[links] Link salad for a Tuesday

A mixed review of Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ] — Some interesting insights here.

Toby Buckell points to some interesting Hugo nominating dataMainspring was apparently tied for tenth in the initial balloting. Not exactly a squeaker, but not a bad showing either.

In which I am apparently interviewed in Czech

Working memories and telling details — Interesting psychology stuff about memory and detail. Useful stuff for thinking about writing. (From a mailing list I’m on.)

lillypond climbs Mount St. Helens — Awesome photos from my sister.

Sexual harassment okay as it ensures humans breed, Russian judge rules — Now if the Discovery Institute could only bring one of their Creation Science cases before that guy’s bench, they might have a fighting chance. (Thanks to sheelangig.)

Juan Cole compares the Russian invasion of Georgia with the US invasion of Iraq — Instantly recognizable as pro-terrorist liberal propaganda, of course.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paying dividends with taxpayer bailout money — It’s always nice to see those free market conservative principles in application. God only knows what liberals might have done in this situation! (Thanks to danjite.)

Time in saddle: 20 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 241.0
Currently reading: n/a