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.

Humour Links

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!

Link rot

If you happen to spot one, feel free to drop me a line, and I’ll try to fix it.