2011 10 01 tweets

Another episode of Sports Night. Josh Charles just described someone as "a total nutbar." No wonder I love this show.

Sun Oct 02 03:41:51 +0000 2011

Coffee. NYTimes. A little morning music. Sundays in this whole 9 to 5 gig are pretty okay.

Sun Oct 02 14:11:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @RohanMaitzen

I'll have some work to do later today, but a guilt-free Sunday morning is golden!

Sun Oct 02 14:32:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @plragde

Oh, there will be writing later today. But the requirement to be dressed like a grownup 5 days a week is paid for in weekends.

Sun Oct 02 15:05:20 +0000 2011

7+ buses with police/sheriff escort just convoyed past my building. #occupywallstreet

Sun Oct 02 17:15:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @bill_easterly and @sivavaid

I said so that afternoon! https://twitter.com/#!/kfitz/status/106062983490314241

Sun Oct 02 21:49:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

The terrace faces the wrong direction, alas; may have to pop up to the roof deck!

Sun Oct 02 22:31:10 +0000 2011

@hollykruse Oh, no. Holly, I'm so sorry.

Mon Oct 03 00:02:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

A more reasonable concern seems to be what you were doing looking at Michael Arrington's blog?

Mon Oct 03 11:08:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @mamamusings

Whoa. Nice!

Mon Oct 03 16:20:08 +0000 2011

I think this next session is meant to be "Whither the Humanities." That extra h makes a real difference.

Mon Oct 03 18:36:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Which is better than "wither," which suggests a clear, if undesirable, destination.

Mon Oct 03 18:40:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @lincolnmullen

Ha! Not a generalizable job title, alas.

Tue Oct 04 12:14:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jeanburgess and @halavais

Hey, thanks! Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle.

Tue Oct 04 14:47:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @kakennedy

I have been having real aggravations with my Magic Mouse for the last few days; finally realized it was Bluetooth. Grr.

Tue Oct 04 16:33:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @sleonchnm

Hey, that's my specialty!

Tue Oct 04 17:29:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Okay, I just got interested.

Tue Oct 04 18:08:33 +0000 2011

I'm not sure why but today's Apple announcement has made me want a Kindle.

Tue Oct 04 20:14:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

I think the deal may be redirected consumer desire now that I know I don't have to buy a new phone.

Tue Oct 04 20:45:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @miaC and @nancybaym

Hey, now that's an idea: conference minutes cap-and-trade. #ir12

Tue Oct 04 20:48:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

I'm curious: once we knew we didn't have to beat up the Soviets, we started looking for somebody else to push around?

Tue Oct 04 20:57:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

That, in fact, is the one thing that could get me into a 4S. The rest, I can wait another generation for.

Tue Oct 04 21:01:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

I hear you. If only Jeff Bezos had managed to light a fire under the development team a few years sooner.

Tue Oct 04 21:04:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @bighandsome

I *always* know the good folks. Tell them I said hi.

Tue Oct 04 21:15:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

My only superpower is the uncanny ability to make people standing off to the side step into my path as I approach.

Wed Oct 05 02:05:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

Which is less useful than you would think.

Wed Oct 05 02:05:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley and @rgfeal

Indeed, on both counts! I'd trade, happily.

Wed Oct 05 02:09:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

Aw, man! I think those *were* the droids I was looking for!

Wed Oct 05 03:22:16 +0000 2011

Hey, registration for the SPARC Open Access meeting \(March 11\-13, 2012\) is now open! http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/oa12/

Wed Oct 05 13:59:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

The 13" Air screen has the same resolution as the 15" MBPro, so it feels like it's got the real estate of a larger machine!

Wed Oct 05 17:32:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Which is to say, I vote yes. But poke at a new one if you can. I completely love mine.

Wed Oct 05 17:33:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Just when I'm at a conference or otherwise on the road, for the most part, though sometimes at home, too. It's so much faster+

Wed Oct 05 17:40:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

than my desktop that it's a breath of fresh air to move to. And I don't find the screen too restricted, really.

Wed Oct 05 17:41:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Excellent; thanks, Amanda!

Wed Oct 05 20:23:58 +0000 2011

Survived a 7-meeting day. This is my reward! http://yfrog.com/h3u2dhqaj

Wed Oct 05 21:13:33 +0000 2011

Thanks for the nice comments, all; I'm super excited. \(Excited enough that I'm wondering if I should be more blasé\.\)

Wed Oct 05 21:30:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Backatcha! So glad you spotted me.

Wed Oct 05 22:06:29 +0000 2011

God, what a day. :-\( :\-\) :-( :-/

Thu Oct 06 01:12:27 +0000 2011

I was feeling weirdly squeamish about being so excited to have a print artifact in my hand. But I celebrated, nonetheless. And right at +

Thu Oct 06 01:29:35 +0000 2011

the end of the celebration, I found out Steve Jobs had died. I'm not self-centered enough to think those things are connected. But I am +

Thu Oct 06 01:29:38 +0000 2011

self-centered enough for both events to have me pondering mortality, and the longing to escape it, and the very different ways of doing so.

Thu Oct 06 01:29:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball and @moncia

Thank you both. The blasé has been banned, in favor, alas, of the sad. But celebration will resume soon.

Thu Oct 06 01:33:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jasonrhody

Thanks, Jason. That means a lot!

Thu Oct 06 01:34:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

I only hope it does some good out there. Thanks, Steve.

Thu Oct 06 01:34:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

I'm looking forward to it!

Thu Oct 06 01:35:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @nickmirzoeff


Thu Oct 06 01:47:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @xina

Thanks. It's disconcerting to be so excited and so sad all at once.

Thu Oct 06 01:48:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

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

Thu Oct 06 02:04:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_


Thu Oct 06 02:09:36 +0000 2011

Still excited about my book. Still sad about Steve Jobs. Tweeting from my iPhone and working on my MBAir on my way to give a talk at Vassar.

Thu Oct 06 11:56:37 +0000 2011

The Hudson, not incidentally, is beautiful on a sunny October morning.

Thu Oct 06 11:57:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

The copies landed in the press office yesterday, and so should start shipping fairly soon -- thanks!

Thu Oct 06 15:14:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @aperren

That's hilarious! \(And thanks\!\)

Thu Oct 06 15:15:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Thanks, Matt -- I hope it can do some good things out there.

Thu Oct 06 15:21:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @sherah1918

Indeed! Including an ebook TK.

Thu Oct 06 15:22:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @newkidonthehall


Thu Oct 06 15:27:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @amndw2

Thanks so much!

Thu Oct 06 15:27:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Thanks! Happily, it was only a 7-meeting day, rather than a 7-day meeting, which I'm pretty sure would be worse. :)

Thu Oct 06 15:31:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It is, isn't it! Even after years of blogging there, I still mistype it a huge percentage of the time.

Thu Oct 06 15:33:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

PS: thanks!

Thu Oct 06 15:33:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj and @wynkenhimself

You know, I have one of those text expander things. And keep forgetting to use it!

Thu Oct 06 15:36:11 +0000 2011

Fantastic visit with what turns out to be my many friends at Vassar today! A great set of conversations; thanks to all for your hospitality.

Fri Oct 07 00:05:09 +0000 2011

Brain is very tired, though; I expect to sleep well tonight!

Fri Oct 07 00:07:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Great turnout; excellent discussion! The talk, you'd have to ask then about.

Fri Oct 07 00:16:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @JillScharr

Thank you for coming! I had a great time.

Fri Oct 07 01:41:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @chouxsalad

Thank you! It was great talking with you yesterday. That book, incidentally, is by Susan Bielstein & it's really worth reading.

Fri Oct 07 13:10:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @nowviskie and @miriamkp

Definitely one of the nicest things anyone has said to me. Thanks, Brian!

Fri Oct 07 13:15:05 +0000 2011

I had an excellent blog post in my head this morning. Even plotted out how to write it and some of the niftier turns of phrase. Now? Gone.

