scalzi is nice about Escapement [ Amazon ]
ericjamesstone answers one of my minor but important wishes — He points us to this compact combo power strip and USB charger. Now if the darned thing would only come into shipping availability.
Living in the shadow of Chernobyl — (Thanks to RadCon Bob.)
The Locus poll is up — Go vote. I'm on there in three places, if'n you like my stuff. You do not have to be a current subscriber to participate. (Thanks to lasirenadolce.)
Language Log on sounds, meaning and ideophonics
In Praise of Ancient Light — Centauri Dreams on the very early and true history of the Universe. (Or God's careful deceptions regarding same, if you happen to be a Creationist.)
Constructing 3D models from a single photo
Adaptable Polymer Inspired by Sea Cucumbers — That must be at least the headline of the month.
"Malling-Hansen Writing Ball," 1867 — :: wants ::
I actually describe one of these in the Flowers books. Lord Mayor Imago has one in his office in the Rugmaker's Cupola. (Thanks to scarlettina.)