Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad wishes things were different

I will be writer in residence at Paradise Lost — A weekend retreat this April.

Waiting for Godot for Wii breaks first week sales records — Snerk. (Via danjite.)

Nabokov Theory on Butterfly Evolution Is Vindicated — Yes, that Nabokov. Author by day, lepidopterist by night. Or perhaps the other way around.

Epilepsy vs. Creativitye_bourne responds to yesterday's link about Chopin and epilepsy.

Lack of Sex Among Grapes Tangles a Family Vine — Oh, such a headline.

Hyperlink Placement — Art guru James Gurney with some interesting thoughts on the information design of Web pages.

A Fighting Spirit Won’t Save Your LifeIt is difficult enough to be injured or gravely ill. To add to this the burden of guilt over a supposed failure to have the right attitude toward one's illness is unconscionable. Linking health to personal virtue and vice not only is bad science, it's bad medicine. Yep. (Thanks to David Goldman.)

Fantasy role-playing games — Slacktivist on Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Evangelical analogy between abortion and slavery. Fascinating, tough reading.

Oklahoma's New Anti-Evolution Bill — I can understand why conservatives might want to sabotage their own kids' education to privilege a specific worldview (well, actually, I can't, but that's a different issue), but why do you guys so consistently want to sabotage the education of everyone's children? Where do you expect tomorrow's leaders and innovators to come from, when they're competing against a world full of kids with a reality-based education?

Shiny Lazy People — Paul Krugman on Rep. Ryan and the GOP response to the SOTU. As usual with conservatives these days, the facts are biased against them. As usual with conservatives these days, they make up new non-reality-based facts. As usual with conservatives these days, they are believed.

?otD: From what do you run?

Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (2,900 new words on Sunspin book one, plus some WRPA.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 251.2
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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