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, August 17, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo wants breather

The RSS feed is still over 800. Sigh. With your kind indulgences, I think I'm going to skip a lot, so there might be some grade-A excellent content out there that I don't link to. But then, that's normal.

Look for editing services? Here's Dr. Doyle's. Here's Saladin Ahmed's.

Terry Pratchett answers some questions. (Grokked from Neil Gaiman)

"Either too many writers have been conditioned by the publishing market and society in general to believe that writing has no monetary value, or, they just have yet to see the irony that they actually agree with Epstein’s insanity (arguing that there should be no minimum wage and businesses should be able to pay whatever they want to)." An interesting piece, even while I disagree with the basic premise of "work vs art = pay vs non-pay" (this is an extension of our cultural mindset that art is "play" and has no connections to the "commercial" world, this is a falsehood - a position which they explain or moderate in the followup post).

Related somewhat to that, the world's most expensive typeface. Well, that depends on what you're defining here, but for a single cut of a face, in modern commerce, yea it is. The arguments here hold up well in the discussion of print vs e-book publication. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Life hacks before there was a Lifehacker.com. (Grokked from George Takei)

Pinocchio, Inc. Ha! (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

Help wanted, humans need not apply. Although they get some of their history wrong (life for horses in cities were horrible). Although they are correct that when it comes to humans vs technological advances, humans always lose. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

"But sometimes when you’re out there, in the middle of longstanding policies denying minority men and women the most basic human rights, you must take decisive measures." Oh Onion, don't ever change. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

"Former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar called out the Republican National Committee (RNC), the national organization of the Republican Party, on Thursday for endorsing efforts in some Western states to seize or sell-off of America’s parks, forests, and public lands." You would think that the attempts to decertify national monuments and sell off national parks and lands was made up. But then you'd be wrong. There are people out there who place no value to these things and would continue to rape the continent in the pursuit of a few more pennies. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

Hey, remember when Establishment Republicans were going to take their party back from the lunatic fringe and try and get all the candidates to be professional and not shoot off their mouths and lose elections by self-inflicted (unforced) gaffs? How's that going? Yea, I guess they forgot their bread-and-butter beliefs and rank-and-file conservative hold some pretty extremist, idiotic, and plan ignorant views. And they've also forgotten they need to win the Latino vote.

Impeachment bait? Oh noes, the President is waving his magical Negro powers again and forcing the Congress to impeach him. I guess they forget that they want to impeach him for the high crime of being black while in office. Optionally, they're basically saying, "Please, Mr. President, don't force us to throw you into that briar patch."

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