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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How Scientists Manage Code

The latest issue of Computing in Science & Engineering has a paper by David Matthews, Steve Easterbrook, and myself titled “Configuration Management for ...
December 07, 2008

Sold Another Story

On Spec magazine has bought my short story “Still”—it should appear some time in 2009.
December 07, 2008

Next Term’s Technical Reading

I’m no longer DDJ’s tame book reviewer, but reading is an addiction that’s very hard to break. Here’s my queue for January and February: Glut: Mastering I...
December 05, 2008

I Had To Figure It Out Anyway

I currently have 276,155 email messages archived in 2082 folders, which are divided among 97 directories. The oldest dates from July 2004 (when I last switc...
December 03, 2008