Fri Oct 07 19:19:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @magicandrew and @tcarmody

Actually, I can't either; I was born in NJ & my father got transferred to BR when I was 3. But raised there, yes.

Sat Oct 08 20:04:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody and @magicandrew

Excellent! Pleased to meet you, Andrew.

Sat Oct 08 20:16:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

That's Fewer Miles, Jake. \(But yeah\. Crazy\.\)

Sat Oct 08 20:32:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @alothian

Wow, I'm sorry I'm going to miss that! I've taught Delany in my Race, Gender, & SF class for years!

Sat Oct 08 21:01:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @alothian

Wow, that's amazing!

Sat Oct 08 21:18:53 +0000 2011

Okay, have done just about everything on my pre-#ir12-departure list. See you soon, Seattle!

Sun Oct 09 23:30:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave and @rgfeal

Yeah, aside from that, I don't know what the prob could be. Don't know the app you're using...

Mon Oct 10 13:35:56 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

On my way to the airport myself. See you in Seattle!

Mon Oct 10 18:59:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Are you at #ir12? Will be lovely to see you, if so!

Mon Oct 10 20:34:08 +0000 2011

On the plane for Seattle, and not a single moment too soon. #ir12

Mon Oct 10 21:28:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

Recon is indeed involved, but in the guise of another conference. Shhh.

Mon Oct 10 21:32:21 +0000 2011

Seattle! Where, I am shocked to report, it is lightly raining.

Tue Oct 11 03:34:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Not yet, but check in with me again in about 8 hours.

Tue Oct 11 04:16:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Did you see the one about the woman who went into labor during the bar exam this year? And finished?!

Tue Oct 11 04:17:43 +0000 2011

Completely crashed at 9.30pm. Wide awake at 4.30am. Hello, west coast.

Tue Oct 11 12:17:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Jeez, Julie. Where've you been? #sigh

Tue Oct 11 12:32:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

Hey, on the issue of the review for promotion to full, I have Thoughts. Which I will share when you like.

Tue Oct 11 12:33:13 +0000 2011

Giving an Ignite-style talk this morning at 9ish. Now to see if I can get my notes off of my index cards and into my head.

Tue Oct 11 12:41:59 +0000 2011

IGNITE! #ir12

Tue Oct 11 17:09:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @alexcho47

Hey, you're here! I'll look forward to saying hi in person.

Tue Oct 11 18:42:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @alexcho47

Excellent! Looking forward to hearing how things are going.

Tue Oct 11 18:45:17 +0000 2011

Wait! Outside the window! There is a strange yellow glow on everything!

Tue Oct 11 20:21:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

What does it mean???

Tue Oct 11 20:53:31 +0000 2011

Had to go upstairs during lunch and put on tights and a jacket. It is downright chilly \(in the air\-conditioned conference space\) at #ir12.

Tue Oct 11 20:57:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Tue Oct 11 21:31:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

WRONG. They're the ones who took typing class in high school and were A students, thankyouverymuch.

Tue Oct 11 21:54:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Actually, I think he flat said it. But then he also said he's not influenced by anyone other than himself. So take it as you will

Tue Oct 11 21:55:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Ah, gotcha. I had to stop reading that piece \(as I do everything he's involved in\) so as not to break my jaw grinding my teeth.

Tue Oct 11 21:56:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Utterly confounding my expectations, I did not hate the NYer piece. But I can't bear him in almost any other circumstances.

Tue Oct 11 21:58:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Do me a favor and email that question? I have to dig to come up with the answer, and I'll forget if it gets buried here.

Tue Oct 11 21:59:23 +0000 2011

Attempting to tune into #ir12kiss while moderating a session is difficult. But you're too fabulous not to, @nancybaym!

Tue Oct 11 23:17:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @cjprender

A very good question. From what I've heard, it was about readability in monospaced type \(& so no longer needed\).

Tue Oct 11 23:38:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @cjprender

Evil research project: what if we take half the US school kids and teach them to put two spaces after a period?

