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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Up and to the Right

I spent a twenty minutes this morning throwing together a couple of Python scripts to measure Helium's progress over time. The first script checks Helium ou...
July 21, 2004

A Sense of Adventure

According to Larry Wall, the inventor of Perl, three characteristics distinguish good programmers: laziness, impatience, and hubris. Of these, I think hubri...
July 16, 2004

Microsoft Wins Because They Deserve To

Now that I have your attention (as I'm sure I do with a title like that ;-) ... Five items came across my screen this morning that made me think, yet again, ...
July 10, 2004

Smart Views vs Model Facades

The Helium team hit a milestone last week: they demoed working pages, backed by a persistent store. It may sound pretty tame, but when you consider that none...
July 04, 2004

Command-Line Power Tools

Harald Koch just pointed me at XMLStarlet, a command-line toolset for manipulating XML. This isn't the first beast of its ilk --- Sean McGrath built similar...
July 01, 2004