# 2013 03 01 tweets

Yay! // @EmoryDiSC: We're very pleased to announce that @kfitz will be speaking at @EmoryDiSC on March 28: http://bit.ly/Y4aolQ.

Managed to get on an earlier train. An improvement in homeward travel already!

There wasn’t a lot of tweeting from #scispa over the last two days, but the conversation was fantastic. Thanks to everybody there!

Having, one of those “I am on the right train, right?” moments. If so, the 3.02 is running a leetle behind.

I live 3 blocks from there. It sounds like I have to show up!

It’s like kismet.

Having a most pleasant Saturday morning of coffee and futzing with organizational stuff on the computer. #nerdery

Wow. // For First Time, Baby Is Cured of H.I.V., Doctors Say http://nyti.ms/YNkZnp

Hey, where’d that come from?!?

RT @wynkenhimself: Great news for the success of the Digital Public Library of America: @dancohen named its founding Executive Director ...

Man, stay off the Twitters for an hour and things happen. Go, @dancohen!

Really looking forward to having you here, Ray!

:)

I do that with paper to-do lists - it's the satisfaction of crossing something off $$& seeing what I've actually accomplished$$.

I still use paper for certain things -- weekend errands or household stuff that doesn't seem to rise to the level of the digital.

Heading to Philadelphia to give a talk at Temple U’s Center for the Humanities! http://www.cla.temple.edu/chat/activities/talks/FitzpatrickK_poster.html

When I went 2 yrs ago, my acceptance came so late that the only room I could find was WAY out in NW Austin. I commuted.

The syntactical question re DH raised by @alanyliu $$http://liu\.english\.ucsb\.edu/is\-digital\-humanities\-a\-field\-an\-answer\-from\-the\-point\-of\-view\-of\-language/$$ is one I wrote a bit about a while back: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Humanities-Done-Digitally/127382/

Ugh, I hate that. So sorry...

$$Of course, @alanyliu does \*way\* more with the question than I did\. As if I’d expect anything less\!$$

Gosh, business suit dude with the golf umbrella in the Penn Station cab line, it must be shocking to hear we *all* have to get home.

Yes, I did tell business suit dude to relax. Don’t mess with me when I'm standing in line in the snow at the end of a long day.

Is all I’m saying.

Thanks to @pmlogan, Heather Ann Thompson, and everybody else at CHAT for a great visit to Temple U today!

It has, however, been a day and a half, in several regards. I’m out, folks, and hoping for a bit of calm tomorrow.

Whoa, that's... I don't know what to make of that.

Now here's something you don't see in a job ad every day: "Is the work of Kathleen Fitzpatrick relevant or useful?" https://www.amherst.edu/media/view/457746/original/DirectorACPress.pdf

At the NYU Humanities Initiative for a talk by @katinalynn on "alternative" career paths for humanities PhDs.

.@katinalynn: importance of making the humanities $$and particularly the PhD program$$ more outward-facing.

.@katinalynn recounts "more or less accidental" history of the term "alt-ac": acknowledging real intellectual work of non-teaching positions

.@katinalynn recounts early survey work attempting to explore the "alt-ac" community: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/who-we-are

.@katinalynn Vast majority of survey respondents entered grad school w/high certainty of pursuing a tenure-track professorship.

.@katinalynn Problematic ethics for grad programs of admitting students with increasingly unmeetable expectations.

.@katinalynn Compelling range of career trajectories among respondents to survey; many such positions funded in stable, sustainable ways.

.@katinalynn Reasons alt-acs take the positions they do are quite varied, ranging from practical & immediate to more future & goal-oriented.

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn from employer responses, most important competencies:collaboration, communication, research, analytical, inte ...

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn What skills were acquired in grad school? Research & analytical skills, writing, content knowledge.

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn skills not learned? oral communication, project management, collaboration

.@katinalynn Myth of single job market for humanities PhDs is damaging to grad students; outcomes other than tenure-track often stigmatized.

.@katinalynn giving us a sneak peek at The Praxis Network, to launch very soon!

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn Praxis Network first goal is to share info on existing programs rethinking humanities pedagogy

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn common among the programs: focus on collaboration. Research output of students doesn't look like traditional ...

RT @jvinopal: .@katinalynn Praxis Network website will also share info about funding. [JV: From my POV this will be key for others looki ...

An amazing range of programs are participating in the Praxis Network, as @katinalynn is showing: very exciting focus on new kinds of skills.

You are so welcome. Really excellent, important stuff - I’ll look forward to seeing more!

If there were any lingering doubt that some percentage of my mood is tied to the weather, today has wiped it away. #yaysun

It lost me at “rapscallion.”

On my way to Toronto for Reimagining Scholarly Communication with @sgsinclair. http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/event_details/id=976

EWR Terminal A security at a total standstill. Flight leaves in just over an hour and I’m seriously wondering if I’ll make it.

Okay, have made it through the first line. Now for the second one. #grrrtravel

I would totally support that policy.

Srsly. Terminals A & B are out of another lifetime.

Okay, made it through security and onto the plane. There’s something weird, though, about needing to show a passport to board an ERJ.

Amen.

It was a gorgeous afternoon in Toronto: about 50 degrees and sunny. Everyone in the world out walking by the lake - and who can blame them?

There’s nothing quite like that first glimpse of spring.

Hey, @meganeabbott: thinking of you with the next two RTs...

I think it’s exactly the same in NYC. Zero winter last year; a reasonable one this year. And then slushy slop this week. +

Made a gorgeous weekend feel that much more gorgeous.

Kevin Fitzpatrick of Staten Island ordered a Domino’s pizza online using an email address of mine and signed me up for their mailing list. +

I get mail for more K. Fitzpatricks than I can begin to count. Sometimes with personal details!

If you do, remind me to tell you about K. Fitzpatrick, the $$then$$ 16-year-old cutter and her Xanga account.

Also this: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/my-secret-life/

In fact, there are several related blog posts. Search for “kfitzpatrick”…

The extant order, appallingly, was for cheesy bread & cinna stix. I sense munchies.

The good news is it went to Staten Island, because $$a$$ it was Dominos, and $$b$$ it was cheesy bread & cinna stix! :-P

No. That’s… amazing.

Oh, the pile of kfitzpatricks I have. I get mistyping your email on the internet, but on a resume? A dr.’s form?

Does she never wonder why she never gets any email?

A very kind agent, a 1K card, and Global Entry have gotten me on a flight 3 hours ahead of schedule. Hooray!

EWR, 3 hours earlier than expected, for which I am enormously grateful.

Okay, AirTrain, don’t blow my luck here. Next NJT in 5 mins - and I’m two stops away…

Train was delayed 3 minutes, just long enough for me to make it in time. And then there was no line at the cab stand. +

I fear I have used a whole lot of travel karma today.

Thank you! I’ll hope that it’s so.

Ooh, good idea. Tip 1: fly a ridiculous number of miles in a year, so that ticket agents feel required to be nice to you.

Whoops.

The cats are unimpressed that I got home 2.5 hours early. All they know is that the BOWLS are EMPTY.

O noes! CRISIS!!!

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. :(

Replying to @atrubek, @ayjay and @amandafrench

ARGH.

Replying to @atrubek, @ayjay and @amandafrench

SRSLY. Some people just can’t take yes for an answer.

Replying to @atrubek, @ayjay and @amandafrench

I have known a person or two like that in my day.

Replying to @atrubek, @ayjay and @amandafrench

Oh my, yes.

I am not far behind you.

You’re very welcome!

In a cab, headed to Penn Station, on my way to EWR. #prettysureIjustdidthis

However! This time there might be a couple of days of vacation involved!

Thanks! I hope your travels go well, too.

*bows*

Feels that way. Just need a good lap desk.

Not this time!

Whoa, a Jesuit. That’s a bit of a surprise.

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

I plan to read a silly novel and watch even sillier movies on this flight. It feels like a vacation already!

Awesome news indeed. // RT @profwernimont: excited that Kevin Mulroy is joining us as Dean of Honnold-Mudd Library! New possibilities ahead!

That’s hilarious.

This needs a “NO, NOT OK” button.

What did you switch to, out of curiosity? And have you looked at http://theoldreader.com? It seems to have the old sharing features.

