Entries tagged with 'books'

A Dinner and Two Cookbooks

Had a nice birthday dinner at Sushi Yasuda. This was the first time for me eating at a three-star restaurant. We ordered omakase, something I've always wanted to do, and got toro, hiramasa yellow tail, sea trout, white king salmon,...

Visual Treasuries

Every time I read BibliOdyssey, I think, this is what I want on my walls. The author, known as peacay, finds beautiful and strange images from antique books and documents, collects them by theme, and tells the story of their...

Precious Books and Lost Knowledge

An Engineer Imagines is the autobiography of Peter Rice, one of the preeminent structural engineers of the 20th century. He worked on the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre, I.M. Pei's pyramids at the Louvre, and the Lloyd's of London...

Tools and Resources for Learning Spanish, pt. 1

Without further ado, the detritus of my two-year off and on effort to find good ways of learning Spanish. The Manhattan Times This is available to few, so I won't linger on it, but it is a newspaper that publishes...

New obsession: unit polyhedron origami

Today I stumbled on the blog of the software engineer who makes the Audio Damage plugins, and he posted about an origami polyhedron that he made out of 60 identical units. I was immediately fascinated by this. I've heard of...

A year of reading

Near the end of 2003, after hearing from my friends about all these great stories in the New Yorker and whining that I really should get around to subscribing, a friend took pity on me and gave me a subscription...

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