Archive for December, 2010

Some notes on style in Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind

I’m attempting to read Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind for the Liverpool One Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub. I’m finding it hardgoing. Perhaps some quotes from the text will help clarify why. He pulled more beer for Jake, Shep, and Old Cob, moving with an air of bustling efficiency. There’s a general overuse [...]

I know what I did last summer: YAPC::EU::2010 Pisa

So, on the train down to LPW, I came across my notes from this summer about YAPC::EU::2010, my 6th YAPC, and the first that I’ve helped with as an orga ;-) The general trend of YAPCs is to build on the successes of previous years, push the standard higher in some aspects, and to make [...]