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Musing About Reorganization

I'm increasingly unhappy with the organization of this course. On the off chance that funding materializes and we're able to undertake a major redesign, I'd...
March 11, 2011

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