September 30th, 2008

robot green glasses

some links for a quick break

- Barack Roll. Using Barack's words to make up a Rick Roll. My daughter showed this to me and I have to say I found this funny, besides being impressed by the work done to make it.

- Your Chance To Leave Earth With NASA's Greatest Astronauts (from io9). io9 previews the upcoming "When We Left Earth" DVD release (with clips and stills). It's on my list of awesome space DVDs to acquire, because it's awesome!

- The International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2008 (from Science/AAAS). Winning pictures, illustrations, and videos about science. Very fascinating and well done.

- US Politics at Ambling Along the Aqueduct. Four articles where Timmi Duchamp talks about political issues (finance, cultural divides, Sarah Palin, and Joe Biden). Very insightful and illuminating.

- Welcome to Gilead, Governor Palin (From truthout). Sarah Palin, as a representative of a character from "The Handmaid's Tale". Frightening, especially as I've read the book.

Bonus links:

- E-Mancipate: a project to accelerate the acceptance of male pantyhose as a regular clothing item (via mightymur). E said "how about not?". For me, it would yank out my leg hairs so I'll pass.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm also "jeffsoesbe")

  • 07:55 @mswriterkim Rejection is Teh Suck. But every road to a "yes" is paved with "no"s... #
  • 07:56 @matociquala Post-VPXII recovery? Sounds like you folks had a great time at the Vineyard! All the previous VPers are wistfully jealous.. #
  • 07:56 and now to get the younger child off to school, then it's some writing (revising, actually) before work #
  • 09:12 @egriffith And what superhero will you be, once the radioactivity takes effect? #
  • 09:12 too much noodling, not enough writing. Bad Writer! And now it's time to do work #
  • 11:33 it's a break from work for lunchtime, but there's no lunch for me until the lunchtime rewrite of WOTF story is done #
  • 12:08 and the rewrite is finished. time to shower and eat. #
  • 12:25 it's no running at lunch today - too many other things to do. #
  • 15:15 @matociquala Is MiddleMan free, or are you even paying for it? I've heard very good things about it. #
  • 15:15 @gregvaneekhout "dinner"? It's 3:15 in the afternoon. What are you - 85 years old? :-) #
  • 15:15 back from math contest club prep meeting and it's work status and team meeting #
  • 16:37 time to print some stories so I can mail them! #
  • 21:17 watching "Star Wars" with E for her school assignment. No, really... (the assignment is about The Hero's Journey) #
  • 21:18 @gregvaneekhout "early bird special" True! If you get to the cafeteria too late, all the tapioca is gone! #
  • 21:24 feeling tired, but I still have miles to go before I can sleep. #
  • 23:27 still awake, making trims and cuts on the story for Orycon workshop. Title is "The Dybbuk's Moll" #
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[writing] day-oh, daaaay-oh

Today was the day of making up for all the "no"s that have arrived in the last couple weeks.

Before work and at lunch, I did a pass on the Diwali story to try to brighten it up with some real details. After work, the Diwali story went off to WOTF for Q4. I also mailed out three other stories, and emailed two more.

Late tonight, I cleaned up the story that's going to the Orycon workshop in November and emailed it out.

My end of September numbers look much better. I also have three more stories queued up for quick revision turns and then out they go as well!

Making progress, one sloggy step at a time - that's me! And now, to bed.