2012 10 01 tweets

Replying to @adelinekoh

This is a bit too complex for 140, I think. I’m going to ponder and post something longer...

Mon Oct 01 12:06:53 +0000 2012

At @adelinekoh’s request: Advice on Academic Blogging, Tweeting, Whatever. New post: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/advice-on-academic-blogging-tweeting-whatever/

Mon Oct 01 14:39:25 +0000 2012

RT @MLAnews: MLA Commons to Launch at #mla13 in Boston! http://www.mla.org/news_from_mla/news_topic&topic=671

Mon Oct 01 14:51:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF

Hey, excellent. I’m only at ARL briefly, but I’ll be at DLF for the duration. I’ll look forward to seeing you!

Tue Oct 02 01:33:26 +0000 2012

I’ll retweet this tomorrow for the morning crowd, but in the meantime: come work with me! http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=140583&page=1 or https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16924

Tue Oct 02 01:42:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @finnarne, @patriksv and @UmeaUniversity

I’m sorry I missed this before -- congratulations, Patrik!

Tue Oct 02 02:17:46 +0000 2012

Hey, everybody who has posted great things about our awesome community facilitator job at the #MLA: apply, apply, apply!

Tue Oct 02 02:26:00 +0000 2012

Had a fabulous time last night in @mkgold’s #dhdebates12 class! Thanks for the hospitality, all.

Tue Oct 02 13:18:47 +0000 2012

Okay, srsly? Where in this post do I suggest that I want to “control what people write on the internet”? http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/advice-on-academic-blogging-tweeting-whatever/

Tue Oct 02 13:46:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

This dude: http://scientopia.org/blogs/proflikesubstance/2012/10/02/english-profs-want-to-control-the-internet/

Tue Oct 02 13:48:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @noelrk


Tue Oct 02 13:58:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @wpwend42

Why, thank you!

Tue Oct 02 13:58:41 +0000 2012

Looking for an energetic, engaging community facilitator for the #MLA. Come work with me! http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=140583&page=1 or https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16924

Tue Oct 02 17:23:33 +0000 2012

Heading to Vancouver tmw to speak at UBC on Thursday. Then on to UVic on Friday. If you’re in the area come say hi! http://blogs.ubc.ca/bcrlglectures/2012/09/17/planned-obsolescence-publishing-technology-and-the-future-of-the-academy/

Wed Oct 03 03:34:41 +0000 2012

RT @TAC_NISO: Modern Language Assn to launch MLA Commons, new scholarly comm platform, at 2013 MLA conf @kfitz in @LibraryJournal http:/ ...

Wed Oct 03 18:06:04 +0000 2012

The good news about the crazy long immigration line I've been in for the last half hour is that the free wifi has let me catch up on email.

Wed Oct 03 18:30:27 +0000 2012

The bad news is that I still have three lengths to go.

Wed Oct 03 18:30:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

I think this crowd could bust out in a solid "Thriller" any time.

Wed Oct 03 18:34:08 +0000 2012

I swear I'm not exaggerating: THOUSANDS of people in the non-CA residents line. ONE agent. ONE.

Wed Oct 03 18:40:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

This wont be that bad, but in definitely looking at a solid 1.5hrs.

Wed Oct 03 18:45:12 +0000 2012

Hey! A second agent!

Wed Oct 03 18:45:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay


Wed Oct 03 18:49:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

Ooh, excellent. I'm on my own for the rest of the day today, so ill check it out!

Wed Oct 03 18:50:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @cryptopix

I know! Not only was everyone using mobile devices in an unmolested fashion, but there was free wifi. Made it bearable.

Wed Oct 03 20:06:04 +0000 2012

ICYMI: Library Journal reports on the forthcoming launch of MLA Commons. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/organizations/mla-to-launch-scholarly-communications-platform/ #MLA13

Wed Oct 03 20:07:07 +0000 2012


Wed Oct 03 20:17:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

I’m even in the hotel. But for real, it was literally 1.5 hours in that line. Craziness.

Wed Oct 03 20:29:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

That, I cannot say. Our flight was an hour late and got in after \(instead of before\) two huge flights from Asia. So I dunno.

Wed Oct 03 20:30:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

Weather is crazy beautiful. Apparently something of a drought right now; 8mm rain since August, instead of the usual 200+.

Wed Oct 03 20:31:31 +0000 2012

Apparently I am having notability issues \(snif\). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Fitzpatrick_\(academic\)

Wed Oct 03 21:35:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

Well, no wonder then.

Wed Oct 03 21:36:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

I suppose there is such a thing as too much notability.

