Joe Da Silva
Electronics Technologist with lots of years of working in the Electronics and high-Technology fields.
I've worked on and seen plenty of interesting High Technology stuff that (in some cases) the average user may only see next year, or a few years later, if at all.
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Smashwords book reviews by Joe Da Silva
- That Moment...
on Oct. 10, 2012
In the past, I used to get frustrated with trying to go in some directions I wanted to go, and it seemed like I'd encounter one road-block thrown in after another if I tried going certain directions. I also noted green-light smooth sailing if I did something else, and in the last few years, I've paid more attention to these road-block and green-light oddities, and began to asked myself, "Is there more here than this seems?"
I would never have searched for, or even have began reading this book because not only do I have half a dozen other books I bought at an earlier time which I planned on wanting to read when I had time, but the books I usually read are categorized as practical, mathematical, technical, and scientific in nature, yet, part way through reading this book, I was surprised to find I was putting other priorities aside to make time to continue reading this book to the end.
...because I was delayed, AND ended-up somewhere I hadn't planned on being, AND met someone I hadn't seen in many years, AND - who then recommended that I read this book... in retrospect, I look back and see that there was so many chances of not reading this book, but the timing of it all, which finally got me to reading it, was, like, wow! Sometimes it seems the universe has a sense of play, or a sense of humour, but either way you put it, if I hadn't been delayed, I would probably continue to be frustrated with, you can't do this, or you can't do that, but now instead, I learnt another point of view given by the author, which is, instead of being stopped to be "over-there", perhaps you are supposed to be "right-here", at that moment.
- An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping
on Oct. 15, 2012
This short little book focuses on natural bee-keeping, but it holds a few pointers worth keeping in mind for anyone interested in investigating bee-keeping further.
It's nice to come across educational books that are brief and to the point.
- Beekeping - Pure and Simple
on Oct. 16, 2012
I just finished reading "An Introduction to Natural Bee-keeping" written at an earlier date, by the same author before reading this book, and I would recommend you read it first before reading this book.
This is another short little introductory book focused on natural bee-keeping. This book re-iterates a few items described in the shorter book, but also goes into more details on some items, plus gives you pointers and links you can follow-up on further if you actually have an interest in reading-up or actually learning more about bee-keeping in more detail.
If you like to read short and brief books before actually getting involved in many details, these two books seem like a good introduction.
- Monkey with a Pin: Why you may be missing 6% a year from your investment returns
on Oct. 31, 2012
This book is well written and also seems well researched too (by evidence of a lot of footnotes pointing to other information you can follow-up on).
I was rather fascinated by several of the plain English examples like "Survivorship" and "What Goes Up Does Not Necessarily Come Down".
I could see how similar in which several of the example situations would fit for myself and other people I know.
This book is one of those must-read type of books worth reading and recommending.