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Summer Reading Mission: Completed. School Reading Mission: Failing Miserably

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Sep. 26th, 2006 | 12:24 am

Summer Reading
So I managed to read a whole bunch of books over the summer, which was excellent, but in the month since school started I've now finished one "book;" McSweeney's Issue 15. I wish I could get more reading done but I guess that's how it goes. Stupid homework.

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machicolated parapets with crenilations

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from: madeline37
date: Sep. 26th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)

art spiegelman! love him/his work.

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Yeah fof life enrichment reading!!!

from: qweltor
date: Sep. 26th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)

You've got a whole semester to catch up on the school reading (though we know how that usually works out).

I've heard some things about the Hackers and Painters essays; would you recommend it to others (particularly non-CS types)?

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Alex P.

Re: Yeah fof life enrichment reading!!!

from: wetzel
date: Sep. 26th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)

I liked Hackers and Painters a lot. It seemed like Graham made an effort to avoid CS (or, really mostly Unix) jargon for the most part, but it slipped in enough for him to make a glossary at the back of the book . . . so I'd say any non-unix (you can be a cs person but still not know what diff is) person can read it if they don't mind flipping to the glossary every once in a while (which would get damn annoying imho).

If you're curious, there are a bunch of essays on his website, including a number from the book.

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from: justbarelythere
date: Sep. 26th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)

I don't allow myself to read non-school-related materials during the semester - bad things happen when I get lost in books. I barely have enough time to do my schoolwork as it is.

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from: 486902484859400
date: Oct. 1st, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)

Alex, where can I get the nifty book checkoff graph?

I have something like iProcrastinate for my homework schedule.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Oct. 1st, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)

Backpack. It rocks and it's free if you don't mind google ads.

added you, btw, mr. man of many journals.

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