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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-29

  • @samplereality Don't forget the need to avoid scam salesman and the hell of picking your Medicare option. in reply to samplereality #
  • @ryancordell Where's the link about the scholarship? in reply to ryancordell #
  • Everyone else is in bed. Guess it's time to get grading. #sigh #
  • Home again, home again. Jiggity jig. #
  • Kids are determined to *not* go to sleep tonight at Grandma's house. #vacationsarent #
  • @jbj Post that to @profhacker! in reply to jbj #
  • A journey of 350 miles ends with a single 3-year old throwing up chocolate milk all over himself and his car seat. #
  • The journey of 350 miles starts with a dead battery. #
  • I really miss having a department staff person who would order my desk copies for me. #firstworldproblems #
  • Car has been vacuumed. Now to pack. #
  • All right. Got a number of things done this afternoon. Helps when you don't have 4 classes to teach. Now to go home. #
  • MGMT's full-length just showed up on @emusic. Too bad only the first track is interesting: http://bit.ly/8OmQph. #
  • @mattthomas I agree with some games. But it needs to ramp up _slow_. Like PopCap's @PlantsvsZombies. But Mario Kart does not do that. in reply to mattthomas #
  • @ryancordell Exactly what I had suspected they would have. Wind Waker makes great use of in-game training. None of these others did tho. in reply to ryancordell #
  • @michaelwillits You were making the check out to me. in reply to michaelwillits #
  • @digitalcampus I like the irregulars, but you need to work on their mic levels. @jenhoward was almost impossibly quiet on # 47. #
  • RT @dancohen: RT @pseudonymTrevor: RT @melissaterras 3 jobs in the new UCL Centre for Digital Humanites: http://bit.ly/86ODRS @dhnow #
  • @therefore How do you get them all up there? in reply to therefore #
  • @micahvandegrift @kueblerwolf In a good way. I had predicted 50%. in reply to micahvandegrift #
  • Totally shocked at the average 77% attendance in my two sections this morning. #
  • @benmiller314 See, that's just it. I didn't know that about Smash Bros. My assumption from other fighting games was that it wld be complex. in reply to benmiller314 #
  • Wondering how many of my students will be here today. I'm guessing about 50%. #
  • @mattthomas While I agree philosophically, in practice I've found that to be a very dissatisfying way to play complex games like Smash Bros. in reply to mattthomas #
  • @jcmeloni I had Invisible Shield for my Creative Zen Vision:M. Worked great. Good replacement policy too. in reply to jcmeloni #
  • @ebellempire Thanks for the tip. Will check these out. Working with a 6 year-old and a 3 yo who just watches and mashes buttons. in reply to ebellempire #
  • For those that want to know: the solution for (some) game manuals is at http://bit.ly/7dYaP1. It had 4 of the 5 I wanted. Thanks, @Trynant. #
  • @Trynant THAT'S IT!! Thanks. I was trying too specific searches, I think. in reply to Trynant #
  • @BenRobertson It's nostalgia for my own childhood. I never started playing anything until I had devoured the manual. in reply to BenRobertson #
  • Games are Super Mario Sunshine, Smash Bros. Melee, Paper Mario, Mario Power Tennis, and Mario Kart Double Dash. #
  • @BenRobertson I've seen some of those. It's a possibility. Still, would love the full-color experience. in reply to BenRobertson #
  • Need help: bought kids 5 Gamecube games on eBay w/o manuals for Xmas. Thought I'd be able to find PDFs online easily. Not so. Suggestions? #
  • All right, ACLS. You have all of my stuff. I'd like to win that fellowship now. kthxbai. #jobmarket #
  • Time to face the facts and start #grading these World Lit exams. #
  • @emusic Can you tell me if you'll be getting Lake Heartbeat anytime soon. I need more of my Service fix! #
  • The @chronicle provides late advice for making your #jobmarket application stand out: http://bit.ly/8KgtIs. #
  • @boonebgorges I consider myself a 1337 h00t3rs connosieur. Not everyone is that. in reply to boonebgorges #
  • .@emusic calls The Strokes *Is This It* the best album of the decade that they carry. It's good, but it's not that good. #
  • @boonebgorges You've started a h00t3rs list, no doubt? in reply to boonebgorges #
  • Awesome. I know what I'll be doing March 24th. The xx and jj are going to be playing a show together in Atlanta. #music http://bit.ly/6CP3Uf #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-22

  • I just realized that we had a Friday the 13th this month. And I missed it. Phooey. #
  • Just ordered TOC, a new-media novel: http://bit.ly/5Uw8Go. Maybe I could work it into Media Theory next semester. #
  • Do any of my tweeps have experience with the Droid Eris yet? #
  • Sick and grumpy. #
  • Left the room and one of my kids decided to download The Twilight Sad's new album from @emusic. At least he has good taste. #
  • I don't mind people who protect their tweets following me. But I'll never follow you back. And thus, you lose a chance for dialogue. #
  • @amndw2 Preach it! in reply to amndw2 #
  • @DelaneyKirk Good morning from Atlanta. Twitter's been my most important teaching and research tool in the last 18 months. in reply to DelaneyKirk #
  • .@jasonrhody @nowviskie @foundhistory In this #jobmarket, people just need ideas for doing things differently How to market selves. #alt-ac in reply to jasonrhody #
  • @jasonrhody Those who have seem like they've made a lucky break or connection, but that can't always be true. in reply to jasonrhody #
  • @jasonrhody How to find jobs. Academia programs you to move toward *one* job. It's hard imagining getting out. in reply to jasonrhody #
  • @samplereality Same here. Great Greasmonkey script. in reply to samplereality #
  • All right: I've sent off a pesky application for a marvelous post-doc. What else can I do? Another application? Why not? #jobmarket #
  • @barbarahui Thanks, but I'm sorry you didn't get one. We can still hang out though. I won't shun you. 😉 in reply to barbarahui #
  • @nowviskie We just need more signposts helping us get there! Some of us are trying! in reply to nowviskie #
  • Dear guy across from me: I fully support eating in libraries. I also fully support your not smacking your lips so much. #
  • @dekkerd Since I'm in Atlanta, iPhone does well, I believe. in reply to dekkerd #
  • @boonebgorges Why not? in reply to boonebgorges #
  • @jbj Unemployed? I can do that anywhere. in reply to jbj #
  • Dear world: I'm moving to a new phone contract soon. Considering AT&T and Verizon. iPhone or Droid are possibilities. Persuade me. #
  • Of course, this good news screws up the layout of my CV quite a bit. #firstworldproblems #
  • Just found out that I got a travel award to #MLA09! #jobmarket #
  • RT @dancohen: Terrific guide from the MLA: "The Evaluation of Digital Work": http://tr.im/FnmL #
  • @acavender Not Notre Dame. North Dakota. That's a wide street. in reply to acavender #
  • I'm not sure what Autumn would feel like without The Clientele to listen to. #music #
  • @loriemerson No. I want to sharpen the edges and use it as a lethal weapon. http://bit.ly/40VSxk in reply to loriemerson #
  • @loriemerson Mail it to me! in reply to loriemerson #
  • @jcmeloni Natch. in reply to jcmeloni #
  • @LookBackMaps "Hemingway." in reply to LookBackMaps #
  • Writing a #jobmarket letter for a job where I'm facing off against @jcmeloni. If they pick the best geek, she'll win. #
  • Checked this week's job list. Not only are there no jobs for me, but there's only one listed. (Granted, it's late in the season) #jobmarket #
  • @eetempleton I don't either, but that's one paper that you don't have to grade, right? in reply to eetempleton #
  • Trying a new coffee shop today. Just couldn't handle the idea of the library where I typically work. #firstworldproblems #
  • Bon Iver and a game of Ticket to Ride. Pretty good evening. #
  • @markgammon I almost always eat lunch around 2pm. But that's because I always worry I'll get hungry in the afternoon if I eat earlier. in reply to markgammon #
  • @ryancordell Congrats. Hope there's more to come. in reply to ryancordell #
  • Am increasinlgy feeling sick. Think that I'll blame Tristero. #
  • You all are right: I heard them mentioning the special introduction. Oh well. Thought I was among subversives for a minute. #
  • Voice failure is imminent #
  • @captain_primate No. For some reason I felt like bookmarking my commute with Tweets this morning. #
