[links] Link salad for a travel day

Don’t forget the voting poll for the Post-Novel Ennui Contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], here. Vote early, vote often, influence your friends!

The Campbell Award Pin fundraiser is now underway. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Fail Blog with a punctuation win — For all you GSP types.

The Guru’s Handbook on teachers and moral codes — Interesting stuff. (The term “teacher” here is used in a fairly broad sense, not specifically formal education.)

The Other — And, snurched from The Guru’s Handbook link above, a fascinating post on the Other. Worth reading from both a sociocultural perspective and a character creation perspective.

Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction — Just in case you were wondering. (Thanks to danjite.)

Ten-Minute Blood Test — A cheap chip rapidly identifies cancer proteins in a drop of blood.

More clockwork bugs — Mmmm. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image — Some weird, cool, retrotech stuff going on here. (Hat tip to io9.com.)

The Next RNC Chair: Captain Of The GOP Titanic? — Despite the amusingly snarky headline, an interesting from-outside-the-GOP-box analysis of what happens next for the Republican party.

Question of the day: What, precisely, did Billie Joe McAllister throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?


11/17/08
Body movement: airport walking
This morning’s weigh-in: 224.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville