A little while back I mentioned I was working on writing a book about net
neutrality. I have an update on that! It's now available for preorder and
will be released August 7th. Store links (B&N, Amazon, iBooks, Smashwords,
and Kobo) are at http://book.thenaterhood.com.
If you order from Smashwords you can use the code SX37X for 25% off the
preorder until July 20th. Just be aware that if I publish updates to the
book after release you'll need to go and get them (updates are free) versus
getting them automatically like you would from say, Amazon. The code only
works for Smashwords, I'm not able to issue codes for other places.
If you're one of the awesome people who offered to beta read, I still need
you! This is only a pre-release so your feedback is still welcome and
needed. I'll be pushing updates to the book up until release. If you want
to give me feedback, please try to send it over by the end of the month so
I have time to update the book before release.
RIT Software Engineering '16
Over the last six months, I've been writing a book on net neutrality. It's
been super secret—until now! If you follow my blog, you've seen some
blogified exerpts from my first draft.
I'm hoping to publish it this summer, maybe towards the end of July. But
first, I need people to tell me if it sucks—and it might, so be honest.
That's what beta readers do!
If you're interested, give me a reply and I'll reach out directly. You'll
get a PDF of the latest revision and if you give me feedback, a final copy
of the book once it's done. It's a full-length nonfiction book at just over
30,000 words (about 125 printed book pages). I'm hoping for some feedback
over the next few weeks. If I get a huge response, I may not take everyone,
but we'll see when we get there.
For full disclosure, publishing arrangements are not final, but I'm hoping
to offer it DRM-free and with a creative commons license, though it likely
won't be free in price.
Hope everyone's summers are going well, wherever you all happen to be!
I was working on some side projects this weekend, and since I know a lot
of Pythonistas are floating around #rit-foss, I thought I'd ask here for
some feedback on a Python script I put together tonight. I was hoping to
get some feedback on it before I actually put it to use, as I'll be
running it against a few thousand files, and if I made a silly mistake,
it would be better to stop it early than to just "send it to prod". :)
There's more details about the script and how I plan to use it in the
If anyone with even a little bit of Python knowledge could check out my
PR and give me some feedback on my script, that would be very
appreciated! I tried to keep it easy to read as well. Thanks all.
Justin W. Flory