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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Linkee-poo every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Still in the midst of major day job consternation, so not a lot today. Sorry. My reading list is back over 100.

In the sober light of day, I'm rethinking last night's lightning strike. The current thought process tracts to this line of reasoning, "You already have a red bicycle. When are you going to ride this one?"

Jay Lake gives a breakdown of the time required to write his latest novel. Just in case you're looking to measure up against someone. And, damn, Jay can write fast.

Think about fast, the speed of publishing. Fast it is not. (Grokked from Miranda Suri)

You know, even after sever ridicule, and widespread condemnation, conservatives just don't give a shit. Remember how conservatives we all about "jobs" and "keeping guberment outa our lives" and "stopping the guberment from stealing our freedom", all they've really wanted to do is enact their social conservative agenda by making government more involved in our private lives, coming between a women and her doctor, and eliminating freedoms. If you ever wonder why I'm so passionate about politics, you only need to remember things like this. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

How to be a fan of problematic things. (Grokked from Cat Valente) And related, is "Game of Thrones too White?" by Saladin Ahmed. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A guide to carbon capture. Since I made the comment about Clean Coal, here is part of their initiative (note the actual working prototype for carbon sequestration is not a US company or initiative). So, there's some ways of doing it. Unfortunately the technologies discussed don't work economically on a large scale (as shown by our own Clean Coal project plants). (Grokked from Morgan J. Locke)

"Republicans for Environmental Protection" dropping the "Republican" part and becoming "ConservAmerica" - the jokes nearly write themselves these days. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)

Tweet of my heart:
@steveluvender: If Tetris has taught me anything, it is that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.

Double dip:
@GeorgeTakei: Women favor Obama over Romney in battleground states by 18%. In response, Republican leaders urge women to get out of the kitchen and vote.

Too late, the gender gap is back. Notice that social conservatism is not being talked about this week. It's an intentional shift. But guess what will be on commercials this Summer (Fall would be too late). But then, deploy the Ann Romney. (Grokked from Jay Lake)


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the link to Jay's post. I was running similar numbers of my own over the weekend, and his post was surprisingly *not* discouraging in comparison.

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Elizabeth, that's excellent. Unfortunately Jay makes me look like a poser.

My only saving grace is that when I am able to devote time to writing, I can post stats like his. Unfortunately it's the devoting time part that gets me (and the majority of new writers).