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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

Configuration files and dynamic languages

A few months ago, Carlos Perez blogged about someone else's claim to have built a mildly complex web app using Ruby in just two months. Perez argued that on...
August 10, 2004

Real-time Scheduling

In this blog posting from May 2004, Johanna Rothman talks about how easy it is to build a schedule for a small project using just yellow sticky notes. Back ...
August 06, 2004

Poor Cousins

Four weeks left until the summer's work on Hippo (formerly Helium) winds down, and we're starting to run into the 10% of cases that make up 90% of the grief....
August 04, 2004

The right tool for the job

It is easier to bang in a nail with the back of a screwdriver than with a handleless hammer (believe me, I’ve tried and it wasn’t pretty). Even though a ham...
July 26, 2004

Preparing for the Next Round

The team that's going to be working on Helium this fall had its first meeting last night. If all goes well, eleven of the department's best undergraduate st...
July 23, 2004