To all my friends on the East Coast, stay safe folks. Just remember that not only is the storm serge that does the most damage, the effects of the storm after it passes (draining water sheds) can also cause a lot of damage.
Some older links, I don't remember if I posted some of them.
For all of you futurist writers out there, drone swarming tech demoed. Mix in the news of DARPA creating hummingbird and dragon-fly sized drones. I wonder where you'd by OFF for those?
Edmund Schubert on the short story versus novel argument. As he says, whatever works for you.
Ken McConnell on writing before promoting. With a link to some video interviews about the publishing industry.
Another 10 year anniversary, but this one is about GW (in Crawford, natch, it's August, remember the former Pres. set the record for time on "vacation") and how the disappearing budget surplus was a good thing. Hey, Tea Party, where were you then? Of course he was stroking some of you (no surplus meant federal government wouldn't grow anymore, so how did that work out?). Also, just to repeat, since I didn't have kids, there was no tax break for me (went from a W4 with 3 deductions and got refunds to having only 1 deduction, married hold at higher single rate, and an extra $20 each pay and I hope to break even this year - I haven't had a federal refund since 2001). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Because I'll want to point to it later, the Slactivist outlines the full scope of the "climate-change" conspiracy. (Grokked from Jay Lake)