Wed Oct 03 21:37:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Yeah, it’s at least 3 years out of date -- pre-promotion, apparently even before my move wholly into media studies.

Wed Oct 03 21:50:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

I apparently rely on primary sources. I’m quite sure there’s a pharmaceutical in development for that, though.

Wed Oct 03 21:57:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @TAC_NISO

I’m afraid I’m in Vancouver/Victoria thru Saturday. Can we chat later in the weekend, or early next week?

Thu Oct 04 00:56:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @TAC_NISO

Sounds great. Let me know what works for you.

Thu Oct 04 01:03:26 +0000 2012

Very much looking forward to participating in this joint MLA/LSA session on open access! http://idiom.ucsd.edu/~ebakovic/LSA-OA/ #mla13

Thu Oct 04 12:51:07 +0000 2012

RT @MLAconvention: Spread the word on your campus: #MLA13 travel grants for grads, un-/underemployed, and residing outside US/Canada: ht ...

Thu Oct 04 14:17:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

Eduroam! I have been so jealous so often of folks from Eduroam institutions!

Fri Oct 05 01:20:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yay! I didn’t know you were going to be there!

Fri Oct 05 01:27:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @sherah1918

This sounds just like my life, except that the thing due on the 15th isn’t done either.

Fri Oct 05 03:36:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @joguldi

Backblaze for cloud backups, plus Carbon Copy Cloner for local bootable backups. Plus Dropbox. Lots of copies, you know.

Fri Oct 05 15:03:37 +0000 2012

Nearing the end of a fabulous trip to UBC and UVic. Thanks to everybody here for their hospitality!

Sat Oct 06 01:56:51 +0000 2012

I bought myself a little present in Victoria today.

Sat Oct 06 02:47:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

I couldn’t help myself!

Sat Oct 06 02:50:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality and @adelinekoh

It reminds me of the researcher’s headgear from Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think.”

Sat Oct 06 16:51:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmaxsfu

No, the BC Libraries group brought me in; I gave a talk Thursday at UBC and Friday at UVic. So sorry to have missed you, too!

Sat Oct 06 19:21:37 +0000 2012

Escalator out. Missed the train by 10 seconds. Next train is running 30 minutes late. SUPER HAPPY.

Sun Oct 07 03:06:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

It's a nice night to sit on a deserted train platform. Especially knowing there's still a bus to take after the train.

Sun Oct 07 03:18:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley

Thank you; I could use it. This will have been a long day, should it ever manage to end.

Sun Oct 07 03:24:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

The Newark Liberty Airport rail station. Really really happy I didn't spring for the cab right now.

Sun Oct 07 03:35:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal and @bendprof

Thanks for concern! The train should be here in 3 mins now & trying to get a cab here would be worse in wait & scariness.

Sun Oct 07 03:44:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @rgfeal

Will do, definitely. Oh, also: I'm on a train!

Sun Oct 07 03:52:15 +0000 2012


Sun Oct 07 04:39:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley

Very happy that you guys did not have to bust out the helicopter, or the laser-equipped sharks.

Sun Oct 07 04:42:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

I’m sorry I missed you, but I hope the visit was great! I’m sure we’ll cross paths in Boston.

Sun Oct 07 14:21:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica


Sun Oct 07 14:23:13 +0000 2012

I’d be far prouder of myself for finishing the big PITA task I just checked off my list if it hadn’t actually been due several weeks ago.

Mon Oct 08 18:04:11 +0000 2012

\(And I’ll just say, so much for a day off\. Yes, I am feeling aggrieved\. Why do you ask?\)

Mon Oct 08 18:04:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Eh, had a bunch of errands to go run. Am celebrating the last fifteen minutes of this day "off," tho, on my slightly chilly terrace.

Mon Oct 08 21:09:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @folgerresearch

Also? Ew.

Mon Oct 08 21:30:04 +0000 2012

I have spent much of the evening being slobbered on by one of my cats. It's a good thing he's pretty.

Tue Oct 09 01:08:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

He's a good cat except for the drool. And the predictable plot twists.

Tue Oct 09 01:10:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @kathleenreed

Thanks! It was great getting to talk with you; thanks for making the drive down!

Tue Oct 09 10:32:10 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

it's a relatively recent thing, and it's totally love slobber. I love that cat, but sheesh.

Tue Oct 09 10:33:12 +0000 2012

New post, at Planned Obsolescence: Out of the Habit. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/out-of-the-habit/

Tue Oct 09 13:30:15 +0000 2012

RT @NYUpress: PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE "highly recommended" in portal: Libraries and the Academy. See full review here: http://bit.ly/PlTFNa ...

Tue Oct 09 18:55:59 +0000 2012

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

2 hrs late, but heck yeah I'm there. Done with my session at 5.30 & 2 blocks away.

Wed Oct 10 00:06:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

Sorry it took me so long to get your comment out of moderation! It’s live now -- and thanks!

Wed Oct 10 00:26:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

Yeah, I resemble that remark. I hope all’s well on your end of the world!

Wed Oct 10 00:37:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

Wow, I can’t imagine what that must feel like. \(Kidding\!\)

Wed Oct 10 00:40:15 +0000 2012

Oh, Amtrak wifi, why must you so taunt me with the illusion of connectivity?

Wed Oct 10 14:52:29 +0000 2012

It's a gorgeous day in DC - a good one for a little conversation about scholarly communication \(and then a meetup with some local pals\)!

Wed Oct 10 17:06:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @rgfeal

Will join the call as soon as I get to my hotel!

Wed Oct 10 17:07:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

Burritos are the pizza of the 21st century. \(Which is to say, ubiquitous, and way harder to do right than people think\.\)

Wed Oct 10 18:32:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm, @JenServenti, @jcmeloni, @sheepeeh and @sherah1918

A very peaceful domination, yes. You’ll love it.

Thu Oct 11 03:59:55 +0000 2012

Crud. Teeny tiny little migraine aura. So completely not okay with an overnight migraine, even if its a teeny tiny one.

Fri Oct 12 03:05:51 +0000 2012

Thanks for the good wishes last night, all. The headache never materialized, happily enough, but the hangover this morning did.

Fri Oct 12 12:42:56 +0000 2012

I’ve never had a purely ocular migraine before; my visual disturbances have always been followed by the headache. So this is weird.

Fri Oct 12 12:43:37 +0000 2012

I’m particularly surprised at how rattled I feel this morning despite the absence of the headache. Very weird.

Fri Oct 12 12:45:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @CapitolClio

Thank you! I find myself sitting here wondering if my computer screen has always been this glaringly bright...

Fri Oct 12 12:47:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @parezcoydigo


Fri Oct 12 12:57:32 +0000 2012

Oh god I just got an email in which “webinar” is used as a verb. THIS IS NOT HELPING MY HEAD.

Fri Oct 12 12:58:46 +0000 2012

I kid you not. “If you would like to webinar in…” LEFT SIDE OF BRAIN EXPLODES.

Fri Oct 12 13:00:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I knew what you meant -- and thanks!

Fri Oct 12 13:23:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @lynnegoldstein

They’re very freaky, not least because I associate that visual disturbance with the pounding to come.

Fri Oct 12 13:24:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, I’ll take it, definitely.

Fri Oct 12 13:40:05 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

Bizarre, yeah? I still feel today as though I had the headache, even though I didn’t.

Fri Oct 12 15:49:21 +0000 2012

After 9 hours of sleep, I'm finally feeling a bit more human. Here's hoping it lasts!

Sat Oct 13 12:42:15 +0000 2012

RT @zunguzungu: New blog post. "Creepshots and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Free Speech": http://thenewinquiry.com/blogs/zunguzungu/creepshots-and-the-self-fulfilling-prophecy-of-free-speech/

Sat Oct 13 19:35:14 +0000 2012

Exercising my powers of NO, if somewhat sadly and reluctantly.

Sun Oct 14 21:58:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

The laws of time and space often do not permit anything otherwise.

Sun Oct 14 22:04:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

More or less what I’ve done!

Sun Oct 14 22:06:36 +0000 2012

Oh, the satisfaction of *both* being able to check two items off the to-do-list *and* get three messages out of the inbox in one fell swoop.

Sun Oct 14 22:40:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Every once in a while it works!

Sun Oct 14 22:58:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves


Mon Oct 15 01:43:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Precisely. I'm sorry for the aggravation, but happy for the lack of aggravation!

Mon Oct 15 02:28:38 +0000 2012

Getting my inboxes & to-do lists under control no longer produces relief but instead the mildly panicky sense that I’m forgetting something.

Mon Oct 15 13:48:47 +0000 2012

Just leaving the ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship meeting. Right next door, same hotel space, a big Romney fundraiser. It's... I'm...

Mon Oct 15 22:48:29 +0000 2012

And it's pouring and I am umbrellaless. Maybe I won't leave after all.

Mon Oct 15 22:52:14 +0000 2012

Have $5 street umbrella, will get the heck away from the crazy rich people.

Mon Oct 15 22:56:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @gluejar

They were! That was the creepiest lobby scene I’ve ever seen. Hundreds of identical androids waiting for coat check.

Mon Oct 15 23:43:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

So far, so good! I’m up in the morning; hopefully the crazy will have moved on.

