December 13th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for a lazy Saturday

Freakonomics on a bookstore stimulus package

And Less Yet — Asher at The Guru's Handbook on the value of minimalism in teaching. Some interesting implications for fiction here.

Does humor belong in history?The Edge of the American West on 1066 and All That and all that.

Water found in hot planet's orbitScientists say they have found evidence for water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet 63 light-years from Earth. (Thanks to lt260.)

Archimedes and the 2000-year-old computer — The Anitkyhtera mechanism and ancient Greek technology. Clockwork!!! (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

?otD: How tasty was the Diet of Worms?




12/13/08
Body movement: 85 minute urban walk (with some moderate hill work)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[travel] Another day by the bay

Another day in San Francisco. Having breakfast later with jens_fire, then popping over to Borderlands Books briefly at midday to talk logistics for both tonight and tomorrow. I expect I'll be going over Madness of Flowers galleys this afternoon. Then this evening, I'll be reading at Writers With Drinks. That would be at The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco.

And of course, tomorrow I'm doing Writer in the Window at Borderlands Books.

See some, all, or none of you around today.

Originally published at jlake.com.