Category Archives: Books, Reading & Reviews

Fall Reading 2011

This last Fall ran from September 23-December 21st 2011 (14 weeks). During that time I read 14 books which is one book a week, a small step down from my average. Then again, it was a busy time for me; … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Sociopaths: A Response to Reality is Broken

In response to the thesis brought forth in Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal that using game mechanics in could better our everyday lives on a large scale I say that I agree, but not without reservations. Game mechanics are … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2011

It was a decent summer of reading this time partially due to a number of work relocations and wedding planning (I got married on October 15th!). All of this should also explain my 3(or so)-month absence here. It takes two … Continue reading

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Spring Reading 2011

This update is coming way later then I initially planned to write it, but life intervened and my blog has stayed dark for almost two months. I knew I would eventually return and so here is my reading for Spring … Continue reading

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Winter Reading 2010

It’s been an on-and-off reading period during winter 2010-11. Looking back, I can’t believe that I read some of these books in the same winter, they seems so long ago. Winter runs from approximately from December 22nd to March 20th … Continue reading

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Fall Reading 2010

I’m thinking that I like having a neat summary of the books I’ve read during a certain period…So: Fall lasts approximately between September 23rd and December 21st (~13 weeks). During that time, I read 19 books which comes out to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2010

My friend Molly (here’s her lemur blog) recently posted the books she’s read over the summer. Thanks to her I’ve added another dollop of titles to my to-read list. Summer is approximately June 22 – September 22 (~14 weeks) and … Continue reading

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Typography Lacking Focus: A Review of “Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works”

The first thing that must be said about “Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works” is that its purpose is simply not clear. If it’s supposed to be a book for beginners to learn about type, it lacks … Continue reading

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Review of Edward Tufte’s “Envisioning Information”

(pic stolen from the Amazon page) I wrote a small review of design-guru Edward Tufte’s book “Envisioning Information” which I have posted on Amazon and here for your perusal. Here it is: As a student of Information Science and an … Continue reading

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Dishwasher, light reading that rocks!

I’ve been reading a lot of heavy academic stuff lately, so on Saturday, on a lark, I picked up Dishwasher by Pete Jordon. It’s about a guy who goes on a quest to was dishes in all fifty states. I … Continue reading

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