Facebook Posts: Jan 2010

January 2010

JANUARY 31
Scott wrote on Aaron Kleiner’s timeline.
Kleiner’s 40? Damn, that must be a good party. Have a great one.
Scott updated his status.
is happy we got such a strong batch of applications for a PhD stipend in Digital Culture, and hopeful that we’ll see one get past the department committee this year. Best of luck to everyone who applied!
Scott shared a link.
Site For 9/11 Trial Isn’t Its Only Obstacle – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Can’t believe the conservative political posturing going on around the location of the 9/11 trials. Don’t these people ever stop? A salient point from this article; “348 international and domestic terrorists are being held in federal prisons after they were convicted in civilian criminal trials. By contrast, in the eight years since the Bush administration first set up military commissions, only three Guantánamo detainees have been convicted, in part because of legal challenges to the tribunals. Two of the three received modest sentences and are now free.”
JANUARY 29
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“In some places I kind of felt like I was in my high school assembly being lectured by my principal. In others, I felt like he was listening.” — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, on President Obama’s discussion with Republican lawmakers during their Baltimore field trip today.
Scott updated his status.
‘s thoughts turn towards upcoming childbirth, as my wife does the same. Oh man oh man oh man. It will be great, afterwards.
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
That sounds tasty hot.
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Bergen Norway
www.flickr.com
We’re wrapping up the collection of new photos for the Implementation book this week. We now have legible photos of all 240 stickers in situ around the world. We’ll still add new photos to the collection online, though we’re going to start layout of the book after the 1st. Any implementers out there who have sticker photos from the latest round, please send them in this weekend if you can.

