Xavier Noria's Reading

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Title: Writing an Interpreter in Go
Author: Thorsten Ball
Progress: 26% (54/206)
Start: February 2017
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Title: Types and Programming Languages
Author: Benjamin C. Pierce
Progress: 8% ((22+29)/(22+566))
Start: January 2017
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Title: Becoming Beyoncé
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Progress: 36% (170/462)
Start: January 2017
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Done

Title: El elogio de la sombra
Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2017
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Title: Elixir Getting Started Guide
Author: Elixir Contributors
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2016
Comment: Going through the official Elixir docs, and leveraging the pass to contribute some patches since I am on it.
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Title: Ego is the Enemy
Author: Ryan Holiday
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2016
Comment: Trying Audible with this one.
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Title: The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook
Author: Benjamin Tan Wei Hao
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2016
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Title: Elements of Algebra
Author: John Stillwell
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2016
Comment: This book is an introduction to Algebra and Galois Theory based on its historical geometric roots. An exposition with motivations and context for the abstractions, which are normally ignored in modern dry presentations.
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Title: Your Brain at Work
Author: David Rock
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2016
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Title: Practical Vim, Second Edition
Author: Drew Neil
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2016
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Title: The Two-Body Problem
Author: Thomas Farber & Edward Frenkel
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2016
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Title: The Go Programming Language
Author: Alan A. A. Donovan & Brian W. Kernighan
Progress: Paused
Start: April 2016
Comment: I am solving the exercises of this book, check them out in this repo.
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Title: Ruby Performance Optimization
Author: Alexander Dymo
Progress: Paused
Start: July 2016
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Title: Engañar a Houdini
Author: Alex Stone
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2016
Comment: Spanish translation of Fooling Houdini. Fascinating book about the underground world of magicians.
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Title: The Wright Brothers
Author: David McCullough
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2016
Comment: Extraordinarily well-written account of Wright Brothers' life, written by Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough. I purchased this book in the airport of Philadelphia, while waiting for my connection to Barcelona coming back from RailsConf.
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Title: Gratitude
Author: Oliver Sacks
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2016
Comment: This is a book with short essays written by Oliver Sacks knowing he was about to die due to some metastasis found in his body. In it, Oliver Sacks reflects about life. I purchased this book in the airport of Chicago while waiting for my conneciton to Kansas City for RailsConf.
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Title: Set lliçons breus de física
Author: Carlo Robelli
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2016
Comment: Catalan translation of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.
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Title: What is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind
Author: Norman Fischer & Susan Moon
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2016
Comment: This is very down-to-earth book about Zen. It is presented as a series of questions (by Susan), answered by Norman. The book covers a really broad set of topics. Norman Fischer is a Sōtō Zen roshi, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center among other things. Purchased this book in Ottawa, while visiting Shopify.
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Title: Peak: Secrets from The New Science of Expertise
Author: Anders Ericsson
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2016
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Title: La magia del orden
Author: Marie Kondo
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2016
Comment: Spanish translation of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I got this one after seen it referenced online as something potentially life-changing, but would not recommend it. You could summarize this book in a tweet: "Throw stuff".
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Title: Dexter Gordon: A Musical Biography
Author: Stan Britt
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2016
Comment: Biography of the legendary tenor saxophone Dexter Gordon. I finished this book during a trip to Ottawa and dropped it in the sculpture homage to Oscar Peterson. You can see it in this photo, to the right of the piano.
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Title: Programming Phoenix
Author: Chris McCord, Bruce Tate, and José Valim
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2016
Comment: Second pass, reviewing the final draft of this book. Phoenix is going to be really big. Reading this book makes me very happy, I personally appreciate José a lot and remember his first steps with Elixir. The success of Elixir is inexorable!
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Title: Specialising Dynamic Techniques for Implementing The Ruby Programming Language
Author: Chris Seaton
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2016
Comment: This is the PhD thesis behind JRuby+Truffle, a Ruby implementation based on the Truffle AST interpreter framework and the Graal dynamic compiler for the JVM. The performance of JRuby+Truffle is spectacular, I think it could be an inflection point in the history of Ruby.
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Title: A Scientist in Wonderland
Author: Edzard Ernst
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2015
Comment: Autobiography of a physician who did scientific research on alternative medicines for many years at the University of Exeter. His work often got controversy, hostility, and personal issues coming from alternative medicine advocates.
