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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This Term’s Projects

We ran 21 projects in last winter’s consulting course. This term, the 25 listed below are being done by 20 grad students and 19 undergrads. I’ll post statu...
January 02, 2009

Mocked by a Bar Chart

Jon Pipitone sent the following in response to this morning’s post customer disservice post:
December 31, 2008

Ontario Energy Savings: Fail

We’ve been getting automated calls that start, “This is not a telemarketing call: please call [phone number] and quote [reference number] immediately regardi...
December 31, 2008

Time to Freshen It Up

I tell the students in my software engineering classes that the absolute value of code coverage in testing isn’t as important as the trend: if you’re testing...
December 31, 2008

jsMath: Yay!

Via Brian Hayes: jsMath “…provides a method of including mathematics in HTML pages that works across multiple browsers under Windows, Macintosh OS X, Linux a...
December 29, 2008