Adam Laycock

IT Engineer, Developer & Blogger

Adam Laycock

Adam Laycock

IT Engineer, Developer & Blogger

Recent Posts

24
June
2021

Improving Next.JS File Performance

Making this site run and build better.

15
June
2021

ADSync Service Missing on Server

The ADSync service is gone! How do you get it going again?

29
April
2021

Images with MDX-Bundler

Co-locate and bundle your images with MDX-Bundler!

12
March
2021

MDX Bundler with Next.JS

Using MDX Bundler with Next.JS.

18
February
2021

Next.JS

Rewriting this site in Next.JS

Currently Watching

This is Create.

This is what Minecraft Needs!

Looking forward to building contraptions with this.

Currently Reading

Rhythm Of War (Stormlight #4)

Rhythm Of War (Stormlight #4)

Rhythm of War is the 4th novel in The Stormlight Archive, Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy saga.

As with all Brandon Sanderson books, I loved it. I had the same concern as Oathbringer that as a middle book it was going to hold back and leave something for the finale but as before I was wrong. Rhythm Of War expands on so much of the underlying rules or Roshar. We see every side of the war and how it all interacts, the Rhythm of War.

I can't wait for the next book, and I'm very tempted to re-read the other books before the next one comes out. I found myself forgetting details from earlier books because of the years between reading.

Snow Crash

Snow Crash

Snow Crash is quite an old book (1992 is old now?) that I found a little underwhelimg. I've read some of Neal Stephenson's books before, Seveneves is still one of my favourite books, but this one was a little lacking.

Snow Crash is set in the not so distant future (more distant when it was written) where rampant capatalism has created loads of small countries and collapsed the federal/state arms of the US Government. Along side that there is the Metaverse and VR environment that users can connect to over the fibre network.

The Metaverse is a bit of a let down, I picked the book up because of it thinking I was getting another Ready Player One but unfortunatley not. It seems like the Metaverse is secondary to the plot, It could just have easily been a standard on screen MMO and given the same results. Although I am writing this 27 years after the book was written.

Having just read some of his latest work Snow Crash felt less polished and I suppose thats to be expected with its age.

All this aside I did enjoy the book and would reccomend reading it, Neal Stephenson has a habbit of writing very well researched and thought out books that are very intresting reads.

Featured Projects

useForm (2019)

The Book Lounge (2018)

Theme Options (2017)

PAC File Tester (2017)

Post Formats (2016)

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Adam Laycock

Adam Laycock

IT Engineer, Developer & Blogger

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