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

Scott Leslie on "Just Share Already"

Good expression of the frustration someone who wants to “just do it” feels when dealing with people who want to plan/organize/discuss it.
December 18, 2008

Segaran on the Excluded Middle

Nice post from Toby Segaran (author of a very good book called Programming Collective Intelligence) that discusses the “excluded middle” of technical books—w...
December 18, 2008

How Far We Got

There’s a quote (attributed to various people—I’d welcome a pointer to the original) to the effect that if you show me your code, I don’t know what you’re do...
December 18, 2008

Entry-Level Code Review Procedures?

Since September, half a dozen students at four universities have been rebuilding DrProject (our lightweight classroom-friendly replacement for Trac) on top o...
December 18, 2008