Weeknote for 10/3/2021



I finished Get Programming with Haskell unit 1. I’ve had to wrestle with a couple of questionable exercises, but overall the book is still good, and I’m looking forward to the rest of it. It will have to wait a bit, sadly.

Christmas labels


The time has come again to start on my secret gift labels for Christmas. I’ll work on them this week and then see if I’ve gotten far enough to put the rest off till after Haskell.



I’ve assembled some of my Victorian horror reading list. My Octobers have become Halloween and Christmas season at the same time. Here’s what I have so far:

  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton: “The House and the Brain”
  • Wilkie Collins: “The Dead Alive,” “The Dream-Woman,” “Mad Monkton,” “A Terribly Strange Bed”
  • Charles Dickens: “The Signalman,” “The Trial for Murder”
  • Amelia B. Edwards: “The Discovery of the Treasure Isles,” “The Recollections of Professor Henneberg”
  • George Eliot: “The Lifted Veil”
  • William Makepeace Thackeray: “Bluebeard’s Ghost”

These are British from mid-century. Next I’ll add some Americans from that period, Poe from earlier, and some others from later. I’ve also started listening with Wilkie Collins’ “A Terribly Strange Bed” and “Mad Monkton.” I’m thinking I’ll comment on the stories in batches like I did with the drone music project.



Barissimo French Roast Ground Coffee: 4/5. It’s darker than I normally go for, but I didn’t have to struggle to make it good.

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