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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Excel Isn’t Intrinsically Evil

Excel and other spreadsheets aren't intrinsically evil, but like any power tool, they can easily take off fingers when used carelessly. From Neil Saunders' b...
October 22, 2012

Why Teaching People to Program Is Hard

Update: it's clear from comments that I explained myself poorly in this post. We don't ever teach by starting with a big example like the one below—w...
October 21, 2012

Offline Rendering of WordPress Blog Posts?

I’d like to take a few tens of thousand WordPress blog posts and turn each into a standalone HTML page. I have the text that WordPress stores in its database...
October 16, 2012