[links] Link salad for a Sunday

lonfiction has posted a pocket review of Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ] — I think he liked it. I hope he likes Escapement, too.

Random House tries to change the definition of “out of print” — And here you have a reason why authors might need to be very wary of e-books. (From a mailing list.)

barthanderson on sissy farmers — He’s making a point about the costs of energy in food production which I’ve long wondered about from an essentially naive point of view, given that I have no domain knowledge about farming or the food production process.

Scrivener’s Error on military affairs — He’s touching on both gays in the military and the tail-vs-teeth argument. If you’re interested in the politics of the military, this is good meat.

Votes per person — More political geekery from The Edge of the American West. Nothing partisan here either way, just a comment on the distribution of senators, representatives and electors across the general population. (And yes, I know this points to some extremely partisan issues, but the post is about the data, not the underlying process of apportionment.)

A review of a new book on climate change — This is from Daily Kos, so if you think of that site as the Great Orange Satan, the review won’t hold any water, but for those of us in the reality-based community it’s interesting reading.


7/27/08
Time in saddle: 10 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 247.0
Currently reading: Green by Jay Lake