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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Browser-Based IDE

CodeRun Studio is a browser-based IDE that currently handles PHP and ASP.NET. Frankly, I don’t get it: the only advantage I can see to doing development on a...
December 24, 2009

H-FOSS Symposium March 10

The Humanitarian Free Open Source Software initiative is holding its next symposium on March 10 in Milwaukee to coincide with SIGCSE 2010. If I can find a wa...
December 24, 2009


Yesterday, I asked if anyone was building something like Fossil using a NoSQL database. In response, someone named Pete (who didn’t leave a real email addre...
December 23, 2009

Ottawa Is Only #3

Third-coldest national capital, that is. I’ve been telling people for years that it holds the #2 spot after Ulaanbaatar, but apparently that honor should go...
December 23, 2009

Copenhagen Coverage

A rare upbeat analysis of what happened in Copenhagen. Take it with a large grain of salt, but I agree with the author’s point that the US Senate (not the W...
December 22, 2009