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

Thanks, Jamie

The warmup tutorials for our grassroots Software Carpentry course started this week, and we'd like to send a "thank you" to Jamie Winter at The MathWorks, wh...
November 28, 2009

Feedback on the Python Book

71 people have answered our questionnaire about Practical Programming. Here’s some of what they told us; I’ll summarize the questions about use of online pro...
November 26, 2009

Caesar’s Wife

Improving the way scientists use computers isn't just about making them more productive: it's also essential to defending the integrity of their work. Storie...
November 26, 2009

Writing About Reading

It’s been a busy three months—I was dropping balls left and right even before I got sick. In amongst all of it, though, I managed to get through a few books.
November 24, 2009