UPDATE: This fragment cut due to inflammatory wording.
Life of Brian will be re-released on Good Friday. Follow the shoe!
It’s the 25th anniversary of the first programming language I ever learned – REXX. I don’t remember a thing about it. But I taught myself REXX so I could code text adventure games on my OS/2 PC. I think every budding hacker first learns to code in order to write games. Then some of us decide that solving real life problems is the greatest game of all…
- A Passage to India
- The Varieties of Religious Experience
- Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
- Guide to Getting it On (together with avivahg, nudge nudge wink wink saynomore)
- An Incomplete Education
- Fitness for Dummies
What are you reading?
About “Guide to Getting it On” – this book came highly recommended by various sex-ed sites. While it’s probably less stuffy than other sex books (I can’t say I’ve read any others all the way through), it’s incredibly haphazard and doesn’t appear to have received the attentions of an editor. The author makes frequent reference to “we here at Goofy Foot Press”, but the book comes off as nothing so much as one aging hippie’s observations on sex, jotted down more or less as he thought of them, and then arranged into loosely coherent chapters. From what I’ve seen there’s some genuinely good information once the book gets into the nitty-gritty; but the author spends far too much time making generalized and unsubstantiated statements about societal attitudes towards sex. If this is as good as sex books get, I’m disappointed.