Nick Black


This is a section for me to remember what I'm focusing on and keep up with books I meant to read but didn't finish.


  • Build a blog and write about what you are working on/learning
  • Play vim adventures

Currently working on:

Reading related to my growth in this field:
  • Hackers
  • Hackers and Painters
  • Outliers
  • Masters of Doom
  • Minecraft
  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • The Self Taught Programmer
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels
  • Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  • The Self Taught Programmer
  • Computing: A Concise History
  • Masterminds of Programming
  • Rebel Code
  • Black Hat Python
  • New Programmer's Survival Manual
  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
  • Breaking and Entering: the extraordinary story of a hacker called "alien"
  • Coders at Work
  • Life In Code: A personal history of technology
  • Gamers at Work
  • Coders - Clive Thompson
  • The Talent Code
  • Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digtal Age

Reading that got me into computers when I was young:

  • Secrets of a Super Hacker: Knightmare - January 1, 1994
  • Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace - December 1, 1995
  • Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier - 1991
  • The Happy Hacker: A Guide to (Mostly) Harmless Computer Hacking - 1998
  • Uberhacker! How to Break Into Computers - 2000