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Title: Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen
Author: Shunryu Suzuki
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2015
Comment: This month I visited San Francisco for the first time to attend the Google Summer of Code 2015 Mentors Summit at the Google headquarters. I leveraged the occasion to visit the San Francisco Zen Center, founded by master Suzuki. The temple was not open at that moment but they very kindly showed it to me, and I could do zazen (I am a Soto zen practitioner). They have a little bookstore where I bought this book.
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Title: Elixir in Action
Author: Saša Jurić
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2015
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Title: El marciano
Author: Andy Weir
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2015
Comment: Spanish translation of The Martian.
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Title: The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom
Author: Graham Farmelo
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2015
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Title: Un cerezo en el balcón: Practicar Zen en la ciudad
Author: Laia Montserrat
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2015
Comment: Second time I read this book.
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Title: Siéntate como un Buda
Author: Lodro Rinzler
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2015
Comment: Spanish translation of Sit Like a Buda.
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Title: El libro de los cinco anillos
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2015
Comment: Spanish translation of the Japanese classic. Translated to English as The Book of Five Rings.
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Title: The Water Knife
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Progress: Halted
Start: June 2015
Comment: Instant purchase after @sd's recommendation. The premise of the story is really interesting, but didn't finish it because it is a novel written in American English, which was hard to follow at a normal pace for me due to its idiomatic vocabulary, slang, ignorance of American context, culture, etc.
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Title: Mastering Emacs
Author: Mickey Petersen
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2015
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Title: Sublime Text Power User
Author: Wes Bos
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2015
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Title: El libro de las Matemáticas
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2015
Comment: Spanish translation of The Math Book.
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Title: Scalability Rules: 50 Principles for Scaling Web Sites
Author: Martin L. Abbot, Michael T. Fisher
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2015
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Title: Padre rico, padre pobre
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2015
Comment: This book clicked page after page. Financial independence through a fundamental mindset shift, get out of the vicious cycle "get a job, work hard to earn money to pay debts and buy more things." Emphasis on dedicated study of the involved topics: accounting, personal finances, taxes, law, etc. (English translation of Rich Dad, Poor Dad.)
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Title: The Minitest Cookbook
Author: Chris Kottom
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2015
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Title: The Practice of Practice
Author: Jonathan Harnum
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2015
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Title: AngularJS Tutorial
Author: AngularJS Team
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2015
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Title: 101 cuentos zen
Author: Nyogen Senzaki, Paul Reps
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2015
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Title: El ahorrador inteligente
Author: Emilio Ontiveros, David Cano
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2015
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Title: Early Retirement Extreme
Author: Jacob Lund Fisker
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2014
Comment: This book talks about financial independence through frugality: hack your life to need a ridiculously small amount of money per month, and invest for a few years to be able to cover that amount.
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Title: How Linux Works (2nd Edition)
Author: Brian Ward
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2014
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Title: The Inner Game of Music
Author: Barry Green
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2014
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Title: Node.js the Right Way
Author: Jim R. Wilson
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2014
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Title: Victus: Barcelona 1714
Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol
Progress: Paused
Start: September 2014
Comment: Catalan translation of Victus: The Fall of Barcelona, a Novel (originally written in Spanish). This is a historical novel about the fall of Barcelona after its siege in the Spanish Succession War in 1714. Probably the single most important event in the history of Catalonia.

This summer, the Spanish goverment via its embassy censored the presentation of the translation to Dutch in Utrech. That created a Streisand effect, and I decided to buy the novel as a way to protest. Enjoying the protest indeed, the novel is well-written, having a great time.
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Title: The $100 Startup
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2014
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Title: How Music Works: A listener's guide to harmony, keys, broken chords, perfect pitch and the secrets of a good tune
Author: John Powell
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2014
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Title: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Author: Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2014
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Title: The Life Plan
Author: Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D.
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2014
Comment: Solid book. A doctor that is specialized in age management explains key stuff to fix ourselves and stay healthy as we age. Everything is backed up by research or professional knowledge of our body. He has tested all he preaches on himself, and has seen the plan at work on his patients.
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Title: Berklee Music Theory: Book 1
Author: Paul Schmeling
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2014
Comment: Refreshing theory to complement my saxophone classes.
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Title: Doing Data Science
Author: Rachel Schutt, Cathy O’Neil
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2014
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Title: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
Author: Dick Couch
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2014
Comment: A book about the Navy SEALs: how they train, how's their life, war stories, what does it take. Written by a veteran SEAL who was the Honorman of class 45 (1969), and Commander with SEAL Team One in Vietnam.
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Title: How to Sit
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2014
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Title: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Author: William B. Irvine
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2014
Comment: A book about the stoic philosophy of life. It matches a lot the way I see life since my 20s, but didn't know it had a name. DHH recommended this book in Twitter.
