Sat - January 1, 2005

Go To: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Maverick Scientists and Iconoclasts--The Programmers Who Created the Software Revolution : Steve Lohr

This is a book about the people who built the software industry - or at least of few of them. It's pretty well done, and pretty accessible. All in all, this book provides some nice insights about just what it is that we in the field do, day to day. It's not all about sitting alone in front of computer... really.

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Life 2.0 : How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness - Rich Karlgaard

This was a gift - and is also connected to Bismarck (Karlgaard is from the area). Thinking about moving? Check this book out.

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Blizzard of the Millenium - Kevin Kremer

This is a kids book about a fictional blizzard in Bismarck ND, 1999. Whatever.

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Wed - November 10, 2004

The Halloween Fairy

A cheerleader for Halloween? Trade candy for toys and books - now that's a fairy.

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Thu - October 28, 2004

Kayleigh at the Dance

Today is the final performance day in this ballet session, and here I am, not at work.

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Sun - October 24, 2004

Innocents Aboard - Gene Wolfe

Anthology of horror and fantasy tales - most excellent.

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Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

A post-apocalypse tale with a different take - this is an apocalypse brought on by genetic engineering gone wrong.

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Thu - August 26, 2004

Grandma is coming today.

Fist pumping action.

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Mon - August 23, 2004

First day at Kindergarten

Big day - happy Dad.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling

Getting longer. Getting better? Not so much. For me, these are starting to drag.

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Eragon - Christopher Paolini

This is billed as the next great fantasy, post Potter. It's a good read, if not sporadic, with a nice world and a great take on magic.

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Wed - July 21, 2004

Look to Windward - Iain M. Banks

Whacked story or 'space opera.' Many parts of this were really fun - but it took me months to read this, piece by piece.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Christopher the metaphor.

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The Speed of Dark - Elizabeth Moon

Lou Arrendale and his autistic colleagues at a pharmaceutical company are in a special facility that costs too much, at least in the eyes of a new director. But wait, there's an experimental procedure that could make them "normal" - should Lou have this procedure?

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

4th book

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