Mon Oct 15 23:44:18 +0000 2012

Rats rats rats. Finished tomorrow’s talk this morning and was very happy with it. Just read through it: 7 mins, or 25%, too short.

Tue Oct 16 00:20:02 +0000 2012

Finding it a little difficult to admit how much less unpleasant the walk to Grand Central is at 7.15 rather than 7.50.

Tue Oct 16 11:35:55 +0000 2012

Two small overdue pieces of writing are left on my list - and then it's all new projects, I hereby promise myself.

Tue Oct 16 11:43:37 +0000 2012

Me too. // RT @rschon: I am attending ITHAKA's Sustainable Scholarship conference today and may be tweeting occasionally from it. #iss2012

Tue Oct 16 13:14:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @gluejar

One of the core reasons why we advocate for non-anonymous processes, but we acknowledge that isn’t a universal value.

Tue Oct 16 14:16:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

That right there is the line for me between sanity and madness. I cannot handle off-the-screen spillover.

Tue Oct 16 16:17:27 +0000 2012

The temperature in this room has gone right past cold-enough-to-keep-me-alert to cold-enough-to-induce-hibernation. #iss2012

Tue Oct 16 16:22:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @IthakaSR

Um, thanks?

Tue Oct 16 16:25:22 +0000 2012

Okay, the cold is now well past hibernation-inducing and into making-me-want-to-cry territory. Fingers going numb. Brain function slowing.

Tue Oct 16 17:02:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ted_Underwood

Grrr. Arrgh.

Tue Oct 16 18:08:34 +0000 2012

Tried to watch. Managed about 45 seconds before blood pressure went through the roof. Let me know how it all turns out.

Wed Oct 17 01:23:11 +0000 2012

Not incidentally, I voted on Sunday.

Wed Oct 17 01:24:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @catherinemitch


Wed Oct 17 01:47:43 +0000 2012

The annual list of DH sessions at #mla13, created by @samplereality: http://bit.ly/U3EclZ [+]

Wed Oct 17 19:03:15 +0000 2012

Last year, we made a list of such lists: http://www.mla.org/yourconvention. Create a pathway through the program for your field, and send us the link!

Wed Oct 17 19:04:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Excellent; thanks!

Wed Oct 17 19:07:27 +0000 2012

Hey #mla13: We want convention guides \(like @samplereality’s http://www\.samplereality\.com/2012/10/17/digital\-humanities\-at\-mla\-2013/\). How will you navigate the program? http://www.mla.org/yourconvention

Thu Oct 18 14:10:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @CUNYRomantics

Fantastic - thanks!

Thu Oct 18 15:00:56 +0000 2012

RT @CUNYRomantics: #MLA13 for Romanticists http://romanticism.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2012/10/17/romantics-at-the-2013-mla-convention/

Thu Oct 18 15:01:29 +0000 2012

Are you participating in an amazing session at #mla13? Want to drum up interest? We’re gathering pre-convention blog posts; send links!

Thu Oct 18 15:20:37 +0000 2012

RT @ChrisParrTHE: Were you involved in #Twittergate? @kfitz's blog on the ethics of live tweeting is this week's scholarly web: http://t ...

Thu Oct 18 15:55:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @Sarah_M_Ford

Obligatory tweet about deep sadness resulting from not being at #ir13.

Thu Oct 18 15:57:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni

Missiles missiles missiles.

Thu Oct 18 18:45:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @pbenzon, @loriemerson, @zachwhalen and @samplereality

Excellent; thank you!

Thu Oct 18 20:39:05 +0000 2012

The rain is not making it easier to get moving this morning.

Fri Oct 19 10:25:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @pbenzon

Thanks! We’ll post a link once we’ve gotten the collection built.

Fri Oct 19 13:21:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @jsanofranchini

Fantastic; thanks!

Fri Oct 19 17:28:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie and @trouts

Ditto what @rgfeal said. It was great having you here for a couple of very productive and fun days!

Fri Oct 19 18:10:14 +0000 2012

RT @BarackObama: “I don’t know if he knows how many lives he’s changing by just saying that simple thing. He's saving lives.” http://t.c ...

Sat Oct 20 13:06:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @melissaterras

I saw the @timeshighered piece online but didn’t know that it was in print too. I’d love a copy, thanks! Will DM address.

Sat Oct 20 13:08:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @melissaterras

Thank you!

Sat Oct 20 14:13:43 +0000 2012

Okay, folks. I’ve got an article to write that MUST be done by the end of the day tomorrow. Anybody up for some work sprints this weekend?

Sat Oct 20 14:18:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @academicdave

Heh. That’s a little more multitasking than I can really handle.

Sat Oct 20 14:20:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @charlottefrost

I was just reading that! My November is NUTS, but I might just try to work it in. But first, this article, this weekend...

Sat Oct 20 14:21:31 +0000 2012

Okay. Have set up Concentrate. Am a few minutes behind the half-hour, but am starting… now. See you back here in 30.

Sat Oct 20 14:34:09 +0000 2012

Sprint 1 went well, but coming back turned into a software update process. Anyhow, next sprint starting imminently.

Sat Oct 20 15:29:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni

Fab. Let me know how you’re doing.

Sat Oct 20 15:30:37 +0000 2012

And I’m off. #worksprint

Sat Oct 20 15:30:50 +0000 2012

Okay, #worksprint 2, done. Article is progressing! If you’re working today, how’s it going?

Sat Oct 20 16:01:45 +0000 2012

My next #worksprint is going to involve focused research rather than network-disabled writing. Last one uncovered need for information!

Sat Oct 20 16:03:35 +0000 2012

First, however, must make lunch. Then onward!

Sat Oct 20 16:07:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @joshhonn

*high five*

Sat Oct 20 16:08:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

If you happen to have a new revenue model for scholarly societies handy, that would be awesome.

Sat Oct 20 16:11:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

Wow, that’s nice.

Sat Oct 20 17:49:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

My theme’s nicely responsive, but I’m tempted by this one anyhow.

Sat Oct 20 17:51:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen

It’s a modification of Ari: http://www.elmastudio.de/wordpress-themes/ari/

Sat Oct 20 17:52:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

The coffee at Think? Or the venue as a space for writing?

Sat Oct 20 18:05:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

By the by, I’m about to start a research sprint, and then after a break, back into writing. I hope you’re doing well!

Sat Oct 20 18:06:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal

I find most of the coffee places around NYU impossible venues. But there’s definitely better coffee out there.

Sat Oct 20 18:09:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal and @moncia


Sat Oct 20 18:09:16 +0000 2012

Okay, after a nice lunch and some goofing around, I’m going back in. 30-minute research sprint starts now.

Sat Oct 20 18:09:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal


Sat Oct 20 18:09:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @jvinopal and @amndw2

Exactly. The only place I’ve had luck with is VBar, and then only if I show up early.

Sat Oct 20 18:32:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @SashaCA2

My pal @jcmeloni got me started on these: pick 1 task, turn off distractions, set a timer for 30 \(or 15\) mins, and go! Then rest.

Sat Oct 20 18:33:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @SashaCA2

And repeat.

Sat Oct 20 18:33:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @kidolopez

Excellent! I’m about 2/3 of the way done with this weekend’s writing. Hoping to wrap it up tonight!

Sat Oct 20 21:38:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @kidolopez

I know, right? I’ve been using Concentrate, which forces me to focus by shutting off certain apps & sites.

Sat Oct 20 21:39:57 +0000 2012

Just a quick YAY to say that I have a draft of my article! I may press onward today; I’ve got another piece I could stand to get written.

Sun Oct 21 12:57:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2 and @wynkenhimself

Indeed. It’s so nice to feel things moving forward. And that’s not just the coffee speaking!

Sun Oct 21 13:30:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @shanakimball

Thanks! I hope your travels have gone well so far...

Sun Oct 21 15:30:30 +0000 2012

Completely fired up about the MacHeist 4 bundle, including Scrivener and an Evernote Premium subscription. http://macheist.com/bundle/t/619262

Sun Oct 21 15:36:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @acavender

I already have Scrivener, but not Evernote Premium. And there are a few games that might be fun.

Sun Oct 21 16:08:59 +0000 2012

Placed an Amazon Prime order yesterday. Order was delivered to my building today. SUNDAY. This is how Amazon will kill other retailers.

Sun Oct 21 17:02:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @ricksva

Good reminder; thanks.

Sun Oct 21 17:17:52 +0000 2012

RT @ricksva: @kfitz Well,yes,and also how it'll kill its warehouse employees :-( http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/inside-world-online-retail-warehouse-worker-130235671.html

Sun Oct 21 17:18:31 +0000 2012

Thanks to the cast-iron dutch oven my mom got me for my birthday, I’ve just succeeded in making the darkest roux I’ve ever made. #gumbotime

Sun Oct 21 17:38:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @DanielPaulOD

I’ll post what I’ve done this time; it’s usually a make-it-up-as-you-go affair for me.

Sun Oct 21 18:01:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

I’m hoping. There is a tiny chance that I may have overdone the darkness of the roux. But hey - I could try again next Sunday!

