Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad slopes into Monday

Advice on Writing from Modernity’s Greatest Writers — I like (but do not agree with) Mark Twain's: "Write without pay until somebody offers pay; if nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for." (Snurched from Curiosity Counts.)

Defining Words, Without the Arbiters — Unmediated lexicography. (Thanks to Dad.)

BFTP: The myth of bra burning feminists — (Via @tansyrr.)

A Nigerian criticizes the 'First World problems' meme — As I have as well. (Via [info]danjite.)

Boston's Brain Drain: The Cost of Being America's Drunkest City — Speaking of legal drugs.

States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana — I haven't bothered with recreational drugs in over a quarter century, but I still strongly favor legalization. Prohibition has been a disaster for everyone except law enforcement budgets and criminal profits.

12 Hangover Cures From Famous Heavy Drinkers — And speaking of drinking… Back when I occasionally drank enough to worry about hangovers, my cure was some vitamin C or orange juice, two aspirin or Advil, a Pepcid AC and a huge glass of water before going to sleep. Seemed to work pretty well for me. How about you?

International Linear Collider race starts in physics — Ah, big science. Too bad the US abandoned our leadership role in this stuff with the SSCL cancellation.

Will China Outsmart the U.S.? — The value of research and intellectual property. You know, that science stuff that the GOP voting base hates.

Manhunt in Mount Rainier park after US ranger shot dead — Another fine citizen exercising his Second Amendment rights to his defense of essential liberties. Aren't you proud of your NRA for helping make this kind of patriotism so much easier?

?otd: Back to work today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.5 (solid)
Weight: 210.4
Currently (re)reading: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

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