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Title: 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music
Author: Maceo Parker
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2014
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Title: The Calorie Myth
Author: Jonathan Bailor
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2014
Comment: Well-researched book that explains why calories math or eating less, exercising more are not effective methods of weight control. The text refers to a lot of research lab studies its remarks are founded on, and based on all that known, proved science, develops a five week plan to fix hormonal clog and lower your set-point in a sustainable way.
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Title: Remote
Author: Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2014
Comment: I have been working remotely since 2006. This book is full of common sense and matches my personal experience.
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Title: Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought
Author: Drew Neil
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2013
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Title: vimtutor
Author: Michael C. Pierce and Robert K. Ware
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2013
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Title: El perseguidor y otros cuentos de cine
Author: Julio Cortázar
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2013
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Title: Are Your Lights on?
Author: Donald C. Gause and Gerald M. Weinberg
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2013
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Title: Single Page Web Applications
Author: Michael S. Mikowski and Josh C. Powell
Progress: Paused
Start: November 2013
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Title: The New Kingmakers
Author: Stephen O'Grady
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2013
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Title: GPS For Dummies
Author: Joel McNamara
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2013
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Title: Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
Author: Edward Frenkel
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2013
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Title: The History of Jazz (Second Edition)
Author: Ted Gioia
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2013
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Title: L'avi de 100 anys que es va escapar per la finestra
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2013
Comment: Catalan translation of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. A present from this year's Diada de Sant Jordi.
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Title: Zen and the Brain
Author: James H. Austin, M.D.
Progress: Paused
Start: July 2013
Comment: This is a unique tome. The author is a scholar, a neurologist, who happens to have been practicing zen for about thirty years. This large work merges his scientific knowledge of the brain with his zazen experience.
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Title: The Wind Beneath My Wings: John Hutchinson Concorde Pilot
Author: Susan Ottaway
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2013
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Title: Los tópicos del Budismo
Author: Bernard Faure
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2013
Comment: Spanish translation of Unmasking Buddhism. The book strips away some existing preconceptions about Buddhism.
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Title: Crafting Rails Applications, 2nd Edition
Author: José Valim
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2013
Comment: The most advanced book about Rails in the market. Reading a draft of the new edition.
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Title: Noche sobre las aguas
Author: Ken Follet
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2013
Comment: Spanish translation of Night Over Water, linked above.
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Title: Playing the Saxophone
Author: Rob Buckland
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2013
Comment: I started to play the alto saxophone last October. This is an extraordinaire book which covers playing the instrument in depth. Teaching style is profound. It covers a solid explanation of the techniques, how and why you build a strong foundation, together with a more transversal message about reflecting, consciously observing yourself, and in general taking an active approach to improve your playing. Awesome book.
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Title: Why does E = mc²? (and why should we care?)
Author: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2013
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Title: Paul Newman: La biografía
Author: Shawn Levy
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2013
Comment: Spanish translation of Paul Newman's biography by Shawn Levy, linked above. Paul Newman was an extraordinaire man.
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Title: The Irrationals
Author: Julian Havil
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2013
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Title: How Music Works
Author: David Byrne
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2012
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Title: Redis in Action
Author: Josiah L. Carlson
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2012
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Title: Ruby Under a Microscope
Author: Pat Shaughnessy
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2012
Comment: Amazing book about Ruby internals soon to be published. I am proofreading a draft.
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Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2012
Comment: I am reading the Spanish translation.
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Title: Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby
Author: Sau Sheong Chang
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2012
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Title: Zen Verdadero
Author: Taisen Deshimaru
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2012
Comment: This is the first book by Taisen Deshimaru, a Zen master who brought Soto Zen to Europe. He founded the dojo where I did zazen in Barcelona.
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Title: The Art of Flying
Author: Robert N. Buck
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2012
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Title: The Stand Up Paddle Book
Author: Nate Burgoyne
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2012
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Title: Deploying Rails
Author: Tom Copeland and Anthony Burns
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2012
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Title: Yeager: An Autobiography
Author: General Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2012
Comment: Autobiography of General Chuck Yeager. Legendary test pilot, WWII flying ace, first man who broke the sound barrier.
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Title: Essential Bodyweight Exercises and Nutrition
Author: Richard West
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2012
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Title: The Productive Programmer
Author: Neal Ford
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2012
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Title: La esquina
Author: David Simon and Ed Burns
Progress: Halted
Start: June 2012
Comment: Spanish translation of The Corner, linked above. A nonfiction book about West Baltimore written as a novel that spawned the HBO series of the same title, and later The Wire. I read about 1/3 of the book, but once the day to day of the corner had been depicted I wasn't hooked enough to have other 400 pages of the same thing.
