Jun 10 00:17:16 +0000 2011

Okay, 2.5 hours have passed, and back we go to the gate.

Fri Jun 10 00:23:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Yes, yes it does.

Fri Jun 10 00:34:12 +0000 2011

Again, they're serious about passengers bill of rights: came back to the gate within allotted time, giving everyone the right to deplane.

Fri Jun 10 00:35:57 +0000 2011

But there's a lot of uncertainty yet about whether we're getting out tonight, and if so when.

Fri Jun 10 00:36:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

No, no vouchers as yet. But there were granola bars! :-/

Fri Jun 10 00:45:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Good to know. I'll fuss.

Fri Jun 10 00:50:39 +0000 2011

Four. Hours.

Fri Jun 10 01:51:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

I am not far from it.

Fri Jun 10 02:00:39 +0000 2011

First pushback: 5.50pm. Return to gate: 8.20pm. Second pushback: 10.30pm. Takeoff: 11.20pm.

Fri Jun 10 03:34:02 +0000 2011

I need food. And sleep. Will be arriving at LAX at something like 2am local. And I have a 10am diss defense.

Fri Jun 10 03:36:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

It started today with a series of awful subway delays in 100 degree heat. And then this. Suspect it's my own karmic issue.

Fri Jun 10 03:54:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

OH NO. That's horrible! We made it to LAX shortly after 2am. I do hope you're able to sleep today...

Fri Jun 10 16:06:51 +0000 2011

Thanks for putting up with my flight saga yesterday, folks. 5.5 hours on the ground; 5.5 hours in the air. Got to LAX just after 2 am.

Fri Jun 10 16:07:32 +0000 2011

That said, @moncia totally has me beat: her SFO flight, sked for the same time as mine, returned to terminal 2x & didn't get in until 4am.

Fri Jun 10 16:08:45 +0000 2011

Trying very very hard to figure out how to keep this move from killing me. Sheer force of will does not seem to be cutting it.

Sun Jun 12 00:47:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

That's my basic theory. And boy is the money flying around.

Sun Jun 12 01:10:19 +0000 2011

The worst of it yesterday was the way my renters left things. Had to clean & reorganize before I could begin thinking about what to pack.

Sun Jun 12 02:02:52 +0000 2011

Tackled that today & sorted through a chunk of the house, boxing & bagging stuff to get rid of. A fair bit of that to go, but getting there.

Sun Jun 12 02:05:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Crazy as this will sound? That would have been an improvement. I had to reorganize my kitchen so I could find all my plates.

Sun Jun 12 02:20:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

And much of my furniture is in a different room from where I left it.

Sun Jun 12 02:21:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

You go.

Sun Jun 12 23:28:40 +0000 2011

Okay, full day of move preparation number 2, and I feel much less like I'm going to die. So maybe it'll work after all!

Mon Jun 13 01:59:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

"Excited" is not exactly the word I think they'd use, no.

Mon Jun 13 02:10:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Mildly freaked, with a healthy dose of blissfully oblivious, perhaps.

Mon Jun 13 02:10:50 +0000 2011

Trying to time a Goodwill pickup, the movers, carpet cleaners, cat transport, the sale of my car, and my own departure is a bit crazifying.

Mon Jun 13 16:45:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @bukuwawa

Yeah, I'm donating furniture. My Goodwill requires that you haul your stuff in, so I'm going with Salvation Army who will pick up.

Mon Jun 13 20:12:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @bukuwawa

You just have to call and find out the local policies; some require long reservation times.

Mon Jun 13 20:13:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Oy. I send you better luck than mine...

Tue Jun 14 16:36:29 +0000 2011

For my next trick, I will call every mover in Southern California in order to find one with availability between now and the end of June!

Tue Jun 14 19:18:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Tue Jun 14 20:46:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

That I miss. Quite a lot actually. But then I was a pile-on-my-head-every-day kinda girl & figured I may as well chop it off.

Tue Jun 14 22:07:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah

I've actually been letting it grow a little, but am close to ready to buzz it again...

Tue Jun 14 22:29:30 +0000 2011

RT @jmittell: Very interesting story of academic publishing & copyright from old friend @jpom: http://bit.ly/l8Py0U

Tue Jun 14 23:22:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings


Wed Jun 15 14:50:42 +0000 2011

Woo-hoo! I have movers! And they're going to pick up and deliver at appropriate times! And they only want an obscene amount for it!

Wed Jun 15 17:57:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

Oh, yes.

Wed Jun 15 18:01:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @LaceofBase

Nice! I like that.

Wed Jun 15 18:01:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Thank you! Definitely worth it.

Wed Jun 15 18:02:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yes, it's them, and they pick up on the 24th. And amazingly, drop off on the 28th or 29th!

Wed Jun 15 19:22:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Apparently! Seems how all of this is working, of late.

Wed Jun 15 19:27:27 +0000 2011

The Salvation Army pickup guys confirmed today what yesterday's calls to movers suggested: folks are moving out of California in droves.

Wed Jun 15 19:29:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @trevormunoz

Congratulations to you and to @umd_mith! Fantastic news.

Wed Jun 15 19:30:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

We'd be rolling in it!

Wed Jun 15 19:31:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @georgeonline


Thu Jun 16 14:47:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

Have you looked at the Pearson Custom Intro to Lit? Disclosure: I'm on the ed board. But it's a custom database anthology [+]

Thu Jun 16 19:41:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

that lets you put together the pieces you want in the order you want & custom print \(on better paper than most anthologies\).

Thu Jun 16 19:41:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

Heh. Should have known I'd have mentioned it. Yeah, they can get pricy, though usually less than some of the big ones.

Thu Jun 16 19:43:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @ryancordell

But the no sell-back is an issue some places, definitely.

Thu Jun 16 19:43:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone and @mikhailg

I for one would love to attend your webinar.

