On the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canaries, local town planners deny they've become addicted to Minecraft:
Well OK, just kidding, but that's the kind of thing that went through my head when I took the photo... sorry.
A few months back I subscribed to Safari Books Online. I am loving it! It's like living in my own
bookshop library. Their Safari Queue App works well on all my iOS and Android devices (which is good for offline reading) and otherwise I can just read in a browser on Laptops and Desktops:
I have to admit that I have a great deal of respect for the O'Reilly Animal Books which is what attracted me to Safari Books ... I initially thought that they only really had the O'Reilly catalogue available. But that's just wrong, their library has over 30,000 items from many publishers. I haven't even tried any of the video content yet - but I will get round to that.
I was very pleased to see that Safari Books Online had plenty of content from Cambridge University Press, at the time of writing they had 519 items from them. There are some things there that I'm sure I will take a look at.
The only problem is that I haven't finished any books yet. I have especially enjoyed parts of:
...and more (like stuff on C programming and Docker too). So I have been able to learn a lot of things, which makes me happy :-) But I also miss the satisfaction you feel when you finish reading something cover-to-cover. Maybe I'll get used to that, or maybe I will start getting more selective as I get into it.
I still find that the information found in a good quality book is better than the type of things you find when searching the internet. Which is why I still love technology books. But if I bought all the books I found which contained an iteresting chapter I would quickly run out of space and money. That's why Safari Books Onine is soooo very cool.