Abolishing daylight savings is just reformism. What we really need is to get rid of linear time entirely.
@eldang hmm yeah the bearing is right but those are really inland. i think it might be the saddle mountain state natural area. it is a lumpy pointy thing in the coast range on that bearing, looks a lot like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle_Mountain_State_Natural_Area#/media/File:Astoria_and_Saddle_Mountain_from_Chinook_Point.jpg
SFFBookClub call for April nominations Show more
We have three books carried forward from previous nominees, which leaves plenty of room for more. I'll be taking nominations for at least 7 days.
Current nominees are:
Terra Nullius, by Claire G. Coleman: https://www.hachette.com.au/claire-g-coleman/terra-nullius
Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Trail-of-Lightning/Rebecca-Roanhorse/The-Sixth-World/9781534413498
A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar http://www.sofiasamatar.com/a-stranger-in-olondria/
daylight savings time Show more
Day 69. I finished processing the photos from Long Beach in December. And would love help IDing the stratovolcanoes in this one (from Cape Disappointment, facing across the Columbia into Oregon). https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/albums/72157690219315343
I had some Feelings about Snow Falling on Cedars: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2728797286
A few years ago I set out to read more books by women and people of colour, simply because both groups were badly underrepresented among authors whose work I knew. It was originally a purely positive choice: adding variety that was lacking from my personal canon. But it's ended up being paired with a negative one: these days at least half the white male authors I sample turn out to be very frustrating.
how does "on-call" work in countries that have labor laws to prevent over-40-hour-weeks?
Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (whole book, minor spoiler) Show more
Fairly early in the book there's something about how even "cooperative" human games are just competitive ones with all the players on one team, and how much nicer this other species' games are because they just involve teaming up to solve a problem together, not vanquishing a foe. At the end I realised that that was Chambers telling us what kind of book she'd set out to write, which is exactly why I enjoyed it so much. #SFFBookClub
Remote Control II by Jana Sterbak, 1989
Day 67. A dream of the ocean (fun with the pinhole lens at Long Beach back in December).
People were farming the shores of the Salish Sea for at least three millennia before Europeans showed up: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/mar-9-2019-science-of-awe-blue-whales-and-sonar-chromosomes-and-sleep-and-more-1.5047142/clam-gardens-have-been-cultivated-by-indigenous-people-for-millennia-1.5047148
"We're total novices at putting train schedules together, it's not like we're the country that literally invented the train or anything" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/08/commuters-rail-timetable-teething-problems