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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First Jeff Healy, now Gary Gygax — this week is turning into a real downer :-(.
March 04, 2008

Writing Is a Drug

I’m pleased to announce that Jennifer Campbell, Paul Gries, Jason Montojo, and I have signed a contract with the Pragmatic Programmers to do a textbook for C...
March 04, 2008

Beautiful Code Panel at SD West

DDJ’s Jon Erickson blogs about last night’s Beautiful Code panel session at SD West. I wish I could have been there — I’ve gotten to know several of the aut...
March 04, 2008

SciBarCamp is Coming Up

SciBarCamp is just a couple of weeks away — they have a spiffy new logo and some cool sponsors — all they need now is you.
March 01, 2008

DemoCamp News

I had to cut out of DemoCamp 17 early on Monday night to catch a train, but: My students said it went well. So did the National Post. There's going to be...
February 27, 2008