How To Read 118 Books In One Year

This year I continued my odd quest to read a lot of books and ended up reading more than last year. This feels very odd since I’m a big fan of making things rather than just constantly drowning

Thoughts on the Kindle Ecosystem

I read books using the Kindle ecosystem; having such quick access to books has changed my reading life and increased the quantity and quality of books I read each year. I love how I can start reading something at night

Halfway to Self-Help

I used to think that self-help books were complete garbage. Every self-help book featured a high-energy person that seemed like they would be a bit much to handle in a stuck elevator.  They came off as un-intellectual; most of the

This Year I Read 88 Books And Wrote 1

As 2015 started I made a goal to read 50 books by the end of the year. This, like all great goals, was very stupid and certainly foolish. I have a very demanding job, four young children, and a very

Yeah, sure

I have written a book ( yeah sure ) which is available for sale now. It contains pieces that have been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Feathertale Review, and Reader’s Digest along with 100+ pages of new

Close to the Machine

The Computer Industry, and specifically Software Development, is not a nostalgic profession; we regularly rebuild entire cities ignoring the lessons of past builders because the types of bricks have changed. As part of a personal challenge to read a book

Review of Ghost of my Father By Scott Berkun

I wasn’t sure I wanted to read The Ghost Of My Father after I bought it. When I follow authors blindly I tend to read a series of very similar books so I’ve shied away from

Tribal SQL

I am honored to announce that a chapter I wrote has been published in a book. Nope – it’s not the additional Appendix that I sent the author of Everyone Poops, but is instead Tribal SQL. Edited and