What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Linkee-poo has to get itself back to the garden

"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper." The daily routines of famous writers. YMMV. (Grokked from Diana Peterfreund)

Jeremiah Tolbert shares the high cost of being in education. It doesn't get much better in higher education either. We're now along far enough (and scrimped and saved enough) that we're no longer dealing with student loan debt (now that I think about it, we're around the time we would have normally discharged that debt if we had paid the minimum). But trust me, if we weren't getting the small tuition benefit from my wife's job and the scholarship, I would be seriously rethinking this path. And my new course work is just an associates degree. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

Reverse engineering from DNA to the individual. So now it is possible to know if you're a dog on the internet. Thousands of people are having the genome sequenced and put into an open database to aid research. Someone decided they'd see if they could take that DNA and find the individual it belonged to. That's chilling on so many levels. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

With the latest shooting in the heart of conservative land (ie. Texas), Texas Republicans are calling for more guns in the classroom. You know, like they were doing last week anyway. Good to see they're consistent. Frankly in this case it looks like the problem was too many guns on campus to begin with. (Grokked from AbsoluteWrite)

"Why is it that when storms and hurricanes and earthquakes ravage our society, conservatives say it’s a sign from God to change our ways. But when ten people are shot on Gun Appreciation Day, well, you know. Nazis." Jim Wright on President Obama's (well VP Biden's report to President Obama) Executive Orders, legislative pushes and why the conservatives are going apeshit over the things they, themselves, think should happen.

Tweet of my heart: @AdviceToWriters: A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. RICHARD BACH #writing #writetip

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