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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

Cameron Neylon on the Three Opens

Cameron Neylon has another good post up, this one on open data, open source, and open process. Like many advocates of open science, he feels he has to choose...
April 03, 2009

Software Carpentry: July 13-31 in Toronto

Thanks to a grant from MITACS, the University of Toronto will offer the Software Carpentry course as a condensed three-week boot camp this summer from July 1...
April 01, 2009

Reassurance Cuddles for CEOs

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired and author of The Long Tail, gave a talk at the MaRS Centre this morning to promote his new book about the economics...
March 31, 2009

User Stories

One of the tricks I teach my undergraduates is to create fictional personas to describe the intended users of a system—or in this case, a course. Here...
March 30, 2009