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Installing Linux on a Dead Badger Paperback – October 15, 2007
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"Installing Linux on a Dead Badger" is the best zombie tech humor book I have ever read. Hands down. -- Blogtide Rising, November 1 2007
If you like your fiction with healthy doses of humor, horror, and computer in-jokes, this is definitely something you're going to enjoy. -- Lubbock Online, November 6 2007
Lucy is funny. There's no way to put a different spin on this, but this book is darkly, terribly hilarious. -- Everything 2, October 18 2007
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She lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a mentor in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can learn more about her at lucysnyder.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.
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That's not to say this is bad, and if you love this genre, this book will be more of what you love.
Fast paced writing and a short overall length will have you finished in a few code compiling sessions and will be guaranteed to leave more of a smile on your face than closing off tickets with "ID:10T error".
I'm a few pages in (Locations 80-90 of 797), and I'm already wanting to tear my hair out from the typos in this edition. There appear to have been at least one or two missing words so far, there's missing punctuation (e.g., opening or closing parentheses), and a lot of words that look like they should have hyphens are instead just jammed together (e.g., "gangreenfree"). So far, the text reads like someone rammed it through a cheap converter and didn't proof it afterwards to ensure it was properly formatted.
If you want to read these stories and are the kind of person who's easily distracted by errors, I'd recommend picking up a hardcopy until they push an updated edition of the Kindle version.
Note for parents: On the back cover it points out "Scattered Profanity" - and for a reason. If you are offended by profanity - or are buying this for a young teen you might want to consider that. The f-bomb is dropped at least once that I remember - you have been warned. Perhaps your local library might have a copy for you to look over before gifting?
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