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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What’s Not on the Reading List

I mentioned yesterday that I maintain a list of books that haven't been written yet. Partly it's an exercise in sympathetic magic—if the reviews exist,...
March 29, 2010

Apple Makes The Government Look Good

Maddie’s third birthday party was today. After she went to bed, we uploaded all our pictures from our Canon into iPhoto on our MacBook, then selected the one...
March 28, 2010

Recommended Reading

I'm slightly obsessed with reading lists. (I even maintain a list of books that haven't been written yet, in the hope that it will inspire people to turn som...
March 28, 2010

Another Online Government Fail

I needed a long-form birth certificate to renew my daughter’s passport, so I went onto the Ontario government website, filled in the form, ticked the box say...
March 27, 2010

Online Delivery

As the announcement of Version 4 said, Software Carpentry is being redesigned so that it can be delivered in several ways. I want to support: traditional cl...
March 26, 2010