2012 08 01 tweets

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hey, super cool. Thanks, @craigmod!

Wed Aug 01 15:59:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley

What @LibSkrat said. #ORCID

Wed Aug 01 19:45:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

I'll be there! #ASA2012

Thu Aug 02 02:31:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Or one and then the other.

Thu Aug 02 02:34:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Actually, I take that back. One one day, and the the other the next.

Thu Aug 02 02:35:13 +0000 2012

Kathleen Kirkpatrick. That’s a new one.

Thu Aug 02 19:13:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Yeah, much less mellifluous.

Thu Aug 02 19:16:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @triplingual

That’s funny \(though probably not so much to her\). I get either Katherine or Fitzgerald pretty frequently. Sometimes even both.

Thu Aug 02 19:17:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @shermandorn

No beat, can’t dance to it; I give it a 3.

Thu Aug 02 20:06:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @triproftri

Indeed. I’ve had 3 sabbaticals now, and none turned out as I expected - but all led me new, important places. +

Thu Aug 02 21:42:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @triproftri

It’s crucial to focus on where you are and the opportunities ahead; not everything in your plan needs to happen.

Thu Aug 02 21:43:16 +0000 2012

Okay, I’ve replaced \(and doubled\) the RAM in my 3.5 yr old desktop. Blazing speed, here I come.

Fri Aug 03 11:45:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @sxflynn

Hmmmm. Quite possibly.

Fri Aug 03 11:52:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @jbj

Good grief, that’s terrifying. I’m glad to hear everybody’s okay!

Fri Aug 03 13:02:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

Hey, totally looking forward to seeing you, too!

Fri Aug 03 17:46:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @captain_primate

I’m popping in for a two-day workshop on campus. So sorry you won’t be around!

Fri Aug 03 17:57:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

I would love to see MATRIX, of course! I’ll ponder other possibilities. As to EL excitement, I’ll happily take suggestions.

Fri Aug 03 17:59:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate and @MATRIX_MSU

Well, hey! Ask and ye shall receive, I guess. :)

Fri Aug 03 18:01:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @captain_primate

I will bear that in mind.

Fri Aug 03 18:04:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Relax! You’re two tents.

Fri Aug 03 23:26:26 +0000 2012

I am completely stagnated. Stuck in writing an article I can’t figure out a point for. Stuck in reading a book I’m utterly bored with. +

Sat Aug 04 14:26:53 +0000 2012

I should move on to other things, but the need - partly internal, partly external - to finish these keeps me from taking up something else.

Sat Aug 04 14:28:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @mariabustillos

I like the way you think.

Sat Aug 04 14:33:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

I haven’t! Perhaps I’ll give that a try.

Sat Aug 04 14:47:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Oh, magical escape sounds like just the thing.

Sat Aug 04 14:49:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @PatcohenNYT

Liberating, indeed. I’ve had a compulsion to complete everything I start since I was a kid, and letting that go can do wonders.

Sat Aug 04 16:38:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @billwolff

Ooh, I’ve wanted to read that. I’ll put it on my list.

Sat Aug 04 16:38:56 +0000 2012

Hey, incidentally: that whole double the RAM experiment? Huge success. 1.5 days later, tons of apps running, page outs still 0, no slowing.

Sat Aug 04 16:42:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @zachwhalen

Aw, little dude! Congrats to everybody!

Sat Aug 04 18:07:16 +0000 2012

LGA. From here thru ORD to LAN. I do love to travel, but two weeks at home was not quite enough to have me excited to be in the airport.

Sun Aug 05 13:17:32 +0000 2012

Happy to be here! // RT @gossettphd: On the way to the airport with @lizapotts to pick up @kfitz and @warnick for #digidiss workshop!

Sun Aug 05 20:32:29 +0000 2012

Congrats, and thanks for the shout-out! // RT @wynkenhimself: Hey, I got a new contributor's contract! http://bit.ly/OJB5cM

Sun Aug 05 20:39:41 +0000 2012

At a 2.5-day ODH-sponsored workshop on digital dissertations, run by @LizaPotts and @gossettphd, at @MATRIX_MSU. Follow #digidiss for more!

Mon Aug 06 13:41:37 +0000 2012

If you have blue sky ideas for an open-source archive for digital dissertations, tweet them with #digidiss !

Mon Aug 06 18:08:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @moncia

Yes, focused on born-digital work, but not necessarily separate from traditional forms of the dissertation. #digidiss

Mon Aug 06 18:12:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench and @moncia

The former is what was meant, but the latter might be a component.

