October 5th, 2007


[links] Link salad, weird science edition

High Energy Gamma Rays Go Slower Than the Speed of Light? — Speed of light...maybe, maybe not...

FrankenFoods: Six Snacks Prepared in the Lab — (Thanks to garyomaha.)

Bacteria powered cell phone charger

chriswjohnson goes pro — One of my oldest friends is mounting his photography in his first professional exhibition.

Another SF author named Lake — Not me, I'm afraid.

A reader is very unimpressed with Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon ]

jimhines on Self-Publishing Myths

Pore grammar and the grocer's apo'strophe

On donuts and doughnuts — Bonus new word: retronym.

[child] Wit and wisdom of the_child

This evening, over dinner at Potstickers on SE Hawthorne, the_child asked what lasirenadolce and I would be doing later. (The evening's project in fact consisted of earthquake proofing bookshelves.) In an attempt to be jolly, I said, "We will doubtless engage in witty banter and clownish acts."

the_child looked confused a moment, then said, "I'd like to see a cloudy axe."

A day or so ago, when I showed her these pictures of my dad as a young man, I mentioned he looked very relaxed in the lower of the two photos. She said, "Kung Kung is always serious, but when I say hi to him, he always says something interesting."

Love that kid.