2011 09 01 tweets

Dianne Harris on "Learned Society 2.0," at HASTAC: http://hastac.org/blogs/harris3/2011/08/29/learned-society-20

Thu Sep 01 12:19:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @pgilbert142001

Nice; thanks!

Thu Sep 01 16:11:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

I'm three hours behind, but congratulations!!!

Fri Sep 02 19:11:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @cforster

Did you get one? I think I can send one if not.

Sat Sep 03 14:19:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @cforster


Sat Sep 03 14:26:32 +0000 2011

Why I love the internet: found a video that walked me through disassembling and repairing my vacuum cleaner. Replacement parts now on order.

Sun Sep 04 20:00:49 +0000 2011

The dudes downstairs are having a very exciting Labor Day. It has sounded like a dance club down there since about 8 am.

Mon Sep 05 15:08:33 +0000 2011

I, on the other hand, have spent the first chunk of my Labor Day doing some research-oriented writing, for the first time in quite a while!

Mon Sep 05 15:29:40 +0000 2011

\(It's a rethinking of old material, but still\!\)

Mon Sep 05 15:30:08 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: "New-Model Scholarly Communication: Road Map for Change." Report from 9th & final SCI is up! http://is.gd/jyTM62 #sci9

Tue Sep 06 14:08:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie


Tue Sep 06 14:08:35 +0000 2011

RT @MLAnews: Please remember to donate to the graduate student and unemployed/underemployed travel grants when you renew #MLA membership!

Tue Sep 06 20:34:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

Shana, you'll be brilliant, as you have been all along. All best to you, and to @msbonn.

Tue Sep 06 20:42:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Alas, if you just got the same call that I just got, one of those is no longer on the schedule. But happy birthday!

Wed Sep 07 12:02:50 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: CFP for Digital Humanities 2012 in Hamburg. Deadline November 1st! http://is.gd/p6bciQ #dh12 #dh2012

Wed Sep 07 12:07:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

The lack of sleep does not make it easy to kick her out! So sorry about the insomnia. I at least managed 4 hours last night...

Wed Sep 07 12:17:07 +0000 2011

Get Tenure, Not Cancer: A survey focusing on the physical effects of the tenure process. http://gettenurenotcancer.org/

Wed Sep 07 12:40:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Ooh, yay! Much better than the dentist!

Wed Sep 07 13:09:46 +0000 2011

The deadline for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships approaches: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

Wed Sep 07 13:10:23 +0000 2011

NB: the ACLS program now includes projects focusing on the digital transformation of scholarship, in addition to projects that are digital.

Wed Sep 07 13:12:04 +0000 2011

JSTOR makes Early Journal Content openly available: http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early-journal-content

Wed Sep 07 16:27:20 +0000 2011

@JSTOR: may want to check out your alphabet here. http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/participants http://yfrog.com/kl12dvp

Wed Sep 07 16:35:12 +0000 2011

RT @RBTatAHA: It's a shame the JSTOR announcement comes after the Swartz controversy, as it had been in the works for many months.

Wed Sep 07 17:17:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @Copycense and @tezcatlipoca

"Post" only in the temporal sense; this has been in the works for months.

Wed Sep 07 17:45:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca and @copycense

True; sadly, it's not often a scholarly aggregator releasing new material gets such broad attention.

Wed Sep 07 17:49:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca and @copycense

Oh, absolutely. I meant sad that scholarly work hasn't more frequently drawn attention in such debate.

Wed Sep 07 17:54:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @kfitz

You go, @mariabustillos!

Wed Sep 07 17:55:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca, @mariabustillos and @copycense

Exactly. It's that exclusivity I find sad \(and that has higher ed in some of today's mess, IMHO\).

Wed Sep 07 17:58:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @tezcatlipoca, @mariabustillos and @copycense

So thumbs up for change, one collection at a time!

Wed Sep 07 17:59:16 +0000 2011

Yes, it's public domain. But don't overlook the enormous work involved in JSTOR persuading many publishers to change their agreements +

Wed Sep 07 18:08:50 +0000 2011

and let them make this archive open access. Nor the gift JSTOR is providing in hosting this content freely and openly. -

Wed Sep 07 18:10:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

No, the decision was made a good while back; the process of getting everything in place took a while.

Wed Sep 07 19:14:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

You said it.

Wed Sep 07 19:48:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @jenhoward

Okay, again: it took a tremendous amount of work for JSTOR to get all of these changes in place.

Wed Sep 07 19:52:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @jenhoward

& yes, JSTOR doesn't control the material, but they do control their copy, just as a library would a print version.

Wed Sep 07 19:53:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @jenhoward

There's far to go as yet, of course, but this is a more significant step than you're suggesting.

Wed Sep 07 19:54:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @afamiglietti

It's not just throwing the switch; it's getting all of the publishers to alter their agreements so you can throw the switch.

Wed Sep 07 20:06:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

It's not a victory for academic sharing, no. But it is a real step in opening access to folks without institutional privilege.

Wed Sep 07 20:06:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Access is more complex than that. Most of the stuff in uni libraries is in the public domain, but access is still restricted.

Wed Sep 07 20:19:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

So yes, you could have made whatever use of the articles you might have liked, IF you could get ahold of them.

Wed Sep 07 20:20:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

What's big here is that JSTOR is making them accessible to anyone. It's a change in who can get to them, not who can use them.

Wed Sep 07 20:20:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @wynkenhimself

It's not a matter of how much anybody was making off of these particular articles. In order to get publishers +

Wed Sep 07 20:37:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @wynkenhimself

to agree to make stuff available online, JSTOR had to employ a bunch of use restrictions. I don't agree with +

Wed Sep 07 20:37:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @wynkenhimself

a lot of those restrictions, but if JSTOR just said "let's give it all away!" most publishers would pull out.

Wed Sep 07 20:38:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @wynkenhimself

For better or for worse, it really has got to be an incremental change. But at least this is a start.

Wed Sep 07 20:39:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I don't disagree there; you know that. But to get access to the publishers' material...

Wed Sep 07 20:40:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Indeed. I am becoming much more zen about the whole thing. Journey. Thousand miles. Single step. Etc. :)

Wed Sep 07 20:40:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @jenhoward

We're in a mess, but \(like Rome\) this mess wasn't made quickly, and the only quick way out of it is revolution.

Wed Sep 07 20:46:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I don't mean communications revolution, but full-scale revolution. And maybe that's coming anyhow.

Wed Sep 07 20:47:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

But the forces against change are so entrenched that the incremental does matter.

Wed Sep 07 20:48:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

EXACTLY. And so while strategic routing around may be the goal to strive for, tactical change matters, too.

Wed Sep 07 20:51:20 +0000 2011

I just had the weirdest sense that I'm in an Althusser-Gramsci argument.

Wed Sep 07 20:52:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Dude, I wasn't going to say anything, but...

Wed Sep 07 20:54:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I can imagine. These are among the reasons I keep giving up on growing mine out & just chopping it all off again.

Wed Sep 07 20:57:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

I'd like to say I did, but cultural studies folks I know have said things somewhat like it to me.

Wed Sep 07 20:58:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Hmmm. I was reading you as more post-68 Althusserian.

Wed Sep 07 21:17:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

But I could have gotten that completely wrong.

Wed Sep 07 21:17:40 +0000 2011

Well, this has been a very productive afternoon, if not exactly in the ways I needed it to be.

Wed Sep 07 22:16:40 +0000 2011

RT @JenHoward: Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg \(@gutenberg\_org\), has died. http://bit.ly/pk0b2h

Thu Sep 08 00:03:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @tcarmody


Thu Sep 08 00:04:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Rock. On. \(I might not wear this at the convention, but I \*will\* wear it\.\)

Thu Sep 08 02:35:13 +0000 2011

RT @mariabustillos: God these people SUCK they should just nominate the nearest toaster.

Thu Sep 08 02:48:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell and @samplereality

Coming from the guy who argued for the reintroduction of taste into media studies scholarship, this is serious.

Thu Sep 08 13:31:01 +0000 2011

RT @Mdigitalculture: We're thrilled to announce the launch of Hacking the Academy: the Edited Volume! http://www.digitalculture.org/hacking-the-academy/ // Woo-hoo!

Thu Sep 08 18:14:43 +0000 2011

Books for Understanding has updated its "September 11, 2001" list, now with over 1100 titles. http://www.booksforunderstanding.org/september11/list.html

Thu Sep 08 21:43:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Criminy. Glad you made it home safe, Dan. The rest of you at @chnm, be careful!

Thu Sep 08 21:55:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone

Hey, have an awesome one!

Fri Sep 09 12:28:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I haven't noticed, because I haven't posted to my blog in… an embarrassing amount of time. But RATS, if so.

Fri Sep 09 14:33:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais

Oh, yay! Congratulations! \(And best wishes to Jamie, and Jasper as well\.\)

Fri Sep 09 17:41:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @ddchamberlain

HEY - you're in Claremont! Wave at condo for me.

Sat Sep 10 02:10:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @ddchamberlain

That would be my condo. Sigh.

Sat Sep 10 02:12:47 +0000 2011

Anybody know why I haven't had anything post correctly the first time to @Twitter for hours?

Sat Sep 10 02:15:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @cjprender and @rgfeal

I'd say that was the problem, but I've been using the Twitter desktop & ayphone clients.

Sat Sep 10 03:06:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @ddchamberlain

Heh. My plants all died, and everything else has been transplanted. Have fun there!

Sat Sep 10 03:26:32 +0000 2011

RT @CatinStack: Cathy Davidson Talk at NYU: "The Future of Learning" | HASTAC: http://bit.ly/p0wwXo

Sat Sep 10 11:56:54 +0000 2011

Arrived super early at Newark Airport, which is all but empty. No hassles. Reasonable people must not be traveling today!

Sat Sep 10 15:07:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @halavais and @barrywellman

I misread that as "see-sick" at first, and thought it was brilliant. Exactly the effect.

Sat Sep 10 15:15:33 +0000 2011

Hey, Spotify users: what's new out that I should listen to while killing time in the airport?

Sat Sep 10 15:20:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Nice; thanks!

Sat Sep 10 15:26:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

ATL, for family event. Flying back tomorrow. Utterly Insane.

Sat Sep 10 16:02:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Sat Sep 10 16:04:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @Kylewarneck

Thanks, on both counts!

Sat Sep 10 17:02:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

There are, sadly, many universities at which that's very easy to do.

Sun Sep 11 00:38:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Good point.

Sun Sep 11 00:40:47 +0000 2011

Pretty sure there were more TSA than passengers when I arrived at ATL this morning. Of course, it *was* 6.30. On a Sunday. *This* Sunday.

Sun Sep 11 12:01:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918

Didn't notice if they were... which I think means no.

Sun Sep 11 14:37:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Very much looking forward to seeing you, as well as @nickmirzoeff @catinstack @s2ceball @moncia et al!

Sun Sep 11 14:40:22 +0000 2011

At EWR, headed to the AirTrain. Has been just another travel day \(is a weirdly underpopulated one\) so far.

Sun Sep 11 14:42:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

One of the things I love about rail travel: one is still permitted a sense of humor as a carry-on item.

