Facebook Posts: Sep 2010

September 2010

SEPTEMBER 30
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Sep 30, 2010 10:42pm
Benjamin Scott digging the Sinatra.
Scott wrote on Emily Courtney’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
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We just booked tickets to come home to Chicago for my 40th Bday — totally irresponsible financial decision, but I didn’t want to go a year without seeing my family and friends back home.
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Osama Bin Laden, Fidel Castro, and Dick Cheney get onto a bus . . . (opening line of a joke I haven’t written yet about people who are living even though you think they probably
Scott wrote on Live Writers’s timeline.
Beware the dead writers, they are legion.
Scott wrote on Clark Nelson’s timeline.
Your hair be wicked.
SEPTEMBER 29
Scott wrote on Stephanie Siddens’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
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House Passes 9/11 Health Care Bill – NYTimes.com
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160 Republicans voted against health care for 9/11 emergency workers. I thought they were the party of 9/11.
SEPTEMBER 27
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Looking forward to heading up to Tromsø next week — my first trip north of the Arctic circle.
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Baby likes Jimmi Hendrix.
SEPTEMBER 26
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Why is it that accidents occur most frequently on the day after I have mopped the floors?
SEPTEMBER 24
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
I defriended you because your daughter kept facebook spamming me about some fucking modeling competition. This made me realize that our friendship had exceeded its limits.
Scott wrote on Bob Geise’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, Bob! Be extravagant.
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Happy birthday to Jill! I love you.
Scott wrote on Jill Walker Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
SEPTEMBER 21
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A great day at the Electronic Literature Communities seminar today — excellent presentations, and a great start to ELMCIP.
SEPTEMBER 17
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The Tax-Cut Racket
www.nytimes.com
Republicans are trying to hold the middle class hostage for the sake of the richest Americans.
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Today Digital Culture at UiB is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The teaching group has changed names and curricula twice in that period: from something called EDB for Humanista originally, to Humanistic Informatics in 1995, to Digital Culture two years ago. So today we’ll eat cake.
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Back Story: Think of the Miners – Newsweek
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SEPTEMBER 16
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Primary Day 2010: The Tea Party’s Snarl
www.nytimes.com
The new faces of the Republican party. Nuttier than two fruitcakes.
SEPTEMBER 15
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In the Real World of Work and Wages, Trickle-Down Theories Don’t Hold Up – New York Times
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Some thoughts on trickle down for Republican aficionados of a bankrupt theory.
SEPTEMBER 14
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They came by and installed blinds in my office while I was teaching! Just this morning I was thinking how much I hated those 1970s-era curtains. This is the most exciting thing to happen to my work environment since I got a decent chair four years ago.
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What became of the meat dress after the show? Was it eaten by adoring fans? Dropped off at a homeless shelter? Privately consumed? Left for flies? Encased in plasticine and donated to a museum?
SEPTEMBER 13
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Bad Economy Drives Down American Arms Sales
www.nytimes.com
File under: sometimes bad news is good news.
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Up late working on the Implementation book, which is about 93% finished. Really looking forward to sending the prototype off to the printer. Adam Richer has done a great job with layouts. Can’t wait to see it in print.
SEPTEMBER 12
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Poster for the Bergen Electronic Literature Communities Seminar | ELMCIP
www.elmcip.net
A downloadable version of the poster for our upcoming ELMCIP seminar.
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Bergen Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities, Sept 20-21, 2010 | ELMCIP
www.elmcip.net
We’ll have a full few days in Bergen, learning about electronic literature and new media art communties, Sept 20-21.
SEPTEMBER 11
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I had a change of heart and decided not to participate in “international burn an outdated college texbook that I have been carting around for twenty years for no explicable reason” day because God told me to stop. He suggested that I might someday need to brush up on my trigonometry.
SEPTEMBER 10
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The Original Human PAC-MAN Performance by Guillaume Reymond
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will take part in the upcoming “international burn an outdated college texbook that I have been carting around for twenty years for no explicable reason” day, because it’s the right thing to do, and because I’ve never actually burned a book, even those I despised, and it now occurs to me that it is just a renewable energy resource taking up space there on my shelf.
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I would like to announce that in exchange for Pastor Jones’s agreement not to burn a copy of my unpublished poems, I have consented to not move forward with my plan to build a tiny mosque in my entertainment center. I might go ahead and build a tiny mosque in my kitchen cupboard, but I recognize the controversy that my decision to build a tiny mosque right next to the TV set has caused, and want to do what is right.
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Military Seeks to Buy 10,000 Copies of Book of Secrets
www.nytimes.com
DoD successfully intervenes in Koran burning day, but has to offer up 10,000 copies of some other book instead.
SEPTEMBER 8
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When I’m Sixty-Four – John Denver
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Happy Birthday, Mom!
Scott wrote on Barbara Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, Mom!
SEPTEMBER 6
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Flights to Australia rebooked. It’s not like we got a great deal, but we did finally defeat the Expedia corporate machine. They allowed us to rebook our flights according to Air France’s rules and penalties. Viva Air France! Viva Attorney General of Washington State!
Scott wrote on Noah Wardrip-Fruin’s timeline.
Just read your essay “Five elements of digital literature” in Reading Moving Letters — very nice, concise framework with good explanations & examples. I’ll use it with my students.
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RiTa
www.rednoise.org
Spent some insomnia / baby waking sleep disorder time last night looking more closedly into RiTa, Daniel Howe’s java/Processing tool kit for generative electronic literature I saw demoed at ELO/AI. A great development project — looking forward to carving some time to play with it.
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I not only did my taxes, but I also opened Benjamin’s 529, thus completing my todo list for April 2010.
SEPTEMBER 5
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Finally did my 2009 US tax returns, just a few months late. Sort of a silly exercise, given that I owe nothing because I already pay plenty of tax to Norway — but it did clue me into to how much less I earned in 2009 than in 2008 in dollar terms. Leave it to the IRS depress you even when you don’t owe them a cent.
SEPTEMBER 4
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Just got a call from Expedia corporate. The letter from the State of Washington Attorney General caught their attention, and senior management is now involved. The person I talked with acknowledged that errors had been made, and they are going to attempt to fix our itinerary Monday. I’ll believe it when I see it, but for now, I am holding off work on fightxpedia.info, the domain I purchased yesterday.
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enjoyed a BBQ rib evening with Jill and the kids and Patricia, our new PhD stipendiat, Elisabeth, my MA student and ELMCIP researcher, Stein Magne, who is developing the ELMCIP platform, and his partner Jessica, who is doing research on slowing global warming through a better understanding of the relationship between algae blooms and the viruses that kill them.
SEPTEMBER 3
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Yay! I got my iPhone back. I didn’t realize the psychological effects of detethering until I suffered them — a hot crowded train with music is immeasurably better than a hot crowded train without.
SEPTEMBER 2
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“I understand that you are but a small cog in a massive corporate machine and I want you to understand that my anger is in no way directed at you. Can you connect me to a bigger cog more deserving of my wrath, please?”
Scott wrote on Talan Memmott’s timeline.
yr cmptr scks!
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Expedia still sucks. And are complete idiots for enraging my wife by screwing us over on travel arrangements for her to keynote a journalist’s conference in Australia. Guess which company’s deceptive Web business practices will be featured in the discussion?
SEPTEMBER 1
Scott wrote on William Gillespie’s timeline.
Happy Bidet!

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