The Gentleman’s Book Club Reads

gbooksThe Gentleman’s Book Club was inaugurated in April 2011 following late night deliberations during the count for the General Election of that year. After some discussion we settled on meeting in Smyth’s pub to share our thoughts on our first read. The location has remained our favoured haunt although we have on occasion strayed. Our numbers have remained constant and remain a very convivial 7 to today. December has become the month when we choose a ‘lighter’ read and gather to reflect on our reads of the year as part of a ‘Eurovision’ style ranking of the 12 reads of the year.

We remain vibrantly engaged with our reads (some of which have our brief reviews linked) which over the years include: Continue reading

Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla continues the missing manual series tradition of providing a comprehensive guide to emerging technology – technology generally in dire need of just such instruction. The Galaxy S II benefits from Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android Gingerbread. As such it’s currently at the pinnacle of the android field, offers a superb screen and speedy response. Nonetheless, as with other Android devices there’s much hidden power and without instruction most users will not benefit from many features without a guide to lead. Enter the missing manual. Continue reading