November 21st, 2008

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[links] Link salad flies back to Oregon

Fantasy Book Critic with a 2009 book preview — Including a nice little squib on Green.

DNA of Ice Age’s Woolly Mammoth’s Mapped — Quaternary Park, anyone? (Thanks to scarlettina.)

Race on to build world’s first space elevator — Offshore, near Perth. (Snurched from carolryles.)

Scientists say Copernicus’ remains, grave found

Ship of foolsThe Economist on the GOP. (Snurched from John Scalzi.)

Question of the day: What flavor cheese is the moon made of?


11/21/08
Body movement: airport walking (and later, convention walking)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[travel] Leaving Las Omaha

15 degrees out there. I’m telling you, there’s a reason I’ve never wanted to move to Omaha.

Boarding soon for the first leg of the trip home. When I land, tillyjane is picking me up, along with jeffsoesbe. We’re going to swing by Nuevo Rancho Lake for a quick luggage swap, run a Sekrit Projekt errand, then hit Orycon by 2:30 or 3:00 (hopefully).

In other words, it will all be a blur. Expect continued light blogging, with intermittent wit and erudition.

At least it won’t be 15 degrees at Orycon.

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[conventions] Orycon

A travel day about which the less said, the better. As jeffsoesbe commented, “You’re being struck by darts. Lots of little darts.” Let’s just say that the iPhone is really not my friend. (Who the hell builds a device with a soft reset switch and no hardware bypass? When the reset switch is hung, you’re screwed.)

I’m at Orycon, chilling in my room for a while before heading out into the great mass of Con. See some, all or none of you here.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.