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Book reviews for June 2015

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) by P.J. O'Rourke

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) by P.J. O'Rourke

2/5

 

Advanced Google Adwords by Brad Geddes

Advanced Google Adwords by Brad Geddes

4/5

 

Summer Solstice 2015 in Catfood Earth

Summer Solstice 2015 in Catfood Earth

Summer starts right now in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter in the southern. Rendered in Catfood Earth with the timezone layer (Windows, Android).

(previously, previously)

News: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

Help make London a National Park

Help make London a National Park

Feel like making London the first National Park City this weekend? If so you're in good company.

The Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron

The Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron

Zeno's Watermelon

Zeno's Watermelon

Wall of Skulls

Wall of Skulls

Book reviews for April 2015

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

3/5

 

Successful Analytics ebook 2: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

Successful Analytics ebook 2: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

4/5

This is now the book I'd recommend to anyone implementing Google Analytics (and wish had been available when I started). It spends a lot of useful time on how to get data to be trustworthy, how to keep it that way and how to make sure that analysts have the right context when trying to use the data. Great stuff because this is the hard part. Getting data in is easy, being convinced that it's right and useful is complicated. My only real ding is that for some inexplicable reason you have to buy two ebooks instead of one. But that's minor, it's worth it.

 

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3) by Ben H. Winters

4/5

Fitting end to a brilliant and disturbing trilogy.

 

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

5/5

 

Successful Analytics ebook 1: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

Successful Analytics ebook 1: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

4/5

I don't know why this comes as two ebooks... will review at the end of ebook 2.

 

Catfood Earth 3.40

Catfood Earth 3.40

I've just released Catfood Earth 3.40 for Windows and 1.50 for Android.

Both updates fix a problem with the clouds layer not updating. The Android update also adds compatibility for Android 5 / Lollipop.

Also, Catfood Earth for Android is now free. I had been charging $0.99 for the Android version but I've reached the conclusion that I'm never going to retire based on this (or even buy more than a couple of beers) so it's not worth the hassle. Catfood Earth for Windows has been free since 3.20.

Enjoy!

Western Garter Snake

Western Garter Snake

Slithering around Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco.

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