February 24th, 2009


[links] Link salad is trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

A reader discusses The New Weird — Including a nod to my work. But "faithpunk"?

New adventures in comparative reporting — The Big Blog of Cheese is funny.

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009

Dilbert with an SFnal response to the current social and economic problems

Well, that's unusual...tacit with a perspective on the Catholic Church's stance on HIV and genetic engineering. (Thanks to danjite.)

When Will Emergency Rooms Go Back to Being Emergency Rooms? — The ER triage system nearly killed me, literally, when I first presented with the symptoms that turned out to be my colon cancer. It has some designed-in failure points which (presumably) represent the best-effort compromise of limited resources, but people with sprained ankles were being jumped ahead of me in the queue while I was busy losing 25% of my blood volume, simply because they expressed pain and I didn't. If I'd been left in the lobby another 10 or 15 minutes, the abrupt collapse of blood pressure I experienced inside the ER could have been fatal. So I'm kind of sensitive to this issue.

?otD: What do you put on your Ritz?

Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (spaced out)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts

Originally published at jlake.com.


[travel] On the road again...

Off to Austin tomorrow. For Day Jobbery, though some socialization is possible. Watch this space.

Friday I fly from Austin to San Jose, to pop over to Sunnyvale for Potlatch. I am doing the writers workshop, and co-hosting the charity auction, and running a limeade Algonquin sometime Saturday afternoon.

After that, loitering a couple of days in the Bay Area, home middle of next week.

See some, all or none of you there.

Originally published at jlake.com.