Fri Jun 17 16:10:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @jonathanagray


Fri Jun 17 16:10:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Thank you! More by email.

Fri Jun 17 16:12:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Fri Jun 17 16:41:10 +0000 2011

On plane at ONT, headed to a too-brief foray at #dh11. Will attend the ACH exec mtg tmw & fly back. Too much moving to do to stay, sadly.

Fri Jun 17 18:50:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

I happily do guest lectures! Email me?

Fri Jun 17 20:21:22 +0000 2011

Hey, this Stanford place is kinda nice.

Fri Jun 17 22:40:50 +0000 2011

Sitting under an umbrella in a Munger Graduate Residence courtyard. If I had a power outlet, life would be complete.

Fri Jun 17 23:35:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

You'd think, wouldn't you.

Fri Jun 17 23:41:30 +0000 2011

Siphoning laptop battery to give the phone a little juice. Seems a reasonable short-term trade. #digitallife #dh11 #wheresmywirelesspower

Fri Jun 17 23:55:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @westcenter

If only someone could find a way to harness its rays to power our devices!

Sat Jun 18 00:11:17 +0000 2011

RT @unsworth: Happy to announce that DH2013 will be at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln. #dh11 // Excellent!

Sat Jun 18 00:21:36 +0000 2011

Managed to eke out two hours of sleep. This promises to be an interesting day.

Sat Jun 18 13:40:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

At least it wasn't an e-bolus.

Sat Jun 18 21:27:44 +0000 2011

Very sorry to have had to leave the ACH exec meeting to catch a train back to SFO, and even sorrier to be missing #dh11. But my move awaits!

Sat Jun 18 23:17:32 +0000 2011

Have a great conference, friends. I'll see you in Hamburg for #dh12! #dh11

Sat Jun 18 23:18:39 +0000 2011

R. has ridden off for parts east. Now it's just me, the cats, and the packing.

Sun Jun 19 15:42:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, about 6.30am. Cool enough here, but once he hits the desert, he could use all the breezes you can conjure.

Sun Jun 19 15:51:29 +0000 2011

The schedule from here: last pickup by the Salvation Army guys tomorrow. Thursday I drive the cats to the boarding facility. [+]

Sun Jun 19 15:57:44 +0000 2011

Friday, movers come early to pack up my kitchen, and then later in the day load everything up and roll out. Saturday, carpet cleaners [+]

Sun Jun 19 16:01:30 +0000 2011

and key transfer. I fly out Sunday. Monday, I move out of the studio in NYC and the cats are delivered to me in the new apartment. [+]

Sun Jun 19 16:03:16 +0000 2011

And, if I'm lucky, my stuff shows up at the new apartment Tuesday or Wednesday. \(The movers claim I'm the last pickup & first dropoff\.\) [+]

Sun Jun 19 16:04:02 +0000 2011

Cross your fingers for me. [-]

Sun Jun 19 16:04:20 +0000 2011

Sigh. Driver's license expires in August. First available appointment for renewal is in July. Must renew in person to take vision test.

Sun Jun 19 16:14:46 +0000 2011

Do I have the time available to go wait in the no-appointment line? And if I do will the new license actually find me in the mail?

Sun Jun 19 16:17:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Dunno. But there are Implications to moving my license to NY that I'm not yet entirely ready to consider.

Sun Jun 19 16:46:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @grammarsnark

Hmmm. There's one sooner at another location, though not soon enough. But the sooner makes me think the wait will be shorter.

Sun Jun 19 16:47:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Am selling the car, def. But need a license to drive nonetheless.

Sun Jun 19 16:48:09 +0000 2011

Pulled the mysterious box of ancient history down from the top of my closet. It'll end up at the top of my next closet. Just can't toss it.

Sun Jun 19 16:55:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @publichistorian and @tcarmody

That's lovely. Sort of Pandora meets time capsule.

Sun Jun 19 17:19:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Well, family there, thanks. But there's also the renting a car when I travel thing.

Sun Jun 19 18:24:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Sorry, yes. The old sense of humor has taken several major body blows; it can't even recognize when it's being called upon!

Sun Jun 19 19:21:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Wow. That looks like it would make espresso REALLY REALLY FAST.

Sun Jun 19 19:26:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti

Ooh, thanks for reminding me. ::adds to list of stuff to do before leaving SoCal::

Sun Jun 19 19:31:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Thank you! Surprise-free would be most awesome. :)

Sun Jun 19 21:36:55 +0000 2011

I have reached the hour at which not having any beer in the house has revealed itself as a key strategic error.

Mon Jun 20 00:51:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @themba

This is true. Chalk one up for west coast civilization.

Mon Jun 20 00:59:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

That would be AWESOME.

Mon Jun 20 01:00:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball and @msbonn

One of the many amazing features of life in NYC.

Mon Jun 20 01:01:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Worry not. I shall rectify. The only question is whether I shower before or after obtaining supplies.

Mon Jun 20 01:28:03 +0000 2011

A huge percentage of my tweeps are posting from the #dh11 opening keynote. Wish I were there - but happy w/ my super-productive packing day!

Mon Jun 20 02:27:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @KathrynTomasek

Thank you!

Mon Jun 20 02:29:32 +0000 2011

Now for another four just like it. :-/

Mon Jun 20 02:29:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Boy, DHers really *are* nice!

Mon Jun 20 02:31:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @KathrynTomasek and @briancroxall

Okay, *most* of them are nice. ;)

Mon Jun 20 02:31:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

Good luck with yours! You going far?

Mon Jun 20 14:17:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

So far, so good, though not without some heart-stopping moments. Looking forward to getting it done! Good luck to you, too!

