This past weekend, my wife and I attended a family wedding for one of her cousins. My wife's uncle (and the father of the groom) is a bit of a tinkerer and a prankster. We also suspect he's slightly crazy, but that's beside the point.Link (Thanks, Richard!)
When you've got a small-block 400, a trailer, assorted parts and the ability to custom fabricate a 6-inch tall replica of a blender blade out of stainless steel, what do you do with your spare time?
Make the world's fastest margarita machine.
Update: Autumn sez, "I thought you might want to tell folks in the SF bay area that tomorrow (Wed 6/20) there's a class at the TechShop on making a DIY Margarita Machine that still has lots of seats left open."
Update 2: Brett sez, "Here's the Flickr set of that wonderful machine."
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.