March 30th, 2013


[links] Link salad waits for big announcements

The Dark Stuff, Distilled — A review of The Americans.

Sit! Staaayyyy. Play Music! Good Dog! — iPhone Tamagotchi?Oookay… (Via my Dad.)

Do robot ants dream of electric crumbs?Which is smarter: a swarm of brainless mini-robots with clockwork guts, or a colony of ravenous, half-blind Argentine ants? If you answered mindless robots, you’re right — but just barely.

EndlingAn endling is an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Fossil DNA used to reset humanity’s clockProvides a better date of when some of our ancestors left Africa.

How to Make a Computer from a Living Cell

Scientists Discover First Meteorite From Mercury — Oooh.

What remains of an irradiated, damaged, and abandoned Japanese town

Dear Rightwing Catholic Islamophobes: Pope Francis just washed the feet of a Poor Muslim — Not in Tennessee, he didn't.

The Austerity Agenda and Public Employment

Group plans free shotgun give-away to boost safety in Tucson — What could possibly go wrong with free guns? (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Bill would extend waiting period for divorce to two years — Now that's compassionate conservatism. (Via [info]shsilver.)

QotD?: Do you know what a difference a day makes?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (con time)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (overslept, but plenty of con walking to come)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett


[conventions] Still at Norwescon: fell on my face, must be having fun

Well, I didn't actually fall on my face, but I was up way too late last night and overslept this morning.

My reading yesterday was Standing Room Only. That was fun. I've seen a lot of old friends and new and had some really good conversations. More of that today. Burning the candle at both ends, then chopping up the middle and setting it on fire. I'll be around most of the day today, probably in the bar area, if you're looking for me.

All good, all good.