Blog Archive 2008

2008-12-31: Mocked by a Bar Chart

2008-12-31: Ontario Energy Savings: Fail

2008-12-31: Time to Freshen It Up

2008-12-29: jsMath: Yay!

2008-12-29: Jumping Genes

2008-12-29: Profs on Facebook

2008-12-26: Things I'd Like To Finish In the Next 489 Days

2008-12-26: How Do You Determine the Health of a Software Development Project?

2008-12-24: Who's the Best 21st Century Teacher in Toronto?

2008-12-24: A Healthy Dose of Scepticism

2008-12-24: Diagnosing Home Network Misconfigurations Using Shared Knowledge

2008-12-24: 40 Years Ago

2008-12-23: Post-Mortem on This Term's Work

2008-12-19: Wikipedia or Perish

2008-12-18: But What Goes Wrong?

2008-12-18: Beautiful Testing

2008-12-18: Hacking the Rainforest

2008-12-18: Carl Zimmer, Faces, and Letter Writing Campaigns

2008-12-18: We Got Boinged!

2008-12-18: Oslo

2008-12-18: uTest's Bug Battle

2008-12-18: Science Lessons for Movie Makers

2008-12-18: How Far We Got

2008-12-18: Entry-Level Code Review Procedures?

2008-12-08: Monkeys, Bananas, and a Fire Hose

2008-12-07: How Scientists Manage Code

2008-12-07: Sold Another Story

2008-12-04: Python 3.0 is Out (But We're Not Using It Yet)

2008-12-03: I Had To Figure It Out Anyway

2008-12-03: Thanks, Blake

2008-12-03: Today Was a Good Day

2008-12-03: Advertising for "Bottle of Light"

2008-12-01: Game-Changing Results

2008-11-30: Igor, Connect the Electrodes!

2008-11-24: StreetKnit is Back!

2008-11-20: Getting the Science Right---Or At Least, Less Wrong

2008-11-20: Happy 25th Birthday, TurboPascal

2008-11-19: Watch This Space

2008-11-18: Need Some Help?

2008-11-17: Maybe If I Write About Them, They'll Go Away

2008-11-17: Science Lessons for MPs

2008-11-16: What Sciences Are There?

2008-11-15: The Family Has Landed

2008-11-06: Apologies to StreetKnit Readers

2008-11-05: I Honestly Didn't Think I'd Live to See the Day

2008-11-04: How Come I Didn't Know About FLOSSmole?

2008-11-02: 1731

2008-10-31: It's Not You, It's Me

2008-10-21: The Thesis Hat

2008-10-19: Two Others

2008-10-16: And Search Returns...?

2008-10-10: So Far Behind

2008-10-05: Another Check for Amnesty International

2008-10-05: No, It Isn't Photoshopped

2008-09-19: Another Use for Extensible Programming

2008-09-18: If It's on the Web...

2008-09-18: Risk Budget

2008-09-16: I Used To Make Jokes...

2008-09-16: Comments in JSON?

2008-09-16: Life? Don't Talk to Me About Life...

2008-09-15: REST APIs for Batch Operations

2008-09-15: How do I enlarge a fizzbar without overwriting the user's snibbit?

2008-09-14: Another Milestone

2008-09-11: Science in the 21st Century

2008-09-10: Student Projects This Term

2008-09-08: Start of Another Academic Year

2008-09-04: Science 2.0: the Future of Online Tools for Scientists

2008-08-26: Summer's End

2008-08-22: Married

2008-08-12: Winter Grad Course Evaluation

2008-08-12: Wrapping Up

2008-08-11: SciFoo, eGY, and Splitting

2008-08-07: Managing Meetings

2008-08-07: Putting a Face to a Name

2008-08-06: Tony, Dan, LanSchool, and Doing the Right Thing

2008-08-02: I'd Really Like To Draw A Picture...

2008-08-02: Where Design Fits In

2008-08-01: They're Breeding Like Rabbits

2008-07-30: Please Pay For Your Copy of "Beautiful Code"...

2008-07-28: Next Lecture?

2008-07-28: Home Stretch for Students

2008-07-28: This Week in Greg

2008-07-25: Name This Book!

