Stuff about books

We Live In A Crazy World

I'm sure plenty of people out there have experienced looking for information on a website, only to be forced to go to Google and search for it via the "site:" option.

Well, I have a book on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. I consulted the index to find information about Retargetable Actions. Unfortunately I didn't find anything.

So I jumped over to Google to search for information. The second result (or third if you count related results) was a link to O'Reilly's Safari. (Can you see where this is going?)


Harry Potter and the Firefox Popup Blocker

Apparently J. K. Rowling has announced the name of the seventh book on her official website.

Unfortunately, the Firefox Popup Blocker (along with the Flashblock extension) conspired to prevent access to the site, because the stupid thing is (apparently) in a Flash popup. Hmm: Ctrl-W. Make the bad site go away.

Fortunately you don't need to actually visit the site, since the title has been posted to Slashdot (based on a post in an emulation forum, of course): it's (apparently) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


The Wee Free Men

Just finished reading The Wee Free Men, a book set in the Discworld universe, after completeing Going Postal. Now I just need to read through A Hat Full of Sky, and I'll be almost all caught up on my Discworld, minus Thud!.

Quick mini-review. It's classic Discworld, although slightly blunter since it's meant for "young adults" although I'd think a "young adult" would be more than capable of reading straight Discworld. But that doesn't mean it's any less entertaining.

If it were going to be in any of the other storylines, it would be a "three witches" story, although it concentrates on Tiffany Aching, a young girl just discovering what it means to be a witch. She discovers the Nac Mac Feegle, who assist her in fighting the invasion of fairy monsters from another world.

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