# 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…

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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Sheesh.

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

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

Congratulations!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Really looking forward to talking about it!

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

The movie or the party game? Or both?

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

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. +

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

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. +

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

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

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

@bishopmuseum…

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Exactly!

Yes, definitely: what should I be prepared for?

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

I would happily agitate for that.

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

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.

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

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

That was exactly it for me.

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

This situation is deeply displeasing.

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

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

SUPER. EXCITED.

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.

Oooooh thank you <3

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…

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.

Bon courage, toutes et tous.

Phew.

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

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

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/

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.