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I am not quite yet caught up with all of you, but I'm off again, this time to Indianapolis to direct a colloquium on property rights and Native America. I'm very fortunate to have been able to assemble a "dream team" of scholars from across North and Central America for this event, and I have great expectations for it. I will be online to a limited degree while I'm gone, and then I'll return on Sunday. I wish everyone a great rest of the week and weekend!

Before I leave, I have some links to share:

* duncatra has a great post about stupid author tricks here.

* Check out "Analytics According to Captain Kirk" for a great new perspective on the Star Trek red shirt phenomenon. (Thanks to ithildyn.)

* The wonderful louise_bohmer has posted some of her flash fiction online. Read more here.

* SFSite has new reviews of two anthologies that I've been looking forward to reading, Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse and Tales Before Narnia.

* Last but not least, this currently tops my list as the best geeky, corny, "feel good" YouTube video around. Share the love.


"Remember, when you have to account for lost crewmembers, your report needs to account for the how, the why, and the ability to draw specific conclusions as to how to affect the trends in the future. Depending upon your approach, you could either doom the project, and future red-shirted crewmen, or you could be visiting planets full of peaceful alien women."
- Matt Bailey, "Analytics According to Captain Kirk"

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ithildyn
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Have a great trip!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
groovekittie
Apr. 16th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
SFSite has new reviews of two anthologies that I've been looking forward to reading, Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

I so need to get this book. *glee* Thanks for pointing it out!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! I think it looks fantastic.
lin4gondor
Apr. 16th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
That Red Shirt analysis is priceless! I knew there was proof out there somewhere. What fun to have to watch all those episodes as part of gathering data. ;-)
mariadkins
Apr. 16th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
YES
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
:D
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Don't you know it? I'm glad you liked it, too. :)
dodger_winslow
Apr. 16th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
These are hilarious. The Analytics just about did me in, and the Youtube Quartet? Priceless.

In return for your daily happy, advertising the way advertising is supposed to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love it! Thanks. :)
thepirateship
Apr. 16th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hope your trip and all goes well. :D
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
vyrdolak
Apr. 17th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
* Yellow-shirt crewperson deaths: 6 (10%)
* Blue-Shirt crewperson deaths: 5 (8 %)
* Engineering smock crewperson deaths: 4
* Red-Shirt crewperson deaths: 43 (73%)


That analysis is incomplete, you need to know the number of crewpersons in the various strata to show whether redshirts experience excess deaths in relation to their proportion of the ship's complement.

Since they include ship Security you would expect them to.


eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Good point!
vyrdolak
Apr. 23rd, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
Well that's my job. You don't think University pays me to write about Seventeenth Century history or the Graveyard Poets, do you?


Science!!!
re_animating
Apr. 17th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
I loved "Analytics According to Captain Kirk". It was good laugh! Thank you for posting the link! :)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! What a perfect icon. ;)
re_animating
Apr. 23rd, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It always make me giggle just a bit. :)
agentxpndble
Apr. 20th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
:::giggle::: Ooo, I *love* the UC Men's Octet. :::stalks:::
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Aren't they a hoot? Their "Lion King Medley" is great, too, but this is definitely my favorite of their videos. I'm glad you liked it, too.
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