"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." - Claire Wolfe, 101 Things To Do Until the Revolution
Dan Egnor (sweetcode, gale) not only won the 2002 Google Programming Contest, but also had previously won the First International RoShamBo Programming Competition as well.
With TightVNC installed at home and at work, I can continue to be lazy about logging off from my IM but not miss any messages while I'm in transit. Ahh, the wonders of technology.
A friend sent me a link to Kartoo, a pretty awesome search engine which shows visual connections (all rendered in flash from php apparently). Pretty damn cool.