2013 04 01 tweets

Indeed! // RT @dancohen: Kudos to @tmcphers, @craigdietrich, @opertoon and others @anvcscalar for the beta launch of Scalar. Looking great.

Mon Apr 01 13:55:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

Actually, @lnakamur didn’t cross it out; that’s how we sent it to her. It’s not just okay with us, it’s our policy.

Mon Apr 01 14:05:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

It’s a bump in the transition; the *issue* \(apparatus, TOC, etc\) is copyrighted by us, but the articles belong to the authors.

Mon Apr 01 14:08:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

This was an unupdated footer; the final published version has the new one.

Mon Apr 01 14:08:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

Yeah, and talking about OA, no less!

Mon Apr 01 14:08:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

It’s a good day for mostly kidding.

Mon Apr 01 14:31:26 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

I find the idea that there’s something you’ve been holding back mildly alarming. :)

Mon Apr 01 14:34:04 +0000 2013

Fantastic news: @CLIRnews receives Sloan Foundation grant to support data curation fellows: http://www.clir.org/about/news/pressrelease/sloan-data-curation-award

Mon Apr 01 14:41:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

Ooh, so you went over to Fastmail. I am contemplating migrating in that direction myself; will look fwd to hearing how it continues.

Mon Apr 01 19:29:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

Cool! The irony is that my work has recently gone over to Google Apps. I’m just nervous about the \(non\-paid\) personal stuff there.

Mon Apr 01 19:45:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

Oh, yikes. That is a challenge.

Mon Apr 01 19:50:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay and @GetEditorially

Ooh, good question.

Mon Apr 01 19:52:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @surlyF

Hmmm. I don’t know; I’ll poke around some. But yes, it is needed.

Tue Apr 02 12:10:30 +0000 2013

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Doubts. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-D9 http://wp.me/s2w8Sh-doubts

Tue Apr 02 13:03:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

It was one of those that I woke up from thinking, wow, subtle work, unconscious.

Tue Apr 02 13:17:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @sleonchnm


Tue Apr 02 13:38:19 +0000 2013

RT @CLIRnews: CLIR names 2013 Mellon Dissertation Fellows http://bit.ly/10vmVjV

Tue Apr 02 13:40:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

Absolutely - part of the encounter with something large and unknowable, I think.

Tue Apr 02 14:26:00 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

That would be like one of those old Law & Order/Homicide crossover events, which used to freak me out: evidence that there was +

Tue Apr 02 14:31:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

an actually existing world inside the television set, where characters moved across narratives.

Tue Apr 02 14:31:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmcclurken

Thanks, Jeff -- I really appreciate that!

Tue Apr 02 15:07:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

Exactly. It’s taken a whole lot of breathing and thinking “there are worse things than being stuck” to calm that down.

Tue Apr 02 15:33:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Don’t be! It actually helps to know that you’re not alone.

Tue Apr 02 15:35:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Dude, if I had a hammer, you know what I’d do?

Tue Apr 02 19:01:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

All OVER this land.

Tue Apr 02 19:02:58 +0000 2013

RT @nowviskie: Updated MLA guidelines! Considerations for authors of digital resources & for campus IT collaborations: http://t.co/c ...

Wed Apr 03 00:10:49 +0000 2013

RT @rrkennison: Pondering latest piece by @kfitz, wondering whether fear, doubt aren't how we know we're in full-on #changeagent mode ht ...

Wed Apr 03 13:59:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @rrkennison

That’s a really great way of thinking about it -- thanks for that!

Wed Apr 03 13:59:34 +0000 2013

RT @AHAhistorians: Hiring: AHA Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives http://bit.ly/Zdp8pZ #Twitterstorians #publ ...

Thu Apr 04 16:21:35 +0000 2013

@RBTatAHA Hey, somehow I missed the news of your new gig. Congratulations! I’ll look forward to hearing more of what’s ahead for you.

