# 2020 07 01 tweets

Woo hoo! 🎉

RT @samplereality: Please read. The pair who shot that video are what I call predatory bystanders. Willing to laugh and make fun of a situa…

🎉🎉🎉

RT @cohenss: In which the repening of casinos in New Jersey is connected to Infinite Jest and @kfitz and I say things

“There’s nothing feminist about having so many resources at your fingertips and choosing to be ignorant.” Today’s reading, @Karnythia’s Hood Feminism.

RT @briancroxall: Many people are working to make #dh2020 as dynamic as possible given the realities of the world we find ourselves in. Joi…

Fantastic news! Congrats @sharonmleon and team! https://twitter.com/MSU_SocSci/status/1280216192385499138

This is not just cruel, but stupid in the extreme. A pointless show of power that will do enormous damage to the lives of students and the well-being of institutions. But, as we’ve said so many times, the cruelty and the stupidity are the point. https://twitter.com/ReichlinMelnick/status/1280207487573069827

RT @claudiakincaid: Universities please stand-up collectively, as a social institution, and say no. Because this won't stop. It will get wo…

RT @ChrisMarsicano: Well, it finally happened. This #ICE International #StudentBan got me back into the “organizing effective lobbying acti…

I have found myself back in the mode of buying books 5-10 times faster than I can read them. I want to read everything, but so much else claims time and attention. I need a sabbatical dedicated to pouring words into my head rather than wrenching them out through my fingers.

I’m so much slower than I used to be. Couple that with an increasingly fractured attention span…

You are so kind!

Wouldn’t it? Comfy reading chairs, tea, and no internet connectivity.

This can be arranged.

YES.

RT @jenny8lee: The lawsuits begin, from MIT and Harvard. “The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness…

Y’all, I don’t know exactly what possessed me, but I bought a chest freezer in February. That thing has saved our bacon over the last four months. $$Literally\.$$ https://twitter.com/HeyDrLaila/status/1281332763791101953

We’re doing well so far. Labeling and dating everything and doing a FIFO rotation as much as possible.

Thank you for being there!

I totally agree. But living and working in a state where the boards of trustees are elected? I’d just urge some attention to elected how, and by whom, and with what terms and mandates. Just saying. https://twitter.com/DaveMazella/status/1281698589971013635

:looks around:

Not as currently configured, no.

So iOS 14 and macOS 11 look interesting, sure, whatever. But I’d pay cash dollars for a real refresh of Mail. Not more fonts or signatures or stationery type foofaraw. But snooze. Delayed send. IMPROVED SEARCH.

Take it apart and rebuild it as if you were inventing the desktop email client today. And then integrate it with the rest of the system in ways that actually work. That, I would pay for.

Wow, that’s serious. I tried to get myself to use the desktop Outlook client but search was so completely broken it was unusable. And I really want one client that I can pick up all my accounts in. It doesn’t seem too much to ask!

Replying to @brockter, @cplong and @SparkMailApp

I have, and now can’t remember what made me switch away. Something did, though. Maybe I need to give it another shot.

Call me shallow, but the aesthetics of Thunderbird are all wrong. I wish I didn’t care, but I do.

Ahahahaha

Maybe. Most of the clients I’ve tried have been a little bells-and-whistles heavy, though. I’ll keep looking.

Outlook search may as well be a tiny hamster with a magnifying glass. It’s insanely bad.

Wouldn’t THAT be something.

Yes, the client! I have multiple email services, all of which I read through Mail, which hasn’t seen a decent update in years. I’ve experimented with a lot of alternative clients but keep coming back to Mail, defeated.

RT @polotek: The infographic from this page is interesting. The content itself is nothing special. But the idea of assigning these traits t…

A year of heartbreak and loss upon loss. Thank you for fighting for what we could be. #JohnLewis #GoodTrouble

Okay, this whole pandemic cooking thing may have peaked tonight. Roasted miso-marinated salmon, roasted string beans and garlic scapes, smashed new potatoes, and sautéed kale. I may never eat again.

Except for the leftovers.

$$And yes, I am tweeting post\-dinner and full as a tick at 6\.20pm\. The two joys of being old are eating and going to bed ludicrously early\.$$

This is the one I used, but there are several that look good! https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019857-maple-and-miso-sheet-pan-salmon-with-green-beans?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share

Ahahahahahaha that is priceless.

Totally one of the best things I’ve read in the last several years. I taught The Fifth Season at the end of the spring and at least a third of the class had ordered the second volume by the time we wrapped up!

Exactly! They were a little intimidated at first, trying to sort out the details of the world being built, but they got SO into it. It was so much fun to watch that happen!

RT @ADHOrg: Welcome to virtual #DH2020! We are thrilled that over 950 participants have registered from more than 60 countries. https://t.c…

RT @INKEproject: For virtual #DH2020 we transformed our planned workshop into"Open, Digital Scholarship: Issues, Initiatives, and Research…

With four months to go before November. We are in serious trouble. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1285244981322690560

A “wind chill of 125°” is… something. 🥵

RT @pmhswe: .@achdotorg is hosting its annual General Meeting, or the AGM, during #DH2020v — please register to attend: https://t.co/8Z986v…

I just read Zeros + Ones two weeks ago!

Have I got a book for you. https://twitter.com/gillianrhayes/status/1285634978030718976

RT @JulianChambliss: #ReframingHistory return for the final episode of this season on July 28th. What better way to end it than talking wit…

Oh Carolyn. I am so sorry for your loss. Your father will not be forgotten.

I have an open infrastructure joke, but it’s difficult to sustain. https://twitter.com/paigecmorgan/status/1286715782660083712

RT @setsukoyokoyama: We—@anitaconchita @shree_thorat @Electrostani @arungapatchka and myself—are attending #DH2020 this week. You can find…

RT @amplify285: This thread. This statement. Thank you to the #AsianAmDH forum at #DH2020 for making this plain. https://twitter.com/setsukoyokoyama/status/1286332121704009730

I have got a book for you. :)

This. If we lose the USPS, we lose one of the most functional public services today. And the determination to kill it off is central to the GOP’s agenda: undermine any belief in or evidence of the public good. https://twitter.com/CassieCeleste/status/1286860183176531969

RT @kevinrmcclure: Let me put it bluntly: if you’re a higher ed leader pushing your people to the limit, asking that they do the impossible…

RT @JulianChambliss: The last episode of this season features @CALMSU #msuCEDAR https://bit.ly/ReframeCEDAR
I can't think of a better way to wr…

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it in person!

RT @ADHOrg: #DH2020 Did you miss last week's events? Check out their recordings, notes, and other resources: https://dh2020.hcommons.org/conference-events/

Oh man. I am ON IT. https://twitter.com/bessbell/status/1288491459344138243

I assume this applies to, say, university campuses. https://twitter.com/GovWhitmer/status/1288640607401975809

RT @JulianChambliss: A student asked about the definition of #digitalhumanities during day 1 of @MSUDHLC presentation for @yonsei_u. I've…

2. Do not underestimate the work that goes into that service by noting the brevity of the document involved. +

1. Do not set a deadline for that service a mere ten days hence. +

Dear friends,
If you are going to ask an academic — much less an academic administrator — to do some service for you on July 31 in the year of our lord 2020, and you have not previously made ANY kind of contact around said service: +

Mildly gobsmacked,
kfitz

5. Should you have made all the prior errors and discover that the recipient of your query has a high enough regard for the project to suggest an actual viable deadline, “that’s too late; I’ll have to find someone else” is probably not your best relationship-building response. +