Nerd Nite #1: Sex, Dying, and the FUTURE! — A reminder, I'll be talking about cancer and genomics this evening in Portland.
An 110-Year-Old Rejection Letter — Old school. (Snurched Steve Buchheit.)
Munsell, the man who colored America — How a Boston argument over better crayons ended up repainting the world. (Via Daily idioms, Annoated —
Scientists Castrate Iberian Lynx to Prevent them from Extinction
Humans blamed for ancient bird species extinctions
Cool dam — Speculative landscape?
Windfarm Sickness — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Photographer Joe McNally Takes Photo From Top Of Burj Khalifa, World's Tallest Skyscraper, In Dubai — Gah!
How best to clean out satellites before they become space garbage — Looking at options for quick and safe de-orbiting.
Marketing Deal Gives a Small Town an Identity Crisis — Dish, baby. (Thanks to Dad.)
Gender and Bathroom Graffiti
Unfit for Work — The startling rise of disability in America. Speaking as someone who will have to go on disability for a while as I near end-of-life with my cancer, this piece misses a lot of the point. (Via Steve Buchheit.)
The Day I Taught How Not to Rape — Sigh. (Via
What If There Had Been Weapons Programs in Iraq? — Not that there were. (Facts not valid for FOX News viewers and other willful idiots.) Of course, as any Republican can tell you, presidential lies about trillion dollar wars of choice are much less important that presidential lies about blow jobs.
QotD?: What are you going to learn today?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett