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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So You Want to be a Consultant?

I don't do, or agree with, everything in this post about what it's like to be a consultant in the software industry, but I think it hits a lot of nails on th...
February 02, 2005

Computer Security

I walked past a desk today, and saw that its occupant had written half a dozen passwords on the whiteboard beside him. That, and the break-in over the weeke...
February 01, 2005

Toffler’s Law

Toffler's Law says, "The future always arrives too soon, and in the wrong order. " For example, take a look at this movie, and then ask yourself: how close a...
February 01, 2005

Puppy-Driven Computing

From Todd Veldhuizen: Babbage never succeeded in having his analytical engine finished. However, a father-and-son pair of Swedes, Georg and Edvard Scheutz, s...
January 31, 2005

How to Win a Technical Argument

I laughed when I read this, especially when I realized that I used #11, #22, #33, #34, #48, #55, and #70 in a single email message to my students...
January 29, 2005