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 Literature Problems

Problem #1 A couple of years ago, I put together a bibliography of research into the software engineering aspects of scientific computing. I'd n...
December 06, 2015

Just Keep Swimming

I had a conversation a few days ago with a young colleague who said (basically), "Nothing I do ever seems to take off the way your projects do." Coinc...
December 06, 2015

How the Year Went

I wrote a post on New Year's Day about things I probably wouldn't do this year. Here's my score card: Turn Software Carpentry into a book: no...
December 06, 2015

Does the Stage Create the Actor?

A lot of coding workshops have sprung up in the last ten years, ranging from one-day events to teach people the basics of HTML to months-long internsh...
November 30, 2015