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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A few weeks ago, I asked for pointers to something that would translate 400-odd partial paper citations (usually just author names and paper titles) into ful...
December 13, 2009

Peter Watts Needs Your Help

Toronto-based science fiction writer Peter Watts was beaten and arrested by US border guards, and is now facing a long court fight. Please help if you can.
December 11, 2009


I’d like to start playing the sax again. I’d also like to get to the gym a couple of times a week, and write some more children’s books, and tear up the pav...
December 11, 2009