It’s been a while since I posted my last article here. But tonight I just can’t help it. For a few weeks I’ve been reading MongoDB in Action, from Manning, as an eBook on my iPad. And for a few days, since I started diving into the more complex parts of it, I’m struggling with errors all over the place. And I’m not just talking about typos here, I’m talking about massive errors that completely change the meaning of code samples and leave you wondering about your own sanity and stupidity.
Should you read the book? It contains pearls of wisdom hidden in the mud of “I know that already, man.” I’d thus recommend skimming through the book and reading only the pieces matching your level and needs.
Anyone who’s been to Pop-Up Magazine, the hugely popular magazine-talent-show, knows the shtick — the show is live and deliberately not recorded or televised in any way. Until now. For its sixth issue in San Francisco, editor-in-chief Douglas McGray & Co. invited Jason Polan, the artist behind the Every Person in New York Project to draw what he heard that night, in real time.
As widely reported yesterday, J.K. Rowling and her publisher Little, Brown have announced her new book. And, as you may have heard, it’s not for kids. The “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising” book, her publisher says — her first aimed at adults — is called The Casual Vacancy. It will be released worldwide (at least in English) in hardcover, ebook, unabridged audio download and CD on Thursday, September 27, 2012.