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Houses and Gardens, by M. H. Baillie Scott
Houses and Gardens, by M. H. Baillie Scott
by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

2.0 out of 5 stars The illustrations do not come out very well and in places the text is less than perfect. It really doesn't feel like a human has, 11 Aug. 2014
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As the description explains, this is a reproduction. The illustrations do not come out very well and in places the text is less than perfect. It really doesn't feel like a human has reviewed the quality of the page images. The actual content of the book is very interesting and worth reading if you want to get an understanding of some of the thinking behind the later part of the English Arts and Crafts movement; its a same the illustrations aren't good enough to be useful.


Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker
Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker
Price: £61.95 - £259.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 14 Feb. 2013
Simple, small, solid and easy to use. Battery life is good. Information captured is nice. I particularly like the sleep tracking. Negatives: you have to pay a subscription to get the advanced options on the website (I've already paid for the hardware!). The Android app doesn't allow the FitBit to upload data (that can only be done through a PC or iPhone). All in all, very good.


Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
by Scott Rosenberg
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.85

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 April 2007
Books on software and project management are by and large a dry bunch. This book most definitely isn't in that category. It is entertaining and engaging from start to finish. And written in an intelligent style that could to be admired for its own sake, but also well researched and illustrated with very well chosen quotes and examples. I was very impressed.

It covers the development of Chandler from the initial concept through the design and prototype stages and towards the first working releases. It details the dead-ends and false starts that characterise many large projects and tries to explain how they happened.

Along the way Scott explains a lot of the details of software design and development and its history in a clear and non-technical style. Definitely holding the "intelligent laymen" in mind he has written some very concise and readable descriptions of some fairly complex topics. Along the way he introduces some thought provoking points and even managed to clarify a few concepts that I thought I already understood (and I've 20 years of experience in programming!)


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