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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

Jumping Genes

Several people have created family trees to trace the evolution of programming languages (see, for example, the Mother Tongues chart). Given the news that cl...
December 29, 2008

Profs on Facebook

Had an interesting discussion today about the pros and cons of profs becoming Facebook friends with their students. On the one hand, profs want to connect wi...
December 29, 2008