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

Performance Anti-Patterns

This article, by Sun's Bart Smaalders, describes ten common performance mistakes software developers make. One example:
March 08, 2006

New Look for python.org

The official Python web site finally has a new 21st Century look. Guess that means I'll have to update Third Bit some time soon ;-)
March 08, 2006

Web Server Programming Lecture Is Up

The lecture on server-side programming is up: if you think it should be split into two parts, please let me know. That leaves only three to go (XML, securit...
March 06, 2006

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

This diagram from Joey de Villa is the best explanation I’ve seen yet of the differences between Web 1.0 and 2.0: Web 1.0 Web 2.0
March 06, 2006