2011 07 01 tweets

Hey, happy birthday @amandafrench and Canada! One of you is 144 and the other really really is not!

Fri Jul 01 11:45:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Thanks! Seriously, I hope you have a fantastic day.

Fri Jul 01 11:53:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Ha. Somebody might have a generous future employer who allowed her insurance to become effective a couple of days early.

Fri Jul 01 12:11:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Hey, if we can have it at eomega.org, I'm in!

Fri Jul 01 12:14:46 +0000 2011

I have never been more ready to have some damn furniture in my house. And yet there are Six. Days. To go.

Sat Jul 02 15:33:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj, @tcarmody and @paleofuture

It does need a certain breadth. The part that grates with me, though, is the security stuff, which basically +

Sat Jul 02 16:43:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj, @tcarmody and @paleofuture

says that if things go wrong, it's your fault, and don't come crying to them. Not a good PR move. -

Sat Jul 02 16:43:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @paleofuture, @jbj and @tcarmody

I'm fine with the "publicly display" in theory, as there is a Public folder to be accounted for. But the last +

Sat Jul 02 16:50:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @paleofuture, @jbj and @tcarmody

couple of weeks have made me profoundly unsettled by "to the extent we think it necessary for the Service." +

Sat Jul 02 16:50:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @paleofuture, @jbj and @tcarmody

I do not trust their judgment about what's necessary at this point. -

Sat Jul 02 16:50:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken and @academicdave

In fact, I'd suggest that the new TOS/Privacy/Security policies make things worse. The default position is that +

Sat Jul 02 16:56:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken and @academicdave

security is your responsibility, and that they have the right to do whatever they think best with your stuff.

Sat Jul 02 16:56:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Have a fabulous trip! If you've never read David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, I'd highly recommend it. Excellent jetlag reading.

Sat Jul 02 17:07:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball and @sleonchnm

CLOUD ATLAS. I liked JdZ a lot but... CLOUD ATLAS.

Sat Jul 02 19:34:35 +0000 2011

All this Googlemania inspired by G+ has me testing out Tasks again. So far, I'm liking it; stripped-down, non-fussy, multiple to-do lists.

Sat Jul 02 20:07:01 +0000 2011

I will also confess to buying a few new-apartment/new-job presents for myself. Fancy new pots to replace the ones my tenants destroyed. +

Sat Jul 02 20:08:25 +0000 2011

A soda machine I've had my eye on. And a Roku box, which I'll hook to my TV if it ever actually shows up here...

Sat Jul 02 20:09:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

One could, perhaps, wash them very badly and then repeatedly cook with them in the unwashed state, leaving them uncleanable.

Sat Jul 02 20:10:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

Though I will confess to being very fussy about my pots, these were really disgusting, and no amount of scouring helped.

Sat Jul 02 20:11:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

I have been DYING for one. So excited.

Sat Jul 02 20:11:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

Go, go, go!

Sat Jul 02 20:12:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @LyonCommaRachel

Yes, it will be! I'm very fired up about it.

Sat Jul 02 20:12:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

Perhaps you could fantasize about having ice cream and hot fudge WITH IMPUNITY post-gym.

Sat Jul 02 20:14:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

I can see that. I often find myself thinking about things like that "oh, I could do that anytime" and so never doing it.

Sat Jul 02 20:16:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Ooh, thanks - I'll do that!

Sat Jul 02 20:22:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yes, Soda Stream. And All-Clad stainless, which I'm beside myself with excitement about.

Sat Jul 02 21:45:13 +0000 2011

You know, I thought my email had gotten awfully light. Turns out Gmail hadn't picked up messages for one of my accounts in a week.

Sat Jul 02 22:01:16 +0000 2011

And now I have 100+ messages to wade through. 30+ of them categorized as "important." Most awesome.

Sat Jul 02 22:02:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @CapitolClio

SpiderOak! It's a little more complex to set up, but because it's far more flexible and powerful. https://spideroak.com/download/referral/525c5656d1c56eccf12b5a466f7553ca

Sat Jul 02 22:17:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself


Sat Jul 02 22:50:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @CapitolClio

Everyone says great stuff about it. Very much looking forward to testing mine out!

