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

Maps Redux

The third-bit.com home page now displays an up-to-date map showing where everyone who’s ever taken part in one our projects was born. I’m a little unsure ab...
August 30, 2006


A screencast for the online marking tool (built using TurboGears and AJAX) is now up. It’s a very cool tool — I’m really looking forward to seeing how stude...
August 30, 2006

Visualization Once Again

This tag cloud view of a database, and these pictures of various aspects of .Net, are cool, but remind me yet again how frustrating it is that programmers wi...
August 29, 2006

Cavemen Post-Mortem

We did post-mortems for the summer projects last week and the week before, and I’m reading Derby and Larsen’s Agile Retrospectives, so this piece was quite t...
August 28, 2006

No Fluff, Just Stuff Coming to Toronto

The No Fluff, Just Stuff symposium is coming to Toronto. For US$775, you can go and hear bright people preach the agile Java gospel (and more). Lots of goo...
August 28, 2006