This is out of the norm of my blog posts, but it being the end of the year I thought I'd mention some things I've found to be really good this year. I recommend these things to anyone.
"Life in Technicolor," by Coldplay, from Viva la Vida
The first track from their new album. No actual lyrics, but great music. I've listened to it more than any other track on the album. Go buy it on Amazon or iTunes and enjoy 2 minutes of great music.
Weezer, by Weezer
The Red Album was really good. I had the chance to see Weezer in concert this fall, and I'm still sold on how great a band they are. Rivers does a lot of interesting stuff on this album, but I especially enjoy "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived."
Penny Arcade Adventures, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, episodes one and two
Things has dramatically improved my productivity. I'm suddenly organized and remember to do things when I need to. Easily the best to-do/task management program I've used. It is simple and powerful. Free till the 5th. Only on OS X, sadly, but also has an iPhone version that syncs with the desktop.
Dropbox, by Evenflow, Inc.
Best way I've found to keep files in sync between systems. Multi-platform and just works™.
Django Version 1.0
Woohoo! A lot of improvements over the last time I wrote/talked about Django. Still my favorite way to do stuff on the web, and I've since learned Rails.