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.

Sat Dec 01 18:51:41 +0000 2012

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

Sat Dec 01 18:52:14 +0000 2012

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

Sat Dec 01 20:09:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

It’s pretty great, isn’t it?

Sat Dec 01 21:47:09 +0000 2012

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

Sun Dec 02 05:39:05 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 03 03:43:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @blros

Thanks, Brian!

Mon Dec 03 20:07:41 +0000 2012

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.

Mon Dec 03 20:59:24 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 03 21:00:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @naypinya

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

Mon Dec 03 21:01:27 +0000 2012

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 ...

Mon Dec 03 23:02:06 +0000 2012

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

Tue Dec 04 17:51:42 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 05 00:56:46 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 05 03:25:23 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 05 14:19:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @annettemarkham

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

Wed Dec 05 14:28:43 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 05 22:40:46 +0000 2012

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.

Wed Dec 05 22:46:06 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 05 23:03:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @jcmeloni and @amndw2

We waved.

Wed Dec 05 23:04:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

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.

Wed Dec 05 23:13:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @amndw2

\(Rita Raley\!\)

Wed Dec 05 23:14:11 +0000 2012

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

Check out Compendium from @nytlabs
http: ...

Wed Dec 05 23:18:57 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 06 00:56:44 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 06 01:06:02 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 06 01:07:48 +0000 2012

\(@ritaraley put that way better than I did\.\)

Thu Dec 06 01:08:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley

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

Thu Dec 06 01:09:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @elikaortega and @ritaraley

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

Thu Dec 06 01:13:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley and @ritaraley

That's awfully nice. Let's talk!

Thu Dec 06 02:38:28 +0000 2012

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

Fri Dec 07 14:22:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

That’s huge -- congratulations!

Fri Dec 07 20:04:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @adelinekoh

Can you email me about this please?

Fri Dec 07 20:13:23 +0000 2012

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.

Mon Dec 10 12:32:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym


Mon Dec 10 12:39:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

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

Mon Dec 10 14:34:45 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 10 14:53:09 +0000 2012

Replying to @KLeuner

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

Mon Dec 10 16:46:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

Thank you!

Mon Dec 10 17:17:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @sleonchnm

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

Tue Dec 11 01:32:36 +0000 2012

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

Tue Dec 11 12:45:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @readywriting

Hi, Lee. Want to email me about this?

Tue Dec 11 20:43:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @readywriting


Tue Dec 11 20:59:38 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 12 03:56:15 +0000 2012

But nonetheless! ::shakes fist::

Wed Dec 12 03:57:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @academicdave

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

Wed Dec 12 03:59:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @surlyF

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

Wed Dec 12 04:12:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @dandyroll

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

Wed Dec 12 12:50:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @dandyroll

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.

Wed Dec 12 12:54:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @dandyroll

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

Wed Dec 12 13:08:34 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 12 15:45:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

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

Wed Dec 12 15:53:45 +0000 2012

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

Wed Dec 12 15:58:27 +0000 2012

Replying to @fitz2503

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

Thu Dec 13 01:03:45 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 13 01:20:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench, @tcarmody and @wynkenhimself

I missed #mlatshirts today, but this is awesome.

Thu Dec 13 01:29:30 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 13 14:37:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Look out! Ranting will happen.

Thu Dec 13 15:38:31 +0000 2012

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

Fri Dec 14 18:23:12 +0000 2012

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

Fri Dec 14 21:52:12 +0000 2012

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

Sat Dec 15 14:16:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @s3jones

Hey, super cool!

Sat Dec 15 14:50:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @tmccormick

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

Sat Dec 15 18:20:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @miriamkp

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

Sat Dec 15 22:19:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @pmhswe and @amandafrench

It's fabulous, and very near me!

Sun Dec 16 20:52:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen and @briancroxall

Indeed. Saw it yesterday; completely fantastic.

Mon Dec 17 00:50:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @kfitz

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

Mon Dec 17 23:35:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell

Trust me, I *completely* understand.

Tue Dec 18 00:15:26 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @ryancordell

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

Tue Dec 18 00:16:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @jonbecker and @ryancordell

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

Tue Dec 18 00:19:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica and @MLAconvention

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

Tue Dec 18 00:21:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @peter_garofalo and @MLAnews

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

Tue Dec 18 00:24:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @jonbecker and @ryancordell

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

Tue Dec 18 00:44:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @pfyfe and @ryancordell

Absolutely - one of its key purposes.

