October 16th, 2010

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[links] Link salad is oppressed by figures of beauty

A Familiar Facade: 1908 — Another Shorpy classic image of the Flatiron Building. I can see Tom Doherty's office from here!

Forget Bubbles: Free-Flying Soap Sheets Created For the First TimeFluid dynamicists have developed a technique for creating flat, unsupported sheets of soap film.

Portable Art, Data Not Included — Flash drives as art. (Thanks to Dad.)

5 Examples of Americans Thinking Foreign People Are Magic — Hahahah. (Thanks to lt260.)

What do you mean by a miracle? — Roger Ebert on theism, rationalism, and how things work in the world. What he said.

Govt relies on Facebook "narcissism" to spot fake marriages, fraud — Well, isn't this special? (Thanks to my brother.)

?otD: In truth, beauty?




10/16/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours
Body movement: Airport walking to come
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, surgical site pain)
Currently reading: The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer

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[travel] In San Francisco

Good news: My hotel is conveniently located on Union Square.
Bad news: The Nike Women's Marathon is here, too.
Good news: My room is right over the street cable car line on Powell. Very SF.
Bad news: My room is right over the street cable car line on Powell. Noisy.
Good news: My room was ready for early check in.
Bad news: My room was ready for early check in because it's next to the elevator and they cleaned it first.
Good news: I'm in San Francisco in a nice hotel room.