Category Archives: Books

Then vs. Than

Scribd has many online books. I try to read at least one book every week. Starting to read a new book is always fun. The sense of anticipation builds up while the search for a new book is still in … Continue reading

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Slashdot AC dismisses LOTR in half a sentence or so

Sometimes, AC comments in Slashdot are priceless:

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Merging should be *this* easy

Is merging so easy in your SCM system? $ pwd /home/keramida/hg/mercurial/gker $ hg pull crew pulling from /home/keramida/hg/mercurial/crew searching for changes adding changesets adding manifests adding file changes added 54 changesets with 143 changes to 82 files (+1 heads) (run … Continue reading

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Reading: Lawrence Lessig, “The Future of Ideas”

Through a post by Palm Powered Doctor, I found out about a new book by Lawrence Lessig: The Future of Ideas Neatly typeset, freely available in PDF booklet format, with a very readable font and a cool-looking design, the book … Continue reading

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“Mayor of Casterbridge” is freely available online

One of my all-time favorite books, “The Mayor of Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy, is available freely online, as part of the “Project Gutenberg” collection of literary works.

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The manual of the LaTeX “memoir” package

After a brief encounter with ConTeXt, and lots of fun preparing a typesetting style which a colleague at Bytemobile liked a lot (so much, in fact, that he actually used it to write a mini-guide sitting on my desk), I … Continue reading

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Free Wireless in Mountain View, by Google

As some of you know, I am currently employed as a programmer at the European Development Center of Bytemobile, a company whose HQ is in Mountain View, CA. Earlier this week, I found out that Google has now started its … Continue reading

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