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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Giving Ourselves Permission

There’s a line from Alan Furst’s 1930s-era spy novel Dark Star that has stuck with me: “We need people who can do good, and not get caught.” It came to mind ...
February 18, 2011

Scientific Computing Podcast

inSCIght is a podcast that focuses on scientific computing in all of its various forms. Every week we have four panelists engage head-to-head on poignant and...
February 18, 2011

Reddit on Scientific Programming

Nature's article on scientific computing has attracted 75 comments on Reddit. Some interesting ideas being kicked around; please go ahead and add your own.
February 17, 2011

I Want Their Software

This blog post about the Khan Academy might gush a bit, but the embedded video is a must-watch for anyone who cares about education. I really want their soft...
February 16, 2011

How to Contribute

Following up on yesterday's post, I have written a short guide explaining how you can help Software Carpentry improve and grow. Reporting bugs, suggesting c...
February 16, 2011