Sun Oct 21 19:52:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Ha! I was indeed thinking of our writing date. But you’re right - I should actually focus on, I don’t know, writing maybe.

Sun Oct 21 20:17:51 +0000 2012

Okay, Mountain Lion: I have had it up to HERE with your popping up windows that steal focus while I’m in the middle of typing. KNOCK IT OFF.

Mon Oct 22 13:08:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Other stuff. Double-click to open a doc; click back into the window you were in; new doc still steals focus on open.

Mon Oct 22 13:10:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF

Woo hoo! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Tue Oct 23 01:37:53 +0000 2012

Two! Two! Two major tasks accomplished today!

Tue Oct 23 16:22:51 +0000 2012

RT @bukuwawa: @kfitz Ah! Hah! Hah! http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5703/countvoncount.jpg

Tue Oct 23 16:28:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @foundhistory

Back at LSU, there was a point when he drove a smallish SUV with the driver’s seat removed. He sat in the back seat.

Wed Oct 24 17:53:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @elotroalex

Hi back to the three of you! It was great meeting them; I’ll look forward to talking more.

Wed Oct 24 18:48:03 +0000 2012

Oh, yes. This was definitely all about “the integrity of the vital record-keeping system.” http://bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2012/10/24/mitt-romney-overruled-state-agency-and-rejected-new-birth-certificates-for-children-born-gay-parents/TqOHBb99V98H6nGQqUQrjO/story.html // via @jbj

Thu Oct 25 14:29:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @jbj

I think you’re right. I misread that line as coming from a counsel in the Romney admin re their policing of changes.

Thu Oct 25 14:51:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @jbj

But it now appears to me to be about the need for manual changes since the form itself wasn’t revised.

Thu Oct 25 14:52:05 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

Had to go back in time to catch the announcement I’d missed, but well worth doing. Congratulations!

Thu Oct 25 14:56:54 +0000 2012

Gee, I really wish I could, but no. Thanks for the tempting offer, but no. That sounds fantastic, but no.

\(Just practicing\.\)

Thu Oct 25 15:15:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Well said!

Thu Oct 25 15:24:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @magpie

I am a little fonder than I should be of the “no sandwich”: Wow, what a tempting invitation. I just can’t. Perhaps another time!

Thu Oct 25 15:25:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @moncia and @jmittell

Oh, that’s priceless.

Thu Oct 25 15:40:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Ack! When are you supposed to fly out?

Thu Oct 25 23:44:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

You should be good. Looks like Monday & Tuesday will be rough, but if gets crossed that all is well thereafter.

Fri Oct 26 01:29:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @melissaterras

That sounds not so vaguely obstetric.

Fri Oct 26 11:37:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @chutry and @jmittell

“Since the dawn of time, man has…”

Fri Oct 26 19:52:51 +0000 2012

Dear NYC: the Midtown tunnel is closed. \(For repairs, not the storm\.\) Don't bother trying 36th - it's going nowhere.

Sat Oct 27 22:52:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @ucsdBECS

I have my moments of temptation. But I'll take hurricanes over earthquakes, any day. I hope all's well in SD!

Sat Oct 27 23:55:42 +0000 2012

RT @NYTMetro: BREAKING: MTA suspending subway, bus, rail service starting 7 p.m. tonight. #Sandy

Sun Oct 28 14:18:11 +0000 2012

RT @debcha: Mandatory Zone A evacuation. Be safe, New York friends.

Sun Oct 28 15:31:44 +0000 2012

“I give a 50% chance that Sandy's storm surge will end up flooding a portion of the New York City subway system.” http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

Sun Oct 28 15:52:15 +0000 2012

My goofball little girl cat likes to sleep on the back of the sofa, and has fallen off of it twice in the last hour. #lowbarometricpressure?

Sun Oct 28 17:16:24 +0000 2012

Fortunately, she fell seat-ward both times, and mostly just looks a little embarrassed.

Sun Oct 28 17:16:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

The only way I could have video would be *if* I pushed her.

Sun Oct 28 17:23:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

Alice meowed at me and came over to be petted, as if to say “what did you do?”

Sun Oct 28 17:26:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2


Sun Oct 28 17:38:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Phew. Glad you made it home in plenty of time for the transit shutdown. Be safe!

Sun Oct 28 21:36:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Yup! Safe and dry and waiting for the rain to start.

Sun Oct 28 22:15:27 +0000 2012

Spent the day today with @ayjay’s The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction - a perfect book for a day alone waiting on a storm.

Mon Oct 29 00:20:49 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope we’ll get the chance to talk about it in person some time!

