Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is here!

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Traffic jams. Automatic flush sensors. Sharp plastic packaging.
Who’s behind it all?
Hold on to your tin-foil hat and beware the alligators
as you explore a sewerload of absurd conspiracies.

Granola mom Lynn Grady is on assignment as restaurant critic Our Zen Gourmet when a hostile phantom voice invades her head. A stranger appears and, after blocking the voice with an improvised tin-foil hat, recruits Lynn for a hydroponic-farm-to-fork tasting gig. But a surprise attack by armed French waiters plunges her into a high-tech underground war—against her grunge-star ex‑husband—with her teenage daughter at stake. Lynn learns that urban legends are not what they seem as she uncovers a pervasive (and entertainingly plausible) consumer products conspiracy.

The Urban Legion warps your world in a funhouse mirror.
Food courts and airport restrooms will never be the same.

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Universal truths are independently discoverable

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Just got a nice note from David Kohanbash with a pointer to his blog entry on debugging. He was going to post his own rules on debugging, but then found the DebuggingRules! poster and decided to organize his thoughts around that, without having read the book (it was on order.) Very interesting to read–he gets it right (at one point even quoting the same Sherlock Holmes line that I use).

I guess this shows that universal concepts are independently discoverable.

And once he got the book, he confirmed all this, and highly recommended it. So, thanks for the plug, David!

Good company

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I stumbled on a blog post about teaching debugging in schools, which referenced this review of four debugging books. In the summary, the author, John Regehr, said, “Agans’ book is The Prince or The Art of War for debugging”.

I can only hope Debugging will still be a valuable reference 500 years from now!