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

Well That Certainly Got Some Attention

We recently posted a note on the Never Work In Theory blog about a paper presented at PLATEAU 2011 which reported that novice Perl users were unable to write...
November 01, 2011

D is for Digital

Brian Kernighan’s new book D is for Digital has arrived. As the subtitle says, it is, “What a well-informed person ought to know about computers and communi...
October 31, 2011

Looking for a Writing Space in Toronto

Years ago, a musician I knew had a studio near King and Bathurst. He wasn’t an early riser, so we made a deal: two or three mornings a week, I went in around...
October 24, 2011

Demand Fair Play for Fauja Singh

I just sent the following to adjudication@guinnessworldrecords.com; please add your voice. Damn birthers are everywhere these days…
October 24, 2011