July 1st, 2008

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[links] Link salad, Tuesday crouton

Discovery may make ghost imaging a reality — Hmmm. I am suspicious of the physics of this.

Penguin recognition software — No, really. The security scare finally starts to pay off.

On Wesley Clark on John McCain — I’ve mostly been staying out of this issue, because it’s not an “issue” except to McCain people looking for flames to fan. Good commentary, though.

Evidence Faulted in Detainee Case — In case you think the Bush administration is operating the prison camp at Guantánamo in good faith and with just cause, or something. This line struck me as especially twisted” American officials have said that they cannot return Mr. Parhat and 16 other Uighur detainees at Guantánamo to China for fear of mistreatment. So really what we’re doing is helping them by keeping them in Gitmo. I feel so much better now.


7/1/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 256.0
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]

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[writing] Not-so-sekrit projekt revealed

Pace the inestimable John Scalzi, the wrappers have come off a new Sekrit Projekt that is now no longer quite so sekrit. He is leading a swashbuckling crew of writers including Elizabeth Bear, Toby Buckell, Karl Schroeder and myself in writing an audio anthology for Audible.com. Watch for a release sometime this fall (somebody got cancer and screwed up the original deadlines), with some cool promotional stuff at Denvention in the mean time.

And just because, a bit of my WIP, “In the Forests of the Night”, from a little ways into the beginning:

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