barbarienne on eBook production costs — To touch back on a common sore point on this blog and elsewhere.
Mad about English: The age-old language struggle — A review of a fascinating book. (Snurched from Language Log.)
Cellular Wonders — The winners of the American Society for Cell Biology's annual image contest reveal the beauty within cells. Some truly lovely microphotography.
x-planes with the Cedric Lee monoplane, circa 1914 —
Propulsion from Quantum Vacuum? — Centauri Dreams with some deeply SFnal concepts about 'propellantless' interstellar propulsion. Perpetual motion indeed.
Gangsters, Discharged Police Officers, Athletes Gone Astray... — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the beauty of historical writing, plus some interesting labor relations stuff. I found Ford's denial at the end of the piece to be fascinating. It's a classic conservative, "who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" ploy.
?otD: Have you stopped beating your eggs yet?
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: 225.4
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer