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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-04-20 05:38
Subject: [links] Link salad dreams of the Serengeti
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Tags:culture, links, personal, photos, politics, process, publishing, religion, science, tech, twitter, writing
Pharoahs and care bombsLanguage Log on the perils of copy editing. They're talking in a journalistic context in this piece, but the same issues definitely apply to us fictioneers.

Why the Library of Congress cares about archiving our tweets

As Europe Reopens Skies, a New Cloud Looms — I can't decide if this is systemic resilience or systemic fragility. Either way it's morbidly fascinating.

Detailed View of Ash Plume at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano — As seen from orbit, courtesy of NASA's Earth Observatory site.

The Beetlecam — Wildlife photography as you haven't quite seen it before.

Every Voter Is A Values Voter — Damned straight. Just because you have some particular version of God on your side doesn't mean you're right, or have a monopoly on values.

The United States is not a 'Christian nation' — Unless we want to be like Saudi Arabia, with a state-enforced religion.

?otD: Ever touched a lion? (I have.)



4/20/2010
Writing time yesterday: none (family disruption)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (scale is out of batteries)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, GI distress)
Currently (re)reading: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

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User: brownkitty
Date: 2010-04-20 13:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/1004/icevolcano_fulle.jpg

Here's another pic of the some of the volcanic effects. I'm not even going to try and spell it.
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Steve
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2010-04-20 15:43 (UTC)
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?otD: Ever touched a lion?

No, but I have touched a young tiger when the wee thing weighed a mere 100-odd pounds.

-- Steve discovered soon thereafter that his cat allergies follow the square-cube law. (*AaaaCHOOO!*)
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gvdub
User: gvdub
Date: 2010-04-20 15:54 (UTC)
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Never touched a lion, but I have romped briefly with a baby tiger. Oh, and I was once kidnapped by a chimpanzee.
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