Good Reads Posts

How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Bada**es Who Ran This Country

So I am a fan of Cracked, I go to their website, and I really enjoy the stuff they make on YouTube. When I found out that Daniel O’Brien wrote a book about American Presidents I just had to see what he had to say.

Firstly I would have to throw out there that this is not a book to read if you want to learn more about one single President nor does it highlight just a couple of Presidents. This book goes from George Washington to President Obama giving you fun facts about each President and also some of the crazy almost ninja like things a Presidents did before and during the their time in office. It also gives you suggestions on how to beat them in a fight if you ever got a hold of a time machine and a pair of boxing gloves.

Have Space Suit—Will Travel

I will admit it I use Audible so that I can “read on the go”. Well they had a ‘deal of the day’ earlier this week it was for Robert A. Heinlein’s “Have Space Suit—Will Travel”. Now I have read other Heinlein books one of which I enjoyed was Starship Troopers.

I didn’t know anything about Have Space Suit—Will Travel. All I knew was it was on sale, and it had a pretty cool outline.

A.I. Apocalypse (Singularity Series Book 2)

A.I. Apocalypse is part two in a three-part series (at the time of writing this it is a three-part series). I read the first book which I need to write a review for, but here we go.

William Hertling is not your typical author, from independent research I did on this author I found that he is also a tech geek. This fact was easy to tell from reading his books, he would go into great detail on how things worked and operated.

For example the concept of “Mesh” which meant nothing to me before reading this book but now I find myself using the term more often.

You see unlike other authors who would make a term “Mesh” and say something like “mesh is a group of computers that work together”. Mr. Hertling would say it like this “The Mesh was a point to point internet system used to send short wave traffic from computers that are close to each other. That way you don’t have to go to your ISP to download a file from a person you lives around the block. The Mesh Box that housed this service was no bigger than an Ice Cooler and encrypted data so it could not be hacked.” (i know this isn’t what he said word for word but the concept is there).