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

"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

Quick Quiz to Measure What Scientists Know

Suppose you have a room full of scientists—hundreds of ‘em—and want to find out how they actually use computers in their work. There isn’t time to interview...
July 23, 2008

Belated Barbecue Photos

We had our mid-summer student barbecue a couple of Fridays ago, and a good time was had by all. The photos are courtesy of Qiyu Zhu:
July 22, 2008

Summer 2008 Logo

Our summer students have chosen a logo for their t-shirts. Yes, that is a hippo wearing a toque (knit cap, if you’re American), a scarf, and an inflatable s...
July 22, 2008