This is the weekly reading post. It should have been published yesterday but I forgot.
This Week’s Reading
- 4 hours Don’t think of an elephant
- 1.2 stochastic hours reading How to use your enemies
- 1.2 stochastic hours reading “Boyd, the fighter pilot who changed the art of war“
- 0.8 The Soul of a New Machine
- 0.8 stochastic hours reading Electing the Doge of Venice: analysis of a 13th Century protocol
- 0.4 stochastic hours reading Ghost in the Shell and anime’s troubled history with representation (this arguably doesn’t “count” for my nonfiction criteria, because it’s about fiction, but I decided to allow it because it’s more general than that)
- 0.4 stochastic hours reading Random Graphs, Geometry and Asymptotic Structure
- 0.4 stochastic hours reading Going from Theory to Practice: The Mixed Success of Approval Voting
- 0.4 on Slate Star Codex’s Solidarity with NHS junior doctors
- 0.4 stochastic hours reading Announcing SyntaxNet: The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source
- 0.4 A Good Part-of-Speech Tagger in about 200 Lines of Python
- 0.4 New Graph Coloring Algorithms
The following books have arrived from my thank you wishlist:
- Random Graphs, Geometry and Asymptotic Structure is a gift from a donor who wishes to be known only as Kat.
Reading Suggestion Request
I’ve noticed that my non-fiction reading habits skew very male (my fiction reading habits skew in the opposite direction). A lot of that is about the gender bias of who publishes in areas I’m most interested in, but this still bothers me and I’d like to put some effort into fixing it.
So, I’d like recommendations for blogs and books by women that you think I’d find interesting as well. Comments are open for once, so feel free to post there or elsewhere as you prefer.
Barber, _Women’s Work: the First 20,000 Years_
Noether, “Idealtheorie in Ringbereichen” ?
Jacobs, _The Economy of Cities_
Jacobs, _Systems of Survival, A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics_
I’ve also heard good things about Barbara Tuchman’s histories, believe some Mitfords went in for nonfiction, and was led to Goethe by a quotation in Rombauer’s “The Joy of Cooking”.