Category Archives: Books

iPhone Developer Training

Started working my way through Cocoa Programming for the Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass includes a challenge exercise in almost every chapter (sometimes more than one) which requires you to put what you learned to use without the hand-holding … Continue reading

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World Population

In recent issues, Analog editor Stanley Schmidt has been on a witch-hunt over overpopulation. Not sure what touched this off in his mind, but it seems that he’s bought into the Malthusian view that we are in immanent danger of … Continue reading

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Eldest: Book 2 of the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini – A Review

This book is well worth reading if you like fantasy and/or dragons. From the Amazon.com review(1435 customer reviews average 3.5 stars): Surpassing its popular prequel Eragon, this second volume in the Inheritance trilogy shows growing maturity and skill on the … Continue reading

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DragonFlight – A Review

The first book Anne McCaffrey wrote in the Dragonriders of Pern series, although not the first book in historical sequence. This is a series that I am going to really enjoy. This first book was written in 1968, and the … Continue reading

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Economic Inequality and Prosperity

TCS Daily had an article the other day by Josh Hendrickson, concerning those economists who insist that there is something fundamentally wrong with a society where there are some who are richer than others. Never mind that there has never … Continue reading

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Eragon (the book) – A review

Eragon is the story of a boy about to turn a man who becomes a dragon rider, without any desire to do so. In the process, he discovers much about himself, and the kingdom that he lives in. The story … Continue reading

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