Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad is gonna cook today

Orbital Mechanics for Werewolves — The title of this Science In My Fiction post pretty much says it all.

Mr. Tact still thinks I'm an idiot — But he has some good advice about backing up your work.

Language Log on unusual words for precipitation — Including "graupel", a word I've been seeking for a long time, as we very occasionally see this in the Pacific Northwest. It describes "small soft white ice particles that fall as hail or snow". When that happens, it's sort of like the sky is gently pouring down vermiculite, or shredded styrofoam.

Princesse Ghislaine de Polignac — Now that's a hell of an obituary. (Via danjite.)

An Egyptian artists photographs the protests — (Via silvertwi.)

Archaeology and the Flood of Irrationality — A rather nice squib on faith-based thinking and evidence. (Thanks to lt260.)

Five myths about Ronald Reagan's legacyThe Washington Post on the Republicans' greatest imaginary president.

Sarah Palin is no Ronald Reagan, says Reagan's son Ron, Jr. — Frankly, neither was Ronald Reagan. So many things wrong with the assumptions in that lede.

?otD: Do you prefer to start down and hike up, or start up and hike down?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (3,400 new words on Sunspin book one)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 252.0
Currently reading: Between books

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