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Title: Lo que hay que tener (elegidos para la gloria)
Author: Tom Wolfe
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2012
Comment: Spanish translation of The Right Stuff, linked above. Fascinating research story about test pilots engaged in U.S. postwar experiments with rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft, and the Mercury project.
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Title: Un cerezo en el balcón: Practicar Zen en la ciudad
Author: Laia Montserrat
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2012
Comment: Simple, authentic, unpretentious, a little jewel.
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Title: The Rails View
Author: John Athayde and Bruce Williams
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2012
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Title: The SPDY Book: Making Websites Fly
Author: Chris Strom
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2012
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Title: MacRuby: The Definitive Guide
Author: Matt Aimonetti
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2012
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Title: Getting Started with Fluidinfo
Author: Nicholas J. Radcliffe and Nicholas H. Tollervey
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2012
Comment: This book is not published yet. I am reading a practically final draft Nick (@njr) kindly gave me. I am the author of the Perl interface to Fluidinfo, and was involved in the project for some weeks in 2009. It has an enormous potential to become a world-wide database of everything.
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Title: X-Plane 10 Desktop Manual
Author: Laminar Research
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2012
Comment: I am getting into flight simulation these days. X-Plane 10 has been the first simulation I've tried. Also got FSX.
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Title: Understanding Flight (Second Edition)
Author: David F. Anderson and Scott Eberhardt
Progress: Paused
Start: January 2012
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Title: The Principia
Author: Isaac Newton
Progress: Paused
Start: January 2012
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Title: Tot és definitiu: Catorze contes obscurs
Author: Stephen King
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2011
Comment: Catalan translation of Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales, linked above.
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Title: Inflight Science
Author: Brian Clegg
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2011
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Title: The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life
Author: John "The Penguin" Bingham
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2011
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Title: Steve Jobs
Author: Walter Isaacson
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2011
Comment: Hardcover edition, Catalan translation.
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Title: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
Author: Christopher Hadnagy
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2011
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Title: Rails AntiPatterns
Author: Chad Pytel, Tammer Saleh
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2011
Comment: Excellent book about Rails best practices and refactorings to fix common AntiPatterns. A must read for any beginner/intermediate Rails developer.
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Title: Kafka a la platja
Author: Haruki Murakami
Progress: Paused
Start: September 2011
Comment: Catalan translation of Murakami's acclaimed novel 海辺のカフカ, translated to English as Kafka on the Shore.
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Title: Paraula de Pep
Author: Pep Guardiola
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2011
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Title: De qué hablo cuando hablo de correr
Author: Haruki Murakami
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2011
Comment: Spanish translation of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Fantastic book about... I don't know, it is supposed to be about running and writing novels, and it certainly covers those topics, but there's more in it, about life, endurance, little things, being oneself. I devoured it in two sittings.
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Title: Budismo para dummies
Author: Jonathan Landaw, Stephan Bodian
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2011
Comment: Spanish translation of Buddhism for Dummies. Introduction to Buddhism using a clear language, its basis, history, practices, branches, etc.
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Title: Córrer per ser feliç: 42 motius i 195 raons per a córrer
Author: Arcadi Alibés
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2011
Comment: Arcadi Alibés is a known Catalan journalist who has done more than 100 marathons all over the world as an amateur runner. This book, written in Catalan, explains his experience. A really nice story that breaths simplicity, humbleness, and love for this sport. Recommended.
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Title: For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge Of Time
Author: Walter Lewin and Warren Goldstein
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2011
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Title: 30-Second Psychology
Editor: Christian Jarrett
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2011
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Title: The Deadline
Author: Tom DeMarco
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2011
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Title: Programming Prolog in Depth
Author: Michael A. Covington, Donald Nute, André Vellino
Progress: Paused
Start: July 2011
Comment: Somehow lost this book. I was doing the exercises, check their GitHub repo.
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Title: Ciclismo indoor
Author: José María Muyor Rodríguez
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2011
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Title: Visual Complex Analysis
Author: Tristan Needham
Progress: Paused
Start: May 2011
Comment: This book is a gem. It is a formal and rigorous math book, but it is full on drawings and intuitions that explain why things behave the way they do. You think math non-linearly using intuitions, symbolic manipulation and orderly exposition comes after that. IMHO the approach in this book should be the norm for books and classes.
