2011 11 01 tweets

I stalled out somewhere in the middle. I'm hoping to pick it back up again before long.

I would love to. I keep meaning to, in fact!

Big hug to you today, Bethany. You are the best.

Congratulations!

Hey, guess what? Today's $$apparently$$ the day! http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/todays-apparently-the-day/

Hmmm….

Thanks, Shana!

Ooh, nice! That is reasonable; I'm glad to hear it.

Thanks! I hope all's continuing well wherever along the 5 you currently are...

I can't say for sure, but I think @ericzinner was bemused too. Probably simul release is the issue, but… last week wd have been ok.

Very interesting.

Sending you good getting all the things done vibes...

Oh, I totally do, but vibes are like kombucha or sourdough cultures; the more you give away, the more they self-replicate!

I always knew you were a glass-half-full kinda guy. $$PS: happy birthday\!$$

Good point! I probably should have had a big countdown clock on the blog or something. $$Also, thanks\!$$

Hey, thanks for the post!

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much, Dan!

God, I'm so sorry. Here's hoping things start to get back to normal soon.

Replying to @mkirschenbaum, @jenguiliano and @umd_mith

Oh, well then, no sweat. *whistles, rolls eyes*

Actually, it just landed in my inbox, too. Select "Cozy" or "Compact" from the gear menu for reasonable spacing.

Okay, the new Gmail icons? That does *not* look like a garbage can, or a file folder/box, and what on earth does stop sign with a ! mean?

On the other hand, the new Gmail lefthand sidebar? Much improved.

I actually use delete a pretty good bit - too many listservs/ad messages. But this icon makes me sad.

Oh! The small arrow next to "1-10 of X" - you can choose up to 50 items.

I know, right? Which is why I had to tweet it. I was home, alone, where I live with ZERO BLONDES.

Thanks for all the great tweets about the book! Needless to say, I'm thrilled with the reception, if a little bemused by "Media & the Law."

Hey! I'm honored to be your first ebook. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on the experience!

My sister $$getting hitched in NOLA next wknd$$ might be willing to throw hers in as a bonus. Complete with family attendees!

Hey, @NYUpress is giving away a copy of my book! See their feed on how to enter. http://ow.ly/7hS1Z

And excellent tweets they were! :)

You go! $$If only these things actually ended with a real boss battle\.$$

Hey, neat! // RT @clioweb: Oh look, some thing @kfitz wrote arrived in the mail. http://yfrog.com/esaxpyj

They were crucial lines of JavaScript! What I didn't say was that in addition a round of thanks, I owe you a round of drinks!

Good question. Maybe we need to start an grassroots revise-the-form movement.

I would be very happy to, of course.

That is a fair assumption.

Extremely noisy little Halloween parade passing by my quaint Hudson Valley inn. I'm assuming this is a resched from last week this time.

Amplified chainsaws and screams coming from the pretty little gazebo next to the river. #stillhalloweenuphere

HEY. Don't make me reconsider those acknowledgments!

Good grief! What is going on there?

I confess that my stress levels did not allow for watching tonight's game. I am relieved that all seems to have gone well enough without me.

Oh dear. I'm an LSU alum, twice over. I hope this isn't an insurmountable problem. :)

Oh, trust me, I do understand. The Alabama rivalry wouldn't have any teeth at all if it weren't backed by years of bitterness.

I do hope you remembered to stuff that thing with cheese.

Yeesh. I'm really happy you guys have power again, and I hope your refrigerator cleanup isn't too awful.

Thank goodness. By this point you could have lost the refrigerator entirely.

That's fantastic, Dave; congrats! $$The CP finish is really tough, way more so than it looks on paper\.$$

That's strange. Something running in the background that keeps trying to access a network?

Aha. My iCloud use has been pretty minimal, so I haven't had any issues. Glad to know a fix is forthcoming!

Okay, now that's just wrong.

