Posts tagged "books"

Saddest thing seen recently October 16, 2007

Why People Turn to Bombs January 28, 2008

Apress books July 15, 2008

Link o' the Day: Beej! July 24, 2010

Monads and regular expressions August 8, 2010

David Berlinski, The Devil's Delusion: Turing machine and abacus September 18, 2010

Knights, knaves, and Program Construction November 11, 2010

If I Only Changed the Software, Why Is the Phone on Fire? March 11, 2011

A few more comments about ...Why Is the Phone on Fire? March 14, 2011

Poison, forensic medicine, and facts April 1, 2011

When Domain Specific Languages Attack! June 4, 2011

Consolidated Reference List for the IEEE Software Engineering Body of Knowledge November 21, 2011

Consolidated Reference List for the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, Pt. 2 November 24, 2011

The Clean Coder March 18, 2012

Logicomix May 28, 2012

Quote o' the day: proofs and algorithms June 12, 2012

JavaScript: The Good Parts June 26, 2012

Link o' the day: Any New Books? June 27, 2012

Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World July 11, 2012

Link o' the day: Why ebooks cost as much as paperbacks August 18, 2012

RESTful web services January 25, 2013

Quote o' the day: Didnt realize those categories overlapped May 30, 2013

The Box and economics July 22, 2013

Link o' the day: Codeless Code July 30, 2013

The worst notational abuse October 17, 2013

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia July 2, 2015

Geek Physics by Rhett Allain July 6, 2015

Exploring Syuzhet August 8, 2015

Syuzhet: Prodding the Frequency Domain August 19, 2015

A New Thing September 28, 2015

Ashurbanipal, a text recommendation engine October 6, 2015

Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets by Peter van der Linden May 15, 2016

Quote o' the day: Memory Speed May 23, 2016

This is a quote from Expert C Programming, describing something that I’ve also been complaining about for roughly as long as this book has been in existence. (Remember, it was published in 1994.)

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Debunking Economics - Ch. 3: The Demand Curve January 25, 2017

Reading: Why the West Rules---For Now May 26, 2018

From Why the West Rules—For Now: The patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future, by Ian Morris:

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How to Live, or a life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer July 25, 2018

Male-pattern baldness and a big mustache.

Male-pattern baldness and a big mustache.

Ok, so a biography of Michel de Montaigne, a man who invented the essay and examined his own thoughts and reactions, seems a bit like duct-taping a ten-foot pole to another ten-foot pole, but How to Live, or a life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, by Sarah Bakewell, is not bad. It has its moments, anyway.

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