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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Ned Gulley (of The Mathworks) has a great article up called “In Praise of Tweaking” that describes a wiki-like programming contest. An entrant’s score is ba...
September 17, 2007

Cafe Scientifique

4:00 on Saturday September 15th at the Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)
September 14, 2007

Google Summer of Code Wrap-Up

900 students, 1500 mentors, and an 81% success rate — kudos to Leslie Hawthorn and everyone else who made it such a success (again).
September 13, 2007

A Good Reason to Go Back to School

“Earlier this year, the University of Washington partnered with Google to develop and implement a course to teach large-scale distributed computing based on ...
September 13, 2007

The Best Electoral Offer Yet

If you’re wondering why electoral reform matters, take a look at the Green Party’s proposals, and ponder the fact that despite getting several percent of the...
September 13, 2007