Tim Gittos

I'm an Australian currently living in Austin, TX in the USA.

I currently earn a living programming, though I wouldn't call myself a programmer. If I had to attach a label to myself, I'd use the term autodidact.

I love learning, and my favorite things to learn about are programming, computer graphics, AI & machine learning, robotics, painting and creativity.

Books Notes I take whilst reading books.

The following are personal notes on various books that I read. They are not really reviews, though it should be possible to determine how I feel about a book by looking at the notes. Feel free to use these notes to help your own reading.

Book Notes: The ONE Thing

I find it hard to get things done because I'm always jumping from one project to another. This book promises to help fight that.

Last updated 30 Jan 2014

Book Notes: The Creative Habit

Creativity has always enchanted and frustrated me. I read this in the hopes of getting a handle on it.

Last updated 30 Jan 2014

Book Notes: The Launch Pad

After reading a post about a DIY Y-Combinator, I wanted to see exactly what goes on in YC. So I read this book.

Last updated 04 Jun 2013

Book Notes: The Sketchnote Handbook

Sketchnotes are a great way to visually record the analysis of a presentation. They are beautiful in and of themselves, but their real magic is in encoding a personal interpretation of presented material. This book goes into how to create them and gives tips. It also comes with a 70 minute video, which is similar in content to the book, however the live sketchnoting video is illuminating.

Last updated 24 Feb 2013

Book Notes: How to Read a Book

A good analytical approach to reading books with purpose. Readers for leisure need not apply. Although the author references scientific and mathematical works, the book shines when discussing how to gain meaning and understanding from books that are more concerned with the humanities.

Last updated 12 Feb 2013

Reading Log

Some books, such as fiction, don't really need notes taken. This is a log of these.