Mon Oct 29 00:40:28 +0000 2012

And now for an evening with season 1 of Parenthood and nature's perfect food, the tater tot. #stormconditions

Mon Oct 29 00:51:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @antinats

I never watched Brothers and Sisters, but I've heard the connection elsewhere.

Mon Oct 29 00:56:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

Happily, I've got seasons and seasons still ahead of me.

Mon Oct 29 01:00:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @shanakimball

Thanks! Likely the worst danger is a case of cabin fever...

Mon Oct 29 01:01:37 +0000 2012

I have just discovered a crucial miscalculation in my storm preparations. I only have about two days’ worth of coffee left.

Mon Oct 29 12:52:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @elotroalex

And the two of us from hurricane central! Maybe it’s just hard to believe this kind of thing can happen in NYC.

Mon Oct 29 12:59:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @hedgielib

Phew! There’s plenty of tea. It’s green tea, though, so I’ll have to find the IV infuser.

Mon Oct 29 13:06:00 +0000 2012

The folks at http://weather.com seem to be freaking out.

Mon Oct 29 13:07:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

No kidding. I’m trying to figure out how to get myself to focus on some reading today.

Mon Oct 29 13:09:38 +0000 2012

Just finished a Google hangout. Thru my earbuds, I thought I was hearing the wind pick up. Turns out it was the fan on my laptop going nuts.

Mon Oct 29 15:06:37 +0000 2012

Pure awesomeness. // RT @boone: Introducing Participad, realtime collaboration for WordPress http://blo.so/ka http://participad.org

Mon Oct 29 16:45:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @ComicsGrid and @boone

The main difference is that it’s LIVE multi-author collaboration. Simultaneous co-authoring.

Mon Oct 29 16:54:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat, @dancohen and @boone

Srsly. I can imagine that, say, if one were running a large WP-based platform for a large scholarly org +

Mon Oct 29 17:54:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat, @dancohen and @boone

something like this might come in handy at its annual meeting. Just for instance.

Mon Oct 29 17:54:45 +0000 2012

Whoa. Major wind gust here just made a LOT of noise. If there’s a full evening of that to come, I’m going to need to steady my nerves.

Mon Oct 29 18:05:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @cjprender

I thank you. I’m hoping to wait another couple of hours before busting out the non-virtual ones.

Mon Oct 29 18:12:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Oh, no! Seriously not good. Is anybody on duty in the bldg?

Mon Oct 29 18:51:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Well, at least they’re there. Keep me posted!

Mon Oct 29 18:55:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves


Mon Oct 29 19:07:04 +0000 2012

RT @BendProf: Friendly reminder to #mla members: Please vote! There are 4 #comm_college members + 3 tweeps running for Executive Council ...

Mon Oct 29 19:17:14 +0000 2012

Little power flickers.

Mon Oct 29 19:31:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

Thank goodness! I’m so glad he did; things have barely started, and that was going to get worse.

Mon Oct 29 20:12:13 +0000 2012

Yesterday was a productive stay-at-home-and-wait-for-the-storm day. Today has been the opposite. Time to give up on getting things done.

Mon Oct 29 20:27:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @CapitolClio


Mon Oct 29 20:53:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

I have Irish whiskey. Ergo, am doing fine. \(Now\. The howling wind was getting to me\.\) How are you?

Mon Oct 29 21:02:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

Oh, if I had any xanax in the house, I’d be right there with you, trust me.

Mon Oct 29 21:05:03 +0000 2012

Cop car driving up 3rd Ave telling pedestrians over the loudspeaker to get off the street, go back home or to your hotel…

Mon Oct 29 21:06:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @mamamusings

Heh. I did have a moment of thinking “seriously? You better be out after something like diapers.”

Mon Oct 29 21:11:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @parezcoydigo

Good grief.

Mon Oct 29 21:19:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @parezcoydigo


Mon Oct 29 21:20:12 +0000 2012

RT @MLAconvention: The 1 Nov deadline to apply for travel grants for #MLA13 has been extended to 5 Nov, courtesy of #Sandy.

Mon Oct 29 22:09:56 +0000 2012

Either my building is swaying or I’m more nervous than I thought.

Mon Oct 29 22:16:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

Thanks, Ernesto!

Mon Oct 29 22:19:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @drkassorla

Truly. Just a bit unnerving, despite the good design.

Mon Oct 29 22:24:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Backatcha! Henry & Alice seem unperturbed, though curious.

Mon Oct 29 22:25:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

On and off, yes. They’re pacing around a little, but about to settle back in, I think.

Mon Oct 29 22:40:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

16. It’s exciting up here.

Mon Oct 29 23:04:56 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

Ugh. I hope you guys are safely away from the sludge!

Mon Oct 29 23:47:34 +0000 2012

Power out in Murray Hill.

