November 9th, 2010


[links] Link salad heads west

Bacon-Flavored Soda Sizzles Onto Shelves

The moon that almost wasn't — Lord Vader to the bridge, please.

Asteroid Impact Early Warning System Unveiled — Now, what shall we do about it?

Speech and Harm — Suppression of the word. (Via Scrivener's Error.)

?otD: When was the last time you finished writing a story?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,600 new words, to 34,200 words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: airport walkingto come
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold


[travel] Dear TSA

Dear TSA,

When you've diverted me for special screening and I am standing in a glass room where I cannot see my hand luggage or hear you asking whose bags they are, those are not abandoned bags. After all, you separated me from them.

Also, the new pat down procedures? I've had good dates with less action. I'm sure America is safer for you inspecting the inside of my underwear while I was still wearing it.



[conventions] OryCon programming

Following is my OryCon paneling for this coming weekend. Note I will be having minor surgery Friday morning to remove my chest port, so I may be a bit off my feed that day at the convention.

See some, all or none of you there!

Fri, Nov 12
4:00 pmGroup storytelling

Sat, Nov 13
11:30 amAutograph session
12:00 pm The structure of writing
4:30 pmReading

Sun, Nov 14
12:00 pmWrite Your Own Constitution
1:00 pmPun-ishment Panel