2021 07 01 tweets

Proud to be leading this hard-left censorship project since 2013.

Thu Jul 01 17:22:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @jmittell

Just goes to show.

Thu Jul 01 17:37:57 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall

Please tell me that’s a cable lock attached to the back.

Fri Jul 02 19:17:10 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall

I mean, data security is a thing.

Fri Jul 02 19:19:25 +0000 2021

RT @tressiemcphd: After age 20 or so, your everyday praxis of living should have more “ands” and only the occasional “but”. Rarely is somet…

Sat Jul 03 20:38:14 +0000 2021

RT @tressiemcphd: maybe age is a blunt instrument here. Choose whichever you like. For me, I cannot fathom being an official adult and sti…

Sat Jul 03 20:38:58 +0000 2021

RT @roopikarisam: Friends attending #ACH2021: are you willing to moderate a session and help out if there’s a Zoom issue? You can pick some…

Mon Jul 05 20:39:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @brandontlocke

I bought a new laptop last spring and used its trackpad for the first time on a trip this May. And was sure it was broken. It’s… way less clicky than I expected.

Mon Jul 05 22:30:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall, @ekansa and @oc_sarah

You know, I saw that picture and thought “wasn’t there an Easter egg? Did anyone ever get it?”


Wed Jul 07 22:53:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

I’ve got my bet on some kind of allium — that bulb should explode into a puffball of purple or white flowers.

Wed Jul 07 23:12:43 +0000 2021

Replying to @viroviacum, @samoore_ and @petersuber

Thank you for this, Demmy! What a generous reading — I’m grateful that you shared it!

Thu Jul 08 11:45:07 +0000 2021

RT @viroviacum: I rarely miss an opportunity to tell people to listen to ⁦@kfitz⁩, ⁦@samoore_⁩ and ⁦@petersuber⁩. https://commonplace.knowledgefutures.org/pub/xe1jqufy/release/1

Thu Jul 08 11:45:11 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall, @Mattermost and @Focalboard

I’m really looking forward to poking at it. I’m getting a websocket connection error right now and haven’t had time to troubleshoot… but soon!

Thu Jul 08 14:42:53 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Alert about #ACH21 - We've started admitting speakers to the Humanities Commons group \(https://hcommons\.org/groups/ach\-2021/\) so you may s…

Thu Jul 08 14:44:55 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: An additional note - other registered attendees for #ACH21 will start being admitted to the Humanities Commons group on July…

Thu Jul 08 14:45:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @moncia, @barnlib and @UDLibrary

Huge congratulations, Monica! I’m delighted for you and for Barnard — they’re getting a great new dean!

Fri Jul 09 19:50:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @s2ceball and @KairosRTP

I’m so sorry, Cheryl. Sending you all the best. 💙

Sat Jul 10 22:49:12 +0000 2021

Are there skills you developed as an adult that you enjoy enough that you wish you’d picked them up when you were younger? https://kfitz.info/in-the-swim/

Sun Jul 11 20:30:46 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Only five more days left to register #ACH21! You can register here by 7/15: https://members.ach.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=10

Sun Jul 11 20:31:56 +0000 2021

Replying to @katinalynn

HUGE congratulations, Katina — I can’t wait to hear more about where this path leads you!

Mon Jul 12 20:10:04 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Next week's Annual General Membership meeting \(taking place on Wed 21 July 1\-2pm Central\) will feature a job slam where you…

Mon Jul 12 21:09:04 +0000 2021

We have 365 registered attendees for #ACH2021! Are you one of them? There’s still time — registration closes Thursday, 15 July. https://members.ach.org/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=10

Tue Jul 13 13:33:58 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Registration for the upcoming #ACH2021 conference is still open until July 15!
Click here to register: https://t.co/T1iDpxY…

Tue Jul 13 16:35:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

Oh dang. That’s a lot. I guess the good news is that you now have a house with all-new infrastructure?

Tue Jul 13 20:56:34 +0000 2021

This is fab. But what the academy needs is organizing among faculty, staff, administrators, and voters to oust the *boards* that are undermining our institutions’ ability to serve the public good. https://twitter.com/zeanes/status/1415059057409511425

Tue Jul 13 21:46:23 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

I know it doesn’t help today, but just keep thinking “cost basis… cost basis…”

Tue Jul 13 21:57:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

The purpose of these boards should be to ensure that the institutions are producing and sharing knowledge for and with the public. Not trying to operate them as if they were corporations. And certainly not interfering with what counts as knowledge.

Tue Jul 13 22:08:32 +0000 2021

Replying to @jcmeloni

Oh no — I’m so sorry :( All my best to you and @sheepeeh and Pekoe.

Thu Jul 15 14:12:12 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Today is the last day for registration. Register today for the biennial conference of the Association for Computers and the…

Thu Jul 15 14:14:25 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: #ACH2021 begins Wednesday at 11am Central with our keynote panel! If you haven’t been able to register, you can still watch…

Thu Jul 15 22:07:19 +0000 2021

Replying to @dianne_s_harris, @ProfessorEA, @MellonFdn and @UWArtSci

Dianne!!! Enormous news! Huge congratulations, and I look forward to following your next steps!

Thu Jul 15 22:21:41 +0000 2021

The Handbook* also says “don’t be a dick.”

*8th edition.

Fri Jul 16 01:04:46 +0000 2021

Cc @sharonmleon @stakats https://twitter.com/halavais/status/1416683444411588608

Sun Jul 18 11:15:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon and @stakats

It’s not every piece of scholarly infrastructure that receives such tribute!

Sun Jul 18 11:24:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @miriamkp

I used to get Liza Minnelli. When I was 12. Telling a 12yo that she looks like a 35yo recently out of rehab has effects.

Mon Jul 19 20:15:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @scott_bot

I am so sorry. Thinking about you.

Mon Jul 19 20:20:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @biblioracle and @annehelen

This was a massive hospitality issue in NOLA post-Katrina. The problem wasn’t that there weren’t people who wanted work. It was that there was no housing available at a rate those working people could afford to pay.

Mon Jul 19 20:23:53 +0000 2021

Replying to @ncecire and @miriamkp

Alas, the Liza Minnelli thing wasn’t entirely wrong in a superficial sense. But ethically? Even spiritually? I dare say super wrong.

Mon Jul 19 20:32:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @ncecire and @miriamkp

Mon Jul 19 20:36:12 +0000 2021

RT @s2ceball: I REALLY wish administrators would finally kick these numbers to the curb, along with the biases of SAT/GRE scores. Let’s als…

Mon Jul 19 21:12:25 +0000 2021

Ahem. @michiganstateu https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1417163591774613506

Mon Jul 19 21:15:02 +0000 2021

RT @EthanWatrall: if this can be pulled off in Indiana….INDIANA….we sure as hell can do it here. https://twitter.com/aquandiary/status/1417198112330985478

Mon Jul 19 21:15:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I think the exact words were “oh my fucking god, are you kidding me,” and there wasn’t a slow build to get there. Who even are people.

Mon Jul 19 21:22:58 +0000 2021

RT @ADHOrg: #ACH2021 begins this Wednesday! The keynote featuring Dr. Maria Eugenia Cotera & Dr. Andrea Roberts will be live streamed:


Mon Jul 19 21:25:31 +0000 2021

Replying to @miriamkp and @ncecire

That was somehow enough. :)

Mon Jul 19 22:07:03 +0000 2021

RT @roopikarisam: Looking for your Zoom links for sessions at #ACH2021? Links will be available on the schedule in Humanities Commons no la…

Mon Jul 19 23:44:43 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: #ACH2021 begins tomorrow! The keynote featuring Dr. Maria Eugenia Cotera & Dr. Andrea Roberts will be live streamed:

Tue Jul 20 11:09:59 +0000 2021

Attending #ACH2021? Make sure you join the Humanities Commons group today. Zoom links for each live event will be posted there at least half an hour before they begin. http://hcommons.org/groups/ach-2021

Tue Jul 20 20:53:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

\(Note that your friendly HC host will respond to join requests as soon as she gets back from dinner\.\)

Tue Jul 20 20:54:45 +0000 2021

Getting geared up for the launch of #ACH2021 this morning! If you're attending, be sure you've joined the ACH 2021 group on Humanities Commons in order to get Zoom links and participate in discussions! https://hcommons.org/groups/ach-2021

Wed Jul 21 13:03:22 +0000 2021

Am I ready for #ACH2021? SO ready. 😎

Wed Jul 21 13:15:00 +0000 2021

WOO technology is fun :) #ACH2021

Wed Jul 21 16:22:16 +0000 2021

Hey Zoom, here’s a free idea: “office hours mode.” Allow the office hours holder to create a video-off slide saying something like “Be right back!” Because sometime you have to step away, but don’t want to leave video of an empty office.

