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

A Week of Public Accountability

I’m three weeks into 2011, and two weeks behind on everything. Where does the time go? I'm supposed to be working full-time on Software Carpentry, but betw...
January 23, 2011

Scientists Aren’t Stupid: Software Is

Last night, Mike Bayer (@zzzeek) tweeted: Why are "scientists", who are so dramatically smarter than me, such dumdums when it comes to basic programming skil...
January 21, 2011

AOSA Update

The Architecture of Open Source Applications is in its final stretch (I hope). We’ve got most or all of what we need from: Asterisk: Russell Bryant Audaci...
January 20, 2011

MIT Rethinking OpenCourseWare

MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative was (and probably still is) the highest-profile "open and online" initiative in higher education. According to this article,...
January 20, 2011

How to Cite Software Carpentry

If you are citing Software Carpentry in papers or technical reports, the web site and the 2006 article in Computing in Science & Engineering are probably...
January 20, 2011