Alyson DeLaney posted something via Yearbook.
JANUARY 28
Scott updated his status.
just watched the State of the Union address. Is it just me, or did most of the Republicans seem shifty-eyed and somehow *ashamed*, as if they had just lifted a pack of candy cigarettes from the 7-11 and were hoping that their parents didn’t find out?
Scott updated his status.
J.D. Salinger is dead, phonies.
Scott updated his status.
damn pipe burst in the basement this morning, a couple days after the washing machine broke. Didn’t damage much of our stuff, but we own 40% of any repairs made to the building. I just realized our insurance policy has a $1000 deductible. Good news, I got like 400 experience points in Household, the actual reality game.
Scott wrote on Barbara Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy Anniversary. Glad you’re getting some nice weather in before your Norway winter experience.
JANUARY 27
Scott wrote on Scott Hermanson’s timeline.
Steve Jobs’ iPhone is way bigger than mine. WTF?
Scott updated his status.
purchased a new washing machine and a freezer, earning still more domesticity points, enabling me to level up yet again in Household, the actual reality game (TM). I am now a level-39 family man, with cooking skills and proficiencies in diaper changing and appliance acquisition.
Scott posted something via mobile.
was able to walk all the way from front door to bus-stop without slipping on ice for first time in months. Thanks, rain!
Scott updated his status.
failed to fix a broken washing machine, but it is now a level broken washing machine.
JANUARY 26
Scott updated his status.
just voted via absentee ballot in the Illinois primaries. And I’ll be voting against any tea partiers, anarcho-terrorists, or grumpy old pawns who try to stand in the way of American recovery, human rights, and progress in the general election.
Scott wrote on Julie Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy birthday Aunt Julie — gratulerer med dagen!
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Tea Party Disputes Take Toll on Convention – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
What if you had a convention of right wing anarchists and nobody came?
Scott updated his status.
Chemical Ali is dead. Another name to cross off the list. Remind me not to name my kid “Chemical Ali.” It just wouldn’t work out well for the kid. I’m not even sure how you’d pronounce that in Norwegian.
JANUARY 24
Scott updated his status.
loves the smell of red beans and rice bubbling on the stove.
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Implementation Bergen from Google & Flickr created by imapflickr.com
imapflickr.com
A Google map mashup of geotagged Implementation photos from Bergen. Explore the sticker novel while you explore Bergen and vice-versa.
JANUARY 22
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Burger King Rolls Out The Beer Barrel
www.npr.org
Scott updated his status.
Emboldened by the new powers granted them by the US Supreme Court and responding to consumer needs for convenient intoxicants in light of the prolonged recession, American fast food establishments have taken the once-unthinkable measure of adding domestic beer to their menus . . . .
Scott updated his status.
A tea partier is elected to the US senate and the stock market sinks 5% and now I don’t want to assign blame, but
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Place: Bergen, Norway
www.flickr.com
Implementation Bergen: new sticker novel photos uploaded and geotagged from Bergen, Norway.
Scott wrote on Megan Rettberg Smith’s timeline.
Happy birthday, Megan. Dinner at Kampai the next time we’re in town.
Scott updated his status.
Entitlement = the assumption that you do not owe any portion of your earnings to the society which has made them possible.
JANUARY 21
Scott updated his status.
Will probably vote for the Google/Apple slate over the Fox/Halliburton slate in the next election.
Scott updated his status.
Ack — hit by a craplication — don’t hit the “photo tags” link if you get it from me. One of those malware things. I think it just forwards the bug to others on your friend list.
JANUARY 20
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Bill Moyers & Thomas Frank: How America’s Demented Politics Let the GOP Off the Hook for Their Giant
www.alternet.org
“Conservatives talk about government failure all the time, constantly.
And conservatives, when they’re in power deliver government failure.” –Thomas Frank
Scott updated his status.
trying to decide whether it’s worth renewing my membership in the MLA or whether I should just send some extra money to the ELO instead.
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New York Times to Charge Frequent Readers of Web Site – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
NY Times is going to start charging online. I suppose this is one of the few sites I might be willing to pay a little bit to read. But it would have to be a little.
Scott updated his status.
sea change in the American political landscape — Republican party to shift from “sandbagging” to “teabagging” in gridlocking tactics.
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Place: Indianapolis, Indiana
www.flickr.com
Implementation Indiana: new sticker novel photos from Indianapolis by Aric Maddux and John Russell.
Scott updated his status.
what a dark day for Massachusetts, trodding all over Ted Kennedy’s legacy and possibly poisoning America’s best chance at health care reform.
Scott updated his status.
I need to get me one them gas masks with an oxygen canister. I still have coldish symptoms and a sore throat from our last toxic death cloud, and the smog is coming back to Bergen tomorrow morning. I can already taste the nitrous oxide.
JANUARY 19
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Place: Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.flickr.com
Implementation Slovenia: a beautiful, extensive set of sticker novel photos from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, by Jaka Zeleznkar and Suncan Stone.
Scott updated his status.
More snow? Really? I used to like snow.
Scott wrote on Synnøve Kleive’s timeline.
Happy Birthday!
JANUARY 18
Scott updated his status.
bummed to hear that UiB is discontinuing the guest researcher program, which has been great for us as we have built the program in digital culture, funding extended visits by Stuart Moulthrop last year and Roderick Coover this coming spring. I hope the cut is temporary, so that we we will be able to bring more researchers to UiB in the future. The program really helped to liven our research environment.
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Place: End of the Oregon Trail, Oregon City, Oregon
www.flickr.com
Manifest Implementation: stickers at the end of the Oregon Trail. New photos from an abandoned historical tourist attraction in Oregon CIty, Oregon, contributed by Trevor Dodge.
Scott updated his status.
whipping up waffles for the digital culture orientation / meet and greet.
JANUARY 16
Scott updated his status.
gone stickering.
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Place: Devon, England
www.flickr.com
Implementation Devon: new Implementation photos from J.R. Carpenter. Implementation on the pastures and footpaths of Devon, England.
JANUARY 15
Scott wrote on Cynthia Nitz Ris’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, Cynthia! Gratulerer med dagen! Holy smokes, you just turned 39? That means I can drive next year!
Scott updated his status.
Just got in my proposals for the 2010 elo:ai conference (due today, heads up to all you other e-lit slackers).
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Place: Dundalk, Ireland
www.flickr.com
Implementation Ireland: Implementation photos from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, by Michael J. Maguire.
JANUARY 14
Scott updated his status.
I like Bergen more the longer I live here — the city is responding to a serious pollution problem with some serious measures — shutting down garages in the center and allowing auto traffic on alternate days by license plate number. It will cause some inconvenience, but it will make the air easier to breathe.
Scott updated his status.
I have spent hours tagging photographs of stickers with metadata. How do I talk myself into these projects?
Scott wrote on J R de Plume’s timeline.
This means you’re stickering? Hooray!
Scott updated his status.
home sick, feelin shabby.
JANUARY 13
Scott shared a link.

The Hyperliterature Exchange
www.hyperex.co.uk
Very
nice tribute by Edward Picot to Millie Niss, a new media writer and
artist who died in November at the age of 36. Her work was “Oulipoems”
was published in the Electronic LIterature Collection, Volume 1. Jill
and I spent some time with her at the trAce Incubation Conference in

