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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Goodbye, Mum

In the end you think about the beginning. I remember sweaters so thick you could use them as blankets, each one made by hand. I remember getting blackberry p...
January 07, 2020


I woke up sick on Friday morning and spend that day and most of Saturday feeling sorry for myself. By yesterday afternoon I was going stir crazy so I decided...
January 05, 2020

A Model Experiment

A couple of years ago, I pointed out that no one has ever done an empirical study to determine whether version control is actually a better way to manage sof...
January 04, 2020


A previous post presented the Gini coefficients for contributions to 10 Git repositories measuring number of commits and number of lines committed. The two w...
December 31, 2019