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Infoglut 2017

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

Read ...

  • -- - --

Saw ...

  • Disparue (The Disappearance), season 1
  • Tickled

Heard ...

  • American Band - Drive-By Truckers
  • All the Pretty Horses - Rhiannon Giddens

Went to ...

  • -- (--)

Visited ...

  • --

Travel bucketlist

Places to go, things to do

Going everywhere seems like too much, and perhaps un-necessary, so my ambition is to clear half this list. There's some arbitrary qualifications - I must have a "substantial experience" in the country (at least on the level of days) and a "country" is fairly flexible, especially given the passage of ...

Infoglut 2016

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Dark Eden - Chris Becket
  • The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott - Andrew Street
  • Black Hawk Down - Tom Bowden
  • Pontypool Changes Everything - Tony Burgess
  • How to fail at almost everything and still win big: kind of the story of my life - Scott Adams
  • Every Time I Find the ...

Infoglut 2015

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • The Story of Your Life - Ted Chiang
  • Across Realtime - Vernor Vinge
  • A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
  • 10% Happier - Dan Harris
  • Dear Leader - Jang Jin-Sung
  • Hawkeye, n1-18 - Matt Fraction & David Aja
  • Saga, n13-24 - Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • Underbelly 11 - John Silvester & Andrew Rule
  • My Antonia - Willa Cather
  • Batavia ...

Infoglut 2014

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • The Last Help Book You'll Ever Need - Paul Pearsall
  • Vidocq - James Morton
  • Nothing to Envy - Barbara Meddick
  • The Antidote - Oliver Burkeman
  • Cheap Complex Devices - John Sundman
  • A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! - Gideon Defoe
  • Let the Right One In - John ...

Infoglut 2013

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • The One Minute Manager- Kenneth Blanchard
  • So Bad, It's Good! - Edward Scimia
  • 100 Bullets, v1-50 - Brian Azzarello
  • Habibi - Craig Thompson
  • Death in the City of Light - David King
  • The Russian Revolution - Rupert Colley
  • Winter's Bone - Daniel Woodrell
  • Thinking Statistically - Uri Bram
  • The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith ...

Infoglut 2012

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • In the Basement of the Ivory Tower - Professor X
  • Ballad of the Sad Cafe & Other Stories - Carson McCullers
  • The Man Who Killed Channel 9 - Gerald Stone
  • Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Happiness - Richard O'Connor
  • Pashenzade - John Courtney Grimwood
  • Albert Speer: His battle with truth - Gitta Sereny
  • Night Watch ...

Infoglut 2011

What got past my sensorium in 2011.

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  • All My Friends Are Superheroes - Andrew Kaufman
  • A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market - John Allen Paulos
  • Jar City - Arnaldur Indridason
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • Surface Detail - Iain M Banks
  • Selfish Capitalism - Oliver James
  • The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam - Chris Ewan
  • Accelerando - Charles Stross
  • Meltdown Iceland - Roger Boyes
  • The ...

Infoglut 2010

What got past my sensorium in 2010.

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  • Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional - Peter Cooper
  • Thirteen Against the Dealer - Norman Leigh
  • Mr Timothy - Louis Bayard
  • Two States: the Story of My Marriage - Chetan Bhagat
  • A Sailor of Austria - John Biggins
  • The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston
  • White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
  • Gaming the Vote - William Poundstone
  • Cheap ...

Infoglut 2009

What got past my sensorium in 2009.

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  • A Pirate of Exquisite Mind - Diana & Michael Preston
  • Rewriting the Soul - Ian Hacking
  • Matter - Iain M. Banks
  • Misquoting Jesus - Bart Ehrman
  • Tournament of Shadows - Karl Ernest Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac
  • More about Paddington - Michael Bond
  • Why Your Life Sucks - Alan Cohen
  • How Would You Move Mt Fuji? - William Poundstone ...

Infoglut 2008

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trail of Colonel Sweeto & Other Stories - Nicholas Gurewitch
  • Shapeshifter - Geoff Thompson
  • Constructive Living - David Reynolds
  • Y the Last Man (v55-60) - Brian Vaughan
  • Ex Machina (v5-33) - Brian Azzerello
  • Jython Essentials - Samuele Pedroni & Noel Rappin
  • The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller
  • Doubt is Their Product - David Michaels ...

