A collection of things I am resonating with as I keep on living. Also a brilliant source of data if you wanna try to social engineer me.
Anarchy and Christianity 2023
It's too early to make a final call, but I am liking where Ellul is coming from and where he's going to.
The Cathedral and The Bazaar2020
This book contains everything that I love about Linux and the Open Source world, with a love of history of how things came to be, but without venturing into the dangerous realms of the FSF ideology. I've come back to this one countless times to grab snippets of inspiration and wisdom to motivate myself in my 9-5 job. Sometimes there's more to learn from a bustling Bazaar than from a Cathedral.
A Philosophy of Software Design2021
A good book to learn what can work and what doesn't work when designing software systems. What I found particularly useful was the fact that it's not just a technological speculation happening in a void, but a series of argute observations based on real life examples.
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid2021-ongoing
Will I ever finish GEB ? I don't know. But this book tickles every neuron of my brain and it represents the beautiful combination of logical/philosophical geekery mixed with a fascination for patterns that joins mathematics, visual arts and music in a single intellectual trip. Am I a strange loop, and I love Gödel.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mantainancetoo many times to count them
This one is not commentable (and yet here I am): effectively the books that influenced the Weltanschauung of my 20s. I would call this the Bildungsroman novel for excellence, but it's much more than that.
American Fiction 2024/02
Jeffrey Wright guides us into the madness of trying to write a real "black" book. A brilliant satire covering cultural stereotypes in the US.
Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood 2023/10
Anything Linklater does holds a special place in my heart (as matter of fact, I still keep "Waking Life" as one of the most precious discovery from my teenager years). His last rotoscoped effort was just brilliant and I enjoyed every single second of this beautiful narration of what it meant to be a kid in the 60s, which also reminded how much humanity just needs to believe in the "next big thing" to revolutionalize our lives, whether it's gonna be Space Travel, Artificial Intelligence or Virtual Reality..
Dead Cells early 2023
One of the few amazing titles available on Apple Arcade. I consumed this while playing it on the couch. Difficult, engaging, rewarding - everything I need from a Metroidvania title (a genre I didn't even know I liked before playing this).
Baldur's Gate 3 early 2024
I didn't know I liked DnD.