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2Jan/150

Books 2015

Posted by dracoling

I finished 2014 by reading through all of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (14 books in 2 months). This post is for a collection of things read this year. I plan to update it each chance I get.

Short Stories and Books

  • Hello Moto by Nnedi Okorafor read 2015-01-02 recommended by jcamins
  • Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor (collection of short stories) read 2015-01-02 to 2015-01-07 recommended by jcamins
  • The Secret World Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey (Humble Bundle ed.) ISBN 9781939230140 finished 2015-01-13
  • The God Engines by John Scalzi finished 2015-01-14
  • Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw finished 2015-01-20
  • Arcanum 101: Welcome New Students by Rosemary Edghill and Mercedes Lackey finished 2015-01-21
  • Jumper by Steven Gould finished 2015-01-22
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black finished 2015-01-28
  • Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves finished 2015-01-29

Radio Plays and Audiobooks

  • "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase" listened 2015-01-05
  • "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase" listened 2015-01-06
15Mar/130

Ducks and databases

Posted by dracoling

Thing I learned today:
Duck typing is a cute name for the very powerful (and lazy) object typing method of not caring what you're handed and running your code on it anyway.

Accomplishment:
First pull request on someone else's project on github.

Books in progress:
CouchDB: The Complete Guide

Plans:
Out to spin fire with the family!

6Feb/100

Cabbages and kings not found. Abort? (y/n)

Posted by dracoling

Been busy the past few days, I'm going to try to actually finish one of the draft posts I've started and hidden on you. I promise this won't go completely quiet.

Meanwhile I've been making bunches of chainmail, playing with my new poi, and realizing I need a video camera that I can use as direct input/webcam mode on my laptop as well as for recording. If anyone has any advice on inexpensive models that might serve for this, please let me know.

Reading:

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - Engaging tale of a band of gifted children on a quest to save the world from an evil mind controller. 4.5 of 5 stars, easy read.
29Jul/093

My Book Collection

Posted by dracoling

Recently I've been posting all the books that I acquire on my LibraryThing. I <3 it.