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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At the Merrill

The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy invites you to attend the 12th annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale, on Saturday, May 10 ...
May 03, 2008

We’re Big In Japan

I was very pleased yesterday to receive a copy of the Japanese translation of Beautiful Code, along with a powder-blue t-shirt bearing the names of the contr...
May 03, 2008

"…But Nobody To Know What It Is"

I received an announcement yesterday for a graduate student consortium at VL/HCC’08 on “Expanding the Benefits of Computational Thinking to Diverse Populatio...
May 03, 2008

Stats on Founders

Interesting paper on the demographics of American entrepreneurs: ...a larger proportion of tech founders are middle-aged, well-educated in business or techni...
May 03, 2008

A Question for the Class

To what degree (if any) are the software developers who wrote the code involved in this tragedy responsible for what happened? To what degree (if any) shoul...
May 02, 2008