2013 09 01 tweets

Hey, the chat I had with @crsbecker and @DearStefania about DH, media studies, and the state of the humanities is up: http://cultureinconversation.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/the-state-of-the-humanities-exploring-digital-humanities-and-media-studies/

Sun Sep 01 15:56:10 +0000 2013

Tonight: the famous @ProfHacker pulled pork, fresh corn, double-garlicked collards, gazpacho. A feast to send off an incredible summer.

Mon Sep 02 22:01:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman

I was thinking the same thing: I might be able to recover some things I had to get rid of in my last move!

Tue Sep 03 14:46:26 +0000 2013

RT @4Hum: A fantastic conversation from .@kfitz, .@crsbecker, & .@DearStefania on DH, media studies, public humanities, & more: http://t.co…

Tue Sep 03 15:24:02 +0000 2013

Day 2 of @ProfHacker special pulled pork; even better than the first. Thanks, @briancroxall!

Wed Sep 04 01:02:50 +0000 2013

I will also note that the last two nights of Jersey corn have me wondering why I haven’t eaten an ear of corn at every meal for weeks now,

Wed Sep 04 01:03:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @TheAtlantic

Looks like theatln.tc has expired?

Wed Sep 04 16:24:44 +0000 2013

Ahem: http://news.commons.mla.org/2013/09/04/free-mla-job-information-list-to-launch-this-month/

Wed Sep 04 19:46:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Pretty awesome, eh? I am, however, just one member of a team full of awesome here.

Wed Sep 04 19:50:48 +0000 2013

RT @rgfeal: Massive applause starts with the MLA Executive Council, which made it happen. Remember this, members who vote! @briancroxall @k…

Wed Sep 04 19:57:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

Ooh, I just got to be one of the bearers of good news, is all. One member of a fab team.

Wed Sep 04 19:57:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkgold

Hey, check @briancroxall’s update: the Job List will be free to *all* users. Also, applause to the Executive Council, not me!

Wed Sep 04 20:24:01 +0000 2013

Remember @wynkenhimself’s post about negotiating a better contributor’s contract? I found that post helpful today. http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/2012/08/a-new-contributors-contact/

Thu Sep 05 17:41:17 +0000 2013

Also, I got soundly publishersplained about the purposes of copyright this morning. *rolls up sleeves*

Thu Sep 05 17:42:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

It was very hard not to go back with YOU CLEARLY DO NOT KNOW WHO I AM.

Thu Sep 05 18:01:35 +0000 2013

Hey, so who is #dtc375? Nice tweeting, y’all.

Thu Sep 05 21:57:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @rogerwhitson, @triproftri, @briancroxall and @foundhistory

Very cool exercise. My words came back with a certain alienated majesty!

Fri Sep 06 02:38:44 +0000 2013

It’s been a crazy day, but full of awesome: @katinalynn has joined us here at @MLACommons! Great things will be coming your way soon.

Mon Sep 09 19:48:15 +0000 2013

High of 87 today. 92 tomorrow. Early September just reminding us who’s boss.

Tue Sep 10 11:46:26 +0000 2013

Also, a moment’s whining about #insomnia: being utterly awake until 4 am, despite being exhausted, does not make for a cheerful 7 am.

Tue Sep 10 11:48:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn and @karikraus

I have an office sweater and an office fleece blanket. Somedays it’s still not enough. *sigh*

Tue Sep 10 17:31:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench, @nowviskie and @rgfeal

I’m so sad about this. Clearly I haven’t been paying much attention lately either.

Tue Sep 10 20:03:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @karikraus and @mkgold

And how many others have just been drifting away.

Tue Sep 10 20:09:24 +0000 2013

My day nearly concluded with a heart-stopping, eye-twitch inducing moment of thinking I’d made a colossal mistake & had no way to recover. +

Tue Sep 10 21:48:34 +0000 2013

A colleague, however, has saved my bacon. #icanandwillfindthebourbon

Tue Sep 10 21:49:28 +0000 2013

Mmmm. Bacon.

Tue Sep 10 21:50:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @eetempleton

Alas, that may *be* your super power. \(Mine is making people stroll directly into my path as I walk down the street\.\)

Wed Sep 11 17:00:50 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: #MLA members, please share your comments about a new proposal for MLA groups at http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/.

Wed Sep 11 21:22:13 +0000 2013

#MLA members: Be sure your voice is heard! Comment on the draft proposal for the future of MLA groups. http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/

Thu Sep 12 13:49:15 +0000 2013

The MLA is hiring a senior web developer. Come help shape the association’s online future! http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/39656/senior-web-developer-modern-language-association

Thu Sep 12 13:56:20 +0000 2013

Why revise the #MLA group structure now, what are the most significant changes, and other frequently asked questions: http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/faq/

Thu Sep 12 14:03:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Very cool! Congrats!

Thu Sep 12 17:53:52 +0000 2013

For the p.m. crowd: The MLA is hiring a senior web developer. Come help shape the association’s online future! http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/39656/senior-web-developer-modern-language-association

Thu Sep 12 19:34:15 +0000 2013

Fantastic visit to Lehigh U today. Very excited to hear how the English department is imagining its work.

Fri Sep 13 01:06:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @jenna_lay

Fantastic talking with you as well! Thanks for a great discussion.

Fri Sep 13 18:02:29 +0000 2013

Just ended an excellent visit to Lehigh U; heading on to Rochester for #decodingURoch!

Fri Sep 13 18:03:33 +0000 2013

That whole going to Rochester thing? May have spoken too soon.

Fri Sep 13 19:16:50 +0000 2013

This situation just continues to improve.

Fri Sep 13 19:51:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

C’est moi.

Fri Sep 13 19:58:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @lnakamur

I was supposed to be in at 5. Will now not be in until 10. May not make it to breakfast, but will keep you posted.

Fri Sep 13 19:59:21 +0000 2013

Prepare for a barrage of whining.

Fri Sep 13 20:03:52 +0000 2013

1. Flight from ABE to PHL delayed due to unspecified mechanical issues. Will miss connection to ROC. Booked on next ROC flt, 5 hours later.

Fri Sep 13 20:07:05 +0000 2013

2. Flight from ABE to PHL continues to be delayed, so much so that they’ve hired a bus to drive us there instead. Everybody to ticketing.

Fri Sep 13 20:08:39 +0000 2013

3. Everyone told to leave ticketing and get on bus. Which is nowhere in evidence.

Fri Sep 13 20:09:27 +0000 2013

4. Bus, once it does manifest, will head into rush hour traffic. But at least my connecting flight isn’t until 9.30 pm, right? #brightside

Fri Sep 13 20:11:26 +0000 2013

For all that, thanks, @USAir.

Fri Sep 13 20:11:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @JMarkOckerbloom

Happily \(for some values of happily\) I am now in a bus. Thanks, though!

Fri Sep 13 20:23:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal and @usair

Am supposed to be in ROC tonight; talk tmw morning.

Fri Sep 13 20:26:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @elotroalex


Fri Sep 13 20:28:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @mckenziewark

Are you leaving, too? Sorry I’ll miss you, if so!

Fri Sep 13 20:34:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @BenRobertson


Fri Sep 13 20:34:54 +0000 2013

Hello, Philadelphia. Did not think I would see anything but your airport today.

Fri Sep 13 21:10:36 +0000 2013

A-and, we’re stopped. 12 miles to go.

Fri Sep 13 21:21:13 +0000 2013


Fri Sep 13 21:53:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

Oh please don’t tell me I have to live in this thing with all 13 of these people.

Fri Sep 13 22:00:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

Did they at least rubberband a laser pointer to it?

Fri Sep 13 22:16:51 +0000 2013

I am out of the van. 3 minutes curbside to Legal Seafood. Thanks, TSA Precheck!

Fri Sep 13 22:17:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @sleonchnm

Heck yeah. And a crab cake on the way.

Fri Sep 13 22:25:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @JenServenti and @brettbobley

There's a requisition form for that. See you in six months.

Fri Sep 13 22:31:35 +0000 2013

ROC. At last.

Sat Sep 14 02:36:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

cf. David Foster Wallace.

Sat Sep 14 14:20:24 +0000 2013

This is not something I hear every day. RT @RYDROPONiC_311: @kfitz you Virginian piece of shit what happened to the rap game

Sun Sep 15 02:09:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

I know. I’ve just let things slide. The day job got in the way.

Sun Sep 15 02:16:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Hell yeah.

Sun Sep 15 02:56:08 +0000 2013

At ROC, headed home. I am hopeful that travel whining today will be minimal. *knocks wood*

Sun Sep 15 13:54:41 +0000 2013

Rhet-comp & writing studies folks: the MLA very much wants to hear from you in the discussion of the draft groups proposal on @MLACommons. +

Mon Sep 16 12:04:06 +0000 2013

The document is very much a draft, and your input can play a huge role in shaping how your fields are represented: http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/draft-proposal/#comment-233

Mon Sep 16 12:04:11 +0000 2013

#MLA members: If you haven’t yet, be sure to read the FAQ on our groups discussion. Important info therein! http://groupsdiscussion.commons.mla.org/faq/

Mon Sep 16 17:26:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @MichaelHancher

Could you report via feedback/ticketing system? Brown button at right edge.

Mon Sep 16 20:31:00 +0000 2013

RT @jenna_lay: Loved reading @LKremmel's thoughtful response to @kfitz's recent visit to Lehigh: http://www.nassrgrads.com/online-academics-questions-for-grad-students

Tue Sep 17 20:41:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Go, you! \(“CJD? She’s very big in Germany\.”\)

Wed Sep 18 11:06:45 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: We are happy to announce round two of the #MLA New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge! http://news.commons.mla.org/2013/09/18/the-new-variorum-shakespeare-digital-challenge/

Wed Sep 18 19:55:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench, @MLACommons and @patrick_mj

We would never.

Wed Sep 18 19:56:24 +0000 2013

If detailed for you the levels of my coffee-making FAIL today, you would not believe me. I should never travel without my Aeropress again.

Thu Sep 19 12:22:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

That is criminal.

Thu Sep 19 12:30:44 +0000 2013

Take away my digital media scholar credentials if you like, but -- I don't get all the iOS 7 hate. I'm mostly digging it so far.

Thu Sep 19 15:27:08 +0000 2013

I'm actually trying to get myself to use the native apps for a few weeks, to see how I feel about them. So far, so good, except: +

Thu Sep 19 15:27:58 +0000 2013

Gmail labels, for crying out loud. How many years has it been? SHOW THEM, MAIL.

Thu Sep 19 15:28:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I hear you about the dock. To close apps: double tap the home button as before, then swipe up on the app you want to close.

Thu Sep 19 15:38:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @moncia

Gatekeeper! I'm being gatekept!

Thu Sep 19 16:07:33 +0000 2013

Okay, and a plea to the native Twitter app: sync my place in the timeline across devices, pls pls pls.

Thu Sep 19 16:09:33 +0000 2013

In the category of things iOS7 gets right: the newsstand is no longer treated as an application independent of publications. At last.

Thu Sep 19 16:47:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I'll trade that for not having to force quit it all the time.

Thu Sep 19 16:52:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @acavender

Me too. This iteration of the native app experiment may not last.

Thu Sep 19 16:53:31 +0000 2013

Talk 1 of 2 at Cornell University today is about to begin!

Thu Sep 19 19:54:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @cgbrooke

I know! We should rectify that.

Thu Sep 19 21:25:51 +0000 2013

I can tell already: Twitter will be the first native app I abandon. #ios7

Fri Sep 20 01:20:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @CGSaw

I've used Tweetbot a while & love it. The Twitter thing is part of my "test out new native apps & see if I still hate them" plan.

Fri Sep 20 01:35:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @CGSaw

Exactly. I'm liking Mail this go-round, and would totally stick with it if it could deal with Gmail labels properly.

Fri Sep 20 01:43:15 +0000 2013

Gave two talks yesterday. Up at 4 today to fly ITH > EWR > IAH > BTR for my grandmother's 90th birthday. Both cases: exhausting but fun!

Fri Sep 20 08:42:04 +0000 2013

Cab is 25 minutes late picking me up. I am now in a ridiculously long and slow security line. This is not how I want to start this day.

Fri Sep 20 09:40:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @alicetiara

Ithaca! 3 gates, 1 security lane, 20 mins. Am through now though!

Fri Sep 20 09:54:33 +0000 2013

As of this very moment, I have 4,747 followers. My former students will know why I noticed.

Fri Sep 20 11:04:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @patrick_mj

Ooh. A question we hadn’t considered. Let me get back to you!

Sat Sep 21 00:07:53 +0000 2013

Wonderful 90th birthday party today for my grandmother! Now hoping my trip home goes smoothly so I’m on time for tmw’s program cte meeting.

Sun Sep 22 21:25:58 +0000 2013

The other thing it wd be nice to have in control center in iOS7: your next boarding pass. Swipe up from any screen & voila: less fumbling.

Sun Sep 22 21:29:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @beautyislikeyea

Yes! I have that set. What I want is to be able to swipe up from any other app & get to a boarding pass with one thumb.

Mon Sep 23 03:15:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @sheepeeh

Yay! Congrats!

Mon Sep 23 11:37:29 +0000 2013

RT @m_b_schlosser: Self RT for the Monday crowd: My book selection for the faculty recognition program: @kfitz's Planned Obsolescence. http…

Mon Sep 23 13:17:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @m_b_schlosser

SUPER COOL. Thank you so much for the selection.

Mon Sep 23 13:17:58 +0000 2013

RT @jasonrhody: Plotting out my MLA panel matrix thanks to @samplereality's fab annual list of DH sessions: http://www.samplereality.com/2013/09/19/digital-humanities-at-mla-2014/ Grateful…

Mon Sep 23 15:35:58 +0000 2013

RT @samplereality: "All those who mock academic labor" contribute to the impoverishment—and death—of adjuncts. - @philnel http://t.co/JdYxC…

Mon Sep 23 21:33:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

It’s very weird profile.

