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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The Doors Are Quiet Now

The cupboard doors in my mum’s kitchen always rattled when I opened them. Her measuring spoons hung on hooks on the back of the left door and her measuring c...
January 13, 2020

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