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

Inbound and Outbound for a Day

My contribution to the #OpenInbox meme summarizing one day’s worth of email—in my case, February 28, 2012. There were 103 inbound (⇒), and 80 outbound (⇐). ...
February 29, 2012

Worth Reading, Worth Watching

The PLoS Computational Biology article "Ten Simple Rules for Getting Help from Online Scientific Communities" has a lot of good advice. Mark Guzdial's talk ...
February 29, 2012

Reproducibility Redux

A recent editorial in Nature, and a longer article by Darrell Ince, Les Hatton, and John Graham-Cumming titled "The case for open computer programs", are jus...
February 28, 2012

Frustration (continued)

It's been a frustrating couple of days. To recap, I want to convert our material from PowerPoint to HTML5 to make it easier for people to fork and merge, to ...
February 27, 2012

Badges (Finalized)

We have finalized our first set of Software Carpentry badges—with luck, we'll list the first set of recipients later this week. for people who comp...
February 27, 2012