October 24th, 2007


[personal] Dining in style

Went out last night with dave_gallaher, dinogrl, frankwu, bovil and kproche. We ate Indian food and talked about fan politics, the Campbell Award, video production, jewelry, and I don't know what all else. It was a lot of fun. A nice personal highlight to this hot-turn Day Job trip.

All day meeting here in Pleasanton. Wit and erudition continue in short supply. However, you may shop as usual, there is no need to return to your homes.
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[links] Link salad, Wednesday edition

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Lost Masterpiece — Million dollar painting found in the trash. (Thanks to karindira.)

truepenny is wise (as usual), this time on the topic of short fiction

Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Psychiatric Disorders?

SAT doesn't stand for Sex Aptitude Test — Former Congressman Bob Barr (R-Batshit) on why our school achievement problems are all the fault of sex education.

Steampunk Monitor Mod — :: wants :: (Thanks to KenB.)

Doonesbury on competence — I love the punchline of this one. Also, strangely apropos of recent blogospheric set tos.

Self-Consciousness Among the Stars — Updatery of various sorts anent SETI.

Microblogging — This trend I don't get. Maybe I'm Old now. It seems to combine the downsides of instant messaging and blogging.

Another reason to dislike both football and attorneys

Misidentified black people in Iowa — This is similar to my recent error of confusing Will Smith and Laurence Fishburne.

From Bagels to Coal Fires: An Unorthodox Economist Keeps Pushing for Change — Money shot:
Underground coal fires in China alone produce as much carbon dioxide annually as all the cars and light trucks in the United States

Sources: White House cut testimony — Darn that global warming. Heck, if reality is biased against you, make your own reality! (Which, come to think of it, pretty much sums up the entire modern conservative movement.)