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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Business Idea

Am I a bad person for thinking that there would be a market for infant clothing made out of Swiffer cloth?
October 31, 2007

Late to the Party

I’ve come late to the social networking party — I mean, I have a social network, I just hadn’t webified it until recently. But the more I think about future...
October 31, 2007

Encouraging Collaboration

I’ve been meeting four new grad students (Samira, Jeremy, Carolyn, and Jon) on Monday mornings this term. Initially, the point was to pick apart some resear...
October 30, 2007

The Burning Man of HPC

It’s a small world: Andy Oram, my co-editor on Beautiful Code, just interviewed Brent Gorda, co-author of the first version of the Software Carpentry course,...
October 26, 2007