Hang out enough time in the media industry, and you will understand that it is a standard for every decent newsroom or studio to have an On Air sign shining its mighty red light when a show is live or recording. From legendary props I had witnessed in TV shows […]

Self Aware On Air Neon Sign

De Louise Michel Voici un des livres les plus difficiles que je n’ai jamais lu. D’abord, l’évident, le style de l’époque. Le vieux Français qui complique la lecture et qui fait buter sur les mots. Des longues phrases, des descriptions avec des mots oubliés, de la géographie précise de Paris […]

La Commune : review

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I have been working as a consultant in Portugal for the past 4 years or so. This means: I own a company. CEO founder yay. It could have been more simple for me, but the Portuguese freelancer/self-employed status (recibos verdes) massively sucks after the first year if you are doing […]

Fearless Dinosaur

Une revue en français pour changer. De toute façon, plus de 900 pages pour ma version, est ce que ce livre sera un jour traduit en Anglais ? Au Printemps des Monstres est un livre roman/documentaire/enquête à la cold case/autobiographique dans lequel Philippe Jaenada raconte et retranscrit ses recherches sur […]

Au Printemps des Monstres : review

Resuming my Hemingway cycle after a few other books, which I won’t review here, I decided to pick up the next book from my bookshelf : a Moveable Feast. In this book, Hem shares his life in Paris in the 1920’s, working on his writing after quitting journalism, being all […]

A Moveable Feast: review

Since I first witnessed the bloody brilliance of the plot of the Handmaid’s Tale, I wanted to read something from Margaret Atwood. I randomly found the Tent while visiting one of the coolest book shops in London. The Tent is a collection of short stories, essay, poems, tales, concepts by […]

The Tent: review

I have embarked om a Hemingway book cycle. In most of the authors and literature content I follow, Hemingway often appears as a source, model, inspiration for minimalist writing and creating stunning images in a few words. So, in the near future, there might be more Hemingway book reviews here, […]

The Old Man and the Sea: review

Ubik takes place in a hellish future with too many things-as-a-service, in which people with special mental abilities (inertial/anti psi) are fighting against other less nice people with different mental abilities (psi) who try to manipulate regular people. Telepathic stalking, most of the time. Joe Chip, one of the regular […]

Ubik: review

Last September, looking for something new, I bought a copy of Popshot Quarterly. It is a nicely illustrated magazine with short stories, flash fictions (I still doesn’t quite grasp the difference with short stories) and poetry. Some quick words about The Haunting issue, Autumn 2022. At first I thought it […]

Popshot Quarterly: review

Following up on CoWorking.Coffee: pause, we have finally decided and acted on closing CoWorking.Coffee. We will not revive this platform. We will not try a new version or new business model. We hope it will live in the mind of people as an old school community place, as a way […]

CoWorking.Coffee: the End.

This Is How You Lose the Time War from Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. I don’t remember how this book even landed in my to-read list. After asking a few friends who recommended it to me, I gave up. Nobody. One day this book just materialised itself in my wish […]

This Is How You Lose the Time War: review

When you start to ask around to architects in IT be it purely IT or software, system, solutions, cloud, enterprise… there is this one book that is always coming back in the discussions. The Software Architect Elevator by Gregor Hohpe. Gregor and I have never met but I can relate […]

The Software Architect Elevator: review