2014 02 01 tweets

Replying to @amandafrench

As the man says, it is far more important to look good than to think good, & dahling, you look mahvelous! \(Srsly, awesome do\.\)

Sat Feb 01 22:04:14 +0000 2014

Oh, it’s *that* season, is it? 50-degree day to clear away the old cruddy snow, followed immediately by another snowfall. Sigh.

Mon Feb 03 12:54:56 +0000 2014

RT @msbonn: Me doing some thinking about peer review: http://bit.ly/1fFDX9s #iprh_uiuc #gslisUI

Mon Feb 03 14:52:06 +0000 2014

Replying to @sgsinclair and @nowviskie

Huge congrats; fantastic news for all of ACH!

Mon Feb 03 17:00:24 +0000 2014

RT @NewFacMajority: Through the hard work of PSC members and others calling state legislators, Assembly Bill 8392 has been pulled... http:/…

Tue Feb 04 17:35:41 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @JenHoward and @dancohen


Tue Feb 04 18:17:06 +0000 2014

Replying to @dancohen, @wynkenhimself and @JenHoward

There’s a song in that somewhere.

Tue Feb 04 18:20:24 +0000 2014

Replying to @dancohen

Wow. I was kinda thinking along these lines. Except with snowy owls. http://www.youtube.com/embed/uuYPCP2RSXA?autoplay=1

Tue Feb 04 18:26:34 +0000 2014

I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing that this plane has wifi. I’m pretty sure it’s not a good thing that it doesn’t have in-seat power.

Tue Feb 04 20:03:25 +0000 2014

Replying to @savasavasava

Oh ew indeed. I really don’t want to know what’s down there.

Tue Feb 04 20:09:43 +0000 2014

RT @briancroxall: Interested in serving on an MLA Committee? Nominate yourself! Nominate your friends! http://bit.ly/10Dyhmj #fb

Tue Feb 04 20:58:52 +0000 2014

Replying to @msbonn

So sorry! I managed to have the trip I’m on slot right in between yesterday’s storm and tonight’s storm. \(Here’s hoping I get home\.\)

Wed Feb 05 01:40:45 +0000 2014

Replying to @PaulaKrebs

Congrats to the teen, and to you too!

Wed Feb 05 17:26:06 +0000 2014

I do not say it often enough. But really, truly: I love you, Eduroam.

Wed Feb 05 17:47:25 +0000 2014

Replying to @jmittell

It’s an astonishing thing to open your laptop on some random campus and have it just connect.

Wed Feb 05 17:50:17 +0000 2014

RT @rgfeal: Have your read essays on the Common Core Standards by @DianeRavitch and others, published in PROFESSION? http://profession.commons.mla.org/

Thu Feb 06 18:23:15 +0000 2014

Replying to @samplereality

Woo hoo!

Mon Feb 10 20:54:21 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It’s a good idea to remain alert for issuances of any variety at all.

Mon Feb 10 21:01:30 +0000 2014

Replying to @zonal

Hi. We’ve been discussing in house. Will email later today, time permitting!

Tue Feb 11 17:37:48 +0000 2014

Replying to @zonal

Actually, it would be helpful, if you have one handy!

Tue Feb 11 17:40:34 +0000 2014

New post at Planned Obsolescence: Evolving Standards and Practices in Tenure and Promotion Reviews. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-FR

Tue Feb 11 19:21:57 +0000 2014

Replying to @dancohen

Thanks, Dan!

Tue Feb 11 21:00:39 +0000 2014

Replying to @hjoseph

That’s how I learned it, too - but in this case, the candidate was brung by the department, so. \(Also, MLA: “brought\.”\)

Tue Feb 11 21:33:09 +0000 2014

Replying to @hjoseph

Aw, not so!

Tue Feb 11 21:37:58 +0000 2014

Replying to @rrkennison

Thanks, R!

Tue Feb 11 21:45:39 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @miriamkp

People visiting NYC need to say hi to me!

Wed Feb 12 02:06:44 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @miriamkp

Me too! Let's plot.

