My Reading Life

My Reading Life

April 7, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Books! Do What You Will, With Them

The title says it all.

March 3, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Cal Newport’s Minimal Notes System

My old-style slow notetaking process. Replaced now with Elipsa Annotations, which then move along with my thoughts into Org Roam Notes. Click to see bigger Cal Newport recently did a deep dive on his podcast, on a minimalist note taking system for various areas of your life. Video’s on Youtube, if you want to watch. It’s called A Productivity System To Remember Everything You Learn. It matches, what I’ve organically been doing all these years....

March 2, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Iron Widow

Iron Widow, Highlights

March 1, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza


All my highlights and thoughts from Babel

February 29, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

On Invisible Inequity and Entrenched Privilege (In Open Source and the World)

Quotes from Kuang and Gibson about inequity and privilege

February 23, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

When a Book Kicks You Up Your Backside

Go, work!

February 22, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

The Kobo Elipsa 2e, Six Months Later

An update on the Elipsa 2e, six months later and how it has influenced my reading.

February 16, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Poor Ceres Always Gets the Short End of the Stick

Courtesy, NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, Public Domain, via Wikipedia I just finished Tamsyn Muir’s Nona, last month. And of course, I’m now stuck along with the rest of the world waiting for Alecto to come along.1 In the meanwhile I’m having fun with the rest of the world, dissecting the old books to pieces with various pieces of headcanon and wild theories, one of the popular ones being trying to find analogies between the houses of the books and our solar system...

February 12, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity, Carlo Cipolla

Short Booklet. Very Taleb–esque writing. Very entertaining. Tells us there are lots of stupid people, with a really precise definition of stupid; those folks that would cut their nose to spite their face, or like the book would say, stupid folks are they who would cause losses to other folks, even when they stand to gain nothing or possibly, ever incur losses! It reads like an erudite rant. But unlike Taleb, ends with no advice or suggestion....

January 22, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza