Way behind in everything, sorry folks.
Elisabeth Weed on finding an agent.
Sarah Goslee on the importance of good rejections.
Dr. Doyle on deciding on what's action and what's stage dressing.
A while back I made a comment about typewriters and how they could be a good focusing device. Well, now there's a USB typewriter but I'm not sure that would actually work as well. There's something impermanent about typing to a screen and something very tactile and visceral about putting ink on paper. Maybe it's a commitment kind of thing. Anyway, at $800 I don't see this in my collection anytime soon (I'd rather have the 128gig iPad 3). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
And speaking of the iPad, here's one transferring games to an Apple IIe. Am I a total geek because that looks cool? (Grokked from Dan)
Tobias Buckell points to a survey of 1000 self-published authors. Like Tobias says, data, data, data. While the report is for sale, on the linked site there are a few infographics which tell part of the story.
The differences between truth and truthiness when it comes to disease, specifically cancer. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The Navy makes ready to deploy a laser weapon.
You know how the conservative media all like to talk about how climate change is the gimmick developed by Al Gore and his buddies to make it rich with their rock-bottom investment? Well, this is actually about money, but not Al Gore's money. Say, what is the main industry of Koch Industries? (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"(T)he Mexican Barbie doll comes with documentation and a passport." :: head-desk :: (Grokked from Steven Gould)
Why we have stopped seeing UFOs. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)
"Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been tapped to deliver the weekly Republican address today… he will talk about how, while Washington remains a mess, GOP governors are straightening things out… Unfortunately, some of what Brownback says in his address… is exaggerated or misleading." Sort of how Ohio's current governor likes to taut his job making skills while ignoring how Ohio was 3rd in the nation for job creation the month before he took office. While some spin is expected, when you have to ignore reality to make your point, you really don't have a point. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Tweet of my heart: @grok_: Look, I think we can all agree that the best use for autonomous vehicles is to put dogs in them and send them on joyrides.