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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

D Is For Digital

Brian Kernighan, whose books on C, Unix, and programming design shaped the thinking of an entire generation of software developers, has a new book out called...
October 05, 2011

Revamping This Site

We have been using WordPress as a content management system (CMS) for Software Carpentry since the launch of Version 4 in July 2010, and while nothing in par...
October 05, 2011

A Buddhist For Three Weeks

I was a Buddhist for three weeks back in the fall of 1985. I had just moved to Edinburgh, ostensibly to do a Master’s degree in artificial intelligence, but ...
September 27, 2011

And Then…

Ellen Hsiang and I are pleased to announce that And Then…, our children’s book about life, the universe, and climate change, is now available for purchase fr...
September 22, 2011