Tue Sep 24 01:19:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

It’s *a* very weird profile, I mean.

Tue Sep 24 01:19:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball and @ayjay

So much hostility. Eileen Fisher doesn't know how to draw. Or sew. And she mistreats her cat!

Tue Sep 24 01:41:07 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: 200+ presidential theme sessions at #mla14! Tell us about yours to have it featured on the @MLAconvention blog: http://t.co…

Tue Sep 24 15:35:27 +0000 2013

So, so much to think about in here: http://frankchimero.com/blog/2013/09/the-inferno-of-independence/

Wed Sep 25 10:55:30 +0000 2013

Cold. Fingers numb. Brain activity slowing. Cannot last much longer. Tell my children I love them.

Wed Sep 25 15:17:52 +0000 2013

\(Seriously, building: it’s 65 degrees outside\. TURN OFF THE AIR CONDITIONER\.\)

Wed Sep 25 15:18:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody and @fchimero

I haven’t, but really want to. Let’s do something, please.

Wed Sep 25 17:24:20 +0000 2013

Am in Dumbo for the first time since probably 1994 and am experiencing MASSIVE cognitive dissonance like whoa.

Wed Sep 25 22:03:30 +0000 2013

One of my clearest memories here is of walking past a burning car between the subway and my friend’s. 10.30am Sunday; no one for blocks.

Wed Sep 25 23:05:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @Exhaust_Fumes

SERIOUSLY. There’s a West Elm.

Wed Sep 25 23:15:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Ooh, I missed your announcement earlier! Huge congrats again, and very glad it’s official!

Thu Sep 26 02:06:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @stephharves

No kidding! Where are the burning cars of yesteryear?

Thu Sep 26 10:47:34 +0000 2013

About to begin a two-day meeting with the fabulous & incredibly hard-working #MLA Publications Committee!

Thu Sep 26 13:21:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @karikraus

Whoa, awesome. congrats!

Thu Sep 26 21:25:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

You missed mine at the UNT meeting! \(I can’t swear that it’s a good example, though; you’d have to ask others about that\.\)

Fri Sep 27 17:48:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

I might be able to do that...

Fri Sep 27 17:50:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball and @jbrittholbrook

Me & the mice, we’re totally getting down. \(Srsly, thanks\.\)

Fri Sep 27 17:52:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

FYI, the conf website says videos are forthcoming? http://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2013

Fri Sep 27 17:54:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @JenHoward

That's fantastic! Congratulations to him.

Sat Sep 28 01:58:31 +0000 2013

Note to self: I know you haven’t had your coffee yet, but try to remember that the filter is a non-optional component of the Aeropress.

Sat Sep 28 12:31:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @plragde

There was this moment of pure bafflement as coffee and grinds came flooding out into my cup and over my countertop.

Sat Sep 28 12:41:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @bantic

I absolutely love it. Best and most consistent coffee I’ve made at home. Plus ridiculously easy cleanup.

Sat Sep 28 13:08:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @moncia, @jvinopal, @mkgold, @elotroalex and @nycdh

Very sorry not to be there with you today; crazy meeting/travel schedule demands a day at home.

Sat Sep 28 14:13:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @moncia, @RayS6 and @nytimes

I’m sorry this one isn’t included as part of that series! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/arts/24peer.html?smid=pl-share

Sat Sep 28 14:21:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

I NEED DIS. http://ineeddis.com/

Sat Sep 28 15:54:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal and @ProfM_Lindemann

I don't have cable & have been doing this all season. If you use Tweetbot you can mute keywords & hashtag at least.

Sat Sep 28 20:57:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @ProfM_Lindemann

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Sat Sep 28 20:58:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @kylebeachy

So sorry to hear you’re injured! Glad to know you’ve got good support. Take care!

Mon Sep 30 15:03:25 +0000 2013

At LGA. This week’s itinerary: MSP for an @ARLnews workshop; ORD for the Dean’s Lecture at Columbia College. Hope to see some of you!

Mon Sep 30 15:06:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmittell

Hey, s/he’s communicating. Openly and transparently.

Mon Sep 30 15:07:36 +0000 2013

RT @sherah1918: To all of my colleagues and friends who work federal jobs: thank you for what you do all year. I hope you get to do those t…

Mon Sep 30 22:45:48 +0000 2013

Thinking a lot tonight about all my friends who work for the government. Wishing for better times for us all.

Tue Oct 01 02:15:23 +0000 2013