John Stachurski

A brief self-introduction: I like mathematics and programming, which is good because they occupy most of my waking hours, along with some of my dreams. I have a book buying habit, especially when it comes to maths books. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, table tennis, camping, cooking, riding around on my F800R, playing guitar, hanging out with my family and drinking beer with my friends. Like my Dad, I am interested in world history and anything to do with the ocean. Like my Mum, I love hiking and mountains.

Favorite maths books

More favorite books

  • My war gone by, I miss it so; Anthony Loyd
  • The village; Bing West
  • Dr. Zhivago; Boris Pasternak
  • Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world; Haruki Murakami
  • The red badge of courage; Stephen Crane
  • Goodbye to all that; Robert Graves
  • Street without joy; Bernard Fall
  • A rumor of war; Philip Caputo
  • Fear and loathing in Las Vegas; Hunter S. Thompson
  • Critical care; Richard Dooling
  • White man’s grave; Richard Dooling
  • A bright and shining lie; Neil Sheehan
  • Shah of Shahs; Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • City of Thieves; David Bienoff
  • We were soldiers once, and young; Hal Moore and James Galloway

Favorite drinks

  • Beer, rum and shiso-flavored shochu (tantakatan)

Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Aliens

Best TV shows

  • The Wire. Next question.

Greatest songs of all time

  • “The Regulator” by Clutch
  • “Gullah” by Clutch
  • “Call me star” by All Them Witches
  • “Hard time killing floor blues” by Skip James
  • “Modern times” by The Black Keys
  • “Bright lights” by Gary Clark Jr.
  • “Wish you were here” by Pink Floyd
  • “Jail break” by AC-DC
  • “Fire coming out of the monkey’s head” by Gorillaz
  • “Bus stop boxer” by Eels
  • “Black heart” by Calexico
  • “Woman driving, man sleeping” by Eels
  • “Something to Say” by the Mud Suns
  • “Love Spreads” by the Stone Roses
  • “One bourbon, one scotch and One beer” by George Thorogood / John Lee Hooker

Greatest albums of all time

  • “Robot Hive / Exodus” by Clutch
  • “Blast Tyrant” by Clutch
  • “Strange Cousins from the West” by Clutch
  • “Welcome to Sky Valley” by Kyuss
  • “Chulahoma” by the Black Keys
  • “A Bothered Mind” by R L Burnside

Greatest band in the world

Clutch. Honorable mentions to Kyuss, AC-DC, Junior Kimbrough, R. L. Burnside, Green Day, Led Zepplin, Eels, Stevie Ray Vaughan, All Them Witches