Category: Life: Books

  • Books: Holiday reading

    I’m going on a little holiday soon and so want to take a number of books to read. I’m tempted to buy: Terry Pratchett: Snuff: Discworld Novel 39 Andy McNab: Zero Hour (Nick Stone 13) Andy McNab: Dead Centre Tess Gerritsen: The Silent Girl Mo Hayder: Gone (Jack Caffery Thriller) Eoin Colfer: And Another Thing […]

  • Book Review: php|architect’s Guide to E-commerce Programming with Magento

    I’ve decided to switch the back end of my side-line e-commerce dance wear and leisure wear clothing site from ClickCartPro to Magento. Why? Well, Magento is cheaper (moot point as I’ve already brought the licence for ClickCartPro), Open Source (so’s ClickCartPro), is more flexible (so it seems), has more options and it’s another shopping cart […]

  • Books: Author Michael Crichton dies, 66

    Best-selling author Michael Crichton has died in Los Angeles aged 66 after a “courageous and private battle against cancer”, his family has said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7711763.stm Boo! Michael Crichton got me hooked on his books with “The Andromeda Strain” and since then I’ve worked through “The Terminal Man”, “The Great Train Robbery”, “Congo”, “Sphere”, “Jurassic Park” (before […]

  • Life: Switching back to Amazon

    A month or so ago, I was scouting around on UK Nova for some interesting “B.T’s” to download (my justification: I pay around £20 a month for a TV licence and NTL Cable Basic TV package, but I haven’t turned by TV on for a month), and then I saw 2DTV for download – but […]

  • Books: Harry Potter etc etc

    I’m now in possession off an authentic, hard-cover copy of Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix – even though I had no intention of actually buying it. £16.99 for a book is a bit pricey for me (unless it’s a specialist book: I’ve paid nearly £100 for a copy of the “Programmers Reference […]