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

Practice and Experience

I just posted my first entry at the Beautiful Code blog, which is mostly a plug for the journal Software: Practice & Experience (one of the few I regular...
August 08, 2007

A Review and an Explanation

Scott McMahan says nice things about Beautiful Code, while Jonathan Edwards explains why he declined to contribute. There’s also this review at graphic-desig...
August 07, 2007

How I’m Doing

I wasn’t happy with the two courses I taught this past winter — too many distractions, too little preparation. The feedback on the Software Carpentry course...
August 07, 2007

None Are Open to the Public

Via Jon Udell’s interview of Lewis Shepherd, I discovered Intellipedia (yes, I’m late to the game). Through that, I discovered barnstars. No wonder I never...
August 07, 2007

Tattoo You?

Carl Zimmer is looking for examples of science tattoos. I suppose computer science would count — any of our readers able to help?
August 06, 2007