Although we missed seeing the thin crescent Venus on Sunday night, I saw it again last night (Monday) and through a 12mm Plossl it was spectacular. Probably the thinnest crescent I've seen in 25 years. You can discern the "horns" of the crescent easily in good binoculars. It's quite close to the Sun now and getting closer all the time, but if you can catch it immediately after sunset you'll have a good chance for the next several days.
Time to admit it: I pulled the trigger (finally) and bought an ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 tablet, plus its brilliant keyboard/battery/port extender/charging dock. I'm still studying it and testing it, and will report in detail later on.
As this article suggests, I had forgotten about ReRAM, thinking it was yet another oddity that would never escape the labs into real products. I guess being 10,000 times faster than Flash memory got somebody's attention, along with the fact that CPUs based on the technology are possible, if still perhaps a ways off.