Tue Oct 11 23:43:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @cjprender


Tue Oct 11 23:43:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @danieldriver

Personally? I'd look hard at WordPress. It's an increasingly powerful CMS w/workflow plugins, and it doesn't have to be ugly.

Wed Oct 12 03:25:27 +0000 2011

I'm on open wireless, connected to my VPN, and the entirety of @TheAtlantic's website is giving me 403 errors. Is it the site or my VPN?

Wed Oct 12 14:52:14 +0000 2011

Things I Am Writing Instead of Writing Blog Posts. \(Sigh\.\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/things-i-am-writing-instead-of-writing-blog-posts/

Wed Oct 12 16:50:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Oh, I'm glad about some of it, too. A whole lot less glad about other parts of it.

Wed Oct 12 16:55:17 +0000 2011

Five words: Pork belly. Confit. Banh mi.

Wed Oct 12 21:36:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

Yes indeed.

Wed Oct 12 23:58:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

And I have eaten them. Very tasty.

Wed Oct 12 23:58:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Wow, that's amazing. I'm curious what I was up to, not having much to say about poetic form & tradition...

Thu Oct 13 12:04:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench


Thu Oct 13 14:24:47 +0000 2011

Okay, a morning spent working in the hotel room; calamity of missed deadlines somewhat averted. Now to pull myself together & go conference!

Thu Oct 13 17:08:33 +0000 2011

Books & Publishing session, on the 4th floor, in Marion! \(Madame Libra\-\-\-rian\.\) #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:19:01 +0000 2011

Starting with Peter Boot on online book discussion sites in the Netherlands. #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:21:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Ooh, I'm curious.

Thu Oct 13 22:22:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @annettemarkham

Aw, man! I'm up against the kissing booth? Crud.

Thu Oct 13 22:23:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Oh god. Okay, I get it. *sigh*

Thu Oct 13 22:27:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Is sad. Always such a difference from the energy of the conference start. #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:29:06 +0000 2011

Alex Carr on social e-books. #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:32:06 +0000 2011

Whoa. Alex Samuel. Who works at Emily Carr. Starting to think I might be a little tired. #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:34:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Good suggestion for the AGM: all sessions during the final time slot should be discussion oriented... #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:36:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

Yes, yes, on all counts! #ir12

Thu Oct 13 22:44:10 +0000 2011

Tim Laquintano on the history of "vanity publishing." Fascinating. #ir12

Thu Oct 13 23:12:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @emilynussbaum

Hey, congratulations - fantastic news!

Fri Oct 14 00:04:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

A fascinating 1941 mail fraud case. But also, around then, the moment when "vanity" first came to be applied to the process.

Fri Oct 14 00:18:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

If he hasn't yet, he will. It's interesting stuff.

Fri Oct 14 00:22:51 +0000 2011

Boarding shortly for the return flight to NYC. I plan to read a novel. It feels like playing hooky.

Fri Oct 14 13:03:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

7am. And less about nostalgia than about the need to be in NYC before 5pm. Flying eastward, ugh.

Fri Oct 14 13:08:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @noctambulate

Ooh, but it might be an embarrassing title!

Fri Oct 14 13:22:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

No kidding. Where's my teleporter?

Fri Oct 14 13:22:28 +0000 2011

SEA to EWR to AirTrain to NJT to 1 to 7. Just a few more stops.

Fri Oct 14 19:20:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward and @rgfeal

Did you ever find this? On http://www.mla.org/convention, there's a link to "presidential theme" under session info.

Sun Oct 16 12:22:03 +0000 2011

Hey, happy birthday, @brettbobley! I hope it was a good one.

Mon Oct 17 01:57:14 +0000 2011

Hey, ignore this tweet; I'm just testing something out. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/

Mon Oct 17 18:10:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @samplereality

No, weirdly, you two *were* the only contrarians. Coincidence? I think not.

