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

What Is Open Science?

Over at the OpenScience Project, Dan Gezelter is trying to define what "open science" means. He thinks there are four key points: Transparency in experiment...
August 03, 2009

Rails Freelancing Handbook

Yet more evidence that Mike Gunderloy must have cloned himself several years ago—how else to explain how much he gets done, and how quickly? His new Rails F...
August 03, 2009

Slides from Science 2.0

Slides from the Science 2.0 symposium held on July 29 as part of the Software Carpentry course are now available online. Video of the lectures will follow s...
August 03, 2009

Next Steps

It's clear from Friday's end-of-course review that the course needs shaking up. Before that starts, though, there's a higher-level question to answer: should...
August 02, 2009


Today was the last day of the course, so we spent the morning talking about what had gone well and what had not. The high and low points were: Good The cour...
August 01, 2009