Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a sick day

My Christmas day fiction, "Lux Fiat": [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ].

Don't miss the caption contest here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. Usual rules apply.

Dinotopia Map — James Gurney on maps and worldbuilding.

Bargain Hunting for Books, and Feeling Sheepish About It — How the used book market has upset book retailing. (Thanks to my Dad.)

Job Recruiters Instructed To Avoid WoW Players — Long time readers know my opinions on the relationship between MMORPGs and writing. This is rather ironic. (Thanks to danjite.)

World Design Party: #d09 Detroit 2009 — An odd blog entry in an interesting blog, talking about urban repurposing. (Snurched from Enter the Octopus via Twitter.)

Diluting homeopathyBad Astronomy makes fun of bad medicine.

Parallel Universe — Parallel processing makes a comeback.

As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S. — Most of this article is quite silly (for example, that the U.S. has ethnic lines which correspond to a potential geographical split), but some of it is thought provoking. (Snurched from Enter the Octopus via Twitter.)

101 Atheist Quotes — (Thanks to lt260.)

Study: Teenage 'virginity pledges' are ineffective"Taking a pledge doesn't seem to make any difference at all in any sexual behavior," said Janet E. Rosenbaum of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, whose report appears in the January issue of the journal Pediatrics. "But it does seem to make a difference in condom use and other forms of birth control that is quite striking." Mmm, family values. Darn that anti-conservative reality bias. Clearly, what we need is more abstinence education.

?otD: Who watches the watchmakers?

Body movement: n/a (sick)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (sick)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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