Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad flails to find Monday

A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ] — They couldn't finish it. As I said in comments recently, I find bad reviews far more interesting than good ones. This is no exception.

I before ELanguage Log on (misconstrued) grammar silliness. I say "potato", you say "potatoe".

Who decided the day should be divided into 24 hours? — A Straight Dope classic. As usual, blame the Babylonians. I'm personally more fascinated by the consistent persistency of the seven day week cycle.

Painted Green — Some thoughts on Iran. (Via A Tiny Revolution.)

?otD: How many Mondays in a month of Sundays?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning's weigh-in: 220.0
Currently reading: Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (reread of omnibus edition)

Originally published at jlake.com.

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