Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-31

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-30

  • What with this being the first time I have had Internet access since yesterday afternoon, I feel a little out of it. #
  • It took us 6 hours to get back to the city this afternoon. The NYS Thruway and old Route 17 are both still closed. #
  • @christiepooh We will hopefully be able to drive back today, depending on the decline in flooding between here and #NYC #
  • Still no Internet or cable. NYSEG and VERIZON have done a great job maintaining their services. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-29

  • We have not had cable nor Internet since late afternoon. Wish Time Warner were as good as NYSEG! #
  • Watching the news, and they said the NYS Thruway is closed, along with NY Rte. 17, both due to flooding. Thus, no back to #NYC for me yet. #
  • @NSRiazat Thankfully the hurricane is gone, though now the winds outside are vicious #Irene #
  • @savasavasava Yes, definately re-confirm your flight if it is scheduled into #NYC tomorrow. #
  • @NSRiazat @EmmaBurnettx Will look to see you next time #phdchat #meetup #
  • The power has been going off for 2-5 seconds and then right back on. Been happening for about 20 minutes and no idea why #NYSEG #
  • @DrGarcia Yes, I heard a good amount of CT has power loss. #
  • @NSRiazat Too bad you will not be able to join us @sarahthesheepu #phdchat #meetup #
  • @sarahthesheepu Thanks for tracking the attendees of the LONDON #phdchat #meetup for the purpose of the reservation. #
  • @MisaimedBrain Most excellent; lots of interesting people to meet F2F #phdchat #meetup #
  • For the LONDON #phdchat #meetup, so far expecting @sarahthesheepu @Eingang @OwhyOwhy @JeffreyKeefer @martin_eve @OrgMotivation @JaneDavis13 #
  • @martin_eve @OwhyOwhy Great! I believe @sarahthesheepu is tracking the reservation, as I believe there are 7 of us now #phdchat #
  • @ianrobsons Yes, I am flying in for the event (along with BERA and supervisor meetings!) #phdchat #
  • @martin_eve @OwhyOwhy Of course! The LONDON #phdchat #meetup is on Sat 3 Sept at 7.00pm at in Bloomsbury. #
  • Wow, they just said the airports will not be up and running until tomorrow. #
  • @vigdissj December is not that far away! #
  • @vigdissj Alas, there are few times to not be able to think about research. Perhaps I have passed that researcher identity threshold? #
  • Listening to @WNYC now and they are reporting that some areas in NJ will be without power for at least 7 days. What century are we in? #
  • @damian613 Excellent weathering of #Irene hope the worst is behind us in the Western Catskills. #
  • @vigdissj Phew. Has been steady power for about 2 hours now, so about to re-engage in my research. How is yours coming along? #
  • @ModernDruidBlog Do you have a lot around the house? #
  • @ModernDruidBlog Did any come down yet? #
  • @JaneDavis13 @DebbieHolley1 Thanks for the RT for the LONDON #phdchat #meetup on 3 Sept at 7.00 pm. #
  • @betsyweber Let's hope the worst is past; thanks for the far-away check-in. #Irene #
  • @christiepooh @AndyRKett I will look into that one the next time I need to book something; thanks for the recommendations. #
  • @DrGarcia Thanks; will take about a week off from research when I return from the UK; will probably be thinking about it then anyway. #
  • @NYSEandG Let's hope it they will all be able to continue smoothly and without incident! #NYSEG #
  • @ModernDruidBlog Hopefully the storm will pass you without incident and with power. #
  • @vigdissj Thanks! The more I see about this hurricane, the more I am glad we left the city for it. Bad weather here, but not as bad #Irene #
  • @vigdissj @JaneDavis13 @kiwicito @be_b Thanks for the well wishes during the hurricane. Seems to be a bit of a pause in #Irene now #
  • With the power back on, we filled up a bunch of glass containers with water, made coffee, took showers, and the like. Hope it now remains on #
  • We had horrible rains this morning and a lot of wind over night, though seems to be a bit of a pause now. #
  • Hats off to #NYSEG our power company – they seem to be working very hard to maintain the utility. #
  • We have lost power and had it restored 4 times since 6:30 this morning, due undoubtedly to Hurricane Irene. It is on now, so a few Tweets #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-28

