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

Who’s Cribbing Who?

Another entry in the “why didn’t I think of that?” category is Churnalism.com; as David Eaves explains, it compares “news” articles to a database of press re...
March 09, 2011

Usability of Programming Languages

Alan Blackwell’s course at Cambridge on the usability of programming languages has as its text a selection of chapters from a 1990 book on the psychology pro...
March 09, 2011

University of Toronto Venture Competition

http://uoftventurecompetition.wordpress.com/ is aimed at Computer Science students who want to try commercializing an idea this summer—give it a whirl!
March 09, 2011

High Tech That Looks Low Tech

These videos about climate change are great: they look low tech, with hand-drawn diagrams and low-fi narration, but I imagine a lot more work went into their...
March 09, 2011

Literate Programming

Last week's post about the tuple space programming model was so popular that I thought readers might enjoy a discussion of another beautiful idea that failed...
March 07, 2011