Thumbs up for Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match by Amy Webb. Science.
After watching Webb’s TED talk I was curious as to whether her book was a worthwhile expansion of the talk, or merely a padded version. I can say now that the book is well worth it, if you think humor, data hacking and love are a winning combination.… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner. Biography.
I should preface this review by saying that I do not enjoy video or computer games. Despite significant exposure due to friends/boyfriend, I think my total pleasurable experience can be summed up by (in my youth) two days addicted to Civilization and (much later) sixteen levels of Portal, before I got pissed off at a puzzle and walked away forever.… >> Read more
for Photoshop 6 Killer Tips
by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson. Nonfiction/computers.
The point of this book is that it consists solely of the little tips that other computer software manuals stick in the sidebars, which always have the best stuff in them. This book is full of freaking awesome tips, so mission accomplished. If you are stuck with a decade-old Photoshop edition like I am, I would say, get this book right away; no matter what project you’re working on, there’s going to be enough useful things in here to make it worth your while.… >> Read more