Sat Jul 02 23:02:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @audreywatters

Am working on doing the same.

Sat Jul 02 23:24:13 +0000 2011

Among the casualties of my email fiasco: just now getting to read Matthew Reisz on alternatives to the monograph in THE: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=416572&c=2

Sat Jul 02 23:46:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @KatharineKLiu

It actually works pretty well for me but it takes a little training. Make sure you mark as unimportant stuff that's not, etc.

Sun Jul 03 02:28:21 +0000 2011

Little kitty does not like New York thunderstorms. Found her wedged in between the wall and the refrigerator.

Sun Jul 03 13:28:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @jaltreuter

Boy, wouldn't that be something!

Sun Jul 03 13:31:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

She seems to be better now that the lightning has stopped. And since she figured out how to get out from next to the fridge.

Sun Jul 03 13:34:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @jaltreuter

Catnip for everyone!

Sun Jul 03 13:39:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @msbonn

Happy 4th, Maria!

Mon Jul 04 19:09:02 +0000 2011

Reading your completed book manuscript can be exciting! Reading it the twentieth time as you review the proofs... less so.

Mon Jul 04 22:22:30 +0000 2011

I've made it to page 121 of 231, and am about to take the rest of the evening off. Thoughts of tomorrow are becoming too distracting.

Mon Jul 04 22:23:26 +0000 2011

I'm at work! In a new job! With a new office! It's possible I'm a little excited!

Tue Jul 05 12:42:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Blue sauce?! Wow.

Tue Jul 05 15:22:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @backtype

Ooh, that sucks.

Wed Jul 06 12:59:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @soleysomma and @rgfeal

Thank you! I'm very excited about what's ahead. I'll hope to meet before long as well.

Wed Jul 06 17:29:26 +0000 2011

Thanks for all the good wishes yesterday, folks. Surprisingly enough, I'm back in my office again today!

Wed Jul 06 17:30:06 +0000 2011

\(And have been since 8am, and this is the first chance I've had to look at the twitters\. Tons of fun here so far\.\)

Wed Jul 06 17:30:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

The MLA offices. I'm sure folks on the twitters are having loads of fun, but I've missed it, alas.

Wed Jul 06 17:35:19 +0000 2011

Day 2 at the MLA, successfully navigated. Tomorrow? The movers come! There. Will. Be. Furniture.

Thu Jul 07 00:32:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

You know, I told someone this afternoon that I can imagine feeling nostalgic for the empty apartment. Someday.

Thu Jul 07 00:34:48 +0000 2011

Anyhow, that's the up side. The down side is that I still have 100 pgs of proofs to get through, and am too exhausted to contemplate it now.

Thu Jul 07 00:38:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

"I did a bunch of really awesome stuff over the last few years. I've got more awesome stuff to do. Promote me!" Done.

Thu Jul 07 00:41:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I'll say to myself, "ah, those were the salad days." Something like that?

Thu Jul 07 00:42:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

\(I was mostly thinking that the place is about to feel a lot smaller, but I like your version better\.\)

Thu Jul 07 00:42:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF


Thu Jul 07 00:43:42 +0000 2011

I'm happy I have a little Irish whisky left. But it's reacting unpleasantly with my paper cup. Would it be bad to drink it from the bottle?

Thu Jul 07 00:49:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

I always did like you.

Thu Jul 07 00:49:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @kikidotca

Smart. And thrifty!

Thu Jul 07 00:50:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Precisely what I'm enjoying here. Will be even better when I have glass glasses.

Thu Jul 07 00:51:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

I thought I was safe with my paper cup, but it turns out the bottom of the cup is wax-coated. Blech.

Thu Jul 07 00:55:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

Are you sure it's not because you're in her seat?

Thu Jul 07 00:55:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

And so it is now being done. Very happy there's no one with a camera here.

Thu Jul 07 00:56:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

Ha! I would never have attempted a Dixie cup. This was a higher-end cup that I thought was all paper - but I was so wrong.

