# 2011 06 01 tweets

Doubtless.

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

Replying to @amyeetx and @triproftri

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

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.

$$Thus the announcement comes as a bit of a relief\.$$

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

Yeah, that would make it a lot harder.

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

Is prednisone driving you to talk to yourself? :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There may be a mole on site willing to help.

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

Absolutely! I'll be reading along from afar.

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

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

ORCID promises to be enormously important for scholarly networks.

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

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

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

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

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

Indeed. Sending nothing but good vibes Michigan-ward.

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!

Replying to @ericzinner, @shanakimball and @moncia

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

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

Word.

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.

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

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

Nice!

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

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

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

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

Ditto.

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

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

Steve Jobs can solve that problem. #aaup11

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

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

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

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

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

Ire. Dismay. Exhaustion. Whatever.

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

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

What you said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Replying to @kwissoker, @noctambulate and @jenhoward

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

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

Replying to @mmwwah and @jenhoward

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

Why are my ears burning? #thatcamp #mighthaveaunipresspublishedbook4u

Replying to @jbj, @tcarmody and @ayjay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yay! Welcome home, Maria!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heh.

Sending good peaceful vibes your way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent! Looking forward, too.

Rats. Another time!

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

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

Replying to @foundhistory and @dancohen

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

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

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

Replying to @samplereality and @tjowens

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

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

Replying to @tjowens and @samplereality

Hmmmm. **strokes imaginary beard**

Thank you!

@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

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

Jonathan Band. Book = Interfaces on Trial 2.0.

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

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

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

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

Okay! We're on the 95.

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

20 minutes-ish?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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? +

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

That must be really awkward.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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.

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

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

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

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

Worse: BWI > IAH > ONT.

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

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.

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

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

Go, Ethan, go!

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.

Your travel karma is well intact!

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

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

Replying to @jasonrhody and @rgfeal

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Whoa. </keanu>

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

Or a plane, yes.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Wow, great cuts!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

2:25 and counting.

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

Yes, yes it does.

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

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

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

Good to know. I'll fuss.

Four. Hours.

I am not far from it.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

You go.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

Gah!

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.

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @mmwwah

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

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

Congratulations!

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!

Oh, yes.

Nice! I like that.

Thank you! Definitely worth it.

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

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

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

Congratulations to you and to @umd_mith! Fantastic news.

We'd be rolling in it!

Heh.

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

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

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

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

Replying to @boone and @mikhailg

I for one would love to attend your webinar.

Congratulations!!!

Thank you! More by email.

Ayup.

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.

I happily do guest lectures! Email me?

Hey, this Stanford place is kinda nice.

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

You'd think, wouldn't you.

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

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

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

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

At least it wasn't an e-bolus.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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. [+]

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

Cross your fingers for me. [-]

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Replying to @publichistorian and @tcarmody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That would be AWESOME.

Replying to @shanakimball and @msbonn

One of the many amazing features of life in NYC.

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

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!

Thank you!

Now for another four just like it. :-/

Boy, DHers really *are* nice!

Replying to @KathrynTomasek and @briancroxall

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

Good luck with yours! You going far?

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

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

Thanks; I could use a cheering section!

Not a bad idea at all.

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.

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

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

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.[+]

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

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

Enough with the cardiac events already. [-]

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

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

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

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

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

Yeah, I actually kinda dig it. #justfinishedwatchingtoo

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 +

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.

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. :)

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?" +

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

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 +

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

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.

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

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.

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

GAH.

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

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

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

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

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.

Replying to @jmittell and @spideroak

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

I would not be the least bit surprised.

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

Dude. You are SO lucky.

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

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

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. :)

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

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

Indeed. But all is well so far!

Indeed!

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

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

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

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.

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

Will do so happily! Thanks.

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The internets are pretty awesome!

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

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

@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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm 5 hours late, but congratulations!

Thank you. For reals.

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

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

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

I choose to subscribe to your optimism.

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

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

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

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

**sigh**

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

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

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

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

Indeed. Seriously tempted just to walk away from it.

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

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.

Me, too -- and backatcha!

Thanks. I could definitely use it.

Movers are moving.

It is certainly better than the alternative!

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

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." +

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

One of many surprises left by my tenants. Sigh.

I Do Not Want to Know.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Yes, completely!

Aw man! When are you arriving?

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

I *totally* believe it.

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

I will accept that critique with something like relief.

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!

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

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

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

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

Oh YES!

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

Aw yeah. #burrito

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeah, it's an awesome feature. :)

Yup, the car is no longer mine!

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

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

So. Awesome.

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

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

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

Replying to @mariabustillos and @crazymonk

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

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:)

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Oh, yeah. That'll happen.

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

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

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.

It is alarmingly light out for 5 am.

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

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

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

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

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @dancohen

On it!

Replying to @moncia and @mkirschenbaum

Yay, on both counts!

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

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Indeed. Thanks so much!

Now that's a nice bit of synchronicity.

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

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

Uh oh.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

AM EXCITED.

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

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

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

Thanks!

Thanks!

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

Nice.

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

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.

Thank you! Very happy to be here.

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I accumulated an untoward number of boots this year.

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

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

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. [+]

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. [+]

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

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

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

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

Truly. I will at least eat very well.

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

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.

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

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

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

Replying to @RayS6 and @uvichumanities

Congrats, Ray - fabulous news!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So far, so good!

Thank you! The vibes all feel good now.

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

By keeping the door to the terrace closed?

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

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...

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

Murray Hill.

Trust me, I got it covered.

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

Aw, sweet. I love white patches!

Why thank you!

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

Aw, little peanut! Congratulations to all of you!

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

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.

Big pipe-laying truck, yeah.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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"I said no pencils in this room!"

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

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

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

Send me your email?

Done! You should have it shortly.

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

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

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

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!

Got invites back, apparently. On its way.

Yes! Sending.

DM me your email and I'll send!

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.

Excellent!

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

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

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

EVERYWHERE.

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

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

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

Woo! I'm in if you are!

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