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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Riding at Night

There is something magical about riding a bicycle down an empty street on a warm summer evening. Porch lights are on, and you can hear TVs and people talking...
August 20, 2019

It Feels Good to be Useful

A notification landed in my email earlier today because my GitHub ID had been mentioned in an issue, and I couldn’t be happier about its content. @njsmith w...
August 14, 2019

Research This!

I presented “Research This! Questions that Computing Educators Most Want Computing Education Researchers to Answer” at ICER 2019 this morning, and the full p...
August 14, 2019


I think a lot about Scott Hanselman’s phrase “dark matter developers“—about the possibility that the 1% or 5% of developers who blog, tweet, post on Stack Ov...
August 10, 2019

Documentation Types

This post is an update on an earlier one that slims down the set of documentation types. Feedback is very welcome.
August 08, 2019