Mon Jun 20 14:25:33 +0000 2011

\[Insert predictably whiny tweet about how much I do NOT feel like packing/moving/cleaning today\.\]

Mon Jun 20 15:34:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

Thanks; I could use a cheering section!

Mon Jun 20 15:36:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Not a bad idea at all.

Mon Jun 20 15:36:31 +0000 2011

NB: it's much harder to pack up my whole life and move it across the country now than it was at 30. And not just because I have more stuff.

Mon Jun 20 15:37:45 +0000 2011

Seriously, parts of me hurt that I'd entirely forgotten were there.

Mon Jun 20 15:38:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Hypnotic is good, but less noisy may be better. Will find something appropriate!

Mon Jun 20 15:39:25 +0000 2011

kfitz to movers: My building's super has you down to arrive on the 28th or 29th. Movers to kfitz: No, we're not loading you until July 5.[+]

Mon Jun 20 16:28:36 +0000 2011

::kfitz has heart attack; dies:: [+]

Mon Jun 20 16:29:00 +0000 2011

kfitz to movers: Um, you said June 24; can you check again? Movers to kfitz: Whoopsie! See you Friday. [+]

Mon Jun 20 16:29:46 +0000 2011

Enough with the cardiac events already. [-]

Mon Jun 20 16:30:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

O. M. G. \(I will ask about this at some point after my stuff shows up in NYC\.\)

Mon Jun 20 16:32:39 +0000 2011

I think I am going to like having a carpenter for a tenant.

Mon Jun 20 19:17:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Yeah, I had a long background conversation with @jryoung about it as he was doing the research, which grew out of that Twitter xch.

Mon Jun 20 21:04:59 +0000 2011

Why I didn't hate the finale of The Killing anywhere near as much as the twitters led me to expect: http://justtv.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/killing-surprises/#comment-7975

Tue Jun 21 00:35:35 +0000 2011

\(PS: Read Jason's fantastic analysis first: http://justtv\.wordpress\.com/2011/06/20/killing\-surprises/\)

Tue Jun 21 00:36:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Yeah, I actually kinda dig it. #justfinishedwatchingtoo

Tue Jun 21 00:47:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @kellimarshall

A very good question. I will admit to having been braced for disappointment. And while I don't think it's a good +

Tue Jun 21 00:58:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @kellimarshall

episode overall, and while there are tons of plotting problems, I didn't hate it the way I expected to.

Tue Jun 21 00:58:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward and @briancroxall

Hey, "works and plays well with others" was a key category of evaluation in my education. Um, a while back. :)

Tue Jun 21 01:05:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

That I totally agree with. But then I tend to think that AMC was wrong in focusing its ad campaign on "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" +

Tue Jun 21 02:13:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

My feeling is that the show was never really about who killed her, but about what her killing did to everyone around her.

Tue Jun 21 02:13:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @xina

I don't know. It's super imperfect, but lots of contrivances and holes, but I think it's playing interestingly with the question of +

Tue Jun 21 02:48:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @xina

how and why we think we know. A question that's a little smarter than some of the episodes are capable of sustaining, granted.

Tue Jun 21 02:48:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @pmhswe and @reporat

I'm exploring those options, too. I'll miss Dropbox's integration with a bunch of my mobile apps, but must move, alas.

Tue Jun 21 13:30:33 +0000 2011

Hey, conveniently, my Dropbox paid account expires in three days. So, @spideroak and @wuala users - what should I know?

Tue Jun 21 14:33:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate, @dropbox and @spideroak

Am in the process of ship-jumping myself. I was worried before, but this is beyond the pale.

Tue Jun 21 15:22:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

I hear that, though @spideroak's paid plan provides 100GB for the same $ as Dropbox's 50GB plan...

Tue Jun 21 15:24:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody


Tue Jun 21 15:39:48 +0000 2011

So, I've signed up with @spideroak, and am starting the migration. Thanks for the referral, @jcmeloni.

Tue Jun 21 15:56:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Really more security than privacy, but yeah. And my deep unhappiness with how Dropbox has handled these crises.

Tue Jun 21 15:58:27 +0000 2011

As long as I'm at it, my @spideroak referral code: https://spideroak.com/download/referral/525c5656d1c56eccf12b5a466f7553ca

Tue Jun 21 15:58:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm worried about that, but I'll find a workaround for now. And @spideroak seems committed to expanding their integration.

Tue Jun 21 16:00:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @briancroxall

I've been syncing @1Password via Dropbox, and while it's password-protected, I'm not happy about poss exposure.

Tue Jun 21 16:01:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @spideroak

You can use this: https://spideroak.com/download/referral/525c5656d1c56eccf12b5a466f7553ca Thanks!

Tue Jun 21 16:53:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

True, though I'd rather no one have access to the files in the first place.

Tue Jun 21 16:57:17 +0000 2011

No appt DMV wait, when I left the house, according to website: 24 mins. No appt DMV wait, on arrival at DMV, according to website: 50 mins.

Tue Jun 21 16:59:33 +0000 2011

This DMV line is a great opportunity for an unexpected sunburn! Just looking at the bright side. So to speak.

Tue Jun 21 17:02:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I'd write them and raise a fuss. No automatic re-up dated yesterday of all days should be uncancelable.

Tue Jun 21 17:08:23 +0000 2011

50 minutes later I've made it through less than 1/2 the line. And they've just warned us that everything is about to slow down due to lunch.

Tue Jun 21 17:49:20 +0000 2011

But an appointment opened up for Thursday afternoon. So I'm outta here.

Tue Jun 21 17:49:46 +0000 2011

Soothing my DMV-related irritation with In-n-Out. No better balm for SoCal annoyances.

Tue Jun 21 18:22:32 +0000 2011

Wow! An email from someone at microsoftoffice dot org telling me that my "Webmail" account will be closed unless I update my info. +

Tue Jun 21 18:31:42 +0000 2011

And the message conveniently includes a link to a Google Forms document! How thoughtful. -

Tue Jun 21 18:32:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

I would not be the least bit surprised.

Tue Jun 21 18:33:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Oh, yes. And all without the sunburn. Of course, without the In-N-Out excuse, too.

Tue Jun 21 18:34:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Dude. You are SO lucky.

Tue Jun 21 18:36:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti

Nothing quite like it! Thanks for tweeting your visit there; I could have missed it in the chaos of the move.

Tue Jun 21 18:37:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Nice! That's what having kids is all about.

Tue Jun 21 18:38:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Ha! I credit how busy my mother was with most of my teenage spending; she paid me to do all kinds of stuff. But not shut up. :)

Tue Jun 21 18:43:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

\(Though I'm sure if she'd thought of it she would have\.\)

Tue Jun 21 18:43:46 +0000 2011

Hour spent in blazing SoCal sun + yummy In-N-Out burger = nap now. Kthxbai.

Tue Jun 21 19:15:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Indeed. But all is well so far!

Tue Jun 21 22:25:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal


Tue Jun 21 22:29:05 +0000 2011

This I will say of my @spideroak experience so far: It's *fast*. 4.5+ GB uploaded so far. \(Lots to go, though\.\)

Tue Jun 21 22:46:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @nowviskie, @briancroxall and @brettbobley

I keep thinking about a Zampanò prize, for a project that's bigger on the inside...

Wed Jun 22 00:08:53 +0000 2011

2 @spideroak problems so far: \(1\) it's sucking down MASSIVE processing cycles, even though done uploading, slowing & overheating the MBAir +

Wed Jun 22 04:51:58 +0000 2011

and \(2\) @spideroak's DB has taken up the same amount of disk space as what I've asked it to back up - and I don't have it to spare.

Wed Jun 22 04:53:48 +0000 2011

A-and now @spideroak is crashing every tine I start it up. And my CPU usage is still at 200%.

Wed Jun 22 05:03:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @spideroak

Will do so happily! Thanks.

Wed Jun 22 05:10:36 +0000 2011

Okay, uninstalled and reinstalled @spideroak and after resyndicating and rescanning all seems to be behaving!

Wed Jun 22 06:01:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

Wow. Congrats. I'm certain you'll do something awesome with that!

Wed Jun 22 13:05:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @spideroak


Wed Jun 22 13:06:28 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: Just launched! Alt-Academy: alternative academic careers for humanities scholars: http://is.gd/ncuKi3 #alt-ac #dh11 //YAY!!!

Wed Jun 22 14:14:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @spideroak

It was one of two SpiderOak processes plus kernel_task. And the DB is in ~/Library/Application Support/SpiderOak. +

Wed Jun 22 14:16:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @spideroak

The tss_external_blocks_pandora_sqliite_database folder was ginormous. Removing SpiderOak and the AppSupport folder +

Wed Jun 22 14:17:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @spideroak

and then reinstalling and choosing the "existing user" and "reinstall on same device" options cured the problem.

Wed Jun 22 14:18:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Yes, mine was pretty much exactly as big as what I'd asked it to backup!

Wed Jun 22 14:19:20 +0000 2011

Enormously honored that @mediacommons could be part of @nowviskie et al's brilliant #alt-ac collection! http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/

Wed Jun 22 14:27:23 +0000 2011

Using Screen Sharing to remotely install @spideroak on my desktop in NYC. Once that machine's backed up, the other service gets downgraded.

Wed Jun 22 15:56:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @spideroak

The internets are pretty awesome!

Wed Jun 22 15:58:37 +0000 2011

RT @pressfwd: PressForward: Scholarship and publication, the web way. Launches today with major funding from @SloanDIT: http://bit.ly/mHoFiH

Wed Jun 22 16:01:21 +0000 2011

Super excited about @pressfwd and really honored to be part of the advisory board. Congrats, @CHNM and @SloanDIT!

Wed Jun 22 16:02:26 +0000 2011

@spideroak: Quick Q: if I move files to new folders or rename existing folders, are the files uploaded again? Or does the scan catch & move?

Wed Jun 22 16:35:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Super cool! I'll look forward to hearing more.

Wed Jun 22 16:48:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @spideroak

That is exactly the answer I was hoping for. :)

Wed Jun 22 16:49:09 +0000 2011

RT @shepdl: #dh11 #alt-ac #altac Q: how to allow altacs to develop own research reputation? A: @dougreside: 20% time for own research.

Wed Jun 22 18:52:34 +0000 2011

RT @briancroxall: .@nowviskie mentions that even the admin assistant at @scholarslab has 20% time for research. #dh11 #alt-ac

Wed Jun 22 18:52:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @therefore

Sounds like one of those logic puzzles. If it's Tuesday, the one in the purple tie is having the pastrami.

Wed Jun 22 19:38:29 +0000 2011

High today: 85. Current temp: 91. The forecast here is never right in the summer. You know how unpredictable SoCal weather can be.

Wed Jun 22 22:25:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @thanvolk

True. But the forecast is pretty predictably 6-8 degrees short of the high we actually hit. Why not adjust? Is it a psych thing?

Wed Jun 22 22:29:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Indirectly, it is bar review; it's over-caffeination that produces the eyelid twitchies. \(So sorry \- I hate that\!\)

Wed Jun 22 23:36:28 +0000 2011

Clearing all of my data off my Pomona computer. Uncomfortable but liberating.

Thu Jun 23 01:18:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I have exactly the same response to the way my students use "female" as a noun. Makes me nuts.

Thu Jun 23 15:21:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I tell them that unless they can reasonably insert "of the species" after "female," they're talking about *women.*

Thu Jun 23 15:21:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

My bet is that they equate its biologistic use with a kind of objectivity that they mistakenly think they need in formal writing.

Thu Jun 23 15:27:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @triproftri

It all relies on disappearing nouns. "Dead white male [author]"; "female [suspect]"; etc. Nominalization results.

Thu Jun 23 15:58:41 +0000 2011

Yes, I am drowning today's sorrows in another In-N-Out cheeseburger. Or perhaps smothering would be a better word choice.

Thu Jun 23 21:30:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @xina

Hmmm. Perhaps. But I bet they never ask if you'll be enjoying your burger in your car.

Thu Jun 23 22:11:55 +0000 2011

Today has been a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better. \(Please\. Please let tomorrow be better\.\)

Fri Jun 24 01:31:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @ernestopriego

I'm 5 hours late, but congratulations!

Fri Jun 24 01:32:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Thank you. For reals.

Fri Jun 24 01:39:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Really, really awful trip to deliver cats to transport agent. Big kitty went positively psychotic with fear. I feel TERRIBLE.

Fri Jun 24 01:45:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Thanks. Am planning for lots of Feliway and maybe even a bit of catnip for their arrival in NY.

Fri Jun 24 01:48:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Interesting! Mine haven't ever had that. At least not from me. But I'll find something good.

Fri Jun 24 01:50:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I choose to subscribe to your optimism.

Fri Jun 24 01:58:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Thank you! We will obtain one of those in the next few weeks.

Fri Jun 24 02:03:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Thank you! I'm pretty sure it will, once I recover from today.

Fri Jun 24 02:25:55 +0000 2011

Wow. Just downgraded Dropbox to a free account. And as a result, they're eliminating my "packrat" feature. [+]

Fri Jun 24 02:43:19 +0000 2011

All my versions and deleted files will disappear tomorrow. Nice. [-]

Fri Jun 24 02:43:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj


Fri Jun 24 02:47:58 +0000 2011

My sound system uses proprietary cables. It's made by a company I swore years ago I'd never give another dollar to\(http://wp\.me/pw5Qv\-bj\). [+]

Fri Jun 24 03:32:58 +0000 2011

The wonderful guys who built the shelves in my living room integrated the sound system. Really integrated it. The cables are stuck. [+]

Fri Jun 24 03:34:06 +0000 2011

So. Abandon the sound system? Or suck it up and buy more stupid proprietary cables? [-]

Fri Jun 24 03:34:51 +0000 2011

The decision may be made for me; searching turns up zero opportunities to purchase new cables. My tenants may be inheriting surround sound.

Fri Jun 24 03:40:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Indeed. Seriously tempted just to walk away from it.

Fri Jun 24 03:56:54 +0000 2011

I can't do it. I'm cutting the wires, keeping the proprietary connectors, and will hook them to some generic cable.

Fri Jun 24 04:03:35 +0000 2011

Tomorrow will either be really easy or really not. And I'm at the point at which I can't tell which. Which I think means I should go to bed.

Fri Jun 24 05:52:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @eetempleton

Me, too -- and backatcha!

Fri Jun 24 13:03:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @Scrivenings

Thanks. I could definitely use it.

Fri Jun 24 13:03:40 +0000 2011

Movers are moving.

Fri Jun 24 17:03:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It is certainly better than the alternative!

Fri Jun 24 18:09:35 +0000 2011

RT @RepoRat: Sometimes throwing stuff out is the most satisfying activity EVAR. // Amen.

Fri Jun 24 18:22:44 +0000 2011

The things one finds when the movers take the bed: a business card for a woman whose tag line is "full service a d u l t entertainment." +

Fri Jun 24 18:32:15 +0000 2011

She takes all major credit cards, and kindly noted that "if paying by credit card nature of business will not be reflected on statement."

Fri Jun 24 18:33:28 +0000 2011

One of many surprises left by my tenants. Sigh.

Fri Jun 24 18:34:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I Do Not Want to Know.

Fri Jun 24 18:39:08 +0000 2011

Good news about that business card? It's a Vegas area code. So I can persist in believing that everything stayed in Vegas except the card.

Fri Jun 24 18:50:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

True. Though I still have some squeamishness about why it was kept, and how it wound up under my bed.

Fri Jun 24 19:05:52 +0000 2011

A teeny bit nervous about the current take-apart-the-dining-table project. Hope the guys on the other end can put it back together.

Fri Jun 24 19:09:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Don't think I did, though I did see the prof's prostitution ring story.

Fri Jun 24 19:26:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Indeed! I missed that one; the one I was thinking of was the physics prof with the website.

Fri Jun 24 19:34:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Oh, wait. Is that the same story, but two different profs?

Fri Jun 24 19:36:19 +0000 2011

Need burrito. And beer. And cigarette. And tranquilizer.

Fri Jun 24 19:48:39 +0000 2011

Okay, really, everything is going spectacularly. But the dining table thing... The way it's been taken apart is not a way I've ever seen it.

Fri Jun 24 19:49:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @mandellc

You will understand, no doubt. I'm moving! And am amazed by the new sources of stress I keep discovering!

Fri Jun 24 19:50:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Seriously, I keep looking at the pix of the new apt online, so I can remember where I'm headed.

Fri Jun 24 19:53:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Merci! By the by, did you see that your Julie Taymor piece got Bylined?

Fri Jun 24 19:54:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Yes, completely!

Fri Jun 24 19:56:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @fearv

Aw man! When are you arriving?

Fri Jun 24 19:56:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @fearv

I fly out that morning at oh dark thirty. :(

Fri Jun 24 20:00:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I *totally* believe it.

Fri Jun 24 20:04:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @tcarmody

No kidding. I will henceforth stop whining and instead send good wishes your way!

Fri Jun 24 20:24:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

I will accept that critique with something like relief.

Fri Jun 24 20:29:20 +0000 2011

Movers have moved. Now I need food and a shower, and I need each badly enough that I can't figure out where to start!

