March 24th, 2009


[links] Link salad's dime dancing is through

SF Signal's 10 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Blogs — This is cool: I'm on the list!

For Whom Do We Write? — Aidan Moher with some fascinating reflections.

Blue Tyson reviews my story "Last Plane to Heaven" — Funniest review I've ever gotten. For the win!

Andrew Wheeler talks about Other Earths

Print Goes Out of Style — The MLA is changing reference standards for Internet citations. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

A new preposition is born

Portraits of musicians done in cassette tape

1930s Art Deco ad for Blaupunkt radios — Seriously cool.

Brain Images Reveal the Secret to Higher IQThe integrity of neural wiring is a big factor in determining intelligence. It's also inheritable.

Lifes Left-Handed SecretTwenty different amino acids go into making up the vast variety of proteins so essential to life. But why does life on Earth use only left-handed versions of amino acids to build them? Some more cool stuff about amino acids in space. (Facts do not apply if you are a Creationist.)

?otD: Where is that Chinese music?

Body movement: 45 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Push of the Sky by Camille Alexa

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[photos] Cars of Winter Park, FL; dept. of nasty-ass Detroit iron

As I noted on Twitter yesterday, I've seen more Bentleys here in Winter Park, FL than I've ever seen before in my life outside a dealership. However, today while on a (failed) run to buy a present for dinogrl, Collapse )

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

(And yes, I did manage to score for both calendula_witch and the_child — unfortunately, in neither case does it involve a Bentley or an old Detroit monster.)

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