Tue Dec 18 01:54:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @literarychica

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

Tue Dec 18 03:44:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @literarychica

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

Tue Dec 18 03:45:12 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf

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

Tue Dec 18 04:09:26 +0000 2012

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

Tue Dec 18 19:46:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley

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

Wed Dec 19 21:41:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie and @captain_primate

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

Thu Dec 20 15:53:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

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!

Thu Dec 20 15:55:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @nowviskie

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

Thu Dec 20 16:38:47 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 20 17:51:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell, @sivavaid and @nancybaym

Aw shucks.

Fri Dec 21 11:58:05 +0000 2012

Replying to @djp2025

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

Fri Dec 21 11:59:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @Brinkmanship, @eetempleton, @amandafrench, @samplereality, @wynkenhimself and @mkirschenbaum

Not sure about my availability, but keep me posted.

Sat Dec 22 20:02:36 +0000 2012

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

Sun Dec 23 10:54:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

I can always count on you for support.

Sun Dec 23 11:05:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @ncecire

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

Sun Dec 23 11:06:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

I only wish that I could say it were so.

Sun Dec 23 14:47:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

I could not possibly agree with you more.

Mon Dec 24 09:00:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica, @bendprof and @pannapacker

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

Mon Dec 24 16:19:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @rgfeal and @samplereality

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

Mon Dec 24 16:22:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @rgfeal and @samplereality

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

Mon Dec 24 16:23:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @rgfeal

You too, Stacey!

Tue Dec 25 16:10:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell

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.

Wed Dec 26 14:29:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell

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

Wed Dec 26 14:42:48 +0000 2012

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.

Wed Dec 26 15:20:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:27:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:30:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:35:10 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:35:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:37:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:38:51 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmittell

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

Wed Dec 26 15:39:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

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

Wed Dec 26 17:10:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

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

Wed Dec 26 17:11:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

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

Wed Dec 26 19:03:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

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

Wed Dec 26 19:23:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

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

Wed Dec 26 19:30:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

Not yet, alas. Still an online drugstore.

Thu Dec 27 13:32:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @finnarne and @ryancordell

That *is* odd.

Thu Dec 27 13:33:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @ryancordell and @finnarne

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

Thu Dec 27 13:34:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @finnarne and @ryancordell

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

Thu Dec 27 13:37:38 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 27 17:09:32 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 27 17:09:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

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

Thu Dec 27 18:15:47 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen and @jenhoward

or mode of pub.

Thu Dec 27 18:15:58 +0000 2012

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

Thu Dec 27 20:31:50 +0000 2012

Replying to @epistemographer

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

Thu Dec 27 20:42:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves and @mmwwah

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

Sat Dec 29 17:19:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @stephharves and @mmwwah

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

Sun Dec 30 07:22:03 +0000 2012

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

Sun Dec 30 14:40:31 +0000 2012

Stupid writing process. #mla13

Sun Dec 30 14:40:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @CapitolClio

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

Sun Dec 30 14:43:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @bonniekyburz

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

Sun Dec 30 15:01:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @HesterBlum, @mkgold and @MLACommons

Yay! Thanks, both of you!

Sun Dec 30 20:03:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

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

Sun Dec 30 20:05:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @eetempleton

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

Sun Dec 30 20:40:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @kakennedy

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

Sun Dec 30 20:41:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

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

Sun Dec 30 22:15:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @kakennedy

Excellent! I was amazed how well it worked.

Sun Dec 30 22:17:04 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 31 01:21:02 +0000 2012

Replying to @kakennedy

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

Mon Dec 31 17:09:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

I wish you all better from here.

Mon Dec 31 17:25:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

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.

Mon Dec 31 17:26:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

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

Mon Dec 31 17:30:18 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 31 17:36:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

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

Mon Dec 31 17:37:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality

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

Mon Dec 31 17:38:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @dancohen


Mon Dec 31 17:38:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @emilyhegarty

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

Mon Dec 31 17:41:45 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 31 17:54:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @patrick_mj

Wise, man. Wise.

Mon Dec 31 17:56:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenServenti

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

Mon Dec 31 18:03:10 +0000 2012

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

Mon Dec 31 23:19:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @jgieseking

PHEW. All fingers still crossed, though.

Mon Dec 31 23:21:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

There was champagne and a lot of raw & smoked fish. We'd met our foie gras quota on Christmas Eve, happily! Missed oysters, tho.

Tue Jan 01 00:25:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @MLAconvention

The year is looking good so far!

Tue Jan 01 00:25:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @literarychica

Excellent - and a happy new year to you!

Tue Jan 01 00:26:26 +0000 2013