Fri Jun 24 21:40:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Sadly, there is zero delivery here. A good reminder of the good stuff ahead!

Fri Jun 24 21:49:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

You're too kind! I'm showering first - feel too yucky to go out like this. But then burrito!

Fri Jun 24 21:50:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Sadly, no! I have several days to go as yet. :-/

Fri Jun 24 22:04:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I have been thinking of that for a couple of hours! Alas, car delivery must happen first.

Fri Jun 24 22:12:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender


Fri Jun 24 22:13:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @mmwwah

Heh. It is California, land of the medicinal solution, but no.

Fri Jun 24 22:28:17 +0000 2011

Aw yeah. #burrito

Fri Jun 24 22:54:46 +0000 2011

There are some SoCal things that NYC just can't match. The burrito is one of them.

Fri Jun 24 22:58:16 +0000 2011

Lying on my bedroom floor, waiting for word from the woman who's buying my car. I am really going to miss my condo.

Fri Jun 24 23:50:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

You are absolutely right. And what's ahead is going to be amazing.

Sat Jun 25 00:26:01 +0000 2011

Looks very strange in here! http://yfrog.com/khmqndj

Sat Jun 25 01:00:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

It's srsly nice. With the best kitchen EVAR. http://yfrog.com/h2j9foirj

Sat Jun 25 01:07:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

The good news is that the NY place has an awfully nice kitchen, too.

Sat Jun 25 01:08:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Yeah, it's an awesome feature. :)

Sat Jun 25 01:10:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yup, the car is no longer mine!

Sat Jun 25 01:10:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Indeed. And a terrace! Did I mention the terrace? It has a terrace!

Sat Jun 25 01:17:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

So far, so good. I expect to sleep well tonight. \(PS: Thanks so much again for the help and company today\!\)

Sat Jun 25 01:17:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

So. Awesome.

Sat Jun 25 01:27:09 +0000 2011

Come on, NYS: make me proud I'm moving there.

Sat Jun 25 02:00:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @crazymonk

That's what I'm seeing, too. Puzzled.

Sat Jun 25 02:03:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @gjaxscott

Not yet. Only the amendment has passed. They have the votes, but the vote has not yet been taken.

Sat Jun 25 02:04:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos and @crazymonk

Actually, he's right; the vote is still forthcoming \(but they've got the votes\).

Sat Jun 25 02:20:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos and @crazymonk


Sat Jun 25 03:03:11 +0000 2011

So sorry not to be in NYC tonight, but thrilled to be on my way there. And hoping California follows suit soon.

Sat Jun 25 03:19:05 +0000 2011

Back in the empty condo, awaiting the carpet cleaners, and then the new tenants. Ready to get back to NYC and into the moving IN phase.

Sat Jun 25 16:33:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri

A fair bit smaller, but still fab! Great appliances, enough counter space, and an actual pantry!

Sat Jun 25 16:47:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Alas, yes. I made it through, though, and after a good night's sleep, all is much better today. I hope you're doing well.

Sat Jun 25 16:48:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri

I think it should be! After a year of the kitchen for which they developed the -ette, I'm ready for a proper cooking space.

Sat Jun 25 17:34:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Oh, yeah. That'll happen.

Sat Jun 25 17:35:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Astonishingly low. I've watched four hours of video and had 86% battery left.

Sat Jun 25 19:45:04 +0000 2011

Foursquare says my "most explored category" is airports. Why am I not surprised.

Sat Jun 25 20:55:39 +0000 2011

Capped off the move out today with a 90 minute Thai massage and a great dinner with great friends. Now to get up at 4 and go to the airport.

Sun Jun 26 06:29:08 +0000 2011

It is alarmingly light out for 5 am.

Sun Jun 26 12:05:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @karikraus

Thanks! The massage did help enormously, though I've actually got a couple of bruises from it!

Sun Jun 26 13:14:14 +0000 2011

Thanks for bearing with all the moving stress tweets, folks. Hoping for a swift return to the usual fare of links and snark.

Sun Jun 26 13:21:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @Scrivenings

Thanks! I actually don't mind helping other people move; just hate doing it myself.

Sun Jun 26 16:24:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri

Yes, that's it. I'm both thrilled and sad about it.

Sun Jun 26 16:25:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @dancohen

On it!

Sun Jun 26 16:27:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia and @mkirschenbaum

Yay, on both counts!

Sun Jun 26 16:28:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkgold and @rgfeal

That would be awesome - can't wait to get there!

Sun Jun 26 16:41:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @kathiiberens and @pressfwd

Indeed. Thanks so much!

Sun Jun 26 16:41:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Now that's a nice bit of synchronicity.

Sun Jun 26 16:42:17 +0000 2011

On board for LGA. Excited about the next phase of this move. Tomorrow: Operation Move Out of Sabbatical Studio.

Sun Jun 26 17:40:12 +0000 2011

This phase promises to be less complicated in all ways except for the driving a van across Manhattan part.

Sun Jun 26 17:42:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Uh oh.

Sun Jun 26 23:10:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Though at least it wasn't the gymnast who split and popped.

Sun Jun 26 23:10:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @cjprender

It's certainly an awesome day to return to NYC and look back on a fab year in the WVillage...

Mon Jun 27 01:40:57 +0000 2011

You know you've made a good choice in new jobs when your boss-to-be shows up with excellent Szechuan takeout on your arrival in town!

Mon Jun 27 02:01:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

How could I forget! I was being discreet, lest the membership worry we were having too much fun.

Mon Jun 27 02:10:03 +0000 2011

Okay, it's just hit me: I've got a metric crap-ton of stuff to do this week, but tomorrow I get to move into a most awesome apartment.

Mon Jun 27 02:10:41 +0000 2011

And then next week, I start the world's coolest job.


Mon Jun 27 02:11:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

The #MLA! Working with amazing folks to change the world. \(Or at least our corner of it\.\)

Mon Jun 27 02:14:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @CapitolClio

Thanks! If my cats and my stuff actually make it here, I'll feel like I hit the lottery.

Mon Jun 27 02:14:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

The #MLA! I'm starting as the director of scholarly communication week after next.

Mon Jun 27 02:18:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs


Mon Jun 27 02:25:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @Petunia621


Mon Jun 27 02:33:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

You two ARE so awesome. It is mere fact, and sensible of her to insist upon it.

Mon Jun 27 02:40:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie


Mon Jun 27 03:01:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

That sounds like a great project! I'm happy to be on to the fun part of moving...

Mon Jun 27 03:33:34 +0000 2011

Have obtained coffee. Have obtained boxes. Have two hours to pack up the last of the studio before getting the van to take it across town.

Mon Jun 27 13:20:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @mickimcgee

Thank you! Very happy to be here.

Mon Jun 27 13:27:36 +0000 2011

It's amazing how much easier it is to pack when the guiding principle is "get it across town" rather than "survive a cross-country move."

Mon Jun 27 13:39:19 +0000 2011

RT @briancroxall: Convincing others open peer review works depends on our reading other's stuff and commenting! Do that for #alt-ac, plz ...

Mon Jun 27 13:39:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Oh, I only mean literally the act of throwing things into boxes, about which I'm being much less careful than I had been.

Mon Jun 27 13:41:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Otherwise, yes, the cross-town move does provide a false sense of security. "How hard could it be?"

Mon Jun 27 13:41:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @publichistorian

Why yes! I will hope to hold onto it for a while, and remember how small most problems really are.

Mon Jun 27 13:43:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @cjprender

Wow. I can completely imagine. Having spent so many days carefully wrapping and taping, though, it's nice just [+]

Mon Jun 27 13:52:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @cjprender

to throw things in boxes in no particular order, knowing I'll be pulling them out again in five hours.

Mon Jun 27 13:52:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @cjprender

Also, this part of the move is way more akin to changing hotel rooms than it is a move per se.

Mon Jun 27 13:53:31 +0000 2011

I accumulated an untoward number of boots this year.

Mon Jun 27 13:58:27 +0000 2011

Packed. Have truck. Upon arrival of volunteer moving assistants, will be underway!

Mon Jun 27 16:13:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @CCdiglib

I'm not sure at this point. I hope so - but the college has given me a two year leave to decide.

Mon Jun 27 16:14:13 +0000 2011

First, the good news: I'm in, the move was super easy thanks to my pals, and the apartment is even more awesome than I'd remembered. [+]

Mon Jun 27 20:30:27 +0000 2011

Now, the bad news: the CA shipment is not arriving until next week sometime. So no furniture \(or pots, pans, dishes, etc\) for a bit. [+]

Mon Jun 27 20:32:22 +0000 2011

On the other hand, they're charging me less rather than more for the service. So I'm not complaining too much. [-]

Mon Jun 27 20:33:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @PacificPet

Hey awesome! Thanks so much. I hope Henry calmed down.

Mon Jun 27 20:34:36 +0000 2011

In other news, hooray for having mailed the air mattress. Also, hooray cheap lightheadedness from blowing up the air mattress.

Mon Jun 27 20:54:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

They may now. Back in 1998, the cheap ones from Walmart apparently did not.

Mon Jun 27 20:59:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Truly. I will at least eat very well.

Mon Jun 27 21:06:01 +0000 2011

Ahhh. Open wifi, finally. Thank you to the owner of the open belkin 54g out there.

Mon Jun 27 21:19:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @samplereality

I actually love a good working vacation, when R is working, too. If only one of us is working, it blows.

Mon Jun 27 21:36:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

My Race, Gender, & SF syllabus. Some things on it are more fun than others, but it's all pretty great. http://machines.pomona.edu/55-2008/syllabus/index.html

Mon Jun 27 22:01:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

It takes a bit to work past the simplistic species = race assumption, but Butler complicates it quickly. It's really great.

Mon Jun 27 22:13:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

In that case, Lilith's Brood would be perfect, absolutely.

Mon Jun 27 22:29:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @RayS6 and @uvichumanities

Congrats, Ray - fabulous news!

Mon Jun 27 23:07:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Oh, you are so nice! I think I'm okay for the moment. Will let you know if the air mattress & delivery get old!

Mon Jun 27 23:38:10 +0000 2011

Not for nothing, but the view from my terrace. \(Did I mention I have a terrace?\) http://yfrog.com/kiw44nj

Tue Jun 28 00:03:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @bighandsome

I will confess: this place pretty much rocks. Let me know if you pass through the city; a terracy beverage is in the offing.

Tue Jun 28 00:12:54 +0000 2011

The kitties just arrived! Both seem a little agitated but otherwise good!

Tue Jun 28 02:16:04 +0000 2011

Can tell I'm going to have a hard time keeping big kitty in the adjustment room.

Tue Jun 28 02:16:22 +0000 2011

Little kitty, on the other hand, has found a safe spot from which she is giving me the "I know what you did" look.

Tue Jun 28 02:19:26 +0000 2011

By special request: big kitty. http://yfrog.com/kjcg5foj

Tue Jun 28 02:21:27 +0000 2011

And little kitty: http://yfrog.com/kio1sggj

Tue Jun 28 02:22:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

He is, isn't he? He'd tell you so himself.

Tue Jun 28 02:24:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Me too. After Thursday's adventure, I was worried how they'd take the trip.

Tue Jun 28 02:26:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

They did get delivered to the bldg, though I met them in the lobby. Both seem happy with the view from here.

