The Myth of Something Easy was a good talk, you should watch it. I would have just embedded it and left it at that today, but I had already picked out a picture.
The panorama came from my Android phone (nexus something), if you zoom in, the cuts between frames are really jarring. It will be interesting to see how I get on with hugin, the images I have to stitch are much large (and maybe higher quality) than anything my crappy phone can do. Some of the shots are out of focus, the stitching will be really interesting to do, whenever I get around to it.
Reading: Cibola Burn, Excession