# 2013 07 01 tweets

I missed you arriving here. Quite the crowd!

Yay, welcome! I hope the trip was okay.

Promise. I finally got a decent night’s sleep last night, so am beginning to emerge from zombiedom myself.

Works out very nicely indeed! #OAbooks

RT @ernestopriego: If ECRs don't risk, how will scholarship ever change? Replication of cons methods won't get us there. Risk should be rew…

LS rep at #oabooks says it’s not realistic for societies to run repositories. My response: societies must explore partnering with libraries!

Say it isn’t so.

I have a family full of Italian Americans. Might they count?

Frances Pinter on @KUnlatched model: consortium lowers risks for all; “you have no idea how expensive it is to keep things closed.” #oabooks

You are the BEST.

RT @KUnlatched: The Mellon-funded report on open review @kfitz presented about is available at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/open-review/files/2012/06/MediaCommons_Open_Review_White_Paper_final.pdf #oabooks

Awwww!

I was sorry to miss you at #OAI8, but I understand you had other awesome places to be!

Replying to @shanakimball, @LibSkrat and @researchremix

Indeed! Someday soon, I hope.

Very nice! The white background opens things up, the menus/sliders are less complex, and I like the use of the new mark.

Replying to @shanakimball, @researchremix and @LibSkrat

I like this idea.

Wait, what? // RT @TheAtlantic: First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist http://theatln.tc/15bcjfN via @qz

Replying to @ekansa, @TheAtlantic and @qz

But I guess we’d finally answer the question of whether identity is resident in the brain or the body.

Very nice -- I like that framing of the question.

A very fair point. Expectations for participation in any community of practice need to be established. #oabooks

But at least in open review communities any homophily that crops up is visible and can be challenged. #oabooks

Hear, hear! // MT @jfwinters: Great first day of #OAbooks… Congratulations to @carenmilloy & colleagues for putting it all together.

Yeah, it’s pretty mind-blowing. And I’m not trying to be punny.

The thing I can’t wrap my head around $$ha ha$$ is who you would be after the transplant. We’d finally know where selfhood is located I guess.

@IntarchEditor Yes -- we’ve definitely found that authors have to participate in the process in very different ways when it’s open.

No, it’s attachment at the spinal cord. o.O

Some are, it’s true. But it would be great to get the community in that subject area really working together openly! #oabooks

Will do -- should see one or the other shortly.

How did we get people to participate? Twitter, FB, blog posts, email lists - everything we could think of! #oabooks

But some recent arguments have suggested that identity inheres in the body rather than strictly in the brain $$e\.g\. muscle memory$$.

Such a transplant would at least let us know for sure. Wake the patient up & ask “who are you now?”

True! Though in that case only the spinal cord has been severed; other systems remain connected, if some function with assistance.

$$You realize of course I’m being somewhat tendentious here\. My own personal feeling is that I am in my brain\.$$

$$But I would say that, wouldn’t I?$$

Indeed.

That’s a huge challenge; we talk about it a bit in the full report. Something serious to consider. #oabooks

It got tweeted, but I totally failed to mention it - so you only missed it by paying attention. :)

I once had one with a telephone-booth-style door, which opened by folding inward. I almost didn’t make it out.

The best part was when I had your bottle-drop moment, and I had to open the door to bend over, and couldn’t.

You know what I want? A hashtag resolver that tells you what a cryptic acronym stands for.

Okay, so then what I want is an API and a Twitter client that pulls up the def on rollover.

Oh! Sorry I missed you.

Hmm. I really want it client-scrapeable, so that I can rollover a hashtag & have the def appear...

Exactly. Or a tooltip on the desktop.

Yes! As you get when you click on a username.

It’s true. Wikipedia-style disambiguation would not be out of the question. $$Groups using \#MLA13 include…$$

ON IT.

People who subtweet deserve what they get. #youknowwhoyouare

Nice. Messy, but nice.

@ahacker Re your question this morning: http://academicblogs.org might be a good place to find some worthy examples!

Right. But what I’m really after is a client that could scrape that data & on clicking on a hashtag display both +

tweets & info about the tag, as many clients do for users.

My feed is full of them today, I know that for sure.

Now up at #oabooks: @shanakimball on MPublishing, library-based publishing, and library-press collaborations.

Replying to @triplingual, @briancroxall and @billwolff

Exactly. Wikipedia-style: #MLA13 is being used by...

is on another call right now. Can I take a message and have her get back to you?

:)

Wow. Just discovered that my former work email account was deleted July 1 on the dot. Am having a bit of a moment here. #endofanera

It has been for temporary folk. I know of no 15-year faculty whose accounts have been summarily cut off like this.

Who the hell knows? All I got was a form letter, and no indication that the cutoff would be immediate.

(Frankly, all I’ve been getting there for the last year is stuff I really don’t want, so it’s all good. But there’s a bit of +

don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out that’s a little surprising.)

I’ve been picking up via my gmail acct for a while, which is how I found out authentication was failing.

“User unknown.” Snif.

I suspect it’s not forwarding; hasn’t appeared yet, anyhow. Let me know if you get an error response.

Things have been great here. Didn’t make it to StP for bubbles, but am having dinner tonight at a friend’s club.

RT @shanakimball: Really admiring the chutzpah and grace of @CameronNeylon in speaking off the cuff from a deck of 60 randomized slides #OA…

RT @ernestopriego: .@CameronNeylon: |the point of the book, the tweet, the blog post is to engage people, to make people think" #oabooks

I’ve been picking up the PO mail via my Gmail acct for a while, so I have the old stuff. +

And for the last while, the only mail I’ve gotten there was stuff I didn’t want to get anyway. +

But I just want to say: 15 YEARS. Ending with a form email from the dean’s office, and a deleted email address.

.@CameronNeylon: The “unprecedented good” served by open access is not just a public good, but a good for scholarship. #oabooks

That checklist is the form email I got from the dean’s office. Wow, this year went fast! Be sure to turn in your keys!

No, but there was the suggestion that I needed to account for/turn in all materials bought with college or dept funds.

@ernestopriego You should NOT have! Thank you, though it’s really way too much!

The good news is that now *I* owe *you* a drink, next time I see you. I will look forward to it.

I am so totally it!

You look fabulous, too! It was great catching up - I’ll look forward to doing it again soon.

Farewell, London. It was lovely! But I am ready to drag my heavy suitcase somewhere I can unpack and stay put.

Independence Day! My summer rest and writing retreat begins, appropriately, today.

Woo-hoo! Safe travels, & all my best to Brooklyn.

Looks like oleander, but I'm not really the person to ask.

O hai! :)

2014?!? That’s insane. @emoryhealthcare

My #oabooks talk: “advan­cing toward its goal with the effi­ciency of a war machine.” I am both flattered and alarmed http://blog.homo-numericus.net/article11208.html

Thank you! I did know it was positive; I just had this image of myself crushing everything in my path that was a bit surprising.

Made a turn today in the thing I’m writing. The point I’m now working toward is a bit controversial, which makes me think it’s worth saying.

It’s always nice to figure out that it’s not just empty blather!

I have just discovered that it’s possible to take a good picture of me if I don’t know you’re doing it. New avatars may be forthcoming.

Okay, done. New avatars should be propagating. Imagine me telling an auditorium full of scientists about the digital humanities.

I’ve been fretting a bit about how little my avatar resembled me anymore. $$Okay, I haven’t been fretting about it \*that\* much, but\.$$

I was *very* persuasive.

Thanks! The growing disjuncture between actual me and turquoise-jacket me was taking up far more brain power than it was worth.

@BendProf I was so traumatized by the experience of driving my cats to LAX when we moved to NYC that I may never recover. $$Them too, alas\.$$

Which is to say that the part of moving to my new apt I dreaded most was putting the cats in the carriers to cab them to Brooklyn.

Eh. In the scheme of things, it’s easy. But nothing’s as easy as a pixie that needs no blow-drying.

SO MUCH. And I was busy trying to keep the crazy cab driver from realizing I had not one but two cats with me… Trauma all around.

Hey thanks!

It’s *okay* if I don’t blow-dry it, but only okay. Much preferable if I do. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to deal with that!

Ooh! **begins to plot**

Drop and give me 20, Cohen!

Oh wait. That was “Drill Instructor Fitz.” My bad.

Alas, my hair has not fully made the move to wavy. It’s 90% straight, with a couple of weird bends.

I’ve just watched the first half of my #OAbooks talk $$http://bit\.ly/12VLnLS$$ & am exhausted. Must moderate coffee intake.

Aw, thanks!

It’s Arras. I did a little modification, I think, but honestly I can’t remember what...

My pleasure!

Over the course of the last two days, I have migrated just about everything running at http://machines.pomona.edu to http://machines.plannedobsolescence.net. +

I even managed to get the MarxWiki $$http://machines\.plannedobsolescence\.net/marxwiki$$ and the DFW Wiki $$http://machines\.plannedobsolescence\.net/dfwwiki$$ running properly again. +

I’m very grateful to the instructional technologists at Pomona, who gave me extra time for the migration and will be redirecting traffic. +

It might have come up in the Q&A. The "don't ask" argument comes in part from Susan Bielstein, Permissions: A Survival Guide.

That's a shame. Bielstein's argument is dead-on: every time we ask, we build precedent, a sense that we should ask.

And that sense of common practice can bear as much weight as actual law.

A very happy birthday to @JenHoward and @miriamkp! July 12 is an auspicious day.

ON IT. :) $$cc @wynkenhimself$$

Not in any detail. But we are hard at work on the future of MLA style and its associated habitus!

Waffling? WAFFLING?!? I have changed my avatar once in the last 3 years? I think? And tried to prepare everyone for it.

