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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A Strange Obsession

I just spent a few minutes browsing these slides from a talk given in Karlsruhe in September by Microsoft's Fabrizio Gagliardi. The talk's title was "Cloud ...
September 29, 2009

Reversible Debugging in GDB 7

GDB 7 will have “reverse step”, “reverse continue”, and several other commands to step backward through a program’s execution. This is seriously cool—I wonde...
September 26, 2009

How Far Can You Be From Timmies?

You're never more than 107 miles from McDonald's in the lower 48 states. The Canadian Climate Change Scenarios Network gives you some raw material for exp...
September 26, 2009

Counting Down to a New Thunderbird

As Blake posted recently, a new beta of Thunderbird 3 is available, and the full release is coming up fast — congratulations!
September 26, 2009

Why Don’t Students Like School?

Why don’t students like school? It isn’t a rhetorical question—at least, not to cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham, who writes a column for American E...
September 26, 2009