# 2012 04 01 tweets

Best to use the "general" category for now. But there's a large scale review underway! #MLA13

Did you? I missed it somehow. And here I was being sad not to have heard from Stanley today.

Hey, I have a handwritten note. Handwritten by... someone.

@nowviskie Sadly, no Fish caught in my of my filters, at least that I've uncovered so far.

I can only imagine! I've enjoyed watching everyone uncover their comments; that and Catblock have made my day.

Enjoy them! I will continue sending good transitional vibes.

I'm so sorry: what a horrible weekend. Here's hoping things take a serious turn for the better. Immediately.

Oh, man. L'As du Falafel is The. Best. Ever. #jealousy

We ate at Le Komptoir a lot a couple of summers ago - Rue Quincampoix & Rue de la Reynie, near the Pompidou. +

We also had a favorite pizza/pasta place that I cannot find for the life of me. Something like Pizza San Antonio.

I've started watching Revenge. I'm 4 episodes in & am mostly enjoying it. Except for one impossible thing. Not that no one recognizes her. +

Not the lifestyles of the 1%. But that that dog is supposed to be 18 years old. Really.

It's got some interesting points. Hard to say right now whether it'll hold up, but people whose taste I trust are into it.

The ebook is free from UChicago P this month!

RT @MLAnews: What can you do with our XML? Take up the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge! http://www.mla.org/nvs_challenge

Hey, congrats! $$On the progressive shortening of letters, remind me to tell you the parable of the keys\.$$

Freelancing for Academics, with @atrubek: http://annetrubek.com/2012/04/freelancing-101-for-academics/ $$Looks awesome\!$$

Aw, thanks! I'm happy to get the opportunity to do such fun stuff.

Just got my author copy. Really looking forward to digging in.

$$Will confess to finding it the teeeeniest bit funny that my essay on empathy immediately follows remarks from He Who Shall Not Be Named\.$$

The before-the-colon part is "Infinite Summer."

Excellent!

The tyranny of the month-by-month calendar! Where is our celebration of the week view?

Monthers lack the deep perspective to create functional and productive schedules. It's no wonder they create conflicting events.

That your "months" are highly irregular, while weeks have a lovely symmetricality, might be read as a metaphor for your "movement."

Thanks, LGA terminal C, for the totally overpriced but pretty tasty glass of wine. There's something to be said for not flying Continental.

I hear that. I'm on a USAir turboprop, so the next 1.5 hours promise to be interesting.

It's called the Victory Grill. Nice menu, comfy couches, decent music and lighting - almost like not being in an airport.

A shame I don't have the time.

I intend to read a novel on this flight. I mean, it's Reamde, so I'll be reading *some* of a novel. But it feels decadent nonetheless.

It is! It feels like forever since I've been able to appreciate reading fiction any way other than furtively.

For too long, it was either something I was teaching or something I was escaping with. So nice to enjoy it again.

So good to hear! I'm only about 20 pages in but am totally into Stephenson's voice again already.

I've been so looking forward to it.

Now I really regret not having had that second glass of wine.

Not at midnight in a b&b in Clinton NY I don't think.

Ayup.

Looking forward to seeing it when it's not midnight.

Congrats, all! // MT @dancohen: Delighted about the launch of the Journal of Digital Humanities today: http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/

Starting the journey home from Hamilton College. Thanks for a great visit to DHi, esp to my fabulous hosts, Angel Nieves & Janet Simons!

I just started it two days ago, but am thoroughly enjoying it so far.

ScholComm came about as part of a reorg, bringing together the book pubs program and the web group.

I adored Cryptonomicon, so was able to get into the Baroque Cycle fairly easily $$though Cryptonomicon remains my fave$$.

Nice. A good followup to Planned Obsolescence, focusing in on peer review, I think...

Hey, cool - thanks!

I've heard that!

Now! Not sure why Amazon is saying pre-order again...

Friday nights are often comfort food oriented. Tonight's dinner: homemade kale chips and $$not exactly homemade$$ tater tots. So happy.

