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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Linkee-poo wears my sunglasses at night so I can keep track of the visions in my eyes

Terri Windling on how every illness is narrative.

The 2016 Book Publishing Paths. I haven't had time to thoroughly read this, yet. But it might be good for you. (Grokked from Hannah Bowman)

Need some help with your book? Saladin Ahmed has some open critiquing slots.

Calling Dr. Langdon, the Vatican is digitizing their library. I'll be in my bunk. The Vatican wants you to know they're using cookies? Um, okay? That's going to make confession a little more interesting. And they have a pretty obnoxious watermarking scheme. They also seem to think everyone uses a laptop. So, you can take the Vatican out of the 14th Century… (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)

A Consumer Reports article on making sure your 401k is working for you. Because I had a discussion last night we people at the hospital. Know the fees your funds are charging you, just a little difference could mount up quickly robbing you of a good retirement.

"This is a story we are all being fed. A story about overalls, rich soil and John Deere tractors scattering broods of busy chickens. A story about healthy animals living happy lives, heirloom tomatoes hanging heavy and earnest artisans rolling wheels of cheese into aging caves nearby… More often than not, those things are fairy tales." Farm-to-table restaurants are selling a fiction. In fact, most of what you think about food product is probably incorrect as well. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)

Solar Impulse 2 is about to resume its flight around the world using only solar energy.

Think you're having a bad day? Did you accidentally reply all when making a snarky comment to a friend? Did you forget to backup before removing files? Okay, take heart, at least you didn't delete your entire company's data (web hosting, so it deleted all 1000+ client's websites), including backups, with one line of code. (Grokked from John)

"Researchers have long known that there are rare people who stay healthy despite profound genetic defects. Friend and his colleagues decided to systematically identify such individuals." Is that you, Professor X?

As I've said, it's like a pogrom. (Yes, I've been spelling it wrong before this, I is a righter)

Jim Wright's 12th installment of Bang, Bang, Crazy (wherein I'm tangentially name checked). Sometime when I see Jim has a live one on the end of a twitter line, I like to jump in. He usually attracts the best trollage. It's a bad habit, I admit it. This guy was a wet noodle that if there were a national database as he proposed (and then backed away from when Jim made it more real for him), I'd have reported him to it.

Trump's campaign manager won't be prosecuted for battery. An article that shows much of what is wrong in the system and how perceptions leave us in a world of make-believe. First, just because he won't be prosecuted doesn't mean he's innocent. Also, violence against women is often accepted in our culture (she had visible bruising on her arm but the prosecutors don't believe he meant it to be "caustic" touch).

"In a Friday morning memo, the Republican National Committee reminded the presidential candidates that the rules for the presidential primary and delegate selection were set in October." :: cough :: Rule 40 :: cough :: Plus there is some delicious irony in the RNC having consternation about "voters" (delegates) for their national convention considering all the work they've done to disenfranchise potential Democratic voters over the last 8 years. I say we make them show ID.

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