Jackhammer Jill, the animated GIF automata: Ernie made us a Jackhammer Jill automata from pinewood and paint.
RIP, Thomas M Disch: Sf author Thomas M Disch committed suicide at his apartment on July 4. Patrick Nielsen Hayden's eulogy paints a picture of a man who was brilliant, noble, foolish, difficult and angry.
Distributed fan-translation of Potter 5 into German: A group of German Harry Potter enthusiasts are working to collectively translate the English text of Order of the Phoenix into Deustch.
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.