October 7th, 2009


[links] Link salad wishes my sister a happy birthday

My book is mine, not Google's — More on the banal evil of the rights grab that is the Google Books Settlement.

Why science fiction authors just can't win — More notes from the ghetto.

Undead Machinerydeadmachinery with a very strange and spooky video of a pair of derelict steam locomotives being moved by rail.

Animals Survived Apocalypse by Burrowing — But can you burrow to survive the zombie apocalypse?

A double-ringed basin on MercuryAPOD with a very interesting photo, including also a link through to imaging and description of a similar feature on Earth.

The Conservative Bible project — More on reinterpreting the word of god. Um, yeah.

John Stewart schools Sean Hannity on history, ecology — The Klamath protests are such classic conservative bullshit. Farmers whose entire water supply only exists because of government intervention are protesting to keep the government's hands off their water supply. (Yes, I know it's more complex than that, but this is what the Klamath water use issue boils down to.) That's right up with there with "keep the government out of my Medicare" as a nonsensical conservative talking point.

?otD: So you say it's your birthday?

Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditatiom, 30 minutes on the stationary bike
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning's weigh-in: 228.6
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman


[travel|food] Open dinner in Torrance, CA (Los Angeles area) 2009-10-12

UPDATE: Dinner has changed to 7:00 pm.

On Monday, October 12th (that's just a few days from now) I'll be in Torrance, CA on Day Jobbe business. I propose an open dinner at 6:30 7:00 that evening, at:
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
21420 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503-5604
(310) 370-7427

If possible, please RSVP via comments or email so I can get a rough headcount. See some, all or none of you there!