Thu Jul 22 18:22:02 +0000 2021

Replying to @MeganLFaragher

I’ve used a screen-shared Google slide to do that, which is clunky but works. I’m currently in a meeting on my laptop and office hours on my iPad, and would love something I could just switch on quickly…

Thu Jul 22 18:37:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Ooh, another idea: a custom waiting room message. Rather than just "wait here until the host lets you in," let me tell waiting folks something more specific.

Thu Jul 22 18:48:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

That I am having ideas about improving Zoom suggests that I might need to go take a walk outside for a bit.

Thu Jul 22 18:49:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @FrueheNeuzeit

ahahahahaha 😭

Thu Jul 22 18:56:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @eetempleton

I am so sorry for this enormous loss, Erin; I’ll be thinking about you and all your colleagues and students.

Thu Jul 22 19:02:11 +0000 2021

Replying to @shermandorn and @bdotshiny

I like it.

Thu Jul 22 19:14:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @quinnanya and @elotroalex

Larger point notwithstanding, Zotero hasn't been on such a hamster wheel! It's got a highly viable business model, enabling its parent org to make donations in support of other open source projects.

Thu Jul 22 21:12:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @quinnanya and @elotroalex

Larger point notwithstanding, Zotero hasn't been on such a hamster wheel! It's got a highly viable business model, enabling its parent org to make donations in support of other open source projects.

Once more with the hashtag: #ACH2021

Thu Jul 22 21:16:07 +0000 2021

RT @nhannahjones: It’s easy to criticize, hard to create.

Thu Jul 22 21:27:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @swarthmoreburke, @brettbobley, @quinnanya and @elotroalex

From my perspective, the issue is less profit than it is producing enough revenue/goodwill/community investment to keep the thing running. Without that kind of sustainability contributions to the general good can wind up doing inadvertent harm.

Thu Jul 22 22:17:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @swarthmoreburke, @brettbobley, @quinnanya and @elotroalex

Fair enough.

Thu Jul 22 23:19:07 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

You are not kidding.

Fri Jul 23 11:28:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon


Fri Jul 23 11:31:50 +0000 2021

I’m in the early pages of Jenn Shapland’s gorgeous My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, which brings the methods and subjects of literary criticism and biography and memoir together in lyrical and deeply personal ways. At one point, Shapland comments ... https://kfitz.info/23-july-2021-0951/

Fri Jul 23 14:45:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @darth

Every cat also knows that they deserve a crown.

Fri Jul 23 17:04:33 +0000 2021

RT @PaulaKrebs: Next week: The Teaching Remotely Core Deposit Party in Humanities Commons. Share all your tips, tricks, reflections, syllab…

Fri Jul 23 20:38:24 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I’ve gotten to hear so many amazing presentations, to meet so many fantastic scholars and practitioners, and to learn so much that will help us shape the future of @achdotorg. #ACH2021 +

Fri Jul 23 22:57:08 +0000 2021

We're winding up an amazing week at #ACH2021. I've had two days of meetings with our amazing executive council, and then three days of running tech with my co-conspirators, @lgmerchant and @SantiThompson. +

Fri Jul 23 22:57:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Now, I plan to retreat to my bed with a glass of wine and a book. And I may stay there for a little while. But I’ll look forward to our next conversations, and to everything that’s ahead for @achdotorg. #ACH2021 /fin

Fri Jul 23 22:57:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Last but far from least, I’m grateful to the more then 250 of you whose volunteer work — planning, reviewing, moderating, and more — made this event possible. A conference like this is always the work of many hands, and we’ve all benefited from your amazing work. #ACH2021 +

Fri Jul 23 22:57:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I’m enormously grateful to all 408 of you who registered and joined us on Zoom, and to the many many of you who have participated in the discussions in @humcommons over the last three days. \(Those conversations will continue\!\) #ACH2021 +

Fri Jul 23 22:57:09 +0000 2021

Replying to @jojokarlin, @achdotorg, @roopikarisam, @gbaezaventura, @SantiThompson and @jenguiliano

Thank you for this, Jojo!

