Bruce W. Perry

Bruce W. Perry

Technical writer, creative writer, author

  • @fitnessforgeeks

Warren, Vermont

Areas of Expertise:

  • Fitness
  • nutrition
  • research
  • Java
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Bruce W. Perry has developed Java software and written both software and fitness books. He played college soccer in New York, then amidst a varied career in journalism and software engineering finished many road races and multisport events. He's since moved on to family life and recreational alpine hiking, skiing, and resistance training. After an unguided youth, the author hangs out weightlifting in gyms again, and climbs with guides now, recently Piz Palu and the Monk in the Swiss Alps, Mt. Whitney's Mountaineer's Route, and Mt. Rainier.

Fitness for Geeks Fitness for Geeks
by Bruce W. Perry
April 2012
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99

Google Web Toolkit for Ajax Google Web Toolkit for Ajax
by Bruce W. Perry
January 2007
Ebook: $9.99

Ajax Hacks Ajax Hacks
by Bruce W. Perry
March 2006
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook
by Bruce W. Perry
January 2004
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

AppleScript in a Nutshell AppleScript in a Nutshell
by Bruce W. Perry
June 2001
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Bruce W. blogs at:

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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"It's packed with facts and common sense in a lively, readable format geeks will find readily accessible - and far superior to the many health guides that assume an active life and prior familiarity with fitness concepts."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, July 2012, Volume 7, Number 7

"A great read for people who are looking to get healthier in life as it relates to exercise, eating better, and getting enough rest. If you are looking for reasons and ways to get healthier, take a look at this read, whether you are a geek or not."
--Danny M., Book Bargains and Previews

"The information is important, and the author makes it interesting, if not, fascinating."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"Everyone is, or should be, concerned with their health. This book provides a large amount of useful information that could well be of assistance in ensuring that one goes the right way in getting and keeping oneself healthy."
--Adrian Morant, GadgetSpeak

"If you're a little out of shape (and, let's face it, most of us are) then I'm sure you'll find this book useful."
--Dave Cross, dave.org.uk

"A serious message wrapped in an easy to approach read. "
--Brian Palmer, thewashingmachinepost.net

"Even if you find just a few things that end up working for your family, I think the time spent reading this book will be well worth your effort."
--Dana Hinders, LoveToKnow Crafts

"Many a professional fitness manual aimed directly at the cyclist is written in a language and style that the author feels will impart a suitable degree of gravitas to the proceedings. Perish the thought that we might consider the contents to be optional. Bruce perry is of the polo shirt, jeans and trainers school of thought, offering a thoroughly relaxed and conversational tone even when discussing particularly complex subjects. "
--Robert Millar, thewashingmachinepost.net

"If you’re the type that loves to read manuals, you’ll dig this book! It is packed with information from how to use equipment to what vitamins to take. There’s a lot of research in this book and favorite fitness apps from Perry. "
--Teri Knight, 15 with the Author

"If you’re a serious athlete or want to know as much as you can about fitness and health, take a look at Fitness for Geeks. "
--Elisa Pacelli, MyMac

"Definitely a book to pick up, especially if you really don't like reading books about how you are doing everything wrong. This is more of a book to take you from your chair to the world outside and how to go back to your roots. An exceptional read."
--Manda Tippit, inRandom

"As I finished reading this book, I was amazed at how much I learned about human physiology. At the same time, I was also amazed at how much I didn't know about the inner workings of the human body. Knowledge is power, and for this reason I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health (Geek or not)."
--Dad's Dish Retro Blog, dadsdish.blogspot.com

"Overall, this book is an outstanding resource. It’s well written and clearly well researched, and the author knows what he’s talking about. The information on nutrition and nutrients is especially good, and much easier to understand than many similar books. The web sites, apps, links and other resources are excellent for their purpose and there are plenty of opportunities to find other resources on your own."
--Marte Brengle, 7 Tutorials

"The book is a scientific analysis of many common health principals, but it’s written in a way that even non-geeks will enjoy."
--DietPlan, dietplanworkout.com

"A refreshingly non-squishy take on fitness for the rest of us, appealingly neutral and unusually results-based."
--Jessica Bryce Young, Orlando Weekly

"Fitness For Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health by Bruce Perry is a good reference for explaining optimal strategies for fitness, supplements, the eating regimen, and much more. The author extols the virtues of eating whole unprocessed food, exercise, using tracking metrics, sleep, de-stressing, and other lifestyle tactics like saunas."
--Dr. Joseph S Maresca, Blogcritics Books

"The book differs from other fitness books in that you’re not going to find one specific diet to follow or one particular workout routine to perform. Instead, Perry uses the book to educate geeks by talking to us on our terms and understanding that we often want as much detail as possible so that we can make our own decisions rather than have one provided to us."
--James Floyd Kelly, Wired.com

"Fitness for Geeks tells us that our mental and physical operating systems evolved over millions of years to be hunters and gathers. Very recently we have adopted TV and computers, and have become a nation of chair sitters. Fitness for Geeks gives us the information we need to decide what to do about it."
--Hartley J. Jackson, Amazon.com

"Just in case you got bored while reading about the need for Vitamin D, Perry interjects spotlight conversations with professionals, pro-tips, and focused, mini discussions on topics like the positive effects of fasting, the details of the Paleo diet, and sample professional exercise routines that are easily adaptable. "
--Lynn Root, PyLadies

"It's amazing what's being done to marry mobile technology and fitness in order to give you a much richer information experience."
--Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, www.duffbert.com