2013 10 01 tweets

Replying to @melissaterras

Congratulations, Melissa — I hope it’s a great day!

Tue Oct 01 10:47:55 +0000 2013

Sending all my best thoughts today to my friends at @NEH_ODH and elsewhere in the government. Thank you for everything you do on our behalf.

Tue Oct 01 13:24:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

Here’s hoping you get to enjoy the vast majority of the month back in the office.

Tue Oct 01 17:53:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

I did not! The things a person can discover.

Tue Oct 01 17:58:51 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: Go beyond prepared papers at #mla14 with dynamic, innovative session formats: http://convention.commons.mla.org/?p=250. How are you structuri…

Tue Oct 01 20:05:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay and @tcarmody

Indeed! I will hope for awesome things ahead.

Tue Oct 01 21:19:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Hey, excellent! We will have to introduce you to our favorite bars. Um, places. I mean places.

Tue Oct 01 22:43:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Appropriate and family friendly.

Tue Oct 01 22:43:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Dude, I live in Park Slope. I’ve been in bars where there were more people under 5 than over 21.

Tue Oct 01 22:45:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody, @atrubek and @shanakimball


Tue Oct 01 22:46:08 +0000 2013

Hello, Chicago! I’m giving the Dean’s Lecture at Columbia College this evening. Hope to see some of you there.

Wed Oct 02 14:53:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench and @NEH_ODH


Wed Oct 02 15:12:22 +0000 2013

Ridiculously gorgeous early October day here in Chicago. Surprised the House hasn’t found a way to shut this weather down.

Wed Oct 02 15:23:34 +0000 2013

Yes. // RT @ekansa @amandafrench I don’t know what to say. I’m so sorry about @NEH_ODH and, though this sounds corny, the whole country. :(

Wed Oct 02 15:24:49 +0000 2013

My former student who is a House staffer is dutifully reporting - unpaid - from the Hill.

Wed Oct 02 15:28:50 +0000 2013

14 House R’s now publicly support the Senate’s clean CR. Bring it to the floor, Boehner. Let our government work.

Wed Oct 02 15:30:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Oh, @beccarosen only got to see *some* of the best stuff. I see no reference to suffering Her Majesty’s grievous indignation.

Wed Oct 02 19:48:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @briancroxall

Not that I recall… but migraines do funny things to my memory.

Wed Oct 02 22:24:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall and @wynkenhimself

Thanks for the link; good to know!

Thu Oct 03 01:11:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall and @wynkenhimself


Thu Oct 03 01:11:53 +0000 2013

Compelling questions about design today: “All Technology Is Assistive Technology.” https://medium.com/thoughtful-design/a8b9a581eb62

Thu Oct 03 01:40:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay and @ablerism

Good to know - thanks!

Thu Oct 03 01:42:35 +0000 2013

In the last three weeks: Bethlehem-Rochester-home; Ithaca-Baton Rouge-home; Minneapolis-Chicago-home.

Thu Oct 03 13:24:36 +0000 2013

For this week’s adventure, Tripit just informed me that my flight home has been cancelled.

Thu Oct 03 13:26:12 +0000 2013

I’m rebooked two hours later, thank goodness. But I am nonetheless feeling quite whiny about it all. I just want to go home.

Thu Oct 03 13:27:34 +0000 2013

And I am trying very hard not to ponder what adventure next week’s Oxford-Fairfax-home will bring.

Thu Oct 03 13:28:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @sbmalley

Thank you! It was great getting to talk a bit.

Thu Oct 03 13:37:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @trauman

Thank you! It was a great conversation.

Thu Oct 03 13:50:26 +0000 2013

Happily, made it home in plenty of time for Bill T. Jones, A Rite, tonight at BAM. http://www.bam.org/dance/2013/a-rite?alttemplate=mobileevent&date=

Thu Oct 03 23:05:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate, @cplong, @mdfphilpsu, @Matrix_MSU and @PubPhilJ

Rock on! Congrats, all.

Fri Oct 04 16:38:45 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

GRRRRR. I am so, so sorry that #shutdown is interfering with such important connections!

Sun Oct 06 21:57:51 +0000 2013

It’s Sunday. I’m at EWR. My flight is 45 minutes late. All is sadly about as right with the world as it gets. #sigh

Sun Oct 06 21:58:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

Is there a weary frequent flyer emoji?

Mon Oct 07 00:55:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

Just infuriating. I’m so sorry.

Mon Oct 07 00:56:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen and @shanakimball

She is, indeed.

Mon Oct 07 02:47:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @lisaspiro

Congratulations!!! Fantastic news!

Mon Oct 07 19:08:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @glennplatt

Thank you for the tour! It was great getting to see some of what you’re up to - I’ll look forward to hearing how things develop.

Wed Oct 09 01:22:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @jenniferwaller

Thank you! It was great getting to talk with you and your colleagues.

Wed Oct 09 01:22:52 +0000 2013

Today’s adventure: CVG > ORD > DCA > #thatcampleadership. The good news: enough time for a proper breakfast in CVG.

Wed Oct 09 13:28:18 +0000 2013

The bad news: I could read a newspaper through the coffee.

Wed Oct 09 13:29:14 +0000 2013

That is not right.

Wed Oct 09 13:29:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench


Wed Oct 09 13:30:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @adarel

If I can engage the brain cells after this coffee, I just may. :)

Wed Oct 09 13:31:32 +0000 2013

RT @brandontlocke: The Open Access convo is often science-centric - I'm thrilled to see @brettbobley and @kfitz taking part in the @SPARC_N…

Wed Oct 09 16:42:58 +0000 2013

On the plane at ORD, ready to get to DCA and points beyond. See some of you at the Well.

Wed Oct 09 16:46:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

Bizarrely enough, the cup I had on the plane was decent, if only by comparison.

Wed Oct 09 16:52:04 +0000 2013

DCA & Metro achieved. See you soon, GMU.

Wed Oct 09 19:11:15 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench, @chnm, @foundhistory and @dancohen

Woo hoo!

Wed Oct 09 20:07:48 +0000 2013

Trying to coax a bit of a charge back I to my dead phone battery before heading down to the Well.

Wed Oct 09 21:00:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

You said it, man.

Wed Oct 09 21:00:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Feel better!

Thu Oct 10 00:08:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Buffet. Pretty decent options. Most of us are now back in the bar.

Thu Oct 10 00:28:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @benwbrum, @ryancordell and @sergenoiret

Whoa, interesting. This is the first time that any stream-crossing has been brought to my attention.

Thu Oct 10 14:33:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @benwbrum, @ryancordell and @sergenoiret

Makes me wonder what crossed convos I’ve missed.

Thu Oct 10 14:34:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @ryancordell and @samplereality

I really wanted macaroni & cheese.

Thu Oct 10 15:03:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench

I never remember to do that. Maybe I need an auto-away message that triggers when my inbox hits a certain level.

Thu Oct 10 17:41:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench

“Whoops, @kfitz must be on a plane or something. She’ll get back to you… some day.”

Thu Oct 10 17:42:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @boone and @amandafrench

Now that’s just crazy talk.

Thu Oct 10 17:43:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @tjowens, @boone and @amandafrench

I’m my own worst enemy in this regard. I need to stop apologizing for “delays” of less than a week in replies.

Thu Oct 10 17:45:39 +0000 2013

Good grief, @triproftri. I’m so glad you’re all safe. You’ve more than earned that donut!

Thu Oct 10 19:59:13 +0000 2013

Ah, #thatcamp friends, it was lovely to see you. I hope you're enjoying the Well, while @shanakimball and I sit silently in the quiet car.

Thu Oct 10 22:05:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball and @jambina


Thu Oct 10 22:20:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

You almost make me begin to regret the quiet car. Almost.

Thu Oct 10 23:17:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Are his younger colleagues as uncomfortable with the monologue as they look?

Thu Oct 10 23:49:53 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Holy... Unbelievable.

Fri Oct 11 00:12:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

I think she may actually have been on the Glengarry Glen Ross Train.

Fri Oct 11 00:16:04 +0000 2013

Now that’s an awesome 404 page.