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Title: The RSpec Book
Author: David Chelimsky
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2011
Comment: Test::Unit user over here, but worth reading about anyway.
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Title: TeX: The Program
Author: Donald E. Knuth
Progress: Paused
Start: May 2011
Comment: The source code of TeX. A masterpiece of literate programming.
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Title: L'Última Lliçó
Author: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2011
Comment: Catalan translation of The Last Lecture. This is a wonderful book about life. Go read it.
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Title: Apprenticeship Patterns
Author: Dave Hoover, Adewale Oshineye
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2011
Comment: Really insightful. Recommended if you're into software development no matter your expertise level.
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Title: Notes from the Universe
Author: Mike Dooley
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2011
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Title: Pro Git
Author: Scott Chacon
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2011
Comment: Very clear introduction to Git. I read its online version in my iPad.
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Title: Agile Web Development with Rails (Fourth Edition)
Author: Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, and David Heinemeier Hansson
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2011
Comment: I learned Ruby on Rails with the first edition of this book. Still the best introduction in the market in my view. Good coverage, good pace, good exposition, superb editorial quality, with an extensive test suite that explains its overall correctness.
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Title: Lejos de casa
Author: Kiyohiro Miura
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2011
Comment: Spanish translation of He's Leaving Home.
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Title: How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Author: Mike Brown
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2011
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Title: Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment
Author: David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2011
Comment: Really insteresting book with quite a lot of information about what modern neuroscience knows about brain health. With some incursions into shamanic practices I don't care about, buy anyway worth reading.
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Title: Bases del condicionament físic
Author: Alberto Martín Costa, Edgar Tejedor García
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2010
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Title: La barrera sin puerta: Comentarios zen al Mumonkan
Author: Zenkei Shibayama
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2010
Comment: Spanish translation of Sumiko Kudo's Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan.
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Title: La Bolsa en tu bolsillo
Author: Francisco Álvarez
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2010
Comment: And introduction to the stock market in Spain, not very to the point though.
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Title: Crafting Rails Applications
Author: José Valim
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2010
Comment: I read a draft of José's book. Superb, the most advanced Rails book in the market.
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Title: Un matemático invierte en la Bolsa
Author: John Allen Paulos
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2010
Comment: Spanish translation of A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.
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Title: La Biblioteca de los Muertos
Author: Glenn Cooper
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2010
Comment: Marketed as Secret of the Seventh Son in USA, linked above.
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Title: The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Detecting and Exploiting Security Flaws
Author: Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2010
Comment: A second edition of this book is due by October 2011, will wait for that one.
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Title: Logicomix: an Epic Search for Truth
Author: Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2010
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Title: The Elements of Style (Fourth Edition)
Author: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2010
Comment: Second time I read this little jewel.
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Title: Head First Statistics
Author: Dawn Griffiths
Progress: Halted
Start: September 2010
Comment: This book covers only the basics, but the Head First series is interesting in itself. Didn't read the +700 pages though.
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Title: Rework
Author: Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2010
Comment: A book by 37signals, full of a common-sense that is not so common.
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Title: Last Words: A Memoir
Author: George Carlin and Tony Hendra
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2010
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Title: The Barefoot Running Book: A Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running
Author: Jason Robillard
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2010
Comment: I've been wearing Vibram FiveFingers for months now and am gonna give running a whirl, inspired by Born to Run.
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Title: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Author: Christopher McDougall
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2010
Comment: Really fascinating, no matter whether you run or not (I don't). There's something fundamental in it, about running, authenticity, endurance, about we as human beings.... Totally recommended.
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Title: The Rails 3 Way
Author: Obie Fernandez
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2010
Comment: This book has not been yet published, I reviewed some chapters of it.
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Title: Sin sangre
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2010
Comment: Spanish translation of Senza sangue, also translated to English as Without Blood, linked above.
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Title: Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life
Author: Ezra Bayda
Progress: Halted
Start: June 2010
Comment: Bought in Barnes & Noble in Baltimore, during RailsConf 2010. Read like half of it, too much talk.
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Title: The Passionate Programmer
Author: Chad Fowler
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2010
Comment: Insightful and reflective about you and your career. Full of wisdom. This was the first book I read in the iPad.
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Title: Paz
Author: Richard Bausch
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2010
Comment: Spanish translation of Peace, linked above
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Title: Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (Second Edition)
Author: Stephen G. Kochan
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2009
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Title: The Science of Leonardo
Author: Fritjof Capra
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2010
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Title: Advanced UNIX Programming (2nd Edition)
Author: Marc J. Rochkind
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2009
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Title: Ruby 1.9.x Web Servers Booklet
Author: Muhammad A. Ali
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2009
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Title: afterzen: Experiencias de un estudiante zen de patitas en la calle
Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2009
Comment: Spanish translation of afterzen: Experiences of a Zen Student Out on His Ear, linked above. A perspective of Janwillem's Zen experience, 40 years after he went to Tokyo as related in The Empty Mirror.
