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

Cheaper Than Digging?

Steven Dale thinks we should build gondolas instead of digging tunnels. I know it’s unlikely to ever happen, but wouldn’t it be wonderful?
December 30, 2009

PyCon Dress Rehearsal on Feb 16

Mike Fletcher, Leigh Honeywell, and I will be practicing our PyCon 2010 talks at the Linux Caffe on Feb 16 — see the PyGTA web site for details.
December 30, 2009

Holiday Reading

Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA is a darning indictment of an "intelligence" agency that has an unparalleled half-century record of fa...
December 30, 2009

Osmosis is Just a Fancy Name for Failure

My last post linked to a PLoS paper by Dudley and Butte on developing effective bioinformatics programming skills. I asked, "How many hours do the authors th...
December 30, 2009