# 2012 05 01 tweets

Got it. #SCIspa

Getting started at #SCIspa, talking about a few projects in scholarly communication as a means of thinking through to larger issues.

Devices around the table at this meeting: 11 MBAirs, 2 MBs, 4 ayPads $$3 not in use$$, 1 non-Pomme laptop, 4 pen-and-paper.

No French spambots out there, perhaps.

Great 2 days of discussing scholarly communication w/#SCIspa. Now preparing for 2 days of making schol comm happen w/the #mla13 program cte.

Have let many angry thoughts go unshared over the last couple of days. Am grateful for the smartness and compassion of my @profhacker pals.

You are so much more than welcome - I should be thanking you for all the help!

Nov. 6-7!

Beginning to get this summer's very complex travel arrangements arranged. Booked thus far: EWR > FRA > OPO > FRA > EWR > BNA > LAX > EWR. +

Still to come: German train tickets and two more plane tickets. -

AWESOME. I was poking around a bit on the DB site and getting a bit perplexed by the options.

Truly, but with as few automobiles as possible.

Will do!

Have had filling. Dentist wanted to make sure I felt nothing. Has, I believe, made sure I will feel nothing for a couple of days. *sigh*

Except more lispy due to the fat tongue.

Sadly, I once again have feeling in the left side of my face.

RT @nowviskie: Open, transparent agenda-setting at the ACH, your DH professional association! Please join in: http://is.gd/jh10E3

Totally declaring Twitter bankruptcy on this day. If there's stuff I should have seen or responded to, be sure to poke me!

Aw, rats. Am I going to have to scroll back?

Phew. Because real SFish trolls would require actual labor.

Great stuff, Maria!

After @dancohen raved about his, I bought myself an AeroPress, which completely rocks. Makes the best coffee ever. However, +

as a result, I have now seriously over caffeinated myself two days in a row. Must. Learn. Moderation. -

RT @nowviskie: A new phase for #Alt-Academy! Four new CFPs & features on #altac careers. Please contribute! http://is.gd/7IrAA5

I'm a bit late. It's been a long day. But I'm awfully proud of Pres Obama for standing up in favor of full equality for same-sex couples. +

But I also want to say, very loudly, gods bless Joe Biden. Keep talking out there. -

I went through a period like that with "obtain" as an intransitive verb. Everywhere, for just a little while.

Like most things with Joe, I didn't think it was so much a gaffe as his inability not to say what he's thinking. +

So less WH water-testing than Joe pushing the admin forward, if only out of unstoppable id.

Have been off the twitters for a bit but am thrilled to tune in and find you reading this. Go go go!

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my Nana years ago, and still miss her terribly.

Amazing day. Best fish tacos I've had outside SoCal, fun at the flea market, & a 2 hr yoga tune-up with deep tissue work using rubber balls.

And now sunset on the terrace, thinking about dinner and reading. Not a bad day at all.

Heh. It's funny, because it's true.

Fort Greene. Gorgeous out there today.

I don't know if she insisted, but she was always Nana. 4-foot-8 Italian force of nature.

RT @MLAconvention: Thrilled to announce a Creative Conversation for #mla13 with @michaelerard and @DrGrammar! Hyperpluralingualism, lang ...

WOO-HOO!!!! Congratulations - I so look forward to having you just up the Northeast Corridor!

If the blowing of one's own horn annoys you, please ignore the following tweet.

I TOTALLY ROCKED TODAY.

That is all. </hornselftweeting>

Oh, but this was some serious rocking. Epic, hair-band level rocking.

Best not to wear out my self-promoting welcome, I guess.

Heh. :)

I did hear about @altmetrics12 and wish I could be there! Unfortunately, I'm on my way to LA that day to give a talk.

Love. It.

RT @FrueheNeuzeit: @kfitz new tag: #hstw = #hornselftweetingwednesday :D

A friend of mine years ago wrote what I believe to be the finest piece of Bo Jackson literature out there. http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1990/03/19/1990_03_19_038_TNY_CARDS_000353925

I know, right? Page images. Super annoying.

Hey, fabulous! Congratulations to you and Emory!

Woo-hoo! I was hoping.

RT @samplereality: "Bloggers Assemble!" is motto for my stellar #MLA13 roundtable. We're the Avengers of the scholarly communication world.

Mwahaha. My dastardly plan comes to… um, I mean, you're going to love it! $$We'll definitely love having you there\.$$

But it does, doesn't it? There's a daily Kindle special somewhere...

Gotcha, and completely agreed.

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @briancroxall and @dancohen

I'm reading one of them now: Alice Kaplan's French Lessons.

There… are ways… of dealing with that.

's all I'm saying. $$Alternately, there is the Bluefire app, which can handle DRM'd ADE books\.$$

I'm not sure if I missed your announcement or not, but if I did, congratulations!

I love the day my super smart Twitter pals get their #mla13 acceptances. Looking forward to seeing you all in Boston!

Change bio now.

Yes on bourbon in Boston, absolutely. That's the finest modification of one of my tweets I can imagine! :)

Today rocked a little less hard than yesterday, but only because yesterday was COMPLETELY MADE OF WIN. Any day would suffer by comparison.

I hope you'll be there; I missed you in Seattle. Plus, #mla13 and LSA, one-stop shopping. Kinda irresistible, no?

Beignets are not so great in the winter, which NOLA does have, though they deny. And Boston is train-accessible!

Just saying.

Indeed. That much win will wear a person out.

System 1: "Hack into me!" System 2: "No, no; hack into me! My data is much more sensitive."

This is the best #pcardorientation I've ever not attended.

Woo-hoo! Congrats - which I'll look forward to saying again next month!

