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.

Recent posts

Sloan Foundation Proposal Round 2

From our "better late than never" department: we submitted a proposal to the Sloan Foundation last August to create what we're now calling the Mozilla Scienc...
July 05, 2013

The Twelve Bar Blues of Open Science

Most musicians can play along with a twelve-bar blues once they know what the key and tempo are. Many kinds of scientific work are equally well struct...
June 19, 2013

Salk Institute Feedback

Preston Holmes recently posted a detailed analysis of his experiences helping out at our Salk Institute bootcamp. It contains a lot of insights, a...
June 17, 2013

Problems with Pandoc

People have been asking me to write the Software Carpentry instructor's guide in Markdown instead of HTML, mostly so that it will be easier for other people ...
June 13, 2013