At Hack a Day, people prepare extremely interesting technology projects. Such as a garbage can that obeys your every whim. (Provided that you speak the same language as the creator, which happens to be Hebrew.) They then go on to create laptops out of Commodore 64s and an n8vem card, which is especially impressive because the card was only built as an embedded computer only.
Or, if you'd rather it all be about you, you can set up a Narci-System to monitor every last thing you do, and report it in a pleasing package.
Check them out, and there will be more insane engineering later.