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

Brian Hayes Thinks Aloud

Brian Hayes writes a very engaging column for American Scientist on matters mathematical and computational. In a recent length blog post, he revisits the que...
February 12, 2009

Jason Cohen Thinks Aloud

Jason Cohen’s company Smart Bear makes a very nice code review tool; more importantly (to me, anyway), he’s the author of a very nice (and free) book about c...
February 12, 2009

History Is Written By The Victors

Via the Great Beyond: “Marie Mason was sentenced last week to nearly 22 years in prison for a 1999 arson…for conspiring to set fire to the Michigan State Uni...
February 11, 2009

CodeCon 2009

When I became a professor two and a bit years ago, I assumed that by now I’d have something to show off at conferences like CodeCon 2009: CodeCon is the prem...
February 11, 2009

Science in the Open

Otto von Bismarck might never actually have said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made,” but either way, the same is definitely n...
February 11, 2009