Edited to add: For more information on farming Large Brilliant Shards Kammler also put up a great and informative post here.
Secondly: Twitter. Perhaps I'm just, at heart, an old person, but I don't get Twitter. The status updates of Facebook with fewer characters allowed. The communication of an Instant Messaging service or IRC with fewer characters allowed. I just don't get it. I don't know how to use it, it's weird to me.
That said, I'm willing to learn if there are enough people who would be interested in my having Twitter and being able to be reached on there, as well as, whatever the lingo is . . . "reading my tweets?" This sounds dirty. I like it.
I just know there are several people I would like to be able to follow, such as prncesspwn, that don't have a blog but use Twitter instead, and so I'm playing with the idea of using Twitter. Tell me, would you be interested in following Faid on twitter?