Fri Jul 23 23:40:41 +0000 2021

I’m reading Jenn Shapland’s My Autobiography of Carson McCullers and it is giving me THOUGHTS. https://kfitz.info/23-july-2021-0951/

Sat Jul 24 13:53:28 +0000 2021

How did a funnel become the graphical representation of “filter”? I mean, everything passes through a funnel, just with higher pressure.

Sat Jul 24 16:30:43 +0000 2021

RT @autoblography: I retweeted this once without comment. Then I remembered some of the wonderful technical pedants who follow me. I’d like…

Sat Jul 24 16:49:38 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I mean, I get the metaphoric sense of “narrowing the stream,” but it’s still the whole damn stream.

Sat Jul 24 16:52:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @S_Insley_H

Yes! One of those stainless steel ones with the feet.

Sat Jul 24 17:01:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @CameronNeylon

Not so much! In the lab, it makes sense, but as a general purpose icon, a good bit less so :)

Sat Jul 24 22:00:00 +0000 2021

Replying to @windloochie


Sun Jul 25 11:06:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @windloochie

Yeah, and this is the issue with the funnel as the icon for “filter.” Chem lab folks may envision a filter funnel straining out impurities. All I see is gavage: a means of ensuring that the firehose makes it down your throat after all.

Sun Jul 25 12:51:34 +0000 2021

Replying to @james3neal and @NewsHour

Oooooooh thank you!!!

Sun Jul 25 19:10:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @hels

One of my faves: https://damndelicious.net/2018/03/10/instant-pot-butter-chicken/

Mon Jul 26 13:34:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @hels

Also: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015845-pressure-cooker-porcini-risotto

Mon Jul 26 13:35:41 +0000 2021

THIS. I am not going to say the word that we’re all going to have to deal with next week, but here it is on the horizon, and I’ve made appallingly little progress on the main thing I wanted to do this summer. https://twitter.com/GeorgeOnline/status/1419674187191496707

Mon Jul 26 16:27:05 +0000 2021

RT @MLAnews: Join us this week on MLA Commons for the #TeachingRemotelyDepositParty. Each day during this weeklong event, we'll feature a d…

Mon Jul 26 16:53:51 +0000 2021

RT @ekansa: I wrote a letter in support of a kind and genuinely caring colleague. I'm grateful to @kfitz for her book on "Generous Thinking…

Mon Jul 26 19:40:19 +0000 2021

RT @Conversations89: Resource 1: @kfitz’s outstanding @humcommons project, GENEROUS THINKING: THE UNIVERSITY & THE PUBLIC GOOD, challenging…

Tue Jul 27 13:28:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

I tucked mine in an old conference badge holder and keep it with my passport.

Wed Jul 28 12:59:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

I also scanned mine and keep it on my phone. If we need the actual physical object on a regular basis, I may need to think different about how I carry myself and my stuff!

Wed Jul 28 13:20:49 +0000 2021

RT @kwazana: I hope everyone reads this. The future of the profession just cannot look like its past.


Wed Jul 28 20:13:15 +0000 2021

A great opportunity to help shape the future of a key open-access journal in DH! https://twitter.com/achdotorg/status/1420411375499812872

Wed Jul 28 20:24:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @ncecire

On top of which, the article says that the process asks for TWELVE external letters. TWELVE. Is ridiculous.

Wed Jul 28 20:47:56 +0000 2021

RT @DHQuarterly: DHQ is excited to be recruiting a general editor to join the team--the first step in a longer update to the journal's edit…

Wed Jul 28 20:48:10 +0000 2021

Replying to @swarthmoreburke and @ncecire

100% agreed. It’s unconscionable.

Wed Jul 28 20:53:05 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @digitalocean

I am intrigued. I’d very much like to move out of GA and into something more ethical, whether Umami or Matomo…

Thu Jul 29 13:10:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @LibSkrat


Thu Jul 29 13:51:59 +0000 2021

Replying to @TeddyRicketson, @Marcel_LJ, @JoriEpstein, @NickiJhabvala, @InstantRHIplay, @agetzenberg, @Kat_Terrell, @Amie_Just and @CourtneyRCronin

Wrong kfitz, I suspect :)

Thu Jul 29 15:07:08 +0000 2021