Monthly Archives: September 2008

That’s a very impressive CV

The Universe: A biography by John Gribbin   A great easy read on cosmology. Fantastic.    

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Javascript: The good parts by Douglas Crockford   This is a fairy quick read at 150 pages and gives a great overview of the good parts of javascript. I think the good parts of this language are really good – prototypal inheritance, … Continue reading

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Listen to this

I thought it was time to put together a list of the podcasts that I regularly listen to.   .NET rocks is a twice weekly show covering all .NET technologies. The majority of the podcast is an interview with a guest … Continue reading

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It’s a bit of an enigma

Can you Crack the Enigma code?   I bought this in a bookshop in Ambleside when I was on holiday. I was hoping that it was going to be like The Code Book by Simon Singh, but unfortunately it was nothing … Continue reading

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Stand back – I’m a F#’ing scientist

F# for Scientists   I attended the first SQLBits conference for which all participants were awarded a thirty pound book voucher. I used that voucher to purchase this book which has only just come out. I’m supposed to be giving a … Continue reading

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Play it again Sam.

Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming   After our experimentation with writing a game for the DS, my son has decided that it would be good to write a game for our XBox. This platform offers a lot more options for … Continue reading

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Flash… no..oh.

ASP.NET Ajax in action   I’ve been keen on doing some Ajax development for a long time now. Javascript is powerful enough to have lots of computation going on inside the browser (though only on a single thread) with callbacks to … Continue reading

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