Thu Apr 04 16:22:37 +0000 2013

Headed out to Suffolk County Community College for Digital Humanities and the Transformation of the Disciplines. http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/cid

Fri Apr 05 11:39:56 +0000 2013

RT @wynkenhimself: What do I know now that I didn’t as a grad student? Everyone has #impostersyndrome. Let it free you to share enthusia ...

Fri Apr 05 11:47:15 +0000 2013

Ooh, I apparently joined Twitter 5 years ago today. I was a somewhat later than usual adopter, a little skeptical about what I’d find here.

Fri Apr 05 12:32:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

SO ready.

Fri Apr 05 13:10:18 +0000 2013

Thinking I’m actually going to go old school for a bit today, close the laptop, open the notebook & pen, and let myself ponder analog-style.

Fri Apr 05 14:22:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

Now *that* would rock.

Fri Apr 05 14:31:34 +0000 2013

RT @rgfeal: Greetings, #ACLA13 folk! Hope you'll check out http://commons.mla.org while you are together and see how it can be useful to ...

Fri Apr 05 14:56:53 +0000 2013

RT @AHAhistorians: RT @RBTatAHA: AHA now seeking Director of Scholarly Communication: http://t.co/f16xJ6k14G . Comes with terrific staff ...

Fri Apr 05 14:57:13 +0000 2013

.@mkgold, drawing on Occupy, asks “what is a Commons?”: “Not just the park, but the human microphone.” Not just space, but social system.

Fri Apr 05 18:09:36 +0000 2013

RT @rgfeal: The #MLA is hiring a Director of Programs and Assoc of Depts of For Langs. DM me nominations. Apply here. https://t.co/hfvoW ...

Fri Apr 05 19:45:27 +0000 2013

The world is totally determined to make me blow a gasket this morning. Stop it, world.

Mon Apr 08 12:25:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat


Mon Apr 08 13:09:34 +0000 2013

Forget Thatcher. Annette Funicello! Now that's the end of an era.

Mon Apr 08 17:55:57 +0000 2013

RT @nowviskie: On this #dayofDH, ADHO seeks a volunteer publications liaison to boost the visibility of DH research & scholarship: h ...

Mon Apr 08 18:38:43 +0000 2013

I am soooooooo happy that spring finally arrived, so I can get some quality time in on the Terrace of Awesomeness before I bid it farewell.

Mon Apr 08 22:39:05 +0000 2013

RT @atrubek: ok here it is. "Giving Up Tenure" http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Up-Tenure-Who-Does/138345/ \(cc @kfitz, @carinr\)

Mon Apr 08 22:45:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek

It’s fabulous, A - thanks for including my story!

Mon Apr 08 22:46:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @Ed_Raso

I know, right. I’m all about 70 today. I’m way less thrilled about 80 tomorrow.

Mon Apr 08 22:49:01 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek and @JoAnneRuvoli

As did mine.

Tue Apr 09 00:49:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Enjoy it! It’s been ridiculous all day. Store some up for the next few...

Tue Apr 09 21:23:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @moncia

Very sorry I wasn’t able to be there for #ianno13; have to run a major committee meeting here tomorrow & Friday…

Wed Apr 10 18:44:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

We all do.

Wed Apr 10 22:59:52 +0000 2013

Happy to have the #MLA Publications Committee in the office today and tomorrow!

Thu Apr 11 14:07:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn


Thu Apr 11 17:04:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Awesome! One inappropriate compliment and he’ll have hit the trifecta.

Thu Apr 11 17:11:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @julia_flanders

Wow, congratulations! This is fabulous news, Julia; Northeastern is incredibly lucky to get you.

Thu Apr 11 17:14:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

WOO-HOO! Congratulations to you and Davidson -- though I’m sorry about Mason...

Thu Apr 11 19:06:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @aram


Thu Apr 11 20:01:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

This should go on my next book’s ad: “ '…sub @kfitz for Shakespeare.’ —Shana Kimball.”

Thu Apr 11 23:20:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

You will be taken up on that.

Fri Apr 12 00:53:37 +0000 2013

Fantastic day with the #MLA Publications Committee. Tomorrow we make crazy new plans for @MLACommons. Let us know what your fab ideas are!

Fri Apr 12 00:59:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody, @atrubek, @amandafrench, @wynkenhimself and @miriamkp

I always heard the alt in alt-ac as being akin to alt-country, alt-folk, etc. +

Fri Apr 12 01:05:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody, @atrubek, @amandafrench, @wynkenhimself and @miriamkp

Not at all plan B; independent, experimental, funky.

Fri Apr 12 01:05:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek, @jasonrhody, @amandafrench, @wynkenhimself and @miriamkp

I dunno. For a broad value of “rooted in” it is: intellectual, pedagogical, etc.

Fri Apr 12 01:16:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody

Did I ever tell you that for the first few years I blogged I had a DOJ address that used to pop up in my stats all the time?

Fri Apr 12 01:20:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody

Freaked me out! 2002: the gov't is watching! Turned out to be a former student. Phew.

Fri Apr 12 01:21:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody

Wow. They’re sneaky.

Fri Apr 12 01:33:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody

Heck, they’d never miss it.

Fri Apr 12 01:48:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody


Fri Apr 12 02:42:53 +0000 2013

New special issue of Journal of e-Media Studies, “Computational Cultures after the Cloud,” Jentery Sayers, guest ed: http://journals.dartmouth.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Journals.woa/xmlpage/4/issue

Fri Apr 12 13:25:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

I look forward to that this summer myself. The question, however, is will they fit in one state.

Fri Apr 12 13:26:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

75% of my books, however, I have not seen for 2.5 years. It may be time to weed the collection.

Fri Apr 12 13:39:04 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @rgfeal

Also: http://www.mta.info/weekender.html

Fri Apr 12 15:17:23 +0000 2013

RT @AnvilAcademic: New CFP for @archivejournal \(http://archivejournal\.net\): "Publishing the Archive" | Guest-edited by @anvilacademic: http ...

Fri Apr 12 15:36:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Yay, you! That @alexismadrigal has discerning taste.

Fri Apr 12 19:42:29 +0000 2013

Woke up about 15 minutes ago from a really intense nap, the first I’ve taken in weeks. A bit dazed by it, which is not at all unpleasant.

Sat Apr 13 17:59:29 +0000 2013

Spending today reading Travis McDade’s Thieves of Book Row. Early 20th c New York, rare books, & organized crime: just fascinating.

Sat Apr 13 18:06:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @karikraus

Thoroughly enjoying it!

Sat Apr 13 19:26:20 +0000 2013

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Running. http://wp.me/s2w8Sh-running

Sat Apr 13 21:11:00 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

Unmeasured! It’s funny the alarm that sets off in my head. How do you know how well you’re doing without assessment?!? \(sigh\)

Sat Apr 13 21:41:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen and @patrick_mj

Indeed, on all counts!

Sat Apr 13 21:48:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

Dude, what are you doing in BR? Stroube’s downtown; Tsunami for sushi & river view; Chimes for food & LSU nostalgia. I have more!

Sat Apr 13 23:57:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

Mansur’s & Juban’s are also faves.

Sat Apr 13 23:59:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

I spent many a wayward evening there. The crawfish étouffée remains some of my favorite.

Sat Apr 13 23:59:47 +0000 2013

Today’s the deadline for applications for the new ADHO publications liaison! Please encourage good folks to apply: http://adho.org/announcements/2013/apply-be-adhos-publications-liaison

Mon Apr 15 14:25:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @melissaterras

Hey, great news! Congratulations!

Mon Apr 15 14:41:19 +0000 2013

About to talk to the folks at @SSRC_org. Having crazy space envy; this place is beautiful!

Mon Apr 15 16:36:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @RBTatAHA

Very hard to believe! Best of luck in all the next things.

Mon Apr 15 17:00:47 +0000 2013

RT @jonathandirk: Listening to @kfitz talk, I'm considering joining the MLA just to have a chance to explore @MLACommons. #SSRCtalks

Mon Apr 15 19:19:03 +0000 2013

Oh no.

