Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad wakes up, wishes it had not done so

Jim Van Pelt (and Blondie) on Reader Expectations — Good stuff, Maynard.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Another interesting squib from Science In My Fiction.

Jeff VanderMeer on the future of publishing

Tin House-gatePolyphony had exactly this problem. (Via Scriveners's Error.)

Almost the Fried Olives of His Dreamsshelly_rae with the fried olive report. Mmmm.

The Mark of a MasterpieceThe man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art. Or maybe not. Forensics in the world of fine art. (Via danjite.)

A Call to End Teacher Tenure — I had a very unpleasant experience with overt and unrepentant abuse of tenure that nearly stopped me from graduating with my B.A., so my feelings about this kind of issue are rather mixed. (And yes, the piece is talking about primary and secondary schools, not higher education.)

Kitchen appliances that bite — More weirdness from Dark Roasted Blend.

Solar Impulse plane starts 24-hour test flightThe aim is to assess whether the plane can fly in darkness. Um... (Yes, there's more to the story, but that cutline is ridiculously funny to me.)

Put Away the FlagsRemembering Howard Zinn on July 4th True patriotism doesn't require a yellow ribbon on your SUV.

Palin and Mondale — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with an odd (to me, at least) but interesting piece of comparative political analysis.

?otD: What price glory?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional turmoil)
Currently (re)reading: God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

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