Sun Sep 11 14:44:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Indeed! Am almost to Penn Station. Will run home & then down to the meeting...

Sun Sep 11 15:14:14 +0000 2011

Yes, I just came home after two days of travel and an all afternoon and evening meeting and rebuilt my vacuum cleaner. And then vacuumed.

Mon Sep 12 02:49:45 +0000 2011

A working vacuum is an astonishing thing.

Mon Sep 12 02:50:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Rats. I knew I forgot something.

Mon Sep 12 02:52:57 +0000 2011

Just wait until tomorrow evening, when I catch up on laundry. #glamorousbigcitylifestyle

Mon Sep 12 02:58:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @dancohen

Ooh, I managed to miss this! My vacuum was apparently calling me. We'll plan something for next time.

Mon Sep 12 03:15:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @cjprender

Mine's nowhere near that nice, just a bagless Hoover that needed new belts, a new roller, and new filters. An amazing overhaul!

Mon Sep 12 03:27:51 +0000 2011

Deep in #p2pReview conversations since yesterday; have discovered the limits of my ability to engage with the backchannel at the same time.

Mon Sep 12 14:40:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @FWKitchen

Hey, don't forget @mediacommons! We're co-organizers with NYU Press of the #p2pReview meeting.

Mon Sep 12 14:48:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Oh, good lord. I must have gotten hacked in the three months since I've updated. :(

Mon Sep 12 17:14:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @boone and @amandafrench

Yes -- @clioweb, if you have advice on how to repair/close holes. I'm caught in a meeting for the rest of the day, tho.

Mon Sep 12 17:15:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @clioweb and @boone

Did you figure out where the hack came in? A plugin that left a hole?

Mon Sep 12 17:20:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @clioweb and @boone

Good grief. This is going to be a problem, and I've got zero time to deal with it. Grrrr.

Mon Sep 12 17:25:01 +0000 2011

Dear world: I cannot deal with any crises before 5pm today. Please hold off on informing me of them until I can actually do something. Thx.

Mon Sep 12 17:30:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Just bad timing, coming 90 secs after I got informed PO has been hacked.

Mon Sep 12 17:33:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yes, and super hard to concentrate with the knowledge I've been hacked taking over.

Mon Sep 12 17:35:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

No, srsly: Thanks for letting me know. I wouldn't have found out otherwise. But f*ckers seriously disrupted my concentration.

Mon Sep 12 21:34:19 +0000 2011

Completely amazing first meeting of the #p2pReview group. But as I headed home today, my whole body said "it's Friday, right?" Sigh.

Mon Sep 12 21:56:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Don't get me started. I cannot begin to tell you how thoroughly and evilly I have been hacked.

Mon Sep 12 22:55:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Thanks, but I'm a bit too overwhelmed. Another time!

Mon Sep 12 22:57:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Thanks much, seriously, and WILL DO.

Mon Sep 12 23:11:31 +0000 2011

Am backing up all my WP websites and databases in preparation for COMPLETELY WIPING THEM AND STARTING OVER.

Mon Sep 12 23:12:49 +0000 2011

Which is to say, thanks a lot, assholes.

Mon Sep 12 23:13:36 +0000 2011

\(And now back to my regularly scheduled professional demeanor\.\)

Mon Sep 12 23:14:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Something like "Salitieri, Poore, Nash, De Brutus, and Short."

Mon Sep 12 23:15:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

If I can cool down enough to write it, that might not be a bad idea.

Mon Sep 12 23:27:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Pharma hack: http://www.pearsonified.com/2010/04/wordpress-pharma-hack.php

Mon Sep 12 23:40:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

I hear you.

Mon Sep 12 23:57:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

I've had something like this happen before, but it was pretty isolated. This is everywhere & it's managed to write itself to my db.

Tue Sep 13 00:01:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @aeguerson

I got pharma hacked. Not. Happy.

Tue Sep 13 10:55:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @fitzcn

I got pharma hacked. Massive unpleasantness, and it's apparently running rampant through my hosting provider.

Tue Sep 13 10:56:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Hey, so am I! Coincidence? #p2pReview

Tue Sep 13 20:44:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @mmwwah

I'd tell you my ears were burning, but I'd have to stop working long enough to do so.

Wed Sep 14 00:24:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

LGA is closest and probably easiest.

Wed Sep 14 14:22:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @crsbecker

My fave Anthony Lane line, from his rev of Batman Forever: the title "began to sound less like a promise and more like a threat."

Wed Sep 14 16:06:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

My fave Anthony Lane line, from his rev of Batman Forever: the title "began to sound less like a promise and more like a threat."

Wed Sep 14 16:06:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @crsbecker

And the NYer's capsule review the next week was, in toto, "Is that a threat?" I'd definitely have retired after that.

Wed Sep 14 18:55:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Wait - not again!? Didn't this happen to you a year or so ago?

Wed Sep 14 19:18:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

See? @ProfHacker really *is* all about the backups! \(And whew\.\)

Wed Sep 14 19:21:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Now if only @ProfHacker were all about the quashing idiot SEO blackhats like the creeping vermin they are.

Wed Sep 14 19:22:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

Hey, congrats!

Wed Sep 14 19:22:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

I am really beginning to worry about you and this bicycling business!

Thu Sep 15 03:17:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Not as yet - something to add to the to-do list! We can email, though...

Thu Sep 15 11:05:49 +0000 2011

RT @moncia: MPublishing \(i\.e\., U of Michigan\) looking for a Digital Publishing Project Manager: http://bit.ly/pnh18l

Thu Sep 15 13:31:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @micahvandegrift and @moncia

That's got to look very funny on a birth certificate. \(Ba\-dum\-tis\.\)

Thu Sep 15 13:48:47 +0000 2011

In addition to scouting, one might do well to ask whether the uni press logo on the spine of a book has served as a kind of badge.

Thu Sep 15 14:32:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

You're doing great, of course - and you're braver than me, given LA traffic. But I will still worry about you!

Thu Sep 15 15:08:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

\(I hope you're not too banged up today\.\)

Thu Sep 15 15:08:52 +0000 2011

I need Gmail to implement an exclamation point remover for outgoing messages, so I can sound less like a gushy teenage girl.

Fri Sep 16 14:03:41 +0000 2011

RT @mediacommons: In Media Res examined The Industry of Media Awards this week. Check it out - http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/theme-week/2011/37/industry-media-awards-sept-12-16-2011

Fri Sep 16 14:48:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenServenti and @brettbobley

Exclamation points and marshmallows, I imagine. Never know when you'll need them.

Fri Sep 16 23:27:04 +0000 2011

Saturday's project: un-frak the website. I am crossing my fingers & hoping I've figured out the best way to do this.

Sat Sep 17 14:12:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

I got pharma hacked. It's really ugly; I'm wiping all the files and the database and starting over from recent exports. Sigh.

Sat Sep 17 14:15:48 +0000 2011

Here goes nothing. \(Literally: wiping everything, in 3… 2… \)

Sat Sep 17 15:14:33 +0000 2011

Purging everything was surprisingly liberating. Now to build it back up.

Sat Sep 17 16:31:14 +0000 2011

So here's the question, I guess: time for a new theme, as long as I'm at it? Or stick with the one I've had for the last several years?

Sat Sep 17 16:35:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @academicdave

Actually, not this week; water's off in the entire building all day. Coincidence?

Sat Sep 17 17:15:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

INDEED. #goProfHacker

Sat Sep 17 17:16:18 +0000 2011

Okay, four votes for new theme. And I think I agree: the site needs shaking up a bit. Boy, there's something liberating about an empty blog.

Sat Sep 17 17:16:59 +0000 2011

New installation of WP has been up and running for about half an hour. There is no content in it. And yet I've gotten my first spam comment.

Sat Sep 17 17:23:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @jonathanagray


Sat Sep 17 17:30:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal


Sat Sep 17 17:39:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

So many things in my life go that way.

Sat Sep 17 17:44:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @Scrivenings and @mmwwah

DUDE. Do NOT be hating on Baton Rouge.

Sat Sep 17 22:06:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @Scrivenings and @mmwwah

\(That's my job\.\)

Sat Sep 17 22:06:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

The real question is when will it end.

Sat Sep 17 22:09:09 +0000 2011

Two hours were taken off to prepare a vat of gumbo. Now, the table by table import of the database has begun.

Sat Sep 17 22:19:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

I will indeed!

Sat Sep 17 22:23:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @naypinya and @publisherswkly

Such fantastic news! Congratulations all the way around.

Sun Sep 18 03:08:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @mmwwah

No, R's up for the weekend, so I cooked. Not my best ever, though. Will have to do it again soon.

Sun Sep 18 03:38:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal


Sun Sep 18 10:43:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @mmwwah

Ah, gotcha! Sorry to have misunderstood. Would love to bring some by, but it needs a bit of doctoring, I'm afraid.

Sun Sep 18 10:44:26 +0000 2011

As long as I'm rebuilding stuff: any thoughts on native WP commenting vs Disqus commenting?

Sun Sep 18 12:59:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @rschon

Not really, no, but WP does allow for not-logged-in commenting.

Sun Sep 18 13:07:49 +0000 2011

The primary benefits of Disqus commenting seem to me to be for commenters: linking all comments across Disqus-enabled sites.

Sun Sep 18 13:08:36 +0000 2011

Which is nothing to sneeze at.

Sun Sep 18 13:08:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @josh_braun

That's good to know; thanks!

Sun Sep 18 13:14:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @rschon

I honestly don't know; I suspect it must.

Sun Sep 18 13:19:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @rschon

This is exactly why I asked; I was hoping folks with better opinions/knowledge would advise me!

Sun Sep 18 13:22:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @rschon

One of the main concerns I had \(remote storage of comment data\) has been put to rest by @josh_braun: comments sync btw Disqus & WP.

Sun Sep 18 13:34:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Yes, according to @josh_braun it syncs with the WP database.

Sun Sep 18 13:43:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @josh_braun

So is it a sync you have to run manually? Or is it automated once set up?

Sun Sep 18 13:55:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

A good question. I'm also not thrilled with comment pagination. Probably will not go this direction.

Sun Sep 18 14:41:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I've also been looking at IntenseDebate, which came in my one-click install. Looks like it adds BackType functions.

Sun Sep 18 14:48:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

But still not sure I want to outsource, generally speaking.

Sun Sep 18 14:48:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @ibogost, @jmittell and @samplereality

Yes, I hate that. And native WP commenting is much easier to style. But I do wish Backtype still worked.

Sun Sep 18 14:55:45 +0000 2011

I need a mod_rewrite guru. Anybody I can pester?

Sun Sep 18 16:20:53 +0000 2011

New post: Rebuild, Rewrite, Redirect. \(Help\!\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/rebuild-rewrite-redirect/

Sun Sep 18 17:41:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

It can be gotten rid of, but any change to permalinks brings it right back. Srsly annoying.

Sun Sep 18 19:40:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Yikes. How much longer are you stuck in the face-down position? And can I bring you anything later today?

Mon Sep 19 12:44:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Now *that* is comedy gold.

Mon Sep 19 12:45:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Wow, fantastic news! My eyes will be way more than benevolent, and will send good sight-vibes for yours.

Mon Sep 19 13:19:10 +0000 2011

At Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship 2011 today, in a session on the JSTOR books program. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:08:59 +0000 2011

Two artistic visions of human knowledge as Tower of Babel: Marta \(http://www\.guardian\.co\.uk/books/gallery/2011/may/16/tower\-of\-babel\-books\-argentina\) and Borges. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:11:32 +0000 2011

Google Books as new form of Tower of Babel? Illusion of organization; unparseable, undifferentiated overflow of search results. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:13:20 +0000 2011

"This brings us to books at JSTOR. You knew this was going to be a triumphalist story." :) #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:13:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward and @susanmpls

Yes, absolutely!

Mon Sep 19 15:16:07 +0000 2011

Books at JSTOR will provide links from book content to reviews in JSTOR journal content. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:25:43 +0000 2011

ILL requires an e-book solution; JSTOR exploring short-term access to work with ILL. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:30:55 +0000 2011

Independence at platform level and device level is imperative to promote e-book "ownership." \(Quotation marks in original\.\) #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:32:38 +0000 2011

JSTOR book offerings will include \(non\-course adoption\) purchase: unlimited, simultaneous institution-wide access to titles. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:38:37 +0000 2011

JSTOR books will provide chapter-level metadata and DOIs; users can download individual chapters in PDF; multiple device platforms. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:42:07 +0000 2011

JSTOR book pilot projects: demand-driven acquisition; short-term access; course adoption model. #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:43:37 +0000 2011

Question from libraries: awesome that you'll have these 20K ebooks, but are they the same ebooks we've already bought from others? #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:54:32 +0000 2011

Reply: some, perhaps, but not all; also you may have them, but are they discoverable in those other platforms? #ISS2011

Mon Sep 19 15:55:03 +0000 2011

Have been experimenting with the "aside" post type on the rebuilt site; sort of like a blog-based tweet, I think. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net.

Mon Sep 19 17:06:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Thanks! I can only take about 2% credit, alas.

Mon Sep 19 17:11:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

The main difference appears to be the hidden post title. I plan to tinker with the CSS & develop something more visible.

Mon Sep 19 17:35:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @kellimarshall

Yes - particularly important where Google etc are concerned: subdirectories = 1 site; subdomains = separate.

Mon Sep 19 18:09:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall and @samplereality

Maintenance is more or less the same; setup on subdomains can be more complex depending on your host.

Mon Sep 19 18:11:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall and @samplereality

subdir. cinemahistory.kellimarshall.net would be subdomain.

Mon Sep 19 18:36:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo


Mon Sep 19 18:36:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo

\(She says, as if she did much more than choose it\.\)

Mon Sep 19 18:36:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall, @parezcoydigo and @samplereality

Follow the subdirectory instructions here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

Mon Sep 19 18:38:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @redwards7

Hey, congratulations! Fantastic news! I'll look forward to hearing more about the gig.

Mon Sep 19 18:48:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @EileenAJoy

Thank you!

Mon Sep 19 19:10:31 +0000 2011

MT @jenrutner: JG: Scholarly societies have ability to innovate from within & influence accepted scholarship modes. #ISS2011 // And we are!

Mon Sep 19 20:46:30 +0000 2011

I just got my most awesome #fuckyeahjstor t-shirt in the mail. If only I were brave enough to wear it to day 2 of the Ithaka meeting.

Mon Sep 19 23:31:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @rschon

It's really, really awesome. Not exactly professional-meeting appropriate, but we'll find another time!

Mon Sep 19 23:41:09 +0000 2011

Hey, @amandafrench, I think there may be a market for your t-shirts. \(cc @jambina\)

Mon Sep 19 23:42:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hmm. T-shirt, nice jacket, for those who look likely I open the jacket like the "hey, buddy, wanna buy a watch" guy of old…

Mon Sep 19 23:51:29 +0000 2011

Paul Courant: characterization of Orphan Works Project as "suspended" is incorrect; have only stepped back from release schedule + #ISS2011

Tue Sep 20 13:20:05 +0000 2011

+ to ensure that processes are solid. #ISS2011

Tue Sep 20 13:20:22 +0000 2011

Courant: we don't talk about sustainability of print even though maintaining collections is REALLY expensive. #ISS2011

Tue Sep 20 13:22:59 +0000 2011

We don't worry about sustainability w/r/t print bc provosts expect there to be costs there; the digital is new & brings new costs. #ISS2011

Tue Sep 20 13:24:12 +0000 2011

RT @LSUfball: Did you know? LSU will be the only current Top 25 team to have played 3 ranked opponents through the first 4 games of the ...

Tue Sep 20 15:09:49 +0000 2011

Francois Gossieaux: in order to do business in a "web 2.0" world, you have to understand human 1.0: what motivates users? #iss0211

Tue Sep 20 15:11:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Exactly. And in our universe, what motivates users of scholarship to review it?

Tue Sep 20 15:12:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Wow, that is nice! I'm really wondering about their business model... \(Mine is the perfect size, but I haven't washed it yet\.\)

Tue Sep 20 23:42:20 +0000 2011

New post: "Upward, Carefully." \(And ouch\.\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/upward-carefully/

Wed Sep 21 12:25:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

What are *you* doing on a 4am train?

Wed Sep 21 12:38:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

And beginning by taking the train to LAX? You must have a lot to atone for. :)

Wed Sep 21 12:45:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Whew. That's much better.

Wed Sep 21 13:16:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie


Wed Sep 21 13:50:25 +0000 2011

It is cold enough in here that my coffee has become iced coffee without the introduction of actual ice.

Wed Sep 21 14:22:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Oh, that makes a good bit more sense. Thanks so much!

Wed Sep 21 15:47:47 +0000 2011

Made it home without further untoward escalation. Now happily sitting with laptops, rebuilding the *other* websites.

Wed Sep 21 22:44:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

I have a roll of black duct tape I keep on hand for just that purpose.

Wed Sep 21 22:45:56 +0000 2011

By the by, enormous thanks to the @dreamhost customer support folks, who saved my bacon with a little backup-restore help!

Wed Sep 21 22:59:01 +0000 2011

RT @MotherJones: Troy Davis' lawyer says he's still alive, but no evidence of stay, according to @democracynow

Wed Sep 21 23:09:12 +0000 2011

RT @thinkprogress: NAACP says Davis has not been executed at this moment, but there is no official confirmation whether there is a stay ...

Wed Sep 21 23:09:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @synch101

I spotted that. Still with the tears, though...

Wed Sep 21 23:21:13 +0000 2011


Thu Sep 22 02:33:40 +0000 2011

New post: "Hey, Why the Silence?" \(Silence broken\!\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/hey-why-the-silence/

Thu Sep 22 13:30:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @LindaLefler

Hey, cool. Thanks for letting me know!

Fri Sep 23 01:18:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I got the same message. Sigh.

Fri Sep 23 20:13:56 +0000 2011

An aside on the program committee: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/program-committee/

Fri Sep 23 20:34:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @pbenzon and @readywriting

Ooh, I want to hear more about "annotated bib sessions"! How do they operate? What did you learn there?

Sat Sep 24 00:50:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

Thanks to you and the rest, yes, a great committee!

Sat Sep 24 00:52:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @pbenzon and @readywriting

Nice; thanks!

Sat Sep 24 02:16:21 +0000 2011

New post: This Is What's Wrong with American Workmanship Today: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/this-is-whats-wrong-with-american-workmanship-today/

Sat Sep 24 17:08:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

This Is What's Wrong with American Reading Skillz Today.

Sat Sep 24 18:20:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

The funniest part is that the comment came from a Canadian IP address.

Sat Sep 24 18:22:13 +0000 2011

Thanks, all, for tweeting my Chronicle column on risk-taking and mentoring in digital scholarship! http://chronicle.com/article/Do-the-Risky-Thing-in/129132/

Sun Sep 25 13:55:25 +0000 2011

The key point is that more emphasis should be placed on mentoring up: showing senior colleagues why junior scholars' innovation matters.

Sun Sep 25 13:58:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Thanks, you!

Sun Sep 25 14:04:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @ibogost


Sun Sep 25 14:08:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @karikraus

Thanks, Kari!

Sun Sep 25 14:22:14 +0000 2011

RT @rgfeal: So glad every1 is finding @kfitz's @chronicle article useful. Post a comment over on Chronicle site? Lasts longer! //Please do!

Sun Sep 25 14:39:17 +0000 2011

RT @alothian: It bothers me that "risk" is conflated w/ form. There are risky books & ways of writing, that also badly need support. //Yes!

Sun Sep 25 14:46:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @alothian

Absolutely. The context narrows the sense of "risk," but the argument should be broadly understood.

Sun Sep 25 15:00:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @footnotesrising

Absolutely - and thanks!

Sun Sep 25 15:12:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @jsantley

My pleasure, and thanks for the response!

Sun Sep 25 15:16:13 +0000 2011

RT @ncecire: It's not "the job market"; it's the profession \(a somewhat lengthy rant\): http://bit.ly/orKVa7

Sun Sep 25 15:54:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

You are so welcome - it's a brilliant post.

Sun Sep 25 16:04:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire

\(And thank you for the kind words\!\)

Sun Sep 25 16:04:44 +0000 2011

Excellent comments on my Chron column. \(In fact, it's \#1 for "most commented"\!\) Join in; I'd love your feedback. http://chronicle.com/article/Do-the-Risky-Thing-in/129132/

Sun Sep 25 22:28:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Sorry about that. We noticed it late last week & are looking into it. A refresh usually fixes the problem.

Sun Sep 25 22:37:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @billwolff

Thank you!

Sun Sep 25 22:38:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Oy. Good luck!

Sun Sep 25 22:58:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Thanks so much for the extremely kind comment! I'll look forward to crossing paths with you again soon.

Sun Sep 25 23:05:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Yeah, it's definitely getting worse. Fun indeed. I'm assuming some query is timing out… but which one?

Sun Sep 25 23:13:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Thank you so much!

Sun Sep 25 23:13:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Hmmm. Thanks!

Sun Sep 25 23:17:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @broomgrass

Thank you! I hope that good things come of your applications, and I'll look forward to hearing more.

Mon Sep 26 00:52:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks, Brett!

Mon Sep 26 10:11:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @elotroalex

Alex, thanks so much for your comments on the Chronicle column! Thought-provoking and on the mark, I think. //cc @rgfeal

Mon Sep 26 12:41:07 +0000 2011

I'd love to hear about your other-than-usual conference session experiences. What innovative formats should we explore? http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/program-committee/

Mon Sep 26 12:49:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @mattbucher

Now that is one cute kid. Happy birthday, Arlo!

Mon Sep 26 12:57:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Thanks, Brian!

Mon Sep 26 13:00:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @jomurphy87 and @erikapearson

Cool! I'd love it if you'd post this to the blog \(perhaps with a link?\) so I can keep a record of suggestions.

Mon Sep 26 13:20:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @araqueltrubek

I think that's fair!

Mon Sep 26 15:49:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @araqueltrubek

\(Though also grad students and independent scholars\. So perhaps "the main prof org for scholars in English and modern langs"\)

Mon Sep 26 15:50:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @araqueltrubek


Mon Sep 26 15:56:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandalicastro

I've gotten a variant of that question several times; it's sort of a condensation. So yes, but you're far from alone!

