May 18th, 2012


[links] Link salad watches the sun come up on a sleepy little town down around San Antone

Wax Bullets: 1909 — A peculiar, steampunkish image from Shorpy.

History's first prank phone call was way back in ... 1884? — (Via [info]danjite.)

How Facebook Saved Us from SuburbiaResearch suggests social networks remedy the isolation of modern life.

Columbus' arrival linked to carbon dioxide drop By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and other explorers who followed him may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate.

Tiny deep-sea life eats meals from dinosaur eraPopulations of incredibly slow-living microbes live and feed in depths of Pacific.

Discovered: The turtle the size of a SmartCar - which would have hunted crocodiles in prehistoric lakes

?otd: What town are you talking about?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (brain break)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo


[cancer] Living with a colon resection

I recently had occasion to write an advice email to someone who's just undergone a colon resecting similar but not identical to mine. After a bit of thought, I've decided to post it here, mostly for reference. If someone in your life is undergoing this kind of treatment, it might be useful to know. Likewise for certain kinds of story research.

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[travel|food] Open Dinner, Austin, TX, Monday, May 21st (repost)

This is a repost

After some deliberation, I am calling an Open Dinner in Austin, Texas next Monday, May 21st. We'll meet at the Hyde Park & Grill at their original location on Duval Street, at 6:30 pm. Please let me know here in comments if you'll be attending, as headcount can be something of an issue there.

See some, all or none of you there.