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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-05-01 06:52
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up grumpy again
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Tags:cancer, culture, health, links, movies, personal, photos, politics, process, publishing, reviews, stories, tech, writing
Various short fiction reviews, including my collaborate piece with Mike Jasper, "Devil On the Wind"

Asimov's adopts online submission

The golden age of movie critics — Roger Ebert on the disappearance of film criticism as a line of work. What the internet is creating is a class of literate, gifted amateur writers, in an old tradition Very much applies to some of the current discussions about the future of fiction.

The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash — Charlie Stross with a really interesting analysis of Apple, the iPhone/iPad, and the future of personal computing. Excellent essay, even by Charlie's very high standards.

The Data-Driven Life — Hmm, I don't think of myself as obsessive or data-driven, but I do track a number of metrics regarding my health and personal habits. Some are chemo/cancer-specific, others are around accountability for my lifestyle and writing goals.

ETA: A number of political links and some commentary inexplicably vanished when I made this post. I don't have the time or patience to reconstruct them now. Sigh.

?otD: How grumpy are you?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (poorly)
This morning's weigh-in: n/
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2010-05-01 20:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lyles constant
If only that were true! Then there wouldn't be so many websites that unnecessarily use Flash and don't work for many people. :/
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User: endiron
Date: 2010-05-01 15:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pretty phenomenally grumpy.

My daughter decided to have a severe and apocalyptic reaction to a new anti-biotic about 10 pm.

Phase one: was classic symptoms of anaphylaxis. Que Ambulance.
By the time it gets here, swelling face and blotchy rash begins to fade.

Much passive aggressive staring by the fire crew and ambulance staff over hyper-sensitive parenting. (First time we have ever called an ambulance BTW)

Phase two: We give the girl child a benedryl to cope with itching since a lack of respiratory distress make this a minor annoyance and put her to bed.

Que copious chunk blowing and a return of the swelling and itching.

Hello 3am trip to the emergency room.

So am I grumpy?

Yes, yes I am.
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Max Kaehn: Keyboard Cat
User: slothman
Date: 2010-05-01 19:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Work has been tedious lately, home maintenance chores are looming, and long-term thinking continues to be elusive in government and the electorate. Moderately cranky.
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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2010-05-01 20:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lyles constant
> I don't think of myself as obsessive or data-driven, but I do track a number of metrics regarding my health and personal habits.

Ha ha ha! If the shoe fits, wear it!

But if you're really not sure, perhaps you can track some data about how often you track data and how much data you track... :)
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