As a substitute for acutal content, here are some links I enjoyed:
Shaking Down Science: Why do IEEE and ACM act against the interests of scholars?
The Dekopon arrives in California
A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database
The Value Of Being Aloof: Or, How Not To Get Absorbed In Someone Else’s Abdomen
Hate Man: How a New York Times reporter dropped out and became a hate evangelist in Berkeley