Review of Brave New World
Dec 5, 2021
Book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. People usually mention Brave New World along with 1984, so I had this one in my list for a long time now. Now that I read it, I can totally understand why both books are “related”, even with complete different plots. Brave New World is about a dystopian future where humans are created to be happy. Things are engineered, so people will not feel unhappy and stability of the society as a whole is maintained.
Review of How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion
Nov 23, 2021
Book: How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion by Derek Sivers. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️. Another great book. I really like the content Derek produces on his blog and books. It’s usually dense and full of meaning, there are almost no fillers. The proposal here is cool: there are many ways to live, you don’t have to choose one, you can pick many! All of them are valid ways to live a meaningful life.
Review of Software Engineering at Google
Sep 28, 2021
Book: Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time by Titus Winters. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It was a great book to read. It’s not the kind of book you read and start applying stuff at your current job. We all must remember we’re not Google, and many things mentioned there are great, but only applies to their context. With that said, I quite enjoyed the book. I was curious about Google’s structure, and it’s mind-blowing the amount of problems specific to that scale.
3D printing the Dactyl-cc case
Sep 22, 2021
This is another post of my dactyl series. This time I’m going write about the process to make the 3D printed case, and prepare it for the keyboard. Unfortunately, the process of assembling the keyboard is taking much longer than I anticipated. Being a parent of twins takes a lot of energy, and my predictions were very distant from the truth (for a change!). For this reason, I’m posting a step by step of what I’m doing with this dactyl project.
How to read Tolkien, in my experience
Aug 26, 2021
I’m a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and It’s not the first time friends ask me about how to read Tolkien books. I even discussed this on Twitter because of some misconceptions people have about some of his book. To make things clear, I decided to write this with my opinion on the topic. Do not pick a book at random Tolkien has a long list of published books, some of them he published in life, but most of them were published postmortem, edited by his son Christopher Tolkien.
Review of The Dark Tower Book Series
Aug 25, 2021
Last month I finished the final book I wanted to read about The Dark Tower Series. I wrote reviews for all books, but I also want to write one single post about the story as a whole. I will try to not write spoilers here, especially for the main plot, but I may touch some points that I feel are quite interesting and you may want to experience yourself, especially in the Song of Susannah, so be warned.
Review of The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight
Aug 24, 2021
Book: The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep without Leaving Them to Cry-it-Out by Kim West. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This is not a book I read because I was excited to read it. It’s a book I read to make my nights less bad and try to understand how to improve the life with babies. I read this after a friend mentioned it had sections on how to deal with multiples.
Review of Polished Ruby Programming
Aug 17, 2021
Book: Polished Ruby Programming: Build better software with more intuitive, maintainable, scalable, and high-performance Ruby code by Jeremy Evans. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I got a contact from Packtpub about this book. The deal was to receive the book for free in exchange for an honest review. Here I am, just finished the book and will write about it. The book is quite good, there’s a lot of good information there, and I would totally recommend to someone investing in Ruby.
A book inside a book
Jul 21, 2021
This is a post I’m postponing since 2016. 😅 I built a case for my Kindle using a book with a nice cover that a friend gave me “for sacrifice”. The process was simple and the result is great IMO. I will describe the step by step here in case you want to do one for yourself. This is the book I got: The first step is to glue all pages.
Review of The Little Sisters of Eluria (The Dark Tower, #0.5)
Jul 9, 2021
Book: The Little Sisters of Eluria (The Dark Tower, #0.5) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s a fun story for those who are into the Dark Tower series. It’s a short story actually, and brings a bit more about Roland’s early adventures, happening a bit before “The Gunslinger”. It doesn’t add much to the whole story other than just showing a bit more of a random place in the Mid-World, but it’s still an enjoyable story.