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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Teaching Tech Together Is Out

I am pleased to announce that Teaching Tech Together has now been published by Taylor & Francis. You can buy it from them directly or get it through your...
October 25, 2019

In Bloom

My father kept these four plants on the window sill for years. One day he went downstairs and they were all in bloom. It only happened once, but he always ho...
October 25, 2019

So You’ve Been Fired

Insist on a record of all conversations. The biggest mistake you can make is to assume good faith on the part of those who fired you.
October 17, 2019


Edwin Thoen recently tweeted a short video showing how to use multiple cursors in the RStudio IDE. It’s a powerful little feature that most users don’t know ...
October 11, 2019