Jay Lake, The Cancer Journals — Matt Cheney talks about my cancer blogging. This is very moving. Thank you, Matt.
What is this article? — About blogging one’s own death. This made me sad. (Via DM.)
LingBuzzFeed: 5 Linguistically Valuable Uses For Drones — Linguist snark.
Should Men’s Products Fear a Woman’s Touch? — Recent research shows that loyal customers often get upset when a brand associated with men expands to include products perceived as feminine. Senior Lecturer Jill J. Avery discusses the problem of “gender contamination.” Cooties! (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
RCA Victor Record Changer 1931 Radiola Automatic Electrola RAE-26 Demonstration — This is some seriously old school tech. Cool. (Via
Searching for Time Travelers Probably a Waste of Time — I see what they did there.
What Goes Around Comes Around — While North Americans contended with a blast of Arctic air, Europeans found themselves wondering where winter went.
New titleholder? China says it is world’s largest trader — China’s latest trade figures show it is “very likely” to have overtaken the US as the world’s largest trader. It would topple the position that the US has held for much of the last century and cross another milestone in rivalling the biggest economy in the world.
Biblical birth control: The surprisingly contraception-friendly Old Testament — Think conservative objections to birth control are enshrined in the Bible? Think again. Ah, but true conservatives don’t read the Bible, any more than they read the Constitution. They already know what’s in there, the actual words don’t matter.
?otD: How sharp are you?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: n/a (on medical restriction)
Weight: n/a (traveling, no scale)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for evolution: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)