Thu Jul 07 00:57:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Oh, they are! I'm sure the honeymoon part will fade, but I'm thrilled so far.

Thu Jul 07 00:58:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

You're right. 100%.

Thu Jul 07 00:59:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

My family got some lace curtains a couple of generations back, but you can't take the Irish out of the Irish, that's for sure.

Thu Jul 07 01:01:33 +0000 2011

PS, for those who might be concerned: we're talking about less than 1/2 inch of whiskey left in the bottle. Neither I nor it will be harmed.

Thu Jul 07 01:03:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

You are not kidding. It's lovely on the iPhone, but with a freaking full-size browser, why default to the mobile version?

Thu Jul 07 01:04:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

No, exactly. The desktop version on my iPad refuses to scroll. Srsly, scrolling! How hard is that?

Thu Jul 07 01:07:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm and @alienweedman

I can think of several worse things.

Thu Jul 07 01:08:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

Given that we are now post hoc, I cannot help but agree with you.

Thu Jul 07 01:21:09 +0000 2011

I defy one of you to explain to me why Hall & Oates's "Private Eyes" is stuck in my head.

Thu Jul 07 01:28:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

You may be on to something there.

Thu Jul 07 01:29:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

PS: I am hoping we did not just trade. I'll stick with mine, thanks.

Thu Jul 07 01:29:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @hollykruse

I would say that I could only imagine, but I got curious. That was worth the potential earworm.

Thu Jul 07 01:34:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @Cosmosis

Aw, man! That's exactly what it was - I don't follow him, but somebody RT'd him.

Thu Jul 07 01:34:57 +0000 2011

If you were curious? It's Wil Wheaton's fault: he's been tweeting the lyrics, and somebody RT'd him. DIE, WESLEY CRUSHER, DIE!

Thu Jul 07 01:36:05 +0000 2011

Ah, aerobed of my friend Stephanie, I will remember fondly how you rescued me from the floor, but it's time for us to go our separate ways.

Thu Jul 07 02:09:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Yeah, I have to say, Steph's is nothing like the pool float I bought in 1998.

Thu Jul 07 02:19:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @stevebrier

Oh, awful. I have a sure-fire cure: one rousing chorus of "Lonesome Loser." Strong enough to drive anything else out, but +

Thu Jul 07 13:18:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @stevebrier

weirdly, not strong enough to take up residence itself.

Thu Jul 07 13:18:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @stevebrier

Pretty close. I keep expecting it not to work, and yet it keeps working.

Thu Jul 07 13:21:30 +0000 2011

At home this morning, waiting for the movers. Please please let them show up on time. And let them put my tables back together properly.

Thu Jul 07 13:22:27 +0000 2011

Yay, movers! RIght on the dot!

Thu Jul 07 14:01:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

You said it!

Thu Jul 07 14:16:14 +0000 2011

Not exactly a false alarm: the movers are here but are now wrangling with parking. Sigh.

Thu Jul 07 14:16:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender


Thu Jul 07 14:27:10 +0000 2011

Okay, guys. Don't tease me like this.

Thu Jul 07 14:34:59 +0000 2011

Phew, that did it. Have seen a mover. Stuff is about to appear.

Thu Jul 07 14:38:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender


Thu Jul 07 14:41:42 +0000 2011

Awesome to see that my living room rug arrived with all the cat hair still intact.

Thu Jul 07 14:45:16 +0000 2011

31 of 114 items, now in the apartment. Mostly boxes, but at least the rugs got down first.

Thu Jul 07 15:08:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Many thanks. The parts box has been found, so I'm hopeful about the rest.

Thu Jul 07 15:13:46 +0000 2011

Like a cat, I find myself sitting in each new chair as it arrives. Chairs! Amazing!

Thu Jul 07 15:18:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @micahvandegrift

Hi! Not yet, alas, but soon. Email me? kfitzpatrick at mla.

Thu Jul 07 15:21:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @buridan

It's both territoriality and amazement at the invention, after ten days on the floor.

Thu Jul 07 15:22:31 +0000 2011

One hour into actual delivery, close to two-thirds done. The tables issue is yet to be faced.

Thu Jul 07 15:33:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

They're closed up in the room of adjustment. Would freak them out to much to be in the middle of this.

Thu Jul 07 15:34:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Alas, that is not to be. But the room of adjustment is pretty awesome in its own right, if a bit small.

Thu Jul 07 15:37:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Heh. I wish that were solvable in one hour.

Thu Jul 07 15:47:06 +0000 2011

The putting-together of the tables has begun.

Thu Jul 07 17:12:03 +0000 2011

Movers gone. Just enough time to shower and get myself downtown for a 4pm meeting. Whew.

Thu Jul 07 18:28:22 +0000 2011

\(PS, for those following at home: the tables mostly came back together fine\. The coffee table isn't right, though, and will take work yet\.\)

Thu Jul 07 18:28:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso and @darenchapin

Hey thanks! Would love to come but my pal Megan Abbott is having her book release party at the Strand at 7. Next time?

Thu Jul 07 20:40:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso and @darenchapin

\(On Megan: http://www\.meganabbott\.com/\)

Thu Jul 07 20:40:55 +0000 2011

Everywhere I turn it looks like this. Don't even know where to begin. http://yfrog.com/kehnesgj

Fri Jul 08 00:40:48 +0000 2011

I decided to start with the kitchen. Just grabbed the first box I saw. I *swear* it did not have "wine" written on the outside of it.

Fri Jul 08 00:54:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @pgilbert142001

It's called Office2HD - it works well with straightforward formatting, but beware: it eats footnotes, track changes, etc.

Sat Jul 09 18:14:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @pgilbert142001

PS: Hi!

Sat Jul 09 18:14:34 +0000 2011

Unpacked yesterday from 8am to 10pm nonstop. Crashed at midnight and slept until 10am. Could use another day like that but everything hurts.

Sun Jul 10 14:39:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

Interns! Why didn't I think of that? Unpaid labor operating on the vague promise of future employment... it's just the thing!

Sun Jul 10 15:16:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Yes, major progress. And am gradually making more today. One room at a time!

Sun Jul 10 16:40:27 +0000 2011

Okay! Project Splice Together Functioning Speaker Wires from Bits Hacked Out of Living Room Shelves, accomplished! Surround sound achieved.

Sun Jul 10 20:02:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @alanbenson

Point well taken. Operation Sound Future is pretty good, but perhaps too subtle ideologically. Operation Audio Freedom?

Sun Jul 10 20:11:37 +0000 2011

Despite the fact that I only got out of bed 11.5 hours ago, I am completely crashing. Another successful day of unpacking.

Mon Jul 11 01:22:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Thanks, Shana! Looking forward to seeing you in a few days.

Mon Jul 11 02:08:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Everybody's a critic.

Mon Jul 11 02:57:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I hate it when that happens.

Mon Jul 11 03:29:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Apparently the drop date is the 14th. So yes on the first part, but not so much on the second.

Mon Jul 11 13:45:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @acavender

Yeah, I'm feeling a bit impatient; ready to get these various upgrades underway already.

Mon Jul 11 13:47:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @ernestopriego and @digitaldigs

Oy. As soon as they describe PO as "wildly popular," you know there's something wrong.

Mon Jul 11 14:19:31 +0000 2011

Cooking! In my apartment! For the first time! \(At least for values of "cooking" equal to boiling pasta\!\)

Tue Jul 12 00:48:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

I completely agree!

Tue Jul 12 01:20:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Hey, little steps. It wasn't delivered or microwaved. :)

Tue Jul 12 01:21:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmcclurken

Really painful, isn't it? I've been having to say no to amazing stuff, which is really, really hard. Ah, life choices.

Tue Jul 12 12:48:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Cool! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Tue Jul 12 19:02:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

Yay! I'll be in around 11. See you tomorrow.

Tue Jul 12 23:27:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

My bet is #sci9.

Tue Jul 12 23:27:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Yay, Shana! Looking forward to seeing you.

Tue Jul 12 23:28:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @vszabo

I can hardly wait! #mla12

Tue Jul 12 23:29:59 +0000 2011

RT @vszabo: My #mla12 session on 'Digital Humanities v. New Media' will be at 515p Saturday. Let's have a big fight then make up over dr ...

Tue Jul 12 23:30:07 +0000 2011

Hello, CHO!

Wed Jul 13 02:12:59 +0000 2011

RT @tmcphers: #sci9 lively + far-ranging bunch o' folks in the room: should be an interesting 2 days

Wed Jul 13 18:31:39 +0000 2011

One hope of #sci9 is to establish the necessary conditions, incl infrastructure, for conducting humanities scholarship in the digital realm.

Wed Jul 13 18:39:18 +0000 2011

Abby: imagine we are not attached to the institutions we work for, but rather to the *ends* of those institutions. [+] #sci9

Wed Jul 13 18:45:12 +0000 2011

How might we reimagine paths to a goal if we focus on the goals rather than the paths? [-} #sci9

Wed Jul 13 18:45:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

Certainly meetings and conferences should be included, in that vein; those will change in the same ways publishing has. #sci9

Wed Jul 13 18:51:16 +0000 2011

How do we re-engineer systems of credit in scholarly production? \(NB: \*not\* just about tenure and promotion\!\) #sci9

Wed Jul 13 19:00:30 +0000 2011

@rgfeal @dancohen His was a direct quote; mine was a paraphrase of a longer thought.

Wed Jul 13 20:02:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @dancohen

I'm less sure of that. Abby's point was that we get so focused on institutions - "the way things have been done" [+]

Wed Jul 13 20:19:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @dancohen

that we can't imagine change. If we detach our thinking from those institutions and focus on their ends, what might we do?

Wed Jul 13 20:20:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @dancohen

Exactly. "Institutions" understood very broadly.

Wed Jul 13 20:27:06 +0000 2011

RT @dancohen: My answer to how to get an audience for new academic pubs/networks: highlight high-quality niche content for scholarly com ...

Wed Jul 13 20:37:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Interestingly, that divide isn't always tied to $$, but sometimes to institutional size and type. #sci9

Wed Jul 13 21:13:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @kfitz

Absolutely! // RT @nowviskie @kfitz Or even just to priority-setting \(and policy\-setting\) within a given institution. #sci9

Wed Jul 13 21:14:48 +0000 2011

RT @rgfeal: What if you printed books and nobody read them? @RepoRat @JenHoward #sci9

Wed Jul 13 22:01:59 +0000 2011

Fantastic afternoon and evening with the #sci9 folks, leaving me really enthusiastic for tomorrow's unconference sessions!

Thu Jul 14 03:09:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I'm a little behind the times, but this is great news - congrats!

Thu Jul 14 03:16:08 +0000 2011

Collaborators' Bill of Rights \(from MITH\-hosted Off the Tracks workshop\): http://mith.umd.edu/offthetracks/recommendations/ #sci9

Thu Jul 14 17:46:41 +0000 2011

RT @tanyaclement: @kfitz the entire #trx4hx recommendations are also up at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/offthetracks/ #sci9

Thu Jul 14 17:51:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement


Thu Jul 14 17:51:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @shanakimball

MediaCommons would be very happy to help build that discussion. We got awesome feedback on the AAUP report...

Thu Jul 14 20:05:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @shanakimball

Fantastic! Let's make a plan. #sci9

Thu Jul 14 20:15:44 +0000 2011

We need "deliberate but flexible" models for scholarly communication; make purposeful choices but keep them from becoming fixed. #sci9

Fri Jul 15 14:15:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Online! http://www.mlahandbook.org

Fri Jul 15 17:02:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Not exactly paywalled; your account is free! But passwordwalled, yes. Do make an account when you have your copy on hand.

Fri Jul 15 17:06:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

It's a phenomenal resource. \(And we'll be talking about what's next\.\.\.\)

Fri Jul 15 17:06:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Among other bodies, yes!

Fri Jul 15 17:09:05 +0000 2011

Happily seated on the Terrace of Awesomeness. Glad to be home, if only briefly.

Sat Jul 16 00:17:41 +0000 2011

Processing the amazing conversations at #sci9 and looking enormously forward to what's next. Thanks for everything, @nowviskie & UVa!

Sat Jul 16 00:19:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

Oh, no! I hope you're on your way home now...

Sat Jul 16 00:22:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

Absolutely! Beyond "Dead to Me."

Sat Jul 16 00:56:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I've been listening to your Faves playlist!

Sat Jul 16 15:08:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Will do!

Sat Jul 16 15:23:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Yeah, I'm only seeing 4 public playlists now, and the Faves is not one of them.

Sat Jul 16 15:28:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Hmmm. A puzzle! Thanks for making the others public, though - lots to try out!

Sat Jul 16 15:33:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Excellent - thanks!

Sat Jul 16 15:36:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I think I will! Am about to have to stop playing with Spotify for a bit, but when I get back on I'll put something together.

Sat Jul 16 15:43:59 +0000 2011

Dear @continental: Thanks for texting me my flight info! Even more awesome would have been not getting the time wrong by an hour. xo, @kfitz

Sun Jul 17 20:43:27 +0000 2011

Sooooo not happy with how it looks like this flight is about to go. #economyminusismorelikeit

Sun Jul 17 21:31:42 +0000 2011

Okay, so it could be worse; it appears we're going to get in to LA an hour early. So only five hours in the very back of the plane.

Sun Jul 17 22:28:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

I think it was a time zone thing; the msg listed the flight as departing an hour before sched, but the time on the msg was wrong too.

Sun Jul 17 22:39:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

I'm so sorry, Sharon. I'll cross my fingers for her...

Mon Jul 18 00:34:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mannahattamamma

Have a safe and thrilling journey! I'll look forward to reading all about it. Look me up if you pass back thru NYC.

Mon Jul 18 13:03:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

You've prob thought of this, but check activity monitor for the process running out of control & search Apple discussions for it.

Mon Jul 18 14:04:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Argh. Yes, way too vague. Might be worth a search to see if others are having the issue, but... how frustrating.

Mon Jul 18 14:31:55 +0000 2011

Okay, a reason to love @spotify - and a reason worth paying for: having on-the-road access to way more of my music than my MBAir can hold.

Mon Jul 18 14:34:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @publichistorian and @stevesilberman

Merchants of Doubt is an absolutely brilliant - and absolutely terrifying - book.

Mon Jul 18 14:54:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Go, Tim!

Mon Jul 18 15:14:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

Totally agreed. Facilitating sharing and discussion of content would have provided a clear distinction.

Mon Jul 18 15:20:52 +0000 2011

Moar coffee pleez.

Mon Jul 18 15:40:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

I has got!

Mon Jul 18 16:18:37 +0000 2011

"Stop talking about what 'counts' for tenure and start talking about what counts." @TenuredRadical bit.ly/qBaWJ9

Mon Jul 18 17:45:49 +0000 2011

About to head toward USC for my 1pm PDT talk at #nehvectors. Tune in later for tweetage, I hope!

Mon Jul 18 18:24:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @alicetiara and @spotify

I bought mine yesterday, after a day and a half with a free account. Just love it.

Mon Jul 18 22:20:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Well, better late than never!

Mon Jul 18 23:03:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @KevinSHawkins and @georgeonline

Well, yay! Welcome!

Tue Jul 19 01:57:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Whoa, good luck! You've been awfully stoic about the packing process, unlike some people I might name \(ahem\).

Tue Jul 19 16:16:35 +0000 2011

I seem to be taking to this regular job thing. I'm very happy to be in the office this morning - and not just for the air conditioning!

Wed Jul 20 12:01:54 +0000 2011

\(Though that really doesn't hurt\.\)

Wed Jul 20 12:02:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

The apt has window units. They work, mostly. The office, however, has silent refrigeration. Much appreciated right now.

Wed Jul 20 14:06:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No, no. They're window units but they're not in the windows; they're in the wall below.

Wed Jul 20 14:12:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @samplereality

Hey, where is this DH playlist? I'm only seeing two public playlists for you, neither of which is that one...

Thu Jul 21 13:49:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @samplereality

Ah, got it. Thanks!

Thu Jul 21 13:54:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat and @melissaterras

My fave Britishism is "scheme" for "plan" or "program." "Our loyalty scheme" always sounds vaguely sinister.

Thu Jul 21 17:40:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Hmmm. Mine is supposed to be public. Not sure why it's not appearing.

Thu Jul 21 17:41:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Hey wait: did you just look for "kfitz"? Because I'm on Spotify as "kfitz47," for better or for worse.

Thu Jul 21 17:42:35 +0000 2011

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Thu Jul 21 17:42:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @eddietejeda

Saw that! Amazing defense of the commons.

Thu Jul 21 23:49:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

92 at 11pm in NYC. I'd sigh but it's too hot.

Sat Jul 23 03:02:03 +0000 2011

God, enough with the bad news today already. Norway, Amy Winehouse, Daniel Schorr. The world has broken my heart enough for now. Ça suffit.

Sat Jul 23 18:37:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattthomas and @wynkenhimself

Wow. Teach me to pay attention to the year on a story!

Sat Jul 23 18:45:33 +0000 2011

Okay, my bad reading has been corrected: today's the one-year anniversary of Daniel Schorr's death. But still.

Sat Jul 23 18:51:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @wpwend42

Phew! So glad to hear that. I hope the weather continues to cooperate with his recovery.

Mon Jul 25 12:27:52 +0000 2011

Updated both of my personal machines to Lion this weekend. Cannot update the work machine due to required systems that are incompatible. +

Mon Jul 25 13:12:00 +0000 2011

So I get to spend the next however long with a brain broken from switching back and forth between scrolling paradigms. #unevendevelopment

Mon Jul 25 13:13:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @nirak

I suppose I'll have to do the same until the work computer can be updated. Can't deal with the vertigo of going back & forth.

Mon Jul 25 13:23:51 +0000 2011

The Berlin9 Open Access Conference is coming to the US in November - and the call for posters deadline approaches! http://www.berlin9.org/news/callforposters.shtml

Mon Jul 25 16:02:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

I'm so sorry - how awful! Sending good thoughts for your extended family.

Mon Jul 25 16:50:14 +0000 2011

Goodbye, Minitel. http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/07/25/service.predated.public.internet/

Mon Jul 25 16:52:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Holy cow, but that kid looks like you!

Tue Jul 26 18:22:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I'm in the market for a new pair of earbuds \(with mic for ayphone\) - what brand/model are your beloveds?

Thu Jul 28 12:01:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat and @rschon

You should hand that book to the requester and insist upon watching them read it right now. GO AHEAD, READ.

Thu Jul 28 12:08:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Ooh, nice. I'll poke around and see if they've got a mic version!

Thu Jul 28 12:09:26 +0000 2011

Note to self: must obtain coffee-making apparatus for office. Also coffee.

Thu Jul 28 13:27:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @2xlp

That may be just the ticket. I love that it "will work forever, unless it is dropped or in some other way demolished."

Thu Jul 28 14:10:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

I'm not sure. Perhaps the sense is that you shouldn't be paying for our coffee. But the increased productivity! Might be worth it!

Thu Jul 28 15:21:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Ah, if only you were here to do so!

Thu Jul 28 16:16:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @sleonchnm

Go, kitty!

Fri Jul 29 14:53:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I believe I should be in town, yes! Let's make a plan. Also, when is your talk on Friday?

Fri Jul 29 16:09:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Cool - I'll look forward to hearing more!

Fri Jul 29 16:11:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

I discovered today that mine does suck but the brushes don't spin. Which makes the vacuum suck. Less confusing but still sucky.

Sat Jul 30 21:40:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @pmhswe

Ooh, yum. I'm in the middle of making a Bittman-inspired batch of black beans & broccoli rabe.

Sun Jul 31 20:48:24 +0000 2011