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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Accessible to All?

Back in the late 1990s, I volunteered for a while with the CNIB helping a young woman finish off her high school diploma. (She was already in college, but th...
November 18, 2011

Show Me the Data

I got mail from a colleague at a prominent US university yesterday saying (in part, and elided to protect the guilty): ...the graduate student representative...
November 18, 2011

Quantifying Installation Costs

A few months ago, I tried to quantify the cost of poor software skills. A recent post from Adam Klein gives is a good excuse to try to do something similar f...
November 18, 2011

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back?

The November/December 2011 issue of IEEE Software has a good article by Markus Völter titled, “From Programming to Modeling—and Back Again”. In it, the autho...
November 14, 2011

Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far

Heather Payne is smart, hard-working, and not afraid to dive into things she doesn’t know. Starting from nothing more than a tweet six months ago, she and he...
November 14, 2011