Review: 康熙大帝

如果你是那种看历史书就想睡觉的人,不妨拿这本书瞅一眼。虽然写法不伦不类(好比让周星驰重新编出来的“红楼梦”),但娱乐性高,容易读。只是部分内容有说教的嫌疑,加上说教的部分有时前后矛盾,所描述的历史事件在时间线上也不对办。若想认真对待这本书,则难免有点失望。

Curiosity

I did a tear-down of an old, non-functional laptop and retrieved these parts. My son saw what I was doing and was curious to watch but my wife told him to study for his PSLE. Way to kill curiosity!

Hmmmm…

After a long layoff (been busy listening to Dan Carlin’s superb “Hardcore History“), I came back and listened to the “How I Built This” podcast again. This show has an impressive line-up of interview subjects (probably thanks to the NPR branding), but the line of questioning by Guy Raz is riddled with many softball questions.… Read More »

Review: The Circle

The Circle by Dave Eggers My rating: 5 of 5 stars This cautionary tale of a dysfunctional Utopian society may well illustrate the end of privacy as we know it. The story revolves around the Circle (no pun intended), an omnipresent tech company that implements increasingly invasive business practices on its employees, known as Circlers… Read More »

Review: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau My rating: 2 of 5 stars I picked up this because of Guillebeau’s previous book, and boy, was I disappointed! I mean… Uber? Taylor Swift? Fiverr? Seriously? There’s nothing new in here that you’re not being bombarded regularly if you’re looking for ideas… Read More »