  • A group of students is outside Clemson's library passing out copies of Darwin's *Origin of Species*. Reverse proselytizing? #
  • Commute is over. #
  • Commute starts now. #
  • The most common thing that my students are saying in their blog posts about Pynchon is that he must be laughing at us. #
  • @jcmeloni I'm moving to either AT&T or Verizon in a month. And I'm eyeing two popular smart phones. in reply to jcmeloni #
  • @barbarahui Hell yes. Digital Humanities is all about giving humanists multiple authorships and publications, like in sciences. Isn't it? in reply to barbarahui #
  • @dancohen You mean something like a timeline tutorial? in reply to dancohen #
  • @amandafrench Just open another tab on your brain! in reply to amandafrench #
  • @jcmeloni You have a Droid? I demand a review. #
  • @dancohen Please leave something for the rest of us to do, Dan. 😉 in reply to dancohen #
  • Just finished Lot 49 for the umpteenth time. The last two chapters are really, really hard. Every time. #
  • @BenRobertson @Interfolio makes it clear to schools that the transcripts they forward *are* official and haven't been in my dirty hands. in reply to BenRobertson #
  • @BenRobertson Undergrad transcripts arent so bad since I had them sent to @Interfolio. It's just one more piece of paper now w/no extra cost #
  • A job I've applied to forgot to mention ithat they wanted letters of recommendation. Meaning I have to pay twice to mail stuff. #jobmarket #
  • Okay. Two #jobmarket applications done and on the way. Time to move to a library and do some #classprep. #
  • @eetempleton I reject your essentialist reading of the #jobmarket. I'm only in interested in emancipated universities that ask *me* out. in reply to eetempleton #
  • Do lit students from the UK ever come on short study abroad programs to the US? Where would they go? What would they see? #
  • It's frustrating applying to great schools with beautiful campuses since I know the odds. #jobmarket #
  • @jcmeloni Yes. Jamaica. See you there! in reply to jcmeloni #
  • Going to pound out a job application or two and then move to someplace warmer. #jobmarket #
  • Starbucks has vomited Christmas all over. Aren't there Thanksgiving coffees they can be hocking me? #
  • RT @billwolff: @jamesmb: Help! Am running a seminar & want to show how far a tweet can go. We're in Devon, UK. Pls RT! #charitysm #
  • Just listened to @digitalcampus talking about interfaces with @sramsay and @bryanalexander. Surprised no one mentioned the Magic Mouse. #
  • @samplereality See also "Garden of Forking Paths." in reply to samplereality #
  • @boonebgorges I'll start calling you "The Manager." in reply to boonebgorges #
  • @GeorgeOnline Tell it to the adjuncts! #bloodyrevolution in reply to GeorgeOnline #
  • I don't think I'm sick, but I'm feeling some major-infection level lethargy. Too bad I've got miles to go, etc., etc. #
  • I think this library needs to invest in some Herman Miller-esque lumbar support. These chairs are killing me. #
  • Just read Garden of Forking paths for tomorrow's World Lit class. Wondering how many students will need Advil. #
  • @sarahaloe Yeah, that was a pretty harsh day for me too. in reply to sarahaloe #
  • @boonebgorges What happened to H00ters? in reply to boonebgorges #
  • If I've made all the grades thus far in the semester available and you have the syllabus, *you* work out if you can get a C still. #
  • My newest post at @profhacker on "Hacking" students' participation on evaluations is up at http://bit.ly/2UnfrW. #

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At Prof. Hacker: Getting the Most out of Evaluations

Just a quick note to say that I have a new post up at Prof. Hacker on getting your students to play along effectively with your course evaluations.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-15

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08

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