August 14th, 2011


[links] Link salad collects tongue depressors

The Hugo Awards ceremony will be streamed — If’n you want to watch me and [info]kenscholes do our thing. Or, you know, the winners.

Another Peek Inside Tales for Canterbury: “Eggs for Dinner” by Jay Lake

I Watched Every Coen Brothers Movie — Hmmm. The Big Lebowski is still my favorite.

Caesar and the power of NoLanguage Log on Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the emergence of language.

New Non-Invasive Technology Shows Promise in Shrinking Liver Tumors — (Via Chris W. Johnson.)

New drug could cure nearly any viral infection — This could be huge. (Via David Goldman.)

’60s-era nuclear cruise ship bides its time in obscurity — The things we have just lying around in this country. (Via David Goldman.)

Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas — This is a heck of a photo from APOD.

If the world lived in a single city — A handy lttle chart to aid American readers, at least, in visualization. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Bachmann and Perry – a beautiful 2012 rivalry — Maybe. As I’ve said before, I find the prospect of an Evangelical/Christianist president far more frightening and destructive than a Mormon or Muslim president.

Rick Perry and the Hucksterism of the Rich — Juan Cole on why Rick Perry is frightening and destructive.

?otD: When was the last time you ate a popsicle?

Writing time yesterday: 4.0 hours (3,300 words on Sunspin, extensive WRPA on multiple other projects)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 226.0
Currently reading: Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik

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[writing] A productive day, and then there’s today

Yesterday I got it far enough into gear to be highly productive. 3,300 words on Sunspin plus writing a nonfiction piece plus more work on the Hugo script. That felt good, to be so on top of things. Also got in an hour’s walk on Mount Tabor, and some fairly hard core parenting time.

My generally good mood was someone spoilt by an anonymous nastygram which arrived via lettermail. I don’t mind people having legitimate beef with me, or even going for a verbal/written throwdown if we’re at odds for some reason. Confrontation and resolution is part of life. But anonymous sniping, especially unfounded sniping, really pisses me off, whether it’s in comments or via the US Mail. Moral cowardice from the protection of anonymity is still moral cowardice. Grow up, people.

Today, however, I have woken up with what feels like the leading edge of a cold or flu. Which, if this bears out, will be phenomenally wretched timing. My throat itches and aches a little, and I have more body aches than usual. However, given the degree of running around I’ve been doing lately, and yesterday’s walk up and down Mount Tabor, the body aches could be unrelated, while the throat tickle could be a bit of allergy. I’ll lay low and take lots of fluids today, to see if I can beat this. That sometimes succeeds.

Meanwhile, more Sunspin.

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