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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Grant Proposal

Rebuilding the Software Carpentry course is too big to do in anyone's spare time, so I've submitted a small funding application (included below). If you know...
September 22, 2009

More Readings for Gov 2.0 Students

Dan Bricklin (yes, the Dan Bricklin) thinks aloud about Microsoft Natal, Google Wave, and the future of---well, of lots of things. Vancouver's Open Data C...
September 21, 2009

Another Reason to Care About Provenance

A vice president at ETH is resigning today because of accusations of fraud. A key lab notebook is missing, retractions have been retracted, and according to...
September 21, 2009

Health Dashboards

Good post from John Halamka with links to healthcare dashboards for various districts in the US: San Francisco Marin County Sonoma County San Bernardin...
September 21, 2009

Want to Go to MIT?

Would you like to go to MIT? Or sit in on their first-year programming lectures (which now use Python)? Old news, but now you can: course materials and lec...
September 21, 2009