The Guardian reviews Steampunk — I am mentioned favorably and in good company.
“The Great Chrononaut Halls of Wonder” at wicked fair — In which I sponsor an art contest.
The linguistic diversity of aboriginal Europe — A fascinating article from Language Log. Even if you’re not a language geek, worth reading for its (unintentional) discussion of worldbuilding viz cultural radiation, population density and isolation, and linguistic evolution.
Centauri Dreams with more on brown dwarfs in the local neighborhood — This continues to be of significant interest to me with respect to Sunspin.
Air Traffic Control Towers Go From Bad to Worse — Mmm. Regulation is bad, yep. Very bad. Except even Republicans have to fly.
A rare peek at Homeland Security’s files on travelers — (Thanks to
More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying — Just remember citizen, the innocent have nothing to fear. Conservatives brought back this kind of police spying on ordinary citizens, so be sure to thank a conservative in your life! (Snurched from
?otD: Who cusses out the custodians?
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville