by Jim Rossignol (2009) A gorgeous insider’s look at videogaming culture, by an author who, after an unfulfilling stint as a financial journalist, has built his life around games. Broken into sections corresponding with the author’s experiences in London, Seoul Continue reading This Gaming Life: Travels in Three Cities
by Ivar Jacobsen (1992, 4th revision) You might wonder if there’s anything left to say about object-orientation that hasn’t already been discussed to death. I was led to this 1992 book by Uncle Bob’s talk “Architecture: The Lost Years.” In Continue reading Object-Oriented Software Engineering : A Use Case Driven Approach
by Richard Morgan (2001) A romp through a hyperviolent cyberpunk future through the eyes of a character reluctantly press-ganged into the role of detective in a story woven around personality uploads, swaps, and backups. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was never Continue reading Altered Carbon
by Eric Evans (2004) on Amazon It’s a big, dense book — possibly the most important of the technical books I’ve read in a flurry over the last few months, catching up after recovering a modicum of sanity in our Continue reading Domain Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
by David Foster Wallace (1999) A collection of creative essays, varying from playful to unflinchingly uncomfortable, shot through with Wallace’s typical humour and introspection. I’ve tended to love and hate his other writing in equal measure, but with such ferocity that Continue reading Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
I left this as a comment somewhere else, in response to someone complaining about how: “…musicians are asked to just get over the fact that no one pays for music… [it is] my hope that someday more people make the Continue reading Musicians : wake up!
I just bought a NetGear ReadyNas Duo to connect hard drives to my home network, to stream movies and the like to our fabulous Xbox Classic media center. In the process of researching, I was wondering whether the kind of Continue reading Home media center