Finished Spear by Nicola Griffith
I disliked the first twenty page, but after that it is brilliant. Great story and great writing.
Finished Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Good and very long book. Language takes some getting used to for a non-native speaker who hasn't read the English classics yet.
The small 7B LLaMa model seams very well suited to write dialoge for bad stoner-comedies. I accidently got it to have an incoherent discussion with itself about the existance of god and the fairies it met. (My input had no reference to religion or mythology at all)
Finished Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Interesting book and some variety in style between the chapters/parts. I feel like I would get even more from it with a soonish reread. Will think about the story, the structure and it's relation to pop culture for some time.
Finished The Aleph Extraction by @email@example.com
Fun book and interesting new viewpoint character. Great plotting and resolution. Very logically structured, like the author could properly have been a decent mathematician or programmer.
Apparently I have a combination of a D-Link switch, RTL8111 network card and a dubious network cable, that reliably crashes the FreeBSD driver on high usage. Turns out with either another cable or switch it works fine. Took me two years to figure out all my problems go away with a new 6€ cable.
Finished Babel by R. F. Kuang
The first half of this book was very interesting. Wish I was told some things I learnt from this book while I took Latin in school.
I release my first app for iPhone/iPad. If helps you not to mess up humidity in your home with ventilating better.
Currently if only works in Germany. Check it out here.
Finished Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Finished A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
The author's dedication says: "For anybody who could use a break"
I very much agree. Lovely book with interesting ideas subtly told.
Finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel
This winter is a little strange…
Finished The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniem
Finished The Bayern Agenda by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Very thrilling book. I would be not that surprised if the writers of Andor knew this book. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series soon.
On an aside, in German, nobody has any idea how to pronounce the title. It is all very confusing.
Finished Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Many interesting ideas. I think I would have preferred it as a full novel.
Finished Network Effect by Martha Wells
I think it was even better then the previous novellas in the series.
Finished The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Slow, confusing amount of characters and it's great.
(Slightly) advanced mathematics
Wrote down some stuff on approximating the solution to a quadratic equation with some perturbation theory for small and large(!) values of a parameter. Link
Finished Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
At times that was a hard book to read, but quite interesting.