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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My Other Identities

I now have two blogs up at WordPress: one for the cross-country undergrad projects I’m coordinating (http://ucosp.wordpress.com), the other for Software Carp...
August 25, 2009

Announcing Basie Version 0.5

We are very pleased to announce the release of Version 0.5 of Basie, a lightweight software project forge built on Django that borrows many ideas from Trac a...
August 25, 2009

What Processes Do Small Software Teams Use?

As a follow-up to our paper on software project portals, Jordi Cabot has started a discussion at Joel on Software: ...the (small) teams building these portal...
August 25, 2009

Climate Change (Literally) on Trial

Via Nature’s “Great Beyond”, this story from the Los Angeles Times: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce...wants to put the science of climate change on trial... The...
August 25, 2009

Our Experiences Switching to Python

In response to a question about what it’s been like switching to Python as a first-year programming language, Paul Gries wrote the following. It might be of...
August 25, 2009