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Recent posts

The Case Against Peer Review

Cameron Neylon recently made the case against peer review once again; the dialog near his posting's end is too accurate to be funny. In this light, calls fo...
January 26, 2011

Software Carpentry Sprint in July

Well this was a nice birthday present: the Python Software Foundation announced today that they will provide some support for a Software Carpentry sprint in ...
January 26, 2011

A Week of Public Accountability

I’m three weeks into 2011, and two weeks behind on everything. Where does the time go? I'm supposed to be working full-time on Software Carpentry, but betw...
January 23, 2011

Scientists Aren’t Stupid: Software Is

Last night, Mike Bayer (@zzzeek) tweeted: Why are "scientists", who are so dramatically smarter than me, such dumdums when it comes to basic programming skil...
January 21, 2011

AOSA Update

The Architecture of Open Source Applications is in its final stretch (I hope). We’ve got most or all of what we need from: Asterisk: Russell Bryant Audaci...
January 20, 2011