This footage from an Indian traffic cam depicts some of the most skillful, hair-raising, gutsy and balletic lane-changing and merging I've ever seen. It's like watching a hive-organism coordinate some kind of distributed intelligence dance. Link (via Making Light)
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.