November 2nd, 2010


[links] Link salad vote early and often

Cascade Writers openes registration for 2011 — Instructors are casacorona, davidlevine and me. July 21-24, 2011.

World's Most Precise Clocks Could Reveal Universe Is a Hologram — Clockpunk rules!

The science of Godzilla, 2010 — Speculative zoology from Darren Nash.

Denver votes on creating an extraterrestrial affairs commission — Mmm, nuttery does come in all flavors. (Via Bad Astronomy.)

Anonymous Doc on why he hate working in Emergency Rooms — I have an ambiguous relationship with ER's myself, given that OHSU's ER triage rules very nearly killed me. Literally.

When the Rolling Stones Hit the Laffer Curve — Economics at the high end of the music business.

Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on TwitterData-mining techniques reveal fake Twitter accounts that give the impression of a vast political movement. Well, golly, there's a shock.

Mugged by the Moralizers — Paul Krugman with some interesting thoughts on debt and spending.

Fake the VoteWhy would anyone commit voter fraud? Yet another Republican hobbyhorse not actually based on, you know, facts.

?otD: Did you vote?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (Kalimpura outline review and 2,000 new words)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: I Wonder by Marian Bantjes


[writing] In which progress is made

Despite all of life's travails lately, I managed to restart Kalimpura yesterday. 1.25 hours, 2,000 words. A bit of a light day for me, but I'll take what I can get in the current environment. Busy day today, but I have about 75-90 minutes wedged into my schedule for writing. I am terribly pleased.