April 10th, 2010


[links] Link salad can check out any time it wants, but it can never leave

A reader reacts to Green — They liked it.

I’m your Venus, I’m your fire — Volcanoes!

The worst science journalism ever?

Computer Engineer Barbie

The Paranoid Style in American Politics — The original 1964 Hofstadter essay that explains so much about the contemporary GOP, the Tea Party and movement conservatism in general. Well worth the read.

The Conservative Misinformation Feedback Loop, Cont'd — Facts are so inconvenient when you already know the truth in your heart.

?otD: What the heck is a colita, anyway?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: n/a (brief suburban walk later)
Hours slept: 11.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 6/10
Currently reading: [between books]


[cancer] Infusion session seven, day one, in pictures

The infusion center entrance

The view from my chair

calendula_witch, one of my chemo angels

shelly_rae, my other chemo angel

Me before the brain killing drugs

Me after the brain killing drugs

calendula_witch, working on her pearls

© 2010, calendula_witch and shelly_rae

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As usual, more at the Flickr set.


[publishing] The value of ebooks; or contents vs container

The perennial "ebooks should be free, charging for them is theft" argument is now playing out at io9.com. Still thinking through the licensing issue I raised recently, I said the following:
When you buy a print book, you aren't buying the content, you're buying the edition. Otherwise everybody who bought a hard cover would be entitled to a free paperback, a free audiobook and a free movie ticket if the book were filmed. It would unethical for you to steal the paperback, pirate the audiobook and sneak into the movie. Why is it ethical for you to pirate the ebook?