Mon Aug 06 18:12:34 +0000 2012

RT @leverus: Writing a novel seems hard. But you chip away at it bit by bit and one day you look at what you've done and you say jesus t ...

Mon Aug 06 19:16:42 +0000 2012

RT @mediacommons: Launching today at The New Everyday: Rough Cuts: Media & Design in Process, edited by @karikraus. http://bit.ly/TcvnTL

Tue Aug 07 14:49:52 +0000 2012

Hear, hear! // RT @warnick: Had a fantastic time at the #digidiss workshop. Thanks for everything, @gossettphd, @LizaPotts, and @MATRIX_MSU!

Wed Aug 08 17:43:45 +0000 2012

Dear guy in the airport playing the annoying video on the iPad: HEADPHONES. Learn about them. #grrrr

Wed Aug 08 17:47:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @eetempleton

Yet. :(

Wed Aug 08 17:49:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde

Indeed, though I do think this video is of the Jackass or Tosh.0 variety, so it’s awfully close.

Wed Aug 08 17:50:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

This is a good question.

Wed Aug 08 17:51:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @warnick and @eetempleton

I think those are indeed about the odds. And given my luck...

Wed Aug 08 17:55:16 +0000 2012

Okay, srsly: am going to have to move to the other end of the \(admittedly very small\) terminal to get away from this dude’s audio track.

Wed Aug 08 17:56:34 +0000 2012

I will stipulate that I am a bit of a travel prima donna. But I have 2 hours here and need to get some work done.

Wed Aug 08 17:58:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @eetempleton

Don’t tempt me, bro.

Wed Aug 08 17:58:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @fraistat

I’ve got mine in -- was hoping he might take the hint. No dice.

Wed Aug 08 17:59:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @Exhaust_Fumes

Sigh. True.

Wed Aug 08 17:59:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I am indeed in LAN. I was the only non-TSA employee for miles around at security, so it went quite fast. :)

Wed Aug 08 18:03:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @CCdiglib


Wed Aug 08 18:05:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @fraistat

I have retreated to the cafe area, where the TVs are playing some Olympic sport at low volume, instead of loud iPad Tosh.0.

Wed Aug 08 18:09:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

I thought about it, but he doesn’t give off a receptive vibe. :(

Wed Aug 08 18:14:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Just earbuds, alas. I’ve moved to get away from the annoyance, so all is better.

Wed Aug 08 18:18:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

I know, right? Crazy.

Wed Aug 08 18:18:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @radiokath


Wed Aug 08 18:24:32 +0000 2012

About to travel in time: departure LAN, 3.56 pm; arrival ORD, 3.55 pm.

Wed Aug 08 20:01:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

I'll be on the lookout for paradoxes.

Wed Aug 08 20:02:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

Greetings from the past! It was great seeing you as well \(more recently than you saw me\).

Wed Aug 08 20:55:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @ranti


Wed Aug 08 20:56:15 +0000 2012

One of those "hey, where do I know you from" moments: the incredibly familiar woman sitting directly behind me is Hoda Kotb.

Wed Aug 08 22:44:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

At least she's not clipping them.

Wed Aug 08 23:00:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

I did not see that - thanks for passing it on! \(Ah, that class\. 8\.20 am, and completely miserable, but so much fun\.\)

Thu Aug 09 21:21:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @LizaPotts

I clearly left one day too soon.

Thu Aug 09 22:12:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

Whoa, whoa --@scholarslab has a 3d printer? Why am I not working for you?

Thu Aug 09 22:16:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

“I promise to be home in time for the next meeting!”

Thu Aug 09 22:41:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie and @sramsay

Be careful; I may take you up on that.

Fri Aug 10 12:51:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @publichistorian

Yeah, “was alive to experience” is not the total of “remember”; by that math, very few people today would remember WWII.

Fri Aug 10 13:17:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

DUDE! That. Is. Awesome. Congratulations! \(By the by, I devoured the book over the weekend\. Just amazing\.\)

Fri Aug 10 16:59:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf

Read it this weekend; it’s brilliant. \(Full disclosure: I went to grad school with Abbott\.\)

Fri Aug 10 19:33:15 +0000 2012

RT @MLAnews: Three weeks remain in the NVS Digital Challenge; what can you do with our data? http://www.mla.org/nvs_challenge

Fri Aug 10 19:49:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

Ooh, I’m a big fan of the High West Rendezvous Rye. Crazy aromatic.

Fri Aug 10 21:30:08 +0000 2012

Ah, Friday evening on the terrace - and @jmittell has inspired me to bust out the High West Rendezvous Rye.

Fri Aug 10 22:55:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Cheers! Mine is neat, it will not shock you to hear.