Tue Jun 28 02:33:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @briancroxall

Exactly. She's NYC apt ready. He's more of a sprawler.

Tue Jun 28 02:34:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

So far, so good!

Tue Jun 28 02:34:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Thank you! The vibes all feel good now.

Tue Jun 28 02:42:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Yeah, she gets a cross little look when she stops to consider it. :)

Tue Jun 28 02:43:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

By keeping the door to the terrace closed?

Tue Jun 28 02:44:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Don't know about Mouser, but big kitty has a healthy strain of Russian Blue in him. Makes him ornery.

Tue Jun 28 02:45:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Worry not; they can't get anywhere. It's totally latticed in. And I managed to keep them off my SoCal balcony for six years, so...

Tue Jun 28 02:46:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlecHosterman

No, they're litter mates. Both 11 years old. She's increasingly tiny, while he's just increasing.

Tue Jun 28 02:48:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Murray Hill.

Tue Jun 28 02:48:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Trust me, I got it covered.

Tue Jun 28 02:49:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Ha! Alice climbed up on top of my china cabinet the other day and faced the same puzzle. But she'd gotten herself up!

Tue Jun 28 02:53:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Aw, sweet. I love white patches!

Tue Jun 28 03:13:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Why thank you!

Tue Jun 28 03:49:20 +0000 2011

Breakfast on the terrace. Will be even more awesome once I have a chair.

Tue Jun 28 13:29:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Aw, little peanut! Congratulations to all of you!

Tue Jun 28 15:56:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Have a great trip! I hope settling in there goes quickly and well.

Tue Jun 28 20:15:17 +0000 2011

It looks like my stuff is not going to show up until a week from Friday. Far more importantly, the internet should arrive day after tmw.

Tue Jun 28 21:51:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Big pipe-laying truck, yeah.

Tue Jun 28 22:48:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Augh! I'm so sorry. How utterly frustrating.

Wed Jun 29 00:37:14 +0000 2011

Last night's sleep option - air mattress topped with memory foam - was too soft for comfort. Tonight, I test the memory foam on the floor.

Wed Jun 29 00:39:04 +0000 2011

\(If it works, this means I can use the air mattress as a temporary sofa\. Two comfortable spots\!\)

Wed Jun 29 00:40:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

I find it a little too... springy. But that's the next stage of the experiment. Tonight, it's a fat hunk of memory foam.

Wed Jun 29 01:18:01 +0000 2011

I love my apartment. I will love it more with furniture.

Wed Jun 29 14:01:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

This is a problem Google's had for a while - Wave & Buzz were both flawed & a startup might have been given time to sort them out.

Wed Jun 29 19:27:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid and @briancroxall

The evals that haunted me all the way through my tenure review were in my 1st year & were all about tech failure.

Wed Jun 29 19:37:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid and @briancroxall

One failed video conference \(in 1999\!\) and all of my review letters said "she should scale back on the technology."

Wed Jun 29 19:37:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @sivavaid

They stuck so long bc of the "we have never done it that way before" factor. SLACs are lovely but slow to change.

Wed Jun 29 19:39:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @johnmjones and @briancroxall

"I said no pencils in this room!"

Wed Jun 29 19:52:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @johnmjones and @briancroxall

You kids and your "automatic ball-point ink pens." Sheesh.

Wed Jun 29 19:54:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

I'm with you. I like my hyphens whether the compound modifier precedes or follows the noun!

Wed Jun 29 20:29:49 +0000 2011

It appears that Google+ invites have gone wide. I've got them, too, if you want one.

Thu Jun 30 01:33:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @adarel

Send me your email?

Thu Jun 30 01:34:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @westcenter

Done! You should have it shortly.

Thu Jun 30 01:39:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @shanakimball

Invites appear to be unlimited, as opposed to the Gmail/Wave rollout. Interesting.

Thu Jun 30 01:50:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @heathermwhitney

Have walked away from the computer for a sec, but will send ASAP.

Thu Jun 30 01:52:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @shanakimball

Yes, and particularly a social network that didn't have anyone you wanted to be social with.

Thu Jun 30 01:53:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jvinopal

They must have shut down invites for the night; everyone's reporting that theirs are gone. I'll send one when they come back, tho!

Thu Jun 30 04:08:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @jvinopal

Got invites back, apparently. On its way.

Thu Jun 30 11:34:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Yes! Sending.

Thu Jun 30 11:34:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @kakennedy

DM me your email and I'll send!

Thu Jun 30 11:35:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @seth_denbo, @briancroxall and @johnmjones

I had invites earlier this morning, but now they're gone again. Will let you know if they reappear.

Thu Jun 30 13:49:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_


Thu Jun 30 15:51:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

shift-refresh... shift-refresh... shift-refresh...

Fri Jul 01 00:07:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @jwolman

It's... not bad. Way less ugly than the old layout. But things feel really spread out, even in the dense version.

Fri Jul 01 00:11:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Not unlike the revamp of OS X Lion to be consistent with iOS.

Fri Jul 01 00:19:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen


Fri Jul 01 00:42:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @juliandibbell

You can definitely add people to more than one circle! Just check multiple boxes.

Fri Jul 01 00:45:37 +0000 2011

Hey, I just realized! I'm actually not employed from tomorrow through Monday. Weird.

Fri Jul 01 00:51:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Good point: I have a job; I just won't be doing it.

Fri Jul 01 01:07:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Woo! I'm in if you are!

Fri Jul 01 01:10:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Coincidentally, also my favorite Muppet Show bit! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltlPINPn8UU

Fri Jul 01 01:28:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate


Fri Jul 01 01:32:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

I suppose I'll survive the four days...

Fri Jul 01 01:39:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Hmmm. Probably not. I think I'll just store up a few days' worth of sleeping in, as that's about to be history.

Fri Jul 01 01:43:58 +0000 2011