My standalone novella, Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh is out now from Prime Books — The Publisher’s Weekly review, which includes this statement: “The writing is graceful and sometimes even poetic, but the subject matter, which tests the bounds of the word “explicit,” will limit the novella’s audience.”
Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M. Season Three — Check this out. My good buddies in the League of S.T.E.A.M. are fundraising to film season three of their Web series. Think Victorian ghostbusters. Hilarious good fun, and terrific steampunk.
5 Ways Smithsonian Uses 3-D Scanning to Open Up History — What happens when 3-D scanning is unleashed on America’s attic?
British university posts exclusive photo scans of space exploration artifacts — 400-megapixel hand-drawn map of the Moon’s surface? Check.
The Scarecrow might just get his wish: Scientists try to grow a brain — Huh. There may yet be hope for the GOP congressional delegation.
Jersey pensioners get letter asking if they still exist — Because reasons! (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain — How big is your data? (Via my Dad.)
How Mechanical Turkers Crowdsourced a Huge Lexicon of Links Between Words and Emotion — Sentiment analysis on the social web depends on how a person’s state of mind is expressed in words. Now a new database of the links between words and emotions could provide a better foundation for this kind of analysis.
Making ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks Help Poor Borrowers — As if. American culture always privileges capital over consumers. (Via
Jesus Is Not At All Like That — Slacktivist Fred Clark speaks truth to the Christianist bigots who dominate the public face of the American faith community.
Syrian and Middle Eastern Christians Condemn US Strike Plans — Mooslims, damn it. They’re all Mooooooslims. Only white, Bible believing Americans are true Christians: ask any conservative.
Defying Pentagon, Texas National Guard Refuses To Process Benefits For Gay Couples — Stay classy, conservative America. It’s what you do best. And keep on going with your principled dedication to the rule of law.
Qotd?: Do tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing gold courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)