Is this book perfect? No. The plot meanders a bit, it turns into a monster hunter story in the middle, the author has more words for black and dirty than the average inhuit has for snow, but... it's still very, very, very good.
I am a big fan of GoodReads a social network for people who read books.
I read a lot, and I like that I can see what other people think before starting a book, and I can put my short reviews, and I can see what I have been reading, and lots more.
In fact, goodreads is going to be a big part of a project I am starting with some PyAr guys.
One thing I have been lazy about is adding my book list to goodreads, because it's a bit of a chore.
Well, chore no more!
Here's how to do it, the hacker way...
Get a cheap webcam
Get a book
Get a 7-line python program (included below)
Cute, isn't it?
Here's the code:
import os p=os.popen('/usr/bin/zbarcam','r') while True: code = p.readline() print 'Got barcode:', code isbn = code.split(':') os.system('chromium http://www.goodreads.com/search/search?q=%s'%isbn)
Because it worked once, let's do it again. I have just set a completely arbitrary, and probably too early date for the release of the first english Issue of "PET: Python Entre Todos" magazine.
The english version is called PET, which means "Python Entre Todos: English Translation".
It will have the same contents as the first spanish Issue and... it will be the last Issue done like this.
From now on, both versions will be published at the same time, if we can.
So, there will be a very short gap between the english first Issue and the second one (less than a month, we hope).
So, stay tuned