L'il Sparky: a miniature, 9V-powered electric chair. Turn it on and it buzzes ominously -- touch the contacts on the armrest and get a tiny shock. The maker notes, "Endless possibilities for fun- imagine if the one who loses at Scrabble, or doesn't do the dishes has to go to 'the chair'! Also good for trick-or-treaters who show up without a costume." Link (via Make Blog
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.