This page lists some of the books mentioned on my blog. Each book is followed by links to the posts that mention it.

See also the books tag on the blog.

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Entrepreneurship

Computing

Math

Statistics

Eclectic

## Entrepreneurship

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Plane crashes, software crashes, and business crashes

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Gerald Weinberg’s law of twins

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Innovation V

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Peter Drucker and abandoning projects

Inside Steve Job’s brain

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Innovation II

Innovation III

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Obscuring complexity

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Peter Drucker and abandoning projects

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Index of tail weights in statistics

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Three quotes on originality

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Being busy

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Top three iPod troubleshooting tips

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How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

## Computing

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Interview with Dan Bricklin

Would you rather have a chauffeur or a Ferrari?

Two kinds of software challenges

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The holy grail of CSS

Side benefits of accessibility

Migrating from HTML to XHTML

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Beautiful Testing

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Writes large correct programs

Experienced programmers and lines of code

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Upper and lower bounds on binomial coefficients

The cost of breaking things apart and putting them back together

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Michael Feathers on refactoring

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In praise of tedious proofs

The excitement of not knowing what you’re doing

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Rotating programmers

Automated software builds

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Book review: Expert Python Programming

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Conceptual integrity

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PowerShell output redirection: Unicode or ASCII?

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Programming language subsets

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Literate programming and statistics

Complementary validation

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Sample code sites

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Architects versus engineers

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Programmers aren’t reading programming books

Free C# book

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Tips for learning regular expressions

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Interview with Green Baret debugger

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Customizing the PowerShell command prompt II

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Regular expressions in C++ TR1

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Tricky code

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Why Unicode is subtle

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Feasibility studies

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MIT replaces Scheme with Python

## Math

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Fast exponentiation

Comparing three methods of computing standard deviation

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Four uncommon but handy math notations

Finite differences

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Three books on inequalities

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Three books on inequalities

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Sums of uniform random values

Old math books

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Academic articles

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Academic articles

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Networks and power laws

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Random inequalities III: numerical results

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Simple legacy

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Computing the inverse of the normal CDF

Stand-alone error function erf(x)

Optical illusion, mathematical illusion

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Constructive proof of the Chinese Remainder Theorem

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Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions

Thick tails

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Flaw in Riemann hypothesis proof

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Diagramming modes of convergence

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Fibonacci methods at work

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Old math books

Means and inequalities

Three books on inequalities

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Old math books

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Fractional derivatives

## Statistics

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Origin of “statistically significant”

What is a confidence interval?

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The cult of significance testing

Five criticisms of significance testing

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Early evidence-based medicine

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What is a confidence interval?

Rolling dice for normal samples

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Probability distribution relationships

Finding the shortest interval with given mass

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Plausible reasoning

How loud is the evidence?

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Index of tail weights in statistics

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Good opening lines

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Four pillars of Bayesian statistics

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Quantifying the error in the central limit theorem

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Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions

Black swan talk

Why heights are not normally distributed

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Four characterizations of the normal distribution

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Tukey tallying

How to linearize data for regression

The Likelihood Principle

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Musicians, drunks, and Oliver Cromwell

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The law of small numbers

## Eclectic

Blog posts:

Don’t forget the salt

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Originality

Stephen Covey and Pope Leo X

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Small advantages show up in the extremes

Twitter is not micro-blogging

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Wine and politics

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Was Einstein an atheist?

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Xylophones and zebras part II: learning Spanish

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Was Einstein an atheist?

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Wendell Berry on publish-or-perish

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Team moon

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Robert’s rules of order and Galveston flooding

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Houston deco

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C-state and F-state

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What to make flexible

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How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

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Selective use of technology

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Aging with grace

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Battling sharks

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Things that work best when you don’t notice them

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Broken windows theory and programming

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C. S. Lewis on reading old books

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Three reasons expert predictions are often wrong

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The Medici Effect

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Privacy