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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-11-08 03:43
Subject: [links] Link salad loiters near the baggage claim
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Tags:art, cool, funny, links, personal, politics, process, steampunk
For All The Steampunk Aficionados Out Theremadrobins with a very memorable cake...

Are those gears on your staff? — Abi Sutherland at Making Light with a curious and interesting perspective on all the recent steampunk ranting.

Tiny landscapes — Art guru James Gurney on the visual equivalent of flash fiction.

Customs Officials Protect America from Wealthy Canadian Who Wanted to Spend Money Here — I sure feel safer now. Don't you?

The Frightening Link Between Phase Changes And TerrorismMilitary action can dramatically increase the pool from which terrorists are recruited, according to a new computer model of the how radical behavior spreads. Who could possibly have foreseen such a thing?

Bush: 'I Was A Dissenting Voice' On Iraq War"I was a dissenting voice. I didn't want to use force," Bush said. "I mean force is the last option for a President. And I think it's clear in the book that I gave diplomacy every chance to work Um, wow. That degree of morally bankrupt revisionism is breathtaking chutzpah. Or breathtaking stupidity. Or probably, both. And the sad thing is, he probably believes himself at this point. Just wow.

?otD: What is your least favorite city? Why?

Writing time yesterday: 6.0 hours (10,500 new words, to 31,600 words on Kalimpura, plus WRPA and some short fiction revisions)
Body movement: 45 minute urban walk (airport environs), plus 10 minutes in hotel whirlpool
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold

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User: mastadge
Date: 2010-11-08 13:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Least favorite city I've lived in is Houston. It was a physics-defying city in that it was at least a 90-minute schlep from anywhere to anywhere, whether you were heading up the street for milk or across town. It's a huge sprawling city with no zoning code and ever-crowded roads and endless suburbs. Perhaps if I had been living and working in central Houston rather than housed in the suburbs and working all over, I would have a different perspective, but as things stand it's the one city I've been to that I have absolutely no desire to revisit.
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User: nicosian
Date: 2010-11-08 14:14 (UTC)
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Least fave to visit: Las Vegas. Hot, dusty, overdone, excessive, fake and flashy. And I find the sounds of the slots to be an utter irritation. An assault on the senses.

(some really gorgeous buildings however. but the overall experience was "neh")

Least fave lived: Halifax, canada. Will never ever set foot on that place again, unless it's to watch a monster stomp it flat or watch it break off from the continent and drift away.

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User: vicki_rae
Date: 2010-11-08 21:10 (UTC)
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The cake is from a post of several amazing steampunk cakes on Cake Wrecks.


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User: cissa
Date: 2010-11-12 22:40 (UTC)
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I've really only lived in 2 cities- Mn's Twin Cities, and vaguely Boston.

And i don't like Boston much. as a student in the twin Cities, I could do a LOT of art stuff- season tickets and a nationally-known playhouse (and experimental paying troupes), museums, concerts... and in Boston, even at a professional income, these are priced out of reach. Not to mention being hard to get to! So I don't go... but I miss the accessibility.
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