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[links] Link salad goes walking in Omaha

Too Much Coffee Man writes a book — (Thanks to .)

on his novel progress, with a digression into Lake units — Ah, eponymity.

The death of print? — James Gurney on Smithsonian‘s push for digital subscriptions.

Heroes from a future that never was — (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Hatsune Miku Virtual Idol Performs ‘Live’ Before 25,000 — Max Headroom, anyone? (Thanks to .)

Japanese Game Show MRI — And cross-dressing nurses! Um, yeah. (Thanks, I think, to .)

The Closest DwarfCentauri Dreams on close brown dwarfs.

A Touch of IngenuityAn inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter. Some cool UI stuff happening.

Haunted by Stalin’s Ghost — How Russia views its past. (Snurched from Scrivener’s Error.)

?otD: Since when?

Body movement: 65 minute suburban walk (saw the owl, and a skunk)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham

[links] Link salad metastatizes

Another Green ARC contest [ | LiveJournal ] — Skip over there and tell me in comments why you should win a copy. Voting poll next week.

Publishers Weekly profile of — Written by yours truly. (One of my recent Sekrit Projekts.)

Charlie Stross on one-star Amazon reviews — Hahahahah.

on blogging in the spec fic community

on the history of emo — “No, really.”

The LJ comment thread on my vasectomy post is pretty damned funny — This may be a case of the obvious striking twice, but TMI warning. Or as puts it, a Lakism ahead.

took this marvelous photo of

Somali Pirates to acquire Citigroup — Hahahah. (Thanks to Scrivener’s Error.)

Asteroid Impacts Gave Crucial Spark to Early Life — I for one think “Late Heavy Bombardment” would be a great name for a rock band. Cool article, too.

Hidden Travels of the Atomic Bomb — Fascinating article on the realities of nuclear proliferation.

Race and the original Oregon constitution — Some shameful history of my adoptive state. (Thanks to .)

As Markets Waver, Treasury Yield Turns Negative — Your Bush Depression, looming ever larger. Look! Over there! A liberal menace!

?otD: What is Avagadro’s Number in Roman numerals?

Body movement: 40 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 219.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville