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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Zimmer’s Visions

Carl Zimmer has a lengthy post on the future of science journalism that’s well worth reading. I have many of the same misgivings regarding writing about pro...
March 25, 2009

What I’d Like To Do Next

I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to do when I leave U of T, and I think I can use what I enjoy most about my present job—mentoring students—to make som...
March 22, 2009

Survey: Theory vs. Practice

A couple of profs (one in Sweden, the other in New Zealand) have put together a short survey to find out if programmers write code the way they’ve been told ...
March 19, 2009