Welcome! Technology books become obsolete quickly, so let’s make best use of them while they are new. BlinkMonitor helps you notice the arrival of new books (use the RSS feed). It also helps you locate books by using a classification system that is simpler than the libraries’. And maybe you will like the 5-star books as much as I do.
The books mentioned at this site are generally from the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). Follow the link into the library site, place a hold online, then pick it up at your local branch.
OPL gets many new books each year; I only mention the ones I like. The best ones get a 5-star rating, but you won’t see many with 4 or 3 stars because I did not get around to it yet. OPL’s tech books are mostly about software, and unfortunately there is not much about electronics, biotech, or nanotech.
You can support BlinkMonitor at no cost to you. When you follow a link to Amazon from BlinkMonitor and buy something, a portion of the price is contributed to BlinkMonitor. It does not matter what you bought, as long as your Amazon session started from BlinkMonitor. Contributions go toward the power bill, and any surplus goes toward the education of some youngsters.
Experimental: use your mobile or smartphone to view this site. You should see an RSS like list of the most recent items, but no tag cloud.
BlinkMonitor is written and maintained by Rick Leir to help out the Ottawa tech community. If it is useful to you, I would like to hear from you. Also, do you have ideas on how can we extend this site to other libraries, in other cities?