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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You Are What You’re Infected With

This article from Carl Zimmer summarizes an interesting piece of research that seems to show a correlation between Toxoplasma infection rates and national cu...
August 01, 2006

What Is a Consultant?

This piece, from DevelopingProgrammers.com, is a pretty good introduction.
August 01, 2006

Whacking Your Computer

The third-bit.com server has gone down overnight Saturday for the last three weeks. It’s a rogue cron job of some kind, left over from our meddlings with mo...
August 01, 2006

Building Expert Systems

Ever wanted to watch someone build an expert system? Now you can, thanks to Jon Udell’s Screening Room. Other entries in this screencast-cross-interview si...
July 31, 2006

Is It Right vs. Does It Work?

I was catching up on my journal reading over the weekend, and it struck me that one of the differences between academia and industry is the difference betwee...
July 31, 2006