# 2013 12 01 tweets

I know, right? I’m still trying to figure out where October went.

This is apparently the year my warranty ran out. In the last 2 wks I’ve had 2 moles biopsied, 3 teeth rebonded & a 10-min glaucoma scare.

The moles came back “weird-looking” $$the official diagnosis$$, the teeth are fine, and I do not actually have glaucoma. But enough already.

Will they let me keep my unlimited data plan?

Classy!

Dude. Am trying!

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I was excited when I found mine, too. There’s something great in someone valuing your work enough to make a copy of it available.

Crucial new report from CLIR & National Film Preservation Board, LOC: The Survival of American Silent Feature Films. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub158

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Exactly why we created the group! It’s important to have a human-sized point of entry.

Horrible loss.

Devastated to hear of the passing of José Muñoz. Horrible, horrible loss.

My age.

Those are some gorgeous kittehs!

Watched the last three episodes over the last couple of nights and thought exactly the same thing. $$“Everybody’s happy\!”$$

My last few weeks have been one non-stop medical complaint. Today’s whine is about the flu shot I got yesterday. Snif.

That article, man. Anybody who thinks Brooklyn is “dripping with authenticity” needs to be sent to a farm town for a year.

Oh definitely. I’m just picturing the reporter’s fists clenching when that guy started talking about the values of “my generation.”

I have been trying not to focus on that.

What? Shannon, that’s awful! I really hope today can behave better than that.

Seriously. I’m getting a bit misanthropic just hearing about it!

No kidding. People are effing nuts, have I mentioned that before?

Jargonesque: it’s from blackjack; if you get dealt a pair, you can split the cards into 2 hands & double your bet

Thanks for the correction. Will try to remember next time I’m in Vegas.

You might look at Airmail; it’s still in active development and it learned a lot from Sparrow.

You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it; I’ve found it quite powerful. Like Sparrow, it gets Gmail labels, which no one else does.

I’m in DC already & it’s a mess here too. They’ve closed the NoVa schools tomorrow already. I’ll hope the flying is ok!

Oh wait. You mean you’re already here too. Duh. And welcome.

No kidding! We came down to spend the weekend in G’town; not terribly looking forward to the taxi-based hotel switch tomorrow.

Fairfax schools are also closed. It’s pretty sloppy out there.

I’ve got to get from Rosslyn/Georgetown to the Capital Hilton about that time. Not looking forward to the ride.

Possibly, though there’s still getting from the hotel to the metro on this end. I’m sure we’ll sort it out.

We walked the Key Bridge in for lunch today. It was… bracing, I think is the word.

We have to move tomorrow, though, because I’ve apparently wiped the hotel out of Irish & have had to move on to bourbon.

I think that’s a fair assessment. #scholcomm

CNI, of course! We will converge, weather permitting.

Hey, excellent. I'll look forward to it.

NEW would be a big detour $$it’s the lakefront airport in New Orleans$$! I hope they got you closer than that…

Ugh. It was a nasty day to be traveling; glad you’re safely on.

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*waves from the front of the room*

Yes! I was wondering why Cliff had wind chimes on stage with him.

*totally ded of cute*

What’s a carbon copy?

Dear everyone who’s debating the casting of DFW in the forthcoming biopic: Can we start with a huge OH MY GOD PLEASE DON’T MAKE THAT MOVIE?

The very thought is painful.

Seriously. I just want to sit down and cry.

It is the better course, without question.

In my case, it’s less my physical heart that is at risk, but the basic principle still holds.

Familiar-looking, eh? Very nice early Christmas present!

Woo hoo! Congratulations.

Big hugs to you, today and on the 3rd.

Thanks for the redaction. For better or for worse, I’m watching it tonight.

Will do!

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That is cold comfort, Jen. I’m so sorry this happened to you and your family!

Tocqueville is one of our faves: http://tocquevillerestaurant.com

I weep for our once-great system of universal education.

Actually, now that you say that, I have to acknowledge the possibility that the message was spoken rather than typed.

It would certainly be less awful. A failure to correct poor transcription seems less awful.

Indeed.

Replying to @amandafrench, @nowviskie and @jmittell

It’s possible, though the name I pixeled out did not encourage that conclusion.

RT @katinalynn: My fave tip from @nmhouston’s #mla14 post: Speaking up in awkward situations “can be an act of social generosity.” http://t…

You should! Are you logged in?

Replying to @rgfeal, @jcmeloni and @nmhouston

I believe one is!

Srsly, log in, and tell me if you still don’t have commenting privs. If so, something is wrong.

ARGH. Thanks for letting me know. We’ll try to see if we can reproduce. Were you logging in from @nmhouston’s post?

Oh dude, I know that problem. It was trying to take you to the dashboard, which you don’t have privs on. A bit of WP stupidity.

We’re trying to work on a fix for that.

Yeah, it’s a login redirect problem in multisite WP. Wants to take you to the dashboard of any blog, whether it’s yours or not.

I moved in at the end of May. Today, nearly 7 months later, I hung the last of the pictures and dropped off a bunch of stuff for donation.

Five days after I moved I left the country and did not return until the nesting impulse had relented.

Yes! Can't speak for the hotel, but the neighborhood is fab. Good proximity to lots of great stuff. Quite safe at all hours.

I'm so sorry to hear! I hope power is back way sooner than it sounds. :(

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Tools and Values. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-FD

Those sound... vaguely... familiar...

The whole trick to the Christmas Eve gumbo is getting the roux dark enough before the effects of the prosecco kick in.

New post at Planned Obsolescence: The Tree. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-FH

Thanks! It’s my favorite.

Thanks, and to you too!

Thanks so much, and happy holidays!

And to you!

And to you!

An utterly random request: I recently explored a service that gathers citation info about your work & displays it with Altmetric data. +

It was not ORCID, but it was not unrelated. And I’m drawing a complete blank on what it was. Any ideas?

That would make sense, though I have a memory of the little pinwheels…

Possibly Impact Story, but the site used the Altmetric donuts.

It wasn’t them, but that’s a neat project.

Yes! That’s it. Thanks!

Phew. It was @papershipapp. Thanks, @jenniferwaller!

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New post at Planned Obsolescence: Being Wrong. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-FK

Indeed. Of course, I could be wrong.

Not $$just$$ being funny there; it could represent a failure of my own experience rather than of grad school itself.

Some very smart questions & thoughts from @brettbobley @elotroalex @jmittell & @cplong on my recent peer review post: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/tools-and-values/#comments

Absolutely! Developing an open enough voice as a blogger requires being prepared for your inevitable wrongness.

Fantastic! I’ll look forward to hearing more.

Replying to @Ted_Underwood, @ayjay and @nowviskie

I completely agree, but would suggest that there is a quite charged politics around the notion of humility.

Replying to @Ted_Underwood, @ayjay and @nowviskie

I also regret that this conversation isn’t being captured in the comments on the post itself…

Interesting! I really long to drag the conversations back the other direction, where they can play out more ruminatively.

Exactly what I’m working on. I don’t want to let this slip away.

Thank you! I do appreciate it.

Thanks, Kari!

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Looks cool - like it could handle 95% of what I’m using Evernote for, w/o locking my stuff in a proprietary format.

I’ve sort of adjusted to it, mostly by simplifying $$shutting off the sidebar, going to snippet view$$.

Hmm. But I assume they’re all exportable $$or drag and droppable$$ to plain text?

Which is exactly what I hate about Evernote. Export? Sure! To ENEX. Or crap HTML. Useful, that.

Nice. I’ll have to test out the demo.

You have no idea how much I envy you that first reading.

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The only thing I wanted to finish and failed in 2013 is Bleeding Edge. $$About 25% to go\.$$ I feel pretty good about that.

$$Okay, there are huge lists of things I didn’t manage to do, but that’s the only thing I swore I’d complete and didn’t\. See?$$

Totally!

Pynchon’s latest.