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

Grumpy Minds Think Alike

Ned Gulley pointed me at this talk by fellow-Mathworkser Steve Eddins that hits a lot of the same core ideas as Software Carpentry. Time to convert SC to a ...
February 14, 2008

Google HOP Wraps Up

Google’s Highly Open Participation project (a high school equivalent of Summer of Code) has just wrapped up, and the ten grand prize winners have been announ...
February 12, 2008

Hotwire Shell

Via Jeff Balogh, a pointer to Hotwire Shell, a free object-oriented hypershell inspired by PowerShell that runs on Linux, and is being ported to Windows and ...
February 12, 2008

Reviewing Markdown

I was talking to my software engineering class about code reviews last week, while simultaneously thinking about how to replace the wiki parser in DrProject....
February 11, 2008

Rebooting Environmentalism

Interesting piece on the changing environmental movement from Ross Robertson, via Ned Gulley.
February 11, 2008