Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad thinks about potatoes

‘Fooling Houdini’ by Alex Stone — Interesting.

Link Sausages of Questionable Origin... and AgeScrivener's Error on information, privacy and publishing rights, with reference to me in my role as cheese monkey.

The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut — The late Nora Ephron Is Funny in the pages of The New Yorker. (Snurched from Sonia Lyris.)

Steam Punk Remakes Power Grid with Compressed Air — (Thanks to David E. Vincent.)

Apps That Present Highlights of the World in Front of You — Some cool augmented reality tools. (Via my Dad.)

Building an Organ on a Chip — I love living in the future.

When does weather become climate? — A recent heat map of the US, among other things, from the Bad Astronomer.

Jemima Wilkinson: Queer preacher reborn in 1776 as “Publick Universal Friend” — Wow. I had no idea about this fascinating piece of American history. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Gay, Black, and Quaker: History Catches Up with Bayard Rustin If I do not fight bigotry wherever it is, bigotry is thereby strengthened. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Kudzu and the California Marriage Amendment[info]rinolj with a carefully detailed analysis of what I was somewhat lightly suggesting in my recent post "Marriage and the magic of nuance" [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ].

How I see America, from a former Gitmo prisoner — Feel safer?

Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation — America: the worst justice money can buy. This is what the conservative fetish for privatization gets us. (Via [info]danjite.)

We're No. 1! We're No. 1! We're ... uh ... not? — Ah, the insanity of American exceptionalism. Another toxic social problem that our conservative friends own lock, stock and barrel. (Via David Goldman.)

Communists in Congress Today? Probing the Roots of 'McCarthyism' — Just a little reminder that The Crazy has a long and honorable tradition at the heart of American conservatism.

?otD: Cooking out for the Fourth?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (0.25 hours to finish Kalimpura galley edits, as well as short story revisions and submittals and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Weight: 238.4
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

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