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==Nonfiction==
==Modern UNIX Programming==
* Fill in [[:Category:Computer_Science_Eponyms|computer science eponym list]], market as a phatty ''Dictionary of Ideas'' or ''Binet's Reader's Encyclopedia''-like deal
* An update to Stevens+Rago ''(update 2016: there's a recent 3rd edition of APIUE, so maybe this is handled)''
 
==Hacking the Planet! with [[Notcurses]]==
* A [[HTPwN|guide]] to the use of [[Notcurses]] to make vidid TUIs
 
==The Finest Machine==
[[File:Kickstarter.png|thumb|right|(Not) Funded on Kickstarter]]
''The Finest Machine: The Science and the Joy of Computing''.
* Computing from the ground up, beginning with formal systems and moving up through information theory, VLSI, [[Architecture|microprocessors]] and [[Programming Language Theory|programming languages]].
* Failed [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickblack/the-finest-machine Kickstarter project]
* [[media:Machines-ToC.pdf|Table of Contents]]
 
==Nascent Nonfiction==
* Fill in [[Computer_science_eponyms|computer science eponym list]], market as a phatty ''Dictionary of Ideas'' or ''Binet's Reader's Encyclopedia''-like deal
* (major and semi-esoteric) [[Trees]]. A chapter on each, kinda like ''The Periodic Kingdom''
* (major and semi-esoteric) [[Trees]]. A chapter on each, kinda like ''The Periodic Kingdom''
* A guide to low-latency, high-throughput I/O on UNIX and Windows, with an emphasis on API's
* A guide to [[Fast UNIX Servers|low-latency, high-throughput I/O]] on UNIX and Windows, with an emphasis on APIs
* [[CS GRE|Computer Science GRE]] exam prep
* [[CS GRE|Computer Science GRE]] exam prep
* Definitive biography of von Neumann (as of 2009, the three major ones are all garbage)
* Definitive biography of von Neumann (as of 2009, the three major ones are all garbage)
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** Everything from the input power to the output LEDs
** Everything from the input power to the output LEDs
** Creative Commons license
** Creative Commons license
===The Finest Machine===
* '''Peak CUDA''': A guide to NVIDIA microarchitecture and programming for peak on [[CUDA]]
''The Finest Machine: The Science and the Joy of Computing''. Computing from the ground up, beginning with formal systems and moving up through information theory, VLSI, microprocessors and programming languages.
* '''ATLympics''', a short, poppy history/analysis of the 1996 [[Atlanta]] Olympic Games
* [[File:machines-ToC.pdf|Table of Contents]]
 
==Nascent Fiction==
* ''Twilight's Simulacra'', a novel
* The Annotated ''[http://www.amazon.com/The-Illuminatus-Trilogy-Pyramid-Leviathan/dp/0440539811 Illuminatus!]''
** someone might [http://www.rawillumination.net/2011/09/proposal-for-illuminatus-reference-book.html already] be doing this
* The Annotated ''[[Southland Tales]]''


==Fiction==
==Notes on publishing with Amazon==
* ''Maximum Scrunch'', a novel
===Margins===
** the title comes from Hans Bethe's ''Road from Los Alamos'', referring to the conditions at which implosion turns to explosion in a supernova's core collapse
* Inner margins (that margin next to the binding): .375--1in, depending on page count
* Outer margins: minimum .25in, recommended .5in