August 23rd, 2010


[links] Link salad's wayward son carries on

Predicting the Death of PrintTwo years ago print was going to soldier on another 10 years. Now it's five--or fewer. Uh huh.

The Language of Leaks — (Thanks to my Dad.)

Ten Infamous Islands of ExileEstablished to banish dissidents and criminals, these islands are known for their one-time prisoners, from Napoleon to Nelson Mandela. (Thanks to lt260.)

Alien hunters 'should look for artificial intelligence' — Everybody sing: ♫ "'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth." ♫

A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge — Mmm, gorgeous photo. From APOD.

What would Martin Luther King Say? Mosques and the New Jim Crow in America — Juan Cole with a great deal more to say about the shameful political opportunism and race-baiting of opposition to the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque".

Who are you callin' unassimilated?The Edge of the American West with another take on the same topic.


Will there be peace when you are done?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA, mostly took the day off)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Destroyer by C.J. Cherryh


[contests] Results of the steampunk caption contest voting poll

The Baby Killers by Jay Lake

I have now closed the steampunk caption contest voting poll, which has celebrated the release of my steampunk minim opus, The Baby Killers. The contest was for a caption to best fit the following photo:


Pipe, Lime, OR. © 2002, 2010, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

First prize is an inscribed copy of The Baby Killers, going to madrobins for:

"I admit to its utility," said Miss Penderghast. "But the steam-powered corset-laundry will not catch on until it can be rendered small enough for the ordinary household." with 15% of the polling, or 12 Votes.

Runners up are:

shelly_rae: Fortunately the colonoscopy scope has improved in the modern era and no longer requires a team of horses. It just feels that way. (11%, 9 Votes)

cjmarsicano: The Lime Observatory apologizes for the embarrassment caused by an intern pointing our telescope at the nudist beach in the next county. (10%, 8 Votes)

madrobins and cjmarsicano, please contact me with your postal addresses. (I already have shelly_rae's.) Everyone else, go check out the other contestants if you haven't done so already. Some funny stuff there!