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Looking for a job

My time at the University of Victoria will be over in a few months, so I’m beginning to look for a job. More details here.

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Mini-update: All is well

I’ve been away from my blog for a long time so I thought an update was in order. In the last few days I presented a poster at the Consortium of Software Engineering Researchers, in Montreal, which I think was … Continue reading

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Library Thing

I’ve been playing with Library Thing lately, and I’m loving it. It’s a flexible, non-intrusive, well done book cataloging and reviewing website. The service is both free (up to 200 books) and ad-free. One of my favourite features is exploring … Continue reading


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10 years ago today my mother died unexpectedly and prematurely. She was wise, happy, and selfless. I still miss her deeply.

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Masterpiece Engineering

At the first keynote of the International Conference on Software Engineering today, Brian Randell reminisced about the 1968 and 1969 NATO conferences that complained about a software crisis and launched the “Software Engineering” term that we have been suffering since. … Continue reading

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The Junior-Senior Suck Up

Yesterday, at a reception of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) conference in Banff, Alberta, a senior researcher (that I’m not sure wants to be named) told me about how he has so much fun at these conferences watching what … Continue reading

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