Membrejhevelin

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fiction (544), novel (444), donated (441), literature (416), computers (401), history (342), mystery (289), science (118), programming languages (113), poetry (89), biography (82), sci-fi (78), sixties (74), unix (74), short stories (73), beats (59), humor (57), operating systems (56), politics (55), autobiography (54), reference (52), art (49), music (48), sexuality (46), nero wolfe (43), counterculture (42), children (40), modern library (38), philosophy (38), system administration (38), mathematics (35), perl (35), the saint (34), programming (33), photography (33), california (32), world war ii (32), internet (32), c (32), spenser (31), drama (28), united states (28), france (28), library science (27), medicine (27), vietnam war (26), geography (25), essays (25), economics (24), japan (24), education (24), business (23), novellas (23), russia (23), criticism (23), china (23), james joyce (23), civil rights (23), physics (22), sociology (22), psychology (22), civilization (20), graphics (20), nuclear weapons (19), BDSM (18), geology (18), military (18), comics (17), crime (17), san francisco (16), networks (15), typesetting (15), erotica (15), literary criticism (15), lew archer (15), revolution (15), travel (15), architecture (14), anthology (13), dr. fell (13), grateful dead (13), lectures (13), technology (13), finnegans wake (13), civil war (13), atomic bomb (12), new yorker (12), song books (11), algorithms (11), religion (11), gnu (11), evolution (11), television (11), utilities (11), letters (11), guidebooks (10), boston (10), ellery queen (10), dilbert (10), bsd (10), data management (10), dictionary (10), cookbooks (10), x window system (10), simon templar (10), apple (10), political science (10), tcp/ip (9), compilers (9), stock market (9), statistics (9), ai (9), buddhism (9), horror (9), anthropology (9), engineering (9), current events (9), fantasy (9), publishing (9), greece (8), biology (8), management (8), psychedelics (8), usa (8), classification (8), linux (8), espionage (8), jeeves (8), artificial intelligence (8), lord peter wimsey (8), zen (8), journalism (8), languages (7), spy (7), email (7), text editors (7), armed forces (7), lsd (7), germany (7), forth (7), mechanics (7), security (7), games (7), homosexuality (7), scotland (7), army (7), editorial style (7), segregation (7), investing (7), postscript (7), india (6), women's movement (6), prostitution (6), translation (6), markup languages (6), anthony gethryn (6), awk (6), networking (6), natural history (6), expert systems (6), terrorism (6), feminism (6), cryptography (6), popular culture (6), bell labs (6), rock (6), termcap (6), timothy leary (6), sun microsystems (6), tex (6), applications (6), berkeley (6), animals (5), entertainment (5), shakespeare (5), time (5), freddy the pig (5), chess (5), macintosh (5), american (5), software engineering (5), draft resistance (5), san francisco bay area (5), pacifism (5), sculpture (5), northern exposure (5), russian revolution (5), world war i (5), sql (5), painting (5), retirement (5), rodin (5), libraries (5), richard p. feynman (5), world wide web (5), investment (5), bob dylan (5), solaris (5), java (5), castle (5), dictionaries (5), journals (5), word processing (5), psychotherapy (5), hiroshima (5), environment (5), basic (5), drugs (5), mexico (5), bibliography (5), vi (5), database (5), nazis (5), guitar (4), dave barry (4), bdsm (4), lesbian (4), html (4), ex (4), xml (4), employment (4), intelligence (4), ulysses (4), europe (4), drug culture (4), kink (4), instructions (4), russian (4), film (4), protocols (4), botany (4), sgml (4), computer journals (4), lyndon johnson (4), dr. dobbs (4), language (4), spain (4), cataloging (4), gui (4), foreign language (4), hiking (4), new york city (4), lisp (4), holocaust (4), fetish (4), troff (4), 87th precinct (4), imac (4), iMac (4), job hunting (4), fieldbook (4), web site design (4), ingres (4), homeric greek (4), tcl (4), media (4), communism (4), mendocino (4), windows xp (4), pacific coast (4), e.b. white (4), usenet (4), egypt (4), fortune telling (4), culture (4), anais nin (4), jerry garcia (4), calvin and hobbes (4), true crime (4), scripting (4), open source (4), memoir (4), www (4), mac os x (4), vw (3), abraham lincoln (3), 87th precindt (3), sports (3), ussr (3), editing (3), astrology (3), navigation (3), shells (3), version control (3), auto mechanics (3), relational databases (3), databases (3), money (3), law (3), interpreters (3), teaching (3), tiger (3), comedy (3), mark twain (3), epic (3), typography (3), silicon valley (3), mix (3), object-oriented programming (3), roman empire (3)
Núvols
Núvol d'etiquetes, Núvol d'autors, Mirall d'etiquetes
Suport
Grups
S'ha unit
May 4, 2007
Real Name
John Hevelin
About My Library
My catalog includes only books that I own. As others have stated, I view this project as a form of autobiography. I have a homegrown database written in Perl of my film collection, and I'm using iTunes, vi, and SQLite on my iMac to help me catalogue my music collection. I'm not comfortable including books that I've read but don't own. Until my late twenties, I was too poor to buy many books and relied heavily on libraries and gifts, so authors that I read in those years, such as O. Henry, de Maupassant, Ellery Queen (both the authored works and the edited collections of short stories), Leslie Charteris (The Saint), and Rex Stout (Nero Wolf) are underrepresented. Also, I haven't read everything I own by any means.

My collection comprises literature and the humanities, science and the history of science, computer science (strongly focussed on UNIX), political writings, and much more. I tend not to keep books I don't like, which skews the ratings toward the high end. I was a friend of Stephen J. Gould for many years, and I have a lot of his books. I was also on the advisory board of the 15th revision of the University of Chicago Manual of Style, and I'm participating in the 16th revision underway.

I've recently begun to reduce the size of my library. The tag "donated" indicates books that I've sold or donated to various friends-of-the-library organizations.
About Me
I was conceived on VJ Day. My mother read me Winnie-the-Pooh and Wind in the Willows. My father would read me Thurber's Thirteen Clocks. My grandfather taught physics at Antioch College, where I received a B.A. in Literature in 1968. I was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War and worked with retarded children for two years as alternative service. I drifted into academic publishing, first for the African Studies Association at Brandeis University, and later for the University of California Press. Exposure to the UNIX operating system at Berkeley led to an interest in computer science, and I later worked for Sun Microsystems for seventeen years doing technical writing, programming, and management. I write poetry, play guitar, and am interested in just about everything, including history, science, and library science. I'm still trying to decide what I want to be if I grow up. I'm an athiest who would class myself as an ethical humanist, socialist at heart, very left-wing and progressive. Kurt Vonnegut's address to the 1970 graduating class of Vassar, printed in Vogue with the title "Up Is Better Than Down," pretty much sums up my philosophy.
Ubicació
San Francisco Bay Area, California