Quickie — I’m currently blitzed with classes and applications to PhD programs (Cornell, NYU, and Columbia). I have a redesign for this site in the works, but that’s going to happen over my Christmas break.

I will say that its interesting to see the reaction to “social computing” as Time’s person of the year. I personally think it’s a bit of a ridiculous choice — I don’t think it’s had an effect that is yet socially significant enough. That said, let me present to you what will hopefully be the next viral YouTube video. Here’s the Assistant Dean of my College and a laser pointer: