Zed Shaw is my new hero

Warning, the man curses about as much as I do, but he’s damn straight right about programmers needing to get statistics

I’d just be glad if they actually understood the scientific method.

best line of the whole article:

If you want to measure something, then don’t measure other shit.

I think I’m even more impressed with mongrel now. What can I say, I appreciate a well written rant.

I’m not quite into reading R programming books for fun (sorry Kevin) — but I might spend some time with it to start getting some performance and interesting stats out of our logs.