This Day in Blogging History: Sony stops making cassette player/recorders; Cthulhuclaus; Mental card-games without a referree

One year ago today

Sony ceases production on cassette player/recorders: In other news, Sony was still making cassette player/recorders.

Five years ago today

Felted Cthulhu: Artists Amy Rawson and Brian East made this felted Santa Cthulhu (a towering 12 inches of wool and madness).

Ten years ago today
Mental card games without a referee: Is it possible to play card games without a deck of cards and without a referee? The question has profound implications for cryptography, in which the need to nominate and monitor a trusted third party (the referee in a cryptographic transaction) is a major pain in the ass.