Mon Apr 15 19:48:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

I’m so glad to hear they’re all okay. How terrifying.

Mon Apr 15 20:16:20 +0000 2013

Lots of helicopters and sirens in midtown. I’m sure it’s just the usual doing of business here, but it’s freaking me out.

Mon Apr 15 20:23:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @nancybaym

So glad to hear that you and yours are all okay. It’s all just awful.

Mon Apr 15 20:44:15 +0000 2013

Replying to @nancybaym

So glad he’s safe. Sending you virtual hugs until you get home.

Mon Apr 15 21:16:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @debcha

Oh no! Poor thing. I hope she’s okay -- and that you are, too.

Mon Apr 15 21:29:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @debcha

Must have been a terrifying few seconds for everyone involved. So glad to know she’s doing okay.

Mon Apr 15 21:32:01 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

I am sending you one through the matter replicator.

Mon Apr 15 21:33:46 +0000 2013

RT @BostonDotCom: Are you a Boston Marathoner who needs a play to stay? http://bit.ly/XD0xYq Have a place to offer runners? http://t.c ...

Mon Apr 15 22:16:08 +0000 2013

RT @dpla: A Message from Executive Director Dan Cohen regarding this week's DPLA Launch event: http://hvrd.me/17jrPUH

Tue Apr 16 17:13:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @dpla and @dancohen

I can only imagine how difficult this must be. Thinking of all of you, and hoping to celebrate with you soon.

Tue Apr 16 17:14:48 +0000 2013

Okay, it’s 8.30. I’m not sure what’s sadder: that I’m thinking of going to bed, or that I feel the need to seek absolution for it.

Wed Apr 17 00:37:45 +0000 2013

On my way up to @CCSU to talk with @jbj and others about the future of peer review. Come say hi!

Wed Apr 17 12:30:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @jbj

*whistles eerily*

Wed Apr 17 12:54:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

I’m a bit behind, having been on the road today, but congratulations! Fabulous news & well deserved.

Wed Apr 17 22:57:47 +0000 2013

RT @surlyF: I'm going to go on record and say that today was a pretty suck day in these United States.

Wed Apr 17 23:28:56 +0000 2013

Just home after a fun visit to CCSU today. Thanks for having me up, @jbj!

Thu Apr 18 00:59:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

I had so many days in SoCal where I wanted to phone the set decoration guys and say “dudes, this is totally unrealistic.”

Thu Apr 18 01:01:20 +0000 2013

Come join me at the MLA, as director of programs and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages \(ADFL\): https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21460

Thu Apr 18 18:01:40 +0000 2013

I have cracked the code on the custom salad place around the corner, and can now reliably generate the perfect salad on command.

Thu Apr 18 18:29:52 +0000 2013

If only I had the patience to purchase, wash, combine, chop, and pack up that salad at home.

Thu Apr 18 18:32:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @veek

I look forward to the possibility of actually living 2 blocks from an awesome farmer’s market someday...

Thu Apr 18 18:42:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @bukuwawa

Oh, not even. I still have to get through the coop board interview and, with luck, close thereafter…

Thu Apr 18 19:10:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @bukuwawa

Indeed! But like really really QUIET potluck social events that would never disturb anyone.

Thu Apr 18 19:20:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Oh. Uh oh.

Thu Apr 18 19:25:24 +0000 2013

Huge congratulations to @dancohen and the entire @dpla crew on today’s launch! So nice to have something unequivocally happy today.

Thu Apr 18 19:27:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Also very attractive.

Thu Apr 18 19:27:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @journalsmith

It is an exceedingly valuable skill, when standing in a high-pressure fast-moving custom salad assembly line.

Thu Apr 18 19:31:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @profwernimont

You have NO idea how much I miss the market there. Cling to that year-round produce, my friend!

