Author: Mike Garrity

Trials 0


XCAR recently posted this video about the history of the Lotus 7. It’s pretty interesting because it has a lot about Sporting Trials, which is a fascinating sport which we don’t hear much about on this...


Back Home

We just got back from a week visiting my parents in Florida. The weather was absolutely perfect. The only clouds we saw all week were from the top.


Plenty of Potatoes for Boston Area

When I was getting the garage ready for the new project, I wanted to improve the insulation so that it’d be a little warmer this winter. As part of that, I took the window...



We’ve recently been playing with an interesting program called WebIDE by Tyler Cooper. You install it on a Raspberry Pi and it starts a little web server. You connect to this with a browser...


Point Loma

Last week my company had a big meeting in San Diego. It was a nice break from the cold weather we’ve been having here. So on Saturday a group of us decided to play...



I’ve finished installing panels for a while. I have all of the major panels on except for one side of the tunnel, which I left off to make it easier to install the differential...



My mother got a scanner for Christmas and has been scanning lots of old photos. Look what she just sent me: That’s the old MG I’ve still got out back. I think that this...


The Wrong Way

I’ve still got a few bits to pull off of the old Miata. The one I’ve really wanted to get to is the differential. The new chassis will be ready for it pretty soon,...


2013: Year in Review

Every year seems to be busy at our house, and 2013 was no exception. Last winter, after the holidays, we had a pretty snowy stretch, so we couldn’t wait to escape to Florida in...

Containers of T-Shirts 0

Containers of T-Shirts

Planet Money has been doing a series recently where they trace through all the steps of manufacturing a t-shirt. They follow it from Mississippi to Indonesia to Bangladesh and back to the US. All...