John Scalzi: The New Comprehensible, or, This is Not a Literary Manifesto, Thank God. Now, let’s say that at this point, some writer out there is saying “Hey, I want to be part of this New Comprehensible movement in science fiction that I’ve heard so much about in the last four paragraphs,” and wanted advice […]
These were supposed to be thoughts on how I’d want to run an Amber game, but I didn’t get too far because of digressions into literary criticism. First, we use just the first five books as our setting bible: Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon […]
Using your browser URL history to estimate gender – A widget that compares your browser history to the male/female ratios reported for 10 thousand “top” sites and makes a prediction of your gender. I got 60% female, probably because I just looked at Livejournal and Facebook. [via LMG].
Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist–But Not for Long: Scientific American – an Interview with a professor who wrote a book about it: How many of us do you think could become a Batman? If you found the percentage of billionaires and multiply that by the percentage of people who become Olympic decathletes, you […]
Autochromes – a set on Flickr.