Mon Sep 26 17:37:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @redwards7

Agreed on all points. Also should note that hires can negotiate specific requirements/equivalences to be included in contracts!

Mon Sep 26 17:38:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandalicastro

And I hope that I can help make the risk worth it!

Mon Sep 26 17:42:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo, @elotroalex, @phdeviate and @anneperez

What you say is true of lit depts but a big part of my point is that we need to change that.

Tue Sep 27 01:57:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo, @elotroalex, @phdeviate and @anneperez

And it has to change up; tenured digital folks need to make it possible for jr folks to +

Tue Sep 27 01:58:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @parezcoydigo, @elotroalex, @phdeviate and @anneperez

do something other than what's expected.

Tue Sep 27 01:58:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody


Tue Sep 27 04:10:15 +0000 2011

Weather.com has been threatening rain for days, but there's been bupkis since Friday. I'm on the terrace now, it should star any minute.

Tue Sep 27 22:21:58 +0000 2011

Start, that is. The view south: http://yfrog.com/o0plwcj

Tue Sep 27 22:25:08 +0000 2011

The ESB is up there somewhere: http://yfrog.com/klqk6laj

Tue Sep 27 22:25:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Me too! Trying to use it as much as I can before it's too cold.

Tue Sep 27 22:28:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Indeed! Not as wet, though, at least yet.

Tue Sep 27 22:28:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hey, that's my plan, too! We must both really be adults.

Tue Sep 27 22:29:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself


Tue Sep 27 22:33:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I'm thinking I might be able to, but will check the regs to be sure. Fab idea!

Tue Sep 27 22:39:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @fearv

More relevant diss piece, with brief abstract explaining role of chapter in diss if prospectus isn't included too.

Wed Sep 28 02:01:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @KathrynTomasek

Ugh - so I take it you didn't make it home last night. :(

Wed Sep 28 12:30:08 +0000 2011

Come on, quad Americano -- do your thing.

Thu Sep 29 12:07:01 +0000 2011

Go, NEH, supporters of the Berlin 9 Conference on Open Access! http://www.neh.gov/ODH/ODHHome/tabid/36/EntryId/169/NEH-Sponsors-Berlin-9-Conference-on-Open-Access.aspx

Thu Sep 29 12:16:48 +0000 2011

Greetings from the terrace of awesomeness where, après this afternoon's deluge, it's shaping up to be a lovely evening. http://yfrog.com/o0n8jij

Thu Sep 29 22:20:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No, it is where I regain my superpowers. Think fortress of solitude.

Thu Sep 29 22:33:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Hey, that sounds awfully familiar.

Thu Sep 29 22:34:48 +0000 2011

@dancohen @sramsay Would you make any distinction between journals owned by commercial publishers & those by, say, nonprofit scholarly orgs?

Thu Sep 29 23:29:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia and @amandafrench


Thu Sep 29 23:33:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @fletcherdurant

Could it be a factor of the sucky dollar - actually cheaper to come here and shop than shop at home?

Thu Sep 29 23:37:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @sramsay

Actually, I meant journals still put out directly by scholarly societies, not those that have been contracted to pubs.

Thu Sep 29 23:41:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @sramsay

The question behind that: if journal-as-membership-benefit is a fading model, what follows?

Thu Sep 29 23:43:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @sramsay

We know what services we want scholarly orgs to provide in the coming years - but how will those services be funded?

Thu Sep 29 23:45:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @dancohen

But that's the point: Membership is in the current model heavily subsidized by library subscriptions.

Thu Sep 29 23:49:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @dancohen

Without library subscriptions, all burden falls on members. Even taking the journal out of the equation, it's not +

Thu Sep 29 23:50:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @dancohen

sustainable without revenue coming from somewhere.

Thu Sep 29 23:50:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @fletcherdurant

Alas, not unlike many Americans abroad, seeking out McDo & Starbucks.

Thu Sep 29 23:52:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Have a good flight!

Thu Sep 29 23:53:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @samplereality

Ha. I'm apparently trying to get him on it. You don't need reinforcements!

Thu Sep 29 23:53:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @fletcherdurant

True. I guess it's just disappointing to find out others are as bad.

Thu Sep 29 23:54:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Agreed. But for a long time, one of the things that persuaded scholars to pay the org was precisely the journal. And of course +

Thu Sep 29 23:56:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

you know I'd like to give it all away. But figuring out where the new value proposition \(sigh\) is isn't simple.

Thu Sep 29 23:57:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @dancohen

Dude. I've been on the job for 2.5 months. I'm working on it.

Fri Sep 30 00:02:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Sure. And we do intend to give away scholarship - cool stuff is coming. But part of what the org has historically charged for is +

Fri Sep 30 00:03:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

the value produced in editing, design, production, etc. Some of that can be reduced, perhaps, but some is necessary and costs.

Fri Sep 30 00:05:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @dancohen

True. Though some of those boats have actual people on them.

Fri Sep 30 00:07:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Yes, definitely! And those scarcities are key to the future of the org.

Fri Sep 30 00:08:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Can we make that Q3 2012?

Fri Sep 30 00:09:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @academicdave

The newspaper folks sunk their own boats by destroying the quality of the product long before the biz model changed.

Fri Sep 30 00:10:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @academicdave

But the human element is the hard part. Not to mention that finding that new value proposition requires investment.

Fri Sep 30 00:14:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @academicdave

And funds to invest in doing that R&D are hard to come by, in an era when orgs are expected to be self-sustaining.

Fri Sep 30 00:16:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

But of course. \(Wait a second\. Was that sarcasm?\)

Fri Sep 30 00:18:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Actually, legislatures are doing to the university what corporations did to newspapers: shutting down the foreign bureau, etc.

Fri Sep 30 00:19:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

That much, really? I love the idea but wonder if it isn't the kind of service we've come to expect to be free online.

Fri Sep 30 00:25:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

Cool; I'll look at it. \(And amazing phone typing, if you don't\. Ind my saying\.\)

Fri Sep 30 00:30:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

In any case, this is exactly the kind of direction I hope we can take - but the development will take time and $.

Fri Sep 30 00:32:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

\(Penultimate tweet was supposed to say "don't mind\." And I don't even have the phone excuse\.\)

Fri Sep 30 00:33:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

Completely agreed. The trick is increasing the membership's tolerance for the org experimenting and potentially failing.

Fri Sep 30 00:41:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @rgfeal

In any case, cool stuff is coming; it's just going to take a little longer for us to get there.

Fri Sep 30 00:44:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @samplereality


Fri Sep 30 00:45:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen and @samplereality

Oh, heck. I can't even stay pretend mad at you.

Fri Sep 30 00:48:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

As a matter of fact, someone may have!

Fri Sep 30 01:32:09 +0000 2011

RT @mlmcgill: @kfitz Late to this, but it's worth mentioning the high value of MLA access to ACLS ebook coll. when impoverished State U ...

Fri Sep 30 01:45:11 +0000 2011

Following up two episodes of Breaking Bad with a Sports Night chaser. Better sleep that way!

Fri Sep 30 02:30:39 +0000 2011

Holy cow. This episode of Sports Night is, what, 13 years old? And there was just a Lion King reference - and not to the animated version.

Fri Sep 30 02:45:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Have been rewatching for a bit now. Josh Charles! Peter Krause! Walking and talking in the last millennium!

Fri Sep 30 02:49:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @lportwoodstacer

She summons the animals with her voice! And do you know what happens next?

Fri Sep 30 02:53:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @lportwoodstacer

\(Hint: the animals appear\!\)

Fri Sep 30 02:55:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @jasonrhody, @sramsay and @dancohen

Oh, you context schoolmaster.

Fri Sep 30 03:09:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Okay, that *is* impressive.

Fri Sep 30 03:34:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @laura11D

Alas, I think she said it takes one, not that you get one.

Fri Sep 30 03:43:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @laura11D

PS: sorry for the tough day.

Fri Sep 30 03:43:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

It was. I knew it at the time, but it's amazing how well it's held up.

Fri Sep 30 03:57:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hey, congratulations!

Fri Sep 30 13:10:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

That would be lovely, yes! I'll DM an address.

Fri Sep 30 13:14:57 +0000 2011

I apparently slept in a very funny position last night, as my lower back is really griping this morning.

Fri Sep 30 13:27:34 +0000 2011

Either that, or I was nervously awaiting this: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/30/planned_obsolescence_by_kathleen_fitzpatrick_proposes_alternatives_to_outmoded_academic_journals

Fri Sep 30 13:27:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia


Fri Sep 30 13:38:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @ericdmj

Thanks so much!

Fri Sep 30 13:42:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @jonbecker

Thank you!

Fri Sep 30 13:42:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @ashetler

Thanks so much!

Fri Sep 30 13:51:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @BiancaH80 and @jonbecker

Thanks for passing on the link; it's great! I hope you do blog your work...

Fri Sep 30 14:00:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

No kidding. Watching a 27-year-old Josh Charles doesn't help with that.

Fri Sep 30 14:26:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @annettemarkham

It is, isn't it! I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Fri Sep 30 14:30:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @MissLadyB

Yep. And it just keeps getting worse.

Fri Sep 30 14:31:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

Hussalonia or the original?

Fri Sep 30 15:20:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @IHEtech

I'll have to ponder the larger historical question, but I'd say that MC drafts aren't zombies! I'd use a different metaphor.

Fri Sep 30 15:48:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs


Fri Sep 30 15:54:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

THAT IS ALL I'M SAYING. It's an awesome… not quite a cover. More an homage.

Fri Sep 30 15:54:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

Completely with you.

Fri Sep 30 15:57:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

Don't Ask Me Why. Still kills me. "You can kill them in the classic style." Sigh.

Fri Sep 30 16:00:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @IHEtech

What I need is a really good time travel metaphor. The MC draft is a record of the text's process of development.

Fri Sep 30 16:02:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @IHEtech

So the MC draft becomes a kind of Tardis? Or that Tardis's log. \(Still working on this\.\)

Fri Sep 30 16:02:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @AlxJrvs

Wow, that's an awesome story. Thanks for passing it on!

Fri Sep 30 16:05:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @IHEtech


Fri Sep 30 16:11:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @fletcherdurant

Thanks! I'm looking forward to having it in circulation as well.

Fri Sep 30 20:32:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal, @brettbobley and @jenhoward

I will confess to loving that we have a seal.

Fri Sep 30 22:55:35 +0000 2011

After a day in front of the computer, have ordered a bunch of Szechuan and am settling in in front of another screen or two.

Fri Sep 30 23:24:29 +0000 2011

The French podcast I'm listening to has the funkiest accent. All my classes were obsessively Parisian; my bet is these folks are Canadian.

Fri Sep 30 23:51:24 +0000 2011

There's a flatness to the accent that sounds North American to me. They could be fluent USians; hard to say.

Fri Sep 30 23:52:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @jambina

it's an educational podcast called "News in Slow French." Turns out that after a lot of France Inter, it's a little too slow.

Fri Sep 30 23:58:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

They never said "coin," unfortunately. But that sounds about right.

Sat Oct 01 00:16:11 +0000 2011