I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Linkee-poo meet in the summer, Indian Summer, I love you the best, better than all the rest

Live in fear of the baby care bear costume.

Dave talks about Ferrett talking about the concept of the writing career. Wise friends have I. Says the Ferrett, "All it ever does is make me feel like shit for not hitting arbitrary goals." Oh my yes.

And then there's the five ways for writers to overcome self-doubts. So, you know, there's a different point. (Grokked from Catherine Schaff-Stump)

Or, to paraphrase Nike and channel a little Chuck Wendig, "Just fucking do it."

The power of color. Although I will note that many in science have removed "indigo" from the rainbow spectrum. I don't know why. Probably because ROYGBIV was too easy and was driving up test scores or something.

"A siege… was reportedly broken when the Megarians poured oil on a herd of pigs, set them alight, and drove them towards the enemy’s massed war elephants. The elephants bolted in terror from the flaming squealing pigs often killing great numbers of the army the elephant was part of" Oh yes, that's going in a story somewhere. Kinda makes "cracklins" a little more interesting now, doesn't it. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Where people live longer. There is something about people living in their place. The Cherokee for instance. In the Carolinas they live quite long. On the OK reservation, not so much.

"'So yes, we're going to have to… get used to the fact that people can have three genetic parents…" Dartmouth bioethicist (Ronald) Green says.… "Socially… this would mean… we would be moving toward a world in which some people… would have either real or perceived genetic advantage,' (Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society) says." Scientists develop genetic techniques for humans that can be inherited. And so begin the blurring of another ethical boundary in the search for profits. (Pointed to by John)

Making electronics that can dissolved. And brother, when it disintegrates, it disintegrates. Could be interesting to create implantable electronics that would then dissolve after they're no longer needed. Although I now see people going down to use their washers only to find a blob of quivering jelly in the new planned obsolescence. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The Ministry of Silly Walks Wallclock. Hmm, I might have to make one of those (yes, I've make my own clock faces before, you can buy kits for the actual clock itself). (Pointed to by John)

"'Many people hear my name in connection with the Christian Right and start to assume we are somehow aligned in some capacity, and I’m here to say, for the record, that we are not,' God continued. 'So let me just be clear: I don’t want women to get raped; not ever. I don’t think their resulting pregnancies are my divine will. And if a woman is raped, then she has the right to get an abortion, period. I do not agree with Mourdock. I do not agree with the Christian Right. End of story.'" Yahweh weighs in to disavow the wackaloon right. At least according to the Onion. (Grokked from Wil Wheaton)

And speaking of gods weighing in, Mr. Wednesday throws his hat in. He's got a great platform. Especially if you like that sort of stuff. Now if he could just move on from leaving damsels in forests with giant flame walls. (Grokked from Neil Gaiman)

While we can all point to countries (that many people have just heard about) that have horrendous practices when it comes to gender equality, let us not forget we haven't been that much farther ahead. That's a newspaper clipping from 1911 where a Providence, RI judge hearing a divorce petition advised the couple to reconcile and admonished the woman for going through her husband's pockets saying, "don't go through your husband's pockets again. A man is justified in slapping his wife for this." The beam in our own eye. (Grokked from Weird History)

Tweet of my heart: @Mozi_N: If ANYONE suspicious confronts you @ a voting location asking 2C your ID, pull out your camera phone,video them&interrogate them instead

Alligator Quotient: My alligators are all electronic the past two days. I'm slaying them as fast as I can.


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Actually modern Americans are increasingly unable to differentiate indigo. 150 years ago children would help with the Spring dyeing as old clothes got renewed -- and their arms would be half indigo for a while. Our RGB displays tent to stay away from the darker colors, so...

I've been teaching this in Physics classes for over 15 years.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Dr. Phil, yeah, I guess everybody just throw it into "deep blue to purple" and forgets about it. Although I happen to like indigo. Use to have a shirt I would go out to the bars wearing. It was indigo, but when the black light would hit it that thing would shine. It was great.