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

Open Source at Seneca: W00t!

Seneca College (in Toronto) has just been awarded $2.3 million over five years for open source technology research. This is great news—congratulations to eve...
June 04, 2010

Learn a (Human) Language In Your Browser

Andrew Trusty (a grad student at U of T) has just finished his Master’s degree, and as part of that he built a tool called ALOE that helps people learn a for...
June 04, 2010

Nine Episodes

The reason this blog has been quiet lately is that I’ve been focusing on getting some Software Carpentry lectures online. I’m pleased to say that the first n...
June 04, 2010

Concept Map

While re-designing the Software Carpentry course, I have realized that we rely over and over again on some underyling concepts that are hard to capture as le...
June 04, 2010

Who Reports On The Other 97 Per Cent?

The BBC has posted a nice graphic of the latest Top 500 list of supercomputers around the world. It's pretty impressive, particularly if you're a Linux fan (...
June 01, 2010