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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In Search of Prior Arguments

A faculty member whose research involves building some fairly complex scientific software would like to make all his work open source. He is repeatedly havin...
April 17, 2012

Halfway Home

We're half-way through our current round of work, so it's time to start thinking about what we've accomplished, what we've learned, and what we'd like to do ...
April 17, 2012

GitHub for Education

In my experience, most teachers don't develop courses from scratch. Instead, they take whatever material is at hand, modify it to meet their needs, and then&...
April 17, 2012

Utah State University Wrap-Up

Our bootcamp at Utah State University finished earlier today—many thanks once again to Ethan White and his friends for hosting us. Here's what the stu...
April 16, 2012

We’re Neutral (but Not Really)

From Wikipedia: Open science is the umbrella term of the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquirin...
April 14, 2012