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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Cross-Canada Undergrad Projects

Since 2002, I have run a course at U of T in which teams of senior undergraduate students do projects for clients from local startups, non-profits, univers...
June 30, 2009

Where Is Your (Country’s) Money Going?

The newly-launched Federal IT Dashboard shows where and how the US government is spending money on information technology. I want one for Canada—and for the...
June 30, 2009

Firefox 3.5

Congratulations to the whole Firefox team on the occasion of their latest release — and double that for welcoming students with open arms. W00t!
June 29, 2009

Who’s Getting My Business

We get our electricity from Bullfrog, which supplies power from renewable sources. I recently found their “Bullfrog Powered” list and their Green Directory,...
June 29, 2009

The Environmental e-Science Revolution

Steve Easterbrook has summarized some papers from a recent Royal Society workshop on how the web is changing the way environmental science is done. We'll be...
June 29, 2009