Bach, suite no. 3 in C major for cello, but played on the
guitar by John Williams. This works quite well.
- Anthony Bourdain, A cook’s
This is a fun book, describing the author’s
journey around the world in search of the “perfect
meal”. He deliberately sets out with the intention of
going to various “cool” places, and so he goes to
a mafia bar in Russia, into the Moroccan desert to eat whole
sheep, and to Cambodia. He includes some more obvious
culinary destinations too, such as France, Spain, Japan and
Vietnam. (In fact, he so likes Vietnam that it gets three
chapters to itself.)
As he did in Kitchen
confidential, Bourdain writes well, in a style that
is usually only half-serious, but which can change to allow
effective emotion as well. His book is interesting about
exotic places and practices, and a very enjoyable read.
Charles Dickens, Our mutual friend.
I recently bought HTML & XHTML: the definitive
guide by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy (published by O’Reilly). Inspired, I have
converted this web-page to use Cascading Style Sheets. This means
that my little validation button on the right will now tell you that
this page is HTML4.01 Strict. And we all like strictness,
don’t we? (I would put in the little button telling you that my CSS
was valid too, but things would start to look gaudy, I think.)
The little text input box is supposed to mail me your
input, but it doesn’t seem to work for me. This may just be my
local setup, so I encourage experimentation!