March 15th, 2011


[links] Link salad tries to have a better day

'Firefly' rewatch: 'Bushwhacked' by rapacious space cannibals. And Doug Savant. Yes, this is Science Channel.

Egg no. 2 Appears — Chris Johnson updates on this year's edition of the owl cam.

Trails of Tarnation — Strange western steampunkish horror. Coffee & cowboys. (Thanks to [info]goulo.)

The Eerie World of Abandoned ComputersUrban explorers document forgotten digital tools of another time. (Thanks to Dad.)

Cassini approaches Saturn — Some stunning video from APOD.

Earth's molten core may affect our climate — Wow. (Via @Harkaway.)

Google Translate Should Get Peace Prize — (Via @glynmoody.)

Signs, signs, everywhere signs: Seeing God in tsunamis and everyday eventsIt's only a matter of time — in fact, they've already started cropping up — before reality-challenged individuals begin pontificating about what God could have possibly been so hot-and-bothered about to trigger last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. [...] But from a psychological perspective, what type of mind does it take to see unexpected natural events such as the horrifying scenes still unfolding in Japan as "signs" or "omens" related to human behaviors? (Via David Goldman.)

Some Perspective On The Japan Earthquake — A fantastic overview from an American living in Japan. (Snurched from this likewise excellent post by [info]tongodeon.)

'Unprotected Texts': The Bible On Sex And Marriage — Coz, you know, it's the literal word of God and all.

What would the Obama campaign think of the Obama administration? — Ezra Klein on Bradley Manning.

Palin and the "Party of Ideas" — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with some observation on Palin's relationship to the GOP.

?otD: What question would you like to ask me?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (sick day)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 253.0
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella


[personal] Sick day yesterday

Spent yesterday taking a sick day. Sunday I had a headache and chills. Yesterday I had a headache and a bad case of being run down. Given my forthcoming schedule, I figured the best thing to do was just lay low. No writing, no Day Jobbery, just vegging under a blanket and watching DVDs of Foyle's War.

Better today, I hope like heck. Lots of busy, at any rate.