Fri Aug 10 23:07:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @mkgold

WOO-HOO! Well-deserved congratulations, Matt!

Sat Aug 11 17:50:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @zephoria

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself...

Sat Aug 11 18:14:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

Amazing! I want to hear all about it.

Sat Aug 11 18:22:50 +0000 2012

@AppDotNet I'm joining the movement and backing http://App.net. Sign up here: http://join.app.net/wgkfmmmh #joinus

Sat Aug 11 21:17:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

Safe journey, Ethan!

Sun Aug 12 20:19:55 +0000 2012

RT @Paul_Franz: Keep an eye out for my review of @kfitz's excellent book "Planned Obsolescence" in the Review of Higher Education. Shoul ...

Sun Aug 12 21:11:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @Paul_Franz

Thanks - I'll look forward to reading it!

Sun Aug 12 21:11:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @atrubek

Holy cow. It's wonderful! I wonder if I could commute from East Lansing?

Sun Aug 12 21:27:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @atrubek

Wow, it is lovely. But, um. BIG.

Sun Aug 12 21:42:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @cgbrooke and @dancohen


Sun Aug 12 21:53:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @wedaman

Hence the discount.

Sun Aug 12 22:25:34 +0000 2012

Okay, I’m testing out the @AppDotNet alpha. Finding folks there is a little difficult as yet; if you’re there, let me know.

Mon Aug 13 13:21:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @sramsay

Go to http://join.app.net and back the project; then request an alpha invite.

Mon Aug 13 14:25:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @sramsay

I’ll get on that.

Mon Aug 13 14:34:13 +0000 2012

Hey, nice! // RT @NYUpress: REVIEW: 'Planned Obsolescence' by Kathleen Fitzpatrick \(@kfitz\) http://bit.ly/MTTckd

Mon Aug 13 17:31:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

Thanks for letting me know! I’m not shocked, at all; the attachment to the ways things have been done runs deep. +

Mon Aug 13 17:38:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

And not always for bad reasons! Deliberate change requires careful deliberation… but it also requires change.

Mon Aug 13 17:38:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

My pleasure!

Mon Aug 13 17:39:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @NYUpress

Indeed. It’s an excellent reading, and a review that would be useful to somebody trying to decide whether to plunge in.

Mon Aug 13 17:55:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @sivavaid and @zephoria

Especially not with the cut Amazon takes.

Mon Aug 13 21:54:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @zephoria and @sivavaid

One answer is clearly shortsightedness. But the pricing situation for ebooks is complex.

Mon Aug 13 21:58:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @zephoria and @sivavaid

For instance, one effect of Amazon's underpricing Kindle eds is that purchasers are less willing to pay full price for +

Mon Aug 13 22:00:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @zephoria and @sivavaid

hardcovers, so all prices are threatened with being driven down, worsening the cost recovery issue.

Mon Aug 13 22:01:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @alexismadrigal, @zephoria and @sivavaid

Absolutely - though academic authors benefit more from editing than many like to believe.

Mon Aug 13 22:04:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @zephoria, @alexismadrigal and @sivavaid

Absolutely. I'm happy to have publ'd with presses that put out well priced simultaneous paper & ebk eds.

Mon Aug 13 22:09:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @yayitsrob, @alexismadrigal, @zephoria and @sivavaid

Many presses have cut copyediting budgets heavily, but the best still value good editing.

Mon Aug 13 22:21:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @JoeBeOne, @zephoria and @sivavaid

I didn’t mean to suggest that it was; only that publishers fear that Amazon underpricing Kindle editions +

Mon Aug 13 22:26:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @JoeBeOne, @zephoria and @sivavaid

will have the effect of driving down the perceived value in books generally, undercutting hardcover prices.

Mon Aug 13 22:27:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley, @mckenziewark, @sivavaid and @zephoria

If only someone would write about that!

Tue Aug 14 02:06:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @karlstolley and @sramsay

This will now be my explanation for everything: "That's just how @kfitz does."

Tue Aug 14 03:27:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @sramsay and @karlstolley

I only hope I give you a lot that needs thus explaining.

Tue Aug 14 03:30:55 +0000 2012

I know some pretty cool people and projects the person who gets this job will work with: http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2012/08/13/manager-digital-library-publication-and-access-at-new-york-university-libraries/

Tue Aug 14 18:10:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

WOW! That’s fantastic news! Congrats, Amanda, and we’ll definitely have to meet up.

Wed Aug 15 02:05:37 +0000 2012

Glad to see the work that @MediaCommons has been doing on open review since 2009 mentioned in this Chron article: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Future-of-Peer-Review-in/133563/

Wed Aug 15 13:15:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

More or less. I am just glad that the reporter included more precedents than $#%@! Nature.

Wed Aug 15 13:19:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

My new favorite quote: “If you get volunteers, it’s not conducive to quality.” Spoken by a SOCIOLOGIST.

Wed Aug 15 13:24:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @lnakamur

Go, you! I look forward to hearing about the new gig -- and to getting caught up on our projects...

Wed Aug 15 13:57:24 +0000 2012

After seven months of sharing an office, I’m attached enough to my epiphyte to name it. Meet Spike.

Wed Aug 15 14:44:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Spike has about doubled in, um, spikes since January. I think he likes the atmosphere.

Wed Aug 15 14:46:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Thanks! I’m thrilled that it survived my seven weeks away...

Wed Aug 15 14:46:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

I was afraid of that too, but Spike appears to be quite forgiving. A nice soak when I got back from Europe & all was forgiven.

Wed Aug 15 14:48:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

Good question! I’m honestly not sure; the documentation did not say.

Wed Aug 15 15:04:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @shermandorn

As soon as I can wrest @spike away from the non-tweeter who’s squatting on it.

Wed Aug 15 15:05:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall and @EmoryDiSC

What percentage of your users are on Macs? The ML integration of AirPlay is pretty amazing; add an AppleTV & stir.

Wed Aug 15 16:34:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Sigh. I suppose so.

Wed Aug 15 16:41:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @CopyrightLibn and @briancroxall

Eh, it’s not you that’s the wet blanket! I worked at a restaurant that got sued in the 19--- um, a while back.

Wed Aug 15 16:47:19 +0000 2012

Have we all agreed that it’s uncool for a student to “Ms.” you instead of using “Prof.” or “Dr.”? +

Wed Aug 15 17:21:26 +0000 2012

I just got “Ms.”d by an assistant professor, one who found me through my college’s website. And I’m trying to decide whether to be annoyed.

Wed Aug 15 17:23:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

The gendered aspect of the asst prof contact is exactly what’s got me pissed.

Wed Aug 15 17:24:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @debcha

Email. I’m thinking my reply will use the full signature block, which includes “I’M A FULL PROFESSOR, YOU DOPE.”

Wed Aug 15 17:25:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @profwernimont

Is what I was thinking! Skip the salutation, or first-name me. But “Ms.”???

Wed Aug 15 17:26:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde

I do take age into account w/undergrads; first-years are usually clueless, so I clue ‘em in. But an asst. prof?

Wed Aug 15 17:27:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

Good point.

Wed Aug 15 17:27:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym


Wed Aug 15 17:27:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde


Wed Aug 15 17:28:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench

Ooh, that would have been much worse, yes.

Wed Aug 15 17:28:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @melissaterras

Alas, it’s a Mr. Do wish there were a diminutive I could use.

Wed Aug 15 17:29:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @jillian6475

Agreed; I’ve gotten a fair bit of “Mrs.” from first-year students -- or worse, “Miss.”

Wed Aug 15 17:31:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @RickGodden

I really wouldn’t think it would be that hard, esp for a professional. When in doubt, opt for the most respectful version. Sigh.

Wed Aug 15 17:33:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

I try not to do so, but something in being Ms’d by a young male prof got under my skin.

Wed Aug 15 17:35:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @RickGodden

I tend to start with “Prof LastName” when it’s a message to someone I’ve never met. I then often use a “FirstName \(if I may\)”...

Wed Aug 15 17:37:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

I am less bothered by that \(tho students who firstname me before we’ve even met do rankle\), but an “if I may” goes a long way.

Wed Aug 15 17:39:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @sherah1918, @wynkenhimself, @amandafrench, @nowviskie and @melissaterras

Oh, no they didn’t!

Wed Aug 15 17:40:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @finnarne

It’s all those vowels, I guess…?

Wed Aug 15 17:41:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @triproftri


Wed Aug 15 17:43:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @patrick_mj and @amandafrench

I’m… speechless.

Wed Aug 15 17:47:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench and @nowviskie

You forgot the “obt” part!

Wed Aug 15 17:54:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @morganmundum

Conveniently, I think I am!

Wed Aug 15 17:56:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @kwazana and @nowviskie

I have always hated that our catalog does that. It’s like the Chron: a kind of genteel exnomination of status.

Wed Aug 15 18:30:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @magistrahf

I don’t think there’s a UVa connection, no, but the Jeffersonian angle is interesting!

