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well I know that you make music, 'cause you carry an guitar

Progress notes for 21 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 652
Total Words: 45,478 (I did have to cut some stuff, alas)
Pages: 205

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45,478 / 160,000

Reason for stopping: Headache, exhaustion, work
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe made a visit, and Mith tried to bed for peanut butter toast, and then didn't like it.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: walking later? not sure.
Mail: nomail. Dammit. *performs mailbox voodoo*
Today's words Word don't know: vivarium, burled
Tyop du jour: There was a doorman, who became considerably moor cooperative when Don showed him a badge.
Darling du jour:
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, Sarah Monette, Kekropia
Interesting research tidbit of the day: Best writer tool in the world is total strangers posting their travel photos online. I am creepy stalker girl! (And thank God they did, too, because I couldn't remember if there were cobblestones along Central Park West or not.)

Also, butterfly cam!

Other writing-related work
: One chapter critted for truepenny

So sleeeeeeeeeeeeeepy. Also my neck hurts. And my head. *whines*


Do tyops in your Mammalian Assistance section count?

Another research tool



For some states, also includes metro-area traffic cams and miscellaneous cams.

Also includes miscellaneous cams; for example, one shows construction at the University of Prince Edward Island. (The index has Prince Edward Island between Croatia and the Czech Republic. Since the index is alphabetical, and the other Canadian provinces are grouped together, this is odd.)

Linkus non workus

Your first link (Best writer tool...) is busticated.

Re: Linkus non workus

Hmm. I will have to fix it when I get home.

Rats! and other small furry things.

Re: Linkus non workus

and Mith tried to bed for peanut butter toast, and then didn't like it.

What are you doing to those poor animals?

Re: Linkus non workus

At least it's merely rats and not ROUSes!
I liked the butterfly cam. Even though I think butterflies are pretty disgusting when watched closely. Especially when they´re feeding.
I was filled with an absolutely irrational hope that the butterfly cam would be a tiny butterfly-forehead camera providing a butterfly-eye view of the world. Or, um, a human-camera-eye view as if the butterfly saw like a (human) camera does. I'm almost certain we will eventually reach the point of bioengineering a butterfly with a built-in minicam. It could transmit images of its whole life cycle and they could be built into a Dvirtual reality experience. Be the Butterfly. Be the Antelope. Be the Dolphin.
I don't know if you typically read Charlie Stross's diary, but you've been featured in it along with some smashing company:

Real extrapolative near-future SF is scarce enough to make individual instances of it noteworthy. Bruce Sterling has written more than his fair share, and has lately been joined by Elizabeth Bear (whose near-future SF trilogy -- beginning with "Hammered" -- superficially resembles Mil-SF, until the ruthlessly extrapolated background becomes grimly clear). Kim Stanley Robinson is chipping away at it too, in "Forty Signs of Rain", and he even breaks the prime directive by getting all political. (But hey, what are rules for if not for breaking?)

His whole article is at http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blosxom.cgi :) I'm a little behind, hadn't checked his blog this week, so sorry if this is old news. :)
Thank you! Yes, he was very kind. *g*