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Recent posts

SciPy and Software Carpentry

I’m flying down to CalTech this evening to give a talk on Software Carpentry at SciPy’06. There’s been a fair bit of traffic on the web site in the last cou...
August 16, 2006


Buildix (from ThoughtWorks) shows just how commoditized web-based project management tools have become. It’s basically Linux-on-a-CD with Subversion, Cruise...
August 16, 2006

Meyers on C++ Non-Books

Scott Meyers has an interesting article up about the five most important non-book publications in the history of C++. They’re all still interesting reading ...
August 16, 2006

CSC49X Participants to Date

As part of my ongoing battle with entropy, I’m trying to update and correct my list of who’s taken part in CSC49X projects I’ve supervised. The up-to-date l...
August 15, 2006

Google Code Jam

Google’s Code Jam is a coding competition with $165,000 in prize money. The schedule is: Qualification round: Tuesday, Sept 5 Round 1 (1000 participants)...
August 15, 2006