2021 06 01 tweets

Replying to @j_zimms and @quirkbooks

Oh, such great news! Huge congratulations — and enormous good wishes for the move!

Wed Jun 02 15:21:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd


Wed Jun 02 21:43:27 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: @ADHOrg extends the call for applications for Executive Board and Committee Chairman to 15 June 2021. https://t.co/EYDC7K2a1…

Thu Jun 03 23:06:43 +0000 2021

RT @InvestInOpen: On May 17, @clarivate announced it was acquiring @ProQuest for $5.3B USD - a deal that represents an unprecedented shift…

Thu Jun 03 23:26:39 +0000 2021

EL-area friends! The time has finally come for me to admit that waiting to see my long-time stylist in NY is not likely to work anymore. I need a haircut — my first since April 2019 — and I need someone I can trust with a pretty big change. Any recommendations?

Mon Jun 07 00:42:14 +0000 2021

A little repeat for the morning crowd. Thanks for the suggestions so far! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1401700997563572225

Mon Jun 07 12:48:20 +0000 2021

So enormously proud of everything that my amazing colleagues in @MSUEnglish and @CALMSU are doing to make the world a better place. https://twitter.com/CALMSU/status/1401952631833116681

Mon Jun 07 22:19:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @eetempleton and @mchris4duke

I have a very close colleague who joined our team in May 2020. It hit me last week that I have zero idea how tall she is. There’s going to be a lot of that, I think.

Wed Jun 09 20:44:37 +0000 2021

I am only dismayed that I have yet to see anyone use the word “baked” here, but it’s likely I am being too obvious. https://twitter.com/jacqbryant/status/1402672610144514048

Wed Jun 09 21:50:00 +0000 2021

New at http://kfitz.info: Focus https://kfitz.info/focus-2/

Thu Jun 10 13:53:20 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender

It’s pretty amazing.

Thu Jun 10 14:08:05 +0000 2021

RT @ADHOrg: Have you nominated or applied yet?

@aaDHumanities @achdotorg @DigitalHumASA @DHcenterNet @dh_japan @Red_HD @eadh_org @Humanis…

Thu Jun 10 14:40:45 +0000 2021

My presentation from yesterday's NECS workshop on open scholarship: Opening Up Peer Review. https://kfitz.info/opening-up-peer-review/

Fri Jun 11 13:36:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @jeroenson

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am delighted to hear this, and will absolutely look forward to hearing more.

Fri Jun 11 14:58:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @DaryleWilliams and @UCRiverside

Congratulations! What great news!

Sat Jun 12 00:26:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kidolopez and @prof_gabriele

The offices in Crookshank were RIDICULOUS. I’ve never seen anything else like them.

Sat Jun 12 13:48:08 +0000 2021

RT @biblioracle: For anyone who's thinking about how the university can get closer to serving the people its meant to serve, let me recomme…

Tue Jun 15 20:34:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @biblioracle

Thank you so much for this! I’m glad you’ve come back to the book, and — well, sort of glad it’s still relevant?

Tue Jun 15 20:35:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks for posting this, Brett — the mechanisms that lead students to follow the money need to be kept in view.

Tue Jun 15 22:37:07 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: .@kfitz - @achdotorg President - has posted an update on the consultation ACH Exec did w/ DeEtta Jones & Associates re: raci…

Wed Jun 16 18:30:52 +0000 2021

ACH is extremely grateful for this opportunity, and for @scott_bot’s willingness to take this project on! https://twitter.com/scott_bot/status/1404456031007264774

Wed Jun 16 19:00:41 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo and @obsdmd

Oooooh, THANK YOU for this. I’m super likely to fork this for a grad seminar I’m teaching in the spring…

Thu Jun 17 14:22:03 +0000 2021

I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to talk about Generous Thinking with Kai Wortman for the New Books Network. https://newbooksnetwork.com/generous-thinking

Thu Jun 17 16:17:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM

I do too! I hope we get to do something about that SOON.

Thu Jun 17 16:22:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender


Thu Jun 17 21:19:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender

Ironically, I got my scheduling notice today. And I’ll say that getting 3-D imaging last year was transformative: the first year in 16 in which I did not need to have a followup ultrasound.

Thu Jun 17 21:20:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo

Whoa. No, I hadn’t!

Fri Jun 18 00:51:02 +0000 2021

I gave a keynote at this week's meeting of the APLU Commission on Economic and Community Engagement. I will confess to having pushed a few buttons. Text of said button-pushing available here: https://kfitz.info/higher-education-as-a-social-good/

Fri Jun 18 13:03:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @electricarchaeo


Fri Jun 18 13:48:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @ryancordell, @iSchoolUI and @eviedc

Woo hoo! Congratulations! It’ll be lovely to have you right down the road.

Fri Jun 18 14:21:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

That’s how I use them. But one of these days I’m going to be brave enough to take a true email sabbatical a la danah boyd. http://www.danah.org/EmailSabbatical.html

Fri Jun 18 21:33:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

The fact that they don’t care what you think is a HUGE part of the problem.

Sat Jun 19 12:54:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

And has been for too long. Utterly depressing.

Sat Jun 19 12:59:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall

I’m sorry to hear that! I’m glad it’s up and running, though.

Sat Jun 19 14:24:54 +0000 2021

Having a bunch of fun this weekend building an #ACH2021 discussion space on @humcommons. Be sure to register so you can participate! https://members.ach.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=10

Sat Jun 19 15:16:17 +0000 2021

Replying to @bbargerstock

Thanks, Burt!!!

Sat Jun 19 19:54:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

And possibly as a result I lost track of new music ages ago, pretty much as soon as I stopped listening to FM radio. Like college? Certainly by grad school, when any new song I heard that I liked turned out to have been released two years before.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Some part of this is no doubt due to me just not being all that musical, frankly. Friends my age talk to me about the ways that, for example, David Bowie saved their lives, but I didn’t run into him into way later, and the idea of music saving my life wasn’t part of my frame.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:34 +0000 2021

Okay, musical confessions time. I came of age in a bad place and at a bad time, which I think of as the Eagles Sweet Spot: super-white suburban deep south; post-disco panic; pre-new wave. The idea of “corporate rock” as an insult did not resonate.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Perhaps this is just me trying to recuperate something worthy from that time. But Jackson Browne, really.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

To wit:
1. Doctor, My Eyes
2. The Pretender
3. The Load Out
And more.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Anyhow. All of this is over-compensatory prelim to nervously putting forth my opinion: that Jackson Browne is a genius unfairly tarnished by a stupid era in music.

Sat Jun 19 22:47:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @lwaltzer

Oh wow.

Sat Jun 19 22:53:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Billy Joel dominated my high school years, for sure. And Glass Houses was probably my favorite* but The Nylon Curtain is hugely underrated.

*Find the Hussalonia remake online if you can. It’s genius.

Sat Jun 19 23:10:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @plragde

Oh WOW. I miss Ki more than I can say!

Sat Jun 19 23:46:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @blondeebrune

Oh man, I would LOVE to see that.

Sun Jun 20 00:12:08 +0000 2021

Those of you for whom this day is hard, I see you. I cut off contact with my male parent nearly 20 years ago, with a highly problematic couple of decades leading up to that decision. I have regrets, but continuing to bash myself against that particular wall is not one of them.

Sun Jun 20 19:49:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve

I can only imagine, Martin. Sending you all the best.

Sun Jun 20 21:16:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @kaythaney, @ArcadiaFund, @sdjchaplin and @rmounce

Such amazing news! Huge congrats, and very much looking forward to following this work!

Mon Jun 21 13:25:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @paigecmorgan

Oh no. Paige, I am so, so sorry. 💔

Mon Jun 21 16:08:10 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Okay this just made me LOL.

Tue Jun 22 21:28:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @katinalynn

Happy birthday! I hope it’s a wonderful start to a wonderful year!

Wed Jun 23 11:04:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @paigecmorgan

Ooh, nice!!! I’m getting one tomorrow, after 27 months, and it’s going to be SIGNIFICANT.

Wed Jun 23 21:03:26 +0000 2021

Replying to @paigecmorgan

\(I’d been on a sad once a year schedule, unable to give up my NYC stylist\. I’m testing out somebody here, and the nervousness about that is the largest part of the holdup, frankly\.\)

Wed Jun 23 21:05:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @helloiamsarahm and @tressiemcphd

Huh. I was thinking a general counter-clockwise for the same reason \(up right, down left\) because I want the rail on my left!

Wed Jun 23 21:10:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @alda, @BerondaM and @alanalda

BERONDA. This is amazing!!!

Thu Jun 24 21:00:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @biblioracle and @tressiemcphd

Packing cubes are the best. Also subscribe to all of @tressiemcphd’s other work travel wisdom re extras of everything in the suitcase ready to go at all times.

Thu Jun 24 21:35:41 +0000 2021

In the last week I have:

- gotten a foot* of hair cut off
- rediscovered my capacity for and love of swimming laps
- pushed a crucial grant proposal through to the place it needs to be
- welcomed a new colleague to the team

*not an exaggeration

Fri Jun 25 21:39:35 +0000 2021

I have also:

- recognized that other work things are moving more slowly than I want and begun to make peace with that, even if it means that I’m going to have to send some mildly mortifying email messages soon.

Fri Jun 25 21:40:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

That doesn’t sound good.

Sat Jun 26 22:11:00 +0000 2021

And yet there are whole presses that specialize in critical university studies. How very odd. 🤔 https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/book-search/field_jhup_subject/1111 https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1409133325298638852

Sun Jun 27 13:20:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @shermandorn

It is probably a vain hope that one might prevent a bad take in advance.

Sun Jun 27 13:32:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @jwolman

One thing I learned for sure in Claremont: that whole “it’s a dry heat” thing is bullshit above 105.

Sun Jun 27 21:35:27 +0000 2021

Oh no. This is a terrible loss. https://twitter.com/AFSJournal/status/1409495443722031107

Mon Jun 28 14:57:22 +0000 2021

Crazy excited about the work that @InvestInOpen is doing, and looking forward to the benefits for a wide range of open scholarly infrastructure projects! https://twitter.com/InvestInOpen/status/1409604404911673345

Mon Jun 28 20:34:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @jbj and @AmazonHelp

I have had at least one such experience in which it was too much trouble for *them*, and they just said, look, keep it, we’ll send you the right thing.

Mon Jun 28 21:43:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @jbj and @AmazonHelp


Mon Jun 28 21:54:37 +0000 2021

I would be most grateful if macOS could remember my preferred window layout both for my laptop by itself and for my laptop when connected to my external monitor, and to switch modes with grace. This does not seem an impossible ask.

Wed Jun 30 11:31:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @Bibli_be_Us

Congratulations to you both — so exciting!

Wed Jun 30 15:30:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @FunkyPlaid

Ah, thanks. That will definitely do it — but I still think it ought to be native.

Wed Jun 30 21:41:50 +0000 2021