One year ago today
Steampunk wrist-keyboard in a leather buckler: Etsy seller Brute Force Studios has leather, steamed-out buckler with an equally steampunk wrist-keyboard/touchpad, which talks to your computer over Bluetooth and just, you know, wow.
Five years ago today
Snowmen in popular culture: While no one knows for sure when exactly the snowman began smoking a pipe and drinking hard liquor, it may have started as early as 1890.
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.