Dead Letter Office: chapbook-style publication of "work that either has 'gone nowhere' or will likely go nowhere" http://punctumbooks.com/blog/dead-letter-office-a-new-imprint-from-punctum-books-and-babel-working-group/

For whatever reason, bit.ly is refusing to resolve that URL. And I'm dying to know what app you're linking to! A hint, please? :)

Never mind -- bit.ly has apparently come back up!

I'm really sorry. Not a happy time in your corner of the universe.

Yay!

I have seen *more* pigeon-toed girls in heels in the last two days. What is up with the feet of the young women of America? #noreally

That is exactly what it looks like.

By the by, I finished season 2 of Sports Night last night, and there is no more. I am sad. Just as sad as I was the first time around.

Peter Krause? Josh Charles? Felicity Huffman? Together again? I'd kickstarter that.

Only if Schlamme comes too.

On the 7am Acela to DC for the Berlin 9 Open Access conference. Excitement is almost enough to overcome exhaustion! http://www.berlin9.org/

Hey there! I'll let you know if a gap in my schedule appears, but it seems pretty doubtful, alas. Next time I'll plan ahead!

Sadly, no - but happily, flying out Thursday afternoon for my sister's wedding in NOLA!

Spam comments? Or spam posts? I think I had the network set such that registration was open but only allowed commenting.

I suspect it's partially the shoe-done damage and partially some internalized notion of waifish femininity.

I've got Akismet, and for a while, I resorted to a CAPTCHA, but everybody hated it. Now first-time comments go to moderation.

My CP is running in a multi-site install; it can be set up to allow anybody to create a blog.

Also, registration can be set to give higher than default privileges $$which would be dumb, but you never know$$.

Indeed! Are you in the policy pre-con? Or the infrastructure one?

Hello from the policy discussion at the JHU building!

Hey, I'm glad I'll get a chance to see you tomorrow!

"None of our work is complete until it's accessible to the whole community." --Robert Tijan #berlin9

Schutz: HHMI working on "creating a policy and funding environment that enables publishers to change their business model" to OA. #berlin9

OA for the public good: makes research more effective, facilitates innovation, supports education, encourages new publishing forms. #berlin9

Schutz: All stakeholders in research process $$researchers, institutions, publishers$$ must work together if OA is to succeed. #berlin9

Amen. #berlin9 #notrepository

It's been pretty amazing so far. I hope all's well with you!

Hey, would you mind getting some shit done for me while you're at it?

I just figured that if you were really getting it done, you might share the wealth a bit.

I think I got it from Gilmore Girls.

"…the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status"? Oh, okay.

RT @dancohen: Registration now open for the HASTAC V conference, on digital scholarly communication: http://bit.ly/vVwmdU //Wish I could go!

Whoops. I will send you good getting stuff done vibes, even if you're not doing my stuff.

RT @atmire: Read, join in & share public #berlin9 conference notes http://bit.ly/vlZhzT #fb #openaccess

RT @jmclenna: Support for the Berlin Declaration on #openaccess grows in North America. Celebrating at #berlin9. http://bit.ly/uyRZJF

.@brettbobley The question $$esp in the humanities$$ then becomes how to fund pub costs for self-funded research. #berlin9

Absolutely. Lightweight indie publishing model, perhaps w scholarly orgs as aggregators/validators. #berlin9

If they have to be in print, absolutely; but I've got better solutions than Lulu online! #berlin9

My sense of @cameronneylon's point was exactly that printing is cheap; get rid of the rest of the apparatus. #berlin9

Zombies do explain a whole lot.

Which is pretty amazing!

“@brettbobley: First day of #berlin9 is over. Tomorrow, @kfitz will bring the humanities thunder.” // Oh yes. The thunder will be brought.

Aw man. And I was really happy to be in a Hyatt in Bethesda. But now you've got me thinking about Berlin...

The words were no kinder than they ought to have been; you were fantastic. #berlin9

Though open science projects tend to be funded at a level 100s of times that of open humanities projects, and there's + #berlin9

an assumption on the part of funders that science labs will return for more funding; not so in hum labs. #berlin9

Good point.

