Whilst I've been busy not posting, been entertained by reading ... finished "The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry" by Mario Livio ... half the way through the book, it started to come back ... the Abelian groups, incredible to remember them as I've not actually ever had to use them in practice, but anyway ... that was it. Now have moved on to my next concurrent set of books (i read a few pages of some of them every night, the most entertaining one or a "priority one" is coming with me on the plane for faster reading):
- "The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite"by Ann K. Finkbeiner, this is a very refreshing book about "underground science history" !
- "The IMS: IP Multimedia Concepts and Services" by Miikka Poikselka (Author), Aki Niemi (Author), Hisham Khartabil (Author), Georg Mayer (Author), not really reading this one, but just using it as reference for some work. I went to a course lectured by Hisham & Georg back in 2005, worth going just because I found Georg the most entertaining - his analogies and anecdotes make the concepts permeate!
- "TOGAF Version 8 Enterprise Edition Study Guide", OK ... i want to prepare for my TOGAF certification !
- "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature" by Steven Pinker; man this is a great book ! Problem is I find the concepts not really revolutionary - from my perspective it sounds mainly like common sense and as I read, I feel like "OK, great, but why is everyone debating this subject?".