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I'm going to get my book posts a bit more up-to-date, honest (being four months behind is a teeny bit embarrassing), but in the meantime:

One of the books I've not written up yet was Robert Peston's Who Runs Britain?. Coincidentally, Peston recently gave a very interesting lecture on the future of the media and journalism, which I recommend to anyone who hasn't read it.

Like most people I know, I don't have enough shelf space. I want Neil Gaiman's bookshelves. (I wouldn't mind his library, too, and I suspect his house is nicer than mine, but you can't have everything, can you? :)

I also want one of these. OK, it's idiotically impractical for pretty much any actual washing scenario, but with design like that, who cares?

Continuing the vaguely sciencey theme, Ben Fry has put up a rather neat Flash program that compares the text of the different editions of Darwin's "Origin of the Species" (and allows the viewer to look at them, word by word).

A few months ago, the Hubble Space Telescope had a camera upgrade. The new camera is now operational and taking awesome pictures, while Ethan Siegel has put up a nice compare and contrast of the capabilities of the old and new cameras.

Speaking of pretty pictures, Michael Dashow's website includes a rather neat piece of art he did demonstrating the dangers of mistakes in a Cthulhu-oriented workplace. A lot of his other stuff is good, too :)
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I promised various people links to assorted things at the banquet (yaay, banquet!), so here they are, in no particular order:

I promised several people pointers to the videos of Cats meeting a Roomba vacuum cleaner for the first time and kittens riding on a Roomba.

I also said that I'd provide links to the old Tolkien Songbook pdf, and the rather more recent Morgy's Marches (the Taruithorn Songbook, containing favourites from the old pdf, various new filks, and some things that Taruith inherited the habit of singing from the late lamented Arthsoc). If I promised you links to something else, please remind me, and I'll dig them out :)


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