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Todo un clsico linuxero tambin en espaol.

The Linux Command Line
by William Shotts

Fifth Internet Edition Available Now!

Recently spent some more quality time with Murderbot via Martha Wells' "Rogue Protocol." See my Goodreads review for details but I remain convinced that science fiction fans will enjoy the saga. That said, do start from the beginning with "All Systems Red."

"My isnt to say all of my ancestors were secretly , but if they had been, I wouldnt have known, because queer and histories are so often hidden or erased, said Fruchter. And Eastern European histories have so often been lost to us. It just got me thinking, what would it mean to have my mean something more multi-generational And because its all speculative and imaginative, I used this rich universe of Jewish to build a universe in this book where those kinds of possibilities are real.


Excited to be able to download and read an copy of this new by Alessandro Ludovico for MIT's Leonardo series:

Tactical Publishing: Using Senses, Software, and Archives in the Twenty-First Century.

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Better than the movie

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Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies : selected chiefly from the collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson -1806-1878-

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"Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs" (2011)
William Lynwood Montell

As we stand on the eve of World Book Day, two authors who have played a consistent role throughout my life are Pat Barker and Margaret Atwood.

Having been introduced to them as a teenager, I've read and re-read their books. I've even had the experience of meeting both in person, when they visited Manchester.

My signed copies of their books, remain loyal friends

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Perfektn zleitost!!! Djiny Japonska a pedevm samotnch samuraj. Komplexn prvodce, kter vs provede jejich vznikem, slavnmi bitvami, vznamnmi osobnostmi, vojevdci, klany a rody, ale i jejich bnm a duchovnm ivotem, a po pop-kulturn a znan zromantizovanou pedstavu, kter je nm dnes lena prostednictvm film atd.
Kus historie, na kter v hodinch djepisu nenarazte.

I via The Ideal Bride by Stephanie Laurens ( 11/Cynster). This Cynsterverse does not have a Cynster MC, so some of the OTT arrogance is missing. Includes a mystery villain trying to murder the FMC.

Flora Londinensis, or Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London by Curtis, William, 1746-1799-

I am reading a book in our armchair while I have Lo-Fi on in the background for ambiance on our smart TV.

I am reading Warhammer 40K: Galaxy in Flames: Book 3. Honestly, I am getting a little fatigued on the Horus Heresy, so I might check out Children of Time written by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Man, my tastes in books have changed. I used to only be into fantasy and high fantasy.

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Kevin Durant vs. Nikola Jokic in the Mile High City Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets pregame show

Spring Branch ISD in now has a student to librarian ratio of 35,000 to 0.

"Districts like Keller ISD made the cuts after banning feuds put at the center of widening debates about which books and themes are suitable for children. Spring Branch has been embroiled in a similar book-banning debate for years, bringing new attention and scrutiny to the district."

Listening to audiobook THE WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY AND MURDER (2023), by David Grann and narrated by Dion Graham

"Life on the Ohio" (2004)
James Coomer

I thoroughly enjoyed James Watson's "The Double Helix".

The Lepidoptera of Ceylon by Moore, Frederic, 1830-1907

Ahora s, ya he recogido el libro del club de lectura de este mes. Es chiquito as que me dar tiempo de sobra de aqu al da 21.

Somebody recommended All Of Us Strangers to me. Turns out its based on a - Strangers by Taichi Yamada - and as I dont really do films (I have to be *really* interested to focus for that long) I thought Id give the book a go instead.

I had no clue what it was about.

Im halfway through it a day after starting it, so far so good.

Listening to audiobook THINGS THAT MAKE WHITE PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE (2018) - Michael Bennett with Dave Zirin

Who wants to be and this

Have you ever heard of the National Loaf No, its not a detective novel or a spy thriller. Its actually a type of bread that was made in Britain during the Second World War. And it was not very tasty.

I stumbled upon this curious fact while reading some of the descriptions left by my Grandma. She often wrote about bread becoming chewy and grey, and I wondered if she was just being picky or if there was something more to it. So I did a bit of googling and discovered the National Loaf.

Apparently, the government decided to make this bread from wholemeal flour with added calcium and vitamins, to cope with the shortages of white flour and sugar. They also claimed that it was healthier and more filling than white bread. But there was a catch: the National Loaf had to be sold one day old, or so the legend goes. This might explain why my Grandma was obsessed with the idea that bread should not be eaten on the first day. Im not sure if this rule was actually enforced, but I do know that the National Loaf was often sold one day old anyway, because of the rationing and the difficulties of getting to the shops.

Here is some more detail on the National Loaf:

The National Loaf was a bread made from wholemeal flour with added calcium and vitamins, introduced in Britain during the Second World War by the Federation of Bakers (FOB). Introduced in 1942, the loaf (similar to todays brown bread) was made from wholemeal flour to combat wartime shortages of white flour and sugar. The loaf was abolished in October 1956.

Working with the government, the FOB published four recipes for wholemeal bread, which became the only recipes that could legally be used to make bread in the U.K. The National Loaf was grey, mushy and unappetising only one person in seven preferred it to white bread, which became unavailable. The government insisted on it because it saved space in shipping food to Britain and allowed better utilization of existing stocks of wheat.

Eleanor Roosevelt, the American First Lady, visiting Buckingham Palace in 1942, noted that We were served on gold and silver plates, but our bread was the same kind of war bread every other family had to eat.

Doesnt sound very appetising, does it Well, if youre feeling adventurous, you can try making your own National Loaf at home. Here is the recipe:

National Loaf Recipe



The National Loaf was a staple during wartime rationing. It had a chewy crust and was sometimes dipped in water to add moisture. Interestingly, bread was never rationed throughout the entire war, and the National Loaf became both unpopularly popular and a symbol of resilience.

And did you know it was the only bread available and it kept being made for years after the war it wasnt until the 1950s that White Bread made a reappearance that surprised me, I mean I suppose I would have presumed rationing wouldnt have ended as soon as the war ended but 5 years later thats a long time

What do you think, would you have eaten the National Loaf Or would you have preferred to go without bread altogether Let me know in the comments below. And if you do try the recipe, please share your photos and opinions with me. Id love to see them!

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Did you know In 2001, "Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare" actually got a French prequel comic.

A year later, released an English version in the US.

Check it out here:

Today this page-design was made with , but the book-cover design too, almost a decade ago. It's meta-ironic but my design review of a beautiful book. Somehow "The lost History of Longboarding" got lost again after not a single mayor publishing house picked up. (If there is anyone out in the with an English edition for sale - I'll take it!)

So my toot isn't just about professional design or , but how long provides profi tools already for

A question about Stormlight Archive series:

Is Words of Radiance a direct sequel to The Way of Kings (think The Wheel of Time)

Or is a loose sequel, such as The Lord of the Rings is a sequel to The Hobbit

Or no direct relationship, just in the same universe


Coucou mes Bookinautes adors ! Et si nous poursuivions la semaine en truculente compagnie Laissez-moi vous parler de "La bande de l'abribus : Du rififi en psychiatrie" de Luce Michel, paru le 10 janvier chez BlackLab ditions, que je remercie trs chaleureusement pour l'envoi !

Ma chronique :

On en parle ensemble Et belle soire tous !

I'm currently reading I am Legend by and I laughed SO much at this part:

"He brushed his teeth carefully and used dental-floss. He tried to take good care of his teeth because he was his own dentist now. Some things could go to pot, but not his health, he thought. Then why don't you stop pouring alcohol into yourself he thought. Why don't you shut the hell up he thought."

This is remarkably short. Only 159 pages. I will watch all 3 movies, probably, after this.