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

Ask the CompuScienceGeek?

Titus Brown recently blogged a question about how to organize the files used in a computational science pipeline: by project, by paper, separately, or someth...
March 14, 2012

An Observation

Someone asked me earlier today if it would be worth Mozilla’s while going to SIGCSE (the big annual computer science education conference in the US). I said,...
March 10, 2012

What’s the Model, Kenneth?

Over on rwxweb [1], Michelle Levesque has posted and dissected a diagram showing how various webbish skills depend on one another. It's an invaluable design ...
March 09, 2012

Our Indiana U Workshop Went Well

Our two-day bootcamp at Indiana U. on March 7 and 8 went well—while less than half of the people who registered actually showed up (more on that in a m...
March 09, 2012

I Resemble That Remark

Titus Brown's recent post "Top 12 Reasons You Know You are a Big Data Biologist" may resonate with some readers of this blog. I particularly like the idea (i...
March 07, 2012