Archive for the ‘Books’ Category


2023 was a better year than 2022 for my Goodreads ‘To Read’ list, with 24 books out of an initial 12 book target read. I still have more than 300 books left in the list, so it might be time for a pruning. 2024 is also also going to be the year of revival for […]


2022 was an even busier year than 2021, so a book per month is what I could manage, as expected. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2022 The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity […]


2021 was a busy year, but I managed to read the 52 books that I had planned for 2021. As my new firm – Auxcube – started operations with full force in October, so 2022 looks like a year with twelve books to read. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2021 I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett tagged: […]


I met my reading goal of a book each week this year as well, thanks mainly to Terry Pratchett’s punny Discworld books. I had been putting them off for a couple of decades, so 2020 was the year it had to happen. I also managed to write an actual article after many many years, and […]

Installing Microsoft Reader on Linux (and why Microsoft Reader rules)

As I suddenly found myself using Linux as my primary OS last year, I had to do something about my bookworm’ey itch, and tried a few solutions to the lack of Microsoft Reader on Linux. I tried using a second computer as my “book computer” – 50 minutes of work, one chapter of a book […]