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I like to spend time with my family... I love my wife, and I love my kids (3). I love to travel, run, surf, play with computers, and write code.... oh, and review tech books =)

*Disclaimer: I love to do reviews on tech books, but only the ones I like. My reviews are mainly focused on why I felt the book is such a great resource on a given subject … more

Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects
I always wanted to learn electronics but to me it just seemed to far out of reach. It was so cool to see all the awesome projects people were making with these little arduino boards but I just could not …
Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid, 2nd Edition
I love OpenBSD. It is my first choice for unix, and in servers in general. But learning it can be a bear. Don't get me wrong, the online documentation is great, just a little terse for my taste. I …
reviewed Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers.... March 05, 2012
Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to
This is a review of Michael's 2nd Edition of the same book (I received an early release copy from the publisher, I did not have an opportunity to read the 1st edition):      I …
reviewed The Linux Command Line, A Complete In.... February 17, 2012
The Linux Command Line, A Complete Introduction
Here is what I liked most about this book, I understood everything it was telling me to do. That is the bottom line, that is really all that matters. I had a need (I want to learn the command line better), …
reviewed Head First C Programming: Early Release. December 21, 2011
Head First C Programming: Early Release
The C language is for (some) is a difficult language to understand at first. So I was extremely happy when I saw this new title especially as since I am a fan of the "Head First" series. Just …
reviewed The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing .... December 21, 2011
The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
I am currently a front-end application developer a financial institution, and I have gone through quite a few security books over the last couple of years but have never found one so specifically focused …
reviewed A Bug Hunter's Diary. November 17, 2011
A Bug Hunter's Diary
There is a wealth of knowledge being passed in this easy to follow along book. Although some of the content (i.e. the source code), might seem cryptic at first, Tobias does an excellent job of going out …
reviewed Privacy and Big Data, by Terrence Cra.... October 26, 2011
Privacy and Big Data, by Terrence Craig & Mary E. Ludloff
   I found this book a real eye-opener. It is more than likely a quick read if you purchased the paperback, but I had the digital version (94 pages), in which all references (and there are a …
reviewed My New Mac, Lion Edition. October 15, 2011
My New Mac, Lion Edition
   I consider myself a mac veteran and would normally feel I have no need for a book on how to use a mac, because I have been using a mac for many years now. But when I saw Wallace Wang's …
reviewed Manga Guide to the Universe. September 15, 2011
Manga Guide to the Universe
First of all, living in Hawaii, I grew up with Manga and I liked it. As for all matters of science, not so much… but now with the infusing of Manga and Astronomy, science becomes "cool", …
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May 19, 2011
Welcome to Lunch, Gregory!  I'm a community manager around here and I noticed that you've reviewed a couple of tech books, so I wanted to point you to Cafe Libri, a books community that has a wealth of tech book reviews.  You can join them if you'd like and add your reviews there :)  Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to reading more of your reviews!
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