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Scott updated his status.
Due to weather conditions, geography, and car-centric civic planning, Bergen is currently one of the most polluted cities in Europe. The rain usually takes care of our car problem, but after a couple of unusually cold winter months and almost no rain, our air is nasty stuff. I say close the parking garages and triple the tolls until air quality improves. We need to make it inconvenient to drive.
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Place: Chicago
www.flickr.com
Implementation Chicago: new Implementation photos from Judd Morrissey in Chicago.
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Place: Australia
www.flickr.com
Implementation Australia: new Implementation photos from Jason Nelson in Gold Coast and Brisbane, Australia.
JANUARY 12
Scott updated his status.
Future press conference called during the Sarah and Blago show on Fox News: “I just want to apologize to Sarah for referring to her as ‘you ignorant so and so . . . and I’m not even gonna mention the expletive I just used equating Sarah with a lady of the night. It was bad, bad, bad but the b– whoops there I go again she was casting dispersions upon my hairdo. I’m just a regular guy journalist, Sarah.
Scott updated his status.
Sarah Palin signs to Fox News. Finally, a sign that Fox is getting really serious about tackling this journalism thing in a fair and balanced way. Now if they could only get some teabaggers to cover the international news.
Scott posted something via mobile.
I was just blowing air rings while waiting for the bus. Colder and colder. Soon we’ll be spitting ice cubes.
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Millioner til elektronisk litteratur :: UiB
www.uib.no
Hey how about that — electronic literature on the front page of the university website?
Scott updated his status.
Message in the morning email: central heating blew a pipe. Your office is a meat locker. Guess I’m working at home today.
JANUARY 10
Scott updated his status.
The “Female Tribute to Tom Waits” collection, in spite of its sort of uninspired functionalist title — I might have gone with something like “Bra Full of Bourbon”, is really good.
JANUARY 9
Scott updated his status.
Late stage pregnancy cravings: I think Jill just asked me to make her a peaches and eggplant salad. We have neither, but I offered her some cheddar cheese.
Scott updated his status.
Smog alert in Bergen: The air tastes like a piney Los Angeles. Went for a ten minute walk and feel like I just smoked a pack of pine-tar cigarettes.
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Strategy – Faculty – The Case of the Vanishing Full-Time Professor – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Here’s a disturbing stat: only 27 percent of college instructors in the US are full-time and tenured.
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Top 50 Albums of 2009 / The Hype Machine
hypem.com
Wow hey that’s cool the top 50 albums of 2009 according to bloggers, streaming in their entirety.
Scott updated his status.
bought the Flaming Lips Dark Side of the Moon on impulse. I like it. Flaming Lips and Henry Rollins recording Dark Side of the Moon. Even if its crap I like it.
JANUARY 8
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
Sure, your iPhone looks whole, but are you sure they haven’t taken its soul?
JANUARY 7
Scott updated his status.
Jessica is now asleep for the first time in her “big girl bed” that we put together today.
Scott shared a link.
Flickr: Explore implementation’s photos on the map
www.flickr.com
Experimenting with geotagging implementation photos in Bergen. Pretty cool way to see the stickers.
Scott posted something via mobile.
Happy to see a little civic action yield results.
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Place: Packanack Lake, New Jersey
www.flickr.com
New Implementation photos from Albert Min in Packanack Lake, New Jersey.
JANUARY 7
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
You two celebrate month anniversaries from when you started dating? with obscure screenplays no less. I think you shall soon be with child and celebrate monthversaries no more.
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Book Destruction | Book Recycling
www.book-destruction.com
Via Tim Wright: where your best ideas may go once they do not sell. 100% destruction guaranteed.
Scott wrote on Aurora Goga’s timeline.
Aurora, I just joined this awesome group in favor of NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY IN NORWAY but full days on Saturdays and half days on Sundays, with individual tutoring in Latin on Sunday.
Scott posted something via mobile.
Norwegians are shockingly bad at ice removal.
Scott updated his status.
Teaching duties start today. Students arrive like the swallows returning to Capistrano. Professors like weary monks clutch their satchels of breadcrumbs and look to the skies.
JANUARY 5
Scott updated his status.
just received a christmas card from the US postmarked Dec. 4, which gives me hope that a christmas package sent from the US later that week may yet arrive.
JANUARY 4
Scott shared a link.
HERA Humanities in the European Research Area – 2009 Call
www.heranet.info
The other HERA-funded projects have been announced – looks like an interesting group of projects.
Scott updated his status.
struggling to fire up engines back at work. Will cook another post-holiday turkey tonight. Turkey was irresistably discounted after Xmas.
Scott shared a link.
Scott Rettberg » Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: €1.000.0
retts.net
Some details about ELMCIP, the research project I will be directing 2010-2013.
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implementation’s photostream
www.flickr.com
New implementation photos from San Antonio, Paris, Compiegne, and Bergen.
Scott updated his status.
Avatar was cool from a technological perspective, but it made my eyes hurt. Three hours of 3D was a lot on my peepers.
JANUARY 3
Scott updated his status.
kinda happy about a new sound system. That makes me sound like a consumer. But yippeekayay hound dog I haven’t purchased new speakers in ages and they have improved the technology. I can’t believe Jill agreed that we should get this system. I was already in love with my wife. Now I believe that she has wisdom.
JANUARY 2
Scott updated his status.
Some mere needles remain of Christmas past.
JANUARY 1
Scott updated his status.
11:36pm
A final toast to the Christmas tree, shedding needles since Christmas day, tinder dry and drooping, awaiting its final disposition. My hacksaw awaits thee.

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