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Title: El espejo vacío: Experiencias en un monasterio Zen
Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2009
Comment: Spanish translation of The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery, linked above. This guy went to Japan to study in a monastery of the Rinzai school and explains his experience in a very honest way.
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Title: To The Limit: The Untold Story Of The Eagles
Author: Marc Eliot
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2009
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Title: Beginning iPhone 3 Development
Author: Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2009
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Title: Your Body: The Missing Manual
Author: Matthew MacDonald
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2009
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Title: The Pomodoro Technique
Author: Francesco Cirillo
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2009
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Title: La broma infinita
Author: David Foster Wallace
Progress: Paused
Start: August 2009
Comment: Spanish translation of Infinite Jest. I lost it in a bus, hope to retake it someday.
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Title: Python Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition
Author: Mark Lutz
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2009
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Title: Rails Rescue Handbook
Author: Mike Gunderloy
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2009
Comment: A must-read, full of experience, balance, and reflection.
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Title: El Zen
Author: Raquel Bouso
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2009
Comment: Short but very good overview of zen: practice, terminology, history, art, philosophy. In Catalan.
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Title: The Objective-C 2.0 Programming Language
Author: Apple Inc.
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2009
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Title: Mac OS X Technology Overview
Author: Apple Inc.
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2009
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Title: Tribes
Author: Seth Godin
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2009
Comment: Seth Goding deeply understands modern leadership.
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Title: The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
Author: Jason Beaird
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2009
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Title: Advanced Rails
Author: Brad Ediger
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2009
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Title: The Bruce Lee Story
Author: Linda Lee
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2009
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Title: La teoría del todo
Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2009
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Title: Agile Web Development with Rails (Third Edition)
Author: Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2009
Comment: I read the first edition of AWDwR back in 2005. Still a must for any Rails developer.
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Title: Outliers
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Progress: Halted
Start: January 2009
Comment: I liked The Tipping Point, but this one is unconvincing for me.
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Title: The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e
Author: Tobias Oetiker
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2009
Comment: I first read this intro circa 1995, nice little book.
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Title: Pragmatic Version Control Using Git
Author: Travis Swicegood
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2009
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Title: Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
Author: Andy Hunt
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2008
Comment: I received this book in PDF format as a gift from a user of my Rails plugin model_auto_completer. I am proud to read it to use for the first time my brand new shiny iRex DR 1000S ebook reader.
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Title: JavaScript: The Good Parts
Author: Douglas Crockford
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2008
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Title: Founders at Work
Author: Jessica Livingston
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2008
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Title: The Tipping Point
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2008
Comment: A revealing book. Must read. There's a short summary in the Wikipedia. (Check the "Criticism" section as well.) And another longer one at Wiki Summaries.
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Title: Hacking: The Art of Explotation (2nd Edition)
Author: Jon Erickson
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2008
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Title: El manuscrito Voynich
Author: Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2008
Comment: Spanish translation of The Voynich Manuscript, linked above. I wrote summary (in Spanish)
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Title: Els pilars de la terra
Author: Ken Follet
Progress: Halted
Start: March 2008
Comment: Catalan translation of The Pillars of the Earth, linked above. I liked it a lot but some work interrumpts prevented me from following the story, parked until the right time comes.
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Title: The Ruby Programming Language
Author: David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2008
Comment: Prize for my 2nd in the Rails Hackfest of January 2008
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Title: L'anell de la via zen
Author: Taisen Deshimaru
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2008
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Title: Running into the Sky
Author: Chris Wolf
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2008
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Title: Programming Erlang
Author: Joe Armstrong
Progress: Halted
Start: January 2008
Comment: I got the idea of the language, but the book itself didn't hook me enough to finish it.
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Title: La carretera
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2008
Comment: Spanish translation of The Road.
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Title: The Rails Way
Author: Obie Fernandez
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2007
Comment: This book is outstanding, Rails has now two must-reads.
