# 2012 03 01 tweets

Oh no! I'm so sorry. I hope she's not hurting too much.

SIGH.

Does that position come with a golden parachute?

You go!

If you're a NYer subscriber & have access to the archives, you might be interested in reading this C. Trillin bit: http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1977-03-07#folio=084 [+]

If you do read it, just keep saying to yourself: "1977. 1977. 1977." [-]

Fascinating, isn't it? And the bit about blaming the New Critics, in the same way the turn to "theory" sometimes gets blamed...

Argh. I want to be able to pry it out from behind the paywall, but cannot figure out a way. But yes, pretty cover.

But wait: do you subscribe to the print edition? If so, you can get archive access...

Huh. I went to look at my history and got a nice button telling me I could turn web history on. A little surprised.

I'm not even sure I knew that turning it on was a thing; I think I just assumed that they were recording it regardless.

RT @mscecire: Renewing my MLA membership, I thought about how thx to @rgfeal @kfitz and others on Twitter it's now a regular part of my day.

Most awesome. Thank you!

Replying to @phdaisy, @briancroxall and @mkgold

I'm pretty proud to have my own LOL, I will admit. And yay for renewing your MLA membership!

Oh, I'm so sorry, Erin!

RT @atrubek: Once more with context: The Unfinished Fight Against Contraception. by Louise G. Trubek $$a ka my mom$$: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/opinion/contraception-war-goes-on.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

So awesome. Congrats to you and your mom!

Woo hoo!

Oh no! I send you good getting home vibes...

One step at a time, my friend; one step at a time.

Does this apply only to other schools' MS programs, or is intramural bone-breaking - taking out the English dept - rewarded too?

Hey, who's this "y'all" you're talking about? I got kicked out of an English dept. Maybe I could use help settling the score.

By, perhaps, planning their obsolescence? I'd never do anything like that.

Awesome!

Excellent. I'm sorry I won't get to see it in person for a bit!

You would look fantastic in a super-short cut. I loved min, but it kinda ran its course. I'm happy to have a little more now.

@rgfeal Love the hiking pic!

Okay, try unplugging the device, count to ten, and then plug it back in. I'll wait. $$sigh$$

Smiling hiker trumps awesome hair, it's true. Both in one pic would win.

Replying to @JenHoward, @wynkenhimself and @jcmeloni

The container store brings out the best/worst in my Leo/Virgo cuspiness: aggressive organization.

BUDGETS.

Woohoo! Congrats, Bethany!

RT @jmittell: Follow my next book! RT @ComplexTV: Serialized prepublication of Complex TV will be launching in late-March! Read at http: ...

Huge congrats - I'm sure it'll cut a bunch out of your commute!

I want a task manager that can distinguish between a deadline and a date I plan to take on a task. Missing one should result in red flags. +

The other should just result in the task being rolled forward to the next day's priority list.

Yeah, me too. I'm not saying I won't *want* one; it's a  issue. The Apple TV price point is low enough to be no problem.

Looking forward to watching this open peer review project develop: http://www.peerevaluation.org/.

They mean "science" in the European sense $$"research"$$, not the US sense.

Yeah, I really want something way lighter weight than that. I'm using Wunderlist right now, which I like in most other ways.

Replying to @mmwwah, @jeffreyjcohen and @rgfeal

You haven't heard about my subtitle?

Replying to @jeffreyjcohen, @mmwwah and @rgfeal

True. But both jobs are all about sharing, so I'm happy to spread the wealth. Open dissemination- of bubbles!

Apple. Peanut butter. Whiskey. Pelecanos novel. Bed. What more could I want?

Okay, it isn't *that* kind of exciting, true.

Except the Pelecanos is on my iPad. Oh well - it's a 2, and tomorrow is the big day. Blend away!

I'm experimenting with keeping Messages open, but just about the only person who ever IMs me is my partner.

IM is usu more synchronous than DM & it's a more private channel, so mis-posting is harder $$tho not impossible$$.

