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.

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Formatting Functions

I’ve written and edited a little over two million words of computer-related material in the last 35 years. For much of that time I wrote time() to mean “the ...
October 26, 2018

Amazon Makes Me Sad

I have bought hundreds of books from Amazon in the past eighteen years, and while its recommendations were sometimes bizarre, I often enjoyed logging in and ...
October 25, 2018

Two Columns

I’m spending a few minutes every morning adding prose to the point-form notes in JavaScript versus Data Science. My goal is to have a single document that co...
October 24, 2018

Writing Fiction

My first two books were on parallel programming. A few hundred people bought each, but they were quickly out of date. More people read Beautiful Code and its...
October 19, 2018

Four Forms of Documentation

A colleague recently pointed me at this article by Daniele Procida that divides software documentation into four categories:
October 18, 2018