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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Science is Beautiful

I've never understood people who find science cold or threatening---not when it comes up with things like this. To quote Primo Levi, "What a very few are ac...
December 07, 2005

Reversing and Podcasting

Want to know why I’m a programmer? Because everyone in my family is good with their hands except me. My siblings are a goldsmith, an occupational therapist...
December 05, 2005

One Useful Book, and One Less So

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then usefulness must be in the hand of the… of the… Hm. I bet that if I could come up with the right noun, that say...
December 05, 2005

How Do You Want to See Source Code?

I ran a post-mortem for this term’s run of the Software Carpentry course on Monday. Students gave me a lot of useful feedback, which I’ll post as soon as I ...
December 02, 2005