Author: Mike Garrity

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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,...

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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...

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Fettling

One of the fun things about joining a new community is learning the lingo. The world of 7 aficionados has quite a bit of interesting vocabulary. One of current favorites is the verb “to...

Cleve on Titan 0

Cleve on Titan

I work at the MathWorks. When most people think of the MathWorks, they think of Cleve Moler. Cleve wrote MATLAB originally, and is in many ways still the heart of the company even though...

Penrose Paving 0

Penrose Paving

I love this time lapse video of installing the pavement at the new Andrew Wiles building at Oxford. I bet the construction crew thought it was an interesting project. If you’re not familiar with...

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Turkey

Our neighborhood turkeys are making themselves a bit scarce today. Probably because they know about this: As you may remember, we have quite a few wild turkeys in our neighborhood. Some years more than...

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Stripping

Most of my car time is still being spent stripping parts off of the old Miata. Last weekend I finally got the wiring harness out. It was a total of 30 pounds of wiring!...

Wayne Shorter’s Birthday 0

Wayne Shorter’s Birthday

Last night we were lucky enough to be in the audience for the big ‘do at Symphony Hall in honor of Wayne Shorter’s 80th birthday. It was quite the lineup. First up, was ACS,...

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Dash

One of the more complicated bits that gets transferred from the Miata to the Westfield is the wiring harness. It doesn’t seem like it should be that bad, but the wiring harness in a...