Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad for yet another hump day

TOC: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, ed Sean Wallace — Kinda cool.

Lynchburg writer fakes kidnapping to promote new book — Huh? Um... (Snurched from @lilithsaintcrow.)

Surveying eBooks — Andrew Wheeler on some new numbers.

One Math Museum, Many Variables

Walrus and Elephant — This might be my favorite flying boat photo, ever.

Between Grief and Gratitude — A very to-the-point commentary about how people respond to cancer in others. (Via [info]joycemocha.)

Rinderpest, Scourge of Cattle, Is Vanquished — If you're a humanitarian, read this for the victory. If you're a writer, read this for the world building details. (Via David Goldman.)

Nebraska nuclear power plant beset by floodwaters — Hey... Guess where I'm going to be next week.

I'm a Climate Scientist — Science fights back. In rap. Hilariously fun. (Thanks to Scrivener's Error.)

'Go The F*** To Sleep' Not Funny — I really have a problem with this commentary. The author is saying, in effect, "this isn't funny because other people have worse problems." By that logic, nothing is ever funny, because someone always has a worse problem. It's similar to the 'First World problems' meme, which I detest. Life is not a race to the bottom. We don't need to apologize for our difficulties. (See my recent 'Theory of Problems' post [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ].) Finding humor, or difficulty, in our own lives isn't invalidated simply because our situations are better off than others'. Can I not laugh at my cancer because someone else's cancer is worse?

I was wrong about same-sex marriage — A conservative observes that gay marriage alarmism has absolutely failed to come true. Too bad that's just reality's liberal bias showing through again.

To Know Us Is to Let Us Love — Who knew that gay people were normal?

Heresy at the National Review Online — Another conservative sees people as people instead of Other, writing about New York's gay marriage law. Kudos to him.

'I decided I was going to be the mayor for everybody'Slacktivist with another story of what happens when you begin to see people as, well, people, instead of Other. Confidential to conservative America: you really ought to try this sometime.

?otD: Why can't we spell Wednesday?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (Sekrit Projekt, Hugo script draft)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 229.2
Currently (re)reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

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