Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad contemplates the unbearable lightness of Thursday

Workin’ at the Internet Cafe: Laptop Dilemma — The agony of the coffee house.

Satellites map cholera outbreaks — Wow. The next time you’re tempted to think intellectual incuriosity is a virtue, politically or personally, reflect on how ideas like this came about. As demonstrated by the policies and rhetoric of the last eight years, a conservative world does not look into the future. (Thanks to lt260.)

Q&A: Islamic finance — Banking, Shariat style. Good worldbuilding, at the least, not to mention an insight into a critically important contemporary culture. (Snurched from Slacktivist.)

The President, the Economy, and the LagFreakonomics on presidents and the economy. (Surprised?)

The New York Times: A Senior Fellow at the Institute of Nonexistence A fake expert and a phony think tank fool bloggers and the mainstream media. Some serious culture hacking here. (Thanks to danjite.)

Question of the day: Are you from outer space, or do you just work there?

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.2
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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