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Title: The Ruby Way (2nd Edition)
Author: Hal Fulton
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2007
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Title: Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects
Author: Ola Bini
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2007
Comment: I skipped a lot of material
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Title: Los más bellos cuentos zen
Author: Henri Brunel
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2007
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Title: High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
Author: Steve Souders
Progress: Finished
Start: Novembre 2007
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Title: Rails 2: New features for your applications
Author: Ryan Daigle
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2007
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Title: Lectures on the Hyperreals: An Introduction to Nonstandard Analysis
Author: Robert Goldblatt
Progress: Paused
Start: October 2007
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Title: RESTful Web Services
Author: Leonard Richardson, Sam Ruby
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2007
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Title: Programming in Haskell
Author: Graham Hutton
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2007
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Title: En el desierto no hay atascos: Un tuareg en la ciudad
Author: Moussa Ag Assarid
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2007
Comment: Spanish translation of Y a pas d'embouteillages dans le désert ! : Chroniques d'un Touareg en France
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Title: Yet Another Haskell Tutorial
Author: Hal Daumé III
Progress: Halted
Start: August 2007
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Title: Perl Hacks
Author: chromatic, Damian Conway, Curtis "Ovid" Poe
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2007
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Title: Seis piezas fáciles
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2007
Comment: Spanish translation of Six Easy Pieces
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Title: Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition
Author: Steve Kemper
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2007
Comment: The first time I rode a Segway I knew I would buy one as soon as I could afford it (I did). I was really intrigued about the story behind such an extraordinarie invention, it promised genius and transpiration. This book explains it, thank you guys for documenting and sharing this.
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Title: The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT
Author: Pepper White
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2007
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Title: Hablando de física a la salida del cine
Author: Antoni Amengual Colom
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2007
Comment: AFAIK there's no English translation of this book
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Title: Partir
Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2007
Comment: Catalan translation of Partir
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Title: Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View
Author: Gaku Homma
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2007
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Title: Rubyisms in Rails
Author: Jacob Harris
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2007
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Title: Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age
Author: Paul Graham
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2007
Comment: My friend jao lent me this thought-provoking book, thank you dude!
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Title: Proofs from THE BOOK (Second Edition)
Author: Martin Aigner, Günter M. Ziegler
Progress: Paused
Start: March 2007
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Title: Una breve historia de casi todo
Author: Bill Bryson
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2007
Comment: Spanish translation of A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Title: Caminar para mantenerse en forma
Author: Nina Barough
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2007
Comment: Spanish translation of Walking for Fitness. I've started to walk regularly and this book has been a good guide to better understand this sport
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Title: Write Great Code, Volume 1: Understanding the Machine
Author: Randall Hyde
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2007
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Title: Mi visión del mundo
Author: Albert Einstein
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2006
Comment: Spanish translation of The World As I See It, a present from my friend Jesús Cerquides
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Title: Rails Plugins: Extending Rails Beyond the Core
Author: James Adam
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2007
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Title: Ruby Cookbook
Author: Lucas Carlson, Leonard Richarson
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2006
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Title: Cartas a una joven matemática
Author: Ian Stewart
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2006
Comment: Spanish translation of Letters to a Young Mathematician, linked above
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Title: RJS Templates for Rails
Author: Cody Fauser
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2006
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Title: Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
Author: John Derbyshire
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2006
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Title: Ship it!: A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects
Author: Jared Richardson, William Gwaltney Jr.
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2006
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Title: Practices of an Agile Developer
Author: Venkat Subramanian, Andy Junt
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2006
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Title: From Java to Ruby: Things Every Manager Should Know
Author: Bruce Tate
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2006
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Title: Gödel's Theorem: An Incomplete Guide to Its Use and Abuse
Author: Torkel Franzén
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2006
Comment: I wrote a summary
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Title: Rails Recipes
Author: Chad Fowler
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2006
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Title: watir.rb
Author: Paul Rogers, Bret Pettichord
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2006
Comment: That's Ruby source code
Title: Snow Crash
Author: Neal Stephenson
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2006
Comment: Roger Casaponsa lent me this book, I had a great time thank you dude!
