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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The Baby Just Kicked!

I am thrilled — just thrilled — to report that the baby just kicked Sadie in the squishy bits. There have been nudgings before, but this was the first unequ...
October 20, 2006

Award Winners

Several CSC49X students (past and present) are to be honored at the department’s award ceremony next week: congratulations to Olga Vesselova, Maria Khomenko,...
October 20, 2006

Why Software Projects Are Always In Crisis

Once you’ve gone mountain biking, i’s hard to get excited about riding a kid’s tricycle. If you spend a lot of your time putting out fires, it’s hard to get...
October 18, 2006

The Last of September’s Reading

In the years leading up to the First World War, French military doctrine held that the élan of their troops—their superior fighting spirit—was guaranteed to ...
October 17, 2006

CSER, Privacy, Agility, and Games

I spent Sunday at a workshop organized by the Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER). The theme was “empirical software engineering”, a subfield...
October 16, 2006