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Empirical Software Engineering Using R

A new update of Derek Jones' Empirical Software Engineering Using R is now available. At 283 pages, it includes an introduction to statistics, a...
May 08, 2017

Still Waiting

A couple of days ago, I went looking for a comparison of the architectures of various wiki systems. I wasn’t after a feature list–Wikipedia and WikiMatrix ha...
April 30, 2017

Ordering Jekyll Collections

Short version: I am offering a US$100 bounty for an implementation of ordering for Jekyll collections. To qualify, an implementation must be an addition to J...
February 25, 2017


I have resigned my position at Shopify because of the company’s decision to continue hosting Breitbart’s online store. I will start a new position with Rangl...
February 18, 2017

A Moral Equivalent of the Turing Test

Given recent discussions about how Silicon Valley CEOs are dealing with the Trump Administration, I’d like to propose a moral equivalent of the Turing Test. ...
February 06, 2017