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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

How the Year Went

I wrote a post on New Year's Day about things I probably wouldn't do this year. Here's my score card: Turn Software Carpentry into a book: no...
December 06, 2015

Does the Stage Create the Actor?

A lot of coding workshops have sprung up in the last ten years, ranging from one-day events to teach people the basics of HTML to months-long internsh...
November 30, 2015

How I Handle Email

These are a couple of folders in my personal mail account: and these are a couple of folders in my work account: That come...
November 23, 2015

Advances

Alfred North Whitehead once said that civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking abou...
November 20, 2015