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Tech Books & Resources (2019)

Similar to the personal page, this page helps me keep track of what I read. This is just for the tech books though.


  • Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition, Michael W. Lucas
    (if you’ve read a Lucas book, you know you’re in for a funny, yet no nonsense ride.
    This gets you up to speed, with FreeBSD basics in short order.
    Once you’re done with this, learning the more advanced stuff gets much easier.)



  • Mastering Emacs, Mickey Petersen
    (this book helped me learn emacs. very helpful. good reference)

  • Extreme Programming Pocket Guide, Shane Warden
    (short, succinct, sweet. jargon free. practical. a practitioner’s manual)

  • Python for You and Me, Kushal Das
    (serves as an excellent introduction to someone who wants to learn Python quickly, so that you can get on with doing projects)


  • i want 2 do project. tell me wat 2 do, Shakthi Kannan
    (if you are interested in the floss world, this book is an excellent howto)

  • Lauren Ipsum, Carlos Bueno
    (a really gentle introduction to computer science. ostensibly for kids. even kids like me aged 40 :))

Want more? Here’s what I read through the years.