Category Archives: Technology

HTML5 Graphing And Data Visualization Cookbook by Ben Fhala

HTML5 Graphing And Data Visualization Cookbook I don’t have any projects requiring graphing active web pages, and don’t foresee any future projects, but the topic is interesting to me, so I got this free book from the publisher and read … Continue reading

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The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden

The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot: A True Story About the Birth of Tyranny in North Korea Harden paints a bleak picture of Kim Il-Sung. We also get to see the primary role that Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Mao’s … Continue reading

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Playing To The Edge by Michael Hayden

Playing To The Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of TerrorĀ  can be a little dry and it’s loaded with acronyms, but I found it well worth reading. General Hayden gives his readers a good overview of the defensive and … Continue reading

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The Tumor by John Grisham

I read this ‘book’ this weekend. It’s really a short story / advertisement for a medical procedure that a neighbor of John Grisham’s got him to invest in. Genius to get us to download and read a long ad. Paul … Continue reading

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How Music Got Free by Stephen Witt

How Music Got Free: The End Of An Industry, The Turn Of The Century, And The Patient Zero Of Piracy Witt manages to cover some little known, but important areas of music and file sharing. How did the Music Industry … Continue reading

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Base Handbook by The Document Foundation

Base Handbook: for LibreOffice 4.0 I was looking for a possible replacement for Panorama. Provue.com is going to a subscription model and a lot of my recent database files are pretty simple. Apple’s Filemaker Pro is over kill. I started … Continue reading

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Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper

Digital Gold: Bitcoin And The Inside Story Of The Misfits And Millionaires Trying To Reinvent Money It’s an interesting history of Bitcoin. I’m trying to determine if Bitcoins are for real or if the enthusiasts selling to each other. After … Continue reading

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