Replying to @surlyF, @reporat and @dancohen

And not a moment too soon.

Muñoz: libraries can help by doubling-down on open publishing experiments like @MediaCommons, @PressForward, @M_Publishing, etc. #berlin9

I think it's available at both B&N for Nook & at Google Books for... whatever!

Open Peer Review: New Rule. $$Grrrr\.$$ http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/open-peer-review-new-rule/

Merci. I thought you might have thing or two to say.

Got upgraded on my @Continental flight. The former CEO is sitting right in front of me. I wonder how many frequent flyer miles he has.

Fantastic to see you, too, and sorry not to have gotten to wave goodbye in person. I'll look forward to more soon.

It was great to see you too - and thanks!

RT @surlyF: Next year's #berlin9 meeting, also known as #berlin10, will focus on universal access to knowledge as a human right.

Congrats, Brian!

Sure - DM me a number?

Oh, wow - all my best to @msbonn!

On my way home from a fantastic and exhausting weekend in NOLA. Could really use a day between Sunday and Monday. Any chance of that?

Really, really need to get some work done on this flight, but way too tired to do so. Hereby forgiving myself for reading a novel instead.

I'm glad that's the report you're getting - I thought it was fabulous. Three amazing speakers!

I love the way you think!

Brain cells need freeing. Quite srsly.

Me too! It was a great conference overall, but the humanities folks really showed how OA can help change institutions.

I'm not home yet! Hours to go before I reach the kittehs.

Thanks! I'll hope not to need it - lots to do tomorrow.

A short flight, a long flight, and a tour of Manhattan thanks to an idiot cab driver later, and I'm home. Finally.

Yeah, it's astonishing how much more productive I can be when I manage to get upgraded. :)

Congratulations!

At #cunydhi hearing @subsublibrary discuss the history of if:book projects and experiments in networked reading and writing.

God, what a day to have been offline.

Kickstarter: Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act. http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/stop-the-stop-online-piracy-act

If I could tell you the number of times desk agents asked me for a passport when I checked in to fly home.

PS: Are you speaking at Cal Poly Pomona? Or Pomona College?

Dude. I am SO sorry not to be there!

Excellent! If you want killer hills, I highly recommend the Claremont Hills Wilderness Trail. But the street running is fab.

Yeah, streets there will be best. Have a good one!

PS: Is this a Pomona Student Union talk? If so, tell my students I said hi.

"All" is a slight exaggeration. But yeah, it's a problem there this year.

RT @MLAnews: Read MLA Exec Council statement on student debt, with comments by Pres Berman: http://www.mla.org/new_from_mla/news_summary#t504 @occupymla

Hey, there's a thing! On the Times Higher Education site! http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418126&c=1

Thanks! I'm pretty fired up, needless to say. Congrats to your wife - I hope the celebration continues.

@wynkenhimself @nowviskie Thanks for the tweets! I'm excited, as you might guess.

I don't hate the new Gmail iOS app anywhere near as much as Lifehacker wants me to.

"It's Fitzpatricks all the way down" may be my favorite sentence this month.

I'm chiming in from 6 hours behind to say no, that one was definitely not me.

So massively sorry I missed @mckenziewark and #whatif live 6 hours ago. Go read the stream if you haven't. #ows

I do love LSU football. But this kind of game makes me a little sad.

MSY > EWR. And then 12 blissful days with no travel. Looking forward to experiencing my life in person.

Oh, that'll be fun!

Home, after a quite productive plane ride. Now a quick spot of cleaning, a quick load of laundry, and some Sunday evening laziness.

Hey, yay you! And all good thoughts for the 8yo.

RT @timeshighered: Our book of the week: Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy http://bit.ly/vZ3bpq

Thanks for posting - it's very exciting!

Fantastic! Thank you so much - I'll look forward to hearing more.

I always knew you were powerful.

My work here is done.

RT @cunycommons: The CUNY Academic Commons Announces The Commons in a Box Project http://bit.ly/serdEh

RT @patrick_mj: RT @jmcclurken Last line from the review of my book: "Historians would do well to follow McClurken’s model." // GO JEFF!!

That. Is. Awesome. $$Thank you\!$$

Oh man, and the irony of that last sentence. I guess I didn't account for e-ink, did I?

I knew the press had failed to consider all the marketing options!

Fantastic; thanks!

Oh, no! I'm glad you're okay.

Thanksgiving was day 1 of this 4 day weekend. LSU has won on day 2. It's nice having my major obligations behind me already!

Good grief, I've even done laundry and gone grocery shopping already. I've got two days in which *anything* could happen!

I discovered earlier today that there are g r o c e r y spam bots. Three of them. In dialogue with one another. Sigh.

A very good question. But apparently they know how to get discounts.

Oh, amazing. My late-2008 i Mac had gotten crazy slow lately. Spotted MacFUSE in system prefs & wondered, what's that doing there? +

Slowing my computer down ridiculously, is apparently what. -

Nope. There was apparently an incompatibility between MacFUSE and Lion that poured molasses over the processors.

It's apparently a file system manager used by things like Parallels. http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

That is next on the agenda, if things slow down again. In the meantime, a good weeding & OnyXing.

My sense is that Parallels may reinstall it, but I'm not sure.

I'm an outlier in this. I've been using Sparrow, which treats Gmail labels as labels, not folders. Vastly preferable.

What happens during the summer, though?

RT @nickmirzoeff: Check out "Occupy the Everyday" on The New Everyday, now w/pieces on UC Davis & Occupy Philadelphia http://fb.me/17RBXcZ53

Shoot, I would really like a tool-free conference call. Would be a big improvement!

That's actually kind of awesome.

I know I will eat these words come February. But I've had it up to here with 65 degree weather.

I bet that's been exciting.

I think there's a business model in that! I've just got to figure out stage 2, and then... Profit!

wow. It sure is... detailed.

I'd probably love it more if I hadn't retired the summer wardrobe.

Uh, no?

I hope it works. Amazing that that policy has accreted since 1983!

It's almost December. I'm ready for some sustained crispness already. I went to the gym at lunch today in my shirtsleeves!

I do think I've heard something to that effect.

That is Not Right.

The motto of many an institution: We Have Never Done It That Way Before.

And still I stayed! Bring it, winter.

Okay, if we're talking spring, I agree. But this sort of half-assed fall is irritating me.

RT @jbj: This morning @ProfHacker, I looked at "Blogging, Extinction, and Sustainability" http://j.mp/w3vyrS

Re: that Holbo post… there's a comment from one "KF" that makes me feel reallllllly old.

In fact, that comment led Holbo to ask me to guest-post, and that post got me an email from the folks at if:book. It all started there.

Crazy. I think there are a number of PO posts that pre-date that comment, but the audience for them was way smaller.

I will confess that there's something a little heartbreaking in the notion that six years have passed and the comment still holds.

Off the top of my head, no - but somebody told me today that the workshop & waiting list were both full!

The nonteaching job search one. She tried to register & was foiled. $$But was very excited to see all the interest\!$$

I wish I could tell you the number of times I've done that moving between desktop and laptop. CTRL-C; CTRL-V…CTRL-V… #darnit.

At the risk of self-promotion: a review of Planned Obsolescence from the Creative Research Center at Montclair State. https://blogs.montclair.edu/crdirector/2011/11/29/kathleen-fitzpatricks-essential-new-book-planned-obsolescence-publishing-technology-and-the-future-of-the-academy-the-crc-december-2011-spotlight-review-by-neil-baldwin/

That's awfully kind; thanks so much!

MT @rgfeal: The #MLA feels so strongly abt research and analysis bc it busts myths. This is what we know and believe: http://www.mla.org/pdf/awak_issuebrief09.pdf