I know, I know: I’ve not updated this blog in a while. The dog ate my posts.
Seriously, life has been challenging lately, including a multi-hour commute to my new (and otherwise great) job while dealing with the passing of a loved one. As a result, I’ve not been doing a whole lot of reading lately (along with not posting here). Anyway, I think things are settling down a bit now.
I’m doing some reading on my Kindle Touch now, though nothing exciting. I’m in the middle of The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas, a modern classic on the art and science of software development. Next in the queue is the equally thrilling Code Complete by Steve McConnel.
Both of these books currently go for $17.69 at Amazon, which is more than I’m normally willing to pay for an e-book; but when compared to the $35 and $30 prices for the paperback versions, they start to sound a bit like a good deal.
On the lighter side, I’ve been playing EA Solitaire quite a bit on my Kindle. It’s one of the minority of Kindle games that are compatible with the Touch, and it works quite well with the touch screen. It comes with several different solitaire card games. I mostly play “Golf”, but have tried most of the others, and all seem to play well and make good use of the touch-screen interface.