Mon Oct 17 18:29:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @sxflynn

Conveniently, it's also the title of my \(really really imminently\) forthcoming book! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0814727883/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=plannedobsole-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=0814727883

Mon Oct 17 18:33:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @sxflynn

It's not an unfair characterization, though it is only one small piece of the argument. :)

Mon Oct 17 18:38:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @sxflynn

Actually, I hadn't come across that. My argument is mostly focused on university presses...

Mon Oct 17 18:42:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @midwinter_

Whatever you do, don't think about an elephant.

Mon Oct 17 19:01:57 +0000 2011

RT @mrmauritzen: Reading "Planned Obsolescence" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick @kfitz and have never been more optimistic about the future of t ...

Tue Oct 18 10:05:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym


Tue Oct 18 13:49:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I guess we'll have to go to work.

Tue Oct 18 13:57:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I know. I've looked for ways around it and just haven't found any.

Tue Oct 18 14:00:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall and @samplereality

It was. And then there was BTCNew, which tried to keep the functionality alive. But I think it's gone now too.

Tue Oct 18 14:04:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @cscannella

Yes. Did you have a MobileMe acct before? If so, you actually need to delete the iCloud acct and re-add it. Alarming, but works.

Tue Oct 18 14:05:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @kellimarshall

I did decide against Disqus, because of accessibility issues. I also looked at IntenseDebate but haven't used.

Tue Oct 18 14:10:47 +0000 2011

RT @laura11D: Stop the illegals with 9% cattle prods 9%laser sharks 9%killer bees.

Wed Oct 19 01:12:50 +0000 2011

Sorry to have missed #cunypie with special appearances by @samplereality & @shannonmattern tonight! \(Not to mention @mkgold & @savasavasava\)

Wed Oct 19 02:32:00 +0000 2011

But glad I get to spend the end of the week with @briancroxall @vszabo & @nowviskie. \(When are the rest of you coming to visit?\)

Wed Oct 19 02:34:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @mkgold and @boone

Tomorrow as in today? Or as in tomorrow? Let's confer!

Wed Oct 19 09:58:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall, @mkgold and @boone

Have fun. Think of me, stuck in a meeting.

Wed Oct 19 18:30:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

I honestly wasn't sure at first if you were arguing about digital humanities or the designated hitter. Same either way, I guess.

Wed Oct 19 22:02:46 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid and @unsworth

If you take "humanities computing" as an antecedent, it's older, actually!

Wed Oct 19 22:19:32 +0000 2011

RT @MLAnews: PDF files of the print version of the MLA Job Information List are now available for free at http://www.mla.org. Browse O ...

Thu Oct 20 13:52:57 +0000 2011

RT @nowviskie: This, btw, is how you earn your license to kvetch. No complaints about the #dh12 program by people who don't help review! ;)

Fri Oct 21 12:22:29 +0000 2011

The preceding is true about oh so many things. Or should be, at any rate.

Fri Oct 21 12:22:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @alothian

Hey! I want to hear more about this session, needless to say. I hope you'll blog it later...

Fri Oct 21 16:11:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @alothian

Fantastic; thanks -- and thanks for the link to the googledoc!

Fri Oct 21 16:16:52 +0000 2011

You know, I hear that if you were at #2011ASA, you'd be able to pick up a copy of Planned Obsolescence from NYU Press. http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=5008

Fri Oct 21 20:29:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @farman

Hey, thanks for the confirmation, and also for using that chapter! I'd love to hear how it went...

Fri Oct 21 20:31:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @farman

Very cool. Thanks for letting me know!

Fri Oct 21 20:34:27 +0000 2011

RT @cliotropic: Nick Mirzoeff argues that when you tweet or post to FB rather than commenting on a scholar's blog, you're privatizing th ...

Sat Oct 22 04:15:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @emarsh and @believermag

That is amazingly cool.

Sat Oct 22 18:13:17 +0000 2011

I'm a little amazed! RT @emarsh: @kfitz It is nice to see that Jonathan Lethem cites you in this month's @believermag

Sat Oct 22 18:16:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @emarsh

And from my first book, which… well, made a very very small impact. Shall we say.

Sat Oct 22 18:22:40 +0000 2011

I was supposed to be at this LSU-Auburn game, but other obligations intervened. CBS on the big screen is awesome, but it's not the same.

Sat Oct 22 21:56:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @loganpoppy

But you have a hard time getting her out of Tiger Stadium on a Saturday.

Sat Oct 22 21:58:47 +0000 2011

O. M. G.

Sat Oct 22 22:01:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Only 3/4 of them. For LSU, 'Bama remains PE#1, thanks to the Great Traitor, Nick Satan. I mean Saban.

Sun Oct 23 16:50:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Sun Oct 23 16:54:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, but *everybody* except LSU is still interesting.

Sun Oct 23 16:59:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Tulane isn't SEC, though. They've never been seen by LSU as enough of a threat to warrant a real rivalry.

Sun Oct 23 17:13:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, it's not hard to get LSU fans wound up about anybody. But everybody's way more than usually touchy about Bama. Especially now.

Sun Oct 23 17:19:56 +0000 2011

BOS. Up here for a workshop at MSR.

Sun Oct 23 18:43:24 +0000 2011

Yup, it's Boston. The view from my hotel room.

Sun Oct 23 19:19:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @debcha

No kidding!

Sun Oct 23 19:38:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

It's possible I'm just across the river from you!

Sun Oct 23 23:32:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Good for you! Have a good trip back...

Mon Oct 24 00:14:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement

Hey, it could be a whole lot worse. http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/335083

Mon Oct 24 02:03:52 +0000 2011

Morning on the Charles seems not so terrible.

Mon Oct 24 11:08:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @tanyaclement

Ah, I wish I could. I am going to take a good walk, though!

Mon Oct 24 11:29:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

Heh. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mon Oct 24 11:36:43 +0000 2011

At MSR for a workshop on Transforming Scholarly Communication. Spotted @foundhistory a while ago. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/escience2011-scholarly-communications/agenda.aspx

Mon Oct 24 13:08:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Cambridge! But alas, no @zephoria here today.

Mon Oct 24 13:11:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

Lee Dirks is running the workshop; I think Paul Oka is here; a few others to, I suspect...

Mon Oct 24 13:14:36 +0000 2011

Replying to @katecrawford and @nancybaym

Hey, excellent! If I can sneak away, I will.

Mon Oct 24 13:14:53 +0000 2011

Seeing some most awesome projects here at #msrworkshop. I want some of these for the humanities. Plz?

Mon Oct 24 16:54:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @foundhistory

EXACTLY. Or for other values of "published" than "in journals." #msrworkshop

Mon Oct 24 16:56:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @katecrawford

The break I thought I had at 3 did not materialize. I've got a few minutes now & can pop up, or tomorrow...

Mon Oct 24 20:18:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @katecrawford

Ack - headed back in. How about tomorrow around 11? I'll probably have to make it pretty quick, but I'd love to say hi.

Mon Oct 24 20:31:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @katecrawford

Will do!

Mon Oct 24 20:33:21 +0000 2011

Collapsed early last night after a long day of thinking hard at #msrworkshop. Up at 5 to get some work done before going back to it.

Tue Oct 25 09:22:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @mckenziewark

Thanks so much -- and thank you for the kind words on the back cover!

Tue Oct 25 15:59:06 +0000 2011

Reporting out at #msrworkshop. Great stuff - but I wish we'd gotten more of the great things happening outside the sciences into the mix.

Tue Oct 25 17:51:35 +0000 2011

The humanities, for instance, have a lot to contribute around open peer review. See @mediacommons experiments with ShakesQ! #msrworkshop

Tue Oct 25 17:53:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @kikidotca

We're very, very good at that, too.

Tue Oct 25 17:56:17 +0000 2011

RT @foundhistory: my 100 char take away from #msrworkshop: Sciences are way ahead on OA. Humanities are way ahead on reforming institutions.

