Listless

The Best of the Festive Season Lists list will have to wait a few days, I think. And not just because of the usual post-Christmas listlessness (or 2009, as some people are already calling it); mostly, I just haven’t spent all that much time online this Christmas. However, a few things did catch my eye over the last few days, so here are a few links to be going on with:

The Dark Roasted Blend blog has an excellent collection of Christmas oddness; including this family who sawed holes in floors, celing and roof to accommodate a giant Christmas tree (actually, they didn’t but that was the effect they seemed to be looking to achieve).

The world’s largest floating Christmas tree (BBC footage here). And who knew there’d even been others?

This one, perhaps, isn’t especially Christmassy, but then again, who of us hasn’t received Lego for Christmas at one time or another? So here’s the Gizmodo photographic timeline of nearly every Lego minifig ever made. Amazing fact: there are now more of them than us…

The Guardian’s resident pipe-smoker, Jack Schofield, has this snippet about Amazon’s sales figures this Christmas. And no wonder they did so well: the handiness of the usual Amazon bargains at this time of year is one thing, of course, but if you’re going home for Christmas on public transport, shopping online has another advantage over the high street: believe me, getting everything delivered directly to your destination lightens your luggage no end 🙂

(A slightly belated) Merry Christmas from Radix, and a Happy 2009!


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