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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Οι Μύθοι των Οτόρι #3

Πριν από ένα χρόνο και λίγο παραπάνω, τον Ιανουάριο του 2005, είχα διαβάσει το πρώτο βιβλίο της τριλογίας των Otori, από την Lian Hearn.

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Somtow’s “Moon Dance”

Last night, I finished reading Somtow‘s “Moon Dance“, translated to Greek by Sandi Stathopoulou (published by “Oxy Publications“.

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Secrets and Lies, by Bruce Schneier

Secrets and Lies, by Bruce Schneier. Fantastic book. This is one that I’ll probably hand over, recommend, talk about to all those involved in programming that I know. Even to those who are not involved in computer programming, but may … Continue reading

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