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+(A) = audio - books i have on audiobook from audible.com
+(Y) = youth - books i read when i was younger (perhaps age 10 to 16) and don't think i would enjoy as much now
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+(A) Robert Jordan: "The Wheel of Time"
+Terry Goodkind: "The Sword of Truth"
+(A) Frank Herbert: Dune
+(Y) Tamora Pierce: "The Circle Opens", "Protector of the Small", "The Immortals", "Lioness Quartet", "Circle of Magic", "Daughter of the Lioness"
+David Eddings: "The Belgariad", "The Malloreon", "The Elenium", "The Tamuli", "The Elder Gods"
+Ursula K. Le Guin: "The Earthsea Cycle", The Left Hand of Darkness
+(A) Garth Nix: "The Abhorsen Trilogy"
+Mercedes Lackey: "The Heralds of Valdemar", "The Last Herald-Mage", "The Mage Winds", "The Mage Storms", "Vows and Honor", Exile"s Honor, Exile"s Valor, Brightly Burning, Take a Theif, (A, Y) Foundation, (A) "Enduring Flame", (A) "Obsidian Trilogy"
+J.K. Rowling: "Harry Potter"
+(A) Terry Brooks: "Shannara", "Word and Void", "The Magic Kingdom of Landover"
+George Orwell: 1984
+(Y) Brian Jacques: "Redwall"
+Orson Scott Card: (A) "The Ender Series", "Homecoming", Pastwatch, "Tales of Alvin Maker"
+(Y, A) Anne McCaffrey: "The Dragonriders of Pern", "The Harper Hall Trilogy", "The Crystal Singer Books"
+(A) Robert A. Heinlein: Starship Troopers, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, For Us, The Living : A Comedy of Customs, Tunnel in the Sky, Glory Road, Friday, Farnham's Freehold
+Katherine Neville: The Eight, The Magic Circle, A Calculated Risk
+Isaac Asimov: "The Foundation Novels", Nemesis, (A) Pebble in the Sky, (A) Science Fiction Favorites
+Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress
+(Y) Jane Leslie Conly: "The Rats of Nimh"
+(Y) Susan Cooper: "The Dark is Rising"
+(Y) Lloyd Alexander: "The Chronicles of Prydain"
+(Y) T.A. Baron: "The Lost Years of Merlin"
+Joe Haldeman: The Forever War
+Keith Laumer: Star Colony
+(Y) Jane Yolen: "The Pit Dragon Trilogy"
+Philip Pullman: "His Dark Materials Trilogy"
+(Y) Joan D. Vinge: Psion
+Sarah Douglass: "The Wayfarer Redemption", Threshold
+David Weber: "Honor Harrington"
+[Various]: "Legends" (1,2,3)
+(A) [Vairous]: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century
+Diana Wynne Jones: Dark Lord of Derkholm, "The Dalemark Quartet"
+Christopher Paolini: "Inheritance"
+(A) Lois McMaster Bujold: "The Vorkosigan Series", "Chalion"
+(A) George R.R. Martin: "A Song of Ice and Fire"
+Kristen Britain: "Green Rider"
+Anne Bishop: "Black Jewels Trilogy"
+Elizabeth Haydon: "The Symphony of Ages"
+Raymond Feist: "Riftwar"
+Tad Williams: "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn", "Otherland", The War of the Flowers
+Katharine Kerr: "Deverry and the Westlands"
+Stephen R. Donaldson: "The Gap Series"
+L.E. Modesitt, Jr.: "World of Recluce"
+Jacqueline Carey: "Kushiel's Legacy"
+Douglas Adams: "Hitchhiker's Books", Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
+Guy Gavriel Kay: "The Fionavar Tapestry"
+CS Lewis: "Space Trilogy", "Narnia"
+Steven Brust: "Vlad Taltos"
+Gene Wolfe: "The Book of the Short Sun", "The Book of the Long Sun"
+John Ringo and David Weber: "March"
+C. J. Cherryh: "Fortress" et al
+Sean Russel: "The Swans' War Trilogy" et al
+Michael Moorcock: "Eternal Champion"
+Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon
+China Mieville: Perdido Street Station, The Scar
+Stephen Baxter: "Manifold"
+(A) Diana Gabaldon: "Outlander"
+Robert Asprin: "M.Y.T.H."
+Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, and Jody Lynn Nye: The Planet Pirates
+Andre Norton: "Witch World"
+Mary Stewart: "Merlin Trilogy"
+Arthur C. Clarke: The City and the Stars
+Stephen Lawhead: "Pendragon Cycle"
+Patricia McKillip: "Riddle of Stars"
+Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman: "Dragonlance Chronicles", "The Death Gate Cycle"
+Kate Eliott, Robin McKinley, and Naomi Novik, "His Majesty's Dragon"
+Peter Watts: "Rifters Trilogy"
+(A) Jerry Pournelle: Starswarm
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+short stories
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+Isaac Asimov: The Last Question
+Robert A. Heinlein: The Long Watch
+Fritz Leiber: Sanity
+A. E. Van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull: Abdication
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(P) = paper
+(A) = audio - books i have on audiobook from audible.com
Coding - Technique
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Computer Industry
+(A) Googled, Ken Auletta, 2009.
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days, Jessica Livingston, 2007.
Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition, Guy Kawasaki, 2008.
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It, Steve Wozniak & Gina Smith, 2006.
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- system preferences -> keyboard -> keyboard shortcuts -> keyboard & text input -> move focus to menu bar: ctrl-shift-f
- system preferences -> keyboard -> keyboard shortcuts -> application shortcuts -> show help menu: cmd-q, quit: something else (the substitutions i tried didn't work [for instance alt-shift-q. can anyone tell me why this doesn't work?], which sadly means i have to ctrl-shift-f, right, down, up, enter to exit programs, but the main point is that cmd-q no longer quits a program, so when i hit it accidentally instead of cmd-w, i'm okay)
- system preferences -> accounts -> login items -> quicksilver, firefox, chrome, emacs, thunderbird, and aTypeTrainer4Mac
+- monthly battery care: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490
programs i use

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