April 19, 2014


Published in 1878, many of the issues here still hold today and animated the spirit of Occupy Wall Street.

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The Go-Getter

April 19, 2014


This is a very short book from Google Books.

Anyone who’s read A Message to Garcia will immediately see this as its companion piece.

It’s a bit bombastic, the text is dated, but the writer strives for sentences with some style. It’s a very quick read.

The Making Of A Man

January 15, 2013


The Making of a Man by Orison Swett Marden

The best parts of this book are the anecdotes about the lives of others.

The saddest part of this book is the expression of ideals that have been cast aside by our present society and culture. It’s depressing to see how far we have fallen and how the hopes of the author for the future have been replaced by rot.

It is impossible to read these old books without running off to a search engine every few pages to look up people who are mentioned. Which then leads to a new round of downloads from Google Books.

Comments Now On

October 31, 2011

Or should be. They were off and I forgot to put them back on when I started posting about books.

Steve Jobs

October 31, 2011

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is written for idiots.

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Success: A Novel

October 31, 2011

Success: A Novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams (1921)

This is a book I’m certain Ayn Rand must have read and been influenced by.

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Banner One More Time…

October 8, 2011

I couldn’t stand the type this time.

From this:

To this:

That will probably bother me later on. But for now it’ll do.

Banner Upgrade

October 8, 2011

I couldn’t take all that blue.

So I went into Photo Toolkit and did this:

New Banner Image

October 8, 2011

Believe it or not, the same damn grating as last time, except now with this:

So I thought I’d use it.

I don’t like the fact its bluish. Different camera. Avoid Nikon Coolpix! They tend to blue things.

That Banner Image

June 5, 2011

Complete serendipity.

I encountered this in Manhattan:

I knew that image would come in handy!