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

Thanks, Ryan

Ryan Feeley spent the day with us fixing up CSS for the new Software Carpentry slides and critiquing the look and feel of Basie and MarkUs. It was lots of fu...
June 22, 2009

A Going-Away Present

Phyliss Lee finished working with us this past Friday—she’s leaving next week for a year-long internship in Japan. To speed her on her way, the other summer...
June 21, 2009

Cathedrals and Limits

Two books that I’ve read and enjoyed recently: Philip Ball: Universe of Stone: A Biography of Chartres Cathedral. Ball uses the construction of the great G...
June 21, 2009

Convocation 2009

Congratulations once again to Carolyn MacLeod, Jeremy Handcock, and Samira Abdi Ashtiani on completing their Master’s degrees.
June 18, 2009