Is it the engineer in me? Quite possibly. At any rate, you'll find a set of lists dating back several years here. It starts out with one that goes to 219 (!) items—in short, stuff I believe. At any rate, all yours in the FYI modality.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.