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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Linkee-poo for a Sunday

Sorry, working hard and the whole later sunset is screwing me up.

Catherine Schaff-Stump offers some good tips on to process writer workshop/critique feedback. I'll add here that it's always best to take notes on everything a critiquer says. At the time that they are making the comment, you might disagree completely and an early reaction to that would be to discount the advice. But you want to have their comment down because everybody else in the critique group might say, "I agree with soandso about this, but they said it better than I could." Or, you might be having the piece (even in rewrite) being critiqued by the same or other group and this point may be even more prominent during this round and you'll want to be able to remind yourself on all the aspects of how to fix it.

Fight scene basics.

The Slactivist with proof that I'm not too late to write "Post-Rapture Industries." Apparently, the evangelicals are still awaiting the apocalypse. And they believe that Madonna (yes, that Madonna) is a part of the Satan's (or the Illuminati's) grand plan.

The inerrant word of God. But it's updatable to whatever political stance you want. Has been since the Nicene Council and King James versions. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"These guys spent a lot of time in Dumpsters figuring out what kind of trash we produce." The Denver Zoo is about to unleash a rickshaw that runs on gasified pellets made from both the zoo's human waste stream and the animal poo. It's a prototype of the technology that will be used to power their new Elephant Passage exhibit. (Grokked from Random Michelle K)

Hullabaloo combs through the comments at Fox News. I think we've discovered the trolls homeland. Oh sure, it's not about race in this country. Remember the whole, "Commentators at Daily Kos are saying horrible things," only to have it be like one or two comments that they had to troll the whole website to find? Yeah, these are just from the Trayvon Martin story. (Grokked from Jay lake)


Todd Wheeler said...

Nice link on the zoo. Always like to see news about garbage and recycling.

Steve Buchheit said...

"Gee, Todd," he said, "why would that be?" :) (Todd's book, Garbageland available here)