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

The 50 Most Important White People in IT

eWeek has posted a list of the most influential people in IT. Their top 50 are here and here — all are white, and all but two are male. Doesn’t look like t...
April 05, 2007

Titus Brown Teaching Software Carpentry

Titus Brown will be teaching “Intermediate and Advanced Software Carpentry with Python” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this spring, and is open to...
April 02, 2007

Measuring the Value of Modeling

Here’s a thought experiment (inspired in part by Michael Ernst’s groupthink exercise at MIT): Give half a dozen developers a two-page plain-language descri...
April 02, 2007

Top 10 Findings in Computer Games Research

In between feedings, burpings, and other miscellaneous tasks, I found this, which summarizes interesting recent findings in computer games research. See als...
April 02, 2007

Knowing Where You Are

End-of-the-month report time (while the baby is sleeping). Here’s what traffic has looked like on the Software Carpentry site since it opened:
April 01, 2007