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Miguel de Icaza

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Miguel de Icaza is a Mexican-American programmer, best known for starting the GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin projects.
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The Art of Possibility
Transforming Professional and Personal Life
Rosamund Stone Zander - Sep 24, 2002 (first published in 2000)
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Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Ston...
Miguel de Icaza
Apr 03, 2021
@Joseph_Izang1 That is a good question! There is a fascinating phenomenon that helps you get better at *anything*. Read this: and then, I love the book “art of possibility”.      source
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Deficit Myth
Stephanie Kelton - Mar 09, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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A New York Times BestsellerThe leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT...
Miguel de Icaza
Apr 02, 2021
@wholemilk I love that book, so good.      source
The Case for a Job Guarantee
Pavlina R. Tcherneva - Jul 07, 2020
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One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. This assumption has provided cover for the devastating social and economic costs of job insecurity. It is also false. In this book, leading expert Pavlina R. Tcherneva challenges us to imagine a world where ...
Miguel de Icaza
Mar 12, 2021
@tom_forsyth @ssylvan @mcnabbd @marcosalvi This is a good book:      source
Cooking for Geeks
Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food
Jeff Potter - Nov 02, 2015 (first published in 2007)
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Why, exactly, do we cook the way we do? Are you curious about the science behind what happens to food as it cooks? Are you the innovative type, used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Do you want to learn how to become a better cook?Cooking for Geeks is more than just a cookbook. Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter hel...
Miguel de Icaza
Dec 09, 2020
@helje5 Cooking for geeks is the book that changed my life. Before that, I used to “optimize” and remove “redundant and unnecessary steps”      source
Deep Learning for Coders with fastai and PyTorch
AI Applications Without a PhD
Jeremy Howard - Aug 04, 2020
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Deep learning is often viewed as the exclusive domain of math PhDs and big tech companies. But as this hands-on guide demonstrates, programmers comfortable with Python can achieve impressive results in deep learning with little math background, small amounts of data, and minimal code. How? With fastai, the first library to provide a consistent inte...
Miguel de Icaza
Aug 28, 2020
I love the new book - not only it teaches you AI in a quite novel way, the paper it is printed on is glorious and printed in full color. Just like “cooking for geeks” changed my life, this one did too. This is a book worth owning in paper:      source
Survivor Song
A Novel
Paul Tremblay - Jul 07, 2020
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“Fresh and surprising. Survivor Song may be one of Tremblay’s best—beautifully detailed, viscerally frightening, and deep with emotional resonance. —Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill WillA riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts....
Miguel de Icaza
Aug 17, 2020
Saw this tweet the other day, it is an excellent book. Written in a quite interesting style that makes it hard ti put down the book, without relying on weaved cliffhangers. Recommended:      source
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Ruined by Design
How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It
Mike Monteiro - Mar 29, 2019
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The world is working exactly as designed. The combustion engine which is destroying our planet's atmosphere and rapidly making it inhospitable is working exactly as we designed it. Guns, which lead to so much death, work exactly as they're designed to work. And every time we "improve" their design, they get better at killing. Facebook's privacy set...
Miguel de Icaza
Jan 30, 2020
My god, @monteiro ‘s book “ruined by design” should be mandatory reading for anyone in the software industry - beautiful, powerful, lucid and eye opening. Treat yourself and get the book.      source
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber - Feb 07, 2012 (first published in 1996)
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The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword—and available as an eBook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “...
Miguel de Icaza
Jan 17, 2020
@codinghorror Yes - that is an awesome book too      source