# 2012 12 01 tweets

Saturday. Is. Awesome. I’ve unpacked, gone grocery shopping, done some cleaning. Now I’m making split pea soup. I may even do laundry.

There’s something amazing $$and perhaps a little sad$$ about how good it feels to be able to get life at home in order.

Okay, the split pea soup is AWESOME. And the laundry is done. There might be a nap coming soon. #wildsaturday #lookoutworld

It’s pretty great, isn’t it?

Remembering with a mild surprise what a beautifully vicious little tune Simon & Garfunkel’s last song was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jg8jf9oTjw

RT @MC_IMR: Want to keep up with all the projects of our "parent" site, MediaCommons? If so, please "like" its facebook page & follo ...

Thanks, Brian!

This day. Oh, man, this day. On the positive side, I just had my Global Entry interview, which was $$a$$ next door, and $$b$$ five minutes.

On the other side? Databases. Is all I’m saying.

Yes, I do -- enough that this will improve my travel life a good bit.

RT @MurraysCheese: Bill Murray just bought a Murray's tshirt at our store in @GrandCentralNYC and now we have to close because all our s ...

A pretty nifty CFP from @AnvilAcademic for projects built upon existing digital tools and collections: http://anvilacademic.org/submission-guidelines/built-upon-series-cfp/

The amazing split pea soup I made this weekend is even better today. And very nice on a killer sore throat. #sadface

Dear Rev. of Higher Education: thanks for the thoughtful review of my book! But how did you get a paper price of \$110? http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=5008

Aw, man. All of my people seem to be at #mediaplaces2012, making me nostalgic for my visit to #HUMlab last year.

Sadly, I wasn’t invited. I did get to visit last year, though, so I can’t feel too bad about it.

At the launch of Open Utopia, at the NYU Digital Humanities Initiative. Very cool project I supported on Kickstarter!

Duncombe: Realizing that More's Utopia had less to do w/specificity of this Utopia than w/getting readers to imagine what Utopia might be.

Duncombe: Utopia as an imaginal machine, pushing readers to conceive of new worlds; Open Utopia encourages the same.

We waved.

Briefly. I have a conversation I have to have as soon as the presentation is done, and then have another talk I have to run to.

$$Rita Raley\!$$

RT @nypl_labs: "It's kinda like Pinterest for the @nytimes." WAIT WHAT?! Seriously!? Awesome!

Check out Compendium from @nytlabs
http: ...

Now at an absolutely fascinating talk by @ritaraley on disintegrated reading and intermedial textual practices.

Disintegration: a turn away from suturing, away from the assemblage, away from the continuous, toward whatever catches the eye. @ritaraley

No absolute value can be assigned to integrated or disintegrated reading; neither provides any guaranteed benefit or injury. @ritaraley

$$@ritaraley put that way better than I did\.$$

Dude. Really? I now owe @ritaraley a really nice dinner.

Her slides were mostly images; I'm sure the article/chapter will be published soon, though.

That's awfully nice. Let's talk!

RT @archivejournal: issue 2 of @archivejournal on undergraduates in the archive: robots, papers, video, public humanities & more! ht ...

That’s huge -- congratulations!

Having one of those "you know, actually putting the coffee in the coffee maker might result in a better cup of coffee" kind of mornings.

Exactly.

I came very close, but at the last second realized I was about to pour hot water into an empty AeroPress.

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Feeling My Way Through http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-CL

We will be asking questions about the experience, definitely, but probably within the beta testers group itself.

Thank you!

I’m only 7 hours late, but that is the coolest.

Annals of comment spam: "Yes! Finally someone writes about %keyword1%." #indeed

Great!

I have written a screed. How scredulous it is will be determined tomorrow morning, whereon I will decide whether to post it or not.

But nonetheless! ::shakes fist::

Ah, the days of pseudonymity. Not that I ever really had them, but I miss them anyhow.

Eh, sleeping in is probably fine. I'm more likely to post a screed after the morning 4/5 train, anyhow.

No, not at all. In fact, I didn't even know they'd posted the ad!

Having seen it: it's not how I would have defined the position, but it's no longer mine to define. I'm sure it'll get good apps.

That is indeed an odd place. It's apparently up on the Chronicle today.

Okay, rant on. New post at Planned Obsolescence: "Neoliberal." http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-CN

Many recent instances have been of the “DH is evidence of neoliberal capitulation” variety.

RT @Ted_Underwood: @tcarmody @kfitz If you want instances, seriously all you need do is search twitter on "neoliberal." It means what "b ...

Think you've got the wrong person, but good luck!

RT @MLAconvention: You can now browse and search for #mla13 sessions on your smartphone at http://mla13.org!

Replying to @amandafrench, @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

I missed #mlatshirts today, but this is awesome.

New post on Planned Obsolescence: More on That Word. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-CP

Look out! Ranting will happen.

RT @anildash: Our culture is cowed by extremists who would rather see dead children than let go of their fantasy of armed insurrection. ...

This day has utterly wrecked me. I am so, so sorry, that this is the world that we've made.

Okay, this is crazy: my first book gets a mention in the NYTBR review of Mr. Penumbra. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/books/review/mr-penumbras-24-hour-bookstore-by-robin-sloan.html?_r=0

Hey, super cool!

Very interesting! I might actually have a good platform for such a project… coming soon to #mla13.

Yay! Little peanut! I hope you all get some sleep.

It's fabulous, and very near me!

Indeed. Saw it yesterday; completely fantastic.

A genuine answer, @ryancordell: Scholarly community. Your work in the place where those you want to reach are also working. #mlacommons

Trust me, I *completely* understand.

Excellent! We're definitely hoping members will do that.

A focused, field-based scholarly community working thru a professional org has benefits. Evaluation, filtering, etc.

#MLACommons launches 3 Jan, but there might be a #THATCampMLA preview...

Personification is indeed a rhetorical device, often used for literary purposes. Some non-literary, too.

We're hoping to build a federated network of commonses, allowing both for disciplinary focus and interdisc collab.

Absolutely - one of its key purposes.

Live demos in the exhibit hall theater Fri, Sat, & Sun at 10.30am, plus a table in the reg area during all biz hrs.

Also, I hear rumors of a big cake in the MLA booth on Saturday afternoon...

Hmmm. Haven't heard anything, but will pass on in the morning.

RT @jcmeloni: Help Us Help You! @Interfolio is looking for usability testing participants at #mla13 $$or remotely$$ http://bit.ly/IntfUXTest

So great to see you! I hope the rest of the trip was grand, and the travel smooth.

The bidding process helped encourage that, I think; I got to evaluate things I wanted to read! #DH2013

Not at all incidentally & I'm sure you're already on this, but I hope the PC publishes about the process. So much worth sharing!

It could be a great idea - showing how we bring our methods to bear on our own processes. Could help so many other conferences.

Take my word; it's a good one. // RT @dhnow: Job: Asst or Assoc Prof of Media Theory, Pomona College, Media Studies http://dhnow.org/Ta7uOn

Replying to @jmittell, @sivavaid and @nancybaym

Aw shucks.

We're in limited testing right now, but will be opening the beta fairly soon… #mla13 #MLACommons

Not sure about my availability, but keep me posted.

Oh, but it's such a great thing to be reminded of one's essential stupidity. #sigh

I can always count on you for support.

A mantra that can serve us all well in trying times.

I only wish that I could say it were so.

I could not possibly agree with you more.

Replying to @literarychica, @bendprof and @pannapacker

This was the case when I was in grad school too. They called it "merit."

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @rgfeal and @samplereality

I have wondered. It reads like an elaborate $$if not very good$$ bit of early web fiction.

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @rgfeal and @samplereality

Like what was that one about all the twenty-somethings living in that house?

You too, Stacey!

So sorry for the unglad tidings or more or less the opposite of joy. Good luck with the cleanup & let me know if I can help.

