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

The Britney Spears Problem

Brian Hayes’ latest column for American Scientist is now online, and he has posted supplementary material in his blog. The problem he’s looking at this mont...
June 14, 2008

What a Proposal Looks Like

I got word earlier this week that The MathWorks (makers of MATLAB) had approved my request for funding to spruce up the Software Carpentry notes, and find ou...
June 13, 2008


20 more rules for faster web sites (to supplement the original 14, which are in Steve Souders’ book High Performance Web Sites).
June 13, 2008

Another Week of Progress

Our students all seem to be making progress: Kosta Zabashta has posted a (rather quiet) screencast showing the current state of IRC integration. Your comme...
June 13, 2008