Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad gets fooled again

A Beginner's Guide to Steampunk Literature — abebooks.com weighs in. (Snurched from @kylecassidy.)

Click, Clack, Ding! Sigh ...The digital generation rediscovers the magic of manual typewriters. (Via @GreatDismal.)

Design FundamentalsTools and techniques to foster innovation. Interesting article on the role of design in business and innovation.

The Earth's lumpy gravity — Note also the very cool description of a low-altitude satellite.

Science meets the Mokele-Mbembe! — Ooooh.

Pakistan spiders flee floods in web-covered trees — This might be the headline of the week.

Apocalypse Now? A Christian Understanding of the End Times — I believe the word the headline writer was looking for was "Misunderstanding".

Johann Hari: Protest works. Just look at the proofYes, you can choose to do nothing. But you will be choosing to let yourself and your family and your country be ripped off. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Dems Press Boehner To Suspend Congressional Pay In Event Of Government Shutdown — As we know from our friends in the GOP, it's a real struggle to get by on only $174,000 per year. Why should hard-working congressmen have to sacrifice while they're so busy doing the people's work of cutting unemployment benefits, targeting those living-high-on-the-hog teachers, and threatening to stop social security checks as well as paychecks to the entire government workforce? Are you proud of your Republican party?

?otD: Do you prefer April showers or December baths?

Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA, otherwise took another day off)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 249.2
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts

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