[links] Link salad discovers Thursday under the carpet

JayCon is next week! Mark your calendars: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Dept of Things Man Was Meant To Wot Not Of: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — What I look like in a corset. Luckily, you can also see in the photo, which takes away some of the pain.

A reader reacts to METAtropolis — Well, ok, a listener.

Crime fiction to science fiction

Maps of an alien EarthCentauri Dreams with some cool exoplanetary science.

Green-glowing monkeys have green-glowing babies — (Thanks to .)

Aircraft factories! — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

How gliders are like nuclear deterrenceFreakonomics with a squib on risk analysis.

It Sticks in My CrawThe National Review on pronouncing Sotomayor’s name. Always a class act, those conservatives.

Sotomayor and 2010. And 2012.The Edge of the American West with an interesting piece on the Sotomayor pick. I think he’s right — the GOP just can’t stop themselves.

?otD: Arugula? WTF is arugula?

Body movement: 60 minute staionary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 219.2
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold; A Long Line of Cells by Lewis Thomas