September 25th, 2009


[links] Link salad dons a fool's cap

Last Drink Bird Head — And so we write for charity.

Ongoing Google Books Settlement neepery from Scrivener's Error

The X-15 rocket plane, just prior to launch — Wow...

Craters Show 1970s Viking Lander Missed Martian Ice by Inches — Give an inch, take 80 million mile.

A Better Bug for BiofuelsScientists are optimizing a lipid-producing microbe to make biofuels. Mmm, growing your own gasoline in a Mason jar would be cool.

Thanks For Not Killing Us Anymore — The decline of public smoking, environmentalism and us. (FWIW, I can recall back in the 1970s asking people please not to light up and having them laugh and blow smoke in my face. We've come a long way, baby.)

?otD: Biscuits or toast?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.75
This morning's weigh-in: 235.8
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[photos] Your Friday moment of zen

Your Friday moment of zen.

Stairwell at University of Texas at Austin campus

Another photo (apparently) taken by me in Austin, TX, in the spring of 1983. I believe this is a stairwell in Calhoun Hall at the University of Texas at Austin.

© 1983, 2009 by Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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