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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Fran Allen Wins Turing Award

I should have posted this weeks ago: IBM’s Fran Allen won this year’s Turing Award for her work on optimizing compilers. Here are all the winners to date—I’...
March 04, 2007

Two Signs o’ the Times

Jeffrey Palermo describes a change that affected 200 files, but took only 7+N keystrokes (where N is the length of a namespace, typed in once). Piaw Na anno...
March 02, 2007

Mac/Thunderbird Puzzlement

I spent some time this morning cleaning up and reorganizing my mail folders, which are stored on the Computer Science department’s server. I use Thunderbird...
March 02, 2007

SIGGRAPH Volunteers and Passport Numbers

One of my students asked me to be a reference for his application to be a student volunteer at this summer’s SIGGRAPH (the big annual computer graphics confe...
March 02, 2007