[links] Link salad would like to get some sleep before it travels

Between The Sheets #92 – London Calling — Urban fantasy author J.A. Pitts is interviewed by podcast. This one’s not work- or child-safe.

Poop Strong: Cancer patient whose costs exceeded insurance cap wins victory, via Twitter — (Via Michael Fay.)

Cancer Genomes Let Drugmakers Get PersonalOne startup, H3 Biomedicines, uses genome data to design drugs aimed at small groups of patients. As I’ve said before, cancer isn’t a disease so much as it is a process employed by hundreds, even thousands, of distinct diseases. Ideas like this get at the roots of the problem.

This Is What A 1987 Soviet Invasion Of Western Europe Could Have Looked Like — Mmm, ekranoplan. (Via [info]davidlevine.)

Visualized: a look inside iRobot’s gadget-filled ‘cool stuff room’ — (Via David Goldman.)

Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano — Wow.

50-Mile Landslides Spotted on Saturn’s Icy Moon

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic — The real world has a way of doing that, at least to people open to evidence that contradicts their ideology.

Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was ‘A Mistake’ — Transparently true as it was from moment one of the McCain-Palin campaign, that might have been a helpful comment from a major GOP figure, oh, about four years ago.

Mitt Romney is a frequent and blatant liar. Why don’t our guardians of discourse care? — That Mitt Romney lies repeatedly and at length in his campaign discourse is a well-documented, objectively true statement, not a partisan one. Your Liberal Media supports and sustains those lies, because that’s what Your Liberal Media does.

?otD: Got a warrant? Are you coming in?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (60 minutes on Other Me)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Weight: 237.4
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski; Ironskin by Tina Connolly