September 8th, 2013

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[links] Link salad will not count the cost

A reader review of my novel Mainspring

A review of my single title novella The Baby Killers

Riddick 3: You Are Not Manly Enough To Read This Review Of This Very Manly Movie — Best movie review EVAR! Go read this just for the review, regardless of whether or not you care about the film.

Google Might Need to Re-Scan Plato's Laws — Snerk.

Little Rock school district will now make teachers wear underwear — I, um… Uh. So, what do you think the enforcement protocols will be? (Via Ellen Eades.)

Giant first world war gun on the move across southern England this weekBritain's last surviving railway howitzer, completed too late for WWI, to make slow road journey to Hampshire artillery museum. Mmm, rail guns. (Thanks to BBB.)

Poop, there it is: New test for exotic civet coffee — Hmm. Looks like shit. Smells like shit. Tastes like shit. Good thing we didn't brew up a cup of it.

Inside the Battle Over a Strip-Mine CemeteryA mine, a family cemetery, and a struggle over heritage and jobs.

In South Africa, a Deadly New Drug Is Made With HIV MedicationsNyaope -- "crack with a sickening twist" -- combines heroin, detergents, and ARVs into a lethal cocktail that's ravaging the country's townships. Sigh. And then there's the concept of an "austerity drug". (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Does torture work well as an interrogation technique? — (Via David Goldman.)

Qotd?: Would you like fries with that?




9/8/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Weight: 245.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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[travel|photos] New Zealand travelog recap - A day in Rotorua, with Tamaki Maori Village

On August 10th, we mostly laid low in Rotorua, as I was not feeling well. In retrospect, that was the New Zealand death cold settling in, but I did not realize it at the time. I just thought I was experiencing travel fatigue.

That evening, we boarded a bus for Tamaki Maori village, for a cultural exhibit and show, and a (somewhat) traditional feast.

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As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Next, the geothermal sites at Waiotapu.




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