April 6th, 2009


[links] Link salad prepares to head into the Orient

An open dinner in NYC, 4/22

charlesatan reviews "Rolling Steel" by me and calendula_witch

The Hidden Spring and the Abandoned Hog Farmthe_flea_king looks back in time.

Yuri's Night 2009

Quantum setback for warp drivesInclude quantum mechanics in the calculations and faster-than-light drives become unstable Darn. There goes my Saturday night...

Shrinking airlines park more planes in the desert — (Thanks to danjite.)

WaPo on health care reform

Deadly rampages wrack the nationWall Street Journal on the recent spate of shootings. NRA was "unavailable for comment." Is it possible they've finally developed a sense of shame? No, wait, they're conservatives, they can't be wrong.

?otD: Where does China shop for bulls?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 219.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Originally published at jlake.com.


[travel] Joining the blogging irregulars - a public service bulletin

There should be a normal link salad tomorrow, 4/7. After that, well, blogging is likely to be most irregular. I'll be 9 time zones away, with unknown Internet access and my hands full with the_child, her mother and my parents. I plan to photograph extensively in China, and blog offline at least, online when I can; but regular blogging service will probably not resume until 4/20.

Originally published at jlake.com.