Try to learn something about everything

(Best-of 2010)

After reading Fogus’ post The best things in 2010, I decided to do one of my own.

Great blog posts read:

So many that I started the weekly Information Overload.

Most viewed blog posts by me:

Favorite technical books discovered (and read):

  • “Programming in Haskell” by Graham Hutton
  • “Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World” by Joe Armstrong
  • “The Little Schemer” by Daniel P. Friedman
  • “Refactoring Ruby” by Jay Fields

“Land of Lisp” by Conrad Barski and “The Joy of Clojure” by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser should also be on this list, but I haven’t finished them yet.

Favorite non-technical books read:

  • “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • “Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert” by Sasa Stanisic
  • “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  • “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” by Salman Rushdie

Number of books read:

Number of books written:
Still none :-(

Favorite TV series about zombies:
The Walking Dead

Favorite programming languages:
Ruby, Clojure, Erlang, Common Lisp, Haskell, J

Programming languages used for projects both professional and not:
Ruby, Clojure, Bash, Python, JavaScript, Scheme, Haskell, SQL

Cool new technology:

  • Kindle 3
  • Instapaper
  • Dropbox

Lifestyle changes:

  • Stopped smoking
  • Started training Wing Chun

Plans for 2011:

  • More Haskell
  • More Erlang
  • More Common Lisp
  • Release more open source code
  • Reduce size of unread book pile
  • More sports