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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Well, That Was Weird

It’s amazing what you can learn when you don’t have cable TV: peaceful.com says "coming soon". joyful.com is a one-man software shop. At least he's Irish....
January 26, 2012

The Big Picture

I'm trying to be systematic about re-designing the core curriculum of Software Carpentry. So far, I've identified 11 common questions: Q01: How can I writ...
January 25, 2012

21st Century Textbooks

Apple’s announcement, blah blah blah—I think Audrey Watters’ “Apple and the Digital Textbook Counter-revolution” sums it up best. So what should a “textbook”...
January 24, 2012