1. Reading Beginners' Books

    I am reading the Pragmatic Programmers' new "Starter Pack" books. Most of the content is nothing new to me, but I always enjoy reading good books about the basics.

    I like seeing things put simply. The real world is rarely simple, and we forget how following a few easy-to-understand principles …

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  2. Giving The Lord of the Rings Another Chance

    I didn't like The Lord of the Rings when I read it as a teenager. I loved The Hobbit, but Rings just bored me. It had too much singing and story-telling, and was just too long. I lost interest before finishing the first volume, so the other two volumes were …

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