Tue Oct 30 00:44:42 +0000 2012

A couple of years ago my mother gave me a rechargeable battery phone charger and an LED camping lantern. I am sooooo grateful.

Tue Oct 30 13:26:27 +0000 2012

Which is to say: no power, erratic cell. Water ok for now. Safe on the 16th floor but not going anywhere for a while. Hope you are all well.

Tue Oct 30 13:27:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself


Tue Oct 30 13:46:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Srsly, am drinking tea. All is well.

Tue Oct 30 13:47:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

I'm buying them for everyone for the holidays this year.

Tue Oct 30 13:48:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Yup. Went down in a blinding flash a little before 9pm. Nothing since. Hoping I can hold out here until elevators are back. :)

Tue Oct 30 14:31:14 +0000 2012

Sigh. @ConEdison saying power back in BK & Manhattan w/in 4 days. Better than it could be, but not ideal.

Tue Oct 30 15:45:48 +0000 2012

RT @MTAInsider: The MTA will restore limited bus service today at 5pm, with more service coming tomorrow. Fares will be waived for the t ...

Tue Oct 30 15:46:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Temp is ok, thankfully. We'll see how it goes, I guess!

Tue Oct 30 16:11:10 +0000 2012

Water now out. Packing up to head to my sister's. Happy to have local family with power willing to receive my cranky unshowered self!

Tue Oct 30 16:45:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Am going to leave them lots of food & water; I'll come back & brave the giant StairMaster as needed :)

Tue Oct 30 16:57:38 +0000 2012

Okay, am settled in at my wonderful sister’s, with hot and cold running internet. Sending hopes that the rest of you are safe & comfortable.

Tue Oct 30 19:04:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

Me too! I take it you came through okay?

Tue Oct 30 19:05:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Nope. There are few cabs, all occupied. I walked, carrying 3 bags, 40+ blocks. My exercise for the day!

Tue Oct 30 19:13:52 +0000 2012

So happy that my calendar app has continued to notify me all day of meetings it is very concerned are just about to start!

Tue Oct 30 20:25:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

I had a little bit of very intermittent reception at home. Better reception here. Lots of towers w/o power downtown, I think.

Tue Oct 30 20:39:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

How are you guys? I’m glad you’ve been able to charge devices, but the no water thing is no fun.

Tue Oct 30 20:40:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves

No kidding. Might be worth a trip to an NYSC north of 42nd?

Tue Oct 30 20:51:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @brendabethman, @katinalynn and @rgfeal

Alas, it’s looking like 4 days before power returns. I’m safe at my sister’s, though. Thanks for asking!

Tue Oct 30 21:29:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @mkgold

Sending you guys good power-returning vibes. Take care!

Wed Oct 31 02:10:56 +0000 2012

Got an extremely good night’s sleep at my sister’s. The lights are on, the coffee is made, the kids upstairs are pounding on the ceiling…+

Wed Oct 31 11:47:58 +0000 2012

One could almost begin to believe that nothing has happened. Except that I’m at my sister’s, with a growing pile of meetings to reschedule.

Wed Oct 31 11:49:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

This is a bigger worry than it must sound to you. Without those meetings, a massive project with an impending deadline stalls.

Wed Oct 31 12:09:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

And looking at my Nov. travel itinerary, rescheduling becomes very hard. So it’s not just missing meetings, it’s the ripple effect.

Wed Oct 31 12:09:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Ah, got it. Yes, it is a very different order of worry from yesterday! We’ll get moving forward again, I’m sure. But looking at +

Wed Oct 31 12:15:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

the pix of the Bowling Green subway station \(across the street from our office, and the station I come into\) has me mildly freaked.

Wed Oct 31 12:16:22 +0000 2012

Ok, here I am, with power, internet, and time. Let’s get some stuff done! I need to… no, that server is down. How about… no, that one too.

Wed Oct 31 13:11:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @sleonchnm

Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Wed Oct 31 14:40:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @annehelen

I’m kinda digging it myself. So much better than having to do the window pop-out thing to see your inbox.

Wed Oct 31 17:12:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell and @annehelen

Try hard-refreshing your Gmail tab. That made it pop up for me.

Wed Oct 31 17:15:22 +0000 2012

Having a very hard time not thinking Beavis & Butthead thoughts every time I look at the ConEd URL. Probably I’m just punchy.

Wed Oct 31 17:17:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @annehelen and @jmittell

My word. Working on two email messages at once! What will they think of next?

Wed Oct 31 17:18:05 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

W00t! Celebrate all you like; I will when mine is back!

Wed Oct 31 18:20:58 +0000 2012