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

The Courage to Be Reasonable

Yay. I don’t believe for a second it will actually change the mind of the parent who made the complaint, but yay and double yay.
October 07, 2009

Pie Charts!

Basie (our Django-based rewrite of DrProject) is making progress: we now have pie charts!
October 06, 2009

Comments on Course Reorganization

I'm grateful to Lorin Hochstein for sending detailed feedback on my proposal to reorganize the course. His comments are below, with my replies and his count...
October 06, 2009

Asking Yourself Hard Questions

Another great post from OkCupid analyzing the effect of race on response rates at their online dating site. The most impressive thing (to me) is that they’re...
October 06, 2009

A Solution to My Diagrammaphobia?

I hate drawing diagrams. The worst part of the two and a half years I spent working on my first book were the eight days I spent drawing the diagrams with p...
October 06, 2009