Infoglut 2007

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Planetary n17-25 - Warren Ellis
  • Blankets - Craig Thompson
  • I am Legend - Richard Matheson
  • Tom Strong n1-36 - Alan Moore et al.
  • The Swarm - Frank Sch├Ątzing
  • The Undergrowth of Science - Walter Gratzer
  • Watching the English - Kate Fox
  • The Prestige - Christopher Priest
  • Transmetropolitan n1-60 - Warren Elllis et al.
  • Runaways v1 - Brian Vaughan et ...

Infoglut 2006

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • The Losers: Ante Up (Volumes 1 & 2) - Andy Diggle
  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon
  • Why Bother? Getting a Life in a Locked-down Land - Sam Smith
  • Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
  • The 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People - David Niven
  • The Corner - David Simon & Edward Burns
  • A Bear ...

Infoglut 2005

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World - Francis Ween
  • The Tick - Ben Edlund et al.
  • Archangel - Mike Conner
  • Watchmen - Alan Moore et al.
  • Stark Raving Rulers - Sean Moncrieff
  • 1602 - Neil Gaiman
  • Authors Choice Monthly - Roger Zelazny
  • Flex Mentallo - Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
  • The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
  • God Save the Queen ...

Infoglut 2004

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Commonsense Rebellion - Bruce E Levin
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be - Paul Arden
  • Revelation Space - Alistair Reynolds
  • The Invisible College - Robert Lomas
  • The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  • How To Mind Map - Tony Buzan
  • League of Extraordinary Gentleman Vol. 2 - Alan ...

Infoglut 2003

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Downsize This - Michael Moore
  • Anyway - Kent Clark
  • Into the Heart of the Mind - Frank Rose
  • TV Nation - Michael Moore
  • Dreaming in Smoke - Tricia Sullivan
  • Free Lunch - David Smith
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
  • Return of the Straight Dope - Cecil Adams
  • Liquid City - Marc ...

Infoglut 2002

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman
  • The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis
  • Letters to a Young Contrarian - Christopher Hitchens
  • Undoing Drepression - Richard O'Connor
  • Cosi Fan Tutti - Michael Dibdin
  • Ramses: Son of the Light - Christian Jacq
  • Them - Jon Ronson
  • The Marketmaker - Michael Ridpath
  • The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman et ...

Infoglut 2001

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Rocketship Galileo - Robert Heinlein
  • Reeve the Just - Stephen Donaldson
  • My Goodness - Joe Queenan
  • Dead Girls - Richard Calder
  • Kowloon Tong - Paul Theroux
  • No Logo - Naomi Klein
  • Longitude - Dava Sobel
  • Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
  • Creation - Steven Grand
  • Right Ho Jeeves - PG Wodehouse
  • Down Under - Bill Bryson
  • Therapy - David Lodge
  • End the ...

Infoglut 2000

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • How to be a Superhero - Mark Leigh & Mike Lepine
  • Dark Life - Michael Ray Taylor
  • All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson
  • Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
  • Forests of the Night - Andrew Swann
  • Empire Wilderness - Robert Kaplan
  • Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Crimes - Jonathan Vankin
  • C++ Templates and Tools - Scott Ladd
  • If Pigs Could Fly ...

Infoglut 1999

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
  • Harms Way - Colin Greenland
  • Amnesiascope - Steve Erickson
  • Days Between Stations - Steve Erickson
  • The Devouring Fungus -Karla Jennings
  • The Psychology of Everyday Things - Donald A Norman
  • Science: Good, Bad & Bogus - Martin Gardner
  • Death March - Ed Yourdon
  • Dinosaurs, Diamonds and Things From Outer Space - David Brez ...

Infoglut 1998

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Prozac and the New Antidepressants - William S Appleton
  • Touched With Fire - Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Gaia's Toys - Rebecca Ore
  • Mendel in 90 Minutes - John and Mary Gribbin
  • Strange Days #2
  • Arthur C Clarke's Chronicles of the Strange and Mysterious
  • Bizarre Beliefs - Simon Hoggart and Mike Hutchinson
  • The Dictionary ...

Infoglut 1997

What I read, saw, listened to or did this year ...

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  • Maverick - Ricardo Semler
  • Life After God - Douglas Coupland
  • Our Town - Thorton Wilder
  • The Drive-In - Joe Lansdale
  • Lethe - Tricia Sullivan
  • Small World - David Lodge
  • 500 Nations - Alvin M Josephy Jr
  • Disclosure - Michael Crichton
  • Georgia On My Mind and Other Places - Charles Sheffield
  • Signs of Life - Cherry Wilder
  • Reports From the ...