Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad goes under the knife again today

A reader reacts to Green Powell's | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] — They really, really, really didn't like it.

On the other hand, "Rolling Steel" is well-reviewed — Rich Horton's summary of Clarkesworld says nice things about "Rolling Steel", by calendula_witch and me.

TOC: Is There Anybody Out There? edited by Nick Givers & Marty Halpern — I've been meaning to post this. My Sunspin story, "Permanent Fatal Errors", will be in this volume.

Dornier Do-X Flying Boat — One of my favorite aircraft ever. if I were stupid rich, I'd own a fleet of classic flying boats.

Top 10 Astronomy Pictures of 2009Bad Astronomy with some awesomeness.

Planets around sun-like starsCentauri Dreams with more exoplanetary coolness. I wonder how this stuff sits with Young Earth Creationists, ID proponents and other literally minded fools.

Who made the giant Jurassic sea-floor gutters? — Darren Nash talks about trace fossils. I love the idea of behavioral fossilizaton. (I once saw a fossil in the State Central Museum in Ulaan Baator of two small dinosaurs who'd died fighting.)

Return of the steam engine? — Will we all get punked?

Lieberman's Vanity — Ta-Nehisi Coates quoting Huffington Post on Lieberman and healthcare reform. This has been dissolving before our eyes. Last week the Senate deleted the ban on lifetime caps, which will quite possibly be a death sentence for me someday. (My conservative friends who favor the current system might want to consider how they'd feel in my position.) I wonder why I'm a progressive, if this crap is what a 60-vote majority in the Senate gets us.

?otD: Got surgery?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

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