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

Crunch Mode and Burnout

Several times a year, it seems, I send around the link to Evan Robinson’s “Why Crunch Mode Doesn’t Work”. This time it was prompted by students who are tryin...
June 15, 2009


Peter Saffrey sent email from Glasgow last week to say that he'd run a one-day course based on Software Carpentry. If you see other uses, please let us know...
June 15, 2009

Neylon’s Head in the Clouds

Cameron Neylon (a guest speaker at this summer's offering of the course) is putting together a paper for the new BMC journal Automated Experimentation titled...
June 15, 2009

Maybe AJAX Can Actually Solve a Problem

Over on the Basie blog, Florian has posted an idea about using AJAX to get around one of the most annoying problems in DrProject: timeouts during lengthy bat...
June 08, 2009