Thu Apr 18 20:36:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @cscannella

Rilly? Congratulations! #OMGindeed

Fri Apr 19 19:21:02 +0000 2013

Yay! //RT @jasonrhody: Very pleased to be part of the @Mediacommons survey on DH & media studies: Boolean Logic of DH http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/question/what-are-differentiations-and-intersections-media-studies-and-digital-humanities/response/b

Fri Apr 19 19:28:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @nowviskie and @MLAconvention


Fri Apr 19 20:38:18 +0000 2013

10 good things about a horrifying week, for which, seriously, thanks: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/19/10_good_things_about_a_horrifying_week/

Sat Apr 20 17:15:18 +0000 2013

Either this whole running thing is suddenly going REALLY REALLY well, or I’ve finally managed to unleash the endorphins again. #lookoutworld

Sat Apr 20 20:44:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @acavender

I like the way you think!

Sat Apr 20 23:21:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @mmwwah

If the Kraken allows you to feel like YOU COULD DO ANYTHING, then yeah, totally.

Sun Apr 21 00:41:26 +0000 2013

“The professor is... out of students’ reach, only slightly more accessible than the pope or Thomas Pynchon.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/grading-the-mooc-university.html?src=rechp

Sun Apr 21 13:25:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @BiellaColeman

Exactly. At best large public institutions will become a kind of Peoples Express \(and we know how well that worked\).

Sun Apr 21 13:55:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

That’s exactly the thing that’s had me so troubled; for me, learning has always happened in discussion \(both as student & as prof\).

Sun Apr 21 13:56:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

Perhaps CUNY’s Just Publics POOC \(P is for participatory\) might be a start: http://justpublics365.commons.gc.cuny.edu/open-online-seminar-gc-cuny/

Sun Apr 21 14:06:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @BiellaColeman, @mattthomas and @jon_penney

As a past president of my former institution said of Western Governors U, he’d take their model +

Sun Apr 21 14:07:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @BiellaColeman, @mattthomas and @jon_penney

seriously as soon as the western governors sent their own kids there.

Sun Apr 21 14:07:46 +0000 2013

Either the allergen count has exploded in NYC today or I’m coming down with something. \(Please please let it be the allergen count\.\) #poorme

Sun Apr 21 21:43:16 +0000 2013

Oh my yes. Germano: “Academe has been in the snow-globe business for years.” http://chronicle.com/article/Do-We-Dare-Write-for-Readers-/138581/is

Mon Apr 22 14:15:12 +0000 2013

It’s mornings like these that make me SO HAPPY that everything in the Apple environment JUST WORKS. #grrrr

Mon Apr 22 14:24:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @coryb

SO MANY THINGS. You would think that trying to get a photo from an iPhone to a Mac was the equivalent of the moon landing.

Mon Apr 22 14:37:17 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: We are thrilled to announce that Katina Rogers will be joining the MLA staff as managing editor of MLA Commons: http://t.co…

Mon Apr 22 15:20:45 +0000 2013

No sooner did I brag about having cracked the code on the perfect custom salad than today, they ran out of kale. This is unacceptable.

Mon Apr 22 18:25:34 +0000 2013

Spinach: a sad, sad substitute.

Mon Apr 22 18:26:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp and @katinalynn

We're thrilled, and really looking forward to cooking up new plans!

Mon Apr 22 18:27:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @ranti

Thank you for sympathizing with my plight.

Mon Apr 22 18:36:21 +0000 2013

V curious! //RT @uncertaincommon: @kfitz Publishing experiment from Duke UP in May: *Speculate This!* \(collaborative, anonymous, electronic\)

Tue Apr 23 00:18:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @uncertaincommon

You are most welcome! Looking forward to finding out more.

Tue Apr 23 01:20:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmcclurken


Tue Apr 23 13:41:00 +0000 2013

Replying to @foundhistory

Huge congratulations, Tom! This really is the spring of great big DH career announcements, isn’t it?

Tue Apr 23 20:29:08 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: Call for responses to the next MediaCommons survey: Teaching with Technology. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/content/cfr-teaching-technology

Tue Apr 23 21:18:21 +0000 2013

Replying to @boone

You know of course that sent me madly checking to see which address my message from this morning got autocompleted to...

