January 19th, 2009


[links] Links salad claws its way into the empty morning sky

Don't forget the Caption Contest Voting Poll — An ARC of Green is at stake, people!

Photos of your humble proprietor as an even humbler lad [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

This one's for ogre_san: Vintage Japanese photos

New Law Could Keep Books Out Reach For Children — Weird stuff, and a bit sad. (Thanks to danjite.)

Genes remember sugar hit — Weird intersection of genetics and nutrition. Some cool SFnal stuff here. (Thanks to mistymarshall.)

NASA & Its Discontents: Frustrated Engineers Battle with NASA over the Future of Spaceflight — Rebellion in the ranks. (Thanks to lt260.)

Wall Street Voodoo — Paul Krugman on the current state of the economy. Money shot: Old-fashioned voodoo economics the belief in tax-cut magic has been banished from civilized discourse. The supply-side cult has shrunk to the point that it contains only cranks, charlatans, and Republicans. But methinks he doth repeat himself.

?otD: What did Idaho, boys, what did Idaho?

Body movement: airport walking
This morning's weigh-in: 222.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe

Originally published at jlake.com.


[travel] The icy fields of Omaha

Uneventful trip today. Precisely how I like 'em. Got some good work done on the first leg. On the second leg was going to do more work, but I was seated next to a soldier coming home on leave from Iraq, and he was feeling chatty, so we talked all the way to Omaha. Here in town the Hertz random upgrade program hath delivered unto me a Ford Edge in a strange copper colored paint job , while hotel has very nicely put me in a half-suite again. Dinner with garyomaha and elusivem just now, which was pleasant. It's quite cold here, but nothing so apocalyptic as my last trip.

Off to the Day Job office in the morning.

Originally published at jlake.com.