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.

Recent posts

The Science Code Manifesto’s Five C’s

The Science Code Manifesto comprises five core principles: Code: All source code written specifically to process data for a published paper must be availabl...
October 14, 2011

Running Partners

I spoke last week with a woman in her mid-twenties who is working at her first start-up, and would like one day to start a company of her own. I asked her wh...
October 11, 2011


Are you a talented programmer in the Toronto-Guelph-Kitchener area, interested in joining a startup run by one of the smartest guys I know that’s launching a...
October 07, 2011

Insufficient Purity Considered Harmful

Joseph Hellerstein, a professor in the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, posted an article on his blog a couple of weeks ago titled, “Is Teaching M...
October 06, 2011