Sunday, March 23, 2008

Glory Box

i've since
given up
the will for
driving down the 5
on weekends,
the sun rising
over san clemente
setting in san joaquin
the gauntlet of
coffee cups and
cigarette butts
and hours of
lost dreams

storm in the morning light

please, could you stay awhile
to share my grief?

The new Portishead album is on pre-sale. Let's all reminisce.

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New website I started on: www.theDefrag.com. The point of this site is to pull in the different parts together. I've also linked my new fitness calendar on there. Just a more suitable place for my training and nutrition ramblings.



Saturday, March 8, 2008

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I'm only a third of the way through so maybe this is premature, but Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold is shaping up as one those Life Changing Reads.

Up there with, say, Burn the Fat and Feed the Muscle for losing the gut.

Up there with, say, Running and Being for running and, well, being.

Up there with, say, On The Road for the wanderlust.

Like that. For the best explanation of logic gates I've read. For breaking down, visually and concisely, every important concept and example mentioned. For the charm and wit of the writing.

I also like Code's simple and effective cover design, the letters C-O-D-E over their equivalents in Morse Code, Braille and binary. White space in effect.