Replying to @eetempleton, @rgfeal and @triproftri

AWWWWW!!!

This has been a week full of awesome so far. So much awesome, in fact, that I find myself thinking: how on earth is it only Wednesday? #sigh

Thanks! There have been several quite good ones: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418126 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/ http://alex.halavais.net/review-planned-obsolescence among them.

If you don't want to go over budget, you should spend less than you have!

That's… kinda awesome, if terrifying.

Amen to that. Looking forward to more trouble-stirring of many kinds, very soon!

Thinking about focus; new blog post: Intention. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/intention/

I couldn't possibly have made a web development mistake that basic, could I? So basic I'd be embarrassed to name it?

Why, yes. Yes I could.

Apropos of absolutely nothing: when working in a graphical interface, it's good to check whether dragging files will copy them or move them.

I really do need to get more command-line ftp-fluent, though. I've been too reliant on GUI clients for too long.

Gorgeous weekend wrapping up with vaguely threatening skies to the south. Hard to complain after last two days, tho.

It does! I had to reinstall WP today; that flurry hopefully means my feed is no longer borked.

I should say so!

RT @ccess: Launch of major campaign #openaccess to government funded research: Sign the WhiteHouse petition http://wh.gov/6TH #OAMonday

@LibSkrat: OKAY, LIBRARIANS, time to put our signatures where our mouths are re OA: http://tinyurl.com/ccpy9n4 Let's DO THIS THING.

That last was meant to be an RT. Take two.

RT @LibSkrat: OKAY, LIBRARIANS, time to put our signatures where our mouths are re OA: http://tinyurl.com/ccpy9n4 Let's DO THIS THING.

*sends hugs*

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @glennf and @theeconomist

Fantastic!

*sends another hug*

God, this is depressing as hell. If only it struck less close to home, so to speak. Governance: A Fable. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/reality-check/governance-fable

Blogging: Two Things. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/two-things/

I am now imagining a tiny little homunculus in a text box, saying "#@*#@&!"

EXACTLY.

Finally figured out that what borked my RSS feed was WP Super Cache. No amount of telling it not to cache feeds or cache-clearing worked.

Oh, no! I'm so sorry, Amanda. Sending hugs your way.

This strikes me as a major problem. I still rely on RSS, all claims of its death to the contrary...

RT @MichaelBerube1: Pls spread the word re MLA Academic Workforce Data Center. Amazingly comprehensive & all uploaded info is confid ...

Have you poked at the functionality of redlemona.de? It allows comments to be anchored to any highlighted text, and +

it doesn't break with revisions, and it's running in Drupal! Have had some preliminary conv with @r_nash about the +

possibility they'll release it...

Woo-hoo! Congrats on the announcement; looking forward to more...

RT @MLAnews: MLA Job Information List will provide dossier and search-management tools via partnership with Interfolio: http://www.mla.org/jil_interfolio

I'm so sorry for your loss, Sarah. Big hugs and all best thoughts to you and your family.

New blog post: Rearranging the Deck Chairs. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/rearranging-the-deck-chairs/

Thanks. Your redesign was $$obviously?$$ part of what convinced me the time had come. May inspiration ensue!

Indeed!

A few thoughts on - what else? - blogging and obsolescence. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/i-has-a-sad/

Parts of it can be dug up via the Wayback Machine, but I fear not all of it. We def need more systematic personal archiving!

That's rocking it old skool, man.

Today in spam comments: 'Seriously hardly ever do I encounter a blog that is both educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, +

you have hit the nail around the head.' Hmmm.

Seriously! And nice to know that I have beaten that nail around the head and neck.

I will let you let me know that!

I think the comment was either on yesterday's post or today's; I'm not sure which $$and it's of course now gone$$.

Car service will be easiest, definitely. A bit pricier than a shuttle, but worth it when you have a lot of moving pieces.

I tend to use http://carmellimo.com; they've been quite reliable.

Wow, that's almost better than the upfronts posters papering midtown east.

@shanakimball Hey, I totally missed your birthday! Here, we can make it last a little longer: happy happy!

That one mama goose is looking your way. I'd keep an eye out; they can be super protective!

New blog post, in which I consider cultivating a bit of shamelessness: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/shamelessness/

Hey, thanks for the link! Are you $$back$$ in NYC?

Thanks! It's absolutely true: not quite "the perfect is the enemy of the good" but more "the good is the enemy of the productive."

Yes! I'm using "Twitter Mentions as Comments," which seems to be functioning well. Crossing my fingers that it holds up.

Hey awesome! We should definitely get together… sometime after July 21. I'm crazed w/prep for a long trip, but when I return?

Thanks. @dancohen inspired the direction I took.

We can totally schedule now. When looks good to you? I'm pretty flexible the first couple of weeks I'm back.

Replying to @samplereality, @wynkenhimself and @dancohen

That's one of the things that drew me to Ari - a nice, easily tweakable responsive framework.

The fussiness of the Oulipo fonts has bothered me, too. Something about those italics.

I am allllll the way downtown, alas. August 3 would be perfect; I work from home then. Lunch?

That's a huge part of what drew me to this one; it handles the move from big screen through tablet to phone very nicely.

Fantastic. Let's check in that week & pick a time & place based on what we're up to & in the mood for. I'll look forward to it

I hope so!

Redesigning one's blog is not only a huge time sinkhole but also a great way to keep from actual blogging.

RT @dsmillman: Cool new programmer position at NYU Digital Library http://bit.ly/JKX5GH

Woo hoo! Well-deserved.

RT @pmphlt: 20,000 down. 5,000 to go. - http://bit.ly/MAbTHG #openaccess #OAMonday

Just writing this seems to have induced pre-emptive jet lag: Itinerary http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/itinerary/