  • @JaneDavis13 Be great if you can join us for the #phdchat LONDON #meetup on 3 Sept @OrgMotivation @OwhyOwhy @sarahthesheepu @Eingang #
  • Can't wait to meet @OwhyOwhy @sarahthesheepu @OrgMotivation @Eingang at the #phdchat #meetup on Sat 3 Sept at 7.00pm at #
  • Want to join us for a LONDON #phdchat #meetup on Sat 3 Sept at 7.00pm at in Bloomsbury? Please RT. #
  • @OwhyOwhy @7pm Excellent! #phdchat #
  • @sarahthesheepu @OwhyOwhy @OrgMotivation @Eingang Excellent! #
  • @OwhyOwhy @sarahthesheepu @OrgMotivation @Eingang Yes, that's it. Great idea about booking for 6. Mention to the group as well! #
  • @klbz All the best with it; I am in the Western Catskills now. #
  • @ai1sa @bigkebabman Wow, those must be huge image sizes then. #
  • @ai1sa @francesbell Fantastic assistance! I have never learned to navigate that. #
  • @christiepooh @AndyRKett Wonderful! Never comfortable with those sites. Don't they have limitations and you cannot see it before booking? #
  • @klbz Are you in a hurricane zone? #
  • @sarahthesheepu @OwhyOwhy @OrgMotivation @Eingang Can't find the link to the pub we talked about visiting next Sat at 7:00. Anybody have it? #
  • @AndyRKett Good to know somebody finds something useful with one of those sites; I have never had much luck with travel sites. #
  • @kiwicito @aeratcliffe Sounds good, so will come soon onto my machine, I am sure. #
  • @dbaQ8 Got it; small world. #
  • @gavatron Good for you; I wish I would have ridden my bike more this year. That will be a primary focus when I return from my trip. #
  • @AndyRKett How did you get it so cheaply? #
  • @christiepooh Yuck. #
  • @dbaQ8 Will do! Is that where you are from? #
  • @francesbell @ai1sa You mean there are other sorts of funding besides self?!?! #
  • @snurb_dot_info @jeanburgess Thank you! #
  • @dbaQ8 @aeratcliffe Goodness, that does not sound like a smooth #Lion upgrade experience. #
  • @snurb_dot_info @jeanburgess Great paper; timely for some of my work. How can I reference? #ECPR2011 #Twitter #
  • @queercrip This just may be a #postmodern re-framing! #disability #empowerment #self #unique #individual #fb #
  • @gavatron @theGObros and why not? Nobody else will have a good time for us! #
  • @francesbell @ai1sa Will be nice to see you both at #NL11 if paper accepted and credit card paid down! #
  • @gavatron Looks like fun! #
  • @aeratcliffe Congrats; great job! #phdchat #
  • @ai1sa Yes, I am planning to submit for the Networked Learning Conference in April 2012 #phdchat #
  • @AndyRKett Enjoy the time off. #
  • @danya I will use that unwavering focus as a model to try to emulate. #
  • @danya So, you researched liminality as well? #
  • @qui_oui Goodness, what a horrible story. #gender #
  • @AndyRKett Too bad for the former, but great for the latter. What are your plans there? #
  • @AndyRKett Thank you; fingers crossed. You are not near London, are you? #
  • @ai1sa Wow, what a huge file size. Do you have images and such? #phdchat #
  • @kiwicito Wow, you started the day off well; is it maintaining? #phdchat #
  • @aeratcliffe Been putting #Lion off; odd that I don't feel I really need anything different. What have you found worth the upgrade? #phdchat #
  • @danya What was your motivation to keep charging? Support or incentive? #
  • @aeratcliffe Yes, fingers crossed. I fly Thursday morning for a night in Montreal en route, so hope things back to normal by then #phdchat #
  • @aeratcliffe Yes, I received one of the publications recently, too. I did not subscribe to the journals as I get them online #BERA #phdchat #
  • Wow, I travel this week for the British Educational Research Association #BERA convention in London from 6-8 Sept #phdchat #
  • @lindathestar #BERA is the British Educational Research Association convention in London from 6-8 Sept #phdchat #
  • @OrgMotivation Odd; I thought I followed you here. Perhaps that is why I miss many Tweets! #
  • @OwhyOwhy @OrgMotivation @Eingang @sarahthesheepu Dinner sounds good; we have to eat anyway! #phdchat #meetup #
  • @OrgMotivation @sarahthesheepu @Eingang @OwhyOwhy Seems there may be the 5 of us; will mention it again along the way. Will be nice to meet #
  • @OrgMotivation @sarahthesheepu @Eingang @OwhyOwhy Great; so you will make the reservation for us at 7:00? #
  • @danya How did you re-navigate the deadline? #
  • @danya I shall keep that in mind, in case twins are reported as being on the way! #
  • @christiepooh 😉 Usually I inspire people to do things different from me, like an anti-example!! #
  • @lindathestar My UK trip next week is for #BERA though will meet with both supervisors along the way. #phdchat #
  • @lornarichardson Dinosaur top? #
  • @danya Agreed about the pressure, but without some pressure I would probably delay and justify it as having lots of time ahead! #
  • @klbz Agreed about the backup; I did a second off-site backup at your suggestion; thanks! #NYC #
  • @EmmaBurnettx @klbz @webnemesis Transcription is next, though will take a little a couple days to breathe when return from the UK #phdchat #
  • @Zimbarama Yes, it is a step to achieve indeed. I did not realize how much of a step at the time. #
  • @danya Goodness, in some ways I like the sounds of that, "serenity and solitude of analysis" #phdchat #
  • @Azuresong We stopped at a large supermarket on the way up last night, and bought enough food for days; quite un-New York of us! #
  • @Azuresong Great; be careful with the storm. At least you are a bit higher than others, it seems. #
  • @dbaQ8 So do I! As I am using #MAXQDA on two other concurrent projects, I expect some really interesting things #phdchat #
  • @lindathestar Yes, more powerful experience than I imagined. Will have a lot of processing ahead of me. #
  • @HelenHickson Absolutely! Great sense of lightness when picking up after the final interview. Sense of positive movement #phdchat #
  • @SarahStewart Thank you! Will plan to describe it a bit along the way. #
  • @christiepooh Never would have imagined I could do all that in 4 weeks. Exhausted, though inspired with so many stories of doctorateness. #
  • @christiepooh No, headed upstate to keep an eye on things there. Should hopefully not be as bad as the city. Never seen such storm warnings. #
  • @Azuresong Yes, headed upstate to weather the storm. How about you, away from the coast? #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-27

