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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My File System

Here’s a tree view of my computer’s file system, courtesy of SequoiaView. The big yellow block is M4A music files; the big green one is MP3’s, the gray rect...
December 30, 2005

External Programming Interfaces

This article, by Eamonn McManus, is a nice little summary of API design principles. It contains a bit of motherhood and apple pie—nobody would ever set out ...
December 29, 2005

$67 million a year

The US Dept. of Energy has just announced the next round of funding for SciDAC, its flagship supercomputing program. US$67 million per year for three to fiv...
December 28, 2005

New Year’s Schedule for Software Carpentry

I’m teaching a cut-down version of Software Carpentry at the IASSE in two and a half weeks. I’ll have students half days for the weeks of January 16 and 23, ...
December 27, 2005

Visual Studio vs. Eclipse

A nice list of some things that Eclipse does better than Visual Studio (which is still my favorite IDE). I got it from Mike Gunderloy's always-excellent Lar...
December 26, 2005