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

More Books in the Review Queue

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve put the review queue online. The latest additions are: Brian: Berkeley DB XML (Apress) Cockburn: Agile Software Development ...
December 11, 2006


We held a post mortem on this term’s projects Friday before going out to dinner. I took away three major points: We have to simplify the ticketing interfac...
December 10, 2006

Jon Udell and Microsoft

It’s official: Jon Udell (the John McPhee of the Internet) is joining Microsoft. Why? Because, “This isn’t your father’s—or maybe your older brother’s or si...
December 08, 2006

The Pending Queue

Following up on the previous post’s remark about the importance of reading to writing, I’ve put my review queue online. If you’d like to read one of these a...
December 08, 2006

Writing a Book

I have written three books (two on programming, one for children), and edited two others, with a third under way. I clearly need professional help must enjo...
December 07, 2006