One year ago today
Switching to a straight razor: I think this method delivers an insanely close shave. The best part for me is that there is almost no irritation at all. No razor burn of any kind and my face doesn't feel on fire for the next 2 hours like it did when I used a disposable razor.
Five years ago today
Strange stuff from a computer recycler: Seen above is a wire recorder (circa 1945-1955) that stores audio by magnetizing a reel of fine wire.
Ten years ago today
Wired News: Burning Man never gets old: "A piece I wrote on this year's edition of Burning Man, which begins today in the Nevada desert. About 30,000 are expected to attend."
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.