2008-07-24: Fall Courses

2008-07-23: Badge of Reproducibility

2008-07-23: Quick Quiz to Measure What Scientists Know

2008-07-22: Belated Barbecue Photos

2008-07-22: Summer 2008 Logo

2008-07-21: Mail Traffic Over Time

2008-07-21: It Wasn't *Meant* To Be Funny, But...

2008-07-20: DrProject Status Update

2008-07-19: Badge of Honor?

2008-07-19: Just Another Saturday

2008-07-18: A Distributed Single Point of Failure

2008-07-17: Nick's Last Day

2008-07-17: Up On Stage

2008-07-16: We Should Have Built This For Them

2008-07-16: A Little Warm...

2008-07-14: Paraphrase

2008-07-09: Portrait of the Author

2008-07-09: Yes, Our Students Are Still Busy

2008-07-07: Consulting Course Fall 2008 Needs You!

2008-07-06: Traceability in Agile Projects

2008-07-06: What Code Are You Proud Of?

2008-07-05: Why We're Not Switching to Git

2008-07-03: But Dad...

2008-07-03: Another Good Lunch

2008-07-02: Current Projects

2008-07-01: Midsummer Resolution

2008-06-27: As We Head Into the Holiday Weekend...

2008-06-25: This Is What I'd Like To Be Doing...

2008-06-25: Another DrProject Design Question

2008-06-24: First Anniversary of Toronto Geek Girls Dinner

2008-06-24: Fell at the First Hurdle

2008-06-23: Navigating IRC Logs, Nested Forms, Et Cetera

2008-06-18: Where My Grad Students Are

2008-06-17: New Pics

2008-06-15: And One That Failed

2008-06-15: Another Sample Proposal

2008-06-14: CBC Podcasts

2008-06-13: What a Proposal Looks Like

2008-06-13: Another Week of Progress

2008-06-12: Where the Time Goes

2008-06-11: Feedback Time

2008-06-10: Determining When You Should Stop Adding Features to a Version is Hard

2008-06-10: Deleting Roles

2008-06-09: Directions

2008-06-06: Liz on the Web

2008-06-06: Faking Results

2008-06-04: A Surprisingly Small Piece of Paper

2008-06-03: Three Weeks and Change

2008-06-01: Three Weeks In

2008-05-29: More About Integrating IRC into DrProject

2008-05-27: Reminded of the Difference Once Again

2008-05-25: Interviewed by Jon Udell

2008-05-23: For Each, Replace

2008-05-21: Why Don't We Do This?

2008-05-16: File Under "Really Not Getting It"

2008-05-16: I Will Buy You Lunch...

2008-05-16: But I Was Gone Less than 48 Hours!

2008-05-15: Another DrProject Design Question

2008-05-14: On My Way to Texas

2008-05-14: What I'm Reading These Days

2008-05-14: David Ascher Has Nice Things To Say...

2008-05-12: Aaaand They're Off!

2008-05-09: Where Are They Now?

2008-05-08: Lucky 13

2008-05-08: We're Number Seven!

2008-05-05: Those Who Will Not Learn From History...

2008-05-04: Summer Indulgences

2008-05-04: Programming for Historians

2008-05-04: StreetKnit in the News

2008-05-03: At the Merrill

2008-05-03: We're Big In Japan

2008-05-03: "...But Nobody To Know What It Is"

2008-05-03: Stats on Founders

2008-05-02: A Question for the Class

2008-05-02: Code Review Coincidences

2008-05-01: MathWorks Visit

2008-05-01: Joel Is Feeling Grumpy Today

2008-04-29: An Interview with Donald Knuth

2008-04-28: "I Would Never Have Believed..."

2008-04-25: DrProject 3.0 Schema

2008-04-25: Design Never Ends

2008-04-24: Catch-22 / The First Three Minutes

2008-04-21: Crowded House

2008-04-21: OK, What Would *You* Draw?

