For some reason the comp.text.tex news group gets regular attacks from people of precarious mental health who wish to tell the world of the secret monitors the lizard people have installed in their TV sets. Occasionally perverse curiosity makes me read a screed—it is painful in several senses so I gingerly let my eye skim over the sentences as if trying not to inhale the fumes. However, in a recent word salad, the following shone out:
why is their hair growing out of my ears?
It might be a simple typo, but taken with the rest of the rant it might just as well be intended as written. It does make you wonder, doesn't it?
Programming in Lua, Fourth Edition R Ierusalimschy.
The biblatex Package—Programmable Bibliographies and Citations P Lehman with P Kime, A Boruvka & J Wright. Somehow it is difficult to figure out exactly what to do just from reading the manual. Reading the source is required.
The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition J Schell. One of Randy Pausch’s students. It shows. Good stuff.
C# Programming in Easy Steps M McGrath. Now this was a complete waste of time and money.
Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Antioppressive Pedagogy, K Kumashiro. This wasn't quite as hands-on, it sort of just petered out.
Teaching for Critical Thinking—Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions, S D Brookfield. Lots of good teaching tips; inspiring.