Marvel at the spread of a botnet around the world in this 44-second time-lapse covering five days' infection activity, as measured by observing new joins to a botmaster's IRC channel. It's really fascinating how geographical our Internet activity really is -- how a bot's jump to another region (seemingly) precipitates more local infections as (presumably) local users communicate with nearby systems.
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.