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LOTR has to be up there, Susan Cooper's "the Grey King" is a good one, Charles De Lint's "Moonheart" is a little dated, but pretty awesome.

It is now a day later and I'm kicking myself for not mentioning "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman, and "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman. In fact, if I had to choose it would probably be "The Golden Compass

What about something like TinyMCE for markup, for those of us too arsed to learn proper markup, but want to make things flashy

I thought it was just about as good as any new user sign-up for a heavily user-based forum can be. It suggested both people and tags to follow.

To follow up with a few other comments, the tags and chatter links at the top are how I discover new content (not specifically related to the tags or people I follow)

Idea: Maybe a "most active tags over the past x days" list, much like the twitter "Trending topics"

I just joined 3 days ago, and I got a list like that

Copy files into RAM before opening/using them. I hate the stupid "file in use" errors in windows.

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    Skimming makes an amazing difference. I was shocked just how big this difference was when I first tried it, but it makes sense.

That is a technique I've never seen before. I'll have to try it next time I drag out the french press. I'm usually a pour-over man myself

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That is an awesome link! Thank you. I especially love "congratulations, you now have a fire hazard"

Somewhat agreed on the "ceremony", but there are times when I can get out my little stovetop espresso pot, fill it up, and wait for the popping to stop before pulling it off the stove.

Most mornings, I just want coffee now, with the minimum of fuss.

Glenn Gould's anything is my favourite, really.