Wed Feb 12 02:16:48 +0000 2014

Replying to @mia_out

Good questions! Undoubtedly there is some advantage to market-friendliness - which raises lots of questions about paths not taken.

Wed Feb 12 11:52:48 +0000 2014

RT @wynkenhimself: An historically grounded & carefully examined look at what's involved in reconsidering tenure & promotion from @kfitz ht…

Wed Feb 12 14:55:30 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Thanks, S!

Wed Feb 12 14:55:44 +0000 2014

Replying to @ayjay

Thanks, Alan!

Wed Feb 12 15:02:46 +0000 2014

@plragde For real? I’m coming to Waterloo \(for a conf at WLU\) on Friday, assuming my flight goes. How many layers of HeatTech will I need?

Wed Feb 12 15:17:03 +0000 2014

Replying to @plragde

Well, I’m glad it’ll be warmer there, and I’m glad you’ll be somewhere even warmer, but I’m sorry I’ll miss you. Again!

Wed Feb 12 15:43:20 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat


Thu Feb 13 00:10:15 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat

Those things are a real Achilles heel. \(Har har, but srsly, sorry\.\)

Thu Feb 13 00:17:04 +0000 2014

Dear Google Chrome: your new PDF viewer *never* works the first time, even with PDFs that are in Drive. And sometimes it never works at all.

Thu Feb 13 19:31:56 +0000 2014

This is super uncool. Loading a PDF should not be a big deal. And downloading or printing one should not take 3 steps.

Thu Feb 13 19:32:56 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

It’s almost enough to make me go back to Safari.

Thu Feb 13 19:37:08 +0000 2014

Replying to @sxflynn

Indeed. I’m shocked by how badly they’ve broken PDF rendering, and that they’ve left it broken for weeks.

Thu Feb 13 19:42:47 +0000 2014

Replying to @CapitolClio, @brettbobley and @wynkenhimself

No, they’ve really broken things — and they’ve left them broken for weeks.

Thu Feb 13 19:43:15 +0000 2014

Replying to @brettbobley, @wynkenhimself and @CapitolClio

I’m 98% sure it’s Chrome; I don’t use an Acrobat plugin. & I did the new profile thing, too - nada.

Thu Feb 13 19:50:01 +0000 2014

Just got an email from my gas company telling me they’re ready for winter storm Pax. Given that it started over 18 hours ago, I should hope.

Fri Feb 14 00:18:24 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I rediscovered not long ago that I gave @jbj his gmail invite back in the day.

Fri Feb 14 02:08:24 +0000 2014

@amndw2 Hi, Amanda! *waves from the center of the balcony*

Fri Feb 14 02:19:17 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

COMCAST!!! *shakes fist*

Fri Feb 14 02:20:27 +0000 2014

Replying to @amndw2

Just amazing, wasn’t it?

Fri Feb 14 05:13:29 +0000 2014

Replying to @JenHoward

Is there a code for the obsessive reloading of a flight status page?

Fri Feb 14 18:30:48 +0000 2014

I like American’s can-do spirit. Departure is at 8.05; at 8.02, completely unboarded, still listed as on time. You go, American!

Sat Feb 15 01:05:03 +0000 2014

\(No, seriously\. You go\. Now\.\)

Sat Feb 15 01:05:35 +0000 2014

This after a flight cancellation, getting rebooked on an oversold flight, and getting passed from airline to airline with a five hour wait.

Sat Feb 15 01:07:30 +0000 2014

Replying to @brettbobley

We are awaiting one crew member who will apparently arrive at 8.11. And yet we are on time!

Sat Feb 15 01:08:34 +0000 2014

Replying to @nancybaym

That would be ideal, yes.

Sat Feb 15 01:09:01 +0000 2014

Replying to @sleonchnm

New York. *sigh*

Sat Feb 15 01:09:18 +0000 2014

Replying to @sleonchnm


Sat Feb 15 01:12:10 +0000 2014

I’ve moved almost all of my notetaking and drafting into Ulysses III \(http://ulyssesapp\.com\) and have been very happy with it. +

Sat Feb 15 15:25:44 +0000 2014

I just wish that it synced everything with Daedalus, and not just the stuff in the Daedalus group. I’d like access to *all* my notes on iOS.

