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

Ratios and Rework

It's been six months and a bit since we started working on Version 4 of this course, so I'd like to share two things we've learned about creating online tuto...
November 16, 2010

More Good Science

We’re starting to get feedback on Making Software, most of it positive (but some of it grumpy: “how dare your evidence contradict my cherished belief!”). Her...
November 12, 2010

On My Way Home

I’m on my way home after two and a half weeks on the road. I have missed Sadie and Maddie more each day—Skype video calls are a lot better than just phoning,...
November 09, 2010

Done In London

We wrapped up this week's class in London today: I think a lot of the students felt that they'd been in the wind tunnel most of the week, but the feedback wa...
November 05, 2010

University Economics

An interesting post from Carleton’s Prof. Nick Rowe about the economics of prof/student ratios (and other things). His exclusive use of male pronouns grates ...
October 31, 2010