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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-17 05:17
Subject: [links] Link salad arrives at Friday, surprised
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Tags:cool, culture, language, links, personal, photos, politics, process, religion, science, travel, writing
Repeat after me, writers: "The Penmonkey's Paean" — A writer's prayer. (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

FearlessnessArt writing guru James Gurney with some advice we writers could surely follow. Fits in interestingly with yesterday's discussion in my comments sections about reactions to negativity: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

We are the words — Cultural evolution in the Google Books corpus. Also, a related story from Language Log. (And while I think the Google Books Settlement is a significant evil with the potential to blight copyright in the future, the Google Books project itself is a magnificent ambition.)

This is a Dog — Roger Ebert on what it means to belong.

50 Secrets Your Pilot Won't Tell You

Gallery: The Most Amazing Science Images of 2010 — (Thanks to lt260.)

Origin of the 'War on Christmas' — More on the ongoing persecutions of that vanishing, powerless Christian minority here in the United States.

?otD: Do you wish you were a fisherman, tumbling on the seas?




12/17/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (3,000 words)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 249.2
Currently reading: The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz by Russell Hoban

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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2010-12-17 13:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
:( the gallery page of scientific images isn't working, it is telling me the page doesn't exist....
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-17 13:49 (UTC)
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Weird. It's loading for me now. Aren't you behind the Great Firewall of Australia? Could that have something to do with this?
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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2010-12-18 01:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The proposed internet filter isn't legislation yet so no.... but even when I went to the page by googling it I couldn't find the images, do you have to be a member to see them?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-18 01:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not. Truly I have no idea, unless they're limiting image display by root domain to manage copyright...
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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2010-12-17 14:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"?ofD: Do you wish you were a fisherman, tumbling on the seas?"

I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-12-17 19:25 (UTC)
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As someone who hates (okay, scared, are you happy now?) to fly I didn't need to see that link. So. Yeah. Thanks. :P
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