Mon Oct 14 12:38:23 +0000 2013

The ongoing drama of aging cats: Kitty #1 has adjusted to the thyroid ear goo, has started gaining weight, and shows normal blood work. +

Mon Oct 14 14:15:13 +0000 2013

Had a very alarming moment with Kitty #2 last night, though, who suddenly could not walk without listing to one side. +

Mon Oct 14 14:15:52 +0000 2013

She seemed to recover, but is clearly not feeling well. So back we go to the vet this morning. #sad

Mon Oct 14 14:16:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @mmwwah

He thinks, therefore he is.

Mon Oct 14 14:19:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @GWCChuck

Thanks for the good wishes — and all best to you and your little one.

Mon Oct 14 14:26:27 +0000 2013

Today will be spent in part awaiting test results on Kitty #2. In-office tests were inconclusive, as I suspect the sent-out tests will be.

Tue Oct 15 10:05:25 +0000 2013

Everything continues to suggest diabetes, though her blood glucose was only a hair outside the high end of normal. But we’ll see.

Tue Oct 15 10:07:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @eetempleton

Thanks for the good thoughts!

Tue Oct 15 12:37:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @ncecire

The good news is that then @brettbobley will be able to deal with it in its entirety, rather than at the molecular level.

Tue Oct 15 13:14:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall, @mkgold and @boone

I hear rumors of a #cunypie in the very, very near future...

Wed Oct 16 16:47:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @rrkennison, @GeorgeOnline and @eetempleton

Nothing yet, which is aggravating. Another scary moment with her yesterday. Really want answers. :(

Wed Oct 16 19:16:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @eetempleton, @rrkennison and @GeorgeOnline

No kidding! It’d make things a lot simpler. Though cats are sneaky and like to pretend they’re fine.

Wed Oct 16 19:29:18 +0000 2013

Totally effing inconclusive test results on Kitty #2 again. Now running another test, and if that’s inconclusive, we’re on to an ultrasound.

Wed Oct 16 20:57:55 +0000 2013

Replying to @JenHoward

The waiting and seeing is a bit hard, as she’s clearly not feeling well a fair bit of the time.

Wed Oct 16 21:05:06 +0000 2013

So happy for my fed friends that they can get back to doing the important work they’re committed to. Thanks to them for hanging in there.

Thu Oct 17 12:36:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @nowviskie, @Purdom_L and @scholarslab

Fabulous news! Congratulations, all!

Thu Oct 17 13:25:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkgold, @shanakimball, @amndw2, @briancroxall, @boone and @savasavasava

Rats, I’m booked. Keep me on the list, though!

Thu Oct 17 17:55:59 +0000 2013

The latest Kitty #2 update: more extensive test results, so inconclusive that they’re negative. On to the specialist. :(

Thu Oct 17 19:26:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @nowviskie, @djp2025 and @readywriting

Indeed, thank you! \(Now maybe I’ll post again someday…\)

Thu Oct 17 21:54:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @zunguzungu

I'd have to do some poking around; I pay way too little attention to what's going on in contemporary poetry. But I'll ponder!

Fri Oct 18 12:14:29 +0000 2013

Have been thinking about this a lot lately: You need more downtime than you think. http://pocket.co/sjrRD

Sat Oct 19 11:05:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @mamamusings

Thanks for the link! @pomeranian99

Sat Oct 19 12:01:18 +0000 2013

Haircut. Ramen. Now maybe a nap. The only problem with Saturday is that there’s only one a week.

Sat Oct 19 17:41:49 +0000 2013

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Engage. Disengage. Repeat. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-Fp

Sun Oct 20 16:07:04 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

Backatcha. And thanks.

Sun Oct 20 16:17:01 +0000 2013


Sun Oct 20 18:10:28 +0000 2013

Replying to @debcha

I did. It’s pretty hilarious. \(My “touché” lost its sarcasm in the typing\.\)

Sun Oct 20 18:26:27 +0000 2013

Key line from the Loehr & Schwartz book I mention in http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/engage-disengage-repeat/: “Is the life I am living worth what I am giving up to have it?”

Sun Oct 20 22:12:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Ha. I take the line to be pointing to the separation between the values that lead us to a path & the ways we work once we’re on it.

Sun Oct 20 22:20:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

The path is the right one; it’s just the means of walking it that need adjustment.

Sun Oct 20 22:20:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Ha again. I should have known!

Sun Oct 20 22:33:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Yes, I think so. But also what are you giving up that you might not be aware you’re giving up, and is it a choice or a default.

Sun Oct 20 22:35:00 +0000 2013

Replying to @sleonchnm

*fist bump*

Sun Oct 20 22:41:40 +0000 2013

RT @brettbobley: Monday: Looking forward to speaking on a @SPARC_NA panel at World Bank w/ @kfitz @sutefune @CameronNeylon @stebbins @hjose…

Mon Oct 21 02:19:55 +0000 2013

I am on a southbound train. I have green tea, oatmeal, and a ton of work to do. But no suitcase, because I get to head back home tonight!

Mon Oct 21 14:12:53 +0000 2013

Hmm. The conductor just announced that there’s a problem with the wi-fi, but it’s working quite well for me. Perhaps that’s the problem.

Mon Oct 21 14:17:41 +0000 2013

So happy that @brettbobley and @stebbins can speak at the @SPARC_NA @WorldBank event today \(w/me, @sutefune @CameronNeylon @hjoseph\). +

Mon Oct 21 14:35:00 +0000 2013

The #oaweek kickoff would not have been the same without them. http://live.worldbank.org/open-access-week-2013

Mon Oct 21 14:35:02 +0000 2013

RT @CLIRnews: CLIR receives Mellon grant for postdoctoral fellowships in data curation for Early Modern Studies http://bit.ly/1a7Fi6I

Mon Oct 21 14:42:26 +0000 2013

RT @wynkenhimself: In which I share my most recent lessons from negotiating a better contributor's contract: http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/2013/10/more-lessons-on-negotiating-a-contributors-contract/ #oaw2013

Mon Oct 21 17:09:16 +0000 2013

The @SPARC_NA @WorldBank #OAWeek kickoff event was terrific fun! Thanks, @hjoseph @brettbobley @CameronNeylon @stebbins @sutefune.

Mon Oct 21 21:32:49 +0000 2013

Now back to Union Station and points north.

Mon Oct 21 21:33:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley and @SPARC_NA

Aw shucks. You are much too kind!

Mon Oct 21 22:15:19 +0000 2013

The entire #oaweek kickoff panel was great, but @brettbobley was particularly awesome, with epigraphy and papyrology at his disposal!

Mon Oct 21 22:19:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

I fear I’ve used my Amtrak wifi karma quotient for the year.

Mon Oct 21 22:36:11 +0000 2013

Very sorry to be missing #HumToday, but grateful for tweeting by @rgfeal @amndw2 and @katinalynn!

Mon Oct 21 23:13:58 +0000 2013

Okay, I give; the brain has clearly given up on work for today. Novel reading time instead.

Mon Oct 21 23:30:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @nancybaym


Tue Oct 22 02:44:39 +0000 2013

It’s time to call an end to the pedantry of plural “data.” The overflow of digital records makes data’s multiplicity a singular problem.

Tue Oct 22 11:24:56 +0000 2013

So knock it off.

Tue Oct 22 11:25:04 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Super, super cool! Congrats!

Tue Oct 22 12:39:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

I know, right? How much you want to bet THEY DON’T PUT THE YEAR IN THE NAME THIS TIME.

Tue Oct 22 17:52:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

He said “free with OS X purchase,” but the new OS X upgrade is free, so… Free?

Tue Oct 22 17:58:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @ranti

Hey cool! Thanks for letting me know.

Tue Oct 22 21:12:34 +0000 2013

RT @BryanAlexander: "The point, as founder and CEO David Blake has said, is to “jailbreak the degree.”" http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/microsoft-joins-degreeds-crusade-to-jailbreak-the-degree/

Wed Oct 23 11:23:36 +0000 2013

You know what’s the best way to “jailbreak the degree”? FULLY FUND STATE UNIVERSITIES. http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/microsoft-joins-degreeds-crusade-to-jailbreak-the-degree/

Wed Oct 23 11:25:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @maitri

You misunderstand. The price tag is so high because of the withdrawal of federal/state support for higher education. +

Wed Oct 23 13:02:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @maitri

Unlike the case of health care, there is no bad actor getting rich off of tuition payments, except in the for-profit sector. +

Wed Oct 23 13:03:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @maitri

True. I’m not suggesting universities don’t need to reconsider priorities. But those shiny things are coming at the expense of +

Wed Oct 23 13:07:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @maitri

having a stable, full-time faculty. So absolutely, those things need examination.