My one complaint about the Messages beta for IM/SMS management is that I'd like the "buddies" list accessible from the main window.

Not to mention that video chat requires launching FaceTime, so you can only use it with folks signed on with an Apple id.

Hey, thanks!

RT @LovKatarina: Inspired by @Infodocs and @kfitz https://intechweb.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/redefining-authority-in-authorship-future-of-text-is-more-than-text/ // A nifty bit of the afterlife of a talk I gave at Duke last year.

I'm headed to SPARC OA in KCMO next week; any of you folks going to be there?

Hey, thanks! If I find myself at loose ends, I'll let you know.

Excellent!

I'm looking forward to the visit as well!

In case I haven't mentioned it recently: @zotero rocks. Thanks, @chnm.

One begins to think that the persona has got to be an extremely protracted piece of performance art.

I'm revising a talk into an article. Most of the work is replacing claims that "people say" stuff with actual examples of people saying it.

Any indication of whether the new Apple TV interface is coming to existing devices as an update?

Hey! I might know of a book about that phenomenon! http://www.amazon.com/Anxiety-Obsolescence-American-Novel-Television/dp/0826515207/

My talks also have lots of the passive-voice version $$"arguments have been made"$$.

It'll dictate what you have to say? Sorta like Cyrano de Bergerac?

Cool; thanks!

Woo-hoo!!! Congrats, prof!

Neither do I! Turns a one-step process into three: duplicate, rename, move to new location. Grrrr.

Long day. Much work. Crucial meetings. Gave talk. Now a late dinner before collapsing.

#crappyevals "I don't think she really understood the essays we read. All she did was tear them down."

Ooh, I got that one a lot, even in good evils. #crappyevals

Ha!

RT @ernestopriego: Este día internacional de la mujer lee mi traducción del discurso de @kfitz,http://humanidadesdigitales.net/blog/?p=205 @Red_HD #IWD

One of these things is not like the other...!

Congrats to her! Such great news.

Cool - will love to hear your thoughts when the time comes.

Congratulations, Molly!!! Fabulous news!

Did I really just repair my dishwasher myself by watching a video on YouTube and then following its instructions? Why, yes. Yes I did.

Indeed!

No kidding. It turns out it was a pretty simple problem, but I'd never have attempted it myself without YouTube.

I'm thinking there might be something in that idea!

There's been a really annoying beeping noise coming from the building next door for about 15 mins. Just now: sirens stopping next door. #hmm

And this was after the building maintenance guy had declared defeat. #hearmeroar

Annoying beeping noise stopped. Thanks siren guys!

Weird thing: Gmail in Chrome on MBAir has intermittent font rendering issue. Helvetica becomes faintly pixelated. Never happens on desktop.

Exactly! It's subtle, but the usual Helvetica looks just a hair more like an old-skool Apple font: slightly taller & thinner.

Today the airport fed my misanthropy. Slow lines of demanding people. Loud cell phone talkers. Screaming children. Rude agents. *breathe*

Weirdly, my inbox seems to have filled up with documents. I wonder what happened.

I am NOT having a good arrival.

Holy crap - the 8yo wound up in the crossfire? Or did the nose-bloodying trigger the swing at you?

Good grief. I hope he's okay - and that you are, too!

Breakfast at SPARC OA. Very excited about today's program. If you're here, please be sure to say hi! #sparc2012

Wait- while you're there? Does that mean you're not here? Do I continue to fail to find myself in the same room as you? #sparc2012

It was great meeting you, too - though it would have been better had a made a less grouchy first impression!

Ah, well. Another time!

Absolutely brilliant keynote from @wilbanks here at #sparc2012. Lots to absorb in thinking about how to move to OA publishing models.

But the gubermint is takin our properteeez! #sparc2012

RT @nowviskie: Excited about @kfitz's "Planned Obsolescence" talk at @ScholarsLab on Thursday! @sivavaid is her respondent. http://t.co/ ...

I will! I'm sorry I won't see you, but hope all is going fabulously.

Surely I'll be there again someday….

RT @brettbobley: Hi #sparc2012. Note that NEH's Office of Digital Humanities also requires data management plan (humanities: we do resea ...

Oh, god, how awful. I'm so sorry!

It's not that we didn't consider it! We have to stay consistent with the rules of the 7th ed. +

But stay tuned: revisions are in the works.

URLs are not required for any resource in the 7th ed -- UNLESS it's necessary for your purposes!

Same principle applies here. Style is flexible: include the URL if it matters. $$Ahem\.$$

How do I cite an e-book? http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_an_ebook

Trust me, this has been debated since the 7th ed came out; you are not alone. Again, revision TK.

No, of course: I just meant that "include the URL if it matters for your purposes" applies to twitter citations as well.

Sorry, missed this before. The Handbook is aimed at scholars, instructors, and students at varying levels, all of whom +

have different needs. Some scholars may always need URLs, but others may not. And some instructors may want URLs, but +

others may not. Moreover, at the time of the 7th ed, most of the URLs from the 6th ed were dead; it seemed to the authors +

at the time that URLs weren't fully useful. The response from scholars $$me included$$ was fairly negative. We've considered, +

and are working on revisions. More TK.

I think that makes me Alec Guinness. *ponders*

I'll take that.

I'm still here!

Email me! Your thoughts would be useful for our considerations.

Wow. In exchange for…?

Woo hoo!

As that particular benefit has already been reaped, one wonders what they'll do if/when you say no. Unpublish/deprivilege it?

Sorry to have missed your departure! It was great meeting you; I'll look forward to talking more.

Thank goodness I got 9 hours of sleep last night. Because it appears I'm getting none tonight. Not for lack of trying, mind. #grumble

You said it. #grrr

Managed something just shy of 3 hours of sleep. Have made it to the airport, however, early and more or less ready to go. UVa, here I come!

I'm positive it will be fun! Really looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the crew.

I approve heartily of both of those plans.

RT @hjoseph: Open Access can support innovation and generate faster translation of research into practice - http://tinyurl.com/7rc7gol #openaccess

Well, as the joke goes, there's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that Planned Obsolescence got reviewed in TLS!

I'll leave you to figure out the bad news for yourselves.

It was sent to me as a scan, so I have no idea if it's online. Which may be just as well.

Truly.

Will do!

Thank you. I really appreciate the perspective.

I hope so. There's a bit of "offa my lawn" in it, but I fear not enough to make anyone say "now this I gotta read."

Heh. Not yet, at least - my suitcase is still in my possession!

Ha! He also seems profoundly unconcerned with issues of preservation.

Right. I was thinking "as opposed to…?"

It's something when one becomes nostalgic for Stanley Fish's in-depth analysis.

Hey, very exciting - looking forward to it!

Awesome dinner with @nowviskie and the fabulous @scholarslab crew. Looking forward to tomorrow's talk and meeting the @PraxisProgram folks!

Ha. I will prepare accordingly!

Hey, I forgot both of you are going to be there! We must meet up and plot. Something.

That's what I'm saying. Also, my workshop comes complete with the disembodied presence of Jason "Headroom" Mittell.

Me too! Thanks for the company - I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

@nancybaym Have been thinking about you & your house all evening. Just flew in & out of KCI and was remembering last year's fabulous visit!

@nancybaym I missed getting to say hi, but you have to admit the weather was a bit better, this time around. :)

I will hope that it stays that way, and that the transition east goes smoothly. I'll look forward to having you nearby!

Trust me when I say I understand. Moving is excruciating, even when headed toward a super-exciting destination.

Ugh; that's especially hard...

I will very much look forward to that!

My own personal bacon has been saved by that feature on at least two occasions.

Yup. I keep hoping Sparrow will find a way to implement it.

My favorite example? The time I replied-all just before realizing that it was to a message on which I'd been bcc'd. Undo!

Which actually raises another potential feature: the "hey, stupid, you were bcc'd" reply-all block.

About to get started here at @scholarslab. What a great visit!

That sounds ominous.

