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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On My Way to Texas

I’m flying down to Austin this afternoon (I know, I know, bad carbon karma), where I’ll be talking to the Austin Python Users’ Group about Beautiful Code, an...
May 14, 2008

What I’m Reading These Days

A couple of students have asked, so here’s my reading list: "ACM Queue", "Communications of the ACM", "IEEE Software", "IEEE Computer": all are magazines, ...
May 14, 2008

David Ascher Has Nice Things To Say…

…about the work that Mike Wu and Ronald Fung did for Thunderbird last term. Feedback from other clients was equally positive; I’m hoping/looking forward to ...
May 14, 2008

A Different Perspective

Interesting post from Jorge Aranda, reporting a talk from 1969 that still resonates.
May 14, 2008

Aaaand They’re Off!

Our summer interns started this morning—we got Summer of Code, we got NSERC USRA, we got ITCDF, we got you name it, a lab and a half’s worth. I gave the lea...
May 12, 2008