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

How Dare They Hold Us Accountable?

According to the Great Beyond, several prominent British scientists have called for a revolt against new rules that require them to “include a two-page summa...
February 12, 2009

Fluid Kickoff

I discovered Jakub Linowski’s “Wireframes” blog a few weeks ago—it’s exactly the kind of thoughtful exploration of a micro-topic that I think blogging is for...
February 12, 2009

Brian Hayes Thinks Aloud

Brian Hayes writes a very engaging column for American Scientist on matters mathematical and computational. In a recent length blog post, he revisits the que...
February 12, 2009

Jason Cohen Thinks Aloud

Jason Cohen’s company Smart Bear makes a very nice code review tool; more importantly (to me, anyway), he’s the author of a very nice (and free) book about c...
February 12, 2009

History Is Written By The Victors

Via the Great Beyond: “Marie Mason was sentenced last week to nearly 22 years in prison for a 1999 arson…for conspiring to set fire to the Michigan State Uni...
February 11, 2009