news years day reading

I’ve been doing some reading today. I finally picked up Paul Graham‘s Hackers and Painters and have been reading it. It’s interesting. Some of it is duplicated on the web site but a bunch is not and it’s nice to have it in nice bound form.

How to fix mom’s computer is (update 7/16/2011) was a pretty comprehensive list of wise things to do (or at least think about) for a Windows box. It’s aimed at Win98 but a lot of it applies to XP, too.