August 20, 2020
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.
I gave away some of my childhood toys today.
I only vaguely remember playing with them,
but my mum hung onto to them for almost forty years.
We gave away som...
August 16, 2020
Video from my CarpentryCon 2020 talk
“How to Run a Meeting”
is now available online.
I hope it’s useful.
August 13, 2020
After receiving ACM SIGSOFT’s Influential Educator Award
I wrote that I haven’t actually had much influence
on software engineering education.
One sign of th...
August 09, 2020
There is a story (probably apocryphal) that shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed,
a fax arrived at the office of The Economist.
“Dear sirs,” it read,
August 08, 2020