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

Four, Side by Each

Interesting post at Particletree comparing four web application companies: as David Crow says, it ain’t scientific, but it’s still a good read.
August 08, 2007

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