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, September 13, 2013

Linkee-poo has a serious case of the "DontWannas"

Chuck Wendig jumps in the deep end. Braver man than I. Good luck.

While revising, you are likely to be eaten by a grue. :: points to it jumping up and down in giggly glee :: (Grokked from Dr. Doyle)

Jennifer Crusie with a large infographics of writing advice. You know, for your wall papering needs.

Vince shares the names of things that you probably didn't know had names. Actually, I did know some of these.

And this works for a writing link, what kind of procrastinator are you. (Grokked form Kameron Hurley)

The last surviving WWI 18" rail howitzer goes on display. It's seems quaint in the world of UAVs and ballistic missiles, but at the time these were the atomic weapons of war. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Tobias Buckell on bullshit jobs. Just for the record I would like to say I do work a lot of that 40-50 hours a week. However in the last two months I've had so many meetings scheduled it's been putting a major dent in the time I need to get the actual work done. The meetings, for the most part, haven't been of the "motivational" kind, but of the "bosses want to be a part of the process not understanding they're slowing down the process and just give me the damn data and let me do the work." But I understand where the writer Tobias quotes is coming from. Some bosses love to have meetings and send certain email in what appears to be simple "filling up the calendar."

"Christian schools shreds $20,000 in literature over ‘satanic’ peace sign." I got nothing. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

In America, you wouldn't believe what's legal. And now you know the real reason for the witch hunt against ACORN and why Fox News is all full of conspiracies about the CFPB, which is working for consumers. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

On how you build and test a climate model. Just in case you were fuzzy on the subject. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"Alex Jones has decided that the United Nations (and Obama, of course) have embarked on a course of destabilizing and destroying countries so they can reduce the world to a primitive state and control it from jetcopters' as Methuselah cyborgs." The mocking, it's just getting too easy. And that, your honor, is when the wheels came off the bus. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Searching for a third way in Syria. One of the positives of this lengthy "debate" about Syria is the rise of several non-military interventions, ways of helping the Syrian people without adding more violence into an already violent situation.

Giving truth to the phrase, "No thanks, we're all full up on crazy here," the TEA Party Congressional darlings take the Crazy Train on the road. You know, I was getting worried that the "Bad Chinese" were about to overshadow the "Bad American" as an international pariah. Kudos.

Just a general thought about Syria. It amazes me that because of the last 13 years (mostly during a previous administration) of black and white thinking about the world, we, as a people, have totally forgotten what "proportional and measured response" means.

(Sorry about the crappy sound, I couldn't find a better clip, actually I was looking for the conversation between Fitzwallace and Leo after Pres Bartlett orders Fitz to develop plans for an overwhelming strike)

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