  • Goodness, all #NYC airports are also being closed tomorrow at noon. #
  • No evidence out the window of the impending hurricane, but #NYC ordered a quarter million people to evacuate and all transit stops Sat noon. #
  • Strange how there is a horrible hurricane headed directly to #NYC though outside is a picture-perfect sunny day, even with a light breeze. #
  • @kiwicito So sorry for your data loss; how much did you lose? Do you have some sort of backup? #phdchat #NVivo #
  • @OwhyOwhy @OrgMotivation @Eingang @sarahthesheepu Drinks? Dinner? Play it by ear? #phdchat #meetup #
  • @OwhyOwhy @OrgMotivation @Eingang @sarahthesheepu Not sure if there is a "normal" time, but how about 7.00 pm? #phdchat #meetup #
  • @thesiswhisperer I know you can do it. Take 5 at a time and then do something else; keep coming back and voila! #email #urgh #
  • @TheEndeavour This makes me wonder if there are any repositories of best practices or good idea examples for using #Scrivener @ScrivenerApp #
  • @tmontgomeryrn While I do find #Scrivener a bit challenging to learn, I also find it well worth it. I even use it as a note-taking app. #
  • @sonjaviv You are a fountain of interesting links; thank you so much for sharing these! #
  • @sonjaviv Excellent post; thanks for sharing it. #
  • @macboyx and tomorrow is another day #fb #
  • @sonjaviv So true; that is what I try not to engage in aloud. Self-moderation as an element of how we present ourselves. #
  • @savasavasava You are certainly cryptic this evening. #
  • @savasavasava Why? #
  • @TheEndeavour @thesiswhisperer @ScrivenerApp @anitranot How do you use it to find these interconnected ideas? #
  • @thesiswhisperer Most excellently stated about #Scrivener #phdchat #
  • @tmontgomeryrn I found #Scrivener hard to adapt to, since I had hegemonicly learned to think as MSWord forced me. #PhDchat #
  • @thesiswhisperer What do you like most about @ScrivenerApp (in 140 characters or less, of course!)? @anitranot @TheEndeavour #
  • @sonjaviv Along these lines, I tell I client I am working with to not think of "having to" Tweet. Tweeting is processing thoughts in public #
  • @sonjaviv Most excellent; welcome to the Twitterverse. More accurately, thanks for sharing! #

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I Finished Data Collection!

I am happy to share that I have completed data collection for my doctoral thesis research!

It has been four weeks filled with countless interviews, discussions, explanation about my research, national and international phone calls, Skype sessions, and more support than I ever dreamed of. Having engaged in research interviews several times during my course of study, I knew a little about what to expect in these interviews. What I did not expect was a consistent sense of well-wishes, encouragement, interest, and positive energy on behalf of my many participants during this period. In many ways I feel like I engaged in conversations, rather than data collection. What better way is there to think about our research, especially research that in one sense involves colleagues, however far and distant and heretofore unknown?

Thanks to so many people, I feel I have now passed over this step, and while transcription and sense-making await, I am very thankful that I have turned this corner in my work.

I look forward to now trying to make sense of everything I heard, and hope to continue to share and discuss this with my colleagues, old and new, over the next several months.


Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2011-08-26

  • @MikeStorrings What did you like about that show? #
  • @OrgMotivation @Eingang @OwhyOwhy @sarahthesheepu So, how about a #phdchat #meetup on Sat 3 Sept at in the evening? #
  • @OrgMotivation Thanks for that pub recommendation seems great @Eingang @OwhyOwhy @sarahthesheepu #
  • @lizith Thank you; will look for a future visit! @orgmotivation @sarahthesheepu @owhyowhy @lba_ox12 #
  • Mayor Bloomberg just told #NYC to prepare for NO subways or buses beginning Sat afternoon through Monday morning. Irene is a monster. #
  • #NYC just said that 5 hospitals in low areas will begin evacuation tomorrow due to Hurricane Irene. Scary. #
  • Did I just hear right that #NYC will suspend all MTA services if NYC gets hit by Irene as a Category 1 storm? Subways and buses will stop? #
  • Surprised by how strongly officials in #NYC are considering evacuating hundreds of thousands in parts of the city due to Hurricane Irene. #

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