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

Pictures in Pages

It’s still a lot harder than it should be to add pictures to web pages. I know, you think it’s easy, but let’s do a comparison: Modern desktop WYSIWYG edi...
October 23, 2009

Cryptography Isn’t Security

One topic that I've tried to include in this course a couple of times, without success, is security. I feel irresponsible not saying something about how to s...
October 23, 2009

Distinguished Lecture Webcasts

U of T’s Computer Science department is putting video of this year’s distinguished lecture series on the web at http://web.cs.toronto.edu/news/lectures.htm —...
October 22, 2009

Should Modeling Be Part of This Course?

Jon Pipitone has a good description on his blog of work the grad students in our department are doing to translate work in climate change into software engin...
October 21, 2009