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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

Disappearing Data

I woke up this morning to a really depressing thread on Twitter from the Pacific Institute’s Peter Gleick. He went looking for the data on climate change tha...
September 18, 2017

Long Thoughts

When’s the last time you had a long thought? I remember having thoughts that stretched on for hours as I worked through basic physics problems or wrote my fi...
September 13, 2017

Bridge and Evolution

I hate the phrase “thought leader”. It’s the epitome of self-congratulatory business-speak, meant to sound vaguely inspirational without providing any afford...
September 08, 2017

MSR Books

Back in 2010, Andy Oram and I edited a book called Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It. In it, some of the leading lights of empirical ...
August 01, 2017