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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Discovery: Three and Out

We were really looking forward to Star Trek: Discovery. Finally: a Star Trek series we could watch together for the first time as a family. But that dream di...
October 08, 2017

The Big Picture Revisited

It’s been seven years since I first tried to draw this diagram; I’m not sure I’ve made much progress, but the act is its own reward. Please click on the imag...
September 30, 2017

Git, Graphs, and Software Engineering

A couple of years ago, I complained that distributed version control still hadn’t had its structured revolution. After yet another discussion about how usefu...
September 30, 2017

I’m Tired of Killing Aliens

I’ve been waiting over a year for Iron Marines to come out. My whole family loved Ironhide Games’ Kingom Rush trilogy, and I hoped that a cartoon RTS would c...
September 24, 2017

Dad With His Birdhouses

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of my father’s death. I cannot know what he would say about the state of the world today, but I rather suspect he would qu...
September 21, 2017