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

Podcast with Jon Udell

Jon Udell recently interviewed me about Software Carpentry and related topics—the podcast is now on his web site.
January 13, 2010

Interviewed by Jon Udell

Jon Udell recently interviewed me about the Software Carpentry course and other things—the podcast is now available on the web.
January 12, 2010


Will the next Barbie be an architect, a computer engineer, an environmentalist, a news anchor, or a surgeon? Your vote could make the difference (and yeah, i...
January 12, 2010

Quiet Time

Two grad students in our department bought white lab coats over Christmas. When they wear them, it means that they’re “doing science”, and are not to be inte...
January 12, 2010

Google and China

“We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chine...
January 12, 2010