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Recent Books

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. From last year’s Nebula list, a great tale of court entrigue. The Ocean at The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman. A pretty quick read, very entrancing. Worth the accolades. Ancillary Justice and […]

Recent Books — Smil, Candide, Wiesenthal

The last set of books I read had some stinkers, perhaps not suprising given that I was surfing through popular genre fictions. Decided to raise my standards a little bit: Harvesting the Biosphere by Vaclav Smil. Some random blogger recommended […]

Guides to mechanical movements

I just discovered 507 movements, what a great resource! Back in my active Halloween days, I used to spend a lot of time figuring out how to turn simple rotary motion (as available from a myriad cheap motors) into some […]

Man I would hate to be the guy flogging Nooks at B&N this week

On the heels of “B&N’s rumored step back from the Nook”:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/business/media/barnes-noble-weighs-its-nook-losses.html, I bet he is “more forlorn than ever”:http://theludwigs.com/2010/04/the-nook-dude-at-the-barnesnobles-looked-forlorn-today/. This was an easy one to predict. Competing in consumer hardware against Apple (and Samsung), and with an undifferentiated product relative […]

Books I’m Reading — Haskell, Viruses

I am pushing myself a little this month. * “Real World Haskell”:amazon by O’Sullivan, Goerzen, Stewart. Functional languages have always seemed like a research toy to me. But some of the smartest guys I know are using the concepts at […]

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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