Ah, good to know. I’m testing out Feedly, which I like so far...

Hey, excellent! Thanks for the tweets.

Somebody may need a mid-year performance evaluation.

AAAAAARRGH.

It’s awesome, isn’t it? Unfortunately, I’ve barely gotten to use it, between non-participating airports and international flts.

At Gare du Nord, awaiting my train to Amsterdam for Beyond the PDF. Looking forward to seeing some of you there! #btpdf2

Rats! It’ll be good to catch up anyhow.

I will look for it being held up at the bottom of the escalator near baggage claim.

That’s… You’re right. I have clearly not been to Atlanta enough.

Ooh, being 45, I'm glad to know I have something to look forward to!

Don't let anybody tell you otherwise: NYC real estate is not for the faint of heart. Or stomach. #maybeithappens #maybeitdoesnt #whocansay

Thank you! I hope it'll all be fine but it's turning into one of those five-seconds-on-the-clock, score-tied, time-out nailbiters.

I will acknowledge: everybody should have my problems. But it's turning out to be a little more of a photo finish than I really need.

That is 100% true.

An entire industry has grown up around that game. "We couldn't possibly file that until they file the other thing."

The closing looks like it may be one of those scenes where the hero runs across the city with the last papers in his hands.

Sliding across the hoods of cars as they screech to a halt, vaulting over baby carriages as they get pushed into his way...

Why, thank you!

There's something about having a lawyer wave over a stack of paper & say "don't worry about that; it doesn't mean anything."

Attempting to ingest enough coffee to deliver an energizing keynote on 3 hours of sleep. #herewego

PS: Thanks, NYC real estate professionals, for the insomnia.

PLOS Computational Biology is looking to seed Wikipedia with good research info. Humanities projects? How can we do the same? #btpdf2

Time spent annually on *rejected* papers for journals in Web of Science: 11-16 million hours, or between 1279 and 1850 person-years. #btpdf2

It was a talk at #btpdf2 by Keith Collier of Rubriq. http://www.rubriq.com/

"Juicebox" may become my new go-to. Thanks for that!

Amazing visualizations from yesterday’s Beyond the PDF. #btpdf2

Contemplating a new avatar from yesterday’s #btpdf2 visualizations.

I’d need to look more closely at the PLoS model before speculating.

RT @katinalynn: Delighted to announce the launch of the Praxis Network, a partnership of innovative grad/undergrad programs! http://t.co ...

RT @nowviskie: Praxis Network = @PraxisProgram, @chi_initiative, @cunygcdi, @UCLDH, @DukePhDLab, @brockuIASC, & Hope Mellon Scholars ...

Good lord. A whole new set of possibilities to keep me awake at night!

My current ones just involve a mortgage broker, a managing agent, a co-op board, a realtor, and a cascading set of delays.

I suppose. Right now, the coop board won’t accept my application w/o mortgage commitment letter. Ok, fine. Lender couldn’t +

produce commitment letter until appraisal was complete. Fine. Appraiser couldn’t finish until coop questionnaire was done. +

Coop questionnaire was held up by managing agent for two weeks. Now closing will be late. #sigh

Latest bit of agita, though: mortgage is in my name only but one paper must be signed in original by my partner -- who is +

in Paris for the year. And it has to be notarized. In Paris. #grrrr

In other words: don’t get me started!

Great proposal: “Don’t publish; release.” Treat “publications” more like software: develop, release, iterate. Use version numbers. #btpdf2

Seriously: DOIs should be dot-incrementable, connecting revisions of the same publication. #btpdf2

One way to “release” instead of “publishing”? Blog. Post, engage with community, rethink, revise. Maintain archive of the process. #btpdf2

Actually, I’d suggest a robust blogging network like @MLACommons. #surprise!

A network like ours can support more formal “journal” structures and more informal processes as well.

That would be fab. In fact, GitHub itself would be fab.

It adds a versioning layer, connecting iterations of a project, and it avoids the “pre” by eliminating the “print” telos. #btpdf2

I can see that. But even the e-journal implies a print-analog telos. I’d like more focus on process, as in a blog platform. #btpdf2

Fascinating proposal for a pure XML-first workflow: only release the XML; let the reader provide their own preferred format layer. #btpdf2

Not exactly. @scholarpedia tops up Wikipedia with peer review. What I want is a merger of GitHub and a scholarly blog. #btpdf2

That’s quite an interesting model. I was thinking of something slightly different, but I’m glad to know about it!

