1. Cory Doctorow posted links to his novels/short stories from 2012. Clockwork Fagin and Shanon's Law were both very good.
2. Long article by Will Leitch on the evolution of blogging.
3. William Gibson retweeted this:
did you know the best cd-player ever made sits in old PS1 consoles? HiFi nerds in sweden are stockpiling them.4. "High school students who don't feel like walking to school in the cold are causing a spike in car thefts on the north side of Milwaukee." They steal cars left running, and then leave them close to school.