# 2012 09 01 tweets

A bleg that’s way too long for Twitter; help me, lazy web! New post: Multiple Calendar Query. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/multiple-calendar-query/

I think the switch happened this year. I haven’t heard anyone say “two thousand twelve” lately. Twenty-twelve, twenty-thirteen.

Well, shoot. I finished the talk, which is meant to be 18 minutes. It is now 13.5 minutes. At least I can revise longer instead of cutting.

Pause. Sip water. Boy, that’s a nice image, isn’t it? Sip water. As I was saying...

Okay, it’s now somewhere in the 16.5 minute vicinity. I think I can stick a fork in this talk. On to the rest of the to-do list.

Hmm. Would you leave feedback or a query in the alpha testing forum? Thx.

Ok. If the query went to our developer, he should respond tomorrow. $$We're closed today\.$$

No, I think it's a setting issue. Should be a fairly easy fix.

This is on our agenda but we haven’t gotten far with it yet. I’d love it if you’d start a forum discussion about it there.

Sadly, I will not be there. Next time, I hope! $$Also, I have a DC trip or two coming up\.$$

Will do!

That sounds like the pharma hack. It's at the database level, and affects metadata but not direct content. It's super pernicious.

And very hard to get rid of. Google pharmahack - I would up having to rebuild from the ground up to get rid of it.

Congratulations, Ursula! I'm sorry I'm not in SoCal to welcome you.

A spectacular day to arrive back in NYC, after a spectacular trip $$which I hope to be able to write more about very soon$$.

PS: If you sent me a message in the last week, I'll try to answer it tomorrow.

Thanks! I hope we can get together soon - I want to hear about your tour!

Many thanks; I will need done intervention to get over the jet lag fast! More tales soon.

That's divine intervention. Sigh.

Dear beloved cats: As there seems to be some confusion: peeing *on* the litter box is not the same thing as peeing *in* the litter box. xo k

I'm a "close the lid" person - equal inconvenience for all!

We don’t yet have a timetable, but are working as quickly as we can. More as soon as possible!

There was something I meant to do today… What was it… $$snap$$ Oh, right! Eat!

*sigh*

New post, for a new academic year: Making Room. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/making-room/

RT @THATCampMLA: We are now accepting applications for #THATCAMP MLA. Apply here http://mla2013.thatcamp.org/apply/

Me too! // RT @CameronNeylon: Very proud to have been part of process that led to BOAI10 recommendations on #openaccess http://www.soros.org/press-releases/scientists-foundations-libraries-universities-and-advocates-unite-and-issue-new

RT @hjoseph: OA Advocates set ambitious new goal with the BOAI10: #openaccess in 10 years. http://tinyurl.com/9gtblbo

Safe travels, Bethany!

I’ll consider it a big update if the new iTunes stops automatically playing every time I plug in an iOS device connected to my wifi network.

Hey, good luck with that. $$sigh$$

There is a switch to prevent iTunes from launching when you plug in a device. But mine doesn’t just launch - it starts playing.+

Which it’s not supposed to do at all. Makes me crazy. There’s something goofed up in my network, I think.

Truly. I plug my iPhone into a bedside dock at night $$just plugged into the wall$$ & this morning got up to find that +

my comp had been playing music all night. It was far enough into my library that it had to be caused by plugging in the iPhone.

I know, right? I’ve looked everywhere and have seen no evidence that anyone but me has this issue. I’m taking it personally.

Okay, Twitters, I need opinions: Flickr vs Picasa. Go.

When I moved to NY for grad school I was horrified to discover that “regular” meant milk & sugar, rather than ALL THE CAFFEINE, THX.

I let my Flickr Pro account go a while back, but have a set of photos I want to share with a few folks. Hey, maybe G+ will do.

Makes sense. I’ll give it a try and see how it feels.

Srsly. The other is hot coffee ice cream. A totally different thing.

Ah, I need a little more controlled access, at least at first. Still pondering the best balance!

So far, that’s three votes for Flickr, but the tide is running heavily against coffee with milk. :)

Reasons?

Okay, that’s helpful, thanks. Votes thus far are running 4-to-1 in Flickr’s favor, but my sample may be a bit skewed.

Yeah, & G+ has pretty finely-tuned privacy/sharing settings. Not sure it’s as CC-friendly as Flickr, tho. Will keep pondering.

I’m not surprised you’re not a Picasa user, except for its Google integration...

Tricky indeed. I haven’t been good at striking a balance between the cool stuff I’m asked to do and the big picture things.

That’s interesting. Last time I looked at the Mac Picasa client it rubbed me totally the wrong way. Can’t remember why.

Heh.

Good to know - thanks!

Absolutely. Especially when the group effort is not just urgent but important, too.

That’s a very good point. Thanks!

Ooh, interesting. I’ll have to poke around there.

New blog post: The Shape of Thought. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-shape-of-thought/

It is indeed. We’re progressively trained to write articles & books from the youngest age; it’s hard to imagine other shapes.

Thank you so much!

ROCK. ON. RT @boone: Currently testing the first really-working version of Commons In A Box, and it Kicks. Ass. #cbox /cc @ray_i_am

Yay, welcome!

Doug, you can only make this decision for yourself, of course, but there are two key things to know: +

$$1$$ as Edward notes, LLC is what provides the income that keeps all of ADHO and its constituent orbs running, and +

$$2$$ the ADHO pubs cte will be working on initiatives related to open access over the course of this year.

$$Constituent orbs, that is\. Sigh\.$$

$$ORGs\! Stupid autocorrect\.$$

I hear you; the pubs committee will certainly be talking about that.

It’s a tough decision, but I hope that you will support the orgs, and help us figure out how to improve our policies.

A great list! I would add http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish from @bfister, certainly. I’ll keep pondering.

The first crowd-funded ebook release from unglue.it, Oral Literature in Africa, is now up at Open Book Publishers! http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/97/oral-literature-in-africa/d44bfd60764217b43c6a31d769e0a6a9

After two nights in a row of next to no sleep, having gotten 9 hours last night feels positively DREAMY. They were the right 9 hours, too!

Finally beginning to feel as though I’m on something approaching the right time zone.

Good for you, right backatcha. I hope you get caught up!

Ooh, nice.

RT @studentactivism: You've got to read this. CUNY is dismantling an English department in retaliation for a faculty vote. http://t.co/R ...

Good god -- be safe!

Quite well! Thanks for the update; I hope all continues as safely.

New post: Public Responsibility, Public Access. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/public-responsibility-public-access/

I hope your new year is very peaceful and joyous, indeed!

Yay! Congratulations!

At the Institute for Computer Policy and Law for the next couple of days. Getting started with introductions. http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview

Rumor has it that my #CUicpl keynote at 1.30 today is going to be live streamed. http://cit.webcast.video.cornell.edu/Mediasite/Play/dc09a9fb8739459bb75d44ba6a2a1b6c1d

The Humanities in and for the Digital Age. Will you be at DLF in Nov?

I am, indeed. You may hear a very similar talk then. :)

Of course, that we will finally be in the same room may bring on the singularity. But I guess that’s a risk we’ll have to take.

Absolutely thrilled to announce that I’ll be keynoting the DLF Forum in November! http://www.diglib.org/archives/3642/

Hey, thanks! That’s a whole lot of MLA Bibliographies behind me, which I just love.

I’m sorry you won’t be there, too, but thanks!

YAY!!!

Thank you! I hope you’re settling in well...

Excellent! I’ll look forward to actual in-person catching up.

Rock. On! I will very much look forward to hearing more.

If you can make it a Wednesday, I'll be in DC Oct 10...

Excelllent!

I'm on a panel that goes til 5.30 $$at Renaissance Mayflower$$ but will rush over right after.

Thanks, Brian! I'm pretty excited about it.

I hope you can make it!

Actually, Interfolio is waiving many of those charges for JIL users. http://www.mla.org/interfolio_seekers_faq

Spent a fantastic afternoon talking about the future of authorship out at St. John’s today. Thanks for the hospitality, @aegeller!

Ha! Keeping up with your conferences will be well worth it. Thank you for today - and more soon.

You are way more than welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will look forward to getting together again at a less pressured time.

Yep! What's the passage?

That's all on page 2.

You're welcome! I'm thinking this convo may need to be part of my next talk on the future of authorship...

Indeed! Let’s make a point of it.

Hooray!

Replying to @literarychica, @brendabethman and @rgfeal

MLA hearts you back!

RT @kepitcher: Starting to read @kfitz #plannedobsolescence book and already impressed, pleased at how many librarians involved, consul ...

Thank you so much for that tweet. I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the book thus far!

RT @MLAconvention: Hey, #MLA members who know Boston food scene: can you do for #mla13 what @jenifer_ward did for #mla12? It was awesome ...

Yay! I hope it goes well.

New blog post $$and a plea to myself$$: Slow. Down. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/slow-down/

Sigh. I think it’s the mixed blessing of living on an academic calendar; three months seems like a long time, until it’s not.