by Kurt Vonnegut, 1973. I’ve always loved Vonnegut (who doesn’t?) but I’d avoided this since seeing the painful 1999 movie made of it, proof if ever it were needed that some books are simply unfilmable. The novel, however, is everything Continue reading
by Paul Graham, 2004. I’d already stumbled across many of the individual essays that this is comprised of, but it was still hugely entertaining and educational to discover some of Graham’s essays that I hadn’t read yet. He covers a Continue reading
by Charles Stross, 2007. It’s a tale of corporate shenanigans, online virtual reality computer gaming, scams, police on the beat, software contractors, and political intrigue, set in the midst of a near-future Scotland. It’s told in first person, by a Continue reading
by David Leavitt, 2006. An impulse buy, and it was good but not great. The barbaric treatment Turing received over being gay seems to be the thing that initially attracted the author’s interest in Turing’s life, and while that is Continue reading
Me and the missus slung 200 feet in the air in a spherical 10 foot roll cage, on board the ‘Slingshot’ on the opening night of the Steel County Fair, Minnesota.
Over the summer I’ve been keeping a geographic journal of some of our recent adventures: The Minnesota project : our summer in Blooming Prairie CO to CA : our summer roadtrip It’s an amusing journalling project for me, but as Continue reading
I wrote a little blurb about why we at Resolver Systems like Python, and specifically IronPython. It’s up on Pythonology.org’s “Python success Stories” section, and will also propagate to wingware.com and python.org. http://pythonology.org/success&story=resolver