Kale chips are crazy easy to make… and then you feel virtuous! Because they're kale!

Mmmm. I will have to try that next time!

I will finish writing this book review today. I will finish writing this book review today. I will finish writing this book review today.

I quote you on that rationale often: "If not me, then who?"

Very simple: Tear up kale, wash, dry THOROUGHLY, toss w/ a little olive oil & salt; bake until crispy. +

Different recipes had different temperature recommendations & different baking times, so some experimentation is needed.

I've recently returned to Dropbox. Was using something more secure $$because of that thing that time$$ but found it unreliable.

I still worry about that thing that time, but for syncing I can really count on, I haven't found anything better.

Finally managed to get myself past whatever roadblock I was facing: went to the gym for the first time since late November.

Trying to remember what it feels like to have a body I'm actually taking care of rather than just forcing to be still and do more work.

You got it.

That's pretty serious!

You cannot imagine how much I've been missing the Hudson. Wish I had easier outdoor activity access…

It looks like those might be "forever" stamps - if they don't have a printed value, they stay good regardless of increases.

Congratulations!!!

Headed to SFO in the morning, to give a talk at Stanford in the afternoon. If you're around, come say hi!

Yes, Tuesday at 4.30 and Wednesday at noon, I think. I can't find any info on the web about it either.

I can't find info on the web, either. :( The talk tomorrow is at 4.15 in Pigott Hall -- I hope it's been announced!

@mccormicktim Whoops -- that's 4.15, not 4.30. Pigott Hall, apparently. That's all I know.

I only know that Weds is at noon. Tues talk is "Planned Obsolescence and the Future of Peer Review." +

Weds is a workshop called "The Digital Future of the Profession." More informal, discussion-oriented.

Thank you! If I get more info, I'll let you know asap.

!!! #itisnt

Driver, pulling up in front of my bldg 5min early: "You're not a real New Yorker. They're always 15 minutes late and telling me to hurry."

Even a basic sense of professional self-censorship would keep one from saying something that stupid, you'd think.

On board my flight to SFO. Used miles to upgrade. Suspect that I will have enough legroom.

Yeah, it's at least seven feet. I've never seen anything like it.

Hey, awesome! // RT @ernestopriego: @kfitz we got cited! :) http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1056&context=entrehojas [PDF]

Will do!

Okay: power, wifi, and seven feet of legroom. Once I've got a cup of coffee, my inflight productivity ensemble will be complete.

RT @nowviskie: ACH has a new Executive Secretary! Welcome, @veek! -- & we're so grateful to @leoba for her years of service: http://t.co ...

On it.

We were the poster child for consortial cooperation!

OY.

AWWW! Thanks so much. He looks very regal there.

RT @amandafrench: Okay, we're so having a session on the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge at #THATCamp @CHNM: http://bit.ly/IRUHqm

I'm sorry to have missed you, too! Another time, I'm sure.

Los Angeles! You still have sun here! I am headed toward your burritos.

I'm somewhat jealous of the future me who will actually have a burrito, too!

Hey, fantastic! Thanks so much.

RT @halavais: Quick review of @kfitz 's "Planned Obsolescence" $$50% chanced I spelled that right$$ on the blog: http://bit.ly/HAQWuG

Aw! Serious kitty!

RT @wynkenhimself: @KroweK & @EVisconsi's The Tempest for iPad is now out. Congrats!
app: http://bit.ly/HGd6Ja info: http://bit.ly/HGdgAj

There are many things I like abt @spideroak $$security the most obvious among them$$ but I had terrible trouble with sync failures.

Hmmm. Makes me wonder whether there was something wrong in my setup. Most of the time it was fine, and then I'd open a doc +

only to discover that it was an old version, and that while it claimed sync was working fine, it wasn't actually syncing.

Yeah, it actually made me go back to the other guys for most of my basic sync needs, which I didn't want to do.

Congratulations, and best wishes for an equally speedy transaction on the other side.

At what promises to be an amazing meeting today; follow along at #FemTechNet.

