Ernest Hemingway – For Whom The Bell Tolls

I hadn’t read this one when I picked it up in Cash Converters (yes, they sell books as well). It’s hard to find English books in Lisbon, so the two choices in the shop were Dan Brown’s Deception Point and this. Deception Point I read in three days and you can pretty much imagine that …

Don’t Care

Just been through the spam pile. I like to do that manually from time to time, just for fun. “Quit your job today and earn less than you do now writing nonsense for us” – don’t care. “Your SEO isn’t very good. Buy expensive thing from us and you will get lost of traffic” – …

BCPL: The Language and Its Compiler

Bcpl: The Language and Its Compiler by Martin Richards My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1981, I bought this when I saw it mentioned in an article on compilers, and someone mentioned this as being a model of what a book about a computer language should be. It’s interesting to see the way …

A fly

I’ve been a bit quiet of late on this blog – for reasons that I’ll go into at a later date – but I wanted to just share a little incident that happened today. I work from home now, which means that I have my own little office upstairs. It appears to be a room …

A letter to Foursquare

I’ve been a dedicated user of Foursquare for years. If you follow my Twitter, you’ll have suffered my tweets on it for long enough to know that and (presumably) not hate it enough to block me (probably). Anyway, Foursquare recently reinvented themselves as two apps, instead of one. The new one’s called Swarm. Lots of …