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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Different Weights, Different Answers

In my experience, people often come to different conclusions not because they disagree on fundamentals, but because they weight the factors in play different...
August 31, 2009

Thinking About Grad School?

Andrew Petersen (a lecturer in computer science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga) has written a very good post about deciding whether or not to at...
August 31, 2009

Congratulations to the MarkUs Team

MarkUs, a Rails-based tool for marking student programming assignments, just released Version 0.5. MarkUs aims to provide the convenience and flexibility of ...
August 30, 2009

Discussing the Balance

I accumulated a few links this summer about gender equity in computing, particularly in open source. The two that bear re-reading are: Robert Kaye reports ...
August 30, 2009

Win! Win! Er… Fail

I’m planning to give my aging MacBook to my mother-in-law as a couch-top email machine, and am looking for a replacement. I don’t do much programming any mor...
August 30, 2009