# 2021 10 01 tweets

RT @s2ceball: I tried to get my sister to apply for this, because seriously, who wouldn't want to work for @Educopia! So if you know anyone…

Oooh! I very much look forward to hearing more!

I’m *delighted* to be able to share our good news with you today! We’ll post more in the coming days about the work that this grant will make possible, but in the meantime, *enormous* thanks to @MellonFdn for their support! https://cal.msu.edu/news/humanities-commons-receives-971000-mellon-grant-to-support-its-expansion/

HUGE thanks, Bill! We’re delighted to get to do this work in such a generous place!

You are the best, and I am so so grateful to have you on the team!

Thank you! I’m thrilled about the work this grant is going to allow us to do.

Thank you! <3

Thanks so much! We’re thrilled about what’s in store.

Replying to @jeroenson, @MellonFdn and @humcommons

Thanks so much, Jeroen!

Thank you, Lucy!

CANNOT. WAIT.

Thank you!!! We’re super excited, and looking forward to seeing what’s ahead!

Thank you, Andrea!

Thanks, Élika! We’re thrilled!

Thanks so much, Cathy!

Replying to @juancommander, @MellonFdn and @humcommons

Thank you!!! More good things to come.

Thanks, Kalani! We’re so excited about getting to do this work.

Thank you, Kathy!

Thank you, Jewon!

Thank you!!! <3

Replying to @ekansa, @EthanWatrall and @humcommons

Eric, you and Sarah and @OpenContext have modeled that for so long! We’re delighted to have such great models, and look forward to more ahead.

Thank you!!! We’re thrilled about the opportunity to keep doing this work!

Replying to @pixelvolley, @triproftri and @MellonFdn

Thank you, Anke!

Hi Jeroen! We don’t have an exact figure, in part because we only have proxies like institutional affiliation or email domain to go by. But our last rough count indicated that somewhere over 25% of our users are outside the US. And that’s a growing group that we want to support.

I’d love to think with you about ways to better support the work of our global membership, including through our governance structures and services.

One thing on our roadmap, but that will require a TON of support *from* our global membership, is localizing the platform so that it can be delivered in languages other than English…

Thanks, Brandon!

Thank you, Jennifer!

Thank you, Ernesto! It means an awful lot to me.

RT @wynkenhimself: There are a handful of librarians I look to when I want to think about what a just future for our profession can be, and…

Thank you, KT! Looking forward to seeing how we can continue working with you toward the future of open infrastructure!

Thanks, Justus! We’re super excited!

You are way too kind! So happy to be part of your community of practice.

Yes, absolutely. And we’re going to need a lot of advice and guidance on that.

Thanks, Robin!

Thank you, Nancy! We’re super excited.

RT @CALMSU: Humanities Commons, an online open-source platform led by @kfitz, #MSUCAL Director of Digital Humanities, received a @MellonFdn…

Thank you, Kristin! We’re super excited.

Thanks so much, Mark — this means a lot to me!

Thanks so much, Sharon! And I look forward to hearing about your MSU Commons teaching experiences.

Thank you!

Huge thanks, friends! :)

RT @NEHgov: Today, #POTUS Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Navajo Nation citizen Shelly C. Lowe as the 12th Chair of @NEHgov.

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Thank you so much, François, and thanks for being such a strong supporter of the project!

Replying to @nowviskie, @FranoisLachanc2 and @MellonFdn

Thank you so much, Bethany!

RT @HalPlotkin: The Internet is not finished yet. Throughout history, the biggest, most selfish bullies have always used new tools and tech…

Thank you! We’re looking forward to the path ahead.

Thanks!

Thank you, Jennifer!

Thanks, John. We’re delighted!

Thanks, Gizem!

Thank you, Yomaira! <3

Thank you, Janneke! Very much looking forward to the work ahead.

Thank you, Beronda!

Thank you, Suzanne!

RT @BatsInLavender: Hey @michiganstateu peeps! Come to our MSU Commons workshop online 10/13 at 10:30am. Kristen Lee $$@msulibraries$$ and I…

Replying to @MSUNatSci, @BerondaM and @ASCBiology

Beronda, congratulations! This is so well deserved.

RT @jasonrhody: Excited to launch this program with the support of @NEHgov in order to support humanities infrastructure (people, projects,…

I am thrilled to see a number of academic discussion groups that have been using Eff Bee abandoning that cesspool for better platforms. +

If you have such a group and are thinking of doing the same, might I suggest HCommons? https://hcommons.org @humcommons +

Not only are we open source, open access, scholar-governed, and not for profit, but we also bring together the affordances of a library-grade OA repository with a rich profile system, a WordPress based publishing platform, and a wide-ranging social network. +

You can deposit your work $$and receive a DOI for it$$, represent it on your professional profile, share it with your colleagues, and discuss it in a range of threaded forums. Plus build a portfolio, create a group publication, and more.

I don’t know about “leading,” but the last couple of references I saw to replacement platforms mentioned Discord.

You look amazing. And I very much like the color of your stair risers.

I aspire to your skills, in so many ways.

What I want to know now is how it could have made as many careers as it did. Because that is one actively terrible movie.

Up until tonight, I had managed never to see SPLASH. That is a state of being I’ll never recover.

RT @DHatMSU: Jacqueline Wernimont, author of "Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media", will be with us! Distinguished Lecture, "Vi…

RT @jasonrhody: Are you trying to think about new or different ways to “count” scholarship, or rethinking what counts *as* scholarship? App…

RT @jeroenson: PROUD!: After several workshops and discussions on #openscholarship with the @NECS_Network, we’ve been working hard with the…

RT @kmapesy: All are welcome to join! $$Even if you aren't at MSU :$$ ) So thrilled to $$virtually$$ welcome @profwernimont to the #MSUDH commu…

Congratulations! This sounds like a fantastic gig!

Congratulations! I’m excited to see how this role develops.

The WORST. Hope the headache recedes quickly and the hangover is less awful than it might be. ❤️

Oooooh.

Teeth are a naturally occurring part of the body. Their health is intimately tied to the health of the body as a whole. “Dental insurance” should not be a thing people have to navigate independently of their overall health. https://twitter.com/stilettobrarian/status/1447653293212282880

They were never not putting guns on robot dogs. https://twitter.com/verge/status/1448661683530977295

1 double-spaced page = 250 words = 2 minutes. So… 7.5 pages/1850 words, less if you have any tendency to interject or wander off-script.

RT @HeyOpenEd: As Day One of #OpenEd21 comes to a close, mark your calendars for tomorrow's must-see plenary session featuring keynotes by…

Congratulations, Justus! Exciting and well-deserved!

RT @HeyOpenEd: We're so excited for today's #OpenEd21 keynote by Kathleen Fitzpatrick $$@kfitz$$, who is Director of Digital Humanities & Pro…

RT @actualham: .@kfitz talking about the university as more than just an engine for economic growth, and the need for investments in areas…

I had an absolutely amazing afternoon with @drgong @lesliekwchan and the fabulous #OpenEd21 organizers and attendees! Thanks to all for your questions and your commitment.

However, much of the rest of today can, with respect, bite me.

RT @ass_deans: Some days I am just so humbled by college administrators like these who think outside of the box, innovate, and do more with…

EXACTLY.

I mentioned a while back that I’m putting together a class called Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing. I’m still looking for some excellent example texts — today, manifestos and screeds! Send me your favorites!

ahahahahaha

These are all AWESOME. Thank you!!!

Right now, the syllabus includes:
- notetaking
- blogging
- public essays
- manifestos & screeds
- personal statements
- proposals $$of varying kinds$$
- recommendations
- reviews
- responses
Definitely let me know if something good occurs to you!

🤣😂😂😭😭😭

Thanks — this sounds useful!

Ooh, thank you.

Oooh, thank you!

Friends, pour one out tonight for my 37yo furnace. When we first had it inspected, after moving into this house 4+ years ago, the tech came back upstairs a little ashen-looking, and said “do you know how old your furnace is?”

He took me downstairs and showed me the little plaque that indicated its date of manufacture. And said, “you may want to start budgeting.”

For the next several years, we all thought we had a little Byron the Bulb situation on our hands. Every year the inspector would come upstairs shaking his head. We thought of it as the Little Furnace that Could.

Today, though, the inspector Heard a Ping. And got a camera to take a look, and showed us the cracks in the heat exchanger.

So it’s time. Tomorrow we will talk with the sales guy, and figure out how what post-1980s furnace model we want to move to. But it’s clear to us that they don’t make ‘em like that anymore, for good and for ill.

It could be So Much Worse, Indeed.

Oof. Solidarity. ✊🏻

RT @briancroxall: Just a reminder that @BYU’s Office of Digital Humanities is hiring a tenure-track position. If *you* think you do DH, *we…

Ha. Been there. :)

Completely.

Isn’t that the way. It feels a bit like replacing cast iron with teflon — super efficient but don’t plan on using it very long.

There are a TON of amazing suggestions in the responses; I’m still working through them all!

Dang. I tip my hat to your late boiler!

This video makes me so happy, not least because I was afraid the kittens were getting too big too soon. But they are still clearly smol!

Whoever designed this should be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

Scene from this evening:
Me: Omg, is that a fucking turkey in the parking lot?
Him: Sweetie, it’s just a turkey.
Me, brow furrowed: No, it’s a fucking turkey!

$$It is possible that I found myself wayyyyy more hilarious than was strictly warranted\.$$

EXACTLY.

God, I loved those. I was thinking about them not long ago, as well as the incredible joy of a pristine box of 64 Crayola crayons, with built-in sharpener. Nothing is quite as satisfying today.

Definitely! <3

“Manhood cover” has made me happier than I can tell you. :)

And quite a serious one, at that.

It’s only true; the choice between “you” and “thou” is seriously fraught.

RT @roopikarisam: 🚨 Check out this wonderful upcoming event from @DEFConsortium leader @Jpewu! While you're at it, join the Digital Ethnic…

RT @ssrc_org: Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET, join the SSRC/@NEHgov Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program #SHIP for an informational webinar…

This makes me no end of happy.

At this point, any day I have the least awareness of my uterus is a “get lost” kind of day. Sending ❤️

I am going to have “y’all crossed that dipshit Rubicon all by yourselves” ringing in my ears for a week. https://twitter.com/traecrowder/status/1454168789432500225

AAAARGH I had one a few months ago and it was NOT GOOD. 😱

I’m so sorry you’ve had to experience that. Sending you the virtual pain management / general escapism delivery system of your choice.

Cowley between Saginaw and Grand River is the same. I’m totally hunkered down and not going anywhere.

I think that’s what we’re thinking as well. Everything else can wait until all the sofa fires are out.

Oh, are we doing the “alt-ac” debate again? Say it along with me, folks: “alternative” here does not mean “second choice.” It does not mean “plan B.” It’s “alt” as in alt-* usenet groups. “Alt” as in alt-country. “Alt” as in “another university is possible.”