The types of author panels — (Snurched from burgereater.)
Sodas and paper straws — A pretty image from classic advertising.
A Step toward Holographic Videoconferencing — A full-color holographic display system refreshes every two seconds, fast enough to send live 3-D images. We have met the future, and it is us.
Shuttle Launch Delayed — Wow. On the last shot, this much happens. I see why they're retiring the orbiters.
The glorious mess of real scientific results — This is what those "evolution is only a theory" idiots and climate change denialists never understand. How science actually works.
MSNBC’s Phil Griffith the Worst Person in the World, as Olbermann Joins Donahue, Banfield — Juan Cole on the Olbermann firing. The blatant politicization of this is astonishing even by the shameless standards of modern conservatism, but my guess is it will be down the memory hole in a couple of days with no consequences for MSNBC or anyone involve. For extra credit, compare and contrast with the Juan Williams firing.
Ugandan Court Stops Naming of Gays — The American Evangelical community has been heavily involved in stirring anti-gay sentiment in Uganda, including helping draft death penalty laws as punishment for homosexuality. WWJD, my ass.
?otD: When was the last time you went hiking?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (3,800 new words, to 18,200 words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride plus Gorge hiking to come
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold