19 April 2004
My reading list has been getting longer recently. I've had William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon laying around for a while, but haven't gotten to them. (Cryptonomicon is just intimidating in its size.)
I also have a WAP Servlets book I've been browsing, and Kevin Mitnick's Art of Deception which I bought recently.
Additionally, a beer afficionado friend of mine lent me Michael Jackson's Guide to Beer (no, not the King of Pop). I hope to learn a bit about the components of beer and its taste, so I can better describe, note, remember, and recognize beers I like.
The list is destined to stay pretty long, since any time I might think about picking up a book (which is often recently), I end up instead doing server maintenance, laptop maintenance, house maintenance, cleaning, playing with Paige, or sleeping. On computer things, I always have a list of systems I could improve, newly implement, or on which I just need to study a bit and stay current. That, of course, brings me back to my technical reading list and magazines.
I'd also like to pick up Linus Torvalds' Just for Fun, but I guess I have enough on my list for now. Beyond even that, I'd like to get around to the classics by Orwell, Asimov, Bradbury, Wells, etc.