WHOAAAAA WE'RE HALFWAY THE-YARE

I can hear it from here!

RT @tmcphers: #FemTechNet Can't wait for Fall 2013 to see this open massively collaborative feminist technology course come to life! Gon ...

I finally adjusted to west coast time, just in time to get up at 3.30 for my flight back east. *sigh*

Figures! Sorry to have missed you - next time, I hope.

Arlington! What's up with the summer?

Needless to say, not sure I agree entirely with the Ayers claim in the previous RT, but I get what he's driving at.

Srsly, right?

Sending hugs your way, if only digital ones...

Completely looking forward to tomorrow's conversations at the #NITLE Summit, but tonight, completely collapsing.

Slept something like 9.5 hours. Have awakened with miserable sore throat. A little concerned about how today will go.

Back at #NITLE Summit this morning; awaiting keynote by Alan Kay.

Srsly!

Alan Kay, on one of McLuhan's "pithy statements about everything": "If I can't believe it, I can't see it." #NITLE

Kay: "news" = stuff that fits with what we already know. Genuinely "new" = that which we cannot understand - profound problem for learning.

Alan Kay: Learning a new idea requires almost as much creativity as the original invention. #NITLE

Alan Kay on the structure of the liberal arts into separate departments: "That cannot possibly be a good idea." #NITLE

This is in response to which tweet?

Gotcha. Was about the segmentation of thinking into separable units, rather than thinking together.

Indeed. When resources are allocated to depts, depts will be in conflict with one another. Kay's focused on ?s of learning today.

Kay: liberal arts faculty actually poorly educated, bc restricted to their own specialties. $$Reminds me of http://matt\.might\.net/articles/phd\-school\-in\-pictures/$$ #NITLE

2 separate events in sequence. But hashtag is #NITLE for both.

I must have misunderstood Bryan's announcement; sounded like 1 hashtag for both.

RT @jmittell: I'll be posting a new chapter of @ComplexTV later this week but pls read/discuss previous chapters now at http://bit.ly/gcw5hc

What do I love about Neal Stephenson? In the middle of a sweaty-palms action sequence, the phrase "they had perforce arranged..."

Thank Emancipation Day.

"When moving about the train, shoes must be worn at all times." It kills me the things we have to say out loud these days. #offamylawn

So thoroughly sorry to have missed @dancohen at #NITLE. Happy to be following via weirdly functional Amtrak wifi.

RT @swarthmoreburke: Here REALLY agree w/ @dancohen. My view is that here our technological environment lets us keep our scholarly promi ...

A serious question. Also how the model will circumvent groupthink, giving voice to those who could go unheard. #NITLESym

PS: Sorry to have missed you - left #NITLE at 4 today…

Oh dear. This does not make me look forward to re-entry.

RT @GardnerCampbell: My question is how to find community when scholars persistently define rigor as snarky combativeness. #nitlesym

Oh. Um. Great. *sigh*

Wait, what? Whose account is getting shut down? Honestly haven't a clue what you mean. Do tell!

Honestly, I know nothing of either account or complaint. Will look into.

**sigh**

RT @HesterBlum: MLA-field folks, please contribute to this survey on Academic Workforce Data--see more from @MichaelBerube1 here: http:/ ...

WOO HOO! Congrats, Jo!

I spent the day positively sweltering in my office. It now seems worth it.

Very interesting. I'll be curious to see how that plays out...

No, you are not.

Congrats; it is gorgeous!

You know what would be awesome? Breathing. I would really like breathing, I think.

Hey, thanks! The comments on the draft site really helped in the revision process.

Babies are rating you, too; they just wait until early adolescence to tell you.

It could be. Fair use is not just about excerpt %, but also about market effect and transformative use… +

If the excerpt is posted in order to be discussed/explicated/commented upon, that counts as transformative.

Transformative is good. It's why quotations in criticism are de facto fair use; they're always included to be commented upon.

Hmmm. I take it that it's not available to be linked to?

Sigh. I think there's a potential fair use claim in that the excerpt won't affect the market value of the collection. +

The key thing tho is that fair use is fuzzy, and only a defensive claim rather than a right per se.