Wed Aug 15 20:21:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @magistrahf

My institution calls everyone Ms/Mr in the catalog. Makes me a bit nuts; there’s something artificially genteel about it to me.+

Wed Aug 15 20:25:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @magistrahf

Myth or not, UVa has very genteel roots. My institution has sort of artificially created them.

Wed Aug 15 20:25:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody, @wynkenhimself, @amandafrench and @nowviskie

I opt for Prof for the same reason \(lots of MFAs\). But the principle remains.

Thu Aug 16 02:40:04 +0000 2012

Dear customer support folks: Reversing a fee you should not have charged is not a “courtesy.” It’s what I’m owed. Kthx.

Thu Aug 16 16:33:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @boone

Assuming that the sport in question is grousing on the internet about random communications, It. Is. On.

Thu Aug 16 16:40:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

With every single one of your tweets from this talk, I misread you as being snarky: “Um, we are *all* dealing with…”

Fri Aug 17 00:12:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

It wasn’t actually your tone at all, just my tired eyes missing the “l” in “Ulm.” Sounds like things are good there!

Fri Aug 17 00:14:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate


Fri Aug 17 00:15:04 +0000 2012

Hooray, it’s a draft! I might not blow this deadline after all! #writing

Fri Aug 17 15:46:40 +0000 2012

Is there a way to get Google Calendar to pop up event alerts without switching away from the tab I’m currently typing in?

Fri Aug 17 16:51:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @candrews

MOST annoying.

Fri Aug 17 16:53:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman and @candrews

Aha! In Calendar Labs, there’s a “Gentle Reminders” option, that will play a “pleasant sound” and blink the calendar tab.

Fri Aug 17 16:54:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @Sarah_M_Ford

I'd been doing that too, but there's some problem between Google Calendar and ML Calendar right now; constantly asks for pwd.

Fri Aug 17 23:53:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @Sarah_M_Ford

For better or for worse, my office has just gone over to Google Apps, and is seriously invested in GCal for scheduling...

Sat Aug 18 02:06:41 +0000 2012

Hey, lazy web: I’m trying to track down the source for an argument I’ve heard that low readership for most blogs doesn’t matter, as they’re+

Sat Aug 18 13:24:01 +0000 2012

not written for an audience, but instead for the blogger’s friends. Who made that argument, and where? Any leads gratefully accepted.

Sat Aug 18 13:24:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @Czernie

I will!

Sat Aug 18 13:35:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

That’s *exactly* what I was thinking, but I’m not finding the source.

Sat Aug 18 13:37:50 +0000 2012

I think what I was remembering may be @zephoria in paragraph 28 here: http://reconstruction.eserver.org/064/boyd.shtml

Sat Aug 18 13:45:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde

I like the idea of opening a bar that’s just for your friends \(and perhaps a few like\-minded passers\-by who become bar friends\).

Sat Aug 18 14:08:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde

Not as I’m imagining it. A regular space that keeps regular bar hours for whenever your friends want to pop by - and that charges.

Sat Aug 18 14:14:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @fraistat

Awe *and* terror!

Sat Aug 18 17:02:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF and @jvinopal

“Officer, I’d like to report 400 people milling about anxiously, looking shiftily as if something were about to happen.”

Sun Aug 19 15:06:32 +0000 2012

I’ve just gotten to spend the last 2 hours emptying my pantry and scrubbing everything down with bleach. Thanks for the fun Sunday, weevils!

Sun Aug 19 18:03:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @patrick_mj

So, so true.

Sun Aug 19 18:07:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @commish24

I read that somewhere today and promptly forgot. Thanks for the reminder!

Sun Aug 19 18:08:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @MLAnews

Alas, n-o.

Sun Aug 19 18:16:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

Those little tiny bugs that get into flour. Super annoying.

Sun Aug 19 18:17:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @CapitolClio

I am hard pressed to think of a single situation that wouldn't be so improved.

Sun Aug 19 19:58:21 +0000 2012

RT @MichaelBerube1: Great essay on adjunct labor: http://tiny.cc/9g3cjw. The MLA has an app for that: http://tiny.cc/ji3cjw All info you ...

Tue Aug 21 00:21:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF

And to assume that no one under the age of 18 ever gets interested in anything that happened before they were born.

Tue Aug 21 12:26:45 +0000 2012

The pitfalls of seriality: Last Season, On Planned Obsolescence. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/last-season-on-planned-obsolescence/

Tue Aug 21 13:12:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @striphas and @mkirschenbaum

I haven’t had a chance to, as yet. Stanley Fish did, however! http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/mind-your-ps-and-bs-the-digital-humanities-and-interpretation/

Tue Aug 21 16:36:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

I got ambitious after creating my online dossier & got tenurefile dot com, so I’ve got a barn, if you’ve got a trunk of costumes.

