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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How Quickly Do Workshops Fill Up?

I had to compile some data on signups anyway, so here's a graph showing cumulative registration per workshop over time (counting from the day registration op...
September 06, 2012

Not Really Disjoint

The twinned discussions in bioinformatics about openness and software quality are heating up. A recent salvo on Gas Stations Without Pumps is titled "Account...
September 04, 2012

Free As In Pretty Much Whatever You Want

A couple of different people have asked us recently whether they can use our materials in their courses. The answer is an emphatic "yes": all of our slides, ...
September 04, 2012

Final Results of Demographic Survey

192 people have now responded to the demographic survey we reported two weeks ago. Results are shown below; I'll hold off posting breakdown by discipline unt...
September 04, 2012

Lifted by the Audience

I spent Thursday and Friday recording most of the material we've been using in workshops for the past six months [1]. One thing that kept bugging me was how ...
September 02, 2012