I read a lot, but I don’t always have time to read an article or paper as soon as I come across it. Instead, I add it to a folder in my Dropbox called “To Read”. Once I read something that’s in there, I move it to my “Already Read” folder, in case I want to search for it again. One trick I like to use is instead of bookmarking a site that I want to read later, I print it to a PDF and save it in my “To Read” folder for later. That way if the site goes offline or gets buried in a pile of bookmarks, I won’t lose it. Last night I thought it would be fun to make Interesting Technical PDF Roulette. I moved all of the PDFs in my “Already Read” and “To Read” folders into a directory on my server and wrote a simple page to serve you a random PDF from that directory. If you want to check it out, it’s here. I’ll be updating the list as time goes on. I also didn’t read protect the directory that they’re in, so if you want to wget them all, that’s fine, but if the bandwidth is really terrible, that probably means someone else is doing the same thing, so please be kind and try again later.

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