Tue Apr 23 22:08:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

And here I was assuming he was coming to join #cunypie.

Wed Apr 24 03:03:21 +0000 2013

The world is really trying to make me have an aneurysm \(or a breakdown\) this morning. Cut it out, world.

Wed Apr 24 13:56:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkirschenbaum and @ENGL668K

That’s fantastic! I hope it goes well -- and I’d love to hear about the discussion...

Wed Apr 24 14:16:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I suspect I’m going to be at dinner then, but if I’m not, I will do so!

Wed Apr 24 14:18:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

Is that your OWN VIEW you have expressed there?

Wed Apr 24 14:32:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

I kinda assumed.

Wed Apr 24 14:36:07 +0000 2013

RT @aperren: Bad news @MC_IMR is down due to server problems. Good news: I suddenly get a sense of how many people are using it.

Wed Apr 24 15:45:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

I know MPubs will miss you terribly, but speaking for NYC pubs, YAY!!! So exciting for you, and for us, too!

Wed Apr 24 15:56:47 +0000 2013

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Dear Hosting Provider. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-Dn

Wed Apr 24 18:44:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmittell

I’m not going to name names here. But I’ve just commented on the post, with a link to the \(non\-\)site, which names names for me!

Wed Apr 24 18:51:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Seriously. My blood pressure did not need this.

Wed Apr 24 18:55:35 +0000 2013

Hey, turns out that whole mess with our hosting provider? It wasn’t elective surgery; it was a routine procedure. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/dear-hosting-provider/#comment-35296

Wed Apr 24 20:45:11 +0000 2013

\(Too bad we still died on the operating table\.\)

Wed Apr 24 20:45:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @stephharves

Amazingly, that is the smaller part of the disaster of my day. The rest sorted itself out but made for a harrowing few hours.

Wed Apr 24 21:04:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @stephharves

Will fill you in at some point after my blood pressure gets back to normal.

Wed Apr 24 21:05:15 +0000 2013

Replying to @MelissaRogers17 and @ENGL668K

Sorry I wasn't online to get this in real time. If you mean the thing in the Barthelme 1st para collex, yes!

Thu Apr 25 03:59:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @MelissaRogers17 and @ENGL668K

But now I want to know how you came across that, if so. #engl668k

Thu Apr 25 03:59:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @MelissaRogers17 and @ENGL668K

Amazing. Is the whole thing in JSTOR? It was an issue of Mississippi Review, right? A billion years ago, that.

Thu Apr 25 04:20:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @sleonchnm

Oh please god yes.

Thu Apr 25 12:45:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @sleonchnm

That would be awesome.

Thu Apr 25 12:48:17 +0000 2013

Day 4 of total allergy freakout. Must take measures. The question: take a second antihistamine, or an antihistamine-decongestant combo?

Thu Apr 25 15:13:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @boone

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Thu Apr 25 15:15:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @bigjondaniel

There has been neti-ing. It helps -- but I am NOT neti-ing in the office.

Thu Apr 25 15:16:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It does, big time. But then I leave my house, and the freakout returns. And there will be no neti-ing over non-private sinks.

Thu Apr 25 15:20:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Kinda what I’m thinking. I hit a point with allergies where I sort of have to hard reboot my sinuses. Decongestant it is.

Thu Apr 25 15:23:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Ugh, poor thing. I hope it passes soon. Stupid springtime flowers.

Thu Apr 25 15:23:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @jonathandirk, @alexhanna and @mdupray

MLA Commons is at http://commons.mla.org; let me know how I can help!

Thu Apr 25 15:38:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @clioweb

Aw! Welcome Ari Beth, and congratulations to her parents!

Thu Apr 25 15:58:26 +0000 2013

RT @moncia: Day 2 of @mediacommons being down. Team hard at work on better error message & of course getting the site up. #gnashingofteeth

Thu Apr 25 16:33:56 +0000 2013

Yes, our hosting provider managed to “upgrade” our server to a state in which @mediacommons cannot even generate a meaningful error message.

Thu Apr 25 16:35:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Happy to be an object lesson, I guess. :(

Thu Apr 25 16:46:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @DerekTippets

Media Temple.

Thu Apr 25 17:32:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @DerekTippets

I’d have to confirm with our dev team, but I’m 90% sure it’s dedicated.

Thu Apr 25 17:35:25 +0000 2013

RT @moncia: Thanks to Carol Kassel, we have a comprehensible error message up on @mediacommons. Still working to get the site up. http://t.…

Thu Apr 25 19:50:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @kimonizer

Hey, congratulations! That’s great news!

Thu Apr 25 20:44:25 +0000 2013

New at Planned Obsolescence \(and not at all accidentally posted in the off\-hours\): Cheese. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-Dq http://wp.me/s2w8Sh-cheese

Thu Apr 25 22:14:34 +0000 2013

Wish me luck, folks. #willexplainlater

Thu Apr 25 23:18:56 +0000 2013

Thanks everybody! Was headed in for my interview with the coop board. Everything seems to have gone well. #fingersstillcrossedtho

Thu Apr 25 23:54:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmittell and @moncia

Hey, that little image means the @mediacommons server is once again aware that it’s supposed to run Drupal! Progress!

Fri Apr 26 00:52:52 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: MediaCommons Press is back! http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/ Let us know if you encounter any glitches. The rest of MediaCommons wi…

Fri Apr 26 00:55:17 +0000 2013

Okay! Interview done, @MediaCommons on its way back. If I can clear my sinuses, all will be right with the world.

Fri Apr 26 00:57:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

Who can, my friend. Who can.

Fri Apr 26 01:00:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @savasavasava

Wow, thank YOU. That’s an awfully nice thing to hear!

Fri Apr 26 01:26:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @savasavasava

You got it!

Fri Apr 26 01:30:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @msbonn

That is awesome.

Fri Apr 26 12:57:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @jambina and @msbonn

Ooh, I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Fri Apr 26 12:58:12 +0000 2013

RT @OASymposium: Check out the page for our #oa13unt Keynote Speaker @kfitz! http://ow.ly/kiItq and register now! http://ow.ly/kiIyE

Fri Apr 26 15:20:43 +0000 2013

YAAAAAAY the coop board approval just came through! Now on to try to get ten people in a room to close this sale already. #yay

Fri Apr 26 15:27:43 +0000 2013

My piece on shame, in the Chronicle Review. // RT @rgfeal: Courage replaces shame! Tx, @kfitz http://chronicle.com/article/shameonyou/138579/

Fri Apr 26 15:58:00 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

They remain one of my favorite things about the internet.

Fri Apr 26 15:58:28 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: And -- we’re back! \(With a little attempt to explain what happened\.\) http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/content/what-happened

Fri Apr 26 16:21:20 +0000 2013

New at Planned Obsolescence: What Happened? http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-DB

Fri Apr 26 16:27:29 +0000 2013

My mantra got me through this week: “I can and will find the whiskey.” That, and a ton of really good colleagues. Thanks, everybody.

Fri Apr 26 17:55:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @aperren

Please let us know how we can help! I’m still hoping that we can recover everything, of course.

Fri Apr 26 17:58:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @aperren

That may not be a bad idea. I think the front page survey is going to take a similar approach.

Fri Apr 26 17:59:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @aperren

The survey? Yes, this week’s posts are still missing. Also comments, of which there were a bunch of great ones!

Fri Apr 26 18:00:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @aperren

I’m trying to remain hopeful about recovery. I know how frustrating it is, though!

Fri Apr 26 18:01:48 +0000 2013

The paywall has been dropped on my Chronicle Review column on shame, Twitter, and academic culture: http://chronicle.com/article/shameonyou/138579/

Fri Apr 26 20:07:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @RohanMaitzen

I know. I have concerns about how we use it sometimes, but that’s on us, not the form.

