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

Glad We Could Help

I got email yesterday from Sylvain Thénault, one of the PyLint developers: I would like to thank you and the team for your contribution to the pylint project...
May 12, 2010

It’s Complicated

Mark Guzdial recently posted a short, thought-provoking look at women in CS in Qatar. As he says, it’s complicated…
May 11, 2010

Not Entirely Helpful

As a follow-up to the previous post, we’d like to evaluate the usability of our screencasts systematically. We know we’re not the first (or ten-thousandth) p...
May 10, 2010

How Do You Like Your Screencasts?

Over on the Software Carpentry blog, I’ve posted links to three trial screencasts. We’d be grateful for your comments: do you like the format? Is the video q...
May 10, 2010

Why We’re Self-Hosting

A couple of people have asked why we're planning to host and serve the content we're developing instead of using a combination of YouTube and Google Code, or...
May 10, 2010