January 30th, 2011


[links] Link salad for an Egyptian Sunday

A reader reviews The Solaris Book of New Fantasy — Including a positive but mixed reaction to my short story, "A Man Falls".

Van Gogh’s Color Schemes Served as Pie Charts — Art guru James Gurney with a curious way of looking at paintings. I suppose this would be not unlike doing a wordle of an author's stories.

Gibbous Europa — Another striking image from APOD, plus the new-to-me term "hydrobot".

The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship — An older Dark Roasted Blend piece on the Great Eastern. Your steam has been punk'd.

Mumbling While Cairo BurnsScrivener's Error with some interesting thoughts on Mubarak, Egypt, and the transitions of democracy.

Egypt’s Class Conflict — Juan Cole on the power structures in Egypt, with a good dose of recent Egyptian history for those wishing to get caught up.

?otD: Red law or blue law?

Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (3,800 new words on Sunspin book one, plus quite a bit of WRPA.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 251.2
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde


[personal|photos] It's Sunday, go play

It's Sunday. Go play. That's what I'm going to do. That, and work on Sunspin.

However, when you go play, take photos. Post a photo here of something fun and interesting from today, Sunday, January 30th. The one(s) I like the best — funny, striking, cool, artistic, whatever — I'll use in my daily moment of zen series, plus I'll send you a free book or two.

Not exactly a contest. More like group art. Grab your camera. Go. Stop reading this. Bye.

ETA: For those longitudinally-based chrononauts on the far side of the world or whatever, I shan't be strict about the date thing. I just mean now-ish as opposed to a-while-ago-ish.