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Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
Candidate List Complete

The Candidate List is Complete

I've finished my initial construction and analysis of the candidate book list, the first step getting down to the final list of fifty books. Here are the statistics.
Paper or Plastic

Paper or Plastic?

I'm a traditional guy. I like cars without power windows, entry-level lights and decorations on my Christmas tree, and situation comedies that actually contain comedy.


A web site for those who prefer to have live changed in teacup sips.
Categorize or Bust

Categorize or Bust!

Once I have basic data on every book, I will start tossing out great works by the hundreds.
James Dean

Portrait of the Künstlerroman as a Young Man

People who classify books professionally have developed some predefined categories that cover many fictional works, some obviously made up just for laughs.

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Encyclopedia Brown, RIP

Donald J. Sobol, author of the beloved Encyclopedia Brown children's mystery book series, passed away last week at the age of 87.
Succumbing to our Fears

Succumbing to our Fears

Banned Books

Banned Books Week

Unfair Wages

We Want Unfair Wages

There Is a God

Review: There Is A God