Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Linkee-poo is feeling kinda low about the dues it's been paying

The literary education Venn Diagram. How very true. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

A dash of reality with what to expect with the first book (sale). (Grokked from Absolute Write)

And as a counter to that harassing of the mellow, how to write a book in 6 months. Your first draft is allowed to suck. (Grokked from Catherine Schaff-Stump, from Ferrett Steinmetz, etc)

Because it's an influence on my design (not so much "overlooked", maybe in the school the author went to), some Swedish Modernism posters. Related to Swiss Type (Helvetica School) with some Soviet Minimalism (especially that last one) thrown in for taste. Crunchy goodness.

The animals that adapt to city life. "…what evolutionary impact are our cities having on animals long term? Selection for ingenuity could dramatically change the animals we know today." I smell a story bone in there (although it's been done, but mostly with a "human experiment gets out of control", not so much evolutionary forces). (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Turns out, gravity is not an emergent property. Real science! Someone says, "Hey, it looks this way to me, this makes sense" and then someone else says, "Well, we can test for that, in fact we already have the data and it doesn't show what you're hypothesizing." That is how science is done in the real world. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Hey, there's another report on the investigation into "Climate-gate." Oh look, it's now the fourth study to find no wrong doing or "falsifying data." That makes 4 studies and 3 lawsuits IIRC. All of which found nothing was wrong or faked. Quelle surprise.

That Cultures of the Tea Party study all the hip kids are talking about. (Posted here because I've only read excerpts, like this and I want to see for myself)

It isn't posted yet, but here is a link where today's Fresh Air program on the "spiritual warfare" of the evangelical Protestant group New Apostolic Reformation. Yesterday I was asked why I had "gone over to the dark side" by becoming a Democrat after being a Republican. This is one of the reasons.

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