Category: Misc.

Why would you use a web browser developed and managed by an advertising company?

I am deeply sorry I doubted Firefox. Thought maybe it was time to move on, and so I started to migrate to Opera. But today, the Chromium team proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are only serving their advertising overlords and advertisers themselves and _not_ the people. Firefox (really, Mozilla) is the last holdout for a free and open web.

Books Read in 2018

I made it a goal a few years ago to read more, like I used to when I was much younger. I’d read all the time, but at that time my topic selection was limited to Science Fiction and, well that’s all. I have been broadening my selections a bit since then. I’ve explored the vast world of fantasy in 2016-2017, and then moved on to self discovery, philosophy, self-help, some classics, etc. 2018 was a good year for reading for me 🙂

  • The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
  • The Integral Trees – Larry Niven
  • Real Artists Don’t Starve – Jeff Goins
  • The Anatomy of Peace – The Arbinger Institute
  • Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness – Roman Gelperin
  • Insecure in Love – Lesli Becker-Phelps PhD
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging – Sebastion Junger
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  • Meditations – Marcus Arelius
  • Declutter Your Mind – Barrie Davenport
  • The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) – N.K. Jemisin
  • Roadmarks – Roger Zelazny
  • Good News – Edward Abbey
  • Seveneves – Neal Stephenson
  • Artemis – Andy Weir

Technical Books

  • Docker: Up & Running
  • Terraform: Up & Running
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship