How I Thank God —
The Strength of Wild Horses — A Kickstarter by Sandra Tayler. Check it out.
25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names — I knew about half of these. (Via Lisa Costello.)
Bend's First Fire Engine Will Be Home For Christmas — A little bit of Oregon history.
Moving Stars: The Shkadov Thruster
What scared H. P. Lovecraft — Charlie Stross is (as usual) clever and cool.
2D or Not 2D — Facial art. Wow. (Via
The Front of This House Is Sliding Onto the Street — I love public art. (Thanks to Lezli Robyn.)
Winners of the Dance Your PhD Competition Revealed — Hahah. (Via David Goldman.)
Solving the neural code conundrum: digital or analogue? — Physicists have developed a technique that can tell which parts of the brain rely on analogue signals and which rely in digital signals.
Tracking Fecal Transplants — A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
Modern life 'turning people off sex' — Hmm.
Restaurants may seat guests according to looks. Surprise, surprise —
Google Earth spies unreported fish traps, study reveals — Satellite surveillance from your armchair.
US Working Overtime Behind The Scenes To Kill UN Plan To Protect Online Privacy From Snooping — Because security, you commie. (Thanks to David Goldman.)
48% of U.S. Schoolchildren Live in Poverty — A rising tide lifts only yachts.
Pope Denounces Trickle-Down Economics 'Which Has Never Been Confirmed By The Facts' — Wow. That’s a big old ‘fuck you’ to the GOP-Church axis in America. A great smackdown to the smug Republican Jesus who dominates the public face of religion in America.
Slacktivist Fred Clark on (among other things) Senate politics — District court nominations by white presidents filibustered in U.S. Senate in all of American history: 3. District court nominations by black presidents filibustered in U.S. Senate: 20. Senate filibusters of executive nominees by white presidents since World War II: 20. Senate filibusters of executive nominees by black presidents since World War II: 54 From the department of painfully true things you will never, ever hear any conservative admit. Tell me again about that unprecedented Democratic power grab in the Senate?
?otD: Do my words make you whisper?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)