Category Archives: Technology

There Will Be War edited by Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Pournelle died September 8th 2017. I was sad to see him go as I enjoyed reading his daily blog Chaos Manor and enjoyed reading his classic Science Fiction. In honor of the man, Amazon offered this SF reprint for … Continue reading

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The Mechanic’s Tale by Steve Matchett

The Mechanic’s Tale: Life In The Pit-Lanes Of Formula One The memoir by Steve Matchett tells his story from getting a mechanic’s job at a Ferrari Dealership, then moving to a BMW Dealership and leveraging what he learned there into … Continue reading

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Beast by Jade Gurss

Beast: The Top Secret Ilmor-Penske Race Car That Shocked the World at the 1994 Indy 500 is the story of how team owner Roger Penske exploited a rules loophole to develop a race winning engine for the 1994 Indy 500. … Continue reading

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Life At The Limit by Sid Watkins

Life At The Limit: Triumph And Tragedy In Formula One deals with the dangerous world of Formula One racing. Fatalities were so common it seems odd that the ‘sport’ wasn’t just banned. Drivers would die, crew members would die, and … Continue reading

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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 Terror  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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