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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ACM Student Research Competition

Via Jim Clarke, a link to the ACM Student Research Competition. The deadline for submissions to Supercomputing’07 is the end of July, and others are posted r...
June 29, 2007

Why This Site Is Sometimes Slow

I have figured out why third-bit.com crawls from time to time: this blog is being inundated by a wave of comment spam. I’m using the Akismet plugin to filte...
June 29, 2007

Girl Scouts Survey

Girl Scouts of the USA 420 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018 V 212-852-5049 F 212-852-6515 rfarmer@girlscouts.org www.girlscouts.org
June 29, 2007


Today I: Clicked the "submit" button on my first major grant application. Got my first copy of Beautiful Code (picture below). Sold a science fiction sto...
June 28, 2007