Archive for Books & periodicals

R.I.P. Phaedrus ……….


Robert Maynard Pirsig


September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017


An Inquiry into Values – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Book : Harley and me , by Bernadette Murphy

What can I say …..

For almost 3 decades I’m always carrying same 2 books with me , when going on any sort of vacation  – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé .

Nowadays , things are much easier – take any sort of modern (pocket) gadget with at least semi decent sized screen , and you’re good to have dozens of books whenever you want …… and I’m really digging that in my (hopefully) mid-life age , having no less than few dozens of books in my phone.

So , I read Harley and me , from phone screen,in two evenings during pretty busy week .

It reminds me of Zen , which is good – book as excerpt from someone’s life , brought in decent and honest form and style …… not bigger than life itself, which is first conditio sine qua non for any thing I could possibly be interested in,in my tender age of 49 😉 .

So , go buy it , read it . It’s that good.

‘Nuff said.


Harley and me

Bernadette Murphy


And , yes, as would R.P. say …

…… It’s not very factual on motorcycles……




Radiotron Designer Handbook 4-th edition



Proper PDF , with active menu .


This one originated from Pete Millet’s site

Download at PM


Download from my DB







Трудно быть богом

Hard to Be a God



Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein

es ist

Трудно быть богом


The Tannoy Story by Julian Alderton

It’s here !

My personal copy , after years of trying to buy it for sane amount of greenies ;

You can still find it ….. in at least dozen web book stores , but just as another book available only in Catalog , not in reality .

Here and there they’re popping up on Ama*on or E*ay , for anything between 30 and 350E , but you need either to be extremely quick or extremely dumb or both , to snatch it.


However , lucky and unworthy as I am , after several years of bawling , I got it … thanks to my own personal Wakoo German , known as Generg on Big Diya .


So , again , another Geschenk von Generg ……..

Vielen Dank , Herr Bethge !

After few quick glances , it seems as interesting reading ; 260+ pages in pretty small font, few dozens of pictures …… and tonight it will be just first of many nice reading nights …….



Tannoy story


 Edit few days later …….. finished very enjoyable reading ……

 What a ride !