Ugh. I'm so sorry. There's a bunch of advice to be found out there on clearing the hack up...

It's a very strange thing to begin a work day just as everyone at home goes to bed, and end it just as they start getting online again.

Actually, it would be "@FilmCritHULK": http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_a_tweet

Oh, interesting! Is the essay authored by "Film Crit Hulk"? Or "FILMCRITHULK" as on the blog?

Hmm. I'd probably go with "Film Crit Hulk," in that case. The Handbook supports single-name pseudonyms $$Stendhal, Moliere$$ & I'm +

pretty sure that "Hulk" is not intended as a surname.

Oh, this isn't authorial intention, this is publisher intention. Publishers never die. $$Ha\. Ha ha\. Um…$$

Seriously, the Handbook argues for using names, titles, etc as found on the title page of a text, which is publisher-controlled.

In the case of a blog post or blog-engine-published essay, that would be the way the engine renders the username, I guess.

If you don't have a Google Webmaster Tools account, I'd strongly recommend signing up. That will allow you to +

indicate that you're aware of the problem & working to fix it, and to request a recrawl when ready.

I think it's all google juice: the illusion of links still drives up their page rank, or so I suspect.

I cannot get that link to work; not sure what's up.

Mine was @DreamHost as well. Check their wiki for info on how to harden your security settings; makes a huge diff.

Not yet, alas. Still an online drugstore.

That *is* odd.

Nope; have cleared cache. Will send you a screenshot.

It's possible that it's a propagation issue; I'm in France right now.

RT @MLACommons: We're gearing up for a big launch party in Boston. Come join us at #mla13!

RT @MLACommons: The festivities include MLA Commons demos Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:30 am in the Exhibit Hall Theater. http:// ...

Agreed. I think it's a savvy move. It's got that Krakauer Everest appeal that can draw readers into an unexpected pub +

or mode of pub.

RT @nmhouston: You don't have to wait until January 1 to start doing something differently.

Okay, given that you sold me on the Fitbit, I'll want to hear about your experience with this.

I AM MISSING THE SNOW AGAIN. This better not be all we get this season. #wordsImaylivetoregret

Ugh. I was sorry to miss the snow, but that's not what I wanted for you!

What started out as a simple idea for my bit of a roundtable has gotten quite complicated & now cannot be fit into the time allowed. #mla13

Stupid writing process. #mla13

Possibly. Or possibly I've just overthought what really ought to be a pretty simple thing. SIGH.

I will get out the pruning shears; I want everyone else to get theirs on the table, too!

Replying to @HesterBlum, @mkgold and @MLACommons

Yay! Thanks, both of you!

If I cut all the prepositional phrases, I think I can come in under the buzzer. #mla13

And breathing. If I eliminate the breathing, I can probably save 30 seconds or so.

I'd say adjectives are stupid, but that would require caving in to their demands.

It is! I think I can cut enough, though; I really have just overcomplicated this thing.

Excellent! I was amazed how well it worked.

No no no no. // RT @AP: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion: http://apne.ws/ZNqbwE

It's not a bad idea; I'll put that on the list.

I wish you all better from here.

Incidentally, I'll be sorry not to be able to pop by & say hi during the convention, but I'm going to be sprinting throughout.

Woohoo! $$And FYI, this tweet produced at least five other new accounts in the minute thereafter\.$$

Uh, you guys? They call it a *silent* phase for a reason. http://commons.mla.org

Excellent indeed. And my last was sarcasm, in case that wasn't clear. +

The more people who log in today, the less likely the server will melt on Thursday.

:)

It's so close to ready until we're very happy to have people stopping in! $$Sorry the joke didn't quite play\.$$

Okay, note to self: sarcasm doesn't always transmit with the tweet.

Wise, man. Wise.

Yeah, really! ... Oh, wait. I get it!

Happy New Year from Paris, all. See you in Boston tomorrow night, for #thatcampmla Wednesday and #MLA13 starting Thursday!

PHEW. All fingers still crossed, though.