Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad contemplates the shores of Tripoli

I will be on Twitter tonight at #sffwrtcht from 6 pm to 7 pm Pacific — Tune in for a live interview and discussion moderated by @BryanThomasS.

SFWA with the 2010 Nebula Nominees — Congratulations to all my friends and colleagues on the ballot!

Scrivener's Error with yet more on Borders — With a very specific comment (and citation) on the question of book inventory as consignment.

Are You Smarter Than an Eighth Grader (From 1895)? — In my case, hell no. That's what I have the Googles for.

Hung Out to Dry: A Taxonomy of City BlocksStrange Maps with a rather curious interpretation of urban cartography.

Why Earth And Titan Share Twin AtmospheresEarth and Titan have thick, nitrogen-rich atmospheres. That's because both formed from the leftovers of cometary impacts, say planetary geologists.

The Threatening Scent of Fertile Women — Interesting squib on human sexuality. (Via David Goldman.)

Language Log on spelling the name of Libya's leaderAnd The Straight Dope's classic column on the same topic.

30% of Libya in Hands of Youth Movement

George Lakoff on what conservatives really want — I continue boggled at the political flimflam that has managed to make the interests of the top 1% of American society (economically) the overwhelming obsession of so many millions of poor and middle class 'values voters'.

Firefighter refused call to Tucson shootingA veteran firefighter refused to respond to last month's deadly shooting spree that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded because he had different political views than his colleagues and "did not want to be part of it," according to internal city memos. Good thing he was there to stand up for family values!

?otD: Ever been to North Africa?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (Endurance copy edits, 2,000 words on a collab, review of Sunspin outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 252.6
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk

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