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Book A Month: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

On August 12, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

As one of the first sci-fi books I’ve happened to pick up, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy¬†was a great choice. I should preface that by saying I originally was worried about getting it since I attempted to watch the movie version. That attempt quickly ended due to the horrible…

Book A Month: The Invisible Man

On July 31, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: The Invisible Man

Continuing with my dive into science fiction I picked up The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. This one started off very odd for me since for about the first 50 pages I kept experience deja vu. My best guess is I read the beginning of this book in school but,…

Book A Month: I, Robot

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , , With Comments Off on Book A Month: I, Robot

After my almost 3 month escapade into the Rockefeller life and empire I took another turn and went for a sci-fi classic, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. Although I remember when the movie adaptation came out in 2004, I haven’t watched it yet. Now that I’ve read the book, I’m…

Book A Month: Titan

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , , With Comments Off on Book A Month: Titan

“I’ve got this whole reading thing down, books don’t scare me anymore, I’m going to get a long book and crush it.” I did the former but the latter took longer than I would have liked, two months longer. Titan is the entire life of John D. Rockefeller, and more,…

Control Center UI

On April 18, 2016, Posted by , in Apple, Short Thoughts, tags , , , With Comments Off on Control Center UI

I’m not going to say that Apple read this and agreed with me but if you watched Apple’s keynote from today you may have noticed something. Thank you for agreeing with me Apple. Can’t wait to try it out this fall. After using Night Shift since it came out a…

Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

On March 23, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

After reading two serious books I figured it was time to read a light hearted book (my decision was also helped by the fact that this was the last of the four I got over the holidays and had no alternatives). If you haven’t heard of Steven Levitt or Stephen…

Learning Lessons: The Hard Way

On March 9, 2016, Posted by , in Learning, With Comments Off on Learning Lessons: The Hard Way

This is the short story of how I ended up soaking wet walking around Rice University in the pouring rain. For the past week I have been looking forward to going to this event. It would be Max Levchin¬†speaking to 300 people at Rice University. I’ve known who Max is…

Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

The Consolations of Philosophy Since I was able to finish up the Elon Musk biography halfway through January, I ended up starting and finishing The Consolations of Philosophy by Alan de Botton earlier than I thought I would. My experience with philosophy has been limited to hearing bits and pieces…

Book A Month 2016: First Book Down

On January 15, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , With Comments Off on Book A Month 2016: First Book Down

With the help of a round trip to San Diego last week I was able to bang out Elon Musk* by Ashlee Vance quicker than I thought I was going to. The other part that helped is how hard it was to put down. Vance was able to interview Musk…

Book A Month 2016: January

On December 27, 2015, Posted by , in My Thoughts, With 1 Comment

With 2016 right around the corner it is time to put together my list of books that I will be reading during this upcoming year. While I don’t know the entire list yet, I do have the first four picked out in no particular order: How Google Works by Eric…