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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

D Is For Digital

Brian Kernighan, whose books on C, Unix, and programming design shaped the thinking of an entire generation of software developers, has a new book out called...
October 05, 2011

Revamping This Site

We have been using WordPress as a content management system (CMS) for Software Carpentry since the launch of Version 4 in July 2010, and while nothing in par...
October 05, 2011

A Buddhist For Three Weeks

I was a Buddhist for three weeks back in the fall of 1985. I had just moved to Edinburgh, ostensibly to do a Master’s degree in artificial intelligence, but ...
September 27, 2011