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Title: Historias de cronopios y de famas
Author: Julio Cortázar
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2006
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Title: Head Rush Ajax
Author: Brett McLaughlin
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2006
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Title: Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers
Author: David A. Black
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2006
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Title: El mestre us convida a un concert: Concerts per a joves
Author: Leonard Bernstein
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2006
Comment: Catalan translation of Leonard Bernstein - Young People's Concerts
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Title: Zen in the Martial Arts
Author: Byjoe Hyams
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2006
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Title: The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers
Author: Ben Yandell
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2006
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Title: Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application
Author: 37signals
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2006
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Title: Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
Author: Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2006
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Title: SQLite
Author: Chris Newman
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2006
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Title: Programming Languages Pragmatics (Second Edition)
Author: Michael L. Scott
Progress: Paused
Start: January 2006
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Title: The Art of Project Management
Author: Scott Berkun
Progress: Paused
Start: November 2005
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Title: Erykah Badu: The First Lady of Neo-Soul
Author: Joel McIver
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2005
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Title: Agile Development with Rails
Author: Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2005
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Title: Diario de un bebé
Author: Daniel N. Stern
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2005
Comment: Spanish translation of Diary of a Baby
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Title: El legado espiritual del templo Shaolin
Author: Andy James
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2005
Comment: Spanish translation of The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple, linked above
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Title: The Mac Xcode 2 Book
Author: Michael Cohen, Dennis Cohen
Progress: Paused
Start: November 2005
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Title: Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity
Author: Soko Morinaga
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2005
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Title: Database In Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners
Author: C.J. Date
Progress: Halted
Start: November 2005
Comment: I was looking for something more formal
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Title: Extending and Embedding Perl
Author: Tim Jenness, Simon Cozens
Progress: Finished
Start: November 2005
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Title: Criptonomicón: 1. El código enigma
Author: Neal Stephenson
Progress: Halted
Start: October 2005
Comment: First book (of three) of the Spanish translation of Cryptonomicon. It hasn't hooked me.
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Title: Perl Best Practices
Author: Damian Conway
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2005
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Title: Damunt les espatlles dels gegants
Author: Josep Pla i Carrera
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2005
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Title: Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Patterns (Second Edition)
Author: Doug Lea
Progress: Halted
Start: September 2005
Comment: Too dense and conceptual for what I wanted.
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Title: L'Ombra del Vent
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
Comment: Catalan translation of The Shadow of the Wind
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Title: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity
Author: David Allen
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
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Title: Migraña
Author: Oliver Sacks
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
Comment: Spanish translation of Migraine, I wrote a summary.
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Title: Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How The Mac Was Made
Author: Andy Hertzfeld
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
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Title: El arte de permanecer sentado
Editor: John Daido Loori
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
Comment: Spanish translation of The Art of Just Sitting
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Title: Advanced Perl Programming (Second Edition)
Author: Simon Cozens
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2005
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Title: Guia Galàctica per a Autoestopistes
Author: Douglas Adams
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2005
Comment: Catalan translation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Title: The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web
Author: Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag
Progress: Finished
Start: July 2005
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Title: Programming Ruby (Second Edition)
Author: Dave Thomas, with Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2005
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Title: Visual Complex Analysis
Author: Tristan Needham
Progress: Paused
Start: June 2005
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Title: The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music
Author: Don Campbell
Progress: Paused
Start: June 2005
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Title: The Now Habit
Author: Neil Fiore
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2005
Comment: I wrote a summary.
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Title: Fermat's Enigma
Author: Simon Singh
Progress: Finished
Start: May 2005
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Title: Learn To Remember
Author: Dominic O'Brien
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2005
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Title: Higher-Order Perl
Author: Mark Jason Dominus
Progress: Finished
Start: April 2005
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Title: The Art of UNIX Programming
Author: Eric S. Raymond
Progress: Finished
Start: March 2005
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Title: Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain
Author: Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2005
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Title: El monje que vendió su Ferrari
Author: Robin S. Sharma
Progress: Finished
Start: February 2005
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Title: Apple Software Design Guidelines
Author: Apple Computer, Inc.
Progress: Finished
Start: January 2005
Comment: The original document is no longer available
Title: Las cenizas de Ángela
Author: Frank McCourt
Progress: Halted
Start: January 2005
Comment: I didn't like the style. Declarative sentences in present tense.
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Title: Python Cookbook
Editor: Alex Martelli, David Ascher
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2004
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Title: Miles Davis y Kind of Blue: La creación de una obra maestra
Author: Ashley Kahn
Progress: Finished
Start: December 2004
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Title: On Intelligence
Author: Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2004
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Title: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations
Author: Rob Cross, Andrew Parker
Progress: Finished
Start: October 2004
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Title: La práctica de la concentración
Author: Taisen Deshimaru
Progress: Finished
Start: September 2004
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Title: A Semantic Web Primer
Author: Grigoris Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen
Progress: Finished
Start: August 2004
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Title: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Revised Edition)
Author: Robert B. Cialdini
Progress: Paused
Start: August 2004
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Title: Cocoa Programming For Mac OS X (Second Edition)
Author: Aaron Hillegass
Progress: Paused
Start: August 2004
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Title: Learning Python (Second Edition)
Author: Mark Lutz, David Ascher
Progress: Finished
Start: June 2004
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