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August 21, 2012

Review: Mac OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide

Filed under: Apple,Books,Techspeak — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:00 am

OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide
The Ultimate Quick Guide to OS X
Author: Chris Seibold
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Released: July 2012OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide
Pages: 272
Price: $14.99 US

I recently had the opportunity to review a copy of the OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide from O’Reilly media. (more…)

December 26, 2011

Book Review: “The Way of the Superior Man”

Filed under: Books,Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:34 am

Last year, my bible was “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss. Now I see that it is the “new testament,” and David Deida’s “The Way of the Superior Man,” is the old.

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November 30, 2011

Book Review: Living the Martial Way

Filed under: Aikido,Books,Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:56 pm

Earlier this year, my best friend recommended I read Living the Martial Way : A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think, by Forrest E. Morgan. Later this year, another friend gave me a copy as a present for passing my nidan test, so I had no excuse not to read it. (more…)

May 30, 2010

It’s (Almost) Go Time

Filed under: Books,Personal,Travel — Peter Nikolaidis @ 11:03 am

I just finished burning through Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts. My hope was that this book would quash any remaining doubts I had about taking a leave of absence from work, aikido, and general everyday life here in my hometown. To that end, it succeeded. (more…)

April 16, 2010

Book Review: Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom (TM)

Filed under: Books,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:14 am

I recently read both of Daniel Suarez’s novels, Daemon and Freedom (TM). They are what I would call great sci-fi, with a strong emphasis on the science. Warning – minor spoilers appear if you continue reading.

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