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.
Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole
Jul 7, 2021
Book: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I wish I have read this book in chronological order. The book is not bad, but reading it right after finishing the series just because it was released afterwards was not a good call. On the other hand, I’m wondering if I would have enough motivation to continue reading the series if I read this book right after book 4.
Review of The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Último livro da série, também lido (ouvido!) em Português, então vamos ao review em pt-BR. Eu estava bem curioso com o fim da história e como as coisas se resolveriam com a torre, o ka-tet, Mordred, o Rei Rubro, etc. Também estava preparado para muita coisa, dado que é um livro do Stephen King. A forma que o King construiu os personagens foi fantástica e me deixou bem apegado a eles.
Review of The Lottery
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read The Lottery after reading The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3. They mention the book because of a situation happening in Lud, and they call it “Shirley’s nightmare”. I took some notes about it and added this short story to my reading list. It’s funny how random the situation is in Lud when the plot is revealed, but their case was much more complicated 😅.
Review of The Masque of the Red Death
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read this book after reading Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6). This book was mentioned because the “Red Death” was described there too, so I was curious to read the original story. It’s all about a prince defying the disease by locking his people inside their castle walls with enough supplies and goodies. They do “masked parties inside.
Audiobooks as podcasts
Jun 25, 2021
I love to listen to audiobooks (article in pt-BR), and I’m was an Audible subscriber for many years, just pausing my subscription because I have way too many books (~150) already and need some time to clear the queue. 🙂 Audible is the best service to listen to audiobooks, no doubts here from my side, but sometimes I get audiobooks from other medias. As an example, I have 3 books from Pragmatic Programmers downloaded as mp3 files and I must find my way on how to listen to them.
Fixing Logitech mouse MX Master 2 problem
Jun 22, 2021
This is a quick post for any Logitech MX master 2 (any version, really) owner having problems with their mouse. If your mouse is not moving at all but buttons are still working, there’s a good chance your problem has an easy fix. There’s a video (in pt-BR) about that if you prefer doing it more interactively, but in summary: The [hidden] thumb button is the problem. It gets stuck and messes up everything.
Review of Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6)
Jun 16, 2021
Book: Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Livro lido (ouvido? 🙂) em Português, portanto review em Português também. Gostei bastante do livro, foi curto e direto ao ponto. Parece que o Stephen King escreveu os 3 últimos livros de uma vez, um próximo do outro para terminar a história e eles encaixaram de uma vez muita coisa que estava faltando. Nesse livro aconteceu algo que eu não vi em nenhum outro livro que eu li até hoje.