My catsitter is so totally fired. Anybody with Manhattan catsitting recommendations should please let me know.

Well, there's the suspiciously large amount of food my cats currently have in their bowls, though there isn't extra food missing.

But the real thing? My shower has been recently used. AS HAS MY TOWEL.

Cats appear fine. I, however, am displeased.

Problem 1: a suspiciously large amount of food in their bowls, despite not a lot of food used, which makes me wonder how often she came.

But problem 2: my shower has been very recently used. As has my towel.

I'd be fine with the shower part, if there were a note of explanation. The towel part, not so much.

First thing I thought, I swear to god. I may not sleep tonight. **shudder**

Yeah, that's probably a little far.

Cats are fine. I'm the only one skeeved.

They never tell me anything. Secretive little things.

First thing I thought.

Wine/whiskey appear to be intact. Tequila, I can't be sure of.

They do seem to have salt on their whiskers...

Oh, wait; I thought you were responding to the missing tequila issue.

They don't appear to be. But they're behaving suspiciously.

I've got a few leads, so I think I'm covered for the moment - but thanks!

Oh, man. I'm glad they're okay!

Thanks! I think I'm set for now, but will ask you again if something comes up.

Book 1 has lots of cyborgs. Book 2 has more zombies. The change means something, I think. $$Glad you're enjoying it so far\!$$

Absolutely gorgeous day, spent reading and drinking coffee and pondering a new talk. Feeling rested and organized and productive.

It must be the coffee.

Their feeding schedule was way off, so it took them a bit to get back to routine, but both are happily napping in the sun now!

Italian roast from a dominant chain, purchased in bulk from a large online retailer. It's the press pot that's the key.

Nice tip - thanks!

I'm pretty thrilled about it myself!

It's an unbelievably gorgeous afternoon out here on the terrace.

My kitties and I appreciate that more than I can say!

Chickpea and spinach soup, with pine nuts and golden raisins, over brown rice. Awesome *and* virtuous.

OOH. Okay, that goes on the list for next time.

Hey, cool. Via @Crepuscularsofa: "brand new bio of J K Toole by Cory MacLaughlan... http://corymaclauchlin.com/news-and-updates/"

Really? My office address is here: http://www.mla.org/contact. I will defer to your recommendation - with thanks!

I'll do that! It's from Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian - the spinach variation on the basic chickpea soup.

Woo-hoo!

Okay, bizarre: my 20th c Australian alter ego apparently got an odd mention in the TLS on March 9 also. March 9, 1951. http://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/kathleen-fitzpatrick-and-jessie-webb/

Perhaps every half-century, reviewers look for a Kathleen Fitzpatrick to smack down?

"Why doesn’t one, at one’s advanced age, and in view of not being inexperienced in the art of being slapped, why doesn’t one cease to mind?"

Hey @digitalcampus: just listened to the post recent edition. You know the language of the Marquette license for faculty work is the same +

$$cont$$ @digitalcampus as many institutional OA mandates? Food for thought.

@digitalcampus s/post/most

3 male professors? Please tell me this was 3 male professors. Otherwise my head may explode. $$I mean, it is anyway, but…$$

Good grief. I'm right there with you.

Replying to @triproftri, @rgfeal and @bendprof

Kathy, that's terrifying. I'm glad to know you're okay!

what @wynkenhimself said.

I'm in! I get there tomorrow afternoon.

Woo-hoo! Congrats!

I have to say, I'm not thrilled to see the official HASTAC account helping to perpetuate such an outdated vision of the MLA.

The fall is booking fast, though I may have some room. Email me, okay?

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @braillesc and @umd_mith

Fabulous! Congrats, all!

Congrats, all!

Congrats, Natalie - sounds like a fantastic project!

#scms12: I have arriven. Now to find some chowder or a lobster roll. More after lunch.

Thank you! Godness knows I could use it.

Dodged, nothing. He'd have dared the NFL to punish him & called out the hypocrisy of pretending the game is played any other way.

At least Karen Wright is!

