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3/24/13 / Chintzy

For lack of a better word I plucked chintzy from my vocabulary to lasso in a group of web development books I’ve come across recently. These books are fine, but the names make me cringe and want to not read them. Books like: [abp:0596157258] [abp:1934356832] [abp:1449327443]

Gone Girl book review

[abp:030758836X] I dare say[1], it’s not a very well-written book. I would describe it as elementary, and not refined or sophisticated. That made is easy (and fast) to read but not very enjoyable for the writing itself. Good The story is good, and inventive[2] The story seemed solid, and the plot well thought out[3] Writing [...]

Outliers

[abp:0316017922] Even though the odds are stacked against me (according to it), I really enjoyed this book. According to this book: I’ll never be a professional hockey player, or play any other sport professionally, the leagues of which have cut-off dates of January 1st, since my birthday is in December. I missed my chance to [...]

My problem with contemporary…

[abp:0394717813] [abp:1582434832] …literature, I’ve today realized, is that it’s not vetted through the filter of time. There are so many contemporary books that just won’t matter 1, 5, 10, 50 years from now. When children of that generation want to read quality they’ll have a solid filtered selection of books to choose from, books that [...]

1/26/10 / Violation

What’s with the numbers? Just in the past hour I’ve come across three sites with numbers in their names… 72photos Style14 23 …which naturally makes me ask, “What’s with the damn numbers? Do they mean anything?” Quotations of the day [abp:1582434832] May I remind you that when Isaac Newton was president of the Royal Society [...]

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