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 Principle of Least Precision

Another day, another attempt to formalize something whose utility lies in its informality. Rigor and precision have their place: if someone asks, “What’s the...
January 24, 2019

Leadership Training for Open Science

Many people in various open science communities have technical skills and good intentions, but no experience engineering structural change in organizations. ...
January 10, 2019

Not on the Shelves (2019 Edition)

I made progress on two book projects last year: Teaching Tech Together is now “done”, and JavaScript versus Data Science should be out some time in February....
January 06, 2019

Harper: Lesson Discovery and Aggregation

After feedback from several people, I have updated the proposal for a lesson discovery and aggregation system (now called “Harper”) and put it in its own pag...
December 30, 2018