Post-Sick Sharks — Scrivener's Error with a whole bunch of commentary and links on publishing and copyright, with focus on (among other things) orphan works. Recommended reading if you're serious about this stuff.
Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany — Yep. That's Amazon, predatory business practices and all. (Snurched from Andrew Wheeler.)
The Complete 14 Batman Window Cameos — Hahahah! (Via David Goldman.)
JayBall rules — Because reasons! (Thanks to
I’m Elyn Saks and this is what it’s like to live with schizophrenia — Wow. (Via Lisa Costello.)
The CIA funded abstract art during the Cold War — Umm...
Optical Calibration Targets — Oh, wow, this is cool. I want to visit some of these in person.
Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched — Color-tunable photonic fibers mimic the fruit of the “bastard hogberry” plant. (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Love of aviation launches teens' fight to reopen museum — A local story from the Portland area.
Why Almost Everyone in Russia Has a Dash Cam — And why we have so many videos of the recent Russian meteor strike. (Via David Goldman.)
Russian Meteor Is Largest Since 1908 Siberian Blast, NASA Says — A meteor that exploded in the skies above Russia’s Ural Mountains was the largest since the Tunguska blast in Siberia in 1908 and released about 33 times the energy of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Sex in the Middle Ages — Life after 40? No, wait...
Before Love: Puritan Beliefs about Sex and Marriage — Unfortunately, that Puritan sexual ethos continues to have grip on American culture, especially in the minds of the vocal and destructive Christianist minority, as part of their ongoing campaign of wholesale social repression and denial of individual rights in the name of a very narrow view of religion and morality.
Rising Voices in S. Korea, Japan Advocate Nuclear Weapons — What could possibly go wrong>
How the NRA Hobbled the ATF
The Art of Infinite War, Ctd.: The Administration's Drone Campaign — Ta-Nehisi Coates with commentary from Judah Grunstein, who edits World Politics Review.
QotD?: How do you know?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,400 words on novella in progress, to 15,700 words, plus 0.25 hours of collaboration with
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up high crimes and misdemeanors in Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett