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

City of Toronto Releases New Data Sets

Longtime readers will recall that I ran an open government/open data course at the University of Toronto last fall. I wasn’t able to stay as involved as I wo...
July 18, 2010

Jon’s Notes on G20

Jon Pipitone, who was once a student of mine and is now a friend, volunteered with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an observer during G20 in Toro...
July 18, 2010

An Interview with Hans Petter Langtangen

Our latest interview is with Hans Petter Langtangen, author of two books for scientists about Python (and a lot more). Tell us a bit about your organization ...
July 18, 2010

A Gentle Introduction

Via several routes, I've been pointed at MIT Open CourseWare's "A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python", as taught by Sarina Canelake in January 2...
July 18, 2010