July 28th, 2011


[links] Link salad is getting bored

"Gentlemen! - Forward, Into the Past!" — More retro-futurist space art from Dark Roasted Blend.

A followup to yesterday's piece about Google account suspension — (Via [info]frogworth.)

Digital Maps Are Giving Scholars the Historical Lay of the Land — Fascinating. (Thanks to Dad.)

Culture-Bound Syndromes Run Amok

We are not aloneAstronomers using Nasa's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (Wise) have spotted Earth's first "Trojan" asteroid.

Water in the Distant Universe — Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams on various items of astronomical interest, plus a few kind words about my fiction.

Bush, Obama pollsters see 'dramatic' shift toward same-sex marriage — And yet the American family has not collapsed. Amazing.

Dear Foreigner-Haters: Immigration is Good for You — Anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States has always particularly baffled me, given this country's history.

A Tale Of Two Terrorists Redux — Brievik, McVeigh and masculinity.

?otD: What's your favorite joke?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 225.8
Currently reading: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks