December 11th, 2008


[links] Link salad goes to Medford

Another Green ARC contest [ | LiveJournal ] — Skip over there and tell me in comments why you should win a copy. Voting poll next week.

Centauri Dreams on starship propulsion

The social life of routers — Applying the science of social networking to, erm, networking.

Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy

The Nemo 100 Mini-submarine — :: wants :: (Thanks to lt260.)

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[travel] San Francisco redux, with less rushed-ness

So, I really am in San Francisco. Had a very nice dinner with calendula_witch at Eos. Lots of topics of conversation, but mostly focused on bookery (hers mostly, and mine) and gossiping about kenscholes.

Some miscellaneous stuff in the morning, then kenscholes, jens_fire and I are off to Borderlands, followed by a pilgrimage to Locus towers over in darkest Oakland. By the time that all sorts out, our day will pretty much be done, though I suppose some mid-evening partying in the Cole Valley district (where we're staying) is possible.

Saturday is more running about, of a likely more touristic nature, the main event being Writers With Drinks that night. Sunday they're off back to Oregon, but I'll be doing Writer in the Window at Borderlands Books from 1 to 4 pm.

See some, all or none of you around the joint.

Also, podcasts were recorded on the road trip, but the Editorial Board wishes to review them carefully for family-friendly content and unfortunate outbreaks of foot-in-mouth disease prior to releasing them into the wild.

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