I got a bunch of books for Christmas -- the Robert E. Howard's The Bloody Crown of Conan, Stephen King's The Dark Tower, a bunch of D&D source books, and Star Trek alum-turned-writer Wil Wheaton's autobiography Just a Geek. It's a measure of how good Wheaton's book was that after reading a page or two I ignored the rest of these books -- including the conclusion to King's epic Dark Tower series, a conclusion I've been waiting years for -- in favor of this slim tome.
For me, this is just common sense: don't blog about your work except in the most general terms, and if you do blog about your job, try to imagine what would happen if your fellow employees found out about it (or your boss). And kids, that goes for you in school too. Read the full story.
Scalzi gives a fictional rundown of the worst holiday specials of all time, including a radio play by Ayn Rand (in which Santa "shrugs") and a lost Star Trek episode in which Santa is imprisoned by an evil computer. Written in an amusing, deadpan style that you can almost believe. Read the full story.
Victor Koman's Kings of the High Frontier shows us a world a few years in our future where a number of individuals, from billionaire Larry Poubelle to smuggler Marcus Grant, seek to shrug off the combined shackles of Earth's gravity and Earth's government to live among the stars.