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Recent posts

It Seems That Everyone Cares

Ars Technica isn't primarily a science site, but even they are now worried about reproducibility in computational science. I think it no longer matters how ...
January 24, 2010


My talk at CUSEC starts in 15 minutes; to calm my nerves, I’m catching up on my blog :-). Here are where students are from: Carleton 30 Concordia 66 &...
January 22, 2010

More on Mining

Several people have recently linked to Diederik van Liere’s talk “Learning from 10 yrs of Bugzilla data”. If you’re interested in that kind of thing, there’s...
January 21, 2010

Two More Thumbs Up

I blogged last week about Sahoo et al’s paper on automated bug diagnosis and Gutiart et al’s survey of performance management techniques for web apps. This w...
January 20, 2010

We Can Only Interview the Survivors

Harvard Business Review reports work done by Prof. Rebecca Henderson at MIT showing that most successful companies are actually just lucky. Keep it in mind t...
January 20, 2010