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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

Eric Lander on Genomics

This lecture by MIT's Eric Lander is a great overview of where genomics is, how we got here, and where we might be going. "Biology as an information science"...
June 24, 2010

Another Example of small-p Patterns

A couple of weeks ago, I asked whether people would find an exploration of ways to count things useful. The consensus was "yes", so I've started drawing up n...
June 24, 2010

And the Winner Is…

Zuzel Vera Pacheco is studying how developers visualize SQL queries for her Master’s thesis project. She ran her last subject a few days ago, and yesterday d...
June 24, 2010

Chas Has Code!

The Google Summer of Code student I’m working with, Chas Leichner, has a working prototype of a two-pane folding editor for IDLE (the Tkinter-based IDE that ...
June 24, 2010

Another Quote from Mark Guzdial

From “Proving and Improving Teaching Programming Languages”: SIGPLAN Education Board has produced a report "Why undergraduates should learn the principles ...
June 24, 2010