Tue Aug 21 18:12:59 +0000 2012

Things are just about to Happen. Exciting Things!

Tue Aug 21 20:28:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf

Always leave 'em wanting \(I know\) more!

Tue Aug 21 20:44:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

I’ll never tell.

Tue Aug 21 20:58:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @nmhouston and @ProfHacker

You are so welcome - thanks for the great post!

Tue Aug 21 22:40:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @brendabethman and @rgfeal

This. Is a brilliant idea!

Tue Aug 21 23:51:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Watch out come spring. The mommas are MEAN.

Tue Aug 21 23:54:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

Re-entry is brutal - and mine was only after 7 weeks, not a full year. We’ll both get back to it.

Wed Aug 22 01:09:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

Oh yes.

Wed Aug 22 01:33:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall, @ncecire and @rgfeal

Is it bad form to favorite one’s own past tweets, to make sure you can get them back when need be?

Wed Aug 22 01:44:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

Indeed. Favoriting is a powerful tool, but it requires careful consideration. \(PS: Thanks for the permalink\!\)

Wed Aug 22 01:51:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @atrubek


Wed Aug 22 13:05:51 +0000 2012

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Train of Thought. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/train-of-thought/

Wed Aug 22 13:10:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @SheilaB01

Thank you!

Wed Aug 22 13:16:05 +0000 2012

I'm on a train, headed for what should be a delightful long weekend. Hooray for a last bit of summer vacation!

Wed Aug 22 20:05:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf

"Hello, Apple? May I speak to Lloyd, please?"

Wed Aug 22 21:28:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Thanks! I hope you're recovering well.

Wed Aug 22 21:30:54 +0000 2012

Inspired by Jason and Natalie, a new post at Planned Obsolescence: You Will Never Get It All Done. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/you-will-never-get-it-all-done/

Thu Aug 23 14:38:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

Are you operating under the same service contract? If so, then yes. #iphoneofatt

Thu Aug 23 14:53:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Argh. I would invite you up but I’m going to be at ASA then.

Thu Aug 23 14:53:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

Thank YOU!

Thu Aug 23 14:55:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Yes, please!

Thu Aug 23 14:58:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

It really is important, and yet the pressures of NOW make it so hard to do.

Thu Aug 23 15:05:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @profwernimont

It’s Inception for to-do lists!

Thu Aug 23 15:21:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @miriamkp

Thank you!

Thu Aug 23 15:41:17 +0000 2012

::dies:: RT @savasavasava: too. much. cute. send. help. MT @noelrk: Rare sand cat kittens born in Israel. SO MUCH CUTE. http://cl.ly/382O2y3D2H0k

Thu Aug 23 20:02:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmcclurken

Congratulations, Jeff!

Thu Aug 23 20:24:59 +0000 2012

Turns out I was right about that whole jumping a demographic category thing in the last paragraph. Sigh. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/you-will-never-get-it-all-done/

Thu Aug 23 20:36:24 +0000 2012

\(Srsly\. Just registered a birthday gift and found myself at the low end of a surprising new cohort\!\)

Thu Aug 23 20:37:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

Thank you - it has been!

Thu Aug 23 20:43:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

It is, and thanks!

Thu Aug 23 20:43:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @miriamkp, @savasavasava and @BendProf

Thanks so much!

Thu Aug 23 20:44:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

It is - thanks!

Thu Aug 23 21:19:15 +0000 2012

Having an unbelievably crazy birthday dinner, wrapping up an unbelievably crazy birthday.

Fri Aug 24 01:14:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Definitely woo. Probably also a little hoo.

Fri Aug 24 01:44:18 +0000 2012

RT @jmittell: Hell is other people loading your dishwasher.

Fri Aug 24 01:44:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @jbj

Thank YOU for the inspiration!

Fri Aug 24 12:58:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @joguldi

Oh no. Oh, Jo!

Fri Aug 24 14:12:10 +0000 2012

Replying to @debcha and @joguldi

No kidding! My heart stopped there for a minute.

Fri Aug 24 14:12:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @radiokath

Insanely good. We had a fabulous, fabulous dinner - thanks so much for the recommendation! I am, however, still recovering today.

Fri Aug 24 14:24:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @radiokath

Thank you!

Fri Aug 24 14:41:29 +0000 2012

Thanks, everybody, for the birthday wishes yesterday. It was a great, nutty day: 45. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/45/

Fri Aug 24 15:19:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF

Why, thank you! Honestly, I never would have guessed that I wasn’t the elder between us.

Fri Aug 24 15:30:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @patrick_mj

Oh, no. I’m so sorry, Patrick!

Sat Aug 25 13:11:52 +0000 2012

Feeling squeamish about mentioning a blog post I felt squeamish about writing: Time Zones. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/time-zones/

Tue Aug 28 14:40:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

Thanks, Natalia. It really does make it hard, in all kinds of ways.

Tue Aug 28 14:51:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenHoward and @rgfeal

I have heard worse ideas today!

Tue Aug 28 14:59:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2 and @wynkenhimself

Thanks so much for the kind thoughts. I know many others with more difficult situations than ours so I hate to whine!

Tue Aug 28 15:49:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @sheepeeh

I know, right? Thanks, srsly.

Tue Aug 28 15:51:19 +0000 2012

RT @MLAnews: Pleased that the ARL passed a resolution in support of new #MLA open-access author policies. @ARLnews

Tue Aug 28 15:51:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Eek! That really gives me the heebie jeebies.

Tue Aug 28 16:56:06 +0000 2012

Noticing that 100% of the tweeps who replied to my squeamish post today are women. #notsaying #justsaying

Wed Aug 29 01:15:50 +0000 2012

RT @rgfeal: So sorry that it is necessary to cancel #APSA2012. Clearly, the safety of attendees has to come first. Creative online meetu ...

Wed Aug 29 01:21:48 +0000 2012

RT @ARLnews: @MLAnews we're pleased that MLA has adopted OA-friendly policies! :)

Wed Aug 29 01:22:31 +0000 2012

Clarification: not at all suggesting that there was only empathy from women, just that it was only women who expressed it to me. Is all.

Wed Aug 29 01:29:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

I didn't mean to call anybody out, & certainly not you. It just caught my attention that so many women felt compelled to respond.

Wed Aug 29 01:44:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @john_overholt

I hear that. It's intractably difficult, on either side. \(And good wishes to both of you for a good resolution\!\)

Wed Aug 29 01:45:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Huh! I'd flipped back through my mentions and your tweet wasn't there. I sit corrected - and thank you for that!

Wed Aug 29 01:48:11 +0000 2012

Ignore previous gendered claim. Not 100%, even in immediate outreach. Bad Twitter mentions, or bad reading, are to blame.

Wed Aug 29 01:50:10 +0000 2012

Replying to @readywriting

It sucks, indeed. Good luck with your decision! I hope it works out for all.

Wed Aug 29 01:51:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @jtheibault

Thanks! I'm hoping for the same.

Wed Aug 29 02:00:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Things could definitely BR worse than that.

Wed Aug 29 02:11:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Thank you! I've been following your move - I hope it work out well and that there's a good resolution soon.

Wed Aug 29 10:21:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @candace_nast

Absolutely. Good luck, and I hope you find a good resolution soon!

Wed Aug 29 10:23:52 +0000 2012

Okay, Twitters: thanks for the kindness yesterday. Resolved to feel way less sorry for myself today. Onward!

Wed Aug 29 10:56:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @maximolly

Have fun, and tell everyone I said hi!

Wed Aug 29 12:57:17 +0000 2012

Less whine, more, um, optimistic reflection. New post: Fall. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/fall/

Wed Aug 29 13:08:19 +0000 2012

RT @MLAnews: Three more days left to get your entries in for the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge! http://www.mla.org/nvs_challenge

Wed Aug 29 15:43:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @audreywatters

I echo @dancohen: a moving, awful, important post. Thank you for that, and I'm so sorry for the pain that produced it.

Wed Aug 29 23:13:45 +0000 2012

The bad news: my parents are w/o power & are trapped in their house by a fallen tree. The good news: the tree did not land on their house.

Thu Aug 30 01:28:39 +0000 2012

Also, they report that they have plenty of wine.

Thu Aug 30 01:28:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

Priorities: in order.

Thu Aug 30 01:29:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF


Thu Aug 30 01:30:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

I hope so too. Isaac may be weakish, but he's slow-moving, so they're stuck with him a while longer.

Thu Aug 30 01:31:30 +0000 2012

Have just discovered that autocorrect autocorrects "weakish" to "weakfish." ???

Thu Aug 30 01:32:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

Exactly what I was thinking.

Thu Aug 30 01:36:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @themba

A little Yiddish in your PC, maybe? \("Weak? Ish\."\)

Thu Aug 30 01:37:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Only if things go very, very wrong. The tree did hit the neighbors, tho, so my parents' luck is at someone else's expense. :(

Thu Aug 30 01:38:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @mckenziewark


Thu Aug 30 01:39:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @sherah1918

Completely crazy.

