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/

Sat Sep 01 14:37:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

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

Sat Sep 01 20:57:42 +0000 2012

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.

Sun Sep 02 14:00:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @dandyroll

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

Sun Sep 02 16:16:20 +0000 2012

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.

Sun Sep 02 16:48:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Mon Sep 03 18:45:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Mon Sep 03 19:03:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Mon Sep 03 19:16:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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.

Mon Sep 03 19:35:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

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

Tue Sep 04 14:15:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

Will do!

Tue Sep 04 14:22:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

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

Tue Sep 04 14:48:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

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

Tue Sep 04 14:49:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @uheise

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

Tue Sep 04 15:39:13 +0000 2012

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

Mon Sep 10 21:37:04 +0000 2012

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

Mon Sep 10 21:38:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

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

Mon Sep 10 21:40:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

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

Mon Sep 10 21:42:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

That's divine intervention. Sigh.

Mon Sep 10 21:43:16 +0000 2012

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

Mon Sep 10 23:41:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ed_Raso

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

Mon Sep 10 23:47:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench and @rgfeal

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

Tue Sep 11 17:23:42 +0000 2012

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


Tue Sep 11 20:07:08 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 12 13:57:46 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 12 15:32:36 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 12 15:33:17 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 12 15:33:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

Safe travels, Bethany!

Wed Sep 12 15:34:06 +0000 2012

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.

Wed Sep 12 18:08:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @academicdave

Hey, good luck with that. \(sigh\)

Wed Sep 12 18:10:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Sep 12 18:21:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Sep 12 18:21:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Sep 12 18:30:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @cscannella

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.

Wed Sep 12 18:32:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @cscannella

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

Wed Sep 12 18:39:29 +0000 2012

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

Thu Sep 13 13:03:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @boone

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

Thu Sep 13 13:07:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

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.

Thu Sep 13 13:12:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @jwolman

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

Thu Sep 13 13:14:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @academicdave and @boone

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

Thu Sep 13 13:22:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

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

Thu Sep 13 13:26:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @sherah1918

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

Thu Sep 13 13:27:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline


Thu Sep 13 13:28:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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.

Thu Sep 13 13:33:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

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

Thu Sep 13 13:36:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni

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

Thu Sep 13 13:37:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenHoward

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.

Thu Sep 13 13:38:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenHoward

Also, thanks for the link!

Thu Sep 13 13:39:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

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

Thu Sep 13 13:40:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Sep 13 13:40:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @john_overholt

Good to know - thanks!

Thu Sep 13 13:41:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenHoward

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

Thu Sep 13 13:45:20 +0000 2012

Go, @unsworth! http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/12/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts

Thu Sep 13 13:46:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @Exhaust_Fumes

That’s a very good point. Thanks!

Thu Sep 13 13:51:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @timlockridge

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

Thu Sep 13 13:53:08 +0000 2012

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

Thu Sep 13 14:00:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @readywriting

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

Thu Sep 13 14:03:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

Thank you so much!

Thu Sep 13 15:54:13 +0000 2012

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

Thu Sep 13 16:28:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

Yay, welcome!

Fri Sep 14 00:07:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside and @LLCjournal

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

Fri Sep 14 16:20:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside and @LLCjournal

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

Fri Sep 14 16:21:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside and @LLCjournal

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

Fri Sep 14 16:21:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside and @LLCjournal

\(Constituent orbs, that is\. Sigh\.\)

Fri Sep 14 16:22:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside and @LLCjournal

\(ORGs\! Stupid autocorrect\.\)

Fri Sep 14 16:22:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside

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

Fri Sep 14 16:32:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @dougreside

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

Fri Sep 14 16:33:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @micahvandegrift

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

Fri Sep 14 17:09:26 +0000 2012

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

Sat Sep 15 14:27:58 +0000 2012

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!

Sat Sep 15 14:30:00 +0000 2012

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

Sat Sep 15 14:30:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @phdaisy

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

Sat Sep 15 14:34:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

Ooh, nice.

Sat Sep 15 16:03:18 +0000 2012

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

Sat Sep 15 18:37:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @LizClausen

Good god -- be safe!

Mon Sep 17 17:01:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @LizClausen

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

Mon Sep 17 17:36:15 +0000 2012

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

Mon Sep 17 18:55:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

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

Mon Sep 17 19:16:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @foundhistory

Yay! Congratulations!

Tue Sep 18 13:51:41 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 19 16:35:06 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 19 16:48:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

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

Wed Sep 19 16:51:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

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

Wed Sep 19 16:56:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

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.

Wed Sep 19 16:57:12 +0000 2012

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

Thu Sep 20 15:27:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

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

Thu Sep 20 15:51:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @shanakimball

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

Thu Sep 20 15:51:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @barbarahui


Thu Sep 20 17:17:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

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

Thu Sep 20 17:27:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench

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

Thu Sep 20 17:33:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @cgbrooke

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

Thu Sep 20 20:52:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @sleonchnm, @sherah1918 and @jcmeloni

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

Fri Sep 21 23:06:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm, @wynkenhimself, @sherah1918 and @jcmeloni


Fri Sep 21 23:14:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni, @sleonchnm, @wynkenhimself and @sherah1918

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

Fri Sep 21 23:19:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

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

Sat Sep 22 19:27:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @BillTorg

I hope you can make it!

Mon Sep 24 12:41:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @s2ceball

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

Mon Sep 24 14:49:47 +0000 2012

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

Mon Sep 24 22:29:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @aegeller

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

Mon Sep 24 22:30:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @aegeller

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

Mon Sep 24 22:33:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @charlottefrost

Yep! What's the passage?

Tue Sep 25 11:18:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @charlottefrost

That's all on page 2.

Tue Sep 25 11:28:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @charlottefrost

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

Tue Sep 25 11:31:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @brendabethman

Indeed! Let’s make a point of it.

Tue Sep 25 19:05:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @brendabethman and @rgfeal


Tue Sep 25 19:07:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica, @brendabethman and @rgfeal

MLA hearts you back!

Tue Sep 25 19:14:49 +0000 2012

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

Tue Sep 25 19:14:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @kepitcher

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

Tue Sep 25 19:15:20 +0000 2012

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

Tue Sep 25 22:27:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @karikraus

Yay! I hope it goes well.

Wed Sep 26 00:41:45 +0000 2012

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

Wed Sep 26 13:31:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @plragde

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.

Wed Sep 26 13:37:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @atrubek

As a prof in grad school advised a friend of mine whose first baby had just been born, "don't buy into the culture of need."

Fri Sep 28 18:36:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @atrubek

Ah, crud. Blew the quote. It was "economy of need."

Fri Sep 28 18:37:00 +0000 2012

60-ish year old African American man on the subway reading Rick Springfield's memoir. I would love to know the back story.

Sat Sep 29 16:00:21 +0000 2012

@wynkenhimself It made it all the worse when they renamed the Bullets, because *that* was apparently presenting a bad image of the city.

Sun Sep 30 16:53:44 +0000 2012