July 10th, 2009

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[links] Link salad says TGIF

tor.com on Steampunk Tales — In which I have a story.

How to tell a riveting story — (Thanks to goulo.)

Toy ray guns of the world

Portable DNA Purifier for Poor CountriesA new handheld device isolates DNA from human fluid without the use of electrical power. Like Bill Gibson said, you have "to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to crudeness".

Hemingway as failed KGB spy? — Weird.

A Housing Market Built on Mud Takes Off, and Then Goes Thud — Ironic, sad and darkly funny story about housing in West Africa.

The invisible hand of godPace Adam Smith. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

Hannity again crops Obama's comments abroad in order to smear him — Your Liberal Media, hard at work bending the truth for the GOP. And conservatives wonder why the rest of us see you as crazy and deceitful. Hannity isn't some fringe figure, he's a major spokesperson for your philosophy with an audience of millions.

?otD: What would Heinlein have titled a sequel to Friday?



7/10/2009
Body movement: n/a (overslept due to ongoing chest cold)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (no scale at beach house)
Currently reading: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

Originally published at jlake.com.