Hackers by Steven Levy - book cover

Book Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy

Hackers by Steven Levy - book coverSteven Levy’s seminal historical and story-told book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, has just received a 25th anniversary birthday present – a facelift and updates that include Facebook’s Mark Zukerberg, Bill Gates, Richard Stallman and the Woz, Steve Wozniak and a new publisher in O’Reilly Media.

If you consider yourself a computer geek, hacker, enthusiast, a wanna-be or just interested, then you absolutely need to read Hackers. It tells the story of how the original set of ‘hackers’ started off in various places such as MIT’s basements, garages, and bedrooms and evolved (sometimes) into companies, big and small that changed the way the world looked at and interacted with computers.

Book: Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids

Geek Dad Book Just in time for Father’s Day, if your dad is a Geek, “Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share” is a perfect book to gift that will provide you and him hours of entertainment.

Written by the editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on, GeekDad (the book) is the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget.

Some projects you can work on include creating Ethernet cuff links, a cyborg jack-o’-lantern, customized comic strip, your own board game, working lamp with LEGOs, the “Best Slip n’ Slide Ever”, fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons!

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Price: $16.99
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Reading For Your Inner Geek

Happy New Year everyone, have you downloaded the Beta of Windows 7 yet? If not, you better get your skates on as the Beta download is for a short time only.

I have been busy reading over the holiday break and have some good recommendations of reading for you. The first is the thought provoker “The End Of Mr. Y” and the other is the techno-thriller “Daemon” by Daniel Suarez which I heard this morning is heading for moviedom. If you have an interest in Web Development you could also check out Understanding RESTful Web Services which has some fine examples of accessing web service API.

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