Books, Movies, TV Shows, and other random things

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Good overview of the progress in AI and automation, and its protentional and challenges ... read more

Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and The Chinese Dream

Excellent short, yet complete, intro to China's most successful new startup ... read more


Easy, funny and details-rich ... read more


Good detailed summary of the Bush years ... read more

The Martian

Saving Private Damon, in space, with science ... read more

Inside Out

Pretty clever ... read more

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Very detailed, excellent reporting, and very depressing. ... read more

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

If you played any of these games as a kid: Wolf 3D, Doom, or Quake, read this book. ... read more

Double Down

A sequal like all others ... read more

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — plus plenty of valet parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital

If you always hated Washington, now you have a detailed explanation for 'Why?' ... read more

باب الخروج

أهم حاجة لازم تفتكرها وإنت بتقرأ الرواية ديه هي إنك لازم تكمل للأخر ... إقرأ المزيد

Grand Pursuit: A History of Economic Genius

Long, difficult to read, but totally worth it. ... read more

The Price of Politics

Woodward paints a totally different picture of the same president he profiled before ... read more

Last Days of The Pharaoh

A look behind the scene during the last days of Mubarak's 30 years of rule over Egypt ... read more

Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives

Collection of stories about GOP members of the 112th Congress ... read more

Catching Fire

The Hunger Games, again ... read more

The Hunger Games

Good start, let's see how it plays out ... read more

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

I was only 100 pages into this book when I started recommending it ... read more

The Bridge

The Bridge is a good biography of Obama whether you already read another biography or not ... read more

The Big Short

Amazing Story, Beautifully Told
In the tsunami of the economic crisis of 2008, there’s a million story. I’ve read many books on the topic and they cover it very well. “All the Devils are Here” covers the history. “Too Big To Fail” covers the top guys on Wall Street and Government during the crisis. “The Big Short” tells the story of few people who, while not connected at all, saw it coming. Not only did they see it coming but also made ton of money off of it.
Michael Lewis have a talent for adding a human touch on a tough cold subject like economics and trading on Wall Street. He dives in the background of the characters deep enough to make us understand why they do what they do but not too deep to make us bored with characters that are not known to the general public.
I don’t really have many comments on the book itself other than the story is well told. I have lots of comments on the content of the story but I don’t want to spoil it. All I can say is, this is probably the closest an economic story comes to a horror story.

أوبنتو ببساطة

مجهود ممتاز لتقديم نظام تشغيل أوبنتو للمستخدم العربي المبتدئ ... إقرأ المزيد

In The Plex

Not a fan-boy book ... read more

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Must read for anyone concerned about the Internet ... read more

C# in Depth

Deep technical topic in a friendly tone ... read more

Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook

Michael Lopp is able to capture that thought in your head and articulate it on paper. ... read more

Obama's Wars

Story of Obama's strategic review of America's war of Afghanistan ... read more

Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

America (The Book) is a tough act to follow. ... read more


Overhyped ... read more

The Promise: President Obama, Year One

Liberal author really likes Obama ... read more

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age

Clay Shirky's ability to witness changes in our lives due to the Internet and social media, and support that with stories from all over the world is still great ... read more

بين الصحافة والسياسة

بدايات هيكل في الصحافة وعلاقاته بالسياسة قبل وبعد ثورة 1952 ... إقرأ المزيد

How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror

Reza Aslan digs deeper into history and gets to the roots of terrorism, religious violent movements, islamism. ... read more