2008-04-21: Someone's a Fan

2008-04-18: Zis Is Cursed, Zat Is Cursed

2008-04-18: Consulting Course Videos

2008-04-17: Introducing Stack Overflow

2008-04-15: Pogy Travel Crib

2008-04-15: Integration Irony

2008-04-14: SPOC

2008-04-12: A Rare Triple

2008-04-11: Feature List

2008-04-11: Alternatives to DrProject

2008-04-10: It Went Well

2008-04-10: Three Studies (Maybe Four)

2008-04-09: Global Intelligence

2008-04-09: Morning Routine

2008-04-08: Our Own Little DemoCamplet

2008-04-07: global awareness (with a small but useful 'g')

2008-04-07: More DemoCamps

2008-04-07: Schneier's Review of "Access Denied"

2008-04-07: Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

2008-04-04: What We've Been Up To (Revisited)

2008-04-03: Real World Data Causes Perl

2008-04-02: Summer Plans for Software Carpentry

2008-04-02: The Retractions Just Keep Coming In

2008-03-31: Meet the New Flaw

2008-03-31: Honor Where Honor's Due

2008-03-30: Old Dogs Are Suspicious of New Tricks

2008-03-28: An Unexpected Result

2008-03-27: Beautiful Code Panel

2008-03-27: Reality Tree

2008-03-26: DemoCamp in the News

2008-03-26: Nice Quote

2008-03-24: First Steps

2008-03-21: For The Record

2008-03-21: SciBarCamp

2008-03-19: StreetKnit in the Press Again

2008-03-19: Our Wee David's All Growed Up

2008-03-17: The Struggles of New Graduates

2008-03-15: Streetknit + Spins & Needles

2008-03-15: SIGCSE Day 3

2008-03-14: SIGCSE Day 2

2008-03-13: SIGCSE Day 1

2008-03-12: On My Way To SIGCSE'08

2008-03-10: New Sins

2008-03-10: 15 Year Old Error in Core Biotech Code

2008-03-08: Why Developers Don't Do Code Reviews

2008-03-08: Graduating 2007 CS Class Smallest This Decade

2008-03-07: Controlled Release

2008-03-06: Avenir vs. Ryerson

2008-03-06: A Student-Oriented Software Development Process

2008-03-06: 2008 Research In Action Showcase

2008-03-06: LearnHub Launches with Software Carpentry Front and Center

2008-03-06: Journal of Visualized Experiments

2008-03-06: Conservation of Happiness

2008-03-06: Beautiful Code Wins Jolt Award

2008-03-05: DrProject 3.0 alpha

2008-03-04: Bummer

2008-03-04: Writing Is a Drug

2008-03-04: Beautiful Code Panel at SD West

2008-02-27: Making the World a Better Place

2008-02-26: Scientific Groupware Revisited

2008-02-22: DemoCamp 17: Monday, Feb 25

2008-02-21: Teaching Python at the NRC

2008-02-20: Where The Puck Is Going To Be (Part 91)

2008-02-20: Today's Politicians Lead Boring Lives

2008-02-20: The Dog's Not Barking Again

2008-02-19: Six Books for a Canadian Winter

2008-02-19: Spolsky on Office File Formats

2008-02-19: February Code Sprint: Day 1

2008-02-17: Graduate Directions

2008-02-15: Building Filters

2008-02-15: Rationalizing the Admin Interface

2008-02-14: Grumpy Minds Think Alike

2008-02-11: Reviewing Markdown

2008-02-07: Yet More Weight Behind OpenID

2008-02-06: The First Check

2008-02-06: Another Reminder

2008-02-06: Congratulations to David Crow

2008-02-06: DemoCamp 17

2008-02-05: Girl Geek Dinners: Wed Feb 20

2008-02-04: You're Not Allowed To Use What You Learn In This Book

2008-02-02: Generating Elegance

2008-01-31: "Beautiful Code" at Google

2008-01-28: First Figure Out What You Want to Change

2008-01-25: Recycled Words: knismesis

2008-01-23: A New Home

2008-01-21: I Wasn't At CUSEC This Year...

2008-01-17: Where My Life Goes

2008-01-15: Structural Programming and Rational Metaprogramming

2008-01-12: And Speaking of Community...

2008-01-12: What "Community" Actually Means

2008-01-09: I've Been Amazoned

2008-01-08: Where the Puck Is, Part 5

2008-01-08: Apparently We're Doing Well

2008-01-06: Code Sprint Day 3

2008-01-05: Code Sprint Day 2

2008-01-04: Hippo Sightings

2008-01-04: Code Sprint Day 1

2008-01-02: One, Two, Three

2008-01-01: Bubbles

2008-01-01: Best of 2007

2008-01-01: The World Question 2008