March 4, 2017: I’m glad to say that I’ve found a good way to write the end of my book on Scala and functional programming, and I’m writing as fast as I can to get that completed. Unfortunately the bad news is that I started getting sick again this week (pre-syncope and syncope (passing out)), and it’s been slow going because of that. But if I can stay alive, I’m finally happy with how this book is working out.
“Always stretch from the source, the core, the foundation of each asana. Keep your attention internal, not worrying about what others see, but what the Self sees. Each movement must be an art, an art in which the Self is the only spectator.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey (with a few minor edits by me)
“The way we experience every part of our lives is affected by the qualities of our mind and by the coloring filters of our mental attitude.”
From the book, When the Chocolate Runs Out
This link has the source code for the online book, The Busy Coder's Guide To Advanced Android Development.
From the URL:
1. Collected Maxims and Other Reflections by La Rochefoucauld
2. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
3. Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War by Xenophon
4. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son
5. Models of my Life by Herbert Simon
6. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Leanpub is another way to publish books. From their website:
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Chapters from The Handbook of Applied Cryptography are available from the publisher and authors as PDFs at this link.
During a recent cross-country drive I listened to the book The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light by Carlos Santana. I’m not a huge fan of his music — though I love this work with Faith Hill — but I am interested in him because he’s very open about his spirituality. Although I haven’t finished the book yet, I’ll give it a “thumbs up” rating. The book is his autobiography, and includes stories about playing professionally and hanging around in strip clubs when he was 13, everything related to the band Santana, growing up with a strict mother and abusive father, and much more.
“Do not try to experience satori. Do not try to drive away illusion. Do not hate the thoughts that arise, and do not love them, either. Above all, do not entertain them. Just practice the great sitting, here and now. If you do not continue a thought, it will not come back of its own accord.”