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

An Uncertain Thing

I am pleased to announce that Volume 1 of my father’s book An Uncertain Thing: A History of Childhood in the Western World is now available, and that Volumes...
October 28, 2010

Feedback at UKMO

I've just finished teaching a four-day version of the course at the UK Met Office in Exeter. I think it went reasonably well, even if we did version control ...
October 28, 2010

ComputerWorld Canada Educator of the Year

I am pleased to announce that ComputerWorld Canada has named me the 2010 IT Educator of the Year for “…recognizing the application of innovative techniques a...
October 27, 2010

Making Sense

New catchphrase (with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky): Nothing in software engineering makes sense except in the light of human psychology.
October 21, 2010

Unfortunately Rather Dry

The Great Beyond has a post today about Canadian scientists creating a web site to get their side of the story across in the face of repeated attempts by our...
October 20, 2010