# 2014 02 01 tweets

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

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

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

Huge congrats; fantastic news for all of ACH!

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

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @JenHoward and @dancohen

Ayup.

Replying to @dancohen, @wynkenhimself and @JenHoward

There’s a song in that somewhere.

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

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.

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

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

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

Congrats to the teen, and to you too!

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

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

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

Woo hoo!

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

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

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

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

Thanks, Dan!

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

Aw, not so!

Thanks, R!

People visiting NYC need to say hi to me!

Me too! Let's plot.

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

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

Thanks, S!

Thanks, Alan!

@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?

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!

:(

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

COMCAST!!! *shakes fist*

Just amazing, wasn’t it?

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

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!

$$No, seriously\. You go\. Now\.$$

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

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

That would be ideal, yes.

New York. *sigh*

Yep.

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

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.

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 +

get the full iCloud sync onto Daedalus.

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

Nice!

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

Srsly.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Congrats, Dr. Molly!

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

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.

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.

See you in KC!

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

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 …

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

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

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

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

Eep.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Should have known @sherah1918 would be on annotatorjs!

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

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

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

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

Congratulations!!!

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/

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.

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

Aw, you are way too kind.

Yikes. Be safe!

Just saw the ROTC thing. Phew.

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

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.

Thus explains the failure of strong AI.

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

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

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

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

Contacts do a half-assed job of both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey, congrats!

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

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

Ooh, I forgot that benefit!

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

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

Mine is ridiculous but in a totally other way.

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

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

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.

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

Keep me posted on any plans in that direction!

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/

It is, isn’t it.

I was wondering. :)

Is that a… rabbit…? #bunniesareterrifying

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

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.