Paying for E-books2012-11-27
Picked up a couple of really fun looking ebooks from O'Reilly's 50%-off Cyber Monday Sale. It does feel weird to pay for something that's so easy to get for free, but at half-off, the prices were almost reasonable.
I'm mostly excited about this one: 21st Century C - so many tutorials and explanations that you find on the internet are out of date. This is especially the case for a 40-year old language, but is also true for newer languages that are under active development. So the book's goal is to present "the right way to write C in 2012" with good tooling and libraries. Based on my very, very basic knowledge of C, I'm skeptical whether it has anything to offer in productivity over languages like Python, but we'll find out.