Really! That one dates back to my pre-MLA sabbatical.

At least yours still looks something like you. I’ve noted the surprise of late when people first meet me in person.

Dude. I can’t believe you remember that. It was a total selfie. Paris, summer of 2008!

Getting to work on time is terribly overrated.

Both, I think, but somewhat dizzying!

See,@briancroxall? I was not making it up.

I’ve got my eye on you, Rogers.

Depends on the goal of the Twitter account. Some intentionally defy identification.

I need a mod_rewrite guru, stat.

RT @eclecticbrotha: The week in review: a woman with tampons and a black kid with Skittles are both more dangerous than a white man with a …

Waking up this morning to utter heartbreak. I am devastated for my country, so far away, in so many ways.

Get Me Rewrite! http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-E0

Very sorry to be missing ACH & ADHO mtgs, not to mention #DH2013. Couldn’t figure out a Prague-to-Lincoln itinerary that wouldn’t kill me.

Good grief. I hope it took you weeks — because of stopovers, I mean, not just miserable travel time!

Hi. It would be best to email me: kfitzpatrick at mla dot org. Thanks!

I know there’s something wrong with being this excited because my vacation has been SO PRODUCTIVE, but seriously. SO PRODUCTIVE. #yay #sigh

It’s astonishing how much you can get done when you’re away and relaxed..

+1 // RT @jmcclurken: Wishing I was with so many of my friends and intellectual heroes at #DH2013 this week....

Woo hoo!

Congratulations, Seth; I'll look forward to working with you!

Congrats, all! // RT @seth_denbo: I'm very excited to be joining AHA this fall as Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Initiatives.

Lately, I mistype my own name 2 of 3 times...

New post at Planned Obsolescence: On the Working Vacation. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-F8

Oh god please. Unless you literally mean technics and mechanics of vision. RT @mariabustillos: stop saying "optics"!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha. Should have known you’d be there with me.

Rock on, @PomonaCollege. http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/

$$I choose not to believe that there’s a relationship between my resignation and that ranking\.$$

I have always known you were the best, Tim Carmody.

And you too!

I do wish that list included financial aid info, esp. those schools with no-loan policies $$ahem, Pomona$$.

Then again, it’s Forbes.

Sad, but very likely true. The Pomonas of the world are great, but it’s a nightmarish situation overall.

Indubitably.

Go you. Thanks for, um, oversharing.

Absolutely! Now to develop a colonoscopy pseudonym generator.

After this week, it’s hard to read the following sentence $$from Giles Slade’s Made to Break$$ quite the same way: +

“Stevens’s definitive contribution to this cultural icon was to ‘put the wiener in the bun’” $$151$$. The icon? The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

I wonder if I’ll ever feel the same way about wiener puns again.

There’s an article on audiobooks by Lutz Koepnick in the Jan 2013 PMLA.

I can only imagine.

T-minus 6 days until re-entry, post working vacation. It’s been amazing, on both counts: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/on-the-working-vacation/

I am, however, looking forward to finally settling into the apartment I moved into two months ago. Maybe buying a dresser, hanging blinds.

NICE.

I bought a dresser from them in like 1995. Gave it away when I left CA two years ago. I miss that dresser.

“Boss” is indeed a strange word, esp for one right out of academe. “Senior colleague” works well indeed!

@surlyF Hey, something I’m sure you can use as a blurb somewhere: “Furlough is exactly right.” —Scholarly Kitchen. http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013/07/26/dissertation-embargoes-and-the-rights-of-scholars-aha-smacks-the-hornets-nest/

That would make a nice card. That, an email, a Twitter handle — that’s all you need.

Maybe on the flip side, the inevitable “Furlough is completely wrong.”

Hey cool — thanks!

You did fabulously, but you would have regardless. I hope all is well with you!

I hear that. Sending you all good wishes!

Woo hoo! Congrats!

Completely agreed that this is very desirable, but I’m not sure what’s needed is a tool. A service, yes. And +

as Brett notes, a name-brand service may go along way toward producing the social change @mia_out points to.

Replying to @lincolnmullen, @brettbobley and @mia_out

I would argue for a scholarly org or a consortium thereof...

Packing up to head back to NYC tomorrow. It’s been an absolutely dreamy trip, but I’ll be glad to get home.

I'd love to hear what you wind up with. My printer/scanner died the day before I left on this trip & I'll have to replace soon.

Okay, packed up, crashing, and bracing for the 3 am cacophony of device alarms. See you tomorrow afternoon, NYC.

Okay: up at 3 am; dragged the suitcases outside just after 4 am; in the lounge at PRG at 5 am. Home around 4 pm. See you in a bit, NYC.

FRA. Lufthansa lounge, sleeping cubicle. Brian Eno, Music for Airports, through noise suppressing headphones. Wake me in a couple of hours.

Hello, Newark! $$A mere 1\.5 hours late\.$$

Hello, Brooklyn. Thanks for the awesome weather.