Tag: book-review

Book Review: Bitcoin for the befuddled

Sep 24, 2016 5 min.

Bitcoin made simple I got this one on a Humble Bundle pack I bought a few months ago, and after finishing Ghost in the Wires I had an urge to read this because Bitcoin had been a mystery to me for too long. To put it in a single sentence, this book is the biggest FAQ about Bitcoin I’ve ever seen. Gone are the days in which Bitcoin was a hot topic on the Internet.

Book Review: Ghost in the wires

Aug 16, 2016 5 min.

The memoir of the most wanted hacker in the United States that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I was never a book worm, you could almost say the opposite about me. Books usually mean something related to school and most of the learning I do these days is through the Internet. Besides the whole series of the Chronicles of Narnia and a few titles from Stephen King, books just didn’t call out to me.

Book Review: Data and Goliath

Aug 12, 2016 5 min.

This is one of Bruce Schneier’s latest books, but my first read from him. The title caught my attention, and I’m glad it did. Just in case you don’t know, Bruce Schneier is a big celebrity in the information security area. Cryptography, operating systems, encryption, computer and network security; you name it and this guy has a book on it. Not only that — they all have great reviews.

Book Review: PGP and GPG

May 19, 2016 6 min.

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2016 was to read a bunch more books than I’m used to. I feel like I’m in a stage in my life where all of that extra knowledge would serve me well down the road. On top of that, I’d throw in a couple of less intensive learning books, because let’s be honest: I won’t always feel like reading, and having to read through a super dense 750-page tome is going to make me quit soon enough.