Tue Oct 25 17:58:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @dean_guy

True; it's overwhelmingly a single-author culture. But we're working to change that! #msrworkshop

Tue Oct 25 18:08:22 +0000 2011

BOS > PHL > SCE. Tomorrow, my Open Access Week talk at Penn State! See you soon, @surlyF and @pmhswe.

Tue Oct 25 20:09:22 +0000 2011

Boarding in PHL for SCE, and not a moment too soon. Ready to get there already!

Wed Oct 26 00:28:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

No, it's a CRJ! I get the fun Dash-8 on the way back tomorrow, though. :-/

Wed Oct 26 00:31:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @BendProf

There is very little like propellers to remind you that we don't live in the future yet.

Wed Oct 26 00:34:50 +0000 2011

A repeat for those who don't follow @BendProf: There is very little like propellers to remind you that we don't live in the future yet.

Wed Oct 26 00:37:04 +0000 2011

Why are conclusions so freaking hard?

Wed Oct 26 13:19:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @ayjay


Wed Oct 26 13:25:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @ayjay

This one is for a talk, and I find myself wanting to just trail off and say "so… what do YOU think?"

Wed Oct 26 13:27:49 +0000 2011

About to begin my Open Access Week talk at the Penn State University Library!

Wed Oct 26 17:59:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @HesterBlum

Yay, you did it!

Wed Oct 26 21:43:27 +0000 2011

Huge thanks to @pmhswe and @surlyF, and their colleagues, for such a great visit to the PSU library!

Wed Oct 26 22:46:21 +0000 2011

Now, SCE > PHL > LGA. And then home, and sleep. And back in the office tomorrow.

Wed Oct 26 22:47:25 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

Oh no! Feel better. :(

Wed Oct 26 22:58:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I was betting you were talking about @verbalboysays! I am zero percent surprised, but super impressed.

Thu Oct 27 00:47:53 +0000 2011

RT @ksmoker: Whenever I see an Awl link that seems worth clicking on, I often find @mariabustillos waiting on the other side http://t.c ...

Thu Oct 27 01:41:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @ncecire and @tcarmody

Indeed. I know several toddlers who would benefit from fancified tutus!

Thu Oct 27 02:15:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @zachwhalen

On this episode of "This Old House," how painting all surfaces a black from which light cannot

Thu Oct 27 02:41:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @fearv

If only there were an actual prize!

Thu Oct 27 03:34:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Jobs clearly not your field? No. A waste of time and $. Places you'd never move to? Probably. An open mind is a good thing.

Thu Oct 27 20:54:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @wragge


Thu Oct 27 23:34:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym and @alicetiara

I was thinking yesterday about Klout's announcement that it has a new, better algorithm. +

Fri Oct 28 14:47:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym and @alicetiara

So now it measures something unfathomable far more sensitively.

Fri Oct 28 14:47:49 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Dude, it's *grilled cheese*. Whatever klout is, grilled cheese has got it.

Fri Oct 28 15:26:38 +0000 2011

Replying to @wpwend42 and @rgfeal

Members can log in at http://www.mlajournals.org and access more recent issues.

Fri Oct 28 16:17:10 +0000 2011

At least I'm not out in this anymore.

Sat Oct 29 18:07:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Yup. It's sloppy down here; I'll hope it's more frozen and less "wintry mix" up your way.

Sat Oct 29 18:12:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @brettbobley

I was asking myself more or less the same thing!

Sat Oct 29 18:15:39 +0000 2011

Okay, winter is a little early. The only appropriate response is to hibernate.

Sat Oct 29 18:25:43 +0000 2011

The terrace of icesomeness.

Sun Oct 30 12:36:48 +0000 2011

Very sorry not to be at #thatcamppub today - but after 10 straight days of reinventing scholarly communication, a day off was in order.

Sun Oct 30 14:31:12 +0000 2011

I'll be following #thatcamp #pub today, though; everybody make it a great one!

Sun Oct 30 14:32:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

I know. Total slacker.

Sun Oct 30 14:32:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @shanakimball

I am so sorry not to get to hang out with you today. Soon, though, I'll hope!

Sun Oct 30 14:33:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @candrews

Wow! You rock - congrats!

Sun Oct 30 15:58:39 +0000 2011

I think my day of rigorously enforced non-work requires me to order in. But deciding what to order feels difficult.

Sun Oct 30 16:00:23 +0000 2011

The no-work rule, incidentally, will have to be relaxed a little this afternoon so I can do laundry.

Sun Oct 30 16:01:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

I know. It's like I can't help myself.

Sun Oct 30 16:06:29 +0000 2011

“@moncia: 3 mtgs on open peer review + white paper inviting comments. Due date: Summer 2012 #thatcamp #pub” //Mellon grant w/ @mediacommons!

Sun Oct 30 21:12:54 +0000 2011

So that laundry thing did not happen. Instead, there was the newspaper, a bunch of crosswords, futzing with my ebook library, & watching tv.

Mon Oct 31 02:57:22 +0000 2011

A successful Sunday all around. I'm only sorry there's only one of them.

Mon Oct 31 02:57:59 +0000 2011

Not to mention better-looking. http://www.businessinsider.com/mac-users-are-more-productive-2011-10

Mon Oct 31 13:12:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Mais bien sûr!

Mon Oct 31 13:29:22 +0000 2011

International Berlin 9 conference on Open Access, Nov 9-10 in Washington DC! http://www.berlin9.org/news/11-1031.shtml

Mon Oct 31 15:05:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @kylebeachy

Hey, thanks! I really appreciate it.

Mon Oct 31 16:04:15 +0000 2011

Replying to @tjdupew

Hey, I'm a little excited, too! \(And thanks\!\)

Mon Oct 31 17:39:20 +0000 2011

Despite an inauspicious start, I am having a Very Good Day today. I don't think it's the caffeine talking, but it might be the treadmill.

Mon Oct 31 19:25:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman and @googlereader


Mon Oct 31 21:23:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwolman

I'd really been giving them the benefit of the doubt. I wanted it to work. I'm now pretty doubtful.

Mon Oct 31 22:20:20 +0000 2011

RT @DLind: GUYS I FIGURED IT OUT. Google Reader just decided to dress up as a newer, crappier site for Halloween. ...Right?

Mon Oct 31 22:20:54 +0000 2011

Okay, I *was* having a Very Good Day, until Google Reader had to go and screw it up.

Tue Nov 01 01:09:34 +0000 2011

Wait: is this a marketing ploy? Next week they'll be all "oops, we didn't realize how much you loved us" & then introduce Greader Classic.

Tue Nov 01 01:13:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @tcarmody

Oh yeah, they'll replace the sugar with corn syrup. And the glass with plastic. But you'll be happy to have it anyway. #greader

Tue Nov 01 02:16:15 +0000 2011

I just ran my hand through my hair & came away with a blonde hair 4x longer than any of mine. How did someone else's hair end up IN MY HAIR?

Tue Nov 01 03:20:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @nancybaym

I didn't even know I had one of those. I should pay more attention.

Tue Nov 01 03:25:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

No less alarming for being entirely true.

Tue Nov 01 03:26:50 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Seriously! I need some blacklights, moody music, and mysterious chemical jargon, stat!

Tue Nov 01 03:28:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Possible; there were many trains and a couple of costumes. There was also the gym, though, which I'm trying not to ponder. *shivers*

Tue Nov 01 03:33:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

What's been done to that song is nothing short -- *puts on sunglasses* -- of a crime. \(YEAHHHHH\!\!\!\)

Tue Nov 01 03:36:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Whew. It occured to me 90 seconds too late that, not knowing your role with those series, that may have been an assholish joke.

Tue Nov 01 03:45:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @JenHoward

This is true. Still mysterious, but true.

Tue Nov 01 03:46:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

That's a relief. Not the bed-crapping music industry part, of course. That part sucks.

Tue Nov 01 03:50:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

That's actually fantastic to hear. Are you guys still reading 2666?

Tue Nov 01 03:55:49 +0000 2011