# 2013 04 01 tweets

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

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.

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

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

Yeah, and talking about OA, no less!

It’s a good day for mostly kidding.

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

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

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

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.

Oh, yikes. That is a challenge.

Ooh, good question.

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

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

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

Exactly!

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

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

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

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

Thanks, Jeff -- I really appreciate that!

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

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

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

All OVER this land.

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

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

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

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

@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.

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Now *that* would rock.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

Merci.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

As did mine.

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

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

We all do.

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

Ew.

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

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

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

Congratulations!

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

You will be taken up on that.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Wow. They’re sneaky.

Heck, they’d never miss it.

EAT EVERYTHING.

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

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

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

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

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

Yay, you! That @alexismadrigal has discerning taste.

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.

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

Thoroughly enjoying it!

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

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

Indeed, on all counts!

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

Mansur’s & Juban’s are also faves.

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

Hey, great news! Congratulations!

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

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

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

Oh no.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

I am sending you one through the matter replicator.

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 ...

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

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

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.

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

*whistles eerily*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh. Uh oh.

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

Also very attractive.

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

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

Rilly? Congratulations! #OMGindeed

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

Mwa-ha-ha.

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/

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

I like the way you think!

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

“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

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

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

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/

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 +

Replying to @BiellaColeman, @mattthomas and @jon_penney

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

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

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

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.

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…

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.

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

Thank you for sympathizing with my plight.

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

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

Congratulations!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is that your OWN VIEW you have expressed there?

I kinda assumed.

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.

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

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

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!

Seriously. My blood pressure did not need this.

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

$$Too bad we still died on the operating table\.$$

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

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

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

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

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

That would be awesome.

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

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

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.

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

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

Replying to @jonathandirk, @alexhanna and @mdupray

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

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

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

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

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

Media Temple.

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

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

Hey, congratulations! That’s great news!

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

Wish me luck, folks. #willexplainlater

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

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

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

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

Who can, my friend. Who can.

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

You got it!

That is awesome.

Ooh, I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

They remain one of my favorite things about the internet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey, congratulations! That’s huge!

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

And you’ll be right down the road $$or rail$$!

You & I changed jobs before changing jobs was cool.

Yay for doing great where you are!

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

Yay for that!

Nice.

What will that do to your commute?

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

Yay! or Sigh. Depending.

Yay!

That totally sounds like the definition of win-win.

A good data visualization project.

Excellent!

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

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

Excellent!

Yay!

Very interesting...

Oh, definitely!

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

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

LIKE.

Oh, Stacey -- I’m so sorry!

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/

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

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

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

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

That’s great to know. Thanks, Liana!

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

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

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

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

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