True. And placed odds on him in Vegas.

Replying to @captain_primate, @nehgov and @matrix_msu

Woo hoo! Congrats!

Replying to @nypl_labs, @neh_odh and @nyplmaps

Fantastic news; congrats!

That is *most* awesome!

Most awesome. // “@triproftri: just heard that Planned Obsolescence is making its way thru Assoc VPs at my univ!!”

#scms12 folks: if you're interested in joining us, @samplereality and I are at the bar $$"The Bar"$$ in the Taj Boston hotel.

Did I really just tap play on a YouTube video on my laptop screen with my finger, twice, wondering why it wasn't working? Yes. Yes I did.

Oh no! I'm so sorry!

And of course the universal gesture for miming "paging through a book" is now a stabbing motion.

Maybe stick a pencil through the sprocket and rewind it just a little?

Sorry, no pix. But I think @samplereality saves his best shirts for you and @briancroxall anyhow.

No, I'm in Pairings, the bar in the conf hotel. Come join me!

Yikes! Was, is, hopefully will be! #nitle

They might also consider moving that small panel to a room within a five minute walk from the original location.

Mildly weirded out by the bizarre combo of high school auditorium and faux opera house $$including box seats$$ in this hotel ballroom. #scms12

It's a ballitorium.

Whoa. I'd missed that.

The Phantom of the Ballitorium?

It's like the set for the high school musical version of The Shining.

My people will talk to your people.

Woo hoo! $$Of course the first thing I notice in that passage is a MASSIVE grammatical error\. How did that get past my copyeditor?\!$$

There is that.

Best. Thing. Ever. RT @sleonchnm: For you Friday Night Lights loving academics: Academic Coach Taylor http://bit.ly/wQjfva

A friend of mine is reading Planned Obsolescence. He tweets a link to a cool Kindle-shared passage. What's the first thing I see? +

A *glaring* grammatical error. How did that get past both me and my awesome copyeditor??? https://kindle.amazon.com/post/FXTCW6FLJDCL

I suppose so. When I got my first book in the mail I opened it, scanned the first page, and saw a sentence I should have revised.

Weirdly, that makes me feel better, too.

Conceivably! My book should be in the exhibit today; I'll go check the hard copy. I'm not optimistic about it, though.

THAT IS ALL I'M SAYING. I feel completely ripped off. If I wanted to be winterless, I could be in SoCal.

Trust me, after 13 years, I know. All that stupid warmth and sunshine made a lover of winter out of me!

Congrats, all! RT @scholarslab: Welcoming @katinalynn to the Scholars' Lab and @PraxisProgram family! Go, team SCI! http://is.gd/HeYjwd

Workshop on the profession in transition at #scms12, led off by @miriamkp on graduate training and @ddchamberlain on the postdoc.

Amen. // RT @miriamkp: God bless Patrice Petro for saying that there is intellectual labor in many kinds of jobs, not just faculty. #scms12

Beginning session on Code Studies and Videogames, being introduced by @zachwhalen.

Beginning session on Code Studies and Videogames, being introduced by @zachwhalen. $$This time with hashtag: \#scms12\.$$

Fantastic! Congrats, Cliff. RT @tmcphers: Congrats to Cliff Lynch on winning the 2012 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award http://bit.ly/GMk1P9

Sheila Murphy describing the fetishization of code as part of a "zombie-like" return of the fixation on textuality. #scms12

Now @samplereality reading JFK Reloaded; relationships to documentary, forensics, declares connection to operational reality. #scms12

#scms12 @samplereality Reading code comments can help us avoid Montfort's "screen essentialism" in new media studies.

Shoot, but those are some awfully cute cats. Thanks for the pix!

@zachwhalen, if I'm remembering correctly. #scms12

Replying to @samplereality, @mkirschenbaum and @jmittell

Whoops. I had a 50-50 chance of being right. See how that turned out.

That would be great. Other than my panel at 5 tomorrow, I'm pretty flexible, so let's find time!

Absolutely! I'll look forward to it.

Hey, I hope you're feeling better!

No kidding. It's the getting from *here* to *there* that blows.

That is certainly one way of putting it! #scms12

Getting started with Collective Scholarship in Digital Contexts. #scms12

Wow: @jmittell publishing the first chapters of his book online while we watch: http://tinyurl.com/complextv

Very sorry you're not here; you would dig it! #scms12

It is interesting; it's a factor of the kinds of work we happen to do. A voice for data/archives would add a lot. #scms12

Replying to @ddchamberlain, @tmcphers and @d_kompare

Indeed! @IMR has relied heavily on #criticalcommons for its sustainability.

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @vaguery and @rgfeal

Somebody would love to have those OCR'd! (And marked up, too.\$

MT @CaseyBrienza: My review of @kfitz's PlannedObs for Publ Research Q http://www.springerlink.com/content/k3530231243w2v25/ // A thoughtful critical assessment - thank you!

I know, right? For a two page book review.

I have a friend who had to hire a company that specializes in taking sofas apart & rebuilding them. Let me know if you need...

RT @jmittell: ICYMI: I've posted the first chapters of @ComplexTV for feedback at http://bit.ly/gcw5hc - please read, share & comment!

I hope it won't, too. You'd never know their sofa had been taken apart, though; it's pretty amazing.

Nope! Deadline is 1 April. Propose away! #mla13

Wow, and positively! Thanks for pointing this out.

This may be an AZERTY keyboard problem; have you tried forwarding the msg to your address except with a Z?

Good question. Might be easier for her to remember that the A is in the wrong place. AZERTY is the French standard kbd, btw.

Dude. I sometimes feel like my projects are talking to me, but this would really freak me out.

I have written a thing today that, if I can get it approved, I will have accomplished something serious. #vaguetweet

I most certainly hope you do/will!

Congrats!

Hooray! I can't wait to see what happens next!

I have just received a MOST AMAZING package! I so look forward to testing it out. Thank you!

Seriously, I'm looking at them. Trying to decide how up-market I want to go for a first foray...

Did you get an answer to your Handbook login Q? Start on main MLA site & under Members click "Use the MLA Handbook website."

The changes may be dizzying but will certainly be super-productive. I'll look forward to comparing notes with you!

I'm afraid to look. By "interesting" do you mean "adds useful insight" or "makes your head explode"?

Okay, that's what I was hoping for, but didn't want to click expecting that and instead get "what a bunch of whiners."

"It's just like that guy said in that newspaper on Sunday!"

RT @mediacommons: Come participate in the peer-to-peer review of Jason Mittell's Complex Television, at MediaCommons Press! http://t.co/ ...

I was tempted by the super cute 11, too, but went with the 13 for the screen real estate - has the resolution of the 15" MBP.

Very cool! Alas, I won't be able to be there, but will hope to hear about how it goes. I hope there's good tweeting!

I won't be able to, alas; I'm stuck in a meeting all day and won't be able to get clear.

Okay, great. Now I'm going to have "C Is For Cookie" in my head for the rest of the night. $$"That's good enough for me\!"$$

Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C. $$Da da da da da da da…$$

Actually kfitz47 at gmail is best. Thanks!

Congratulations!!!

Congrats!

Oh, dear. This can't end well.

I'm so sorry, John. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Aw, man. I can't figure out why you didn't decide to get together in NYC instead.

Afraid I probably wouldn't make it on time, even if I took the Acela. Have fun, though!

My home iMac has just crossed the 3-year threshold & is slowing down a lot, despite Activity Monitor suggesting that everything's fine.

Mine has similar lags at odd moments, and I can't figure out what's causing them.

In my case it might be Chrome. But the planned obsolescence factor makes me crazy. Is Apple just trying to tell me it's time?

Replying to @DrGnosis, @fraistat and @libskrat

Phew!

*sigh* And this is after I did a major wipe & reinstall a month or so ago. The creeping slow is creeping back.

There will be lots. #mla13

Scorsese says it's his most violent film.