Wed Oct 23 13:08:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @maitri

But those expenses are not the primary problem. The primary problem is the defunding of higher education on the federal level.

Wed Oct 23 13:09:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @PaulaKrebs


Wed Oct 23 13:26:26 +0000 2013

Uh, paging @amandafrench and THATCamp SoCal organizers? Seen this lately? http://www.thatcampsocal.org/

Wed Oct 23 13:27:26 +0000 2013

@adelinekoh Could you change the link that’s on my name here: http://digped2014.thatcamp.org/propose/ \(Follow it and you’ll see why\!\)

Wed Oct 23 13:29:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @adelinekoh, @thatcamp and @amandafrench

Honestly, almost anything else. My blog. My profile on another functioning THATCamp site.

Wed Oct 23 13:39:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @ernestopriego

It’s an eye-opener this early in the morning.

Wed Oct 23 13:40:29 +0000 2013

Replying to @adelinekoh, @thatcamp and @amandafrench

Many, many thanks!

Wed Oct 23 13:43:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

The link was to http://thatcampsocal.org, which must have been taken over from the actual THATCamp SoCal organizers…

Wed Oct 23 15:05:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

I think so, yes, though perhaps @amandafrench @ddchamberlain or @profwernimont can help confirm?

Wed Oct 23 15:08:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918, @ddchamberlain, @amandafrench and @profwernimont

“More hack, less yack” takes on terrifying new dimensions.

Wed Oct 23 16:34:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench, @adelinekoh and @thatcamp

Thanks, Amanda. I can’t stop wondering what Google must think of me now!

Wed Oct 23 17:48:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

Not true! If you paid for iWork 09, even the box version, the upgrade is free. Is a bug in the App Store.

Wed Oct 23 20:37:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

Search http://discussions.apple.com. I found a few suggestions \(incl sign out & back in to the App Store\).

Wed Oct 23 20:44:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @captain_primate

If all else fails, email support. Apparently they can issue a code for “purchase” if need be.

Wed Oct 23 20:45:11 +0000 2013

Replying to @ernestopriego


Wed Oct 23 23:27:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

So sorry not to be there, but we’re waving at you from the MLA! \(And sending huge congratulations, to boot\!\)

Fri Oct 25 13:53:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

Sounds like you should get in on @pmhswe’s day instead.

Fri Oct 25 17:03:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF and @pmhswe

Well that’s awesome. And deserves a little Nina Simone of its own!

Fri Oct 25 17:19:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Ah, Louisiana. Just makes you nostalgic, doesn’t it?

Mon Oct 28 19:27:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn, @wynkenhimself and @vcmcguire

I had a very small number. Most annoyingly, vols 2 & 3 of the Baroque Trilogy, but not vol 1.

Tue Oct 29 19:01:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @meganeabbott

Whoa. I can't wait!

Tue Oct 29 23:23:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @jvinopal

Hey, I'm in!

Wed Oct 30 02:13:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @jvinopal

INFJ. The F is unexpected!

Wed Oct 30 02:28:57 +0000 2013

RT @rgfeal: The new PROFESSION is now live and open-access on @MLACommons. Articles by @MichaelBerube1, @josh_boldt and others. http://t.co…

Wed Oct 30 13:52:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall and @wynkenhimself

They were indeed pretty awesome.

Wed Oct 30 14:25:03 +0000 2013

RT @MLAnews: PROFESSION is now available open-access on @MLACommons. First release features #MLA13 Presidential Forum: http://t.co/xUIFmsf6…

Wed Oct 30 18:50:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks


Wed Oct 30 19:21:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @DanielPaulOD

So, so wish I were going to get some poolside time while I’m there!

Wed Oct 30 20:18:16 +0000 2013

@CJ_Daugherty You are a total rock star. Hope it’s been a great birthday!

Wed Oct 30 21:50:14 +0000 2013

Hey, folks. Did you know that the MLA’s Profession has gone OA on @MLACommons? The first release is up: http://profession.commons.mla.org/

Thu Oct 31 12:02:14 +0000 2013

Just about to start at #2013wha!

Thu Oct 31 22:51:41 +0000 2013