My list this year is half productive, half anti-productive. Video games are the bane of productivity for me, and are honestly the most addictive things for my body. I would never take a chance investing in a game console or games while in school. But I am taking a light course load next semester…

  • Call me a wanker, but I love having side-scrolling on my mouse. I was a big fan of the Mighty Mouse, but after playing around with a Magic Mouse in an Apple store, I’m sold.

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  • Coders at Work

    I’ve read more books this year than I think any other year of my life. And yes, we’re talking reading for pleasure. I’ve cruised through Wikinomics, the 4-Hour Workweek, the Paradox of Choice, Free, Cheap and a few others. This book seems like a great find for some free time reading.

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  • New Super Mario Bros

    While you can’t pilot an AC-130 gunship in the New Super Mario Bros., it is more conducive to multiplayer play. Think Super Mario Bros. 3 with four players at once. I know. Crazy amounts of fun.

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  • Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder, Black

    The one weak point in my coffee setup is my grinder. Currently I’m using a pretty simple Krups blade grinder. It gets the job done, but for perfect coffee you need a legit grinder. After doing some preliminary research, the Capresso grinder seems like a good starter burr grinder at an affordable price point.

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  • The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
    by Timothy Ferriss

    We here at HackCollege are huge fans of the Tim Ferriss book, the 4-Hour Workweek. Just in time for Christmas, the latest edition of the book will be released (Dec. 15). I can’t wait to get my hands on this version and see what Ferriss has added.

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  • Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6

    This one is a stretch. I definitely don’t need a Kindle. Not even close. But I do like the idea of a Kindle and I’ve futzed around with one enough to decide that I could probably handle reading off of its beautiful screen for books at a time. I also like the idea of not having to keep so many books around, and being able to get them in a few seconds rather than a few days.

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What are you hoping for for Christmas this year?