[links] Link salad wakes up in San Francisco again

JayCon is this coming Saturday! Mark your calendars: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ]

A rather interesting review of my short story “The Lollygang Save the World on Accident.”

Ekranoplan Showcase Part 2Dark Roasted Blend with one of my favorite weird technologies.

Ancient pixel knowledge — Heh.

ShengLanguage Log on the richness of Chinese lexicography. Funny and interesting stuff.

Sustainability: the clue that could solve Fermi’s ParadoxIf civilisations cannot grow exponentially, that might explain why we don’t see any signs of ET

Should vaccines be compulsory? — As regular readers of this blog know, I view antivax protestors as both criminally stupid and profoundly selfish.

Torture Apologia Chart — For all your highly principled conservative double-think needs, when you’ve utterly abrogated all principles of decent society and a Constitutional state. Yes, Republicans, I’m talking to you guys.

?otD: When is a horse a horse of course?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk (Twin Peaks), 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: 217.6
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold; A Long Line of Cells by Lewis Thomas