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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

Title: You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
Rating: 5
Author: Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
ISBN: 978-0-743-28894-1
Pages: 336
Format: paperback
Started: 2012-03-21
Finished: 2012-04-08

Another book about ADD/ADHD. This one is chock full of information, all directed towards living successfully with ADD. The more I learn about this, the more I understand how lucky I am to have learned successful coping mechanisms early on in life, and that my ADD is very mild compared to many.

Standard of Honor

Title: Standard of Honor
Rating: 4
Author: Jack Whyte
ISBN: 978-0-399-15429-4
Pages: 614
Format: hardcover
Started: 2012-03-19
Finished: 2012-03-25

The second of a “trilogy-in-the-making”. I enjoyed this one as much as the first. Not as much of a mystery, this one builds on the main character and his ideas of honour and how they are challenged throughout his life.

IPv6: The future is now!

I've been intrigued and learning about IPv6 for somewhat over a year now, and I started implementing and using it on my home LAN for some six months ago When I first started to implement it, I discovered that the Linksys WRT610n wireless router I was using as the network's main router has a half-assed implementation of a IPv6 tunnel. Normally I wouldn't print anything approaching such profanity on my web site, but it is the perfect description of what Linksys (Cisco) did: They made the router firmware so that a 6to4 tunnel is enabled, but they didn't document it, nor did they give the user the option of disabling it as part of the normal web interface. In my opinion, that merits the “half-assed” moniker.

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Title: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
Rating: 5
Author: Russell A. Barkley, PhD with Christine M. Benton
ISBN: 978-1-60623-338-2
Pages: 294
Format: paperback
Started: 2012-03-06
Finished: 2012-03-13

This book takes a very pragmatic approach, and has lots of helpful information. I plan on buying a copy, because it's more of a long-term workbook approach, covering different facets of life and how ADHD affects them and how to work with each.

The Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD

Title: The Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD
Rating: 5
Author: Carole Jacobs and Isadore Wendel, PhD, MSCP
ISBN: 978-1-60550-999-0
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Started: 2012-03-01
Finished: 2012-03-09

Another book with helpful information about ADHD. This one has more details about learning to successfully adapt to having ADHD and treating it (also it's more recently published, so it covers some treatment advances). I like that it has information and advice for family members in dealing with a loved one who suffers from ADHD.


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