Amazon Burst Buy for June 2008

I buy books from Amazon in burst mode. I sprinkle my wish list with interesting books over the span of a few months and then I usually buy between 6 and 8 of them. It was about time for another purchase.  And besides, I’ve been spending a lot of quality time on the [NordicTrack] recently so new books are a reward. 

I have a history of listing the books I order in burst mode as I did in an April post, in February 2007, and in June 2005.  I obviously missed recording a few packet transmissions along the way.  I blog about the new books in part because I’m excited about them arriving in the mail from their various points of bookseller origin, but also because they’re a good indication of my current interests.  My wife would tell you they’re all the same book, but you and I know better.  Heh.


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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.