Sat Feb 15 15:27:54 +0000 2014

Replying to @warnick

Syncing across computers via iCloud is seamless. And syncing the Daedalus stuff with iOS is, too. But I don’t see why you can’t +

Sat Feb 15 15:58:39 +0000 2014

Replying to @warnick

get the full iCloud sync onto Daedalus.

Sat Feb 15 15:58:53 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat

Have I already asked you what you’re moving to? I’m pretty sure I have. But I’ll ask again in case…?

Sat Feb 15 16:21:23 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat


Sat Feb 15 16:26:10 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat

That’s a good thing. Alas, my dependency keeps growing.

Sat Feb 15 16:29:53 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat


Sat Feb 15 16:32:58 +0000 2014

Replying to @warnick

Completely. It’s been great for organizing and focusing.

Sat Feb 15 16:51:49 +0000 2014

Replying to @Ed_Raso

It’s very cool, and so easy to write in Markdown & export to numerous formats.

Sat Feb 15 17:09:58 +0000 2014

RT @eetempleton: Good advice: http://tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2013/11/15/opinions/4501-take-useless-classes-advice-from-a-sage-hen

Sat Feb 15 17:22:40 +0000 2014

Case in point for why teaching there was the best job in the universe. #lrt

Sat Feb 15 17:23:11 +0000 2014

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Maybe! It’s worth downloading the demo, reading through the \(brief\) documentation, and playing around with it.

Sat Feb 15 17:23:55 +0000 2014

Replying to @ricksva and @warnick

mentioned it to me. Its flexible organization & syncing plus use of Markdown were a big improvement on Evernote for me.

Sat Feb 15 18:35:01 +0000 2014

Replying to @warnick and @ricksva

I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t tried to get them to work together - but that wasn’t part of my Word workflow either.

Sat Feb 15 19:48:33 +0000 2014

Replying to @maximolly

Congrats, Dr. Molly!

Mon Feb 17 18:57:36 +0000 2014

Replying to @alicetiara

I bought two awesome new pairs of shoes last month. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Tue Feb 18 12:24:03 +0000 2014

Replying to @alicetiara

Exactly. I’ve been in an endless rotation of the same 3-4 skirts with tights & boots. I so look forward to pants & fancy shoes.

Tue Feb 18 12:27:12 +0000 2014

Replying to @alicetiara

Indeed. And given that highs are projected for the 40s all week \(& even 50 on Friday\!\), here’s hoping for a fast if sloppy melt.

Tue Feb 18 12:33:31 +0000 2014

Replying to @CameronNeylon

See you in KC!

Tue Feb 18 13:13:28 +0000 2014

RT @atrubek: one academic just bought a contingent faculty member a spot in @thinking_writer’s Op-Ed Course anonymously. That’s *real* acti…

Tue Feb 18 14:52:14 +0000 2014

RT @mkgold: Fantastic to see that @cbox won Best Tool in the 2013 @DHawards !! http://dhawards.org/dhawards2013/results/ Congrats to the team & thanks to all …

Tue Feb 18 23:32:03 +0000 2014

Replying to @kfitz

Huge congrats to @mkgold @boone and the whole @cbox team on their well-deserved @dhawards! We’re thrilled to work with you on @MLACommons.

Tue Feb 18 23:34:17 +0000 2014

Hear, hear! // RT @miriamkp: @amandafrench @CHNM Happy trails, Amanda! THATCamp will miss you. *sniff*

Wed Feb 19 00:58:01 +0000 2014

Replying to @amandafrench

Sending you all the best vibes for awesome things to come, and much gratitude for where we are today.

Wed Feb 19 02:42:38 +0000 2014

Replying to @JenServenti

ARGH. That’s just a step too far, winter.

