2022 04 01 tweets

RT @actualham: In six hours, join @PSUOpenCoLab for this free virtual keynote from @kfitz, exploring generosity as a radical approach to sa…

Fri Apr 01 14:33:20 +0000 2022

I had the pleasure of being part of Digital American Studies townhall this morning and took the opportunity to revisit the notion of "neoliberal tools." https://kfitz.info/revisiting-neoliberal-tools/

Fri Apr 01 15:00:15 +0000 2022

We had a conversation in the townhall just this morning about concerns among junior scholars that they can’t say no to extractive publishing contracts. YOU CAN SAY NO. https://twitter.com/carolinepennock/status/1509466601208360962

Fri Apr 01 15:59:04 +0000 2022

RT @dexterauthor: This sentiment also applies to book contracts with an academic publisher, by the way, not just journal articles https://t…

Fri Apr 01 16:50:32 +0000 2022

RT @ArchivalGossip: Morning for some, afternoon for others 😄
But yes, either way, one of many topics discussed during our #DASI #DGfA town…

Fri Apr 01 18:58:22 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon

Hooray! @electricarchaeo had alerted me to its development so I’m delighted that it’s now readily available. Can’t wait to explore!

Sat Apr 02 12:35:03 +0000 2022

I find myself eating these words. In the last two weeks I've had five migraines \(after a lifetime of never ever having more than one a month\) and I'm now trying to minimize the effects of my chronic \(and career\-mandated\) screen overuse in any way I can. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1468692576005992454

Tue Apr 05 12:10:44 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I'll be honest: I hate it. I find the white characters glowing out of dark backgrounds super irritating. But so far at least \(based on approximately 1 hour of migraine hangover use\) it does seem like it might be better.

Tue Apr 05 12:10:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

So @mkirschenbaum, you were completely right. I still stand by the idea that the corporate software world embraced dark mode so quickly because it enables most users to keep working beyond capacity, but I get that it's necessary to allow some users \(that is, me\) to work at all.

Tue Apr 05 12:13:44 +0000 2022

Replying to @ctitusbrown

I'm glad to hear yours have decreased! And I do think screen time is a big culprit. I'm not sure what's causing this for me \(crappy MI weather; "Change of Life"\) but I've got to do whatever I can to manage this.

Tue Apr 05 12:16:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @ctitusbrown

There is a definite upside to older age, and more chill is a big part of it.

Tue Apr 05 12:27:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @firegythia

Thank you! I do too, needless to say. I appreciate the LED info… I’ll have to keep an eye on that, so to speak.

Tue Apr 05 13:29:21 +0000 2022

Replying to @BerondaM, @PlantLessons and @Harvard_Press

Such a brilliant book, and such an important year. I can’t wait to see what you do in the year ahead!

Wed Apr 06 21:21:02 +0000 2022

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Yes, totally. But the book that scarred me is the Amityville Horror, which I read when jetlagged in Belgium away from my mother at age 11, and I have never been the same since.

Wed Apr 06 21:30:46 +0000 2022

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty


Wed Apr 06 21:53:05 +0000 2022


Wordle 293 6/6


Fri Apr 08 11:46:04 +0000 2022

Replying to @tripleblip

Ugh, I am so sorry. I’m hearing this from a lot of people. :( I hope it treats you relatively easily.

Fri Apr 08 13:17:33 +0000 2022

Huge, huge congratulations to Dr. @JustinWigard, who today brilliantly defended his playable dissertation, LEVEL 101! It’s been an absolute joy to get to follow this project — and I can’t wait to see what’s next! @MSUEnglish @CALMSU

Fri Apr 08 16:25:25 +0000 2022

Replying to @chutry


Fri Apr 08 17:08:36 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon

I swear I spent two full minutes staring out the window thinking “is that pollen? is that snow?” Michigan in April is a land of mystery.

Sat Apr 09 13:02:24 +0000 2022

Having one of those brilliant Saturday mornings when, in amidst the laundry, I get to read something in a field not my own that begins to radically restructure an argument I’ve been trying to make. I’m filled with gratitude for all of it.

