Successful authors (of the SF/F variety) give their younger selves advice.
A post about Le Guin's acceptance speech and a video of the whole speech.
Ray Bradbury on failure, why we hate work, and loving what you do. (Grokked from Cat Rambo)
A simple exercise to teach privilege. (Grokked form Steven Gould)
Finally got around to reading Jim Wright's election day wrap up. If you haven't already, you need to do so. I've been writing a blog post in my head that starts with, "Suck it up, fellow liberals. Put on the big peoples' pants and get back to work. We only have 5 years to win back State Legislatures or get Constitutional Amendments on the state ballots to change how redistricting will happen. And it's that important that you need to focus on it now."
Because it's been plot points in my stories (and probably some of yours), SOCOM is looking for tech that will "drain" and enemies computer (and I would expect, other systems like tablets and phones) of all its relevant information within 15 minutes. While I haven't looked at the proposal documents, I would expect that they are looking for something highly portable (like a large thumb drive sized device). Oh, and they want working prototypes by February.
"The APA said it would look into 'whether there is any factual support for the assertion that APA engaged in activity that would constitute collusion with the Bush administration to promote, support or facilitate the use of ‘enhanced’ interrogation techniques.'" Well, that only took 12 years and an embarrassing book to be published. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
The Presidential Lawsuit finally drops. I guess Jonathan Turley is a True Believer™. Wonder how far it'll go in the courts.
Fox News keeps up it's tradition of being the consolation prize. Well, okay, they're more like "let's keep these people employed until their no longer damaged goods." Scott Brown now joins the ranks of paid commentators.