Wed Feb 19 02:50:05 +0000 2014

Replying to @jmittell


Wed Feb 19 13:19:12 +0000 2014

RT @MLAnews: The MLA is a proud cosponsor of #DHSI 2014. See http://dhsi.org for info, including special rates for members http://t.…

Wed Feb 19 17:03:56 +0000 2014

RT @DHInstitute: Also very pleased to announce several dedicated #DHSI tuition scholarships to MLA members! Apply via http://t.co/GKQwb8j9…

Wed Feb 19 17:03:59 +0000 2014

Replying to @briancroxall, @katinalynn and @rgfeal

Sorry I missed this; was in a meeting. I get lunch from Flavors nearly every day: salads, soups, etc.

Thu Feb 20 20:01:55 +0000 2014

Replying to @MPartogi

I’m not quite sure what sides you mean, but ask away.

Thu Feb 20 20:05:18 +0000 2014

Replying to @MPartogi

I think that criticism, done well, is itself a form of making, so I challenge the opposition a bit.

Fri Feb 21 11:08:21 +0000 2014

Replying to @captain_primate, @katinalynn and @sherah1918

You might look at hypothes.is & http://annotatorjs.org, which use the Open Annotation standard.

Fri Feb 21 13:51:28 +0000 2014

Replying to @captain_primate

Should have known @sherah1918 would be on annotatorjs!

Fri Feb 21 13:52:15 +0000 2014

Replying to @MPartogi

I think the notion of “sides” here has been overblown. Both approaches are key means of doing DH; many scholars blend them.

Fri Feb 21 15:28:23 +0000 2014

Replying to @MPartogi

It’s not a matter of necessity. New technologies open new kinds of questions & enable new kinds of answers.

Fri Feb 21 21:06:00 +0000 2014

Replying to @MPartogi

I do not understand where these questions are coming from. It’s not required that everyone do digital humanities.

Fri Feb 21 21:32:24 +0000 2014

How lovely to emerge from a fantastic executive council meeting into a sunny, 50 degree Saturday afternoon!

Sat Feb 22 21:13:16 +0000 2014

Replying to @eetempleton


Sun Feb 23 19:46:32 +0000 2014

Stay away from fearmongers and vultures preying on your anxiety, & more excellent #altac advice from @wynkenhimself: http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/2014/02/some-altac-advice/

Mon Feb 24 13:43:25 +0000 2014

I am working on a talk that’s had me a bit nervous. The more I poke at it, though, the more excited I’m getting.

Mon Feb 24 14:22:20 +0000 2014

The reason the talk has had me nervous? Mostly about the company it’s keeping: http://www.pomona.edu/news/2013/08/27-mellon-liberal-arts-series.aspx

Mon Feb 24 14:22:49 +0000 2014

Replying to @LibSkrat

Aw, you are way too kind.

Mon Feb 24 14:49:50 +0000 2014

Replying to @captain_primate

Yikes. Be safe!

Mon Feb 24 18:15:25 +0000 2014

Replying to @captain_primate

Just saw the ROTC thing. Phew.

Mon Feb 24 18:16:02 +0000 2014

Someday I will remember that the awesome results of a first cup of coffee does not imply double awesomeness from the second.

Tue Feb 25 13:37:54 +0000 2014

Replying to @boone

Nice! In this case, tho, the problem is less an unchanged result than the tipping over from not enough to too much w/no sweet spot.

Tue Feb 25 13:42:47 +0000 2014

Replying to @boone

Thus explains the failure of strong AI.

Tue Feb 25 13:44:47 +0000 2014

In other complaints about the fundamental unfairness of the world: I am more comfortable in contacts but I see infinitely better in glasses.

Tue Feb 25 13:48:42 +0000 2014

Replying to @sheepeeh

I was, too, until I turned 40. This is one of several indignities that followed.

Tue Feb 25 13:53:45 +0000 2014

Replying to @sheepeeh

Undoubtedly. I am massively near-sighted but have started developing the post-40 reading issue.

Tue Feb 25 13:59:24 +0000 2014

Replying to @sheepeeh

My glasses, for whatever reason, correct distance well without interfering with my ability to read close-up.

Tue Feb 25 13:59:50 +0000 2014

Replying to @sheepeeh

Contacts do a half-assed job of both.