So it's always a judgment call. Likely the worst that would happen would be a takedown request.

It is freaking me out that you are having this conversation in my timeline. Worlds collide, man.

Yay, you're there! I'm stuck in a meeting all day so couldn't get there. Go @mkgold!

RT @MLAconvention: Hundreds of part-time profs in all fields have documented their working conditions here. Have you? http://t.co/OwVSli ...

I'll be thinking about your brother! My partner was in the navy & I know how odd the military/academic disconnect can feel.

LGA > ORD. Talk at Northwestern tomorrow, plus panel discussion with @tmcphers and @KroweK.

I do fly a lot, but my travel schedule pales by comparison to that of @samplereality.

Not this time, alas. Maybe another time?

RT @MLAnews: MLA Commons gets support from the Mellon Foundation: http://www.mla.org/news_from_mla/news_topic&topic=573

Why, thank you. And a well-timed announcement, no?

Thanks, all, for the congrats and good wishes. Look for lots of MLA Commons excitement at @MLAconvention!

Happy to be on a panel talking about the humanities in the digital age with @tmcphers and @KroweK - right now, in fact!

RT @tmcphers: @KroweK demos her new Shakespeare app: love the humanist as maker that she models

Ooh, I managed to miss this yesterday. Congratulations!

Very cool; thank you! I'll look forward to reading more.

Aw, man. Now I'm hungry.

Many thanks to @joshhonn @claireystew and everybody at Northwestern who made my visit so engaging! $$Not to mention @tmcphers and @KroweK\!$$

That said, I am sooo happy to be back sitting at my desk today.

Haven't gotten to dive in yet, but some interesting talks from UF symposium on Digital Platforms & the Future of Books: http://bit.ly/IYJKZv

Having experimented with Wunderlist for a bit, am contemplating return to a plaintext to-do list. Fewer bells & whistles; life at a glance.

Nice; thanks for the suggestion!

How did you know?

Aw! What a doll. Congrats to all!

That is indeed really cool.

Hooray! Very much looking forward to talking with you.

Wait! What's that? A blog post?

A Constant Process of Not-Falling: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/a-constant-process-of-not-falling/

Fantastic news! Congratulations!

If this is a certain former blogger, please pass on my good wishes and fond memories. I still miss her.

Worried in what direction? Too dry?

You might try soaking it in a glass of water, root end down, for about an hour. Mine responds well to that after I'm away.

Hey, congratulations! Well deserved!

Pomona College ITS is seeking an Academic Applications Mgr; see http://www.pomona.edu/administration/human-resources/employment/staff-jobs.aspx $$scroll down to the first position under "technical"$$.

By the by, on that Pomona IT gig: the list of skills is a dream list; candidates are not expected to have all of them. http://www.pomona.edu/administration/human-resources/employment/staff-jobs.aspx

It's almost as funny to me as the credit card machines at stores that say "Is \$37.68 OK?" An existential question, that.

I'm having RSS difficulties! Info here: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/placeholder-2/

They got pharmahacked a while back; I think they cleaned the site but may not have asked the Goog for a recrawl.

Whoops. So they didn't clean it all that well after all.

I never knew you spent time in BR. I'm from there!

Wow, amazing. I was there from age 3 to 23 so had an adolescence or two myself...

Most of Fri & all of Sat was in the last #p2pReview meeting. Fabulous but exhausting. Today has been laundry, reading, yoga. Just fabulous.

Oh, @nancybaym, you know that in the land of Facebook there are no strangers - just people you haven't friended yet.

As if I weren't already sad that I can't make it to @thatcamp Prime...

Not even remotely sick of you. Alas, I wil be speaking at ElPub, in Portugal. http://www.elpub.net/Elpub_2012/Main_Page.html #humblebrag

I know, right? Where's that jetpack I was promised?

Replying to @amandafrench, @rgfeal and @jenhoward

It is alarmingly easy to spend thousands. I've done it with both of mine, and couldn't have done otherwise.