What’s here is mostly stuff that doesn’t count as blogroll, but that I wanted to put online just the same.
How do we tell truths that might hurt?: Edsger W.Dijkstra’s classic article on the rotting evils in computer science. Are you a programmer or computer scientist and you have not read it? Shame on you.
Hindsight for a PhD: an informal analysis of the quircks and bumps that lie in the path to doctoral graduation.
Thesis Writing: might help to exorcise the proverbial devil out of the details of your document
Tips for a good talk: for those of you who have to endure (giving) talks
3 sins of article writing: to know: no grandmothering, no table of contents disguised as a paragraph, and no conclusions that just restate the introduction!
How to read mathematics: math is, after all, another language, albeit a very special one.
Illegal Combatant: an accurate parody of yet another example of American self-righteousness. Ridendo castigat mores.
BOFH aka Bastard Operator From Hell
BOFH excuses: solar flares, EMPs, you name it, it’s there.
The art of insulting: every computer scientist should know this!
If you happen to spot one, feel free to drop me a line, and I’ll try to fix it.