Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-08 Thread Iphonelagi via use-livecode
Hi Richard

I would add CODE COMPLETE by steve McConnell as well but rapid development from 
memory is a shorter read.

Update I decided to look on amazon rather than my library and I was right 674 
pages instead of over 950 .. so shorter is relative and I find it’s not on 
kindle.

You can find it easily on the usual sites (I won’t link to it to spare 
blushes). I always like to have a pdf of any book I have in print ... much 
easier when going on holiday.

Many’s the time I purchase a dead trees version from amazon and if it’s not 
prime I purchase the kindle edition as well to read while it arrives.



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>> On 7 Feb 2020, at 18:08, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> Alex Tweedly wrote:
>> 
>> Hopefully I'll find 3 books
>>  - a techie one
> 
> Rapid Development by Steve McConnell
> 
> 
>>  - a non-techie non-fiction one
> 
> Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller
> 
> 
>>  - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading
> 
> Hippolyte's Island by Barbara Hodgson
> 
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Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode

Alex Tweedly wrote:

> Hopefully I'll find 3 books
>
>   - a techie one

Rapid Development by Steve McConnell


>   - a non-techie non-fiction one

Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller


>   - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading

Hippolyte's Island by Barbara Hodgson


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Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-07 Thread Lagi Pittas via use-livecode
Techie ones without any problem solving involved and they could actually be
Novels - you feel that you are there rooting for the
participants in both "stories"

Surely Your Joking Mr Feynman
What Do You Care what other people think

The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass
The Soul of a new machine by Tracy Kidder
The Cuckoos egg by Cliff Stoll is also good but Not available in Kindle

I've read them all  - not to everyone's tastes but
I find fiction these so samey - Always the "Heroes Journey" in a different
form - same meat different gravy - discuss!

HHGTTG - now that's different kettle of fish

Lagi





On Thu, 6 Feb 2020 at 17:35, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <
use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> So, I'm going on a train journey tomorrow and the next day. Three or
> four hours each day, scenery I've seen a million times already 
>
> Hoping for suggestions to keep me reading while on the way.
>
> Requirements.
>
> 1. MUST be on kindle (or iBooks or similar).
>
> 2. Hopefully I'll find 3 books
>
>   - a techie one
>
>   - a non-techie non-fiction one
>
>   - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading (as a break from the
> others above).
>
> I know you guys can give me better recommendations than Amazon can -)
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Alex.
>
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Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-07 Thread Martin Koob via use-livecode
Hi

My favourite book of fiction (science fiction) is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation 
Trilogy,  Perhaps a bit long for your journey.   I have read it a few times 
along with looking for the sequels and prequels.
(It is currently underproduction for an Apple TV+ series.   I am half in hope 
it will be amazing and half in dread of that it will be awful.)

For Non fiction I recently read “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah of Daily show 
fame. I really enjoyed that. Funny and poignant stories of growing up in South 
africa.   Really more a story about his mother than him.  


They are both on Kindle


Regards,

Martin Koob





> On Feb 6, 2020, at 12:34 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode 
>  wrote:
> 
> So, I'm going on a train journey tomorrow and the next day. Three or four 
> hours each day, scenery I've seen a million times already 
> 
> Hoping for suggestions to keep me reading while on the way.
> 
> Requirements.
> 
> 1. MUST be on kindle (or iBooks or similar).
> 
> 2. Hopefully I'll find 3 books
> 
>  - a techie one
> 
>  - a non-techie non-fiction one
> 
>  - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading (as a break from the 
> others above).
> 
> I know you guys can give me better recommendations than Amazon can -)
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Alex.
> 
> 
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Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-06 Thread J. Landman Gay via use-livecode

On 6 Feb 2020, at 17:34, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:


Hoping for suggestions to keep me reading while on the way.

...

 - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading (as a break from the others 
above).


When I'm not being a geek I go for fiction. Here are some that I couldn't put down. (I'm an 
unabashed King fan but I favor his psyhological horror over the supernatural. You can't beat 
his writing style.)


Misery - Stephen King
Delores Claiborne - Stephen King

The Doomsday Book - ‎Connie Willis
(The only book my husband ever read until 4 a.m.)

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
In case you haven't read it yet. The tech is a bit dated now but the story isn't. You gotta 
love a character named Hiro Protagonist.


Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Twisty, and the dual narrators will throw you for a loop.

I know lots more. You may prefer different genres.

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Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I've been *really* enjoying this, and I've just asked my university 
library to get multiple copies for my students.


Creative Selection
Subtitle: Inside Apple's design process during the golden age of Steve 
Jobs

Ken Kocienda

I was reading the print book but I left it behind in my office at the 
end of Monday so I bought the ebook as I got on the train to go home. 
I've been marking passages to go back to and to use in lectures. It's 
good, and it's a very 'more-ish' read.


k


On 6 Feb 2020, at 17:34, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:

So, I'm going on a train journey tomorrow and the next day. Three or 
four hours each day, scenery I've seen a million times already 


Hoping for suggestions to keep me reading while on the way.

Requirements.

1. MUST be on kindle (or iBooks or similar).

2. Hopefully I'll find 3 books

 - a techie one

 - a non-techie non-fiction one

 - fiction - preferably fairly light, easy reading (as a break from 
the others above).


I know you guys can give me better recommendations than Amazon can -)

Many thanks,

Alex.


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