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

Where the Time Goes (Version 2)

Last November, I wrote a post about where my time was going. A lot has changed since then, including my workload, so here's an update: ...
June 14, 2015

Routinely Unique

Back in April, Jeffrey Chang wrote wrote an article for Nature in which he pleaded for those who analyze bioinformatics data to be recognized as c...
June 14, 2015

Reverse Engineering CSS

Software Carpentry's lessons are written in Markdown, then transformed into HTML using Pandoc which is styled using Bootstrap with a bunch of cust...
June 14, 2015

Eroded Away

Little by little, the subversive features of the computer were eroded away. Instead of cutting across and challenging the very idea of subject boundarie...
June 13, 2015

Warming Up for Version 5.4

It's time to start thinking about what should be in Version 5.4 of our lessons (which we plan to release in the middle of August to get us through to th...
June 12, 2015