In case you can't tell, things are cray again at the day thing. Gee, and I worked out last Saturday and Sunday. Plus on Sunday the words started flowing. And I've already put in about 42 hours this week. Who could have seen that happening? Don't mind me, I'm just bitching here. On to the links.
Your brain is your worst enemy. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
Ken Scholes on writing the Other with fear and trembling. Yep, fear it is. Also, as someone who is writing a female, African-American secondary (but important for at least half the book) character, I need to re-read this a few times. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
A G. R. R. Martin interview. I haven't been able to listen to all of it. Yet. (Grokked from Tor.com)
The next generation of motion/gesture control, the Leap. (pointed to by Dan)
The business of Bond. James Bond. Cool interactive infographic about the movies and their profitability. (Pointed to by Dan)
"That is so different from what my book (Guns, Germs and Steel)actually says that I have to doubt whether Mr. Romney read it." This article brings up many things I've been saying in private. It's an uneasy thought of mine that Mitt Romney, and his staff, simply aren't ready for prime time. Now, I'm not talking about experience or drive or the silly argument, "Well, he's never been president so he has no qualifications to be president." I'm talking about that I don't think they people have read even the Cliff's Notes for this job, let alone the textbooks. "Mitt Romney may become our next president. Will he continue to espouse one-factor explanations for multicausal problems, and fail to understand history and the modern world?" That pretty much explains conservative politics since 1980. (Grokked from ChiaLynn)
This video is from his first run for the 2008 election. See comment above. It doesn't look like Mitt has grown any or become more savvy at this thing since then. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)
"The sequester facing the country today was the result of a long bipartisan negotiation to avoid last year’s default crisis and prevent one from re-emerging in the chaos of an election year." And now the conservatives believe you're too stupid to remember just a year ago and are trying to lay it all on Obama. Also, I'll just note here, notice how all you're hearing about in the media is the DoD cuts. You're hearing hardly a peep about the matching cuts in the rest of the budget. Also, anybody who states "We should change the law to stop the sequestration" is basically saying, "We don't give a Goddamn about the deficit." Look, Mr. Boehner, this is a complete failure of your leadership. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Alligator Quotient: Buzzsaw.