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Christmas 2007

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Johnathan's Christmas List v2007

 

This is last year's list. You probably want to be here

 

(Amy's list is over here)

 

Books

 

I have so many, many books to read. I've bolded a couple that I'm particularly hyped about, but only to give the list dimension, they are all most exciting prospects.

 

  • Omnivore's Dilemma - Pollan
  • Author Unknown - Don Foster
  • Bringing down the house - Mezrich 0743225708
  • Locks, Safes and Security - 0398070792
  • China Road - Rob Gifford
  • Shoebox holography - 0894960601 Defreitap
  • Normal accidents - Perrow
  • London Labour and the London Poor - Henry Mayhew
  • The Honest Herbal - Varro Tyler
  • The men who stare at goats - Jon Ronson
  • The universal history of numbers - Georges Ifrah
  • Backcountry Bear Basics - David Smith
  • The History of Chocolate - Sophie & Michael Coe 0500282293
  • Abducted - Susan Clancy 0674018796
  • Innovator's Dilemma - Christensen
  • Crows - Candace Savage
  • Jonathan Strane & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
  • Through the children's gate - Adam Gopnik
  • Envisioning Information - Edward Tufte
  • Hacking - Jon Erickson
  • Propaganda Analysis - Alexander George
  • Off the Books - Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Chemical Warfare - Secrets almost forgotten - Ketchum
  • It must have been something I ate - Jeffrey Steingarten
  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman - John Perkins
  • Con Ed - Matthew Klein 0446579556
  • The Lucifer Effect - Zimbardo
  • On Food and Cooking - Harold McGee 0684800012
  • She's Such a Geek - Newitz, Anders
  • Small Pieces Loosely Joined
  • Everything is miscellaneous
  • Mao - Chang & Halliday
  • 22 Immutable laws of branding?
  • Pro javascript techniques - Resig
  • Born on a blue day - Tammet
  • The manipulation of human behavior - biderman & zimmer (out of print?)

 

Clothing

  • Dress Boots - I would love a pair of boots that I could wear out in public. :) Big clompers are really warm, and great for shovelling snow, but I don't tend to want to wear them to work, and that means I don't end up wearing them much. A pair of black leather boots that kept my toes warm without looking too terribly silly would be awesome. Size 10, regular.
  • White undershirts. I could use at least 6 more of these. 100% cotton please, the cotton-poly ones itch, and die quicker.
  • Socks. Size 7-10 (the 10-13s put the "heel" halfway up my leg.) Anything that I can dress up or down would be appreciated.

 

Motley Miscellany

  • Book Darts - Lee Valley has them.
  • Tapered Reamer - Lee Valley again.
  • Swedish Firesteel - Like, say, this one.
  • Fisher "Bullet" Space Pen - A couple of these would actually be great, but the brand is important - gotta be a Fisher. They have a website, but you can find these at Grand & Toy, Staples, and elsewhere too, I'm sure.
  • Bench Vise - I keep needing this, keep not buying it, and keep not getting it for Christmas. This year will be different though, I'm sure of it! Any home depot/canadian tire type place will have these.
  • Calipers - Digital, Dial or Analog - they'd all be great
  • Ice Breaker - Dad Lush lent me one last winter, and they are unbelievably effective. Canadian Tire sells this one.
  • A kit for home-brewing beer would be very neat, and much appreciated. I don't know where to find such things, but I think it would be a lot of fun.
  • Shop air compressor & tank & tools. A kid can dream, no? Canadian tire has a good deal on a little 8Gallon jobbie.

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