Linkee-poo owes a great debt to Jay Lake. We're going to miss him terribly, and not just for the great material he pointed us to. It's no real secret that Linkee-poo owes much of its existence to Jay's Link Salad. There have been so many posts that I have intentionally gone out to find links other than the ones I found at Jay's blog just for the look of the thing.
We met Jay in the flesh twice. Once at World Fantasy where I sat on the outside of a group he was with while waiting to go to dinner. The other time was at Confusion where I got to spend a little more time around him. I will miss Jay. I will miss that I didn't get a chance to know him better. I will miss him for all he gave to the community and that younger writers won't experience him in the flesh.
Jay Lake stories for free. (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)
The Jay Lake Memorial scholarship to Paradise Lost.
Four steps to becoming a god(dess) of literary elements. Also, keep in mind at least half of the literary elements your high school English teacher forced you to memorize were complete BS, or the author only realized they had done after the fact.
Why do we love Apple, because they're "one of us."
The difference between what programmers say and what they mean. (Grokked from Annalee)
John Oliver on Net Neutrality. "What is being proposed is so egregious activists and corporations have been forced onto the same side. That's basically Lex Luthor knocking on Superman's apartment door and going, 'Listen, I know we have our differences, but we have got to get rid of that asshole in apartment 3b. He's too loud, Supe. He's just too loud." (Grokked from Steven Gould)
And then John Oliver crashed the internets.
A quick chart for when people claim the new environmental laws will destroy the economy. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)