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Recent posts

MathWorks Visit

I made a flying visit yesterday to the MathWorks (makers of MATLAB and other fine quantitative programming tools) to give a talk about Beautiful Code. It was...
May 01, 2008

Joel Is Feeling Grumpy Today

A grumpy but entertaining post from Joel Spolsky, ostensibly about “architecture astronauts”, that includes some choice quotes: ...this so called synchroniza...
May 01, 2008

Jeremy Is Seeking Information

Jeremy Handcock has posted a nice summary of his recent reading in information seeking. It’s a fascinating topic, and some of these papers are really intrigu...
April 29, 2008

An Interview with Donald Knuth

Interesting interview with Donald Knuth (highlights here): With the caveat that there's no reason anybody should care about the opinions of a computer scient...
April 29, 2008

"I Would Never Have Believed…"

It was a beautiful day yesterday in Toronto—warm and sunny, just perfect for strolling around the neighborhood and looking for a new home. And for stopping i...
April 28, 2008