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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"…more frequently begets confidence…"

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. --Charles Darwin As illustration, here’s a list of ten things non-technical users probabl...
September 04, 2010

In Praise of PowerPoint (sort of)

If all goes well, I’ll post the first eight episodes of the Software Carpentry lecture on the Unix shell later today. That will make this the most productiv...
September 03, 2010

Congratulations (and Thanks) to Allison Tew

As Mark Guzdial recently reported, Allison Tew has successfully defended her PhD thesis at Georgia Tech. For her thesis, she constructed and validated a lang...
August 26, 2010

Another Update on What You Want

Responses have slowed, so here are the final scores for the topics we're including (or thinking about including) in this course. It looks like the Unix shell...
August 26, 2010