Print Story Books 'n' stuff
By ana (Sat Feb 05, 2022 at 11:36:45 AM EST) books, fun-loving cowwqas. (all tags)
 Somehow it's February already and this is kind of a new year thing...

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Print Story Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline
By Gedvondur (Wed May 10, 2017 at 05:42:25 PM EST) sci-fi, reviews, books (all tags)
My review (also posted on Goodreads) of Ernest Cline's follow-up to Ready Player One, Armada.

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Print Story C: no longer just your grade in the course
By gzt (Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:46:03 PM EST) gzt, bowie, guns, gun control, cheating, books, c (all tags)
started the semester. taking the statistical computing class. essentially: learn C, do statistics in C, interface C with R.

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Print Story Perdido Street Station
By Gedvondur (Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 12:19:38 AM EST) books, what, fuck, actual, the (all tags)
I don't get it.  Help me HuSi!

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Print Story Andriod
By purr (Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 12:21:59 AM EST) TV, Movie, Books, Life in general (all tags)
I like my new android phone.

it's pretty cool

but enough about my phone

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Print Story Don't worry about Planet Express, let me worry about blank.
By gzt (Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 01:49:18 PM EST) gzt, big tax refund, work, workful, books, boneitis, the hammock district, evil dead, baconmas (all tags)
I am making a slight purge of books on my shelves. I got rid of a lot when we got married and moved, but I still have some that can go.

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Print Story You've read *how* many?
By Vulch (Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 11:40:34 AM EST) books, 2011 list, living room full of bookshelves (all tags)
Apparently I title these diaries "Wot I read in X" in even numbered years and as something else in odd. As this one is for 2011...

143 books read in 2011 according to my log, only one repeat (New Model Army by Adam Roberts) that I've spotted and no obvious gaps where I missed something. Mostly SF as ever with the usual trips through early mediaeval times with some text books, the Napoleonic era Royal Navy with Hornblower (which I've actually got in omnibus form so push the total up a bit) and slightly alternate Victorian times with Flashman. Ah, and Roman architecture thanks to the Channel 4 series Rome Wasn't Built In A Day which is well worth a watch.

On with the amazing page lengthening list, which if nothing else will remove the word "Boobies" from the top of the RSS feed...

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Print Story That was a terrible chess game.
By gzt (Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 02:54:11 PM EST) gzt, books, sort algorithms (all tags)
I got into trouble early and missed my chance to get rid of the trouble. Then I lost. The end.

However, I finished off Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. It was quite good and did not have the characteristic flop of an ending, though. The annoying part now will be sorting back out which elements of the history were real and which forged. For instance, it drove out whatever real knowledge I had of Charles' CABAL. The only one I remember is George Villiers, the "B".

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Print Story OH OH OH
Wizards and Hobbits
By purr (Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 12:27:21 PM EST) Books, Reading, Jim, Butcher, Captain, America, Cowboys, Aliens, Vacation, Boring (all tags)





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Print Story The usual stuff
By purr (Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 03:04:09 PM EST) swim meet, purple, books, temp tattoos (all tags)
Nothing too exciting.

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