December 12th, 2008


[photos] Walking after midnight

Went walking a bit after 4 am here in San Francisco. Took myself up Twin Peaks and back down the other side. Them's as some hill work.

While up on the top, a very thin layer of cloud veiled the sky just a few hundred feet above me. The moonlight punched through it just fine, but the big television tower up there was bisected. As a result, the top of the tower was casting moonlight shadows down into the sky. Very weird, even vertiginous. I tried a shot with the iPhone, Collapse )

Eerie beauty in the dark of the morning. The view up there is hella good in pretty much all directions, but that was an especially odd and intriguing sight.

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[links] Link salad for a San Francisco Friday

Reminder of the new Green ARC contest [ | LiveJournal ] — Speak up in comments about why you should win a copy. Voting poll next week.

The Western Nostril on typos — Hahahahah.

Cheryl Morgon on Culture magazine — A cheese rag. With centerfolds. (Hat tip to garyomaha, who flagged it due my traveling and not paying sufficient attention.)

How long would it take for a Tyrannosaurus Rex to digest your body? — A fun and informative Internet quiz. (Thanks to lillypond.)

Mystery Pyramid Built by Newfound Ancient Culture? — More Mesoamerica archaeology. (Thanks to lt260.)

Scientists extract images directly from brain — Wow. (Thanks to both danjite and safewrite.)

More on brown dwarfs from Centauri Dreams

?otD: Why is the Golden Gate bridge orange?

Body movement: 70 minute urban walk (with some serious hill work)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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