Diary of a Network Geek

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What Should I Read Next?

Filed under: Fun,Personal,Review,The Network Geek at Home,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:13 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

No, this is not a plea.

Really, I have a giant stack of books to read, so all I need to do is reach randomly into the stack and pull out something miraculous. No, this is to help you, dear reader, pick out something new to read.
As a computer geek, I love anything that programatically generates something new based on previous information. Markov Chains, for instance, are fascinating to me, even if I barely understand them. So, when I saw this website, What should I read next?, I had to share it with you. To use it, go, enter the last good book you read and its author, then clikc the big button. In a few seconds, the page will refresh with a link to what it thinks you meant, which will hopefully be the book you had in mind. Then, click on that link and you’ll be taken to a list of suggestions for what you should read next.

I’m not sure I entirely trust it, though, since when I used Choke by Chuck Palahnuik, it returned a bunch of Photoshop books. Still, it’s a fun way to get shoved out of your little reading rut! So, go ahead and try it!


  1. I want to know why comments are closed on the previous post, seeing as how that’s the one I wanted to post on… lol….

    I have ALWAYS found geekiness sexy… regardless of the paycheck!

    Comment by Kristie — 1/18/2009 @ 9:25 pm

  2. Not sure why comments were closed, but they’re open now.

    Funny that you say that, about geekiness and being sexy, since, you know, I only hear that from people dating someone else. Usually, not someone in a geek profession, either. Now, why do you think that is?

    Comment by the Network Geek — 1/18/2009 @ 9:48 pm

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