[links] Link salad wakes up to the bodies flying through the sky

Tales for Canterbury has gone to press — The New Zealand earthquake relief anthology to which a number of authors including myself have donated stories. Go drop ’em a dime or 500.

The Case for Self-Publishing — Huh. (From a mailing list I’m on.)

Woman feels ‘disrespected’ after being kicked off train — Someone needs to carefully consider their sense of entitlement.

Secret knowledge for a consumer society — Hanne Blank on the value of throwing things the frack away.

Apple triggers ‘religious’ reaction in fans’ brains, report says

At Apocalypse Central, Preparing for What Happens, or Doesn’t — As I said yesterday, it’s so easy to laugh at the Rapture idiocy, but I work to remember that real people with real lives actually believe this stuff.

No word for RaptureLanguage Log on the current idiocy.

Connecting the Dots: Doomsday & Education Cuts — No one could possibly imagine a connection. Mmm, jobs.

Sense of Smell Drove Mammal Brains’ Growth

Control Desk for the Neural SwitchboardOptogenetics, tested in rodents, can control electrical activity in a few carefully selected neurons, and may hold new insights into our disorders.

Are Our Lives Vanishing Into the Cloud? — Mmm. Internet.

Planets, Endeavour at Dawn — As usual, APOD is made of awesome.

Disappearance, then discovery leads to ‘honor killing’ outrage“This is not an honor killing. I hope all of us will stop using this term. It has nothing to do with honor. It only has to do with taking the life of a human being,” said Nabil Al-Ja’Abari, chairman of the Hebron University board of trustees. Fucking disingenuous dickhead. Implying that any such killings might be honorable? There is no honor in oppressing and killing women. Period. No matter what your religion or culture tells you. It’s an vile, evil sickness, nothing more. I’m generally a cultural relativist, but not over this kind of behavior.

?otD: Are you going to be Raptured today?


5/21/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (various WRPA)
Body movement: suburban walking to come
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 232.2
Currently (re)reading: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin