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The Omnivore's Dilemma


Recently I sat down and watched the movie Food Inc. which is a very informative documentary about where our food actually comes from. One of the chief consultants for that movie was a guy named Michael Pollan, who has written numerous books including The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defence of Food. After watching the movie, I decided to sit down and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which I actually ordered about a year ago but never found time to read. There’s a lot of overlap in the book with the content of the movie, so I had most of the key points already in mind. After reading the book, there are actually a few scenes in the movie that make a bit more sense. Michael’s key thesis is that what we buy nowadays as food really isn’t food in the traditional sense: sure, it looks like food and sort of tastes […]

The 4-Hour Workweek Book Review

Book Reviews

About a year ago I picked up The 4-Hour Workweek, a book by Tim Ferris. I actually saw Tim give a presentation at WordCamp San Francisco last year, but never got a chance to talk to him. There are a few main concepts in the 4-Hour Workweek that I think Tim spells out in a lot of detail. The first concept is the importance of residual income. That is, money that you (as a person or a company) don’t have to fight for each and every month. That may be the sale of an eBook from your website, or some photos that you sell on the side, but ultimately he stresses how important it is for most people to try and obtain that. Without residual income, most people and companies have to fight it out each month, and never get the chance to do the things they actually want to […]

Yours Truly Is In A Book


Courtney Summers is an author of young adult books and also a client of BraveNewCode’s; we’ve been really fortunate to work with her a few times and help her out with a few iterations of her website. A few months ago I was joking on Twitter with Courtney that it would be cool if she found a way to put me in her next book. Well, Courtney got the final version of her book to proof last night, and sure enough, she managed to sneak me in. As you can see, there’s a character in her new book, Some Girls Are, named Duane Storey. I can finally scratch “being a character in a young adult book targeted at young teenage girls” off of my bucket list! So thanks Courtney! It’s really cool. Head on over to Courtney’s site to find out more about her new book

Engineering Books For Sale


It seems that after eight years of university I’ve acquired a fairy large array of engineering books. Since I haven’t read any of them in years, I figure I might as well sell a few of them off. Here’s a list of some of them. If you’re interested, drop me a comment. Also, please feel free to forward this list on to any physics or electrical engineering students. Materials Science and Engineering, William D. Callister Digital Signal Processing, Emmanuel C. Ifeachor Introduction to Electrodymanics, Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Griffiths Microprocessor Systems Design, Clements Computer Networks, Andrew Tanenbaum Modern Control Systems, Dorf & Bishop Digital Image Processing, Gonzalez & woods Fluid Mechanics, White – SOLD Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Boyce and DiPrima Optics, Hecht Microelectronic Circuits, Sedra and Smith Contemporary Logic Design, Katz Micro-Optics, Elements, Systems and Applications, Herzig ADSL/VDSL Priciples, Rauschmayer Calculus of Several Variables, Robert […]