Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Picked up a trio of technical books to help me with some new projects -
- Web Design for Developers by Brian P. Hogan - a great guide for developing web pages, targeted for the non-designer
- Professional Android 2 Application Development by Reto Meier - a good guide/reference for Android apps
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A recently finished a book my wife gave me, "A Game Plan For Life: The Power of Mentoring" by John Wooden and Don Yaeger. I enjoyed the mentoring stories Coach Wooden had, but especially like the second half of the book which had chapters written by people mentored by Wooden. This list included Lewis Alcindor (as Coach called him) and Bill Walton. Highly recommended for those considering mentoring or being mentored.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
After watching the mini-series (most episodes, at least) I read the companion book to "The Pacific". I prefer the book. The show is great, with good acting and chilling action scenes. But the scope is narrow: marine enlisted infantry. The book covers aviators, officers, et. al. Not meant to be a definitive narrative (which it isn't) it gives a great feel for the war and the different emotions swirling around during that period.