More on how PLoS Computational Biology has seeded topic pages to Wikipedia: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1002446

More on how PLoS Computational Biology has seeded topic pages to Wikipedia: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1002446 -- this time with the hashtag: #btpdf2

You have approximately 21 hours to Make. It. Stop.

That's kinda how I've always felt about his work, too.

Seriously, man.

I wish I could! The Serras at Dia:Beacon are overwhelming, as was Monumenta, in a different way. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/arts/design/07serr.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

AMS > EWR. Happy to be headed home, where I might actually be able to *do* something about the real estate chaos.

Bought a new domain name last night. Debating what to do with it. Might include some steps toward @boone’s Project Reclaim.

Wound up lugging 80lbs of baggage onto the crosstown bus rather than waiting in the ridic cab line at Penn. What’s up in midtown today?

Yeah, but I walked 2 blks N and got x-town bus with no prob. Just as easy & I get to feel virtuous.

Woo hoo! It’s 6pm where I was, but I think I’ll wait until a little closer to 6pm here.

Oh no! I didn’t know you were out sick. Feel better soon.

$$PS: I’m mostly only waiting so that I can stay awake past 4pm\.$$

It’s something to do with MSG and March Madness. Plus I think the Macy’s flower show. Sidewalks are nuts.

I now have a loan commitment letter, which I believe means there are only 3,285 more hurdles to jump before closing.

There’s also this, which has been around a while: http://www.beck.com/planned_obsolescence/

I got a comment in 2009 saying “PO is already a popular title used by @beck.” Of course, I’d been publishing since 2002...

Heh.

There’s a @WordPress that facilitates domain mapping: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/ Haven’t used it myself, but @boone may have.

Ning?

It does kinda look like a Cylon. But does it work? Because I might be willing to sell world dominion for not having to vacuum.

Oh, but terrible WONDERFUL fiction. Also fiction that should be wonderful but turns out to be terrible.

I don’t have big blobs of food or toys to worry about, but tons of cat hair. The extra suction seems like a positive.

Hmm. Keep me posted; I won't buy for a while...

Holy shit, Holly. That’s terrifying.

Replying to @hollykruse, @ebrion and @wowhorse

Jesus. I am having a mild panic reaction just reading about it. I can’t imagine how it must have felt.

Christ in a sidecar. How can someone not realize that physical mansplaining is NOT OKAY.

That’s absolutely terrifying. I’m so sorry you went through this, Holly.

Actually, that was me responding from @MLAnews. Happy to follow up if more ?s.

Having one of those unnerving small-world moments. I knew @roddreher back in BR in the mid-80s.

RT @copyrightclear: CCC podcast w/ @kfitz, author of Planned Obsolescence:Publishing, Tech, and the Future of the Academy http://t.co/hn ...

Well deserved, Steve. Congratulations.

Srsly. I’m traveling south today; ergo, it should be getting WARMER. Get on that, ok?

RT @MLACommons: “Byte the Humanities,” Scott McLemee’s essay on DH, explores Price & Siemens’s Literary Studies in the Digital Age: ...

RT @MLACommons: (Literary Studies in the Digital Age is the first evolving anthology published at MLA Commons; it can be found at http:/ ...

That makes me worry a bit about how NYC has felt about me this winter...

Yay! // RT @briancroxall: We’re getting ready at @EmoryDiSC for @kfitz, who is coming to speak tomorrow!

Oh, TSA Pre✓, I may have lost my soul in gaining you, but it sure feels worth it.

It’s a lovely afternoon here in the ATL. Looking forward to visiting @EmoryDiSC tomorrow!

Excellent! BTW, thanks for having @briancroxall turn up the temperature outside this afternoon.

Hi there! Would love to hear about the #s13dh discussion!

Congratulations! I’ll look forward to seeing the review. $$And thank you for writing it\.$$

I’m thrilled that it’s in Portuguese! I will hope that someday the book might have the privilege of being as well.