Archive for July, 2010

Harrington on Hold’em

Harrington on Hold’em by Dan Harrington and Bill Robertie Ask any serious No Limit Hold’Em tournament player what book you need to read, and Harrington on Hold’em jumps to the top of the list. Known as “Action Dan” for his tight-aggressive play, Harrington won the WSOP main event in 1995 and made the final time […]

One Knight Only

One Knight Only by Peter David Star Trek fans may recognize Peter David as the author of such books as Q-in-Law, Q-Squared, and Imzadi, but he has also written some interesting fantasy. In Knight Life, King Arthur is released from his imprisonment and, at Merlin’s behest, runs for mayor of New York City. In the […]

Almost There

Almost There by Mercy Me (Gospel / Alternative Christian Music) If you listen to Christian Radio, then you’ve heard I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me. If you haven’t heard it and you enjoy Christian music, then you must get this CD. If you don’t, listen to I Can Only Imagine; it might change your […]

Cryptography: Theory and Practice

Cryptography: Theory and Practice by Douglas Stinson This review originally appeared in the December 2003 issue of SIGACT News. For thousands of years, men have used codes and ciphers to communicate in secret. Historically, the security of a cryptosystem was based in secrecy: the enemy was unaware of how messages were being encoded, and if […]