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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Lost in Space

You probably haven't seen the 1998 movie Lost in Space, or if you have, you've suppressed the memory—it was awful. But I do know one guy who e...
October 27, 2014

British Library Courses

I had a chance to catch up with James Baker at the British Library on Friday, and discovered that they're running an amazing series of short classes o...
October 27, 2014

A New Lesson Template, Version 2

Update: this post now includes feedback from participants in the instructor training session run at TGAC on Oct 22-23, 2014. Please see the b...
October 23, 2014

Massuni Kickstarter Has Launched

I'm very excited that Massuni's Kickstarter has launched. They're bringing custom furniture design to the web: you can use an in-browser tool to d...
October 22, 2014

Beautiful Lessons

On May 17, 2006, I sent the following email to a couple of hundred programmers and computer scientists whose email addresses I had gleaned from the we...
October 20, 2014