Tue Feb 25 14:00:02 +0000 2014

Replying to @sheepeeh

They are. A compromise in the truest sense: everybody’s unhappy.

Tue Feb 25 14:02:04 +0000 2014

Replying to @jvinopal

Alas, not just diminishing, but paradoxical. The first produces Great Focus. The second, total scatteredness.

Tue Feb 25 14:07:59 +0000 2014

Replying to @footnotesrising and @sheepeeh

Yes, I know. It’s not an option for me.

Tue Feb 25 15:36:01 +0000 2014

The other thing I always forget about wearing glasses: I am exponentially more sensitive to allergens. Funny what a tiny plastic bit can do.

Tue Feb 25 16:56:52 +0000 2014

Replying to @mihaela_v

They do! Or at least give the impression of doing so. They also protect against the onion-chopping reaction.

Tue Feb 25 16:59:31 +0000 2014

Replying to @katinalynn

Exactly! It’s an onion/jalapeño combo that just set my eyes off on the current freakout from which they are refusing to return.

Tue Feb 25 17:08:58 +0000 2014

Replying to @tcarmody and @TheWire

Hey, congrats!

Tue Feb 25 17:11:57 +0000 2014

Other downsides of glasses \(vs contacts\)? Permanent angry red indentations on the bridge of my nose from the weight of the stupid things.

Tue Feb 25 17:16:20 +0000 2014

Upside of glasses? Seeing. So there’s that.

Tue Feb 25 17:16:41 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Ooh, I forgot that benefit!

Tue Feb 25 17:18:09 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Also, I’m a fan of something I hated as a kid: the pane of glass between me & the world.

Tue Feb 25 17:18:34 +0000 2014

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I’m over here; you’re over there; let’s keep it that way.

Tue Feb 25 17:18:49 +0000 2014

Replying to @briancroxall and @wynkenhimself

Mine is ridiculous but in a totally other way.

Tue Feb 25 17:22:34 +0000 2014

Replying to @rgfeal

Way more sensitive. Contact lenses protect the most sensitive part of my eyes.

Tue Feb 25 17:23:40 +0000 2014

Congrats @surlyF! Fantastic news for HathiTrust! http://www.hathitrust.org/mike_furlough_executive_director

Tue Feb 25 18:13:39 +0000 2014

Just walked outside and could read signs from a distance. Today’s count: glasses 5, contacts 2. I think it’s back to the glasses for a bit.

Tue Feb 25 22:51:55 +0000 2014

Replying to @gmbritton

Agreed with the sentiment, and yet where would you go these days?

Tue Feb 25 23:23:03 +0000 2014

Replying to @surlyF

Keep me posted on any plans in that direction!

Wed Feb 26 01:29:12 +0000 2014

RT @MLACommons: Latest post from David Laurence, director of research, analyzes employment trends in the humanities. http://mlaresearch.commons.mla.org/2014/01/15/our-phd-employment-problem/

Wed Feb 26 22:23:16 +0000 2014

Replying to @jcmeloni

It is, isn’t it.

Wed Feb 26 22:25:19 +0000 2014

Replying to @jcmeloni

I was wondering. :)

Wed Feb 26 23:29:50 +0000 2014

Replying to @nancybaym

Is that a… rabbit…? #bunniesareterrifying

Thu Feb 27 20:50:04 +0000 2014

Replying to @pmhswe

What @amndw2 said! A fantastic group, and a great program.

Thu Feb 27 23:31:03 +0000 2014

A Doll’s House tonight. Not quite the existential angst of the time I saw Brand on my birthday, but steeling myself for Ibsen nonetheless.

Thu Feb 27 23:33:07 +0000 2014

Replying to @mkgold, @NYTimeskrugman and @CUNYGradCenter

Wow. You guys are on a tear!

Fri Feb 28 15:18:47 +0000 2014

Replying to @profwernimont

Hey! I will hope that wherever you are then things are going great - though I’ll be sorry to miss you if I do.

Fri Feb 28 20:13:46 +0000 2014