August 18th, 2011


[links] Link salad loiters in Reno

Inflated medical bills mask true cost of careOne man’s case illustrates the problem: His medicine to treat Crohn’s disease runs the hospital about $6,300 per dose. But the bill he gets is for $38,000. This is very true of my cancer treatments.

Case Study: How a notorious spammer was brought down via Twitter

Europeans are taking the asteroid threat seriously

Earth’s moon may be millions of years younger than thought

Zakaria: Conservatism has lost touch with reality — An older one I missed. (Snurched from [info]tongodeon.)

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Why Rick Perry Won’t Unite the Republican Party

Crashing the Tea Party — Gosh, the allegedly independent, grass-roots Tea Party is made of white Republicans. Who knew?

Are Ryan and Bachmann Qualified to Be President? No, Not Really

?otD: Coffee, tea or me?

Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (5,500 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

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[conventions] Worldcon, Day One

Not much to report. Traveling wore me out so much that I laid low in my room yesterday, save for one brief errand. I’d kind of expected that, and so had scheduled nothing. I did manage 5,500 words on Sunspin in transit. (Which may be part of why I was so tired.)

Much busier today, with getting reg’ed, lunch and dinner dates/meetings, Hugo rehearsals this afternoon and programming this evening. I’ve already bumped into some folks, including Jeremy Tolbert and Ken Scholes, and quite confidently expect to bump into a lot more folk as the weekend wears on.

I have booked a scooter, but I’m realizing that the logistics of getting from the Peppermill to the convention center and back are going to make it only marginally useful to me. Sigh. Still, it’s clear to me I will wear out too fast if I am not very careful.

It’ll all work out. See some, all or none of you around Reno today!

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