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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A Future Student

I don't know what we'll be teaching in 20 years, but I hope Tristan Davis will be there to learn.
April 09, 2012

Greener Grass

I've been reading Beneath Ceaseless Skies, an online SF&fantasy magazine, for about a year now. Most of the stories are pretty good, but there's a samene...
April 06, 2012

Titus Brown Finds a Theme

Titus Brown just posted "Big Data Biology — why efficiency matters", in which he explains the academic, practical, and algorithmic reasons why efficien...
April 06, 2012

Seventy Years After

On April 1, 1942, George Orwell wrote: Connolly wanted yesterday to quote a passage from Homage to Catalonia in his broadcast. I opened the book and came on ...
April 03, 2012