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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Fall Courses

I am teaching two courses this fall, and would like you to help me decide what my students should work on. The first course, “CSC301: Introduction to Softwa...
July 24, 2008

Customer (Non)Support with Yahoo!

Logged into Flickr to upload some pictures. The site tells me my premium account is going to expire in 6 days, and asks me if I want to buy another year. ...
July 23, 2008

Badge of Reproducibility

Coming back to the badge meme from earlier this week, John Cook’s new Reproducible Research blog pointed me at this page on the EPFL site advertising a paper...
July 23, 2008

What My Students Have Learned This Summer

This post from John Cook, summarizing this post from Thomas Guest, is a pretty good description of what our students have spent the summer finding out…
July 23, 2008

"The Computer Was Threatening to Explode"

But the result was worthwhile: you can now view a super-tree showing the evolution of the dinosaurs, or read about its creation. I think it’s beautiful:
July 23, 2008