Fri Apr 26 20:41:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @CapitolClio

Thanks, Meredith. I still love it here, but there are waves of snark that wear me out a bit.

Fri Apr 26 20:43:01 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

Hey, congratulations! That’s huge!

Fri Apr 26 20:45:43 +0000 2013

Okay, hands up, Twitter: who *isn’t* changing jobs?

Fri Apr 26 20:46:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

And you’ll be right down the road \(or rail\)!

Fri Apr 26 20:47:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

You & I changed jobs before changing jobs was cool.

Fri Apr 26 20:48:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

Yay for doing great where you are!

Fri Apr 26 20:55:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

In an extremely kind way! Thank you. \(And good on ya on getting tenure at the new joint\.\)

Fri Apr 26 20:56:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yay for that!

Fri Apr 26 20:57:20 +0000 2013

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Fri Apr 26 20:58:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @Ted_Underwood

What will that do to your commute?

Fri Apr 26 20:59:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

I’ll keep you posted; the DLTS folks are early in the search.

Fri Apr 26 20:59:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

Yay! or Sigh. Depending.

Fri Apr 26 21:00:22 +0000 2013

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Fri Apr 26 21:00:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @Ted_Underwood

That totally sounds like the definition of win-win.

Fri Apr 26 21:02:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @nancybaym

A good data visualization project.

Fri Apr 26 21:38:21 +0000 2013

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Fri Apr 26 21:38:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @academicdave

That’s really fantastic. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the new program!

Fri Apr 26 21:49:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @rrkennison

We’ve got a couple of months or so then.

Fri Apr 26 23:43:26 +0000 2013

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Fri Apr 26 23:43:50 +0000 2013

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Fri Apr 26 23:44:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

Very interesting...

Sat Apr 27 12:04:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @mmwwah

Oh, definitely!

Sat Apr 27 12:51:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

I am intrigued. This is obviously a portent for our future NYC collaborations: elaborate, improvised, futuristic!

Sat Apr 27 13:46:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @mmwwah

Not that I’m *not*, I think you meant to say. :)

Sat Apr 27 15:23:54 +0000 2013

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Sat Apr 27 15:48:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @BendProf

Oh, Stacey -- I’m so sorry!

Sun Apr 28 13:43:44 +0000 2013

Yes! // RT @jmcclurken: Congrats to @nowviskie for her great profile in the @chronicle list of 2013 tech innovators! http://chronicle.com/article/Devising-New-Roles-for/138809/

Mon Apr 29 11:49:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

The @chronicle uses Mr./Ms. for everybody, for better or for worse.

Mon Apr 29 14:03:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek

Ideally speaking, what kind of time commitment should someone taking your course plan on?

Mon Apr 29 14:18:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek

Excellent! I am pondering, as you may guess...

Mon Apr 29 14:21:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @atrubek

Excellent. I’ll take a close look at my calendar and see if it makes sense.

Mon Apr 29 14:26:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @literarychica and @atrubek

That’s great to know. Thanks, Liana!

Mon Apr 29 14:49:39 +0000 2013

Great interview by @ernestopriego with @rgfeal on the humanities in the public arena: http://4humanities.org/2013/04/rosemary-g-feal-interview/.

Mon Apr 29 15:34:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @DoughertyJack

Alas, everything that got posted last week is still missing. We’re attempting to dig out of nightly backups...

Mon Apr 29 19:13:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Totally! I will look forward to hearing about those new responsibilities!

Mon Apr 29 19:51:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @techsoc and @EliSymeon

Ta-da: http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_an_ebook

Mon Apr 29 20:10:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @techsoc

Yes, I think you can skip it, but it depends on the preferences of the venue for which you’re writing.

Mon Apr 29 20:14:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @adelinekoh

WOO HOO! Congrats, Adeline!

Mon Apr 29 20:34:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @crsbecker

Don’t know if you got a million responses to this, but \(a\) YES, and \(b\) try Downcast, which rocks.

Tue Apr 30 19:53:07 +0000 2013