Thursday, September 29, 2011

lost a page of text here when firefox crashed.

i'm on a greyhound and the connection is iffy.it was a good story tho.

DARK TANGOS (2011) Info PDF "Not only a great entertainment, but a meditation on the true meaning of justice."
SAY GOODBYE (1999) Info PDF "The Citizen Kane of rock and roll novels."
SLAM (1990) Info PDF "Plot twists worthy of Thomas Pynchon."
GLIMPSES (1993) Info PDF A "surreal and riveting ode to the sixties."
FRONTERA (1984) Info PDF "Hard-edged and colorful and relentless."
OF THE HEART (1988) Info PDF "A taut political thriller and a transcendent apocalyptic fantasy."
BLACK & WHITE (2008) Info PDF "Both a page-turner and an urban documentary with a big, fierce heart."
http://www.fictionliberationfront.net/ Lewis Shiner

list of collective nouns

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

elon musk interview


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

word for the day: hectocotylus.

I no longer read 50 books a year, just a few. The one I read today was Dark Tangos.
Argentina, dance, romance, and spy stuff.
Lewis Shiner, a big name in cyberpunk circles, has several other novels free online

While I don't read much anymore, I find I have between 2-3,000 books. They make good insulation, and in some cases kindling, if I ever get the wood stove installed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

50 new planets found by european space agency. this brings the total to 600, plus the 1200 maybes that are being investigated by the spitzer satellite.
even better news is that 40% of the systems checked had saturn-sized or smaller planets.
assuming that some systems have bigger-than-saturn planets, and other systems have planets we can't see yet, that suggests that more than half the stars have planets.
so billions of stars = billions of planets, and there are billions of galaxies. location location location.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

irish origins of american slang

personal story of James Maloney, a new york attorney, merchant marine and nunchucku user. His father, 27, was stabbed to death in a bar brawl when Maloney was 6.

Friday, September 09, 2011

New Zealand housetrucks. My housetruck this week is my volvo station wagon, while I'm at a gig in West Virgina. This link is from a reddit thread about a citroen motorhome that gets better mileage than US cars do.
My not blogging a lot lately might be related to my current reddit addiction.

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