Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Cathedrals, Bazaars, and In Between

Poul-Henning Kamp's article A Generation Lost in the Bazaar was doing the rounds on Twitter again last week. In it, he argues that the free-for-all ...
January 05, 2015

The Future and Funding of Science

I was talking with friends over the holiday about the future of science and how it might one day be funded. Since it'll be ten years before I'm proven...
January 04, 2015

Books You May Enjoy

I didn't read (or re-read) much in 2014, but I enjoyed these: Lauren Beukes: The Shining Girls Elizabeth Green: Building a Better Teacher David ...
January 02, 2015

Things I Won’t Do This Year

I've made and broken my share of New Year's resolutions, so this year I thought I'd do something different and make a list of things I'd like to do in...
January 01, 2015

Projects, Projects, Projects

We have updated our projects page with links to: things we're building ourselves, and things that our members are building. The ...
December 28, 2014