Only Forward — Paul McAuley on writing first drafts and the perils of revising. This. (Thanks to Rick York.)
Ghillie Suit — Art guru James Gurney with an interesting entry, including an IKEA ghillie suit.
Depression Defies the Rush to Find an Evolutionary Upside
Computer Model Replays Europe's Cultural History — A simple mathematical model of the way cultures spread reproduces some aspects of European history, say complexity scientists. Paging Hari Seldon.
X and Y chromosomes — A beautiful photo of our gender-selective chromosomes. (Via
Dracula-esque monkey long thought vanished reappears
NASA still not hiding aliens: Triangular 'UFO' debunked — Well, darn. Where are they?
Picture of the Day: The Planet Heats Up — More of that pesky, liberally biased data from the reality-based world. More on this from NASA's Earth Observatory.
Gingrich’s Ex-Wife and the Republicans’ Predicament — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Gingrich. If they were voting based on character, they wouldn’t have chosen him in the first place. I'm old enough to remember when the GOP was angrily telling us (about Clinton) that "character counts." Not so much when it's your own guys, eh?
?otd: Chilly yet?
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions to Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.25 (solid)
Currently reading: The Atrocity Archive by Charles Stross; The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore<