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

You’re In Charge — Now Do It My Way

The project course I’m teaching this term has forty-six students in it, who are working on twenty-five projects. Some are going very well, but some teams are...
February 17, 2008

Graduate Directions

I realized this morning that I hadn’t told the blogosphere what my graduate students have decided to work on. (I hope the fact that I realized this while cl...
February 17, 2008

Building Filters

I decided earlier this week that the time had come to convert the Software Carpentry notes to a wiki to make it easier for other people to contribute. My de...
February 15, 2008

Rationalizing the Admin Interface

Anyone who has ever worked with me knows that I should not be allowed to design user interfaces. Nature, nurture—dunno why, but anything that I find intuitiv...
February 15, 2008

Grumpy Minds Think Alike

Ned Gulley pointed me at this talk by fellow-Mathworkser Steve Eddins that hits a lot of the same core ideas as Software Carpentry. Time to convert SC to a ...
February 14, 2008