Links, back from being away edition

I’m in Shanghai now, I’ve found a place to stay for a while, and things are settling down to a merely moderately hectic pace. The shopping here is incredible — I’m not the shopping type, but already I’ve bought a bike, a legally unlocked iPhone (take that, Swedish Telia!) and have been ogling some very innovatively designed tea sets in trendy shopping alleys that have sprung up all over the place.

In other words, time to start blogging again. Thanks for bearing with me during this hiatus. And while I promised I wouldn’t do this any more, here are links to stuff that caught my eye this past month.

Up next, probably tomorrow: Something about the wholly expected privacy brouhaha in the UK.