Sat Apr 09 16:01:18 +0000 2022

Replying to @katinalynn

Ha! Matt Brim, Poor Queer Studies. 😁 Looking forward to discussing it with you!

Sat Apr 09 16:34:53 +0000 2022

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2

Ah, only if the masses are as micro as the theatre!

Sat Apr 09 16:36:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @lportwoodstacer

I did this with my last book because I knew things were going to be tight. The press was moving fast to try to hit an expedited publication date and I wanted to be sure not to cause any delays. They gave me a projected schedule, I blocked out time, and we all got it done.

Sat Apr 09 19:14:20 +0000 2022

This thread is filled with excellent advice, says the person who is currently \(mumblemumble\) late on delivering a manuscript to a very understanding editor. https://twitter.com/lportwoodstacer/status/1512797915273576452

Sat Apr 09 19:17:23 +0000 2022

Replying to @katinalynn and @mattbrimnyc

Really looking forward to talking about it!

Sat Apr 09 19:18:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @jvinopal

I’ve played on two different devices on the same day and gotten different words.

Sun Apr 10 16:07:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @tripleblip

The movie or the party game? Or both?

Sun Apr 10 22:00:51 +0000 2022

Replying to @shannonmattern

Okay, that hypercolor on cars freaks me out. I saw one the other day that was like a rolling sharkskin suit.

Sun Apr 10 22:01:52 +0000 2022

Humanities Commons is committed to openness — which we interpret not just as supporting open access, or as using open-source software, but as working toward open governance. +

Tue Apr 12 15:25:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

In order to support that work, we’re publishing as much about our structures and processes as we can, at https://sustaining.hcommons.org. +

Tue Apr 12 15:25:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

On Sustaining the Commons, you’ll find details about our governance bodies and their meetings, our financial reports, and our technical roadmap. And soon, you’ll find more about our community roadmap as well. +

Tue Apr 12 15:25:28 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

We’d love your thoughts, questions, and ideas. Please contact us and let us know what you’re interested in hearing more about, or in getting involved with!https://sustaining.hcommons.org/contact/

Tue Apr 12 15:25:41 +0000 2022

EMILY!!!! I am *delighted*! And I can’t wait to see what you do, @edrabinski!!! https://twitter.com/ALALibrary/status/1514307830009974796

Wed Apr 13 21:11:34 +0000 2022

This is such a great day. Congratulations all around! https://twitter.com/sharonmleon/status/1514320980671401984

Wed Apr 13 21:12:09 +0000 2022

RT @NEH_ODH: Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grants help organizations fundraise for digital infrastructure.


Wed Apr 13 21:14:07 +0000 2022

I am not sure why I find this quite this hilarious. https://twitter.com/TerribleMaps/status/1514372598146248717

Wed Apr 13 23:15:41 +0000 2022

My most ridiculous current pet peeve: The weather widget on my watch thinks that the day’s high/low temperatures should be literally determined: the highest and lowest temps during the present 12:00am to 11:59pm period.

Thu Apr 14 14:25:56 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

The problem arises with a day like today: it was 63F at midnight, and then the temp dropped to about 39 by 6am. This afternoon it’ll go up to about 52. High today: 63.

Thu Apr 14 14:27:13 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

I mean, literally, yes, the high temperature for the day we describe as April 14 will have been 63 degrees. But when I want to know today’s high, that’s not what I’m asking.

Thu Apr 14 14:28:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Same with lows. If it’s 25F at 12:01am, but only going down to 35F during the night ahead, I want to be told that the overnight low will be 35.

Thu Apr 14 14:29:24 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

It is a small and ridiculous thing, but it irritates me a LOT.

Thu Apr 14 14:29:57 +0000 2022

Replying to @aktange


Thu Apr 14 14:36:36 +0000 2022

Replying to @familyunequal

Yes, definitely: what should I be prepared for?

Thu Apr 14 14:49:02 +0000 2022

Replying to @firegythia

Oh Lyn, I’m so sorry. It’s been so terrible this year. Take care of yourself!

Thu Apr 14 14:55:32 +0000 2022

Replying to @firegythia

I would happily agitate for that.

Thu Apr 14 14:58:32 +0000 2022

The @msulibraries and @meshresearch are hiring a front-end developer! We want someone to help shape the future of our web-based projects. Let me know if you have questions about what it’s like to work with us. https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/510032/information-technologist-i

Thu Apr 14 15:16:27 +0000 2022

I am reminded today that just because a scholar has published amazing social justice focused work does not necessarily mean they’re a human being you want to emulate.

Thu Apr 14 18:18:23 +0000 2022

cc @BatsInLavender https://twitter.com/midwestern_ope/status/1514631792770355210

Thu Apr 14 22:20:29 +0000 2022

It’s like no one has ever watched a movie. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1514735248197750787

Fri Apr 15 11:23:58 +0000 2022

Having been raised a very good Catholic girl, I can state authoritatively that this is nothing short of hilarious. https://twitter.com/Caolanmcaree/status/1514695455082491916

Fri Apr 15 21:10:20 +0000 2022

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2

That was exactly it for me.

Fri Apr 15 21:55:27 +0000 2022

Replying to @electricarchaeo

This is pretty amazing. I’ve got the infoheader template working brilliantly, but for some reason it’s not extracting annotations as expected.

Sun Apr 17 15:58:54 +0000 2022

Replying to @BerondaM

This situation is deeply displeasing.

Mon Apr 18 16:27:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @cplong, @BerondaM, @CALMSU, @MSUHC, @jsalem75 and @mzyw

I am trying to remind myself that today, Tax Day, I am paying for the glories of June in Michigan.

Mon Apr 18 22:18:02 +0000 2022

I am SUUUUUUUPER happy about getting on a plane on Sunday, let me tell you.

Mon Apr 18 22:49:52 +0000 2022

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty and @AvaGlassBooks


Tue Apr 19 20:45:44 +0000 2022

I got fitted for new contact lenses today, and so far, I don’t hate them. It would be lovely to be able to go back to contacts! In other news, I may be in search of a new under-eye cream. And a concealer.

Tue Apr 19 20:50:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Oooooh thank you <3

Tue Apr 19 21:16:44 +0000 2022

RT @finiteeyes: A return to @kfitz's "Generous Thinking", to ideas of care and equity from @Jessifer, to wondering about how to live in a p…

Fri Apr 22 14:16:21 +0000 2022

I just love this. Academia needs more administrations capable of being *this* filled with joy. https://twitter.com/elizabethmunch/status/1517541508718600192

Fri Apr 22 20:44:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @tressiemcphd

You know, if I ever start wishing that I got more recognition or attention or whatever, all I have to do is watch how some people respond to you on here and I can shrink contentedly back into my semi-invisibility. Some people are the worst.

Sun Apr 24 17:14:36 +0000 2022

Bon courage, toutes et tous.

Sun Apr 24 17:25:51 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz


Sun Apr 24 18:06:29 +0000 2022

This… is dismaying. https://twitter.com/samoore_/status/1518214892054249472

Mon Apr 25 04:57:26 +0000 2022

Memory is a strange, strange thing, venticinque anni fa. https://kfitz.info/venticinque-anni-fa/

Mon Apr 25 16:16:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Ahahahahahah it’s not only not 25 years, it’s not 24 either. It’s THIRTY-FOUR YEARS AGO. I am OLD.

Mon Apr 25 16:36:10 +0000 2022

Aside from my inability to do simple math, I'm still pretty tickled with this post. <strike>Venti</strike>Trentacinque Anni Fa. https://kfitz.info/venticinque-anni-fa/

Mon Apr 25 18:24:15 +0000 2022

I am not sure what universe I thought I was in that it seemed a doable thing to hold my last class of the semester remotely from Europe, where the session will begin at 10pm and I haven’t really slept since Saturday.

Mon Apr 25 19:05:01 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Also I think that sentence was written in English, but I cannot be sure.

Mon Apr 25 19:05:45 +0000 2022

This is at the heart of our work for Humanities Commons, not just to avoid the bad billionaire of Twitter, but to prevent the deal with the devil of arXiv. @humcommons https://sustaining.hcommons.org https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/1518692864712056832

Tue Apr 26 05:33:04 +0000 2022