Thu Aug 30 01:40:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Right? You should have known to move your house out of the way.

Thu Aug 30 01:41:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Apparently, yes, thank goodness.

Thu Aug 30 01:41:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @mckenziewark

Oh, it makes *everything* make so much more sense that way!

Thu Aug 30 01:42:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @themba

Ha! I like that.

Thu Aug 30 01:42:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

It's southern Louisiana. I'm sure they're outfitted.

Thu Aug 30 01:43:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

There are, yes, but So LA is overall far more culturally Catholic \(with a capital C\).

Thu Aug 30 01:46:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

In fact, I was about to joke that they were likely outfitted, or Baptists. One or the other.

Thu Aug 30 01:47:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @JoVanEvery

I know, right? One must lay in pre-storm supplies!

Thu Aug 30 01:48:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @bighandsome

Honestly, I'm just hoping my stepfather hasn't busted out the chainsaw himself, mid-storm. But thanks!

Thu Aug 30 02:40:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @maximolly

Wait, what? How terrible!

Thu Aug 30 10:12:28 +0000 2012

Terribly, terribly sad morning. My heart just breaks for their family. http://savas.me/2012/08/rip-my-friend-lee-dirks/

Thu Aug 30 14:10:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @ldirks

was an extraordinary friend to DH; he connected me to a couple of key projects & was really interested in the field.

Thu Aug 30 14:45:28 +0000 2012

Everybody tweeting that FOXNews called bullshit on Ryan: pls note the column is in “opinion”; “news” says no such thing http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/29/ryan-calls-for-american-turnaround-with-romney-in-lead/

Thu Aug 30 14:51:23 +0000 2012

New post, on the deadline double-bind: Stuck. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/stuck/

Thu Aug 30 15:09:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni

I know, right? I just got here!

Thu Aug 30 15:50:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

Hey, fabulous! Congratulations.

Thu Aug 30 21:09:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @cgbrooke

What stylus do you use? \(I take it you like it\.\)

Thu Aug 30 23:04:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @cgbrooke

Cool, thanks!

Thu Aug 30 23:17:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @ritaraley

Looking forward to seeing you here!

Fri Aug 31 00:24:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @cjprender

Is there a convention going on? ::sticks fingers in ears::

Fri Aug 31 02:24:53 +0000 2012

Just finished a rough paper sketch of the talk I’ve been struggling with -- and my pen ran out of ink as I wrote the last sentence. Ta-da!

Fri Aug 31 13:48:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @fraistat

Not usually. But this thing had me stymied, and the change of scene helped.

Fri Aug 31 13:56:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @fraistat

Exactly. There’s something about moving from one kind of surface or frame to another that often helps break up a jam.

Fri Aug 31 13:59:17 +0000 2012

Me too! // MT @devoneylooser: The Critical Pulse: 36 Credos by Contemporary Critics just published, incl piece by me! http://tinyurl.com/9cc9hbj

Fri Aug 31 14:34:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @MoodyFred

Indeed! Tools that know when you’re done would be priceless.

Fri Aug 31 15:09:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @jbj

Whoops. Have been off the Twitters, so just saw this! We weren’t just trying to undermine the hegemony of the 3-charactered. Really.

Fri Aug 31 21:11:17 +0000 2012

Super-productive day. Now the srs decision: stop working & go take a yoga class? Or push through & finish this talk already? I’m that close.

Fri Aug 31 21:13:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @jbj

Funny, that.

Fri Aug 31 21:18:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @jbj

\(Seriously, it’s baked into WP, I think\. I’ve never seen a setting to change that restriction\.\)

Fri Aug 31 21:19:22 +0000 2012

Okay, @JenHoward and @nmhouston carry it; I’m off to yoga. Thanks, twitters.

Fri Aug 31 21:23:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @publichistorian

I'm a little behind, but wow! Congratulations!

Sat Sep 01 00:56:16 +0000 2012

Thanks for pushing me to go to yoga, folks; it was exactly the right cap to a rockin' day.

Sat Sep 01 01:06:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF and @wynkenhimself

I *did*! Which is why I only said thanks \(and sat down to dinner\) after 9pm.

Sat Sep 01 01:27:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It was, wasn't it?

Sat Sep 01 01:55:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF and @wynkenhimself

I know, I know. But I was so close to done. \(I thought\. There's more to do tomorrow after all\.\)

Sat Sep 01 01:56:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

Press & hold the menu button. Instant home screen. \(Not to say the UI doesn't suck\. It does\. But at least there's that\.\)

Sat Sep 01 03:56:49 +0000 2012